Insightful Keyote Speakers...More to be Announced 

Monday, September 16

Opening Session: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The "No Barriers" Life 

As a blind adventurer who climbed Mt. Everest and kayaked the Grand Canyon, Erik understands better than most that barriers are real, not merely perceived, and that obstacles encountered can either stop us in our tracks, or we can figure out a way to harness them and propel ourselves to new places.

He will take audiences on a journey to discover the tools and insights to develop what he calls the “No Barriers Mindset,” what it takes for individuals, teams, and organizations to turn into the storm, convert challenges into greatness, and reach for nearly impossible goals.


Erik Weihenmayer
World-Class Blind Adventurer


Lorraine Martin
President & CEO
National Safety Council

Campbell Institute Forum: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Driving Change: SIF Model in Action

Join us for a dynamic forum where industry experts will showcase NSC's Serious Incident and Fatality (SIF) prevention model. Through engaging presentations and discussions, participants will gain valuable insights into the practical application of this innovative approach. Learn how NSC collaborated with an organization to develop and implement a tailored strategy, measure its impact, and incorporate feedback for continuous improvement. This forum is a must-attend for professionals seeking to enhance their strategic planning and execution capabilities, and for those interested in exploring new methodologies for driving organizational change and success.


Taylor Abel, P.E.

Director – Driver, Transport & Fleet Safety

United Rentals


Jeff Almond
Chief Thought Leader


Lori Guasta
Senior Director, Consulting Operations
National Safety Council

Christopher Petrouski
Director Safety and Security

United States Steel

Tuesday, September 17

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

A Tale of Two Safeties: BBS and HOP 

Safety I and Safety II both focus on safety but they do so in opposite ways. Safety I looks to reduce and eliminate accidents by focusing on what goes wrong and minimizing those instances. In contrast, Safety II emphasizes what goes right and seeks to maximize those successes. The two models seem mutually exclusive. In this presentation, Tim and Corrie explore the differences, misunderstandings, and quarrels between these two schools of thought. They offer a way out and a way forward, a new approach called "Safety Seriously."


Tim Page-Bottorff, MS, CSP, CIT
Senior Safety Consultant


Corrie Pitzer
Founder & CEO
Safemap International

Wednesday, September 18

Closing Keynote: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction


Dr. Kate Darling
Leading Expert in Social Robotics & MIT Media Lab Research Scientist