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Call for Presenters for Safety 2013 in
Las Vegas, NV

ASSE invites those interested in presenting at its 2013 Professional Development Conference to submit a proposal for review by the Conference Planning Committee. Safety 2013 will provide a forum for safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals to learn the profession's best practices and to:

  • Identify key issues facing SH&E professionals
  • Expand their knowledge and professional skills
  • Prepare for the challenges in the SH&E fields
  • Engage in the discourse concerning the profession
  • Identify emerging issues relevant to the profession

The committee is particularly interested in advanced, technically oriented and practical presentations.


Presentation Description: Describe your presentation and specify expected learning outcomes for attendees. Indicate the session
level. Levels are evaluated with respect to attendee experience with a topic as follows:

Basic: 2 to 5 years' experience.

Intermediate: 6 to 10 years' experience.

Advanced: 10 plus years' experience.

Executive: Senior SH&E management. (Recommended length one page, maximum length is three pages)

Brochure Description: Provide a 50 word (max.) description of the presentation to include in the conference brochure.

Biographical Data & References: For each speaker, include name, address, education, current position, certifications, designations, qualifications and relevant speaking experience (that address qualifications to present). List contact information (work phone number) for three references. List noteworthy articles and publications from the past 3 years. (Maximum length is three pages)

Multiple Submissions: No more than two proposals (the first two received) from one speaker will be considered. Complete
a separate application form for each.

Length of Presentation: Presentations are either 1 or 1¼ hours, including 15 minutes for questions.

Proceedings Paper: Speakers must submit a paper based on their presentation for the proceedings that is provided to conference attendees. Details on preparing the proceedings paper are provided upon selection. Papers are due March 14, 2013.

Honoraria: Individual speakers (one or two speakers per session) receive a full complimentary conference registration. Group / panel presenters receive a complimentary registration for the day on which they speak and a reduced rate for the balance of the conference. Travel, lodging and meal expenses are the responsibility of the speaker.


To submit a proposal for Safety 2013:
1) Complete the application and sign (not required for electronic).

2) Follow submission instructions on the application form. See Details & Policy section on this page for more information.

3) Do not submit PowerPoint presentations, CDs, disks, brochures or promotional material. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Proposals are due July 13, 2012

Send via e-mail to: Subject line: ASSE 2013 and [Topic Area] Mail to: ASSE-2013 PDC
Director, Professional Development
1800 E. Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
Visit for more information and a downloadable application form.