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Call for Speakers: Safety Leadership Conference 2022

Jan. 20, 2022
Interested in speaking at this year's Safety Leadership Conference in Cleveland, Oct. 18-20, 2022? Safety professionals are invited to submit proposals by February 25, 2022.

EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference is the premier education and networking opportunity for leaders in occupational safety and health, compliance and risk management. The 2022 Safety Leadership Conference will be held Oct. 18-20, 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Huntington Convention Center (there will also be a virtual component held in November). The theme for this year’s conference is “Building the Future of Worker Safety.”

We need your participation to make this conference a success, so we're issuing an open Call for Speakers. Here’s how you can help move the industry forward: We’re seeking EHS professionals with practical experience in managing and leading safety operations at their companies or organizations. In particular, we’re looking for safety leaders who are willing to share best practices in keeping their workforces safe, as well as lessons learned in what works and what doesn’t.

We welcome submissions from consultants or vendors as well, but such proposals will only be considered if paired with a co-presenter who is an active safety professional in manufacturing, distribution, construction, or another industry sector. (Vendors interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities at SLC can check out our sponsor prospectus for 2022.)

We will be offering sessions focused on two broad areas of safety excellence: Safety Management and Safety Solutions. Descriptions for each track follow.

2022 Tracks and Topics

Safety Management

Insights and best practices on improving an organization’s safety culture, along with current and expert advice regarding regulatory compliance issues and trends in workplace management. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

• Risk Management

• OSHA Compliance

• Wellness & Total Worker Health

• Establishing and Maintaining a Culture of Safety

• The Role of Safety Professionals in ESG (environmental, social and governance)

• Training & Engagement

• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Safety Solutions

Strategies on how to integrate safety technology into the workplace to reduce injuries and illnesses, focusing on real-world applications of both new and time-tested solutions, as we offer a look at the future of safe work. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

• Smart PPE

• Ergonomics

• Cybersecurity

• Wearables & Mobile Devices

• AI, Machine Learning & Data Analytics

• Using Robots and Drones to Enhance Safety

To Receive Preference in the Review Process, Proposals Should:

• Focus on how to create a safety culture in the workplace.

• Engage the audience in a highly creative or interactive way.

• Be applicable to safety professionals in various industries, at companies of all sizes.

• Provide practical takeaways attendees can either implement immediately or that drive robust discussions about new ways to improve operations.

Benefits of Speaking

As a speaker, you’ll receive one (1) complimentary full conference pass to Safety Leadership Conference 2022 (which includes full access to all activities and events within the event); your name published on promotional material, website, and program; recognition as a leader in your field; and a discounted conference rate for your colleagues.

How to Submit

If you are an EHS professional and would like to share your professional experiences and program successes with a larger audience, we encourage you to respond to our Call for Speakers. We particularly would like to hear from you if your company is a previous winner of the America’s Safest Companies award.

Click here to submit your proposal. Submissions will be evaluated by editorial staff members and chosen based on the topic relevancy and related speaker experience. We will be reviewing all applicants on their own merits. We encourage POC, women, LGBTQ+ and people of all experience levels—regardless of age or title—to apply if you have a compelling story to share. The deadline for proposals is February 25, 2022.

Can We Help?

Further questions about your submission or topic? Contact Dave Blanchard, editor-in-chief, at [email protected]; or Nicole Stempak, managing editor, at [email protected].

About the Author

EHS Today Staff

EHS Today's editorial staff includes:

Dave Blanchard, Editor-in-Chief: During his career Dave has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeekEHS Today, Material Handling & LogisticsLogistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. In addition, he serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference. With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences, and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Adrienne Selko, Senior Editor: In addition to her roles with EHS Today and the Safety Leadership Conference, Adrienne is also a senior editor at IndustryWeek and has written about many topics, with her current focus on workforce development strategies. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics. Previously she was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck?, which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list.

Nicole Stempak, Managing Editor:  Nicole Stempak is managing editor of EHS Today and conference content manager of the Safety Leadership Conference.

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