2019 Energy & Water Automation Conference, Orlando, FL | ISA

Conference: 7–8 August 2019 Training: 5–6 August 2019 Venue: OMNI Championsgate, Orlando, Florida


NEW TWO-DAY EVENT featuring interactive sessions led by ISA's power generation, alternative energy, municipal water, and industrial water experts

Join us for critical industry discussions

You’re facing challenges in an ever-changing world – and we’re bringing the best and brightest minds together to find solutions.

Multiple industries will collaborate in this new event to explore best practices and new technologies to address: 

  • Leveraging data analytics to drive results
  • Navigating IIoT with safety and cybersecurity in mind
  • Applying the insights of Smart Cities Initiatives to improve operations  
  • Leveraging solutions in multiple industries, including oil and gas, refining, power generation, wind and solar energy, and water handling

Speakers will share their success stories and lessons learned in these critical areas and leverage solutions across multiple industries including:  

  • Power Generation (electric, nuclear, wind, solar, etc.)
  • Water/Wastewater Management  
  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemical Refining
  • Mining and Metals 
  • and, other Process Manufacturing entities! 

“We’re excited to offer attendees a meaningful and comprehensive technical program that brings expertise from multiple industries to bear on today’s most pressing challenges.”  

Manoj Yegnaraman ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference Chair Associate Vice President and Principal Instrumentation & Control Engineer, Carollo Engineers  

Share your expertise—submit an abstract!

Speakers and attendees from around the world will participate in informal discussions and networking activities focusing on the energy and water industries. Here's your chance to share your expertise—submit an abstract for consideration by 1 April! 

Proposed topics include: 

Implementing Industrial Automation Standards • Industrial Cybersecurity, Risk Assessment/Mitigation • Alarm Management Philosophy & Rationalization • Human Machine Interface & Operator Effectiveness • SCADA Systems Design & Execution • Other Industry Plant Safety Standards, Codes & Regulations  

Automation Approaches: Case Studies & Common Solutions • Control System Strategies • Advanced Control Technologies—Protocols/Sensors/Remote Monitoring • Project Management and System Integration Best Practices  

Innovative Technologies & Product Solutions Data Analytics & Work Order Reporting • Instrumentation Application/Process Measurements • Smart Cities Initiative/Intelligent + Expert Systems • Cybersecurity Strategies • Renewables/Green Infrastructure  

Imminent Industry Challenges • Effective Plant Management Operational Efficiency • People and Process Optimization 

Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD Full Conference (on or before 31 May) 

ISA Member: 440 USD Non-Member/List: 600 USD

EWAC Committee Member: 350 USD AWWA Member: 350 USD WEF Member: 350 USD

Authors/Speakers (Two-Day): 350 USD Authors/Speakers (One-Day): 175 USD

Student/Retirees: 100 USD 

Full Conference (after 31 May)  

ISA Member: 560 USD Non-Member/List: 700 USD

EWAC Committee Member: 450 USD AWWA Member: 450 USD WEF Member: 450 USD  

Authors/Speakers (Two-Day): 450 USD Authors/Speakers (One-Day): 225 USD  

Student/Retirees: 125 USD  

Note: Exhibitors may register up to two additional personnel for 250 USD per person, per day.

Attendance Justification Toolkit

Need help in justifying your attendance at this relevant, one-of-a-kind professional development event? Get the justification you need for 2019 budget approval with our Conference Attendance Toolkit (aka Convince Your Boss), which provides all the right information you need to prove ROI through your attendance to enhance your skills/expertise, make valuable contacts and bring back value to your organization following the event.

ISA Technical Training Schedule*

Take advantage of ISA one-day, technical training! This is a yet-another opportunity to expand your professional development and gain CEU or PDH credits by attending one or more valuable short courses being held in conjunction with EWAC 2019. 

IC30C Introduction to SCADA Systems Integration Date: Monday, 5 August Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7

Member: $650.00 USD Community Member/List: $815.00 USD

This course explaings the parts and technologies that make up a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and shows you how to evaluate potential benefits of applying the technology to your process application.  

