May 01, 2023 to May 03, 2023

2023 API Pipeline Conference and Expo: Pipeline, Control Room and Cybernetics

JW Marriott Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee


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Leading the Energy Evolution

The entire world is on an extraordinary journey of sustainability. Amidst innovations, challenges, and forward-looking strategies resides the linchpin of the energy evolution – the Oil & Gas industry.

Every day, this industry delivers essential energy across continents, through millions of miles of infrastructure and vehicles, spanning diverse landscapes and climate zones. Not only do these networks deliver safe, reliable energy, they are supported by thousands of workers leading transformative efforts in new technologies, emergent energy sources, workforce development, and safety.

Join us, as industry stakeholders travel to Nashville, Tennessee in May 1-3, 2023 to connect, collaborate, learn, and continue leading the energy evolution.

What We Know

Despite industry challenges, growing populations will continue to require reliable and affordable energy.

O&G companies’ response to the ESG imperative will define their business strategies long term.

Future success of O&G companies depends on access to capital. The current oil price enables investment in riskier and more expensive energy solutions, like carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

Unprecedented pace technology is being embraced to improve production, increase connectivity, optimize equipment, ensure worker safety, and monitor remote areas can.

Why Attend?

  • Unique access to 100+ diverse session to tangibly expand your knowledge, learn and find solutions for you or your organization.
  • Gaining glimpse into the latest trends and technologies crucial for a successful business.
  • Meet industry leaders – you’re able listen to present their stories, meet them, have an informal chat, and get to know them as people.
  • Build your CV for future opportunities and show existing and potential employers that you are actively engaged with your field of work.
  • To present your ideas and work to others and get feedback on your work from others who may provide new insights.

Who should attend?

Pipeline Track Control Room Track Cybernetics Track
Director – Engineering Compliance Manager Cybersecurity & ICSR Advisor
Director – Asset Integrity Control Room Manger Network Systems Manager
Emergency Response Director Operations Center Supervisor Leak Detection Specialist
Leak Detection Engineer Regulatory Compliance Manager SCADA Director
Integrity & Corrosion Engineer Supervisor Pipeline Operators OT & IT Field Operations
Damage Prevention Manager  Planning Supervisor Logistics Business Systems Supervisor
Pipeline Safety Manager  IT Management / Director
Public Awareness Manager  EAM Program Manager
Regulatory Compliance Supervisor  IT Security
Chief Risk Officer
Pipeline Excavation Contractors
Leak Survey Manager
Pipeline / Asset GIS Manager
Pipeline / Asset Data Engineer or Analyst
Pipeline regulator
Pipeline Locate Contractor
Standards Engineer/Manager
Training & Standards Manager
Emergency Preparedness & Response Management

Schedule at a Glance

April 30

May 1

May 2

May 3

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:30 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
DEI&A Reception:
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Invitation Only
Exhibit Hall Hours:
7:00 am – 6:45 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours:
7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Technical Tracks:
8:00 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Opening Keynote & Awards:
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Panel Session:
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Technical Tracks:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Technical Tracks:
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception:
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
(Exhibit Hall)
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm




Allan Edwards
Atmos International
Integrity Solutions
LiquidPower Speciality Products Inc.
Murchison Law Firm
Pipeline Performance Group
Tory Technologies
Transport 4



Pipeline Podcast Network



Program Details

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Cynthia Hansen
Cynthia Hansen
Enbridge, Executive Vice President and President, Gas Transmission and Midstream
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Steve Mesler
Steve Mesler
American Olympian and Co-founder of Classroom Champions

Recently named as one of the 50 Most Interesting Athletes
Podcast: Congrats, You Won the Olympics. Now What?

The Conference Agenda will consist of general sessions, track sessions, and conference events. Each will have visual aids to enhance the attendees ability to match to their interest and preferences. This may be indicated through color and/or symbiology.

