Young Professionals & Students

Join your peers, OSH professionals and employers for ASSE’s Professional Development Conference & Exposition which offers the tools you need to begin a successful career in safety. The conference showcases the best in the profession, while bridging the gaps between established experts and students. It’s never too early to connect with your future colleagues. You CANNOT beat this value for three full days of instrumental safety education.

Concurrent Sessions: Over 200 peer-reviewed sessions are distributed among 20+ topics, including fundamental sessions. These sessions are ideal for students and beginning professionals, offering an excellent introduction to a broad range of topics such as hazard identification, construction, fire protection, risk management, and safety management.

Career Center: Stop by to view job opportunities across the country. Visit companies to meet potential employers face-to-face.

Career Center Hours
Sunday, June 3 | 10:00AM-3:00PM
Monday, June 4 | 8:30AM-5:30PM
Tuesday, June 5 | 8:30AM-5:30PM
Wednesday, June 6 | 7:00AM-3:30PM

Communities Lounge: Have fun and discover what your ASSE community can offer year-round through mini-sessions, networking, and more. Fireside Chats with senior leaders will help you understand how to chart your own leadership path.

Roundtable Discussions: OSH professionals from various industries and backgrounds will share their career experiences, discuss communication skills, professional development and other relevant topics. Get a broader perspective on what it is like to be an OSH professional to prepare for your career.

Networking Breakfasts: Learn all about how to maximize your PDC experience and how to get involved in ASSE. Enjoy a continental breakfast and engage with your peers.

Research Poster Sessions: The Poster Session stimulates interest in OSH research and acts as a forum to share best practices, new initiatives and earn recognition. Put your research in front of thousands of practicing safety professionals and add an esteemed research presentation to your resume.

Call For Research Poster Sessions

Some Networking Events Not to Miss!

*WISE Retreat | Saturday, June 2 | 7:45AM - 5:30PM | $125 - $150 registration fee

WISE Retreat


Saturday, June 2 | 7:45AM - 5:30PM | $125 - $150 registration fee

Description

The Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Retreat offers attendees an opportunity to explore, get inspired and network around topics that focus on the power of a well-rounded OSH professional. This all-day event explores personal development with topics previously ranging from developing your own personal mission statement, improving communication skills, the power of storytelling, improving memory skills and even follow-up to success stories from our previous events. All are welcome in this inspirational and inclusive environment.

How'd you get so WISE? By Abby Ferri, CSP

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WISE Members Presenting at Safety 2018
Louise Vallee: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: IAQ Office and Industrial Case Studies”
Crystal Turner and Reagan Branch: “Women in Construction: Case Studies on Health, Safety and Workplace Culture”
Kristin Kelley Herman: “L’Oreal and the Hummingbird – Beauty in Safety”
Lori Frederic: “Get More Buy-In From Stretch-and-Flex Programs (hint: bring them out of the 80s)”
Abby Ferri: “Elevate Your Presence! A Safety Pro’s Guide to Leveraging Social Media”
Abby Ferri and Tim Page-Bottorff: “Emotional Safety: Lessons From the True Tales of Two Storytelling Safety Pros”
Kelly Bernish and Rosa Antonia Carrillo: “How Is Your Psychological Safety Doing?”
Jennifer Harris: “Practicing Safety Differently: A Small Company’s Journey to a New Safety Culture”
Rachel Slivensky Raynor: “This IS My Circus! These ARE My Monkey! Taming Your Safety Committee”
Adele Abrams: “The New Treacherous Triangle: OSHA, ADA and Medical Marijuana”
Kat Dobson: “Recruiting, Retaining and Keeping Women in Construction Safe”
WISE Group Photo
WISE Presentation
Exposition Grand Opening and Welcome Reception | Sunday, June 3 | 2:30PM - 5:30PM

Exposition Grand Opening & Welcome Reception


Sunday, June 3 | 2:30PM - 5:30PM

Description

Come together with your fellow colleagues to officially kick-off the conference. Enjoy complimentary beverages and new promotions.

