About the Professional Development Conference and Expo
Discover solutions to your greatest occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges at the premiere annual safety education event in the industry. Take advantage of top-quality safety education options at the conference, along with countless opportunities to network with thousands of attendees across all job roles, industries, experience levels, geographies and demographics.
Due to the progression of the pandemic and its cascading effects on safety and health, work, travel and large gatherings, Safety 2020 has shifted from an in-person event to a virtual experience. For more information, please visit our Safety 2020: Virtual webpage
Who Should Attend
Our annual conference is open to anyone in the safety profession or a related field. With more than 5,000 professionals in attendance, every OSH role, experience level and industry are represented.
Why Attend This Conference
Our annual conference offers you a great opportunity to gain top-quality safety education from leaders in the OSH industry, network with thousands of other OSH professionals and experience firsthand the latest product and service innovations in the field. You'll also find professional and personal inspiration in our keynote presentations delivered by thought-provoking and engaging speakers.
Select from more than 250 concurrent education sessions that cover diverse topics and emerging issues, and are led by experts in the OSH field. Increase your business value as you build the skills and abilities you need to help your organization protect workers and improve overall performance.
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Pre- and Post- Professional Development Conference Courses
Increase the return on your investment in continuing your safety education by attending our pre- and post-conference courses. These courses provide an in-depth exploration of topics such as safety management systems, risk assessment and leadership to help you develop skills you can immediately put into practice.
Stop by a reception or meet other safety professionals at a variety of engaging networking events.
Learn about our communities
Talk to more than 600 exhibitors and explore the latest product and service innovations so you can keep workers safe and take your safety programs to the next level.
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Interested in Presenting?
Submit a proposal for review by the Conference Planning Committee. We evaluate speaker proposals objectively, taking into consideration several criteria and proposal guidelines.
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Take advantage of ways to save on this year’s conference costs by doing the following: