Where is the conference held?

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

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

Continuing Education Credit
Full Conference: 1.8
Conference without Thursday Luncheon: 1.7
Pre & Post Conference Seminars: Earn up to 5.3 CEUs

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

Conference App: The Safety 2017 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 the e-mail address you used when you registered for Safety 2017 and the password, “safety2017”. 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 ASSE transcript in approximately 30 days after the last day of the conference.

How do I become a speaker at next year’s PDC? ASSE call for presenters deadline is in July 2017 for Safety 2018. Attend How to Prepare a Proposal to Speak at the PDC onsite. More information will be available at the conference.

Recordings: ASSE will be recording 150+ concurrent sessions. With video and slides synched to audio, you’ll be able to watch the sessions you missed (or review the sessions you liked best). Plus you can order your recordings ahead of time (See step 7 of the online registration form or step 4 on the PDF of the registration form.).

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. Badge holders will be two-toned in color and coded according to your registration.

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 or complete the online volunteer form directly at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Safety-2017-Ambassador-Volunteer-Form.

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

Information Booth: Stop by the ASSE Information Booth, an ASSE staff member will be available at the Information Booth to answer your questions about the conference. In addition, welcome ambassadors will be on hand to help direct you. They will wear an ambassador identification so you can easily locate them for assistance.

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

Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in ASSE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by your registration to ASSE’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: ASSE 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. ASSE reserves the right to make changes it deems necessary.

ASSE Thanks Its Sponsors


  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • ProcessMAP - Diamond Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor


  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor

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About Safety 2017

For more than 50 years, the ASSE’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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