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1) Where will the Energy HPC Conference be held?

The conference will be held at the Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative Building (BRC).

Rice University
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030-1402

2) What safety guidelines will there be?

We are implementing procedures and protocols in all areas of the conference in compliance with Rice University COVID policies. Let’s all work together to keep each other healthy.

3) Where can I park?

Guests staying in nearby hotels are encouraged to walk, take complimentary hotel shuttles, or utilize rideshare programs to get to the conference venue. For guests wanting to park onsite, there is an underground parking garage at the BRC facility with a $12 daily maximum. The BRC Garage entrance is off of Dryden Rd. Please note that parking in the underground garage is limited and not guaranteed.


The payment method for the BRC Garage is via CREDIT CARD: At the garage entrance, insert a credit card to enter through the gate. You will not be charged until exiting the gate; your card acts as a placeholder. Park in an available space then take the elevator to the first floor of the BRC. When leaving the BRC, visitors will pay using the same credit card used upon entry to pay when at the exit gate. Use the call button for any issues.


IMPORTANT: If you are issued a validation, please insert it FIRST into the machine at the exit gate. It will keep the validation. Then, reinsert the credit card used upon entry to exit the gate.

4) Is WiFi available at the BRC?

Yes, guests can access the Rice Visitors network by agreeing to the Terms & Conditions when they open their web browser.

5) What hotels are nearby the BRC?

The following hotels are close to the event venue and have a discounted rate for Rice University guests. Please review the details below as you determine where to book your stay in Houston, TX for this year's Energy HPC Conference. Most, if not all, nearby hotels offer free shuttles that will drop you off at Rice University's BRC. Please arrange shuttle service with the hotel well in advance of when you need it. See distance from BRC listed next to each hotel.


We encourage out-of-town guests to use the direct booking links below or call their hotel of choice to ask for the discounted nightly rate for Rice University guests. Please reach out to us at for assistance if you experience issues booking a hotel room with the Rice rate at one of the listed hotels.

Houston Marriot – Med Center/Museum District (0.1 miles)

6580 Fannin St

Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-770-8140 

The Westin Houston – Medical Center/Museum District (0.2 miles)

1709 Dryden Road

Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-730-2404

Hilton Houston Plaza – Med Center (0.3 miles)

6633 Travis Street

Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-313-4000

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center (0.5 miles)

6750 Main Street

Houston, TX 77030 

Phone: 713-870-8954

Hotel ZaZa Houston – Museum District (1.2 miles)

5701 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-639-4547 

Blossom Hotel Houston (1.5 miles)

7118 Bertner Ave

Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-734-8888


Hilton Garden Inn Houston / Home2 Suites (1.7 miles)

6840 Almeda Rd

Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 346-433-8200

Residence Inn Houston – West University (1.7 miles)

2939 Westpark Drive

Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-661-4660

Courtyard Houston – Rice University (1.8 miles)

2929 Westpark Drive

Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-661-5669


6) Houston Visitor Information?

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Houston Metro Rail Information
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