September 24 - September 28, 2018

The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The International Pipeline Conference 2016


October 26, 2016

IPC 2016 Photo Gallery

The IPC 2016 Photo Gallery is ready! Click here to relive the memories!

October 14, 2016

IPC 2016 Award Winners

We would like to congratulate all our Award Winners of IPC 2016!
The Award Winners have been posted, click here for more info.

October 5, 2016

Thank You For Attending IPC 2016!

Thanks to you, IPC 2016 was a huge success! We are constantly trying to improve your IPC experience and welcome your feedback so don't forget to fill out the IPC 2016 Survey via the Conference App or online here, just enter the event code IPCYYC. To learn more about downloading the Conference App, click here.

Safe travels and see you in 2018!

October 4, 2016

IPC 2016 Daily Newsletters

The IPC 2016 Friday, September 30 Issue is available for download.

October 4, 2016

IPC 2016 Daily Newsletters

The IPC 2016 Thursday, September 29 Issue is available for download.

September 30, 2016

Announcing IPC 2018 and the IPC 2018 Call for Papers

Click here to download the IPC 2018 Announcement and Call for Papers.

September 27, 2016

IPC 2016 Daily Newsletters

The IPC 2016 Tuesday, September 27 Issue is available for download.

September 19, 2016

IPC 2016 Final Program and Book of Abstracts are available for download!

Both the IPC 2016 Final Program and Book of Abstracts have been posted for download.

Final Program
Click here for all options for the Final Program PDF.

Book of Abstracts

September 13, 2016

Now Available! Conference App and Tablet Rental

The IPC 2016 Conference App is now available click here for information on how to download. No wireless devices? No worries!! You can rent an iPad from Proshow. Click here to reserve yours now! A limited number are available.

September 12, 2016

IPC Lifetime Achievement Award

IPC is proud to announce the winner of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Henry Yamauchi. The inspiration for the award was to recognize long time contributors to the pipeline industry such as Henry who have continuously provided mentoring and guidance to young pipeline professionals and peers, and contributed to pipeline standards development and the advancement of pipeline technologies and practices. Henry recently retired at the age of 90 after starting his career in the oil and gas industry in 1947, which included almost 60 years of employment at Westcoast Energy. Westcoast was acquired by Duke Energy and later became known as Spectra energy.

Henry met the key criteria for the Lifetime Achievement Award which is “A person or group that has demonstrated through their work and actions that the safety and economy, of pipeline systems has been advanced. This demonstration could include a combination of long service, mentoring, development of new technologies, or processes.”

September 9, 2016

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!! By popular demand, IPC is keeping our registration system open to September 16, 2016! We sold out last cycle, so you do not want to miss out!

We have an esteemed line up of Keynote Speakers, Panel Sessions and Tutorials, Executive Panel, Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Mr. David Horsley, and quality technical presentations. Do not forget to register for this premier event!
Click here to register by September 16, 2016
See you at IPC 2016!

August 10, 2016

IPC 2016 Technical Program Overview now available!

The IPC 2016 Technical Program is now available to view. Please check the Track and Session name for dates and times. Click here for the link to the program.

August 2, 2016

Global Pipeline Award Submission Deadline

Please Note – The submission deadline for the Global Pipeline Award has been extended to August 15, 2016.

July 14, 2016

IPC 2016 Tutorials Update

IPC Tutorials and Presenters are now available! Click here for information on tutorials and presenters.

June 20, 2016

IPC 2016 Chairman Meets WestJet’s CEO

Look who our IPC 2016 Chairman, Pat Vieth ran into on a WestJet flight from YYC to LAX! Gregg Saretsky, CEO of WestJet and IPC’s Keynote Speaker!

See you all in September!

June 9, 2016

IPC LinkedIn Update!

The IPC LinkedIn group has migrated to a company page. To follow us on LinkedIn, please go to

June 1, 2016

Calling All IPC 2016 Session Aides!

We have available Session Aide opportunities for University Students, Engineers in Training (EITs), Summer Students, and individuals within pipeline organizations.

All interested candidates are to send their resumes to Anne Sterling at

May 2, 2016

IPE Registration is now open!

International Pipeline Exposition (IPE) registration is now open! Sign up today for your early-bird complimentary expo pass ($50 value).

IPC delegates are automatically registered for the expo. Simply show your IPC badge at the door.

April 6, 2016

2016 Online Registration is now live!

IPC 2016 Online Registration is now live. Register early to secure your spot at IPC 2016, rates will increase after September 2, 2016.

