Conference: 18-19 November 2020 Training: 17 November 2020 Houston, TX USA  


As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 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.

ISA is passionate about keeping our members, customers, and industries safe and healthy. We will monitor the global impacts of COVID-19 closely and make plans for face-to-face events according to the guidance from health organizations around the world. This conference is currently being held as scheduled.

ISA PIC is THE Process Event for Industry Professionals

This year’s event has been expanded to deliver more comprehensive technical content to a broader range of professionals in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries.  

ISA PIC 2020—Process Industry Conference combines the technical expertise, knowledge, and experience of ISA—the global leader in process automation standards, training, and education—along with leading experts across critical areas covering: process instrumentation/control, cybersecurity & safety systems, open architecture & infrastructure, and operational excellence as well as robotics and subsea automation. 

Program Benefits

By offering a leading-edge technical program for addressing the demands of a changing world, ISA PIC 2020—Process Industry Conference is the process industry event that engineers and automation professionals can't afford to miss. 

  • Keynote presenters will reflect on the imagination of today’s thought leaders and innovators and provide perspective on the latest advances and trends in manufacturing technologies and applications. 
  • Comprehensive technical tracks will cover the crucial issues facing today’s manufacturing decision-makers—and those expected to determine both success and failure in the years ahead. 
  • Expert-led training courses will provide an added advantage for professional development on topics related to industrial cybersecurity, alarm management, and safety instrumented system criticalities. 
  • An exhibitor showcase of networking and promotional opportunities providing prime access to key industry products, services, and solutions.  

See photos from last year's event here.

Share your expertise—submit an abstract!

The 2020 ISA Process Industry Conference is the outstanding forum for discussions of new and innovative process control and safety techniques, developments, and applications. A worldwide array of speakers and attendees alike have the distinct opportunity to participate in informal discussions and networking activities to acquire the latest information about process control, cybersecurity, and safety solutions. Abstracts are currently being accepted for consideration.

Abstract deadline has been extended to 24 April!

Submit an Abstract Today!
Call for Abstracts PDF

Proposed Conference Topics: 

Critical Industry Trends & Challenges: • Reducing Lifecycle Costs • Relationship Management • New Hire Training • Business Case for Automation • Digital Oilfield Development • Equipment Certification Standards Cybersecurity: • Cybersecurity and Functional Safety Lifecycle • Supply Chain Cybersecurity • Best Practices in Cybersecurity Assessment

Process Control: • Alarm Management • Automation Projects (PLCS, DCS & SCADA) • Human Machine Interface (HMI) • Intelligent Device Management • Maintenance • Model Predictive Control • Operator Training • Pipeline Automation • Procedural Control Applications • Process Optimization • Smart Manufacturing with MES/MOM Applications • Smart Sensors & IIOT

Safety Systems: • Functional Safety Lifecycle • Risk Analysis • SIL Determination/Verification • Operation and Maintenance • Proven In Use Justification • Product Certification Advanced Technologies: • Open Architecture &&Infrastructure • Operator Performance/Operational Excellence • Robotics &&Intelligent Systems • Industrial Robots &&Robot System Safety • Computing &&Visualization

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

1. View state-of-the-art products and technology services and solutions 2. Gain a competitive edge by participating in ISA technical training courses 3. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders 4. Participate in a variety of technical tracks and topical sessions 5. Network with peers and make valuable professional connections 

Registration Fees: 

EARLY BIRD Full Conference (on or before 14 August)

ISA Member: 640 USD Non-Member/List: 800 USD Student/Retirees: 100 USD

Full Conference (after 14 August)

ISA Member: 750 USD Non-Member/List: 900 USD Student/Retirees: 125 USD  

Register by 1 June to be entered for a chance to win a remote-controlled 4K drone!