Young Professionals

Opportunities for Young Professionals at OTC

Set yourself up for success and explore opportunities to enhance your career at OTC 2020!

Attending OTC is an excellent opportunity for young professionals to broaden their professional network, gain exposure to new and diverse multidisciplinary knowledge, and connect with key decision-makers involved in the offshore energy sector. With more than 59,000 offshore E&P professionals in attendance, you will be at the forefront of the technical discussions leading offshore developments into the future. Explore all opportunities to enhance your career at OTC 2020. 


The inaugural OTC Emerging Leaders program will recognize one young professional from each of the Offshore Technology Conference’s (OTC) sponsoring, endorsing, and supporting organizations at OTC 2020. The OTC Emerging Leaders are individuals who are making key contributions to the offshore energy sector in their field of work, service to the industry, innovation, and focus on safety.

The 2020 OTC Emerging Leaders will be honored on Wednesday, 6 May at the Young Professionals Networking Event: Young Professionals Interactive Session: Building Your Brand, which will take place from 1600–1800 hours in NRG Center, Level 2, Room 202.



Young professional OTC committee members give their perspective on getting involved with OTC.

Explore the technical program to find the sessions you won't want to miss.

Featuring more than 350 technical paper presentations, 24 topical breakfast and luncheon presentations, and 10-panel sessions.

Events Tailored Specifically for Young Professionals at OTC

Young Professionals Interactive Session: Building Your Brand

Calling all Young Professionals! Don’t miss out on the chance to network with industry leaders and your peers in this two-hour session focused on building your brand.

Neil Mendes will open the session by giving tips for building your professional brand and then you will have a chance to put those skills into action during a series of roundtable conversations with invited table leaders. Small bites and drinks will be provided.

Digital Networking for Professionals: Tips for Building Connections and Careers

Should you create and maintain a LinkedIn profile if you are happy in your job? What are some of the benefits beyond job search? How can you use your profile to expand your network and build connections with others in your industry?

If you are searching for a job, are there tips and tricks that can help you use LinkedIn? Join us for a session for some behind the scenes information on making the most of your online presence.

NRG Center, Level 2

NRG Center, Level 2 Map

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Download the OTC Mobile App

Before you arrive on-site, download the OTC Mobile App to build your schedule and map out the exhibition floor.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in attending OTC but concerned about paying the registration fee? Join the OTC Volunteer Program!

Volunteer Benefits

  • Four-Day Complimentary Registration
  • Four-Day Complimentary Parking Pass
  • Access to more than 350 technical paper presentations and more than 2,300 exhibitors
  • Endless Networking Opportunities


Preparing for OTC

  • Complete your online registration
  • Secure housing
  • Review the technical program and select sessions to attend
  • Review the exhibitor list and map out your schedule

Attending OTC for the First Time?

Are the rumors about the number of exhibitors, exhibit halls, buildings, and technical presentations making you nervous about attending your first OTC? The rumors are true, but have no fear! OTC wants to make sure you have all the tools to make your first visit successful and make this the first of many more to come.

The First-Timers Lounge is made available just for you and is staffed by veteran OTC attendee volunteers ready to welcome you to OTC. They are fully equipped to give you tips for navigating the conference. They will help you:

  • Download and understand the OTC mobile app 
  • Assist you with mapping your route on the exhibit floor to meet and visit the companies that are important to your success 
  • Help you build a schedule to attend the technical sessions that are most important to your career development.

These OTC veteran volunteers in the lounge have attended at least five OTCs and can answer any question you might have or they will even take you on a tour to show you the way to get started. While you’re in the First Timers Lounge be sure to have a coffee with the volunteers.

Young Professionals at OTC 2020

Did You Know These OTC 2019 Young Professional Statistics?

770 PLUS Attendees College Students
21 Percent are YPs



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Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors

  • "For 50 years, OTC has encouraged scientists and engineers to develop innovative technologies that have unleashed the potential of offshore energy sources needed for global growth and progress."
    Patrick Pouyanné
  • "For 50 years, OTC has encouraged scientists and engineers to develop innovative technologies that have unleashed the potential of offshore energy sources..."
    Patrick Perry Pouyanné