Overview

AFPM Training Forum

2024 Theme: Upskilling for the future of training

The purpose of the AFPM Training Forum is to give individuals with similar training responsibilities an opportunity to share information about their companies’ programs with their peers, benefit from the experiences of others, engage in interactive roundtable discussions on specific topics, and envision what steps AFPM can take to support members’ training activities in the future.

This year's Training Forum will provide attendees with a variety of interactive networking and learning opportunities, breakout sessions, and content centered around this year's theme of 'upskilling for the future of training.'

What you'll experience and learn:

  •  Immersive Learning Committee presentations on the AFPM immersive learning tools available of the AFPM Safety Portal and what they provide to your organization
  • Networking Reception and World Cafe' sessions- opportunity to build your network and knowledge share with trainers, SME's and industry peers
  • Tools to develop frontline and operator leadership, learning programs, and technology
  • The potential of immersive learning and emerging technology/content such as XR and AI  (Artificial Intelligence) and its impact on workforce
  • Benefit from sharing experiences and solutions with fellow members
  • Be a voice for your site- contribute to the future steps AFPM can take to support your training activities

Registration is limited to AFPM members. If you are unable to register or have any questions, please send an email to: meetings@afpm.org

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Breakout Session Descriptions:

This year's breakout sessions are focused on the following three tracks:

  • Learning Technology - What are you using?
  • Excellence in Training
  • Leadership Development Odyssey

Below are the potential topics for the concurrent breakout sessions; topics will be finalized in June.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions - subject to change:

  • Cognitive Load Theory and VR
  • Recent eLearning Improvement Initiative and Results
  • Upskilling LMS - 'How To' Demo/Use Case
  • Transforming Training and Upskilling with Hololens 2
  • Maintenance Craftsman Training and Competency Assurance
  • AI and downstream effects on the average employee: Now and the future

Concluding the event with a special joint session with Walk the Line attendees on 'HOP - Train the Trainer.'

Schedule
Tuesday August 6, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch and Technology Showcase
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
VR Panel Discussion: "Possibilities of VR for Industry"
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Mini World Cafe- AI Prompt Discussion Activity
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Break & Technology Showcase
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
"What's so Hot about HOP": Successes and Challenges with HOP Integration
04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
ILC Content Update and End of Day 1 Wrap Up
05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Reception Networking Event
Wednesday August 7, 2024
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast & Technology Showcase
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Welcome Back and Info about Break Out Sessions
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM
Break
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Joint Networking Lunch & Technology Showcase
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
General Session (Joint) with WTL + TF
Time Title
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch and Technology Showcase
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
VR Panel Discussion: "Possibilities of VR for Industry"
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Mini World Cafe- AI Prompt Discussion Activity
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Break & Technology Showcase
03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
"What's so Hot about HOP": Successes and Challenges with HOP Integration
04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
ILC Content Update and End of Day 1 Wrap Up
05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Reception Networking Event
Time Title
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast & Technology Showcase
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Welcome Back and Info about Break Out Sessions
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM
Break
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Joint Networking Lunch & Technology Showcase
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
General Session (Joint) with WTL + TF

Registration

Registration fees are based on AFPM membership. If your company is a member of AFPM, you qualify for the member fee.

Save $250 on registration fees by registering on or before July 15. Registration fees increase by July 16. Online registration closes on August 2. 

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made by July 15, 2024, with no penalty. Cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between July 16 and July 19, 2024, will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after July 19, 2024. No telephone cancellations.

Registration Fees
Name Price Available To
Member Registration-Early $450.00 Members
Member Registration-Late $700.00
Non-member Registration - Early $700.00
Non-member Registration - Late $900.00
Emerging Leaders $0.00

Housing

The official AFPM room block is at the Westin Galleria Houston.

Hotel reservations cannot be made prior to registration.

After completing your registration, you will receive a link to make a hotel reservation. This link is also available at the top of your confirmation email.

