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Health and Safety Information

URTeC 2021 is coming back to Houston and this year it will once again be a face-to-face, in-person opportunity for meeting experts, making connections, and sharing the newest science, technology and business strategies.

The George R. Brown Convention Center, the URTeC team, and the entire city of Houston are ready to ensure a spectacular and safe meeting experience for you.

The Houston Clean initiative is a community-wide commitment to ensuring the highest health and safety standards to all visitors. Local airports have implemented new “fly safe” protocols. All rideshare providers operate in strict compliance of CDC guidelines. URTeC’s participating hotel now enforces additional safety protocols for their staff and guests – and are constantly updating those efforts.

Inside the George R. Brown Convention Center you’ll find:

  • facial mask requirements
  • fast, state-of-the-art check-in monitoring thermal scanning stations
  • social distancing between seats and tables
  • permanent and portable hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building
  • extra health and safety personnel
  • increased informational signage

All convention center staff and URTeC staff have completed mandatory training, compliant with the CDC, local health department and industry recommendations. Your health and safety is our top priority.

On-Site Registration

Registration will be located in the Exhibit Hall E Lobby. (Street Level)

Registration Hours

Saturday 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am–6:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am–5:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am–1:00 pm

Exhibition Hall Hours

Monday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–1:00 pm

FedEx Office

Mezzanine Level 2
8:00 am–5:00 pm


From packing and shipping to signage, copying and last-minute office supplies, the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center offers virtually everything you require to meet your needs. For further information, contact 713 658 1899 or

Lost and Found

Location: Registration – Exhibit Hall E Lobby

Items found during the conference should be turned into URTeC Show Management Personnel at Registration. If your lost item(s) have not been turned in, you can leave your contact information and we will contact you should it get turned in.

No-Electronic Capturing Policy

Capturing or photographing contents of Exhibit Displays, Technical Sessions, Core Exhibits or Exhibit Hall Technical Sessions is strictly prohibited.

No Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Social Media

Make sure to follow URTeC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn to stay connected and to get the latest updates on what’s happening before, during, and after the event. Use #URTeC2021 to join the discussion online.