Based on interviews conducted by Alvin Clement and Stephanie Hrabar (for the Oral History Collection of the University of North Texas), and Dolores Proubasta (for TLE).

Only a feat of reductionism would lead one to believe that a colossal event like the OTC could spawn from one person's idea. But so it has been with most great shows on earth, and the Offshore Technology Conference is no exception. Before it materialized in Houston every May, OTC first took form in the mind of Alf Klaveness—who conceived and ensured the existence of this multidiscipline forum for the oil and gas...

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