Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit

Save the Date, August 11-13, 2021

MEA has been offering best-in-class gas operations training since 1923. This annual two-day event is attended by natural gas crews, foreman, supervisors, managers, and directors. The summit features keynotes, exhibits, pre-conference courses, and tracks on compliance, safety, measurement and control, distribution and technology engineering and technical training.

For information contact, Ashleigh Esselman at (651) 289-9600 x129.

Summit Highlights


Learning seminars and sessions led by industry experts
Keynote and breakout session options
Thought leaders and industry innovators
Dedicated time with vendors
Connections with peers
Attendee engagement kits and networking opportunities

Educational Tracks


Distribution & Technology
Leadership and Workforce Development
Regulatory Compliance
Safety & Training
Engineering & Technical Training
Measurement & Control

Who Should Attend?


Field Supervisors & Managers
Field Service Crew Leaders & Personnel
Operations Supervisors & Managers
Operations Technicians of All Levels
Safety Personnel
Emerging & Existing Leaders in Utility Operations

We went virtual in 2020


The Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Virtual Summit saw over 400 registrants. Attendees came to learn from industry experts, for education on a specific technical topic, and because of the convenience of a virtual event.

Over half of our attendees have worked in the industry between 5-20 years. A quarter of our attendees work in the field, on crews, or are part of the union and another quarter are at the manager level with gas distribution being the primary job responsibility of over half of all attendees.

The top 5 most impactful of our 24 sessions were:

  • Differential Testing of Rotary Meters
  • Documentation Review to Meet the Mega Rule
  • OQ in the New World
  • GTI Research and Development Updates
  • PHMSA Issuing NPRM

Virtual attendees had this to say:


“My favorite part was being able to view sessions on-demand.”

“I enjoyed the integrated video with the breakout sessions and the ease of use.”

“The sessions were as effective and more efficient than being there in person.”

“I could ask questions during the presentation and some presenters gave out their contact information, so we could follow-up after the event.”

“I liked that I could work the conference in around my other responsibilities.”