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International Pipeline Conference (IPC)

The IPC is held every second year in Calgary, Alberta, CA. It was founded in 1996 by a group of pipeline engineers and managers, to promote sharing and technical knowledge transfer within the energy pipeline industry. From its beginning, the conference has had significant support from the executive levels of pipeline operating companies and its regulators, and that support has grown over time. 

The IPC has become the must attend event of the pipeline industry with participants from more than 44 countries and sellout crowds of more than 1,300 delegates. The world’s leading researchers present nearly 300 peer-reviewed papers to hundreds of pipeline industry representatives and special events are held for students, young engineers, seasoned engineers as well as management and executives. 

The technical transfer, networking, and sharing of best practices during IPC over the years has exceeded the founders’ expectations. Many of the founding engineers are still involved with the conference to this day. 

Conference Chairs 1996 – 2020.

International Pipeline Conference Foundation (IPCF)

The IPCF was formed to manage the conference and is organized by the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and the American Society of Engineers (ASME). The IPCF strives to support the pipeline industry through support of research, scholarships, and other good works.

IPCF is a not-for-profit organization that owns the International Pipeline Conference. IPCF’s role is to steward the conference to ensure its long-term viability and relevance in the pipeline industry.

IPCF channels profits from the conference towards activities that further the pipeline industry focusing on:

  • Recognition
  • Education
  • Research
  • Outreach

The International Pipeline Conference is dedicated to supporting the pipeline industry.