Event Dates

August 19 – August 20, 2010


George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

Event Details

On Wednesday, August 18 The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) would like to invite you to the NAPE ® Conference, previously known as the E&P Forum. The NAPE ® Conference is sponsored by IHS, and its theme is “U.S. E&P: Liquids Rise to the Top.” IPAA Chairman Bruce Vincent and IPAA Director of Government Relations and Industry Affairs, Joel Noyes will be participating with Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) in a panel discussion titled “Energy Policy and America’s Future.”

The following day IPAA will be participating in the NAPE ® EXPO. Please stop by booth #1857 to learn about the success IPAA is having in Washington through various meetings with the Obama administration, congressional leadership, the media and advocacy campaigns. We will also have information on our upcoming meetings, which is another way to stay informed and connected.

Please Note: For the first time, you may register for the NAPE Conference only, or both the conference and the EXPO.

The cost to register onsite for the NAPE ® Conference is $225.
The cost to register onsite for the NAPE EXPO ® is $325.

Additionally, we are offering a 50 percent discount off FIRST TIME regular memberships for anyone who stops by the booth and completes a new member application form. We will also be raffling the following prizes to those who leave us their business card:

  • One of three tailgating coolers (winners will be notified during the EXPO)
  • One free year membership to IPAA (a $420 value – winner will be notified after the EXPO)

Pre-registration is now closed. However, onsite registration will be available during the following hours at the George R. Brown Convention Center:
Wednesday, August 18 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 19 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, August 20 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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Airline Discount

Continental Airlines
IPAA has negotiated discounted airfares on Continental Airlines. Call your travel professional or Continental MeetingWorks at (800) 468-7022 for reservations and refer to Z Code “ZGGM” and Agreement Code: “BYERCJ”. There will be a $20 service fee collected, per ticket, for all tickets issued through MeetingWorks Reservations, or any Continental Airlines ticketing facility. This fee is subject to change without notice. To avoid a service fee and receive an additional 3% discount (on published fares only) book your reservations online at Enter both your Z-code and Agreement code (without space) in the Offer Code Box (ex: OFFER CODE: ZGGMBYERCJ). Travel agencies must list the Z Code in the Ticket Designator Box and Tour Code Box on the ticket.
Travel agencies must list the Z Code in the Ticket Designator Box and Tour Code Box on the ticket.

Ground Transportation Discounts

Hertz offers special daily and weekly rental rates to conference attendees traveling to Summer NAPE. To make reservations, call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 and refer to CV# 02XX0010 or book online.

Questions? Staff Contacts

Fred Lawrence