IADC Contracts & Risk Management Conference


The biennial IADC Contracts & Risk Management Conference explores pertinent issues affecting contracts and risk management within the drilling industry. Speakers report on market issues, contract provisions, new contract requirements and indemnification issues, to name a few.

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StartOctober 6, 2020EndOctober 7, 2020
CountryUnited States
Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
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Venue & Hotel

Norris Conference Center – CityCentre

Address 816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210, Houston, Texas 77024
Phone +1.713.590.0950

The venue is located between Hotel Sorella and Four Points Sheraton in CityCentre.

Negotiated Room Rate
There is no negotiated room block associated with this meeting.

Please note that there are several 3rd party companies actively approaching conference delegates and exhibitors by phone and email trying to sell hotel rooms at the contracted hotel for a cheaper rate than the published rate on this conference website. Please note that these companies do not represent IADC or the hotel, nor has IADC or the hotel authorized them to use their names or trademarks on information they send out to exhibitors and delegates.

To avoid being a victim of fraud, please do not give out your credit card details to any other party and be sure to make your hotel reservations exclusively through the contracted hotel.

Venue Details


Registration Information

  • Registration fee: IADC Member: $500 Non-Member: $625
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
  • Speakers and sponsors are not eligible for online registration.
    (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF above)
  • In order to receive a letter of invitation, IADC requires payment via Wire Transfer. The wire transfer information is included on the registration form.
    (Complete the Conference Registration Form PDF above)

    Press Policy

    Complimentary press registration is limited to one (1) person per company. This individual must be a titled editor, writer, reporter or other bona fide editorial representative of a legitimate industry or consumer publication. Publishers and sales and marketing specialists are excluded from this complimentary registration practice and must pay the full conference registration fee to attend an event.

    Need Help? registration@iadc.org / +1 (713) 292-1945

    Call for Abstracts

    The Call for Abstracts has expired. Authors will be notified by 9 April.

    Conference Program Committee

    • Chris Menefee, Independence Contract Drilling
    • David Faure, Transocean
    • David Odom Harris, Patterson-UTI
    • Mark Rankin, Rankin Risk Analytics
    • Marvin Moos, Horne Rota Moos LLP
    • Mike McLeod, Noble
    • Ron Potter, Transocean
    • Scott Gordon, Helmerich & Payne
    • Tyler Smith, Nabors
    • Mike Dubose, IADC


    There are four levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Silver Sponsors. Event sponsorships are also available and will be categorized by monetary contribution with the appropriate level of sponsorship. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference. Note: no refunds for cancellations of sponsorships will be issued.

    *Comps refer to number of complimentary registration
    Interested? Contact lori.gagula@iadc.org / +1.713.292.1945


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