for the
IAPWS 2019
Symposium Program



CLICK HERE to download the IAPWS 2019 Schedule for the week of September 29-October 4. The schedule is subject to change, so check back for updates.

CLICK HERE for the Executive Committee Meeting Agenda (subject to change).

CLICK HERE for the Thermophysical Properties of Water and Steam (TPWS) Meeting Agenda (subject to change).

CLICK HERE for the Physical Chemistry of Aqueous Systems (PCAS) Meeting Agenda (subject to change).

CLICK HERE for the Power Cycle Chemistry Working Group (PCC WG) Meeting Agenda (subject to change).

CLICK HERE for the Industrial Requirements and Solutions Working Group (IRS) Meeting Agenda (subject to change).

CLICK HERE for the Chemistry and Mass Transport for Steam Generation and Injection Processes Symposium Agenda.


Sunday, September 29, 2019
• Registration and Welcome Reception

Monday, September 30, 2019
• Opening Plenary Session – Executive Committee Meeting
• Working Group Meetings

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
• PCAS Workshop
• PCC Workshop
• Working Group Meetings

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
• IAPWS Symposium Chemistry and Mass Transport for Steam Generation and Injection Processes.
CLICK HERE for the symposium agenda updated July 9, 2019 (the agenda is still subject to change).

Thursday, October 3, 2019
• Working Group Meetings
• IAPWS Dinner Event

Friday, October 4, 2019
• Executive Committee Meeting

Brewster’s Mount View Barbecue will provide a memorable Western Canadian experience for IAPWS 2019 participants. Transportation is provided by motor coach to this unique venue with a 360 degree view of the Rocky Mountains. A delicious meal with many options features traditional Alberta BBQ hip of beef with all the trimmings. A central bonfire inside the roundhouse will provide warmth and atmosphere as backdrop to traditional entertainment and plenty of networking time with IAPWS colleagues.

Brewsters Mountain BBQ
Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography

Banff and Lake Louise are destinations that offer a wide range of activities and tour options for accompanying guests of IAPWS 2019 participants. Following is a proposed program that can be organized if there is sufficient interest. The final costs and schedule for this program will depend upon the number of participants.   Please provide an expression of interest to participate in the program by sending an email to Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs, IAPWS 2019 Logistics Coordinator, by August 30, 2019. Based on response and interest, final costs and details will be provided by September 6, 2019.

Sunday, September 29
8:00 PM
Accompany Guests “Meet & Greet” Get-together
(during the Welcome Reception)

Monday, September 30
9:00 AM
Assemble in the hotel lobby – Lloyd Centre

9:30 AM
Walk to Banff Downtown (or take ROAM Transit)

12:00 PM
Lunch at Banff Springs Hotel or in town (group preference)

1:30 PM
Bow River Trail walk
This quiet riverside trail, mostly paved, is only a few steps away from downtown. Plenty of benches allow you to take in the views or enjoy a picnic lunch. Bow River Trail is wheelchair-friendly from the Muskrat Street access to the northwest end of this trail. Trail Map (PDF)

  • Central Park to Fenland Trail: 0.9 km, no elevation gain (10-15 mins.)
  • Central Park to Surprise Corner Viewpoint: 1.4 km, 20 m elevation gain (25-30 mins.)

3:00 PM
Return to The Banff Centre

Tuesday, October 1
9:00 AM
Assemble in the hotel lobby – Lloyd Centre

9:30 AM
Walk to town for coffee, site seeing

10:30 AM
Cave and Basin National Historic site and short walk (for those without a park pass, admission fee is $3.90 for adults/$3.40 for seniors)
Experience the birthplace of Canada’s national parks and learn about the natural and cultural history of the mountains. Discover the hot water that seeps from the rocks, smell the minerals and explore the trails. Enjoy it on your own or take one of the many guided tours.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch in town

1:00 PM
Afternoon excursion to Lake Louise, Moraine Lake with Lake Louise Gondola (5 hours including transfers and $80/person plus tax).
For over a century, explorers have been making the trip to the incredible towering mountain peaks and icy blue glaciers, which are the highlights at Moraine Lake. Your journey starts with a drive up from Banff along the Bow Valley Parkway wildlife corridor. You will then join the Moraine Lake Road up to The Valley of the Ten Peaks and the World-renowned Moraine Lake. Spend some time here marveling at the glowing blue waters and grab refreshment in the teahouse before making your way down the valley towards the iconic Lake Louise and it’s azure waters.

6:00 PM
Return to The Banff Centre

Wednesday, October 2
9:00 AM

Assemble in the hotel lobby – Lloyd Centre Decide as group for morning activity

12:00 PM
Walk to town for lunch & then to the Information Centre for the shuttle to the Banff Gondola, or take the Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and have lunch.

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Banff Gondola Ride ($53/person and must book tickets in advance)

Floating its way up Sulphur Mountain, the Banff Sightseeing Gondola is located five minutes’ drive from the town of Banff. The eight-minute ride takes guests to a lofty altitude of 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) in cabins that seat up to four people. Once at the top, enjoy the restaurants, cafés, short hiking trails and new interpretive centre. If you are feeling adventurous, walk along the ridge line of Sulphur Mountain to see the Cosmic Ray Station, a historic site of Canada built to study cosmic rays.

4:00 PM
Return to The Banff Centre

Thursday, October 3
9:00 AM
Assemble in the hotel lobby – Lloyd Centre

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Walk to town for shopping and sight-seeing

4:00 PM
Return to The Banff Centre

6:30 PM
IAPWS Dinner Event at Mountview BBQ

If you have any questions about the IAPWS 2019 Accompanying Guest Program please contact Elizabeth Muckle-Jeffs, IAPWS 2019 Logistics Coordinator.