Spring Forum 2024
Join us where innovation meets collaboration, set against the backdrop of the latest trends and breakthroughs in our industry.

- April 23, 2024 -

When, Where, & How to Join

Date:

April 23rd, 2024

Where:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown
1515 Dallas Street
Houston, Texas, 77010, USA

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PODS 2024 Spring Forum - Program Agenda
Welcome to an expanded event with more speakers, panels, and learning for you!

We have an impressive lineup of industry leaders and innovators ready to share their insights. Stay tuned for the full agenda and speaker profiles.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown – Book Discounted Room Rate Here!

10:30 am – Check in at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown

11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Luncheon, Presentations and Awards

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Break

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Afternoon Roundtable Sessions and Panels

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception

6:00 pmEND

Book Your Room Here!

We have secured a room block at a discounted rate at the Embassy Suites (saving you $50 per night) to include the PODS Spring Forum and Esri’s ERGIS event! Discounted rate deadline is March 24th so make sure to book early.

Speakers & Panels Coming Soon!

Do you want to have a particular topic or speaker at the Forum?

Enhance your experience at the PODS 2024 Spring Forum by sharing your ideas and preferences! If there’s a specific topic you’re eager to learn about, or a speaker you’d love to hear from, let us know. Your suggestions are invaluable in shaping an enriching and relevant forum.

2024 Spring Forum Awards

Join us in recognizing the trailblazers and innovators of the pipeline data management industry at the prestigious PODS 2024 Spring Forum Awards. This esteemed event, set against the backdrop of the Spring Forum, honors the exceptional contributions and advancements in our field.

Volunteer of the Year (Individual)

The Volunteer of the Year is awarded to the person who has made the biggest impact on the PODS organization through participation, innovation, leadership, and just plain grit and hard work. Without this person, PODS would not be all that it is today!

Innovation Award (Individual, Team or Member Company)

Who has the best ideas for advancing pipeline data management from a technical aspect? The Innovation Award is for the person, team or company who always seeks to build a better mousetrap and contribute to the consistent growth and innovation of PODS.

Strategic Implementation Award (Operator Member Company)

Awarded to a PODS operator member who took a major step implementing the latest version of PODS and is prepared to tell and share their story. Maybe they combined databases while implementing or they had multiple changes going on at once or major roadblocks. Whatever the challenge, this organization showcased stellar implementation.

PODS Migration Award (Operator or Service Company Member)

The PODS Migration Award seeks to acknowledge a service company supporting a new PODS implementation or a new operator member using the PODS model for the first time. Seeking nominations of operator companies who have a successful implementation of PODS from another platform (or their support service company) and can showcase immediate improvements and success within their organization. Or a service company member showcasing the successful development strategy to implement PODS at an organization.

Service Company of the Year

To be the Service Company of the Year, you are the organization who donated the most man-person hours to PODS in a volunteer capacity. There are so many ways to support the PODS Community with committees, working groups, etc. This company supported their team with the leeway to perform above and beyond for the benefit of the community – they showed up and got the job done!

Operator of the Year

As Operator of the Year, you are the operator who best exemplifies living, eating, breathing, and sleeping PODS. You are the operator willing to share your experience with the proven benefits and advancement due to use of PODS data structure. This operator has supported their teams to engage with all of the resources the PODS Community has to offer while translating the value of PODS for pipeline safety, asset knowledge management, regulatory compliance and optimized operations.