Overview

Walk the Line

Walk the Line is about providing operators with the tools they need to understand the current operating state of the plant. Those tools are bundled into three pillars of Walk the Line: Operating Culture, Operational Continuity through Operational Discipline and Operational Readiness.

This year’s workshop will provide attendees with a variety of networking and learning opportunities. The general session and breakout sessions will highlight aspects of the following themes:

  • Operations and Maintenance Interactions
  • Leveraging WTL Toolbox with your team
  • Operations Safeguards
  • Conduct of Operations – Back to the Basics
  • Human and Organizational Performance
  • Operating Procedures
  • Hazard Recognition

The goal is for all companies attending to leave with a written Walk the Line plan to bring back to their sites. With this in mind, the format of this year's workshop will be a mixture of small group breakouts and general session presentations. The workshop will kick off with a joint general session with WTL workshop attendees and Training Forum attendees focused on Human and Organizational Performance and how to learn from each other. Followed by presentations from operating companies who will discuss their Walk the Line Journey.

We will also have a technology showcase. This will provide hands-on opportunities for attendees to interact with products that help achieve WTL staples of Operational Discipline, Operating Procedures, Training, etc. Please contact Mawusi Bridges, mbridges@afpm.org, if you would like more information about becoming a sponsor.

Workshop Goals:

  • Tangible takeaways for attendees: training materials, presentations, meeting notes
  • Include resources and time during workshop for companies/sites to develop action plans to bring back to their site

General Session Topics:

  • Keynote Speaker – To be announced in June
  • WTL 101 – Utilizing the WTL Toolbox to begin or enhance your WTL journey
  • Operating Company Presentations – Practice share presentations from front line representation implementing their WTL program
  • “What good looks like” for Walk the Line and how to measure success

Breakout Session Descriptions:

This year’s breakout sessions are focused on various topics to help you learn how to better leverage the Walk the Line toolbox. Below are the potential topics for the five concurrent breakout sessions; topics will be finalized in June.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions - Subject to Change:

  • Delivering the Tools - Leverage the WTL Toolbox
  • Conduct of Operations
  • Hazard Recognition: recognition of potential hazards prior to taking on an activity.
  • Returning Equipment Back to Service and Operationing Safeguards: recognizing safeguards during Operational Readiness activities.
  • Operating Procedures: incorporating HOP Principles to help reduce incidents related to operating procedures.

Action Plan Development (Day 2)

  • Discuss with your peers what you’ve learned throughout the workshop and prepare to work on your action plan with your company teams. Time will be available for open facilitated discussion.

Come join your peers from Operating companies from across the country at this year’s workshop. Please email Mawusi Bridges, mbridges@afpm.org, with any questions or for more information.

Resources available on the AFPM Safety Portal ("safetyportal.afpm.org)

  • Toolbox talks
  • Newsletters
  • Practices Sharing Documents
  • Presentations

Registration closes August 2, 2024.

Operating companies are welcome and encouraged to attend the Workshop. The audience includes Operations, Maintenance, Front Lines, Front Line Supervisors, Process Safety, Occupational Safety and more.

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

Register

Schedule
Wednesday August 7, 2024
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Joint Networking Lunch and Technology Showcase
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Break with Technology Showcase
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Operating Company Presentation - TBD
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Operating Company Presentation - TBD
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
General Session Q&A
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Networking Reception & Technology Showcase
Thursday August 8, 2024
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
General Session -Keynote Speaker - TBD
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Coffee Break & Technology Showcase
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Networking Lunch & Technology Showcase
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Break
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM
Break
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Time Title
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Joint Networking Lunch and Technology Showcase
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Break with Technology Showcase
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Operating Company Presentation - TBD
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Operating Company Presentation - TBD
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
General Session Q&A
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Networking Reception & Technology Showcase
Time Title
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
General Session -Keynote Speaker - TBD
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Coffee Break & Technology Showcase
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Networking Lunch & Technology Showcase
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Break
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM
Break
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Registration

Participation is limited to Operating Companies. You do not have to be an AFPM member to attend. If you wish to attend, please contact Mawusi Bridges, mbridges@afpm.org for eligibility.

Save $200 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 $550.00 Member
Member Registration – Late $750.00 Member Companies
Non-Member Registration – Early $800.00 Non-Member Companies
Non-Member Registration – Late $1,000.00 Non-Member Companies
Emerging Leaders $0.00

Housing

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

Hotel reservations cannot be made prior to registration.

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a link to make a hotel reservation. You can, also, find the link to reserve your housing at the top of your confirmation email.

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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.

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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.

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