According to many people, last year’s HPRCT Conference was one of the most dynamic, interactive, and useful conferences ever. Although it will be hard to beat, our planning team is committed to making this years conference even better.

The Portsmouth area is filled with unique sights and sounds, and the hotel we'll be staying at is beautiful. Be prepared to see Naval Vessels, yachts and sailboats almost within reach. Take a short ferry-ride to Norfolk's Waterside for another dimension of after-conference activities.

As for the conference itself, we'll be trying some exciting new things. For example, we'll have 10-minute RAPID-FIRE presentations in our General Session, another Poster Session , a variety of new networking experiences , and some unique breakout sessions to enhance your ability to walk away with practical, useful ways to enhance the operating performance of your company.

In support of this year’s theme, we are looking for abstracts that provide useful information for both novices and experienced professionals in the following fields. Note that we have added a new category: General Information.

  • Optimizing Human Performance (HP)
  • Understanding and Addressing the Causes of Things That Go Wrong (RC)
  • Using Metrics to Monitor Performance Improvement (T)
  • Establishing a High Reliability, Resilient Organization (HRO)
  • General Information that does not readily fit in another category (GEN)

We are looking for case studies, practical applications, best practices, learning’s from industry-shaping events, as well as leading edge thoughts and ideas in the above categories.

Talks can either be presented to our morning General Sessions, where all will be in attendance – or in one of several breakout sessions during the afternoon – or in half or full-day workshops. This year's POSTER SESSION and RAPID-FIRE presentations with both be slotted as General Sessions to assure all will be in attendance.

We are also soliciting abstracts for half or full day workshops.

The deadline for these Abstracts is January 31 st , 2020.  THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE.

Submitters will be contacted by February 24th to inform them of acceptance or rejection.