Speaking at Safety 2008?

Visit our Speaker Information page for up-to-date information regarding:

• Due Dates
• ASSE Staff Contacts
• Downloadable Forms
• Photo/Bio Submission
• Frequently Asked Questions


Take advantage of the wide range of networking opportunities SAFETY 2008 has to offer throughout the conference:

• Opening Exposition Reception
• Conference Networking Luncheons
• International Lounge
• Service Center
• Regional Caucuses
• Practice Specialty Meetings
• Career Center
• House of Delegates
• Golf Outing
• Roundtables

Conference Programs and Highlights

Our conference brings a wide variety of perspectives to our attendees through specialized sessions. Sessions will be identified by experience levels to help you better navigate the conference. Levels are:

• Two to five years of experience is identified as basic (B).
• Six to 10 years of experience is identified as intermediate (I).
• 10 years plus experience is identified as advanced (A).
• In addition, we identified executive level sessions (E).

Save the Date!

Safety 2009 takes place on June 28 - July 1, 2009 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Stay tuned to asse.org for more information!

Safety 2008 Audio Sessions now Available for Download

Did you miss Safety 2008? Purchase a CD or MP3 download of presentations from past Professional Development Conferences!

General, Plenary Sessions & Thursday Lunch

Tuesday, June 10

General Session Keynote Presentation
A View From Washington

Jay Carney - Washington Bureau Chief, Time magazine

2008 represents a critical political year with significant potential for many changes for SH&E professionals. Jay Carney’s presentations offer an insider’s look at the presidency, Congress, and the press. Through his insightful observations and amusing behind-the-scenes anecdotes, this Washington insider will analyze and evaluate the 2008 political scene. As one of the most respected and admired journalists in Washington he will offer a unique and unbiased perspective on the current political landscape.

Plenary Session
Occupational Safety and Health Panel Discussion

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. - Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
John Howard, MD - Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The leading Federal officials in Occupational Safety and Health are invited to share their insights with conference attendees and respond to questions from our panel moderator, addressing the key issues and concerns of SH&E professionals on the activities and impact of the regulatory, standards development and compliance assistance efforts of the Federal Government.

Wednesday, June 11

General Session Keynote Presentation

Dr. Robert Cialdini - W.P. Carey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Regents’ Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University

Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals are well aware that the success of their programs depends upon their ability to exert influence. Our speaker in Wednesday's General Session will address this important issue and skill. Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent more than 30 years researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. He is the author of the book Influence, recommended by Fortune Magazine in their list of most important books for business.

Thursday, June 12

Lunch Program
Laugh At Fear

Frank Miles

Our Thursday luncheon speaker will deliver a program to our attendees calculated to entertain as well as offer lessons to take home. In a show that bounces from insightful stand-up comedy to fire, a giant unicycle, and ping-pong ballet, Miles keeps audiences laughing, learning, and enthralled. He is a comedian with content that challenges audiences to face life and laugh at fear.