Exposition
*BISE Networking Reception | Sunday, June 3 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

BISE Reception


Sunday, June 3 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Description

Join the Blacks in Safety Excellence common interest group for a night of fellowship and community at the annual networking reception at Safety 2018. The reception will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Light refreshments will be served. Come out for great conversation with global members!

Academic Forum
ABET Workshop
*WISE Networking Reception | Sunday, June 3 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $10 registration fee

WISE Reception


Sunday, June 3 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | $10 registration fee

Description

ASSE’s Women in Safety Excellence common interest group will host their annual networking reception at Howl at the Moon San Antonio. The theme: WISE’s Sweet Sixteen. Come out and celebrate as WISE recognizes sixteen years as an ASSE common interest group. Howl at the Moon is located right on the Riverwalk and provides live music in a high-energy setting. Be “WISE” and register for this exclusive event. Tickets are limited. All are welcome.

Women in Safety Engineering
Women in Safety Engineering
*Young Professionals Networking Reception | Sunday, June 3 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM | $10 registration fee

Young Professionals Networking Reception


Sunday, June 3 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM | $10 registration fee

Description

Join the Young Professionals in OSH common interest group for a night out at Pat O’Brien’s Bar at Safety 2018 in San Antonio. Pat O’Brien’s recreates a French New Orleans atmosphere with a causal setting to meet new friends or catch up with old friends. Tickets are limited. All are welcome.

Registration includes two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres until supplies are exhausted.

Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
Young Professionals & Student Breakfast | Monday & Tuesday, June 4 & 5 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM

Young Professionals & Student Breakfast


Monday & Tuesday, June 4 & 5 | 9:15AM - 10:15AM

Description

Mix and mingle with the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group over breakfast at Safety 2018. Join ASSE senior leadership and staff as we discuss topics related to the OSH profession and their impact on emerging professionals in the safety field. Register here.

Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
*SPALW/Latin American Networking Reception | Monday, June 4 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

SPALW/Latin American Networking Reception


Monday, June 4 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Description

Join us at the SPALW Networking Reception on Monday, June 4 at the Grand Hyatt from 6:30-8:30pm. We’ll celebrate the rebranding of our common interest group to Hispanic Safety Professionals with good food, drinks, and ASSE leaders including 2018 - 2019 President Rixio Medina. We've also booked a live salsa band, Colao, for entertainment.

Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
Young Professionals in Safety Engineering
*Student Roundtable Discussions-Safety Talks | Tuesday, June 5 | 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Student Roundtable Discussions-Safety Talks


Tuesday, June 5 | 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Description

Students will have the opportunity to participate in 3 roundtable discussion topics. Each rotation will be 25 minutes. The names of the roundtable facilitators and topics will be listed on the program, and topic names will be posted at each table. Students will choose 3 topics they’d like to discuss. If a table is full, students will move to another topic and come back during the next rotation.

Student Roundtable Discussion
Students
*More Fun Than Run 5K | Tuesday, June 5 | 6:00PM start | $45 registration fee

More Fun Than Run 5K


Tuesday, June 5 | 6:00PM start | $45 registration fee

Description

After two days of sessions and meetings, break out by registering for the first ever, More Fun Than Run 5K, at the Tower of the Americas, right near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, home of Safety 2018. Whether you want to race like an Olympian, hop like a bunny or skip like a kid, just have fun being part of this inaugural event which supports the Safety Matters Fund. In 6,758 steps, you will be making history and supporting a great cause.

Registration includes a T-shirt, bib number, timing chip and a goodie bag.

You can sign up for this event by adding it to your Safety 2018 registration at check-out!

Running Shoes
Race

* - You can sign up for this event by adding it to your Safety 2018 registration! (Step 7)

ASSE Thanks Its Sponsors

Diamond

  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor

Centennial

  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor
  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor
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For more than 50 years, the ASSE’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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