The IPC Foundation Board (ASME and CEPA) along with the IPC2020 Organizing Committee continue monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its potential impact on the conference, including monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Alberta Health Services (AHS) as the situation progresses.
As of this date, the conference is scheduled to take place. We continue to evaluate all options including to what extent a virtual conference (partial or full) may be viable to meet the needs of IPC2020 and manage constraints that may exist. Please continue your work in the expectation that the conference will occur. All dates in the current Publications Schedule will be followed. Should it be determined that the conference may need to be postponed, cancelled, or held virtually instead of in-person for the health and safety of all, ASME has committed to offering the option of publishing the papers through our usual channels. Please note that the one author per paper registration requirement will still hold should the conference be held virtually, but the presentation requirement may be waived. Should this become necessary, virtual conference registration fees will be discounted from the regular conference fee. If postponed, ASME will work with the conference organizing committee to determine whether the papers will be published at the time of the scheduled conference or delayed until the rescheduled one.
We have committed to the following:
- Technical Papers submitted, subjected to the peer review process, and accepted will be published as IPC 2020 Proceedings.
- The requirement that Technical Papers be presented at the conference in order for it to be published will be waived.
- The deadline to produce Draft Technical Papers has been extended one week to account for recent disruptions and distractions. The deadline is now April 9, 2020 and future deadlines remain unchanged.
Please continue to visit this web page for any future updates.
Patrick H. Vieth
Chair, IPC Foundation Board
William R. Byrd
The next update to this information is scheduled next Wednesday.
The conference hotel room blocks are open. Visit the Venue/Travel for information.
In September 2020, members of the pipeline industry from around the world will gather in Calgary for the 13th International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2020). Organized by volunteers representing international energy corporations, energy and pipeline associations and regulatory agencies, the IPC has become internationally renowned as the world's premier pipeline conference. This is a not-for-profit conference and proceeds continue to support educational initiatives and research in the pipeline industry.
IPC 2020 will take place from Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2, 2020. Please check back for information and keep up with IPC social media.
The International Pipeline Conference is designed to inform, enlighten and motivate! Thank you for your support of and involvement in the conference!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Download the sponsorship prospectus.
December 15, 2019
Abstract Accept/Reject Notification
February 12, 2020
Draft Paper Submission
April 09, 2020
Electronic Copyright Form Submission Process Opens
May 07, 2020
Paper Reviews Completed
May 22, 2020
Author Notification of Full-Length Paper Acceptance
May 26, 2020
Submission of Revised Full-Length Paper for Review (if required)
June 01, 2020
Author Notification of Acceptance of Revised Full-Length Paper
June 08, 2020
Submission of Copyright Form
June 22, 2020
Submission of Final Paper
June 25, 2020
The Hyatt Regency Calgary