• Call for Papers / Questions

    Participation in AFPM meetings can be accomplished in several ways: presenting a paper or workshop, serving on a panel, or submitting your questions for a Q&A session. We value your expertise and experience in the industry and are always looking to develop the best programs possible. To that end, we hold call for papers or presentation periods where we accept abstracts for presentations at upcoming meetings. We hope that this Call for Papers Instructional Video will be helpful to you as consider one of AFPM meetings and conferences your venue to present these ideas to the industry. Check below to see if the conference in which you are interested is currently accepting abstracts. Please read the Website Terms of Use carefully before using this website.

    March 11-13, 2018
    New Orleans Hilton
    New Orleans, LA

    AFPM is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, March 11-13.

    Submission Deadline – September 19, 2017

    Exciting changes are underway for the 2018 Annual Meeting program. We are looking for presentations on topics considered to have the most significant impacts on the petroleum refining & petrochemical manufacturing industries. We are also working on new sets, room configurations, technology options and greater opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing.

    The topics and issues focus on the following themes; national and global issues; regulatory issues; operational excellence; and emerging technologies and innovation. Presentations will be chosen based on quality and importance to the industry.We encourage all presentations to have an operating company partner where possible. Please identify any partners through the co-presenter field.

    We look for forward to seeing you at this new and improved AFPM Annual Meeting. Submit an abstract

    If you have any questions please contact Yvette Brooks for more information.

    2016 Cat Cracker Seminar
    August 23-24, 2016
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    Houston, TX

    Call for panel and questions is now closed. Contact Gordon Robertson at grobertson@afpm.org for more information.

    2017 Operations and Process Technology Summit
    October 2-4, 2017
    JW Marriott Austin Hotel
    Austin, TX

    2017 Call for Call for Questions

    The AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit is a unique industry meeting where attendees share operating and technical challenges and their experiences in resolving them.

    The Call for Questions is now closed. If you have any questions please contact Yvette Brooks for more information.

    2017 Operational Planning, Control and Automation Technologies (OPCAT) Call for Questions

    In 2016, the AFPM Plant Automation and Decision Support Committee changed their name to the Operational Planning, Control and Automation Technologies Committee (OPCAT). By doing this, the scope of the Committee, and the scope of the technical sessions for the fall meeting could be expanded.The 2017 OPCAT Technical Sessions will take place in conjunction with the 2017 AFPM Operations and Process Technology Summit on October 2-4 in Austin, Texas. This year, the OPCAT Technical Sessions will be two days in length.

    For the third year, the Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies Sessions (formerly Plant Automation) of the AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit will have its own Q&A session. The Q&A session provides a unique chance for meeting attendees to share operating and technical challenges in key areas of interest and their experiences in resolving them. While this session is oriented towards alarm management, it can cover other areas of interest to attendees. As this session’s effectiveness depends on your questions, please consider what key challenges your organization is facing that you would like discussed and submit them to AFPM by July 26, 2017.

    By using the OPCAT Call for Questions form, you can make this session more relevant and valuable. You may submit questions on refining and petrochemical technologies for the follow categories:

    • Alarm Management
    • Integrity Operating Limits
    • Predictive Analysis
    • “Smart” Alarm Flooding
    • IIOT and Alarm Management
    • Human Factors in Alarm Management
    • Future of Alarm Management
    • Anticipating and Mitigating Potential Programs
    • Keeping Data Secure
    • Any other topic

    Contact opcat2@afpm.org with any questions you may have about your submission.

    2017 Environmental Conference
    October 15-17, 2017
    Grand Hyatt Denver
    Denver, CO

    This call for presentations is closed. If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Sarandinaki for more information.

    2017 Reliability & Maintenance Conference
    May 23-26, 2017
    Convention Center
    New Orleans, LA

    Call for Papers

    The Call for Papers is closed. You may contact Gordon Robertson if you have any questions or need more information.

    2017 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference
    May 16-17, 2017
    New Orleans Marriott
    New Orleans, LA

    'This call for presentations is now closed. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact AFPM at nsc2@afpm.org.

    Base Oils & Waxes Conference (formerly International Lubricants & Waxes Conference)
    March 26-28, 2017
    Grand Hyatt
    San Antonio, TX

    This call for presentations is closed. If you have any questions or need further information, please call or e-mail Dan Strachan of the AFPM at (202) 457-0480, e-mail: dstrachan@afpm.org.