We have exciting news to share about Safety 2021, which will be our 60th annual conference and expo. To prioritize the safety and health of all attendees, we have moved to a new date and location:
Safety 2021 will take place September 13-15 both online and in-person in Austin, Texas.
“It will be a dynamic occupational safety and health education and networking experience, and we are incorporating heightened safety and health measures to protect all attendees,” said ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN. “We are excited about what we have in store for safety and health professionals worldwide.” This replaces the Society’s original plan to present Safety 2021 in Denver in June.
What is a hybrid conference?
A hybrid conference means there will be education and activities taking place both on site in Austin, TX, as well as online. While some programming will be different, there will be shared experiences such as live-streamed general sessions to bring all attendees together. We will announce the full program later this spring when registration opens.
What can I look forward to at Safety 2021?
“Expect a conference experience that is mindful of the public safety and health challenges we continue to face due to the pandemic,” Roy said. “We’ve all missed being together in person, and we’ll provide safe opportunities for safety professionals to learn and reconnect with one another to enhance their careers.”
During Safety 2021, you will:
- Learn from industry-leading speakers and instructors
- Safely interact with your colleagues during sessions
- Meet with exhibitors and see their new products and services
- Grow your network in new ways by using virtual tools
What safety measures will be taken at the conference?
Your safety and health are our top priority. We assure you we will follow all appropriate protocols to deliver a safe event. These protocols will likely affect things such as the number and size of sessions, the time between sessions, exposition layout and in-person interactions. We also anticipate fewer hand-out materials, such as bags and brochures, and greater use of the Safety 2021 mobile app to deliver the latest content and information. Face coverings will be mandatory.
In addition to requiring attendees to wear face coverings at the convention center, ASSP is working diligently to integrate many safeguards into its new plan and continues to monitor pandemic-related developments in Austin. Furthermore, if the public health situation doesn-t improve as expected, the Society has the flexibility to shift the conference to an all-virtual event.
Please stay tuned for more details as we finalize program information. We value your trust, and we are committed to communicating with you about what to expect, whether you will join us in Austin, participate online or both.
How much is registration and what will it include?
We are finalizing Safety 2021 fees and will announce them when we launch registration later this spring. Safety 2020 was approximately $755, and we anticipate fees for Safety 2021 will be equal to or less than that.
If you attend in person in Austin, you can earn up to 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs). You will also have access to all the online sessions, which make available another 6.0 CEUs, for a total of 7.2 CEUs. Virtual-only registrants can earn up to 6.0 CEUs. Look for more details when Safety 2021 registration opens in late spring.
We are working to make the registration fees accessible, understanding that many of our members continue to have limited professional development and travel budgets. Please stay tuned for more information and thank you for your patience as we finalize those details.
I have a credit on my account from Safety 2020. Will I be able to use it for Safety 2021?
Yes! If you will not be able to attend Safety 2021 either virtually or in person, please contact Customer Service at +1 847-699-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org to explore other options for applying your credit.
How can I find out more information?
We encourage you to read our full event update at assp.org.