IC39C - Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems Date: Monday, 5 August Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7  

Member: $650.00 USD Community Member/List: $815.00 USD

This course focuses on the key activities of the alarm management lifecycle provided in the ANSI/ISA-18.00.02 standard. Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries. The activities include the alarm philosophy development, alarm rationalization, basic alarm design, advanced alarm techniques, Human Machine Interface (HMI) design for alarms, monitoring assessment, management of change, and audit. 

MT05C - Project Management for Technical Professionals Date: Tuesday, 6 August Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7  

Member: $650.00 USD Community Member/List: $815.00 USD  

This course overviews project management for technical professionals responsible for managing technical projects as well as for anyone interested in enhancing their project management knowledge and skills. The fundamentals of what you need to know to manage technical projects are presented. It broadly overviews the concepts and practices of the project mamangement life cycle and presents the techniques, concept, and tools needed to define, plan, monitor, control, and clost a technical project. 

IC87C - CyberSensors: Advancements in Automation CyberPhysical Security Date: Tuesday, 6 August Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7  

Member: $650.00 USD Community Member/List: $815.00 USD  

This course presents a substantial change to cyber- and cyberphysical security that is arising in the electric utility SCADA domain. Advances in technology as well as business operation changes are presented with specific impacts on legacy SP95/99 (Purdue Model and zones & conduits) architectures. Modern advances in sensor technology, IT/OT cognizant systems, the latest wireless and Internet of Things (IoT and Industrial IoT) are layered into the “cybersensors” discussions providing implications for seamless integration into IT security and OT operational systems. Numerous examples of real-world deployments are covered for facilities using supervisory control and acquisition (SCADA) systems.

* Note: Registration for training courses is separate from, and in addition to, your conference registration fee. For more information or to register, contact ISA at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org.  

Network with colleagues and friends in sunny Orlando!

The Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate features a 15-acre playground with impeccable golf greens, pristine indoor and outdoor pools, an 850-foot lazy river, a video game arcade, and a 10,000 square foot signature spa. Enjoy 36 holes of championship golf, a lighted 9-hole golf course, and 18 holes of miniature golf—all within the world headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy.  

You’ll love every minute of your time at this exclusive resort!

To reserve your hotel room online click HERE or call +1-407-390-6664. 

Room rate: $129/night Cutoff date: 7/15 

Event Refund-Cancellation Policy While we hope your plans do not change, we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise. If you cancel at least two weeks before the start date of the event, you can receive a full refund. If you cancel less than two weeks before the event start date, you can utilize your credit to transfer to a future technical event offering in the remaining year, or use for the purchase of other ISA products/services of comparable value, but there will be no refunds. In the unlikely occurrence of an event cancellation and circumstances beyond our control, ISA will also attempt to notify all registrants no later than ten days prior to the scheduled event date. ISA is not responsible for any travel or related scheduling expenses incurred prior to a cancellation decision. Please note that all outstanding registration fees are also due prior to your event attendance. 

Download the ISA EWAC Mobile App

This mobile event technology platform will allow attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors to navigate the event program and location, communicate and connect with other event participants, gather critical industry supplier information, share attendee experiences, compete with fellow attendess for leaderboard statues, virtual drawings for prizes, AND MUCH MORE!  

  • Click here to download the Socio App on your iPhone or Android 
  • After the app is installed, you will need to sign up and setup your attendee profile  
  • To to the Events Tab and select Search for an Event  
  • Enter (Search): 2019 ISA Energy and Water Automation Conference  
  • Select Join Now and enter the passphrase: EWAC2019

Exhibit Showcase Opportunities!

EWAC 2019 will give exhibitors the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a variety of industry decision makers searching for solutions, products, services and partners they can trust to make their jobs easier. 

For questions about exhibiting or to save your space, contact one of our event specialists below for more information:  

Richard Simpson +1 919-414-7395 rsimpson@isa.org  

Chris Nelson +1 919-990-9265 cnelson@isa.org

Elena Pitt +1 919-323-4023 epitt@isa.org

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