The 42nd Industrial Energy Technology Conference


The IETC is going virtual for 2020!

Join us December 8-11 !

Registration Now Open!

Preliminary Program now available!

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Originally, the IETC was scheduled for June 2-4, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We were initially hopeful we would be able to move the conference to August but it has become clear that with the current status of COVID-19, that is not an option.

After careful consideration, we have decided that the best and safest option is to move the conference to a virtual format being held December 8th through December 11th . We are still working out all of the details and will be providing updates as they are available.

While we wish we were meeting in person this year, we are excited to still be able to host this great conference in a new and innovative way this year and hope you will join us!

Additionally, we are working to complete arrangements with the Loews New Orleans for the IETC 2021 and hope to be back in person next year!

Historical Note:
We held the 27th IETC, and the first in New Orleans, in the late spring of 2005. About 3 months later, in late August, we signed the hotel contract for the following year, again in New Orleans. Less than two days after that, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city, and the surrounding Gulf Coast, to an astonishing degree. Essential services in the city and area were utterly overwhelmed. If you saw the news reports at the time, it looked like the recovery of the city itself was in doubt. There were many anxious moments for us when we had to worry “would we be able to have the 28th IETC at all.”

However, we stayed the course we were on and proceeded to hold the IETC as planned. It turned out to be a very good experience with a fine program, well attended from folks all around the world. I also witnessed from the people in New Orleans a strength and resiliency, and a pull-together attitude that was perfectly illustrated by the hotel General Manager – who stepped in and was part of the wait-staff, serving meals at the conference luncheons and break times. I don’t remember his name, but I will remember what he did, forever.

So, the IETC and New Orleans have already together weathered a major storm, and I expect that this “RESET” we have begun will lead to another good result.

Stay tuned!

2021 Call for Papers

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Past attendees praise for IETC

“It is the best conference from an industry point of view.”

“There is value added by hearing from my peers in energy management.”

“Great city, great hotel, great conference.”  

“Opportunities to network.”

“Good exposure. Good way to keep up to date about industrial energy practice.”

“First time attending, learned a lot from all the presentations. A lot of practical knowledge that I can put to use back at the office.”


About IETC

The IETC is hosted by the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University, the Texas State Energy Conservation Office, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. It is a one-of-a kind conference featuring topics important to industrial energy managers, utility experts, government program managers, vendors and others. The latest technologies and expertise on smart manufacturing, corporate energy management, energy opportunity analysis, and case studies of successful, real-world industrial efficiency projects are presented.

The IETC Vision

The Industrial Energy Technology Conference was created in 1979 to meet the needs of the industrial energy community. Unique in its industrial energy and waste reduction focus, the annual conference and Energy Managers’ Workshop are designed to serve the professionals who are involved in the production, use, or transportation of energy, or in designing and evaluating energy-related equipment and waste reduction practices. The IETC attracts an audience from North America and internationally, and is a major importance in educating the industrial energy community regarding industrial innovations, energy use and waste reduction programs, and the latest in various state and federal programs affecting industry.

Our Committment to Attendees

The staff, and your hosts, the Energy Systems Laboratory of the Texas A&M University System, the Texas State Energy Conservation Office, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, are committed to providing all attendees with an information package that will help you improve the performance of your company–something to take home and use–as well as to satisfy your own thirst for learning. Know with confidence that you will profit from the experience and technical expertise of our presenters, panelists, and speakers and, best of all, the dialogue with the multitude of energy and waste reduction professionals attending.

Who Will Benefit from Attending the IETC

The Industrial Energy Technology Conference is focused towards meeting the informational needs, and providing practical on-the-job value to individuals whose responsibilities involve making decisions about energy use, waste reduction, and equipment reliability. At the IETC you will have ample opportunity to meet individuals who are working professionals that are solving problems at their facilities. Time for interaction includes the panel discussions, and the technical sessions question-and-answer time, morning and afternoon breaktimes, the Wednesday evening reception, the Plenary Session on Wednesday morning that kicks off the conference, and the seated luncheons on both days of the conference. Attendees at the IETC hear about what other companies are successfully implementing, gauging the impact of new trends, seeing where the industry is heading, and sharing their experiences in meeting the challenges we are all facing. You will be surrounded by those who are facing the same questions, and those who have some of the answers!



  • Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
  • SECO
  • Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • American Chemistry Council
  • MP2 Energy
  • Spirax Sarco
  • TLV Corporation
  • Supporting Organizations

  • Chemical Engineering Progress
  • Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine
  • The Association of Energy Engineers