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Safety 2024: Call for Presenters

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ASSP’s annual safety conference is the nation’s leading industry event. Apply to speak at this conference and contribute to the professional conversation about safety.

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Safety 2024 Call for Presenters - Extended Deadline to Submit Sept 27, 2023

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ASSP Safety Conference and Exposition
Safety 2024  |  Aug. 7-9, 2024 - Denver, CO

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Resources

  • 5 Tips for Submitting a Successful Safety Conference Speaker Proposal
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Safety 2024 Conference Program Objectives

Safety 2024 will provide a forum for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals to:

  • Discuss key issues facing OSH professionals
  • Expand their knowledge
  • Build competencies to face challenges in OSH
  • Engage in the discourse concerning the profession
  • Identify emerging issues relevant to the profession
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Proposal and Policy Guidelines

We invite those interested in presenting at our 2024 Professional Development Conference to submit a proposal for review by our Conference Planning Committee. Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively with emphasis on the following criteria (listed in order of significance):

  • Degree to which the proposed session meets the conference/program objectives
  • Desirability of the topic
  • Speaker's presentation skills and experience
Proposals must contain and convey sufficient detail to allow our Conference Planning Committee to understand how the proposed session will support the conference objectives. Selection is competitive, so you must submit a compelling and complete proposal.

Submission Details  

Submission Deadline is Sept 13, 2023

We will consider no more than two proposals from each speaker. Please complete a separate application for each proposal. We will not consider incomplete submissions.

Length of Presentation

Presentations are in person, 1 hour, including 15 minutes for questions.

Presentation Description and Learning Outcomes

Describe your presentation and specify up to three expected learning outcomes for attendees using measurable action verbs.These outcomes should be tailored to the audience members. Maximum length is 600 words.

In addition, indicate the session level. Levels are evaluated with respect to attendee experience with a topic as follows:

  • Beginner: 0 to 4 years’ experience
  • Intermediate: 5 to 10 years’ experience
  • Advanced: 10 plus years’ experience
  • Executive: Senior safety management

Topic Relevance

Describe why this topic is relevant to attendees and the profession. Maximum length is 150 words.

Speaking Experience

Describe (or list) your relevant speaking experience, at ASSP’s annual Professional Development Conference, other society presentations and/or industry presentations in other venues. Maximum length is 300 words.

Biographical Information

Offer a brief description of your qualifications that relate to the presentation topic. Maximum length is 600 words. At a minimum, please include:

  • Name
  • Education
  • Current position
  • Certifications and designations
  • Contact information (preferred phone number and e-mail) for three references
  • Noteworthy articles and publications from the past 3 years (up to 5 items)

Short Description of Your Session

Provide a brief description of the presentation. ASSP staff will use this information to draft a description for conference marketing (e.g., event website, emails). Maximum length is 60 words.

Use these tips to help create an effective description of your session:

  • Highlight how the presentation will help an attendee solve a problem, overcome a challenge or launch a new initiative, and how what they will learn will directly impact their work/life.
  • Create action-oriented learning objectives.
  • Set accurate expectations. Clearly describe what the session will cover and highlight the learning activities an attendee can expect.
  • Use active tense. For example, change “Strategies to improve safety management will be examined” to “Learn strategies to improve safety management.”
  • Avoid repeating the title in the description and phrases like “In this presentation” or “The presenters will.”

Source: National Association of School Psychologists

Proposal Acceptance

ASSP has the sole authority and responsibility for selecting the topics and content of all educational programming it delivers.

We will email notification of acceptance by March 1, 2024.

Honoraria

Our speakers receive a full complimentary conference registration. Travel, lodging and meal expenses are your responsibility.

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Please contact our professional development team.

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