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW!

Room Rate: $215

Please make your reservation on or before the cut-off date of July 15, 2024.

By registering for this meeting you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by AFPM's policies on registration, housing, cancellation, spouse/guest registration, and fees.

Registration Policy
Those who are present at the site of an AFPM meeting and/or occupy a hotel room in the AFPM room block to conduct business with industry personnel gathered for that meeting are expected to register for that meeting and pay the registration fee, whether or not they attend a specific function.

Member Fee Eligibility
Eligibility for member rates is based on membership information currently on file with AFPM. If your company is not currently a member, the non-member fees will be charged to your credit card.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and faxed to 202.835.0467 or emailed to meetings@afpm.org. Substitute conference registrations may be made in advance or on arrival with no penalty. Substitutions can be made online by the individual who entered the registration or can be submitted in writing to meetings@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by July 15, 2024 with no penalty. Cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between July 16 and July 19, 2024 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after July 19, 2024. No telephone cancellations.


AFPM Antitrust Guidelines
AFPM takes its antitrust compliance obligations seriously and our antitrust policy goes beyond the minimum requirements.

To ensure compliance with the antitrust laws and avoid any appearance of anticompetitive activity, every participant in AFPM meetings and AFPM activities must adhere to the AFPM antitrust guidelines.

Therefore, there should be no discussion or disclosure of information with respect to:

  • Individual company's prices, profits, premiums, surcharges, or discounts;

  • your intent to do business with specific customers;

  • proposed product offerings;

  • allocation of geographic or product markets;

  • any refusal to deal with a customer or supplier;

  • how to respond to the market behavior of a competitor;

  • company's non-public, confidential information; or

  • any other topic involving a potentially anticompetitive practice.


It is not only your duty to follow the AFPM policy, but also to affirmatively stop any conversations on impermissible subjects. If a discussion presents an antitrust issue, raise your concern immediately. If the discussion continues, announce that you are leaving the meeting because you have an antitrust concern and immediately report your concern to AFPM staff and legal counsel. These Guidelines apply both during the meeting and at informal social events involving AFPM members.

This reference is an overview of AFPM's Antitrust Guidelines. It is not a substitute for legal counsel. Any and all antitrust related concerns should be addressed to AFPM's General Counsel.

Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code
The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) has adopted the following “Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code” (hereinafter, “the Code”). Every member of AFPM, their designated representatives, and non-member attendees at all AFPM meetings and forums agree to abide by the Code as a condition of membership in AFPM and attendance and participation at AFPM meetings and forums.

The Code requires the following of all individuals attending AFPM meetings and forums:

  • Adherence to the AFPM bylaws and the AFPM policies and procedures, as adopted by AFPM’s Board of Directors.

  • Strict compliance with antitrust laws.

  • Adherence to all applicable federal and state laws.

  • Maintenance of the highest level of professional and personal ethical behavior while attending AFPM meetings and forums.

  • Prevention of certain behaviors, including harassment, violence, intimidation and discrimination of any kind involving race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or, where applicable, veteran or marital status.

  • Assurance that conduct at all times and in all professional and personal dealings with each other and other attendees is with the highest level of integrity and courtesy.

  • Sharing of knowledge and expertise as speakers at AFPM educational events and sessions whenever practicable, without soliciting or explicitly promoting their own organization's products or services.

  • Working to instill public and consumer confidence in the petrochemical and refining industries, its member companies, and its professionals, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting members of AFPM.

  • Refraining from scheduling general attendance meetings, receptions or other events at times that conflict with substantive programming or social events at AFPM meetings without express written permission of AFPM.


Failure to abide by the Code may result, for the first offense, in informal censure of a company or individual by the AFPM Executive Committee. If violations of the Code continue after such an informal censure, a company may be subject to expulsion from AFPM, or an individual to exclusion from participation in AFPM activities, by the Board of Directors.