Where is the conference held?

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Date and time

Pre-Conference Courses: June 2-3*
Saturday, June 2: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Sunday, June 3: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Conference: June 3-6
Sunday, June 3: 12:00PM - 5:30PM
Monday, June 4: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday, June 5: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday, June 6: 7:45AM - 4:15PM

Exposition: June 3-5
Sunday, June 3: 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Monday, June 4: 9:00AM - 3:45PM
Tuesday, June 5: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Post-Conference Courses: June 6-9*
Wednesday, June 6: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 7: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday, June 8: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday, June 9: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

*Additional fee and pre-registration required.

IACET CEUs: ASSP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ASSP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, ASSP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Continuing Education Credit
Full Conference: 1.8
Conference without Wednesday Luncheon: 1.7
Pre & Post Conference Seminars: Earn up to 3.9 CEUs

  • 1 day = .7 CEU
  • 2 days = 1.4 CEUs
  • 3 days = 2.1 CEUs

Conference App: The conference app will be available for Apple devices on the App store or Android devices on Google Play closer to the conference. Once you download the app, you’ll need to login the first time you use it. To login, just use your primary member e-mail address and the password, “safety2018”. Don’t have a smart phone? Not a problem! You will be able to access a web version of the app, with the same great features.

What is the Career Center? It is where job seekers go to submit resumes and view postings by companies seeking to hire. HR professionals and recruiters will be at the career center for resume critiquing, interview skill building, and job search advice. Employers can post positions and browse through resumes to seek potential employees.

Call for research poster session. Safety, health and environmental educators, students, professionals, researchers and others are urged to submit original contributions related to the fields of safety, health and environment that can be displayed in an educational poster format. Please click here for more details on the poster session program.

How do I get my CEUs: To receive CEUs attendees need to be present for the education hours of the sessions and participate in the learning activities provided. CEUs will be posted to your ASSP transcript in approximately 30 days after the last day of the conference.

How do I become a speaker at next year’s PDC? The call for presenters deadline is the July of the previous year. Attend How to Prepare a Proposal to Speak at the conference onsite. More information will be available at the conference.

Recordings: 150+ concurrent sessions and they are now included in your conference registration. With video and slides synched to audio, you’ll be able to watch the sessions you missed (or review the sessions you liked best).

Badges: All conference attendees are required to wear their badge throughout the conference. Your badge allows you access to those events included in your registration fee. Badges will be color coded according to your registration.

Groups: Groups can save on the entire conference. The more attendees you have, the earlier your register, the more you save! Group rates are based on individuals from the same company. Please contact our group coordinators today for details: Nancy O’Toole | +1 847 768.3466 | notoole@asse.org or visit our Group Registration page.

Interested in being a Welcome Ambassador (formerly greeter)? If you have an outgoing personality, have been attending the PDC for a while now and know the ropes, come join our group of Welcome Ambassadors and network with newcomers and others who need help finding their way. For more information, contact Tracy Flaherty at +1 847 768-3421, tflaherty@asse.org. You may complete the online volunteer form directly at http://asse.safety2018ambassadorvolunteerform.sgizmo.com/s3/.

Dress Code: Casual business attire (no shorts or jeans) is appropriate attire for this professional conference. We appreciate your cooperation.

No-Smoking Policy: For the comfort and health of all attendees, smoking is not permitted at any ASSP function.

Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in ASSP meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by your registration to ASSP’s use and distribution, both now and in the future, of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions, and audio recordings of such events and activities.

Program Disclaimer: ASSP will make every effort possible to avoid changes to the program and events, however, some changes may occur due to unavoidable circumstances or when deemed in the best interests of delivering the best program possible. ASSP reserves the right to make changes it deems necessary.

ASSP Thanks Its Sponsors


  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor


  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor
  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor

For more than 50 years, the ASSP’s Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.

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