Although it had considered rescheduling OTC in late Summer or early Fall, organizers of the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference have decided to cancel the event. Amid continued health and travel concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic 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.
“As we navigate these difficult and uncertain times, it is with a heavy heart that the OTC Board of Directors has determined that it is in our best interest to cancel OTC 2020. Our priority is the health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors, and we have taken federal, state, and local guidelines into account in making our decision,” said Cindy Yeilding, OTC Chairperson.
Yeilding continued, “On behalf of the OTC Board of Directors, we would like to thank the staff, authors, partners, volunteers, students, teachers, and all involved with OTC for the dedication and hard work they have contributed to the 2020 event. As we face this uncharted territory, we remain confident of OTC’s critical role in the offshore industry’s future and eagerly anticipate a robust OTC 2021.”
To preserve the significant work of the program committee and authors, the technical papers and presentations will be made available at a later date on OnePetro.org.
Plans will commence for OTC 2021, bringing leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable professional contacts from around the world to Houston. The Call for Papers will open on May 28. OTC 2021 will be held May 3–6, 2021 as OTC will continue to drive the offshore energy sector forward into the next decade.
Since 1969, OTC has played a major role in connecting people from more than 100 countries to encourage collaboration and discussions on the challenges and successes encountered in the offshore sector. Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships.
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