The IPC Foundation Board (ASME and CEPA) along with the IPC2020 Organizing Committee continue monitoring the 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 June 12 2020, the Alberta government entered Stage 2 of their relaunch that permitted the opening of certain businesses and some events and gatherings. However, the guidelines still prohibit gatherings that would include large conferences and trade shows. It’s unclear when the Government of Alberta will make the decision to expand gatherings to include conferences and trade shows, or when it would become effective. Out of an abundance of caution, the IPC Organizing Committee has commenced planning for a virtual conference (IPC 2020 VC) in the event that an in-person conference is not possible. The IPC Organizing Committee will soon present their contingency plan for a virtual conference and will begin to finalize the program, structure, and delivery of the conference.
In parallel, the IPC Organizing Committee will continue planning for the in-person conference (IPC 2020). As of this date, the conference is still scheduled to take place as planned.
Approximately 270 technical papers have been submitted, are under review by the Technical Committee and will be published regardless of the conference format and venue. We have all learned to adapt to challenges during 2020, and we are committed to the best delivery of these high-quality technical papers that are so critical to advancing safety and reliability of the pipeline industry. Please check back to this website for future updates on IPC 2020 and IPC 2020 VC.
Lastly, we would like to acknowledge the hard work of so many individuals that have continued dedicating their time to develop this world-class pipeline conference. The Technical Committee (Chaired by Terry DeLong), the Virtual Conference Committee (Chaired by Chris Johnson), the IPC Organizing Committee, and all of the volunteers supporting each Committee, should be recognized for their contributions. Thank you!
Patrick H. Vieth
Chair, IPC Foundation Board
William R. Byrd
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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.