Insightful Keynote Speakers 

Monday, October 23

Opening Session: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Let's make people safer

Known for his great sense of humor and positive outlook on life, Jon uses his skills as a magician and incredible life story to inspire audiences around the world. He draws on his book Life is Magic, to provide a road map for how to shut down your inner self doubt and find happiness in every situation. It's a poignant and powerful story told by a charismatic and optimistic man who has overcome life-or-death challenges with grace, persistence, a childlike sense of wonder...and jaw-dropping card tricks. 


Jon Dorenbos
World Class Magician
Former NFL All-Star
Television Personality 


Lorraine Martin
President & CEO
National Safety Council

Campbell Institute Forum: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Effectiveness of Training Across Generations

Safety training is essential to workplace safety and can reduce the risk of workplace incidents and injuries. However, the effectiveness of safety training varies across generations due to differences in learning styles, attitudes and preferences. Workplaces are seeing the largest generational gap in history; Generation Z has entered the workforce, and Baby Boomers are delaying retirement. Safety training can be effective for all generations, but it's essential to tailor the training modalities. Hear environment, health and safety leaders describe the need and challenge for effective workplace training across a multi-generational workforce.


Taylor Abel, P.E.
Director, Driver, Transport and Fleet Safety
United Rentals 


Tamara Coppens
EH&S Expertise Principal
Dow, Inc.


Amanda Ladner
Senior Training Specialist
The Chemours Company

Tuesday, October 24

Occupational Keynote: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Understanding and Responding to a Rapidly Growing Threat in the Workplace

Safety and health professionals continuously face new and emerging threats in the workplace. In this session, you'll learn about one of the fastest growing causes of workplace fatalities - one that has been typically associate with workers who are off the job. You'll hear from front line responders who will help you determine your own organization's risk and then take part in a group training to prepare you to respond in your workplace and beyond. 


Jim McDonnell
McDonnell Strategies Group, Inc. 


Cody Nagle
Student, Recovery Advocate, Former White House Advisor

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in OSH Panel Discussion: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) into safety and health planning provides critical perspectives in workplace and roadway safety. Marginalized communities experience significantly higher fatality and injury rates. Yet, there is much to discover behind the difference. This session helps safety draw the link between DE&I and safety outcomes. 

Maj. General Jeannie M. Leavitt, the Air Force's first female fighter pilot, will share her perspective on the career challenges she faced. The session also includes a round table discussion featuring diverse safety health leaders including NSC Board Members Nicole Piggott and David Daniels, PhD.

Maj. General Jeannie M. Leavitt, U.S Air Force  (Retired)
Leavittate, LLC

I. David Daniels, Ph.D., CSD, VPS, SEM
President & CEO
ID2 Solutions, LLC

Nicole Piggott
Chief Operating Officer
Women in Governance

Cheyenne Lucero
Safety Coordinator
IBEW Local 302

Wednesday, October 25

Closing Keynote & Safety Innovation Challenge: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

All Hands on Tech: Innovation and Collaboration for a Safer Tomorrow

Cam Stevens is a chartered safety professional with two decades of combined experience in safety and technology. He coaches organizations to leverage technology and innovation to improve human and organizational performance. Stevens also advises the International Organization for Standardization on arti-ficial intelligence health and safety and immersive technologies. He’ll discuss the synergy between technology, innovation and collaboration in co-designing better, safer and healthier work.

After the Closing Keynote, don’t miss the Safety Innovation Challenge. You’ll hear from each challenge finalist, who 
is actively working to address the most prevalent workplace injury: musculoskeletal disorders. The finalists will deliver a live showcase, including a demonstration of each tech solution, and provide real-life examples of how it can be used across diverse industries to reduce the risk of an MSD.

Cam Stevens
President & CEO
Pocketknife Group
Founder, Safety Innovation Academy