Safety 2015 Call for Presenters

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ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition
Safety 2015
June 7-10, 2015 - Dallas, TX
Call for Presenters - Proposals Due July 14, 2014

ASSE invites those interested in presenting at its 2015 Professional Development Conference to submit a proposal for review by the Conference Planning Committee. Safety 2015 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: (Recommended length is 1 page; maximum length is 3 pages)                                             
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.

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

Biographical Data & References: (Maximum length is 2 pages)
For each speaker, include as a minimum:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Education
  • Current Position
  • Certifications, designations and relevant speaking experience (that address qualifications to present)
  • Contact information (work phone number) for three references
  • Noteworthy articles and publications from the past 3 years

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

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 6, 2015.

Honoraria: Individual speakers (one to 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.

Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively by the Professional Development Conference Planning Committee with consideration of the following criteria:

  • Degree to which the proposed session meets the conference/program objectives, as contained in the Call for Presenters.
  • Presentation skills and experience of the speaker
  • Desirability of the topic to the conference attendees

Successful applicants comply with all provisions and guidelines of the Call for Presenters. The proposal should clearly articulate the specific qualifications and experience of each presenter to speak on the proposed topic(s) and would include: education (degree, institution, area of study), professional credentials (licenses, certifications, designations) that are recognized and/or accredited as well as documented experience that demonstrates expertise in the subject area of the proposal. There is no set list of credentials or degrees.

Proposals to present also must contain and convey sufficient detail to allow the selection committee to understand the learning objectives and how the proposed session will meet those objectives. Marketing material, promotional flyers, PowerPoint slides, photographs or similar material are not accepted. Selection is competitive; therefore, it is important to submit a compelling and complete proposal in accordance with the Call for Presenters.

Acceptance: Notification of acceptance will be mailed by November 13, 2014.

Steps to Submit a Proposal  (online preferred)

  1. Complete an application form for each proposal submitted (two maximum).
  2. Follow all submission instructions and review the application(s) for completeness, accuracy and legibility. See Details & Policy section for more information.
  3. Sign the application where indicated. (No signature is needed for electronic submissions.)
  4. Do not submit PowerPoint presentations, CDs, disks, brochures or promotional material.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Proposals are due July 14, 2014

Scroll Down To Submit Online  (Preferred)

Mail to: ASSE – 2015 PDC
Director of Professional Development
1800 E. Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187

Click here to download the Call for Presenters 2015 (PDF)

Click here to download the Call for Presenters 2015 (DOC)

Email questions to:

Acceptance notification will be mailed by November 13, 2014

* = Required Question
Step #1: Speaker Information
ASSE Member?
What social media are you on?
Speaker 2
ASSE Member? (SPEAKER 2)
What social media are you on? (SPEAKER 2)
Speaker 3
ASSE Member? (SPEAKER 3)
What social media are you on? (SPEAKER 3)
Step #2: Presentation Information
Presentation Details *This question is required.
Format (select one) *This question is required.
Method (check all that apply) *This question is required.
Step #3: Topic Area:  Select up to three topic areas in which your presentation fits best.
Step 4: Industry: Choose the primary industry that applies to your proposal.
Step #5: Presentation Submission Description
Recommended length one page, maximum length is three pages. (Required: Each page should contain speakers name and title.) Please upload a MS Word, PDF, or Text file only.
Browse... to find and open your file. Click Upload to attach your file. *This question is required.
Step #6: Biographical Data
See the Details and Policy section for the information to include. (Maximum length is 2 pages) Please upload a MS Word, PDF, or Text file only.
You may upload more than one file if there are multiple speakers.
Browse... to find and open your file. Click Upload to attach your file.  *This question is required.
Step #7: Abstract/Brochure Description of 50 words or less