April 6, 2018

What’s New

IPEIA Webinars

Next up!
IPEIA Technical Presentations
October 19, 2023,
10:00AM to 11:30AM (MT)

The Practical Considerations of Welding

Paisley Cameron

The True Costs of Hot Work

Don Cooper, Innovator Industrial Services

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IPEIA Exhibition & Sponsorship First Right of Refusal (FRoR) Opens May 1, 2023!

Exclusive offer for 2023 Past Exhibitors & Sponsors – check your emails for your registration codes to try to secure a booth or sponsorship opportunity.  First Come First Serve!

IPEIA Conference Sponsorship
IPEIA – Exhibition

Call for Content is OPEN!  Submit your ideas and presentation abstracts!

If you want to be considered for IPEIA’s 2024 Technical and Special Session Programming, you must submit your abstracts into the IPEIA APART System!  IPEIA – Call for Content

IPEIA offers Certificates of Attendance to our Annual Conferences & Membership Webinar Series!

IPEIA provides Certificates of Attendance to the attendees of our annual Conference & Exhibition!
For information on how to download your certificates of attendance from attending an IPEIA Conference, please click here.

IPEIA Members receive Certificates of Attendance for attending our Webinar Series LIVE events!
IPEIA is proud to provide a learning forum to its members, to increase awareness and provide knowledge and education for the continuous improvement of the pressure equipment industry. For information on IPEIA’s upcoming webinars, please click here.

Not a member?
Become a 2023 IPEIA Member to take part in all of IPEIA’s annual offerings! Click here to learn more.

Interested in being an IPEIA Committee Member?

Are you seeking the opportunity to contribute to our industry and make a difference? IPEIA is seeking committee members to join our association to help build and facilitate programming for our membership.

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2024 IPEIA Conference & Exhibition

The 2024 IPEIA Conference & Exhibition will be held February 26 – 29th, 2024 in Jasper, AB.

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IPEIA’s 2024 Call for Content (Abstract submissions)

IPEIA’s 2024 Call for Content (Abstract submissions) is OPEN!!
To Submit, visit the Registration System.

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2024 IPEIA Sponsorship & Exhibition Renewals

The 2024 IPEIA Sponsorship & Exhibition renewals close March 15th, 2023!

Click here to renew.

IPEIA Members

Is there a conference presentation you missed out on or simply want to view again? They will be available in the coming weeks. Watch our website, emails, and social media for these updates!

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2023 Conference & Exhibition is now sold out!

Note: There will be NO On-Site registration for this years conference.

All conference registrations and networking tickets are sold! You can still purchase your IPEIA 2023 membership to gain access to all upcoming webinars, IPEIA discount offers, and to view all conferences and past presentations.

Click here for more details.

Pursuit Logo

IPEIA Guests! Pursuit is pleased to offer a 15% discount specifically on Pursuit food & beverage outlets in Jasper!! Show your IPEIA Badge (prior to ordering) when dining in any of our Pursuit properties to receive your discount, 15%  off!!!  Offer is valid Sunday, Feb 26th 5:00pm through to Friday, March 3rd, 2023 1:00pm.

*note – Starbucks is excluded from this offer

Marmot LodgeChateau Jasper HotelCrimson Hotel

Upcoming Events

Industry Night; The Next Generation – Recruitment Strategies.

A number of industry organizations including IPEIA, AMPP, CWA, AWS, SAIT and Careers; The Next Generation are arranging a meeting in Calgary with 2 panels to discuss how our industry can attract new blood. See below for a description of the event, and an Eventbrite link for ticket sales.

Date and time: Wednesday April 5th, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST

Location: Macdonald Hall 1301 16 Avenue Northwest Calgary, AB

How can industry attract enough people to fill roles in weld inspection, corrosion inspection, in-field maintenance inspection, non-destructive testing, coatings inspection, etc.?

The baby boomer generation is in the midst of widespread retirement, a growing number of jobs appear to have increasingly sophisticated examination requirements, and some post-secondary institutions are reporting fewer applicants for programs that typically provide skilled and knowledgeable workers for careers in inspections and examinations.

At this joint evening event, we are proud to present two panels to represent different viewpoints related to finding enough skilled and knowledgeable personnel for available inspector and examiner roles:

Click here to register.

How IPEIA Gives Back

IPEIA supports the next generation of our industry through scholarships and donations to educational institutes.

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IPEIA’s Media Presence

IPEIA is thrilled to announce we are building our media presence!  Thank you Infinity Growth for your support of IPEIA and our industry.

Infinity Growth wanted to do something significant and start contributing towards closing the gap on the SDG (sustainable development goals), set by the United Nations some time ago.  We have chosen, SDG number 4, 5, 8 and 17, to start working on.  As such, we are very excited to announce that we acquired Materials Business Magazine, and this acquisition greatly align with our Vision as well as our corporate and personal values.  If you have not yet subscribed to the newsletter, we encourage you to do so now!!! We will have a mix of articles, podcasts, interviews and many other great surprises. Follow us on LinkedIn, so you don’t miss any updates either! 

