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Held under the patronage of HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)
21–23 September 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Hybrid FAQ

Hybrid FAQ

Due to the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19 and travel restrictions still in place for some countries,
ATCE 2021 is moving to a hybrid event. 

The hybrid format allows you to access the same high-quality content and benefit from an inclusive learning experience virtually as you would in-person. 

What does hybrid mean?

ATCE 2021 will be an in-person event with virtual components. All registered attendees will be able to access ATCE 2021 conference content in person and/or virtually, while the exhibition will only be accessible in-person.

Which virtual platform will be used and what will be live-streamed?

Swapcard will be used as the Virtual Platform and Mobile App for ATCE. The conference programme, i.e. Opening Ceremony, CEO Plenary Session, Panel, Regional, Special and Technical Sessions will be livestreamed through Swapcard.

Only virtual pre-recorded ePoster presentations will be available on Swapcard. In-person ePosters will not be livestreamed or available on-demand.

On-demand versions of live conference sessions including Awards Banquet and President’s Luncheon will be available to view 48 hours after each session ends. Content can be accessed within the same virtual platform through to 23 December 2021.

Is there a difference in price between in-person and virtual attendance?

Yes, there will be a difference in cost between in-person and virtual. Please visit the registration page to view fees and inclusions.

Do I have to decide when I register if I am going to attend in-person or virtually only?

Yes, you do need to choose during the registration process as the in-person and virtual registration fees are not the same.
Should authors and speakers choose the option to present virtually, they will need to register latest by 7 September. Please note after 7 September the virtual option to present will not be available.

What if I am from another country and cannot travel to the United Arab Emirates?

You have the option of attending ATCE virtually. All conference sessions will be live-streamed and available on-demand 90 days after the event.

Who can I contact at ATCE with more questions?

For further questions, please contact