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General Information

Registration Dates to Remember

Take advantage of the early bird discounts by registering on or before April 30, 2009! Registrations that are postmarked by May 29, 2009 will be confirmed. After May 29, 2009, you may register on-site in San Antonio. Any registrant with a balance due of 50% or more of their registration fee will be contacted by ASSE to reconcile the invoice prior to attending the conference.

Bring Seven or more colleagues to the Conference (PDC) and Pre/Post Conference Seminars, and SAVE!

If you plan to send seven or more colleagues from your company to Safety 2009ís Conference (PDC) and Advance, Pre and Post Conference Seminars, you can save substantially. Hereís how it works:

  1. Please have your company representative contact the ASSE group meetings coordinator, at for full program details and to obtain a group discount code.
  2. Your company will be assigned a group code that permits your employees to register for the conference and Pre and Post Conference Seminars via the web, fax or mail.
  3. Please see the list of topics and descriptions for the Pre and Post Conference seminars. These seminars will be discounted as follows: $25 off each one-day seminar and $50 off each two or three-day seminar. You must sign up for Safety 2009 (the PDC) in order to receive the seminar discounts.
  4. For discount eligibility, each employee must complete all steps on the registration form, and provide the group code at the TOP of the online registration form, or in the brochure under Step 1B (Group Registration) to be eligible to receive the group discount.  If you substitute attendees, please provide their names in writing and finalize the substitution by May 29, 2009. After May 29, a substitution fee of $75 per person will apply.
  5. Groups should utilize ASSE housing to qualify for group registration discounts. One-day registrants for the Conference are excluded from group discounts.

Your Group must be registered and postmarked by May 29, 2009, 5:00 pm CST.

ATTENTION ALL ASSE NON-MEMBERS: IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN A MEMBER OF ASSE BEFORE, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN FOR FREE! Attend Safety 2009 and receive a complimentary one-year membership to ASSE, including a one-year membership to the Practice Specialty of your choice!

Physically Challenged Registrants

Whenever possible, arrangements will be made for physically challenged registrants provided ASSE receives 90 days written notice. Please write a letter of explanation, your name and phone number, and attach to the registration form. ASSE will contact you to further discuss your needs.

Government Employee Registration

A completed government purchase order or training authorization form must accompany your registration form if not paid in full. Sorry, this is not considered payment. Your registration will have a balance due until full payment is received. Registration forms received without a P.O. or training authorization form will be returned. Special events must be pre-paid.


If you only have one day to visit the exhibits, we have a one-day only exposition pass that is available at ASSE on-site registration for $95.  Advance purchase is not available. 

Need to Cancel?

Full refunds (yes, that’s right!) will be granted to requests received in writing to ASSE (postmarked by midnight or faxed by midnight) on June 5, 2009.  Sorry, we do not accept cancellations over the phone. Cancellations received in writing between June 6 and June 12, 2009 will be assessed the following cancellation fees (per person):

  Fax to: 847.763.3434
  Mail to: ASSE Order Processing
    1800 E. Oakton
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

Note to Groups: If the number of cancellations brings the group size down to a lower discount level, each registrant will be billed the difference between the discount already paid and the next discount level fee.

Sorry, but refunds will not be granted after June 12, 2009.

Substitution Policy

Sure we can substitute one person from another!  Substitutions must be received in writing by June 12. If the pricing for the new attendee changes the total, you will either be refunded or charged the difference in fees. After May 29, a substitution fee of $75 will apply, so make your mind up early!

Four Easy Ways to Register:

Fax: 847.768.3434 or 847.296.3769 Printer-Friendly Registration Form (to register by mail or fax) (pdf)
If you fax the registration form, please do not send an additional copy in the mail.
Mail: ASSE, 33477 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-3400. Make check payable to ASSE.
Phone: Call 847.699.2929 Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST.


If you are a member of the media and would like to cover any of the events or interview a presenter, speaker or any ASSE official during the ASSE SAFETY 2009 Conference & Exposition in San Antonio, contact the ASSE PR Manager, Diane Hurns at, by May 29, 2009.

Program Event/Changes

Every effort will be made to ensure that the program schedule remains as published, however, unforeseen changes may occur. ASSE reserves the right to make changes to the program. Please review the Final Program Book that you will receive on-site for changes.

Future Conference Dates

Please join us at Safety 2010, June 13-16, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Don't miss out on the festivities of the 100th anniversary of ASSE at Safety 2011, June 12-15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.


Information about Exhibiting

ASSE's Safety 2009 Exposition attracts safety professionals from the top levels of management across the country.

   • Safety 2009 Expo


Virtual Expo

Can't make it to the conference? View products and services available from our Exhibitors online at the Safety 2009 Virtual Expo.

   • Safety 2009 Virtual Expo


Did you miss Safety 2009?

Purchase a CD or MP3 download of presentations from past Professional Development Conferences!

   • Safety 2009 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2008 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2007 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2006 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2005 Audio Sessions