Click here to register now!

Click here for more information and registration rates.

April 6, 2016

IPC 2016 Message from the Chairmen

The IPC 2016 Organizing Committee is very excited to commence the registration process. A lot of work has been done over the past 18-months by numerous volunteers and you will now start to see the results.

The core of this conference is the technical content, dissemination of knowledge, and ability to network with colleagues working across our pipeline industry from around the globe. IPC is the premier technical conference focused on pipeline systems, and we are committed to creating the best forum and conference experience for all delegates. With over 300 technical papers, a poster session for over 50 papers, 5 panel sessions, and 19 tutorials, it is the forum to learn and share. We look forward to seeing you September 26-30, 2016 in Calgary!!

The theme for this year’s conference is Leading and Innovating. We have lined up great speakers for the Plenary and Lunch talks including Rex Murphy (CBC & National Post), Jay Ingram (Mr. Science Productions Inc.), and Gregg Saretsky (WestJet CEO). These speakers will provide a unique prospective for the pipeline industry and will hopefully continue to challenge each of us to think outside the box. We encourage you to visit the website where you will find additional details on the speakers and the IPC 2016 program (

As part of the IPC continuous improvement process, there are several noticeable changes that will hopefully enhance the experience for each delegate attending IPC. A few highlights are:

  • Going Green. We have eliminated much of the printed material and will leverage technology for IPC 2016. A conference event application (CrowdCompass) will be available for planning and reviewing conference details so be sure to bring your mobile device, and connect to the conference-provided wireless internet.
  • Registration. To alleviate congestion and expedite processing, registration will be located in the Telus Convention Center. This will provide some much-needed space. Recall that IPC 2014 was sold out, so register early to ensure your space to attend IPC 2016.
  • Opening Day (Tuesday, September 27, 2016). We have changed up the first day of the conference and will use stadium-style seating in the Ballroom for the Plenary Session. Then, as opposed to the typical formal lunch on Tuesday, we will provide a less formal lunch that will include food stations. This arrangement, along with not having a lunch speaker on Tuesday, will provide the opportunity for delegates to network.

We would like to recognize and take this opportunity to personally thank all stakeholders across our pipeline industry - they are the reason for the success of this conference:

  • Organizations that support technical advancements that form the basis of the technical papers and provide the support for individuals to attend this conference.
  • Professionals actively involved in the pipeline industry that create the content for this conference, and take this opportunity to share knowledge.
  • Regulatory agencies that support this conference and their support demonstrates that all stakeholders are committed to the continuous improvement of pipeline safety.

The continued success of this conference is also because of the sponsorship provided by many organizations and exhibitors that create the opportunity to share the latest in technology.

Thanks to everyone for their contribution and commitment to ensure that IPC 2016 will be best conference possible!

Patrick H. Vieth, IPC 2016 Conference Chair
Patrick Smyth,
IPC 2016 Conference Vice Chair

March 1, 2016

IPC 2016 Delegates

Please be advised that effective March 15, 2016 visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).
Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. For additional information visit the Government of Canada Website:

January 20, 2016

We are THRILLED to announce our Keynote Speaker line up for IPC 2016…

Click here to find out more!

November 16, 2015

IPC 2016 Conference Hotels now available!

RESERVE NOW to guarantee your stay and discounted rates at one of IPC 2016’s Conference Hotels!

November 4, 2015

IPC 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities!

Why Sponsor? The IPC is an ideal opportunity for your company to show its support of the pipeline industry, while at the same time raising your profile as an industry leader and increasing your visibility with other key stake holders within the pipeline industry. The IPC has a number of sponsorship options available, designed to assist you in finding the right level of exposure to fit your budget.

September 14, 2015

IPC 2016 Conference Theme: 'Leading and Innovating'!

Call for Papers has now been posted. For more information click here

July 15, 2015

Schedule for Publication

The Schedule for Publication is now available. Call for papers will be released September 4, 2015. For more dates, review the schedule here.

July 8, 2015

IPC 2014 Highlights

As the old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. We have put together a collage of photographs from the 2014 International Pipeline Conference (IPC), available here.

June 14, 2015

Calling all Volunteers for IPC 2016!

If you are interested in being a part of this tremendous conference, we are seeking volunteers for the following Sub Committees:

  • Technical Committee

For more information email

June 14, 2015

IPC 2014 Award Winners

We would like to congratulate all our award winners of IPC 2014!

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