Repeatable Tracks, with Diverse and Relevant Pipeline Content


Stakeholder Engagement & Outreach
This track fosters information sharing and engagement around community involvement and multi stakeholder dialogue efforts and tools for continued advancement in safe pipeline operations. Example topics may include leading practices for engagement with communities throughout the lifecycle of a pipeline(s), API Recommended Practices (RP) 1162, Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators and RP 1185, Pipeline Public Engagement, environmental justice and Tribal/First Nation considerations, emergency responder education, and damage prevention outreach.

Operational Excellence
This track explores how oil and gas leaders are operating their assets safely, reliably, sustainably and cost effectively from safety performance to best-in-class standards and systems. Examples topics may include processes for identifying high consequence areas, in line inspection lessons learned, pipeline safety management systems, safety culture, Management of Change, leak detection analysis and remediation for risk reduction and enterprise & operational risk management.

Environmental, Social and Governance
This track provides industry insights on both current and forward- looking strategies, changes, and approaches to environmental responsibility and broader ESG measures. Examples topics may include habitat management and conservation programs, ESG risks, system hardening and resiliency, carbon capture utilization and storage, methane emission quantification and other sustainable practices by operators.

Technology & Innovation
This track highlights operational technologies, tools and other innovations that allow oil and gas organizations to advance their operations, asset integrity, risk management, and business continuity and growth. Example topics may include new inspection tools and engineering practices, leak detection technologies, emergency responder applications and emerging fuel developments.

Workforce Development
This track offers insight into diverse workforce development strategies in the pipeline industry. Example topics include succession planning to support knowledge transfer, attracting new workers to the industry, talent retention strategies, managing a multigenerational workforce, Operator Qualification (OQ) and inspector certification programs, establishing competency based learning programs, using technology to train, and expanding formal training to include knowledge-based workers.

Repeatable Tracks, with Diverse and Relevant Control Room Content


Team Training

This track focuses on establishing and maintaining compliance, while fostering collaboration on one of the newest aspects of Control Room Management regulations. Example topics may include regulation history, interpreting regulatory requirements, incorporating team training into both normal and abnormal operations, and non-technical soft skill training approaches.

Emergency Tech and the Future Workforce
This track explores the future of control room operations, sharing insights on technologies, implementation strategies, use cases and best practices, and talent recruitment and acquisition approaches. Example topics may include automation/autonomous operations, workforce transition, workforce training and skill development, shiftwork transformation, and recruiting techniques.

Alarm Management
This is track discusses the lifecycle of alarms, from identification to alarm monitoring, and management of change with topics concentrated in challenges related to implementation of an alarm philosophy and fulfillment of regulations requiring an alarm management plan. Example topics may include smart alarms, alarm dashboarding and analysis, impacts by Title 49 rupture response procedures, and alarm workload management.

Manual Pipeline Operation & Business Continuity
This track highlights response measures and strategies when faced with frequent natural disasters, challenging infrastructure, or staffing limitations while maintaining operations. Example topics may include preparedness and response to social unrest or pandemics, manual operations due to system operations, controller and staffing continuity strategies, and procedure development insights.

Compliance Best Practices and Audits
This track takes a deep look into control room compliance and effectiveness through the lens of regulatory audits, inspections, investigations, and self-assessments. Example topics may include: lessons learned from inspection findings, inspection preparation successfully demonstrating compliance, differences between regulator inspections and investigations, and the value of self-assessments.

Repeatable Tracks, with Diverse and Relevant Cybernetics Content


This track explores topics related to the hardening of critical control systems amongst a backdrop of an everchanging cybersecurity landscape where prudent pipeline operators must continually strive to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats and regulations. Example topics may include strategies for responding to TSA Security Directives, contingency planning, redundancy strategies, cybersecurity approaches to legacy systems, and cybersecurity designs.

Leak Detection Advancements
This track examines the roles that different leak detection advancements play in ensuring the pipeline industry exceeds the expectations of the public, businesses, and communities. Example topics may include new leak detection technologies, implementation and response to the Rupture Rule, leak detection maintenance and optimization of existing systems, and applications of novel leak detection technology to operations.

