Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration & Fees

  • When and where is Safety 2022?
    Safety 2022 will be held June 27-29, 2022, as a hybrid event. The in-person professional development conference and exposition will be presented at McCormick Place (West) in Chicago, and our virtual conference and exposition will be delivered online through our education event platform.
  • How much is registration and what does it include?

    The early rate for ASSP members to attend in-person in Chicago is $559; $759 for nonmembers. For the online-only event, the member rate is $259; $359 for nonmembers. Please review all rates and registration deadlines on our registration page.

    In-person attendees will be able to select from more than 130 concurrent sessions, while online-only attendees will have more than 60 sessions to choose from. In-person attendees will earn 1.4 continuing education units (CEUs) and have access to all the sessions recorded for the online event, which makes available another 6.0 CEUs, for a total of 7.4 CEUs.

    Virtual-only registrants can earn up to 6.4 CEUs. In our event platform, you’ll be able to watch sessions as they premiere, and chat live with the speaker and other attendees.

    In-person attendees will also receive a lunch voucher valued at $75 that can be used at various food stations throughout the expo hall.

  • Will the events follow the same schedule (days and times)? Will the content be the same for both the online and the in-person program?
    The in-person and online components will be delivered over the same dates, Monday, June 27-Wednesday, June 29. Each program will follow a unique schedule and, while there will be a few shared components, including livestreamed general and plenary sessions and networking events, each program will deliver unique concurrent educational sessions tailored to the needs of in-person and online attendees. Please view each program schedule — in-person and online — for complete details.
  • Will there be an early bird date?
    Yes, super early rates are available through April 21. Visit our registration page to see all registration fees.
  • Will there be expo-only passes?
    Yes. You will be able to purchase expo-only passes in advance of the event. The $249 fee provides three-day access to the expo, but no entry to education sessions.
  • I registered for the virtual conference, but I’ve changed my mind and want to attend in Chicago. What should I do?
    If you would like to change your registration to in person, please email ASSP Customer Service at or call +1 (847) 699.2929. As an in-person attendee, you will also receive on-demand access to the sessions delivered during the online portion for 60 days after the event. Please note, by changing your registration and attending the in-person event, you voluntarily accept all risks related to exposure from communicable disease and agree to not hold ASSP or its representatives liable for any illness or injury. You also agree to follow all safety and health protocols issued by ASSP.
  • I registered for the in-person event but think I’m going to stay home and attend online. What should I do?
    If you would like to change your registration to online only, please email ASSP Customer Service at or call +1 (847) 699.2929. By registering for the online-only conference option, you will not have access to the in-person event in Chicago, other than select general and plenary sessions that will be livestreamed via the event platform.
  • How will I get my badge?
    Prior to the conference, we will email your badge barcode to the address you provided when you registered. In Chicago, registration kiosks will be available for you to scan your barcode and print your badge. To pick up your badge, you must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to badge pick up. Please note: By registering and attending this event, you voluntarily accept all risks related to exposure from communicable disease and agree to not hold ASSP or its representatives liable for any illness or injury. You also agree to follow all safety and health protocols issued by ASSP.
  • How soon after the conference will my transcript be updated/available?
    Your transcript reflecting the CEUs earned during the conference should be available in your My ASSP account within 7 to 10 business days. The same is true for CEUs you earn upon completion of on-demand sessions during the 60-day access period following the conference.
  • Will there be an exposition at Safety 2022?
    Yes! Exhibitors are excited to see members and showcase their latest product innovations and best-in-class services. There will also be expo-only time built into the event schedule so you are better able to visit booths and connect with exhibitors. Our goal is to provide you with an exceptional opportunity to safely interact with exhibitors and identify solutions to your organization’s safety challenges.
  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Need to substitute one person for another? Please submit substitutions by June 20, 2022, to If pricing has changed, you will be charged or refunded the difference. After June 20, 2022, a $50 substitution fee will apply.

    ASSP will grant full refunds to cancellation requests received by June 14, 2022, via email to We will assess the following fees to cancellations received via email between June 15 and June20, 2022: Conference $200; Pre-conference courses $150/course. Cancellations requested after June 20, 2022, will forfeit refunds in their entirety.

Health & Safety Plan FAQs

  • What safety and health protocols will be in place to protect people who attend in person?
    The Safety 2022 safety plan includes a range of protective measures designed to safeguard the health and safety of all conference attendees, exhibitors and ASSP staff. All individuals who attend the in-person conference in Chicago will be required to follow established safety and health protocols. Please note that attending an in-person event presents an inherent risk of exposure to communicable disease. By attending this event, you voluntarily accept all risks related to exposure from communicable disease and agree to not hold ASSP or its representatives liable for any illness or injury. You agree to follow all safety issued by ASSP. For the full in-person attendance guide, please visit our On-Site Health and Safety plan page.

Travel & Lodging FAQs

  • How do I make my hotel reservations?

    We are partnering with onPeak to secure discounted rates at a selection of Chicago hotels. onPeak is our only hotel provider and we encourage you to book through them for the best selection and price. To make your reservations, please visit the Accommodations page.

