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On-site Resources

OTC Headquarters

Reliant Center, Level 1, Room 103

Exhibition

Visit the exhibition in Reliant Center, Reliant Arena, and newly expanded outdoor area, the OTC Parkway. Browse for exhibitors by name, products, or booth location. Use the new OTC Pre-Conference planner to build your own personal plan, or use our mobile version on your smart phone.

Reliant Arena Activities

  • Enjoy free coffee with the Arena exhibitors from 0900-1000 hours each morning.
  • A food court is available inside the Arena near Hall A.
  • Enjoy happy hour with the Arena exhibitors from 1500-1600 hours, Monday-Wednesday.
  • "The Nobels and Baku Oil" Display

    A display on 19th century oil production dedicated to the Nobel brothers' activity in Azerbaijan will be available in the Reliant Arena Pavilion area.

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New! OTC Parkway Activities

  • Enjoy three new food courts outside—near the Arena, in the middle of the Parkway, and near the Center.
  • Network with the exhibitors while listening to live entertainment.
  • Enjoy happy hour with the outdoor exhibitors from 1500-1600 hours, Monday-Wednesday.

Exhibit Locators

The Exhibitor Locator touch screens offer a hands-on, visual experience to navigate the exhibit floor plans. You can search for exhibitors by name, booth, or product category, and find technical session details and locations. Look for them near the Reliant Center and Reliant Arena exhibit entrances.

First Aid

First Aid is located in the Medical Center in Reliant Center Lobby C, level 1, and in Reliant Arena Hall B.

Internet Access

New! OTC is offering free wireless internet access in the lobbies of Reliant Center, levels 1 and 2, as well as the lobby of Reliant Arena. The SSID for the wireless access is OTC2011.

This free wireless access will not be available on the exhibit floors, because it will interfere with the higher band wireless services that are being offered to exhibitors for promoting their products and services.

Email Stations are located in Reliant Center, level 2, across from room 306.

International Lounge

Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 700. The OTC International Lounge offers international visitors a place to meet and relax during OTC.

Schedule

Monday, 2 May   

0800–1730

Tuesday, 3 May

0800–1730

Wednesday, 4 May

0800–1730

Thursday, 5 May

0800–1400

International Attendee Services

Multilingual members of the National Oil Equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) and the members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Section Auxiliary are available to provide assistance with information regarding Houston-area shopping, restaurants, museums, theatres, and emergency medical appointments.

US Commercial Service International Buyer Program

CS logoOTC 2011 is a participant of the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP). Through their network of offices in US Embassies and Consulates worldwide, the IBP has recruited nearly 30 foreign buyer delegations to connect with US companies at OTC.

International trade specialists will be in the International Lounge to provide services such as export counseling, matchmaking services, and market analysis. Stop by the International Lounge to pick up a copy of the Export Resource Guide, Trade Finance Guide, and more.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located in OTC Headquarters, Reliant Center, level 1, in room 103 and is open during conference hours.

Luggage Check

A complimentary luggage check is located outside Reliant Center Lobby D and outside Reliant Arena, front entrance.

Schedule

Monday, 2 May  

0800–1700

Tuesday, 3 May 

0830–1730

Wednesday, 4 May 

0830–1730

Thursday, 5 May

0830–1530

OTC Gift Shop

Visit the OTC Gift Shop in Reliant Center Lobby B, level 1, to browse and purchase a variety of apparel items, including denim shirts, golf shirts, caps, and T-shirts. Many sizes and colors are available. Stop by early to get the best selection. The OTC Gift Shop is open each day during registration hours.

Press Registration and Badge Pick-Up Room

Reliant Center, Level 1, Room 108D

Press Room

Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 403

New for OTC 2011, members of the working press will register or pick-up their badge in the press registration room on level 1. OTC is offering a new press room on level 2 to accommodate additional seating and a quieter work environment for the working press.

Schedule

Sunday, 1 May

1300–1500

Monday, 2 May

0700–1730

Tuesday, 3 May

0700–1730

Wednesday, 4 May

0700–1730

Thursday, 5 May

0700–1730

Printing and Office Supply Needs

A Fedex Office Print and Ship Center is located at 8330 S. Main, Ste. 200, Houston, TX 77025.  The driving directions are exit McNee Gate and go straight towards Main Street. Turn right on Main Street, and Fedex will be on your left (just past Target and located between a Chase Bank and Schlotzky’s).

An Office Depot is located across the street from Reliant Park off Kirby.  It is in the same shopping center as Fiesta Supermarket. The address is 8202 Kirby Dr # 1240, Houston, TX 77054.

Proceedings

You can have the OTC 2011 technical presentations on CD to use as a valuable reference tool after the conference. Proceedings are available for purchase in Reliant Center Lobby D on level 1. Cost is USD 110 for members and USD 175 for nonmembers.

To purchase Proceedings from previous OTCs, email us or call +1.972.952.9494.

Session Recordings

OTC On Demand is an online portal to education content from OTC events. The OTC 2011 presentations will be available for viewing online at www.otcondemand.org as digitally recorded audio synchronized to PowerPoint presentations. The audio can also be downloaded as MP3 files. On Demand is available to all paid, registered OTC 2011 attendees after the conference. Attendees will receive an email from OTC once available.

Speaker Check-In Room

Reliant Center, Level 2, Room 500

All presenting authors and session chairmen should report to the Speaker Check-In Room prior to their presentation. Audiovisual equipment is available for speakers to preview their presentations.

Publications

OTC publication cubicles are located in Reliant Center Lobby B on level 1. Attendees are encouraged to pick up complimentary issues of the participating publications.

Restaurants

Reliant Park offers many great meals, snack, and drink options in Reliant Center, the new OTC Parkway outdoor exhibits, and Reliant Arena. Once you arrive at OTC, look in the on-site program for more details on the types of food available in each area.

Food/Beverage Locations:

  • Reliant Center, Level 2, West End
  • Reliant Center Exhibit Hall A, B, C, D, and E
  • Outdoor Reliant Center Food Court
  • The Oasis Food Court
  • Outdoor Reliant Arena Food Court
  • Reliant Arena, Near Hall A