After significant consideration and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision was made to cancel the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference. Amid continued health and travel concerns during this uncertain time, the OTC Board of Directors felt this decision was the most feasible and responsible for staff, exhibitors, partners, attendees, and the Houston community.
OTC 2020 Cancellation Information
Exhibiting companies are offered the following options for payments made to OTC 2020. We request that you take time to consider your selection and the merits of each option. Exhibitors are requested to confirm their selections electronically by 30 April 2020.
*Please note, the following options ONLY apply to companies that had not requested cancellation prior to the 13 January 2020 payment deadline.*
A) Companies may donate their payment to OTC:
Recognizing that OTC is owned by 13 not-for-profit organizations, your decision to donate your prior payments will enable these scientific and engineering societies to continue fulfilling their missions to share technical knowledge. Many of OTC’s organizations rely heavily on the proceeds they receive annually from OTC to sustain a majority of their ongoing operations. In recognition of your generosity, exhibitors that request to a) donate their payment to OTC will receive recognition of their contribution through the 2021 event and a personal letter from the OTC Board Chairman. These exhibitors will also be highlighted in 2021 OTC materials. Exhibitors that select this option are granted 30 priority points for 2020 that will be added to their current priority point total prior to space assignments for 2021 OTC.
B) Companies may defer their 2020 payments to the 2021 event:
Exhibitors that request b) to defer their OTC 2020 payment to the OTC 2021 event will have 100% of their OTC 2020 payments applied to their exhibit space request for the 2021 event. These exhibitors will not be subject to any exhibit space cost increase for 2021 (based on the location and amount of booth space of their original space assignment for OTC 2020). Exhibitors that defer their payments are granted 15 priority points for 2020 that will be added to their current priority point total prior to space assignments for OTC 2021.
C) Companies may request a refund:
Exhibitors that request c) to cancel and request a refund of the OTC 2020 payment will be refunded 90% of the amount paid to OTC 2020. To cover transaction, processing, and associated fees, OTC will be retaining 10% of the amount paid. Exhibitors that elect to cancel and request a refund are subject to 2021 exhibit rates when completing their OTC 2021 Exhibit Space Agreement and are granted 3 priority points for 2020. These will be added to their current priority point total prior to space assignments for OTC 2021.
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You have been contacted by the conference program lead regarding your session. Individuals that purchased a copy of the proceedings can request to receive their code via email with Experient.
TECHNICAL SESSION AUTHORS
Your paper will still be published on OnePetro in May. Presenting authors have received instructions for recording a digital presentation which must be uploaded by 30 April.
PANELISTS AND SPEAKERS
We hope that you will consider participating in the OTC 2021 technical program.
If you made a hotel reservation during registration with Experient, your reservation will be automatically canceled.
If you made a hotel reservation directly with a hotel on your own, you need to contact the hotel directly and cancel your reservation immediately. Your reservation will not be automatically canceled.
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