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Pumps & Pipes relaunches in-person event — here's what's on tap

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Houston's premier innovation event is fast approaching, and you'll want to be there. Pumps & Pipes brings together pioneers across aerospace, energy, and medicine for cross-industry discussions and collaborations, and it's happening at Ion on December 5 from 8 am-3 pm.

As an organization, Pumps & Pipes has been around for 15 years and developed out of Houston Methodist's Debakey Heart & Vascular Center. This year, the event is undergoing a complete rebrand and is the first in-person symposium since 2019 — meaning it will be the biggest and best gathering yet.

As the event's official media partner, InnovationMap is here to give you a sneak peek of what to expect.

The agenda
  • 7-8 am: Doors open to registration, networking, and breakfast
  • 8 am-12 pm: Speaker sessions — the full list of speakers will be announced soon!
  • 12-3 pm: Lunch, exhibit hall showcase, satellite sessions, and networking

Key themes for this year include robotics, XR (extended reality), AI (artificial intelligence), and Web3.

The history
On a flight out of Houston, a cardiovascular surgeon and the passenger next to him, a drilling engineer, struck up a conversation about their respective professions, discussing a range of topics from blood vessels to extended-reach wells.

As the exchange progressed, the surgeon and engineer realized that underneath the specialized verbiage of each of their industries — whether drilling for oil or performing heart surgery — it’s all a matter of pumps and pipes.

This annual event brings together innovators in the energy, medical, academia, and aerospace industries, as well as venture capitalists and equipment manufacturers, to exchange ideas and explore crossover technologies. Anyone engaged in innovation, tech development, startups, venture capital, and academia should attend this legacy event.

Tickets and other ways to get involved
  • General admission tickets are $50.
  • VIP tickets, which include preferred parking and seating at the event, exclusive tours at Ion, NFT artwork, and more are $100.
  • Exhibitor booths are available in three sizes and range from $600-$1,200.
  • Sponsorship opportunities are still available — contact info@pumpsandpipes.com for more information.

Follow Pumps & Pipes on social media at LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube, and don't forget to purchase tickets early for this enlightening day of discussion, networking, and learning.

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