Visit our website:  www.infinitygrowth.ca and click on the “newsletter and podcast” section…. You have already FREE access to over 900 articles and soon you will have the access to listen and watch the podcasts as well. 

Call for Content is now closed.

Click here for more details.

IPEIA is in the NEWS!

For more information, read the press release.

IPEIA Exhibition and Sponsorship

Our Exhibition has sold out for the 2023 Conference.  Lots of Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Come join us and be part of our 2023 Conference!!

Click here for more details on sponsorship.

Announcing the 2023 Conference and Exhibition!

February 27 – March 2, 2023
@ Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta, Canada

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Volunteer for IPEIA

If you would like to be a volunteer with IPEIA, we want to hear from you

Click here for more details.

Do you have more questions? We have the answers!

Take a look at our new FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Announcing our In-Person Special Sessions at IPEIA 2022

Our special sessions committee has been hard at work finalizing details for some of our best attended seminars at the IPEIA conference.

Our training sessions, Regulatory Panel, and Integrity Challenges Forum have all grown in popularity over the last few years and we expect this year to be no different.

Click here for more details.

We are excited to announce the keynote speakers we have in place for the conference!

Tuesday, March 1st, 9:00 AM: Mark Plamondon, Executive Director; Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association

Wednesday, March 2nd, 9:00 AM: Jennifer Barroll, Corporate Leadership and Communications Consultant

Thursday, March 3rd, 3:00 PM: Spencer Beach, Professional Speaker – Motivation. Safety. Inspiration.

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IPEIA 2022 Conference & Exhibition / 2022 Membership Registration is now live!

Click here to view the IPEIA 2022 Preliminary Schedule.

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If you need additional support to request your attendance at IPEIA 2022 Conference & Exhibition – click here for the Delegate Letter of Attendance.

IPEIA 2022 Call for Content is Still Open

Content is submission has been extended to October 15, 2021

Click here for more details.

Next UP!

RBI course available!

IPEIA is very excited to announce our last virtual offering of 2021 for our members!
IPEIA is partnering with Becht Engineering Services to provide a virtual course on Risk-Based Inspection, as well as an API 580 RBI Recommended Practice update on October 28, 2021, at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET).

The cost for attending this course is $250.00 CAD for IPEIA members / $350.00 CAD for non-members.

Certificates of attendance will be provided for attendees following the completion of the session.

To register for this very valuable session, please click here.

More technical presentations!

IPEIA Webinar – October 21, 2021, 10AM to11:30AM MST

“The Case of the “Technical Competency Programs” 
Mr. Rick Marsden, Program development Coordinator, Inspection Department, ABSA, the Pressure Equipment Safety Authority

“How to Get the Best Out of Composite Repairs”
Dr. Paul Hill,  Global Business Manager, Composite Repair, TEAM Industrial Services Inc.

Click here for more details.

We want YOU!! IPEIA is looking for keynote speakers to add to our 2022 lineup!

IPEIA is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Jasper, AB and we are looking for remarkable keynote speakers to leave a lasting impression on our audience.

Click here for more details.

IPEIA 2022 Accommodation


Don’t miss out!  Book your accommodations now!

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We are pleased to announce that we are already preparing for the 2022 IPEIA Membership Offerings and this is your chance to get in on the action!

IPEIA is looking for content to be provided either in-person, or through our virtual offerings for 2022, as IPEIA has yet to determine whether an in-person conference will be held in 2022.

Click here for more details.

Message from the IPEIA 2021 Chair

On behalf of the 2022 IPEIA Steering Committee, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued commitment and dedication to IPEIA. As we have all experienced throughout this year, adapting to change and creating innovative solutions is not only the key to survival, but also… Click here to read more!

IPEIA is celebrating International Women’s Day!

Women have a place in every facet of the IPEIA organization; including the present chair, the manager, the administrator, the bookkeeper, multiple sub-committee chairs, numerous volunteers, technical speakers, the webinar moderator, and event/conference attendees.

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Update: March 2, 2021:  It is time to hear from you!  This survey is part of IPEIA’s Integrity Challenge Forum.

The survey investigates the question about the complexity and abundance of procedures and processes required to safely manage pressure equipment in Western Canadian provinces (is there to much red tape and regulatory overlap between provinces?)

The survey will close on March 26, 2021
Thank you for sharing your voice to continuously allow us to help evolve and improve our industry!

More on IPEIA’s Integrity Challenge Forum

The IPEIA Special Sessions Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Pressure Equipment Regulatory Session!

What: The pressure equipment regulatory bodies for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia are gathering to share important updates and information with the IPEIA membership community.

Click here for more details.

2021 IPEIA Webinar Presentations Schedule has been posted!

IPEIA is excited to announce an incredible year of presentations for our members to take part in safely though our new webinar series!!

View Schedule


Thank you AVHENG. for your generous prize donation!!  We appreciate your continuous support of IPEIA!!

We are looking forward to announcing our fun networking games and opportunities for our membership to take part in.


Thank you NORAM Engineering & Constructors Ltd. for your generous prize donation!!  We appreciate your continuous support of IPEIA!!

We are looking forward to announcing our fun networking games and opportunities for our membership to take part in.

