As COVID-19 diagnoses continue to increase worldwide, ISA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our members and customers.  

The World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other global health organizations have universally recommended the cancellation or postponement of gatherings, including conferences, to slow the spread of the virus.  

We are complying with those recommendations, as a result, the ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference, 4-6 August 2020, San Antonio, Texas, has been canceled. Refunds will be automatically processed.

The 2021 ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference is scheduled for 17-19 August 2021 in San Antonio, TX! Stay tuned for more event details. 

ISA introduces the Virtual Events Program, a series of virtual opportunities based on the pre-developed content for each event. These webinars and virtual events allow our registrants, members, and customers to engage with expert speakers, ask questions and participate in live, on-line discussions. Visit for more details.  

Virtual Events Program

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, wind, solar, etc.)
  • Water/Wastewater Management  
  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemical Refining
  • Mining and Metals

Speaker Presentation Resources

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 today!

In accordance with the Call for Abstracts, below you will find the instructions for participation, links to guidelines for formats and templates, instructions for submissions, and details about associated timelines. Your abstract, paper, and/or presentation will be assigned to a program committee member who will keep you informed about progress, provide feedback and who will also serve as your contact for the day of your presentation at the conference.  

Important Deadlines

Abstracts Due: 3 April
Acceptance to Speakers: 17 April
Draft Presentations Due: 1 May
Reviewer Comments to Speakers: 1 June
Presentation Release Form Due: 1 July
Speaker Registration: 1 July
Final Presentation Due: 1 July  

Download Call for Abstracts PDF
Abstract Template
Submit Abstract
Presentation Release Form

Who Should Attend?

Management • IT/OT Professionals • Operators/Instrument Technicians • Maintenance Personnel • Engineers • Integrators • Consultants • Automation Suppliers • Service Providers

from critical industry areas including, but not limited to...

Power Generation Water TreatmentWastewater ManagementOil and GasChemical Refining Food PharmaceuticalMining • Other Related Process Industries

Check out pictures from last year's event!

“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  

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