    Please note that no other third-party companies offering hotel assistance are endorsed by ASSP. Entering into financial agreements with these companies can have costly consequences and are not protected by event management.

  • Do you have any safety guidance for travelers?
    We encourage you to review CDC’s guidance on domestic travel. CDC's guidance addresses vaccinations, face coverings, physical distancing and testing. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or do not feel well, please do not travel.
  • Can international attendees come to the in-person conference?
    International attendees are welcome to attend Safety 2022 in Chicago. All international travelers must meet the COVID-19 requirements established by the Centers for Disease Control for all air passengers arriving in the U.S. You can also check the U.S. Department of State and Transportation Safety Administration websites for further information.

Volunteer Leader FAQs

  • What role and/or activities will volunteer leaders have at Safety 2022?

    We value your trust, we appreciate your involvement and leadership in ASSP, and we thank you for your engagement and support as we look ahead to Safety 2022 in Chicago and online. Below is more information about programs and responsibilities for ASSP leaders at Safety 2022.

    ASSP Leaders and Honorees Celebration

    This invitation only event will welcome ASSP volunteer leaders, past presidents and Fellows, and 2022 award recipients for the first ever ASSP Leader and Awards reception.

    The event says invitation-only. Who will be invited? The following groups of leaders and honorees have been invited to attend this celebration (all are 2021-22 recognition and terms, unless otherwise noted):

    • Society-elected leaders (Board of Directors, Council Vice Presidents, Regional Vice Presidents, Administrators, Assistant Administrators and Area Directors)
    • Past Presidents & Fellows
    • 2022 recipients of:
      • Honor of Fellow
      • Safety Professional of the Year
      • Outstanding Educator of the Year
      • President’s Award
      • Culbertson Award
      • Bresnahan Medal
      • Regional Safety Professionals of the Year
      • Safety Professionals of the Year from the Council on Practices and Standard, practice specialties and common interest groups
      • Professional Safety Article of the Year
      • Outstanding Student Section Award
      • Foundation Distinguished Service Award
    • Foundation Trustees
    • Foundation Next Generation Board
    • Presidents of 2020-21 Platinum Chapters
    • Administrators of 2020-21 Gold Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups
    • Members of the Technical and Professional Recognition Committee
    • Chairs of ASSP Society committees responsible for recognized awards
    • PDC Planning Committee
    • PDC Committee is also getting a complimentary registration
    • 2020 Emerging Professionals Award recipients
    I did not receive an invitation, how do I register?

    If you are part of one the leader or honoree groups listed above and you have not received an invitation or you need it re-sent, you can contact

    Can I bring a guest?

    Due to limited capacity in the venue, this invitation does not include guests. We will make a few exceptions for the 2022 Fellows, Safety Professional of the Year and Outstanding Educator of the Year.

    Additional guests may be accommodated, on request, depending on event registration numbers. We are grateful for the support leaders and honorees have received from family and loved ones. Our goal is to accommodate as many guests as the space allows once we’re sure of the number of ASSP leaders who will be able to attend. Additional guest requests can be made by e-mailing Your guest request will be confirmed after the May 20 RSVP deadline.

    I received an invite but I’m not able to attend. Can I give my invite to someone else?

    Invitations for this event are not transferable.

    What’s the attire for the event?

    We ask that attendees to wear business casual attire. Our goal is to provide attendees a great opportunity to meet and network with other ASSP leaders and contributors in a comfortable setting.

    How will this year’s recipients be recognized?

    We are working to finalize all the details, but we will provide recognition in various ways. For example, there will be special signage and a celebratory video playing on screens in the venue. After the reception, the signage display will be moved to a centralized location accessible to all Safety 2022 attendees. The video will also be posted on the ASSP website.

    Volunteer Registration and Travel

    Volunteer leaders who hold the following positions will receive a non-transferable registration code for a complimentary registration to the in-person and virtual Safety 2022:

    • Board of Directors
    • Council Vice Presidents
    • Regional Vice Presidents
    • Administrators
    • Fellows
    • Society Past Presidents
    • Professional Development Committee

    Under our current operating budget, we are reimbursing travel expenses for only a limited number of volunteer leaders who attend Safety 2022 in Chicago. For example, we plan to cover travel expenses for members of the Board of Directors, who will have official on-site roles during the conference. ASSP staff members will be on site to fulfill key roles.

    No ASSP business meetings (including board, committee and council meetings) will be held at Safety 2022.

    Community Receptions

    We will not host community receptions as part of the in-person conference. However, member communities may host virtual receptions and/or in-person informal gatherings. We will post information on these activities on the Safety 2022 networking page as details are finalized.

    In addition, all attendees are invited to attend the Monday night Summer in the City event, which will be a ticketed event held outdoors on the McCormick Place campus.

    Informal Gatherings

    We understand that many of our members and groups of members from our various communities are excited to reconnect with colleagues while in Chicago. If you elect to self-organize as individual members, please use your best judgment and review the latest CDC guidelines.

    Leader Responsibilities

    ASSP leaders are responsible for upholding the ASSP Code of Conduct and are accountable to all event rules and regulations.

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