24-26 September 2018

Dallas, Texas, USA  

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center



Press Registration

Members of the working press, who meet SPE’s criteria, receive complimentary registration to the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Please carefully read the criteria before applying.

  • Complimentary media registration is available only to members of the working press who are writing articles or producing broadcast coverage about ATCE (examples include reporter, editor, publisher, photojournalist, freelance writer*).
  • Titles that will not be eligible include PR or marketing representative, account executive, corporate media relations staff, advertising sales, president, CEO, and other non-editorial roles.
  • Journalists must be employed by a news organization that covers the oil and gas industry.
  • To ensure a secure conference, government-issued photo identification is required.

* Freelance writers must have a documented assignment from a specific news organization to receive media registration. Freelancers are required to provide proof of at least two bylined articles written within the past year for an assigned news organization that covers the oil and gas industry. SPE will contact you for this documentation.

Press Registration

View the list of registered press members attending ATCE.

Press Room and Press Conference Room

Members of the working press are invited to use the amenities in Press Room in the convention center, Level 1, Room, D170. The Press Conference Room is located in Room D172.

View the press conference schedule.

Media Guidelines for Photography and Audio/Video Recording

No audio recording, video recording, or photography is allowed without SPE’s permission. All journalists seeking to do any of these things must register as press and check in at the ATCE press room.

Media Access to Ticketed Events

Media are allowed to cover ticketed ATCE events without a ticket but are not offered a meal. We attempt to provide chairs for the media, but some events may be sold out and offer standing room only on a first-come, first-served basis.

SPE will not provide media with complimentary tickets to any of the special events; however, you may purchase a ticket to an event.

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About the Conference

ATCE is SPE’s annual meeting of members and features groundbreaking papers and special technical events designed to accelerate the application of innovations in every technical discipline.


As an ATCE exhibitor, you can extend your brand and presence in the industry.

Registration Now Open

Register to attend ATCE 2018. Sign up by 20 August to save with early-bird rates!

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Conference Sessions

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