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31st Annual National VPPPA Conference : Aug 24-27, 2015

Register by July 15, 2015 to receive the regular rate for the 31st Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference, Aug. 24-27, at the Gaylord Texan & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX! After August 12, 2015, pre-registration will close and you will be invited to register onsite.

Acquire valuable safety and health knowledge from over 100 workshops and 300 exhibitors, and join thousands of safety and health experts from more than 400 different industries who are all united in their mission to create safer environments for their peers and coworkers.


DarylJohnstonClosing Speaker: Daryl "Moose" Johnston
Three-time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, and current "NFL on Fox" analyst, Daryl "Moose" Johnston, will be the speaker at this year's Closing General Session.

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn and be inspired by the story of a Dallas Cowboys legend! Daryl will speak about the importance of teamwork in achieving success. You'll come away from the speech motivated to foster an even stronger team culture as you continue your mission to create a safer worksite.

Daryl is graciously setting aside some time after he speaks, to sign autographs and take pictures with attendees!






JimDavidsonKeynote Speaker: Jim Davidson
During his 30 years of high-altitude climbs, rescues and dramatic survival situations, Jim has:

  • Summited the sixth highest peak in the world (Cho Oyu at 26,906 feet in Tibet)
  • Climbed and led expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico & Nepal
  • Spent more than a year of his life sleeping in soggy tents
  • Volunteered to rescue other hikers and climbers on numerous occasions
  • Been commended twice by the U.S. National Park Service for leadership and personal sacrifice on mountain rescues
  • Saved himself from 80-feet deep inside a glacial crevasse

With training in wilderness first aid, avalanche safety, and vertical rescue, Jim honed his resilience expertise in the field as an expedition leader, ice climbing instructor, and mountain rescuer.

Of special interest, Jim’s compelling survival story is featured in a one-hour episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” on Animal Planet (the “Killer Crevasse” episode from 2011).




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