FAQs

Where is the conference held?

Orange County Convention Center West Building
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819


Date and time

Pre-Conference Courses: June 20-22*
Saturday, June 20: 8:00AM-4:30PM
Sunday, June 21: 8:00AM-4:30PM
Monday, June 22: 8:00AM-4:30PM

Conference: June 23-25
Tuesday, June 23: 7:30AM-5:30PM
Wednesday, June 24: 7:30AM-5:30PM
Thursday, June 25: 8:00AM-3:15PM

Exposition: June 23-25
Tuesday, June 23: 11:30AM-4:30PM
Wednesday, June 24: 9:00AM-3:30PM
Thursday, June 25: 9:00AM-2:00PM

Post-Conference Courses: June 25-28*
Thursday, June 25: 2:00PM-6:00PM
Friday, June 26: 8:00AM-4:30PM
Saturday, June 27: 8:00AM-4:30PM
Sunday, June 28: 8:00AM-4:30PM

On-Site Registration: June 20-28

Registration is open beginning Saturday, June 20 however the main registration day is Monday, June 22. The conference begins Tuesday morning, June 23 at 7:30am with the opening General Session.

Registration for Pre-Conference Courses/WISE Retreat
Saturday, June 20: 7:00AM-7:45AM
Sunday, June 21: 7:00AM-7:45AM
Monday, June 22: 7:00AM-7:00PM

Registration for Post-Conference Courses
Thursday, June 25: 7:00AM-2:00PM
Friday, June 26: 7:00AM-2:00PM
Saturday, June 27: 7:00AM-7:45AM

Registration for Safety 2020
Saturday, June 20: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Sunday, June 21: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Monday, June 22: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Tuesday, June 23: 6:30AM-4:40PM
Wednesday, June 24: 6:30AM-4:45PM
Thursday, June 25: 7:00AM-2:00PM

*Additional fee and pre-registration required.

Groups: Groups can save on the entire conference. The more attendees you have, the earlier your register, the more you save! Group rates are based on individuals from the same company. Please contact our group coordinator today for details: Nancy O’Toole | +1 847 768.3466 | notoole@assp.org.


Mobile App

Safety 2020 Mobile App – Sponsored by Cintas: Get the most out of the conference by downloading the free Safety 2020 App. With it, you can enter your personal schedule, view the line-up of sessions, complete session surveys, access learning resources and so much more! Available for Apple devices on iTunes and Android devices on Google Play. Just search “Safety 2020”. To login, use your e-mail address as the user name and your last name as the password.


Badge Information & Pick Up

All conference attendees are required to wear their badge throughout the conference. Your badge allows you access to those events included in your registration fee. Badges will be color coded according to your registration.

To avoid long lines and late entry to the Tuesday opening general session, all attendees should take advantage of our Early Badge Pick Up on Monday, June 22.

As we expect record attendance this year, it is strongly encouraged that you take advantage of our early badge pick up locations. If you wait to pick up your badge on Tuesday morning, we cannot guarantee your timely admission to the Opening General Session that will begin promptly at 7:30 AM.

Where and when can I pick up my badge on Monday, June 22?

Below are the locations where you will be able to pick up your badge on June 22 – it’s easy and will only take a few minutes. You must have your barcode at that time which will be emailed to registrants around May 23rd. Please note that no changes to your information can be made at these locations.

  • Orlando International Airport - Baggage Claim
    Noon – 7:00pm
  • Hyatt Regency Orlando - Lobby: Headquarters Hotel at 9801 International Drive
    1:00pm - 9:00pm
You’re Invited! Badge Pick Up Open House

Orange County Convention Center - West Building: 9800 International Drive
Kiosks will be open 9:00am – 7:00pm
Get the lay of the land! From noon – 7:00pm, guided tours of the convention center and light refreshments will be available.

Not arriving on Monday?

