Skip to content
IPC > About > About Overview

About Overview

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 – 2024

IPC Industry Advisory Board

This new Industry Advisory Board will ensure the conferences sustained alignment with the needs of the pipeline industry. Representation will be comprised of worldwide industry leaders who will be consulted throughout the planning process for their valuable input.

The International Pipeline Conference is dedicated to supporting the pipeline industry through recognition, education, research and outreach.