Program Schedule

Our full program schedule will be available by mid-December when registration opens for Safety 2020. Please check back for updates!

Pre-Conference Courses: June 20-22

An additional fee and pre-registration required for Pre-Conference courses.

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

Exposition & Conference: June 23-25

Please note this year, our three-day conference and expo begins on Tuesday and ends on Thursday.

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

An additional fee and pre-registration is required for Post-Conference courses.

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

Full Schedule

Friday, June 7

7:00AM-7:45AM Pre-Conference Course Registration
8:00AM-4:30PM Pre-Conference Courses*

Saturday, June 8

7:00AM-7:45AM Pre-Conference Course Registration
7:45AM-5:30PM WISE Personal Development Retreat* - Sponsored by Grainger
8:00AM-4:30PM Pre-Conference Courses*

Sunday, June 9

7:00AM-7:00PM Conference Registration - Sponsored by ClickSafety
8:00AM-4:30PM Pre-Conference Courses*
12:00PM-3:30PM House of Delegates & Membership Meetings
5:00PM-7:00PM BISE Networking Reception - Sponsored by CNA
6:00PM-8:00PM WISE Networking Reception - Sponsored by Airgas
7:00PM-9:00PM Emerging Professionals Networking Reception - Sponsored by Amazon

Monday, June 10

6:30AM-4:45PM Conference Registration
7:00AM-5:00PM ASSP Marketplace
7:30AM-9:00AM General Session: The Power of Challenging Assumptions - Sponsored by Cintas
8:30AM-5:30PM Career Center
9:15AM-10:15AM Emerging Professionals and Student Networking Breakfast – Sponsored by Georgia Pacific
9:15AM-10:30AM Concurrent Education (Period I)
10:45AM-11:45AM Concurrent Education (Period II)
11:30AM-4:30PM Exposition / ASSP Lounge
11:45AM-12:30PM Complimentary Lunch & Learn - Sponsored by PEC
11:45AM-1:00PM Chapter Recognition Luncheon*
12:30PM-1:45PM Expo Exclusive Time
2:00PM-3:00PM Concurrent Education (Period III)
3:15PM-4:15PM Concurrent Education (Period IV)
4:30PM-5:30PM Concurrent Education (Period V)
6:30PM-8:30PM HSP Networking Reception - Sponsored by CITGO

Tuesday, June 11

6:30AM-4:45PM Conference Registration
7:00AM-5:30PM ASSP Marketplace
7:30AM-9:00AM General Session: Uncertainty Brings Opportunity - Sponsored by SafeStart
8:30AM-5:30PM Career Center
9:00AM-10:30AM Expo Exclusive Time
9:00AM-3:30PM Exposition / ASSP Lounge
9:15AM-10:15AM Emerging Professionals and Student Networking Breakfast - Sponsored by BCSP
10:30AM-11:45AM Concurrent Education (Period VI)
11:45AM-12:30PM Complimentary Lunch & Learn - Sponsored by Essilor
11:45AM-1:00PM Practices & Standards Awards Luncheon* - Sponsored by Complete Equity Markets
12:30PM-1:00PM Expo Exclusive Time
1:00PM-2:00PM Plenary Town Hall Panel: Where Do You Draw the Line? Navigating the Expanding Scope of the Safety Professional – Sponsored by ProcessMAP
2:00PM-3:00PM Expo Exclusive Time
3:00PM-4:00PM Concurrent Education (Period VII)
4:15PM-5:15PM Concurrent Sessions (Period VIII)
6:30PM-9:30PM Bash on the Bayou Networking Night Out

Wednesday, June 12

7:00AM-2:00PM Conference & Post-Conference Registration
7:00AM-2:00PM Career Center
7:00AM-3:30PM ASSP Marketplace
8:00AM-9:00AM Concurrent Education (Period IX)
9:00AM-2:00PM Exposition / ASSP Lounge
9:00AM-4:00PM Academic Forum
9:15AM-10:30AM General Session Panel - Marijuana: How State Legalization and Medical Use Affects How We Approach Safety
10:45PM-12:00PM Concurrent Education (Period X)
12:00PM-1:30PM BCSP Award of Excellence Ceremony, and Luncheon Presentation*: Get It On! What It Means to Lead the Way - Sponsored by BCSP
12:00PM-2:00PM Expo Exclusive Time
2:00PM-6:00PM Post-Conference Course: Half-Day Math Review*
2:00PM-3:15PM Closing General Session: Unquenchable

Thursday, June 13

7:00AM-2:00PM Post-Conference & ISFP Registration
8:00AM-4:30PM Post-Conference Courses*
8:00AM-5:00PM International Society of Fall Protection (ISFP)

Friday, June 14 | Saturday, June 15

7:00AM-7:45AM Post-Conference Registration
8:00AM-4:30PM Post-Conference Courses*

ASSP Thanks Its Sponsors


  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor
  • ProcessMAP - Centennial Sponsor
  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor


  • amazon
  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor

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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