WHY ATTEND?

Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind educational experience at Seminarfest. This annual, safety-focused event features 90+ courses in all relevant occupational safety and health (OSH) topics, specifically curated to support your professional development.

In one week you can:

Receive up to 5.6 CEUs

Emerge as a leader in your field, industry and company by increasing your depth of knowledge and bringing home the newest ideas and approaches. Through engaging discussions and interactive classroom activities, you will leave Seminarfest with knowledge you can immediately apply back at your workplace.


Earn an ASSP certificate

Use ASSP Certificates to help you in your career journey and boost your resume. Our six different Certificate Programs are an opportunity for advancement, recognition, and demonstration of expertise.


Engage in Quality Education

Seminarfest’s full- and half-day format allows our expert facilitators to dig deep. With a selection of over 90 courses, you can build a custom schedule specific to your needs. Overwhelmed with choices? Our experience level Learning Paths can help you create a custom experience.


Network with the Industry’s Best

Interact face-to-face and establish relationships with over 1,200 OSH professionals over lunch, breaks, and speed networking. SeminarFest attendees share your passion for the profession and are dedicated to their advancement. Our instructors are unmatched and selected for being experts in the industry. This is your chance to collaborate, share ideas and build a network with an impressive group of safety professionals.


WHO ATTENDS?

Seminarfest is not exclusive to ASSP members. It’s open to anyone in the safety profession who is committed to pursuing top-quality occupational safety and health (OSH) education — whether it’s for the purpose of learning how to manage your job’s daily challenges, gaining expertise to show your value and advance your career, or preparing and maintaining highly regarded safety certifications like those from the BCSP. View our attendee profile infographic


NETWORK AND CONNECT

#Seminarfest Contest
Thursday, January 24– Thursday January 31
Share your love of learning on Facebook and/or Twitter with #Seminarfest during the week and be entered to win! $25 Starbucks gift cards will be awarded daily, and you will be automatically entered for our grand prize: an ASSP LearnEx Course valued at $800.

Grainger Game Room
Thursday, January 24 – Thursday, January 31
7:00am – 4:30pm
Unwind and enjoy various games and activities sponsored by Grainger.

SafeStart Quilt
Saturday, January 26 – Thursday, January 31
7:00am – 4:30pm
Share your story by adding a patch to celebrate lives saved and injuries prevented.

ASSP Bookstore
Saturday, January 26 – Thursday, January 31
7:00am – 3:30pm
Check out our new ASSP merchandise, safety related books, standards and CDs.

Speed Networking Event
Saturday, January 26
Monday, January 28
Wednesday, January 30
12:30-1:30pm
Join us for this fun, strategic, structured, and rapid-fire networking event designed to help you share ideas, expand your network, and build business relationships. Space is extremely limited. Email professionaldevelopment@assp.org to register today.

Meet Regina McMichael
Tuesday, January 29th
12:00-12:30pm
Meet Ms. McMichael, President of The Learning Factory, Inc., and author of ASSP’s new publication, The Safety Training Ninja, for a complimentary book signing. Learn to create safety training programs that participants will love. Become a Safety Training Ninja!


BCSP Networking Event
Tuesday, January 29
4:30-6:00pm
Connect and engage with your peers while enjoying our taco bar and a beverage during our Networking Reception sponsored by BCSP. No registration required

ASSP Foundation
The Foundation is the charitable arm of the American Society of Safety Professionals, focusing on educational programs that advance the profession we serve, developing tomorrow’s safety leaders, and supporting research to expand the knowledge of the safety community. Make a difference and donate today.



CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

You know the value of Seminarfest and now you need to convince your manager of the benefits. If you are going to ask your employer to pick up the tab, use the following tools to show you have done your research and are serious about attending:

  • Step 1: Customize this persuasive letter to help your manager learn how your professional development will benefit your company.
  • Step 2: Select the courses that help you with your professional goals and align with your companies’ safety initiatives.
  • Step 3: Lay out your estimated expenses for your employer with this helpful worksheet
  • Step 4: Download the event brochure for a quick overview of the program with key highlights.

By having all the information at your fingertips, you are speeding up the decision-making process and are more likely to receive approval.


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