The Stokely Event Center was the setting for Real Fest/Real Fast in September 2009. Real/Fest/Real Fast was a new combined event hosted by the Tulsa IFMA and BOMA chapters.
Similar to the "speed dating" IFMA After Hours event that IFMA Tulsa put on at the Summit Club in 2007, this event featured IFMA and BOMA professional members sitting at tables while associate/allied members from each organization moved from table to table in six-minute intervals.
The speed dating atmosphere allowed members from both organizations to make new contacts and allowed the associate/allied members the opportunity to promote their products and services to a larger audience. Although some attendees belonged to both organizations, many IFMA and BOMA members were able to network with others that they might not have had the opportunity to meet with and network with in the past.
Many thanks to Trish Kerkstra, BOMA's chapter administrator and Bettie Roth who spearheaded the BOMA Real Fest committee for helping make this event a rousing success. Thanks also go out to the Stokely Event Center for providing a great venue for the event, Ludger's Catering and Blue Label Bartending. The food and drinks were great. Hopefully, we will try it again next year.