Call for Presentations

The NSC Safety Congress & Expo is the world’s largest annual safety event. For more than 100 years safety health and environmental professionals have turned to the NSC Safety Congress & Expo for industry-leading products and technology, education and networking. We invite you to contribute to the professional development of safety leaders and submit a proposal to speak at the 2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in New Orleans. 

Deadline for Proposals

Proposals must be complete and submitted by Friday, Feb 3. All submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee and submitters will be notified of the Committee's decision by April 1. Presenters must commit to being available to present in person on October 23-25, 2023. 

Technical Sessions

Preference in Technical Sessions is given to:

  • Include participant(s) from industry
  • Describe or outline a specific case study or successful project from the industry
  • Provide information and/or guidance that is evidence-based
  • Illustrate the use of technology to mitigate specific risks
  • Speak to a professional or senior-level audience
  • Pertain to the development of leadership and soft skill competencies for safety practitioners and professionals
  • Share your personal story

Professional Development Seminars

Seminars are one to multi-day courses that require a separate fee for registered attendees. The seminars provide hands-on, in-depth knowledge-building career-advancing opportunities and must be delivered in a classroom-style format. Contact time for each instruction day should be the equivalent of 6.5 hours.

Topical Submission Guide

Submissions are encouraged from the following subject tracks

Programs and processes that facilitate S&H reporting, metrics, analysis, incident learning, organizational learning, audits, program review, and S&H professional development.

Programs and processes that surveil and control or eliminate workplace hazards.

Programs and processes that identify and prioritize workplace hazards.

Programs and processes that assess risk, manage S&H documentation, promote worker health and well-being, manage S&H training and communications, ensure regulatory compliance, and manage maintenance, inspections, management of change, and emergency response plans and procedures.

Organizational leadership value of and commitment to safety and health and fully integrating S&H into the business process.

Transportation-related safety

Organizational culture that recognizes, promotes, and operationalizes safety and health programs related to worker protection, DEI, and external stakeholders.

Worker involvement in safety and health.

Attendee Experience

Participants include a wide array of industry professionals with a varied level of experience and expertise, including academic representatives, industry leaders, company executives, risk managers, government officials, human resource and personnel managers, industrial hygienists, plant managers, safety directors, fleet managers, union members, and volunteer organizations from as many as 60 foreign countries.

Geared toward the attendee who is new to the safety industry and has had little or no training (0-3 years experience).

Geared toward the attendee who has experience in the field and wants to build on it (4-9 years experience).

Geared toward the attendee who is considered a "seasoned" safety and health professional (10+ years experience).

Submission Requirements

  • Proposals must be submitted by Friday,  February 3, 2023.
  • Presenter must be available to present in person on October 20-23, 2023.
  • Proposals must detail learning objectives in the proposed session(s).
  • International submissions should focus on universal safety topics rather than those specific to a particular region or country.
  • Proposals will be considered in the following formats:
    • 45-minute session on the Expo Floor in the Learning Lab
    • 15-minute session on the Expo Floor
    • Technical session (45-minute lecture with 15 minutes for Q&A  or 60-minute lecture with no Q&A)
    • 60-minute panel discussion (limit of 4 panelists per presentation, panelists must be included in submission).
    • Full Day or Multi-Day Professional Development Seminar
  • All expenses incurred are the responsibility of the presenter. Speakers will receive one complimentary badge for the Full Congress & Expo (includes access to all technical and general sessions and access to the Expo Floor).  
  • If you are chosen to conduct a Professional Development Seminar the instructor will be paid speaker expenses to be outlined in a contract once selected.
  • Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the Education Strategic Advisory Group. All participants will be contacted by April 1, 2023.

No Commercialization

  • NSC does not endorse commercial products or lobby commercial products for specific legislation. Speakers are not permitted to sell, promote or otherwise give significant exposure to any company or organization's materials, even if providing them for free. 
  • Advertising, informational literature, samples, etc., in meeting rooms, corridors, guest rooms, or other adjacent areas are not permitted. This restriction also applies to printed matter promoting sessions or activities of other non-NSC groups. 

For further information, please contact:

Kelly Buterbaugh
National Safety Council
(630) 775-2041