Call For Workshops

For 40 years, VPPPA has gathered the best of the best in the EHS&S industry for a week of unrivaled professional development and networking. The Safety+ Symposium is the only industry event dedicated to providing leading edge education, top tier industry connections, and the latest and greatest in safety and health products and services. Join us August 25-28, 2024 in Aurora, CO to find everything you need to advance safety and health excellence in your workplace.

What are we looking for?

Workshops will be held August 25- 28, with both 45 minute and 60 minute sessions. We are especially interested in sessions featuring high levels of interactivity with attendees through hands-on demonstrations, audience participation, gamification or other methods of audience engagement. We are also looking for sessions that provide a deep dive into a given topic, expanding beyond the surface level introduction of a concept. This may include, but is not limited to, detailed case studies, incident investigation reviews, or thorough discussion.

Content Focus Areas

  • Executive Leadership
  • Mental Health & Psychological Safety
  • Technology
  • Ergonomics
  • Confined Space
  • Construction
  • Safety Excellence & Continuous Improvement

Key Dates

Submissions Open: November 9, 2023
Submissions Deadline: January 19, 2024
Selected Session Notifications Sent: February 6, 2024
Speaker Agreement Forms Due: February 13, 2024
Presentation Files Due: August 9, 2024
Registration Deadline: August 16, 2024
Safety+ Symposium: Augst 25-28, 2024

  • All submissions must be received electronically via the portal, before the deadline January 19th to be considered.
  • Proposals must be complete at the time of submission.
  • Provide achievable learning objectives. Learning objectives should outline what an attendee can expect to learn over the course of the session.
  • Consider what takeaways your audience can expect to bring back to their workplace. Answer the question, “As an attendee, how can I apply this to my current role?” or “How can this help me achieve my career goals?”
  • You do not have to be a professional speaker. We welcome submissions from anyone with a passion for advancing safety and health excellence in the workplace.


Safety+ Symposium speakers receive full complimentary conference registration. Registration includes access to all workshops, exhibit hall, networking receptions, and attendee lunches. Travel, hotel, and additional meal expenses are not included.


Our education team is more than happy to answer any questions, or discuss presentation ideas. Please contact us at