WBPC introducing LIVE and Online Options for Conference and Trade Show

Virtual Enhancements and Live Streaming Features Open WBPC to Larger Audience


We are ready to kickstart the Bakken and we hope you can join us in Bismarck, ND!

The Bakken is rebounding and the time is right to bring our industry together to share ideas, make valuable business development contacts, and network with industry professionals. Bismarck is open for business and we are planning for a LIVE/IN-PERSON CONFERENCE.

2 FREE virtual passes with every General Registration*
1 FREE virtual pass with every Virtual Registration

250 Booths have already been sold, and a great lineup of speakers confirmed.  We have also added VIRTUAL OPTIONS that will allow attendees, exhibitors, and speakers to connect in more ways. Some of the new features include:

  • Livestreaming of Speakers;
  • Options to email and schedule meetings with exhibitors and attendees both online and in-person;
  • Lead Generation and Attendee Matchmaking;
  • And more!
Read on to learn how we are planning to enhance your experience, whether you’re an attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, or all of the above!

*Anyone who has already purchased a General Registration will be receiving an email within a week to redeem their complimentary virtual passes


COVID-Conscious Conference

While North Dakota is among the states fortunate enough to have mostly re-opened, we are still committed to ensuring your health and safety. WBPC is partnering with Sanford Health Bismarck to host a COVID-Conscious conference. Attendees will have their temps taken when they enter the building. The Event Center will provide hand sanitizer throughout the conference area and high-touch areas will be frequently sanitized. The exhibit hall and registration areas will have additional spacing, including floor markers, to facilitate social distancing. The arenas and meeting rooms will have additional spacing between chairs and tables.



Our in-person attendees can expect the same in-person trade show and world-class lineup of speakers that we’ve always offered but, for those unable to travel, the conference will now be available to virtual attendees to tune in from their home or office.

Some of the new features will include:

WBPC Pre-Conference Executive Speaker Series
In the weeks leading up to the conference, registered attendees will have the opportunity to join a series of exclusive video conference calls featuring Bakken executives and other VIP speakers.

Livestream Presenters through Virtual Conference Participation
Watch all of our speakers live from your home or office through the conference livestream available on the Online Event Center and App or watch presentation recordings later so you don’t have to worry about missing any part of the show.

Virtual Tradeshow
View online profiles and set up appointments with virtual exhibitors to learn more about their products and services.

Networking–Even Virtually
Yes, even attendees joining remotely can network with other attendees. This year’s conference will allow you to see a list of attendees and reach out through the app to inquire about scheduling a phone call or virtual meeting.

2 FREE Virtual Passes with every General Registration

1 FREE Virtual Pass with every Virtual Registration




As an exhibitor, you will have access to some exciting new options at WBPC this year, and we want to help you take full advantage of these opportunities.  Along with being a part of our in-person tradeshow, exhibitors will also have the option to set up a Virtual Connection Suite where you can share information about your products and services with conference attendees ahead of the show, as well as with virtual attendees who are joining from home or the office. Some of the new features will include:

Matchmaking and Lead Generation

Browse the list of both virtual and in-person attendees and schedule appointments to share more information about your business, services, and products. This will be a new way for you to connect with potential customers and an expanded audience, while also maintaining the valuable face-to-face meetings we’ve always facilitated at the WBPC.

Virtual Connection Suite

Every exhibitor will receive an online profile where they can provide a company description and logo, website, and contact information, plus:

  • An Online Product Showcase
  • Press Releases
  • Show Specials
  • Product/Service Categories
  • Videos

You’ll also have the ability to purchase an upgrade to virtually display more.

Watch for emails with further instructions on how to set up your profile.

Two free Virtual Passes

In addition to receiving two general attendee registrations at the conference, you’ll also receive two complimentary virtual passes so your teammates can help manage virtual appointments or watch the live stream of our speakers and presentations.

Livestream Presenters

You can watch all of our speakers from your booth through an Online Event Center and App.


We still have some booths available, so go to our website to view the floorplan and explore your options!







The WBPC wouldn’t be as successful without our sponsors, and we’re excited to bring you even more ways to increase your visibility through the conference website and app for weeks leading up to and following the conference.  This will get your name and logo in front of an even wider audience for a longer period of time.

Complimentary Virtual Registrations

Your sponsorship includes complimentary general registrations. Additionally, we are excited to offer you complimentary virtual registrations:

Bakken Now     12 General Registrations, 24 Virtual Registrations

Bakken Gold     8 General Registrations, 16 Virtual Registrations

Diamond           6 General Registrations, 12 Virtual Registrations

Platinum           3 General Registrations, 6 Virtual Registrations

Silver                2 General Registrations, 4 Virtual Registrations

Bronze              1 General Registration, 2 Virtual Registrations

Sponsors will be able to enjoy many of the same benefits as attendees and exhibitors, including matchmaking and lead generation, Livestream presenters, and appointment scheduling and contact forms for attendees.

There are still opportunities for you to sponsor or advertise at the show. Click the button below to learn now.




AUDIO: Ron Ness Discusses New Virtual Options for WBPC

North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness joined Scott Hennen on his radio program to discuss the new features that will be available for WBPC attendees and why you shouldn’t miss this year’s conference and trade show.

Listen to Ron Ness and Scott Hennen discuss the conference: