The 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo will take place October 8-14, 2021.

Professional Development Seminars: October 8-10 and 13-14
Congress & Expo: October 11-13
Orange County Convention Center - West Building
Orlando, FL

congress.nsc.org

Yes, everyone exhibiting, attending and/or participating in the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo and any NSC affiliated meetings or events will be required to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of their first day at the event as we aim to provide all of our guests with the highest levels of safety and health. Wirstbands will be distributed on the first day of your arrival to all who provded vaccination or negative test too. Details to come regarding Health Passport, HIPPA compliant partner's app. 
No, you will receive one wristband for the entire event after you provide vaccination or negative test proof. Wristbands must be worn for the duration of the event.

Yes, face masks are mandatory for everyone exhibiting and attending as well as participating in any NSC affiliated meeting or event. Neck gaiters, bandanas and face shields are not allowed.  Additional details and guidelines on acceptable Face masks can be found here.

Yes, the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo has a contactless greeting policy. Please refrain from handshakes, hugs or high-fives.

Yes, we are working with our shuttle provider on all safety and health protocols. Proof of vaccination, negative test and/or wristbands may be required to ride the shuttle.

Capacity will be reduced to 50% per ride.

High touch points will be sanitized after each ride.

The dress code is business casual.

For your safety during move-in and move-out, closed toed-shoes must be worn at all times in the exhibit halls and docks. Open-toed footwear, sandals or flip-flops are not allowed. Access to the exhibit halls or docks will not be granted unless the shoe policy is followed.

2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo

Professional Development Seminars: Sept. 15-17
Congress & Expo: Sept. 19-21
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

Expo Hours

Monday, October 11

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dedicated Expo Hours*

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 12

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dedicated Expo Hours* 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dedicated Expo Hours* 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

*Dedicated Expo Hours - Allow uniterrupted conversations. No scheduled educational sessions
taking place during this time. 

Registration opens June 8. 

SPECIAL KICK OFF EARLY RATE - Register before June 25 and save up to $425 on Full Congress & Expo! 

Due to enhanced safety and health protocols, we ask that everyone register in advance.

Please note you're unable to register onsite. Only preregistered/paid attendees will be able to enter to pick up their badge and Congress materials. 

 Convention Center Attendee Registration Hours:

Friday, October 8 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 9 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 10 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, October 11 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

To determine your member status with the National Safety Council, please contact NSC Customer Service at (855) 772-6993 or customerservice@nsc.org.


 
Full Congress & Expo Registration

SPECIAL KICK OFF  

Early Rate
Before June 25   

Advance Rate
June 26 - Sept. 17

Standard Rate
Sept. 18 and beyond

NSC Member (5 - 10 attendees) $375 $590 $680
NSC Member (11 - 30 attendees) $375 $557 $642
NSC Member (31+ attendees) $375 $524 $604
NSC Non-Member (5 - 10 attendees) $475 $720 $810
NSC Non-Member (11 - 30 attendees) $475 $680 $765
NSC Non-Member (31+ attendees) $475 $640 $720

For more information and group reservation, please contact congress.expo@nsc.org.


 

No, each Professional Development Seminar (PDS) requires a separate registration fee that does not include access to the NSC 2021 Safety Congress & Expo, Opening Session, Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Networking opportunities or access to the Expo floor. 


 

Yes, Professional Development Seminars will be available, October 8-10 and 13-14 for an additional charge. Payment is for PDS' only and does not include Opening Session, Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Networking opportunities or access to the Expo floor.


 

No technical tours will be offered this year.


 

Yes, Continuing Education Units will be available. Click here for more information.


 

No one under 16 years of age is permitted to attend or to be on the Expo floor regardless of affiliation or circumstances. Proof of age is required.


 

Yes, once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email.

If you received an email confirmation, click on the link under "Manage My Registration" provided in confirmation email to make changes and/or select additional events.

If you have lost your confirmation email, please contact NSC Customer Service at (855) 772-6993 or customerservice@nsc.org.


 

Badges will not be mailed in advance. We are in process of creating the safest experience for badge pick up in the Orange County Convention Center - West Building. Please check back for more details. 


 
There will be no onsite registration option. Register online. Only preregistered/paid attendees will be able to enter.

Rolling Bags/ Suitcasing Policy: NSC does not permit solicitation from non-exhibiting companies. Attendees are not allowed to bring rolling bags/suitcases on the expo floor. Luggage check will be available onsite for non-permitted bags. Any individual observed participating in activities to solicit or sell products to event attendees without having a booth at the event will be asked to leave immediately.

 

For Substitutions/Name changes call 774-247-4017 or email: NationalSafetyCouncil@xpressreg.net. Changes can be made until the badge has been printed and verified.
 

Cancellations received on or before September 17, 2021 will be assessed the following processing fees: $100 for Full Congress & Expo and Expo only registrations; $50 for Professional Development Seminars (PDS). All cancellation requests must be emailed to congressrefunds@nsc.org; phone calls will not be accepted. Cancellations received after September 17, 2021 and no shows are non-refundable. Discounts not retroactive for previously registered attendees.

For substitutions/name changes, email congress.expo@nsc.org. Changes can be made until the badge has been printed. NSC reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

NSC has the right to refuse or discontinue access to the NSC 2021 Safety Congress & Expo if the event’s established Safety+Health protocols and/or show policies are not being followed. In the event that access is refused or discontinued, the registrant is not eligible for a refund.

Discounts not retroactive for previously registered attendees. 

After you have obtained your wristband, you can proceed to Registration to obtain your badge

The minimum booth size is 10' x 10' (100 square feet). Booths may be combined to create a larger space.

This cost is $27.50 per square foot for NSC Members, $28.50 per square foot for Non-Members. A 10' x 10' is $2,750.00 for NSC Members. If you are assigned a corner, you will be charged an additional $100.00 per corner.

A 10' x 10' booth rental package is available for $5,050.00. This package includes a hard wall booth structure in addition to the booth space cost.

Payment must accompany the Exhibit Space Application in order for booths to be assigned. Payment can be made by check (US funds), money order, wire transfer, or credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.


 

Inline Booth – an 8' high x 10’ wide backwall drape, 3' high side rail drape, a 7" x 44" and identification sign.

Peninsula Booth - (20' x 20' that backs up to inline booths or another Peninsula booth) – an 8' high x 20’ wide backwall drape on common back wall, a 7" x 44"  and identification sign.

Island Booth -  (minimum 20' x 30').

All booths also include five (5) badges (1 Full Congress and 4 Expo only) per 10' x 10' space, listing on the NSC Safety Congress & Expo website, listing Final Program, listing in Safety+Health magazine, and complimentary Exhibitor Guest Passes.

Additional items such as furniture, carpet, labor, storage of boxes and crates, shipping and other services can be ordered through our general contractor, GES.

Height restrictions are based on the type of booth you have purchased.

Please refer to the 2021 Display regulations located in the Terms & Conditions/Rules & Regs.


 

Most questions about fixtures, electricity, shipping, etc. will be answered in the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual (Coming in June 2021).

Sales are not recommended on the Expo floor. However, you may take orders. If you choose to sell product you are responsible for collecting and reporting local and state taxes to the Florida Department of Revenue.

Camera-type devices or knives must be orders only. Cash and carry will not be permitted.


 

General move-in begins Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10.

Installation of Exhibits/Move-In

Friday, October 8: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 9: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 10: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All booths must be set by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Please note: Closed toe shoes need to be worn at all times in the exhibit halls and docks during move in and move out. No access will be granted to the exhibit halls or docks if the shoe policy is not followed. No open-toed footwear, sandals or flip flops are allowed during Expo hours.
 

Thank you for your interest, please contact us:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403

bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

joe.valentino@nsc.org

The 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual will be available June 2021.  

Each exhibiting company is entitled to 5 complimentary exhibitor badges for each 100 square feet of booth space. The allotment is 1 Full Congress badge and 4 Expo Only badges.

Full Congress includes:

  • Admission to the Expo floor
  • Opening Session
  • Keynotes
  • 3 days of Technical Sessions 
     

"Expo Only" includes:

  • Exhibitor admission to Expo floor
  • Opening Session

 

Badges can be reproduced at the exhibitor registration counters for a $100.00 processing fee. Photo ID is required.


 

No one under 16 years of age is permitted to attend or to be on the Expo floor regardless of affiliation or circumstances. Proof of age is required.


 

Per the Exhibit Space Application and Contract, Exhibitors are NOT allowed to hold any type of meeting or function during Expo hours. Meeting space (many with food & beverage minimums or room rental) will be available at many of the official 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo hotels during NON-Expo hours and must be requested through the online NSC Meetings Space Request Form.

Lead retrieval and the 2021 NSC Attendee List may be ordered through CDS. More information to come by June 2021

The Attendee List may only be purchased by contracted Exhibitors. The Attendee List contains mailing information only and may only be used once.


 

No, the National Safety Council member list is not for sale.  However, a large number of NSC members do attend the NSC Congress & Expo. Exhibitors only may purchase the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Attendee Mailing List.


 

The warehouse and direct shipping addresses and labels are listed in the Shipping, Drayage and Material Handling section of your Exhibitor Service Manual which will be available in June 2021.

Exhibitor registration will open in June 2021.


 

Thank you for your interest! Please contact a member of our Exhibit Sales Team:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403
bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339
joe.valentino@nsc.org


 

Yes. The most current version can be found here. (Available booths are in blue)

Yes, everyone exhibiting, attending and/or participating in the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo and any NSC affiliated meetings or events will be required to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of their first day at the event as we aim to provide all of our guests with the highest levels of safety and health. Wirstbands will be distributed on the first day of your arrival to all who provded vaccination or negative test too. Details to come regarding Health Passport, HIPPA compliant partner's app. 
No, you will receive one wristband for the entire event after you provide vaccination or negative test proof. Wristbands must be worn for the duration of the event.
After you have obtained your wristband, you can proceed to Registration to obtain your badge
No, due to safety and health protocols, you can only pick up your badge.
Due to enhanced safety and health protocols, we ask that everyone registers their booth staff in advance.
Please allow for social distancing. We recommend one-way entrances and exits for island and peninsula booths.

Yes, per industry guidelines no more than 3 people in a 100 sq ft (10’x10’) booth. 

To calculate the maximum occupancy of a booth at any given time, divide the gross square footage of the booth by 28.3 (sq ft).

Exhibitors are required to have floor covering in their booth; you have the option to purchase carpet through GES or bring your own.

NSC will be carpeting the show aisles and sanitizing nightly.

Yes, NSC will provide hand sanitizer stations on the Expo floor

It is recommended that exhibitors have alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol available within their booths.

Any product (including display trays and pens) that have been handled should be immediately sanitized with a cleaning product of your choosing.

You can also purchase professional cleaning services to disinfect your booth at the end of each day.  Exhibitor Manual available June 1.

Exhibitors may not serve food or beverages to in their booths. Food Service will be located in the hall. Several different food options by Centerplate will be available. Tables and seating will be distanced and sanitized frequently throughout the show days.

The 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo is planning to have the safety and health measures in place:

  • 10’ aisles with a few 20’ cross aisles
  • Separate Expo floor entrances and exits
  • One way aisles
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Expo floor
  • Roaming Safety Ambassadors who will monitor and enforce safety and health compliance

Hotel Reservations can be made here.

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotel rooming lists are transferred to each hotel approx. 21 days out; it’s up to the hotel to charge your credit card.


 

No, however once you complete your registration; you have an opportunity to book a hotel online. For best availability and the lowest rates, book your hotel rooms before September 16.  A credit card will be required to hold the reservation. 

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotel rooming lists are transferred to each hotel approx. 21 days out; it’s up to the hotel to charge your credit card.


 

Yes, the housing site allows you to book up to 20 rooms at one time based on availability. A credit card will be required to hold the reservations. You must supply all the names for your group by August 13, 2021 or the rooms will be cancelled.

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotel rooming lists are transferred to each hotel approx. 21 days out; it’s up to the hotel to charge your credit card.

A credit card will be required to hold the reservation. 

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotel rooming lists are transferred to each hotel approx. 21 days out; it’s up to the hotel to charge your credit card.

Your email confirmation provides you with several methods to request a change on your reservation.

Hotel cancellation policies vary.  Please refer to your confirmation for full policy details.


 

Yes, an email confirmation will be sent from onPeak within 24 hours.


 

No, hotel taxes will be reflected on your confirmation.


 

The hotel rooms being provided as part of the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo official hotel block have been contracted by the National Safety Council and the official housing provider onPeak. The official hotel block is available and offered to registered 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo attendees and exhibitors only, and only such registered parties are authorized and permitted to reserve hotel rooms in this block.

Hotel reservations booked in the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo official hotel block are subject to approval by The National Safety Council.

Unauthorized use of the room block may result in the hotel reservations being canceled.
Unauthorized use includes, without limitation, the resale of rooms by third parties, travel agencies, event organizers, or tour groups without the express written consent of The National Safety Council. Neither the National Safety Council nor onPeak bears the responsibility for any costs, damages, or other liability incurred by any party due to cancellation of rooms in violation of these terms of use.

Shuttle service between select NSC contracted hotels and the Orange County Center will operate Monday, October 11  through Wednesday, October 13 in connection with event times. The Service will only be available to those who booked their hotel room(s) thru onPeak, NSC’s official housing provider. 


 
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