National Conference

We are proud to bring together 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 colleagues. We are looking forward to seeing you at our 32nd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference at the Gaylord Palms & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL on August 29-Sept 1, 2016!

Early bird registration is open!

“The conference lasts four days, but the knowledge and experiences last a lifetime”

The National Conference offers attendees a chance to acquire valuable knowledge and skills applicable to their worksite and to nurture enduring, mutually-beneficial, professional relationships.

If you want your site to be leader in safety and health, why not learn from those who have already done it? There are more than 100 featured workshops on a variety of safety and health topics, including how to improve your site’s safety culture, how to comply with new or existing OSHA regulations, how to get into and then thrive in VPP and ways to increase employee engagement, to name a few.

The VPPPA national conference is also a great place to meet new people and make long-lasting connections with others in your industry. There are numerous opportunities for networking throughout the conference including a casino night, receptions, meal functions, regional networking meetings and exhibit hall breaks featuring more than 300 exhibitors from across the country.

Conference Highlights

• Join thousands of EHS professionals at the premier safety and health event of the year
• Experience four days of activities, including more than 100 workshops over three days, 300 exhibitors and numerous networking opportunities
• Learn about innovative safety and health products to utilize at your worksite
• Meet others from your region at your chapter meeting
• Become inspired by national-known keynote speakers
• Participate in multiple contests and win dozens of prizes

Preconference workshops:

If you’re looking for more in-depth educational sessions, attend a preconference workshop, held on the day prior to the start of the conference. These multiple-hour sessions examine a topic that’s relevant to worksites of all types, and allow for a greater investigation into a specific area.


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In reality, any moment during the conference is a prime networking opportunity. Whether it’s at a recreational event or the closing reception, during a workshop, before the general or closing session, walking through the exhibit call or at a meal, there are ample opportunities to interact with fellow attendees.  

Chapter meetings- If you want to meet others at an event that’s more tailored to your region of the country, attend the regional networking meeting. Stay up-to-date on all that’s occurring in your specific region and make connections with others that live close to your worksite.ssion, walking through the exhibit hall or at a meal, there are ample opportunities to interact with fellow attendees. 




Registration Rates


Regular by 7/11/16 Late/Onsite after 7/11/16
VPPPA Member $735 $835
Nonmember $935 $1035


ROI Tool Kits:

Need help getting management's support to attend the 32nd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference? Check out the return on investment tool kits as well as samples of filled out ROI tool kits from last year's conference. Use these documents to show your boss what a great opportunity the conference is and how much you will learn. 

Attendee ROI Tool Kit

Exhibitor ROI Tool Kit

Sample Attendee ROI Tool Kit

Sample Exhibitor ROI Tool Kit 

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More than 100 workshops are offered throughout the conference on crucial topics such as hazard prevention, employee involvement, ergonomics and management training, to name a few. Can’t make it to all of the sessions you want? Each year we offer some of the most popular workshops more than once.


Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Would you like to see your company’s name splashed across the conference events? How about on the water bottles distributed in each attendee’s bag? Or in the conference mobile app? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-761-1146 for more information.