If you are taking Pre/Post-Conference Courses, you may pick up your badge at one of the following locations/times:

  • Orange County Convention Center: 9800 International Drive
    Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21: 7:00am - 4:30pm

If you are not arriving until late Monday night for Safety 2020, you may pick up your badge:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, June 23 & 24: 6:30am - 4:45pm
    Thursday, June 25: 7:00am - 2:00pm
  • Hyatt Regency Orlando - Lobby: Headquarters Hotel at 9801 International Drive
    Tuesday, June 23: 6:00am - 10:00am

Post-Conference Courses:

  • Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28: 7:00am - 7:45am

General

Dress Code: Casual business attire (no shorts or jeans) is appropriate attire for this professional conference. We appreciate your cooperation.

Information Booth: An ASSP team member will be available to answer your conference questions. In addition, ambassadors, identified by a yellow lanyard and welcome button, will be on hand throughout the convention center to help direct you.


Health & Wellness

No-Smoking Policy: For the comfort and health of all attendees, smoking is not permitted at any ASSP function, or at the Orange County Convention Center.

First Aid Room Medical Room: Additionally, first aid kits will be available in the Marketplace, Lounge and locations throughout the convention center.

Medical Emergencies: In case of emergency while in the Orange County Convention Center, dial 911 and provide your location to the 911 dispatcher.


Professional Development

Career Center: Meet with companies recruiting for positions, view resumés and post positions, resumé critique and guidance available.

CEUs: To receive CEUs, attendees need to be present for the education hours of the sessions and participate in learning activities provided. CEUs will be posted to your ASSP transcript in approximately 30 days. ASSP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ASSP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, ASSP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Continuing Education Credit
Full Conference: 1.7
Conference without Wednesday Luncheon: 1.7
Pre & Post Conference Seminars: Earn up to 4.6 CEUs

Pre- & Post-Conference Course Credits (additional fee and pre-registration required)
  • 1 day = .7 CEU
  • 2 days = 1.4 CEUs
  • 3 days = 2.1 CEUs

Speaking at Safety 2021: Proposals are due July 15, 2020. For more information on presenting visit www.assp.org/call-for-presenters. There is also a session on How to Prepare a Proposal to Speak at the PDC on June 24 at 9:30am at the Orange County Convention Center.


Sessions

Key Level Descriptions: Concurrent sessions are identified as the following based on experience.
B: Two to five years
I: Six to ten years
A: Ten years plus
E: Executive level

Evaluations: Electronic session evaluations can be completed through the Safety 2020 App under each session’s description.

Concurrent Session Recordings: Recordings are now included free with your full conference registration. Watch 150+ sessions (all concurrent sessions which our speakers gave permission to record) with video and slides synched to audio. You’ll receive an email with information on how to access our recordings a few weeks after Safety 2020 ends. Free access to the recordings lasts for 60 days after recordings become available.


Disclaimers

Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in ASSP meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement to ASSP’s use and distribution, both now and in the future, of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions and audio recordings of such events and activities.

Program Disclaimer: ASSP will make every effort possible to avoid changes to the program and events, however, some changes may occur due to unavoidable circumstances or when deemed in the best interests of delivering the best program possible. ASSP reserves the right to make changes it deems necessary.


Conference Location

The annual Safety conference has been held in a variety of locations throughout the United States. Previous locations have included:

  • 2010 Baltimore, MD
  • 2011 Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Denver, CO
  • 2013 Las Vegas, NV
  • 2014 Orlando, FL
  • 2015 Dallas, TX
  • 2016 Atlanta, GA
  • 2017 Denver, CO
  • 2018 San Antonio, TX
  • 2019 New Orleans, LA
  • 2020 Orlando, FL

ASSP Thanks Its Sponsors

Premier

  • Amazon

Champion

  • Cintas
  • Clicksafety
  • Grainger

Conference Sponsor

  • Avetta
  • Glen Guard

Conference Supporter

  • Chubb
  • Fritolay
  • SafeStart
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For more than 50 years, the ASSP’s Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.

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