Questions about the upcoming OCP Global Summit?

While 2021 got off to a rocky start, after a difficult 2020, the cases of the Covid-19 virus are declining in most parts of the world, while vaccinations continue to increase. We are very excited that we will be returning to our in-person events with the 2021 OCP Global Summit, to be held at the San Jose Convention Center November 9-10. We are confident that we will be able to meet safely at that time, however we understand that there are still a lot of questions. Therefore, the following will provide you with answers that we hope will allow you to make sound decisions regarding your attendance and sponsorship of this event.

 

For Our Sponsors and Exhibitors:

 

First of all, thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked through these difficult times to the best of our ability. It was not an easy decision to cancel the 2020 Global Summit just a few days prior to its start. 

 

As mentioned above, we are confident that we will be able to host our event in person. However, should there be increases in cases of the virus, and the local or regional leaders impose restrictions on large meetings, then we are prepared to pivot to a virtual-only event, if needed. OCP will make an official decision as to whether we will host the Summit as planned or pivot to a virtual-only event no later than July 31, 2021 in order to minimize the financial exposure. We have created an alternative sponsorship structure for a virtual event that better reflects the lower costs associated with an online event, and the decreased value that sponsors will receive.

 

The following will provide you with a summary of the sponsorship levels associated with both types of events. Should we make the decision to move to a virtual event, you will have two options: you can either cancel and receive a full refund, or you can participate in the virtual event as a sponsor and be refunded the difference.

 

 

Sponsor Level

In-Person Hybrid Summit

Virtual Only Summit

Diamond

$180,000

$25,000

Keynote

$20,000

$5,000

Emerald

$125,000

$20,000

Ruby

$75,000

$15,000

Sapphire

$50,000

$10,000

Topaz

$25,000

$7,500

Start-Up

$15,000

$7,500

*Does not include tiered member discounts, which are applicable to both scenarios.

 

There is a lot of demand for in-person events, and we will likely sell out of sponsorships. And remember, we award selection of your booth space in the order we receive the contracts. So act now!

 

Sponsorship Sales are open now:
Click
here for sponsor prospectus

Click here for the sponsor contract - send to sponsor@opencompute.org to reserve your spot.

  • Booth location selections begin: June 7
  • Sponsorship Deadline: September 24 

 

For Attendees:

 

OCP is working very closely with Team San Jose to incorporate new health and safety guidelines to ensure both sponsor and attendee experiences are safe, comfortable and productive. OCP is committed to creating a secure and supportive environment for our members, sponsors and Community, and you will see many changes at the 2021 event, from entry procedures, to seating arrangements, to how food and beverages are served.

 

For example, we will be altering the physical spaces to enable a safer environment:

    • The Keynotes will be held in the main theatre with distance seating, and livestreamed to multiple rooms throughout the facility
    • The Exhibit hall has been extended to two, allowing for greater separation of booths, and wider walkways
    • Breakout and meeting rooms will be set to reduced capacity, and apply social distance seating
    • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available to all
    • Extensive cleaning of all surfaces

We will also adjust the terms of attendance:

    • All attendees will be required to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and local governments. For example, it is likely that attendees will need to wear a mask at all times, unless while eating or drinking. Those who have been vaccinated, and can show proof, may not be required to wear masks. Refusal to follow the stated guidelines will result in an individual being asked to leave, and no refunds will be given in this circumstance.
    • Symptom checks at entrances.

As mentioned, the 2021 OCP Global Summit will be a Hybrid event, meaning we will allow virtual attendance for those that are unable to attend in person. Our event production partner, FNTECH, has been feverishly working on their event management tool, FNVirtual, which will allow virtual and in-person attendees to interact with each other as well as view and collaborate with all the sessions real-time. And sponsors and exhibitors will see new, meaningful ways to interact with attendees.

 

Attendee Registration Dates & Pricing:

 

 

In-person

Virtual - All Access

Virtual - Limited

 

Inclusions

Access to all on-site activities & full virtual access.

Access to all areas of virtual experience & all content: keynotes, symposium, engineering workshops, executive & expo hall talks.

Keynotes & Expo Hall only.

Early Bird
August 2 - 31

$499

$199

Free

General Registration

September 1-30

$599

$199

Free

Late & Onsite

October 1 - November 10

$799

$199

Free

 

We encourage attendees to register early so that we can plan appropriately for meals and new space requirements.

 

For those wishing to speak at the 2021 OCP Global Summit, the schedule for the call for papers is as follows:

 

June 1                                              Call for Papers Opens

July 23                                             Call for Papers Closes

August 2-13                                     Selection Period

August 18                                        Speakers Notified

September 24                                  Presentations Due to OCP

September 27 - Oct 1                      Review Period

October 15                                       Final Presentations Due to OCP

 

The complexity for hosting an in-person and virtual/livestreamed event increases dramatically, therefore speakers who miss any of these deadlines run the risk of being removed from the schedule, and speakers must be able to attend in-person.

 

We are also very excited to host the 2021 OCP Future Technologies Symposium, on Day 0 of the Global Summit on November 8. The following will provide the schedule for Poster submissions:

 

April 19                                          Call for Posters Abstract Submission period launches

July 30                                           Deadline for Abstract Submission

July 30 - August 13                        Review period for Abstract Submissions

August 13 - August 20                   Notify all submitters if accepted/rejected

August 20                                      Presentation/Poster Submission period open

September 10                                Deadline for Presentation/Poster Submission

September 10 - October 1             Review period for Presentation/Posters

 

You can learn more here: https://www.opencompute.org/summit/ocp-future-technologies-symposium

 

We are very excited to see you in person this Fall! There is a tremendous amount of pent-up demand for in-person meetings, therefore we are anticipating a tremendous event. See you in San Jose in November! And please feel free to reach out to myself (dirkv@opencompute.org) or Kali Burdette (kali@opencompute.org) with any questions.