the 49th turbomachinery & 36th pump symposia (and short courses) scheduled for september 14 – 17, 2020 in houston, texas has been cancelled. there will be a virtual version of the event later in 2020 (likely in early december), with details to follow over the next several weeks. the next face-to-face tps and related short courses will be held in houston as originally scheduled on december 13 – 16, 2021.
"this heavy decision is based on a combination of factors, but is due in large part to the global covid-19 pandemic. above all, i have the utmost concern for the health and safety of the turbomachinery laboratory staff, our local city and contracted support teams, and the many potential participants of the symposia. in addition, uncertainties in the regional, national, and international situation over the duration of the calendar year make planning for a live or even hybrid event extremely difficult at best. these uncertainties include the economic environment of the industry, fluid administrative constraints at all levels, and the future travel policies of engineering companies both large and small, among many others," said dr. eric petersen, director, tees turbomachinery laboratory.
exhibitors, authors, attendees, and advisory committee members will have questions concerning the 2020 tps. all of the related details and updates will be addressed through upcoming communications from the turbo lab staff, so please be on the lookout for more information and correspondence to follow.