2020 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference
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Now in its 13th year, the Rice Oil and Gas High Performance Computing Conference at Rice University (OG-HPC) is the annual premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges and needs in the oil and gas industry. Attended by 450-500 leaders and experts from the oil and gas industry, academia, national labs, and IT industry, this is a unique opportunity to engage and network with key stakeholders. High-end computing and information technology continues to stand out across the industry as a critical business enabler and differentiator with a relatively well understood return on investment. However, challenges such as constantly changing technology landscape, increasing focus on software and software innovation, and escalating concerns around workforce development still remain.
1) Where will the conference be located?
The conference will be held at the Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative Building (BRC).
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030-1402
2) Where can I park?
The BRC parking facilities are comprised of a three-level underground garage with approximately 325,000 square feet of space and can hold up to 762 parked vehicles. The rate for the BRC Garage is $1 per 12 minutes, $11 daily maximum.
Parking is not included in the price of registration. The Payment method is by CASH or CREDIT CARD at the garage entrance.
3) Will food and drinks be provided during the Conference?
Day 1 – Included in your OG-HPC ticket is afternoon refreshments and all-access to the the evening reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine, and non-alcoholic beverages included.
Workshop: If you register to attend any of the Monday Workshops, your workshop add-on ticket includes breakfast and lunch.
Day 2 – Included in your OG-HPC ticket is breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments. Your ticket also includes access to the poster session with beer/wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and hors d’oeuvres included.
Day 3 (Wednesday Workshops) – If you register to attend either of the Wednesday Workshops, your workshop add-on ticket includes breakfast and lunch.
4) Will WiFi be available at the BRC?
5) Is there hotel lodging nearby?
Yes. For more information on hotels near the OG-HPC Conference, please visit http://rice2020oghpc.rice.edu/logistics/.