• Speaker Instructions

    • Each presentation is granted one complimentary conference registration (not including hotel reservation fees) (whether or not there is more than one presenter). Presentation authors/speakers may designate whomever they wish (member or non-member) to receive that complimentary registration. Other presenters/authors are asked to pay the applicable member/non-member registration fee.
    • All papers and presentations are to be submitted to AFPM for legal review prior to the conference date.
    • Please read and adhere to the AFPM Antitrust Policy.
    • All presentations (with author's consent via a signed copy of the Copyright License and Release Agreement) will be made available to attendees via the AFPM website. No papers or handouts will be available onsite.
    • The Copyright License and Release Agreement must be signed and returned to AFPM prior to the conference.
    • If you would like your presentation or paper distributed via the AFPM website, complete, sign and return the Paper/Presentation Distribution Agreement.
    • AFPM recommends restricting the use of company logos and company names to the title slide and the last slide of your presentation.
    • Click here for the AFPM PowerPoint Guidelines and Template for Conference Speakers  
    • Can I use photos and images taken from the internet in my presentation? Click here
     

    Each presentation is granted one complimentary conference registration (not including hotel reservation fees). If you are a co-author/co-presenter, it will be necessary for you to pay the regular conference registration fee (member/non-member) as applicable. Conference registration and hotel reservations are made within the same AFPM system. To make your conference registration and hotel reservations online:

    • Click on Register Now - You will be asked to log in with your User ID and Password
      If you do not know your User ID and Password - click here  
    • Once you have accessed your record please make sure that all of your contact information is correct.
    • Registration Fee
      If you are the individual designated to receive the complimentary registration, select Complimentary Speaker ($0.00) from the drop-down menu. If you do not see this option, please call or email your AFPM contact person immediately.
      If you are a co-author/co-presenter, select Member or Non-Member Registration.  
    • Hotel Reservations
      Your hotel reservations are made within the same registration system. Reservations cannot be made prior to conference registration. Upon completion of payment for the conference you will be asked if you would like to make a hotel reservation. Please follow the instructions. You must enter appropriate credit card information to reserve a room at the conference hotel.  Note: There is a $200 registration fee added until you make your hotel reservation in the conference hotel. Once you have made a reservation in the AFPM hotel room block the $200 discount fee will be applied. If you are local to the area and/or will not need hotel accommodations you will receive the discount registration fee as indicated before payment.
     

    The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership association organized to foster cooperation and the exchange of technical information among its members. These worthwhile activities are sanctioned by custom and law. It is important, however, to recognize that these activities are subject to the legal limits of federal and state antitrust laws. AFPM is committed to complying with the antitrust laws in all respects and has adopted the following guidelines in order to facilitate compliance with the antitrust laws:

    As a general matter, the antitrust laws prohibit competitors from agreeing on the prices they will charge, the products they will offer, the customers they will serve, or the markets in which they will compete. Therefore, there should be no discussion or disclosure of information with respect to (a) expected profits, premiums, prices, surcharges, or discounts; (b) specific customers or classes of customers, or whether you will or will not do business with them; (c) proposed product offerings; (d) allocation of geographic or product markets; (e) any refusal to deal with a customer or supplier; (f) how to deal with the market behavior of a competitor; or (g) any other topic involving a potentially anticompetitive practice.

    Some subjects of discussion may lead to agreements that are not unlawful on their face but that may have an unlawful anticompetitive effect or may give rise to the inference of an anticompetitive act, depending upon their scope and how they are implemented. Other subjects may appear to be prohibited by the antitrust laws but in fact may be permitted because of the context or ultimate purpose of the communication. Whether discussing a subject is permissible may vary depending on factors such as the nature of the subject matter, its relationship to competition among AFPM members, the purpose of the communication, and the degree of restraint that AFPM members can be expected to exercise.

    We cannot make a statement that will take the place of advice from your own company or that will cover every situation. We do suggest that those who participate in AFPM activities may avoid difficulties for themselves and for the Association by observing these principles and calling to AFPM’s attention any violations you may observe.

    The American Fuel & 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 federal 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 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.

    Please read carefully AFPM's Website Terms of Use before you submit information using this website. If you have any questions, please contact our General Counsel, Rich Moskowitz.