Become a 2021 IPEIA MEMBER!!

2021 IPEIA Membership Registration – opens November 25, 2020!!
Become a Member of IPEIA
Membership Annual Dues—January 1, 2021 through to December 31, 2021: $250/year

Take advantage of our special rate for 2021 – 50% off: $125
Click here for more details.


Participation in the IPEIA Corporate Membership Program is a highly visible, cost-effective way for your company to showcase your products and services.  Make members aware of your commitment to the pressure equipment industry by investing in a corporate membership.

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ICF – Task Force #2 – Regulatory Process Streamlining – Quarterly Update

The Task Force working on Regulatory Process Streamlining (RPS) has decided to provide members with ongoing updates due to the interruptions of normal communications caused by Covid-19.
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IPEIA Members… this “impacts” you…

Globally the IMPACT study has provided data that has been used to keep government officials, regulators, industry and the general public informed about corrosion control management practices and the associated reduction of corrosion costs. The data has been instrumental in the development of public policy, standards, and corrosion management planning.  This will translate in support for our teams, companies, industry and country in general.   

This IMPACT Canada study is an extension of global IMPACT study. 

For more details on how to participate in this study, click here.

Calling all Students!!

The 5th Annual Engineering & Code Essentials Courses are now open for Registration!!! 

The 2021 Engineering and Code Essentials for the Pressure Equipment Industry Series are full-week pre-professional courses designed to prepare students for a career in the Pressure Equipment Industry

Click here for more information

We want YOU: IPEIA 2021 is looking for a Keynote Speaker to add to our 2021 speaker lineup!

 2021 is IPEIA’s 25th anniversary, and we are looking for a remarkable keynote speaker to leave a lasting impression on our audience. We are looking for someone who has industry experience in pressure equipment, oil and gas, and/or an extraordinary life story to share! To see the IPEIA 2020 keynote speakers, visit our IPEIA 2020 Highlights page!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a keynote speaker or have questions, please reach out to admin@ipeia.com

We invite your nominations for IPEIA member emeritus (ME).

There are long serving steering committee, executive committee members and others who have contributed to the success of IPEIA who should be recognized as ME after their active involvement in IPEIA ceases.

You will find the requirements to become an ME outlined on the nomination form. The nomination form is available for download here.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

IPEIA 2020 Technical  Presentation Videos and all Past Presentations

Your IPEIA FULL Conference registration (or virtual membership) include access for one year to all of the past presentations, anytime from anywhere!!

Click here to access the presentations.

Call for Presentations

The 2021 IPEIA Program Committee is soliciting presentations with a focus on the pressure equipment industry and its technologies.
Abstract submission opens Monday, June 1, 2020 and the deadline is September 30, 2020. 

For more information visit IPEIA’s Call for Technical Presentations webpage: https://ipeia.com/call-for-presentations/

Past Exhibitors and Sponsors

IPEIA recognizes that we are experiencing a unique situation with this uncertain time. We want to offer you more time to secure your booth and/or sponsorship opportunity.  IPEIA will be postponing the First Right of Refusal (FRoR) period (dates to be announced). Secondly, IPEIA will be holding the pricing from IPEIA 2020. We value our relationship and appreciate your commitment to IPEIA throughout the years.

Click here for more information on renewing your exhibitor or sponsorship spot.

Congratulations to Mr. Bobby Wright

IPEIA would like to congratulate Mr. Bobby Wright! Bobby has been inducted into IPEIA’s “Hall of Fame” and has a new title of “Member Emeritus”.  Bobby offered years and years of support to IPEIA and the industry and we appreciate you!  Thank you for all you have done, continue to do and keep on bringing your infectious joy every where you go Bobby!

Calling All Volunteers!

We are always looking for new enthusiastic volunteers to join our committees, please reach out to admin@ipeia.com and let us know where you would like to help!

IPEIA’s Sub-Committees:

Finance Committee

  • Budget Development
  • Financial Tracking
  • Conference Development Proposal Support

Program Committee

  • Technical Program
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Awards Ceremony

Pre Conference

  • Monday Tuesday Training Courses
  • Workshops

Industry Group Special Meetings

  • Integrity Challenges Special Forum
  • Regulatory Panel

Education Committee

  • Codes Courses
  • Work with IGs to amalgamate training efforts
  • Liaison/Relationships with Secondary Education Institutions
  • Support/mentorship to Students of the Industry

Public Relations Committee
The PR Committee has a large scope so recently we have broken it into the following sub-committees:

  • Sponsorship
  • Exhibition
  • Events & Registration (Spousal, Exhibitor Appreciation, Volunteer Reception, Networking Event, Delegate Registration, etc.
  • Communication (Website, app, social media, marketing, etc. )

Each of these committees meets monthly, we try to provide both in person and call-in options. Each committee chair then attends the monthly steering committee meetings on the committees behalf. There is a time commitment requested of our volunteer in-between the monthly meetings to help us complete tasks, phone calls, planning, etc.

We believe in playing to people’s interests and strengths. We want to help set you up for success within the committees.

Alison Weeks
2021 IPEIA Chair