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

Register by April 27 to receive the early bird rate for the 31st Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference, Aug. 24-27, at the Gaylord Texan & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX!

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. 

Keynote 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. Jim has:

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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