SCADA Improvements
This track provides information about key industry improvements to SCADA systems from the processes to technologies. Example topics may include the modernization of SCADA communications, implementations of Human Machine Interfaces, automation of complex operations, and remote access and support tools or practices.

Standards Updates
This track provides updates on industry standards, and recommended practices that support the evolution of current industry practices. Example topics may include new standard applications, practice interpretations and industry standards or practices under review.

Emerging Technologies
This track highlights forward looking technological advancements that will change operational intelligence. Example topics may include drones, energy optimization methods, remote sensing technology and satellite-based platforms, virtual and augmented reality, carbon dioxide pipeline monitoring and control innovations.

Workforce Development
This track promotes the sharing of practices or strategies that support the development and preparation of the diverse workforce aimed at strengthening the industry skills of the current and future workforce. Example topics may include control room remote workforce strategies, knowledge retention and accessibility approaches, and internal qualification evaluation practices.


View Exhibitor Floorplan

Note we will be moving away from tabletop displays to assigned exhibit booths for the 2023 Pipeline Conference. We feel this will give more exposure to our exhibitors and allow for easier and stronger networking opportunities. We will be launching additional changes to add value to your exhibiting, including locating the Monday and Tuesday luncheons inside the exhibit hall, as well as the Opening Reception.



JW Marriott Nashville
201 8th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203
Online Reservations

Room Rate: $299 single or double occupancy
Mention the API Pipeline Control Room & Cybernetics Conference, to receive the API group rate.

Reservations questions: If you need additional assistance, please call 629-208-8385.

Reservations Deadline: Wednesday, April 12th, 2023, by 5:00 pm, CT, or until room block is sold out.
After this date and time, reservations will be accepted on a space and room type availability basis and at the hotel’s best rate available.

Room Guarantee and Reservation Cancellation: A credit card guarantee is required to confirm and hold everyone’s reservation. Cancellations must be received by the hotel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number must be obtained or the card will be charged for the first night’s room rate. Hotel is responsible for informing guests of this requirement. API assumes no responsibility. Any payments received by the hotel as a result of late cancellations or no-shows will be credited to API’s room block for attrition purposes.

Marriott Hotels is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its guests. Review Marriott Cleanliness Council for details.

Monitor the website for the JW Marriott Nashville or contact them directly with question or for ongoing and updated details.

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Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to [email protected]. Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Registration Fees and Details

Register Now

For registration questions or method of payment inquiries, please contact 202-682-8195 or [email protected]

  Register Before
Friday, March 17th 
Register After
Friday, March 17th  
Pipeline Conference Only $750.00 $950.00
Pipeline and Control Room – Conference $1,050.00 $1,250.00
Pipeline, Control Room, and Cybernetics Conference $1,300.00 $1,500.00
Pipeline and Cybernetics Conference $1,050.00 $1,250.00
Control Room Conference Only $550.00 $750.00
Cybernetics Conference Only $550.00 $750.00
Trade Association Staff $650.00 $850.00

Early Registration Deadline: March 17, 2023

Refund Cutoff Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 (No refunds granted after this date.)

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:

Cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by Friday, March 31, 2023. Cancellation shall be effective, final, and binding upon receipt by API. Cancellation requests received by Friday, March 31, 2023, will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds are not provided for cancellation requests received after Friday, March 31, 2023, and will be processed in the original form of payment.  Substitutions are welcome.

Terms of Participation:
API standards meetings are open to all interested parties. By participating in these meetings and the standardization process, you agree: (1) to fully comply with API’s policies and procedures governing standards and antitrust concerns, (2) that once balloted and approved by API, API shall have a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to use any materials submitted by the participant for use in the standard, including creation of any derivative works that will be solely owned by API, (3) you will not provide any material that will violate the rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, paten-ts, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks, (4) not to provide any  technical information or other materials that would violate U.S. export control laws, (5) to disclose the existence of  any patented technologies in the material that you provide, (6) you will not make audio recordings, video recordings, or take screen shots of API meetings and content without the express written consent of all persons who will be presenting their content, and (7) you must act professionally and comply with your company’s code of conduct at all times.

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