• 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 17-19, 2019
    Marriott Rivercenter
    San Antonio, TX  

    The Annual Meeting brings together decision makers to share common experiences and real-world solutions for our most pressing challenges. The 2019 Program Committee is looking for presentations on topics having the most significant impacts on the petroleum refining & petrochemical manufacturing industries.

    The topics and issues below focus on the following themes: national and global issues; regulatory issues; operational excellence; and emerging technologies and innovation. Presentations are 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. Presentations accepted for the Technology track are required to submit a written white paper as well.

    We look for forward to working with you on the AFPM Annual Meeting program.

     The 2019 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts is currently closed. 

     Contact Yvette Brooks for more information.

     

    2018 Cat Cracker Seminar
    August 21-22, 2018
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    Houston, TX

     
    Call for Abstracts, Questions, and Panel Nominations is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Tanya Cooper for more information.
     

     

     

     
     

    2018 Operations and Process Technology Summit
    October 1-3, 2018
    Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    Atlanta, GA

    2018 Call for Industry Input

    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 AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit is a unique industry meeting where attendees share operating and technical challenges and their experiences in resolving them.  This meeting’s effectiveness and uniqueness depends on you and your experiences. We need to know what you know in all areas of plant operations.  

    The 2018 Q&A Call for Questions and SME is currently closed. Contact Yvette Brooks at Yvette Brooks  or 202-457-0480 for more information.

    The 2018 Operational Planning, Control and Automation Technologies (OPCAT) Call for Questions is currently closed. Contact Dan Strachan at dstrachan@afpm.org or 202-457-0480 with any questions or further information.


     

    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.

    2019 Reliability & Maintenance Conference
    May 21-24, 2019
    Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
    Grapevine, TX

    The Reliability & Maintenance Conference brings together reliability and maintenance professionals to share common experiences and find real-world solutions. The four main tracks are: Maintenance, Reliability, Turnarounds, and Mechanical Integrity. All presentations are encouraged to have an operating company partner where possible. Selection is based on quality and importance to the industry.

    Program formats are as follows:
    1. Presentations – This format is 50 minutes in length (40 min presentation; 10 min Q&A) and includes a traditional presentation followed by questions and dialogue from the audience. In addition to the presentation materials, presenters should prepare questions in advance to encourage audience participation. Open dialogue with the audience during this session is equally important as the presentation itself.

    2. Panel/Roundtable Discussions – This format is 90 minutes in length and may include multiple (2-4) industry experts willing to share their experience and knowledge on a given topic but does NOT include a formal presentation. The direction of the session will be driven by current interest and developments on the topic in question. Panelists or subject matter experts may be asked to prepare answers in advance and/or help develop the questions to frame the session. In some cases, discussion topics have been identified. In others, the program committee is open to suggestions and welcomes your ideas for a dynamic addition to the program along any of the themes listed below.

    The 2019 Reliability & Maintenance Conference Call for Industry Input is closed. For further inquiry, please contact Tanya Cooper 

     

     

    2018 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference
    May 15-16, 2018
    Grand Hyatt
    San Antonio, TX

    Call for Presentations

    The call for presentations is closed. For more information contact Mawusi Bridges, at nsc2@afpm.org.


     

    Base Oils & Waxes Conference (formerly International Lubricants & Waxes Conference)
    March 24-26, 2019
    Grand Hyatt
    San Antonio, TX

    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.