Important Dates

Call for Proposals Deadline: July 10th, 2017
(The call for proposals has concluded. Thank you to all who submitted)

Returning the Gift Festival Date: October 8-11, 2017

Where is Returning the Gift?



The Returning the Gift Festival will take place at the Thurman J White Forum Building. The address is 1704 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73072. The building is located on the University of Oklahoma campus.


There is parking at the festival building, but it is limited. The closest free parking lot is located at the Lloyd Noble Center. The address for the center is 2900 S Jenkins Ave, Norman, OK 73019. The parking lot is quite large, so we recommend parking closer to the intersection of Imhoff Rd. and Asp Ave. to reduce walking time. Walking to the festival using Asp Ave. should take approximately 20 minutes.  

Is there a schedule of events?

Yes! You can access the Returning the Gift programming schedule by clicking on the following link.

Programming Schedule


Are there any activities to enjoy in Norman?

There are many sites and activities to enjoy within the Norman area! We suggest exploring the Visit Norman website for more information. We have provided the link below. 

Visit Norman Link


Will there be food? / Any good places to eat nearby?

RTG will provide breakfast, lunch, and a coffee break for those who register under the Regular Rate or the Daily Rate's Food Option. The Regular Rate also covers the NWCA Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Banquet tickets can also be purchased separately. More info. can be found at the Registration page