1) Where will the 2017 OG HPC Conference be held?

The conference will be held in the same location as 2014, 2015 and 2016:  Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative Building (BRC).

Rice University
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, the driver uses his credit card or pulls an entry ticket from the machine to open the gate. The visitor is instructed to park on the first floor (B1). If the visitor pulled a ticket, he or she will carry the entry ticket with them when they exit the car. When ready to leave, the visitor stops at the “pay-on-foot” machine near the elevators. As instructed by the machine, the visitor inserts the ticket into the machine and is shown the amount owed. The visitor may then pay with cash (coins or paper currency) or credit card. The machine issues an exit ticket. The visitor then drives to the exit gate, inserts the exit ticket, and the gate opens. To print a receipt, the visitor can push the button next to the word “Receipt” on the pay-on-foot machines. IMPORTANT – if you are issued a validation, please insert it FIRST into the machine, it will keep the validation. Then, insert the credit card used or ticket pulled at the entry and the gate will open.

 3) What food will be provided during the Conference?

Day 1 – We will provide afternoon refreshments and during the evening reception we will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres , beer/wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Day 2 – We will provide continental breakfast, box lunch and afternoon refreshments.  We will close the day with a poster session with beer/wine, non-alcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

4) Is WiFi available at the BRC?

Yes, guests can access the Rice Visitors network by agreeing to the Terms & Conditions when they open their web browser.

BRC Main Photo

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