Call for Speakers

EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference is the premier education and networking opportunity for leaders in occupational safety and health, compliance and risk management. The 2024 Safety Leadership Conference will be held August 26-28, 2024, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver, CO (Aurora). All proposals must be submitted no later than January 19, 2024.

2024 Track Topics

Risk Management
Insights and best practices on improving an organization’s safety culture, focusing on the role of safety leadership at both the local and organizational level. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Establishing and maintaining a culture of safety
• The role of safety professionals in ESG (environmental, social and governance)
• Ergonomics
• Building effective safety teams
• Reducing musculoskeletal disorder injuries
• Wellness & Total Worker Healt

Regulatory Compliance
Speakers in this track offer their insights into what safety leaders need to know to ensure their organizations remain in compliance with the latest rules and regulations. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• What to do when OSHA investigates your company
• Workplace drug testing
• The changing regulatory climate and what you need to know
• Workers’ compensation
• Environmental requirements

The ROI of Safety
One of the most compelling features of SLC is the sharing of best practices (and sometimes worst practices) between safety professionals, including case studies of what worked and what didn’t. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Transformational safety leadership: People, public trust and profits
• Best practices from past winners of EHS Today’s America’s Safest Companies award
• Survivor stories—aftermath of safety accidents
• Emergency management
• Transportation and fleet safety case studies
• How to overcome complacency
• Business continuity

Safety Technology
Strategies on how to integrate safety technology into the workplace to reduce injuries and illnesses, focusing on real-world applications of both new and time-tested solutions, as we offer a look at the future of safe work. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Smart PPE
• Cybersecurity
• Wearables & mobile devices
• Artificial intelligence
• Safety data and analytics
• Robots and automation

Training & Engagement
The effectiveness of any safety program relies on gaining the trust and buy-in of employees. The session will focus on emerging trends in safety management, focusing not only on physical safety but also psychological safety, mental health awareness, and other real-world concerns in the workplace. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) initiatives
• Mental health awareness
• Workplace violence
• Women in safety
• Suicide prevention
• Developing and retaining talent

How to Submit a Proposal

Follow the link below to fill out the online form. You will be prompted to choose the conference track that your session should be listed under. You may enter multiple speaking proposals. We welcome submissions from consultants or vendors as well, but such proposals will only be considered if paired with a co-presenter from a manufacturing company. Please submit all proposals no later than January 19, 2024. If you have any questions on the form or process, you can contact contact Casie McAllister at

What's Included with a Speaking Engagement

As a speaker, you receive one (1) complimentary Full Conference Pass to the Safety Leadership Conference, your name published on promotional material, website, and program; recognized as a leader in the occupational health and safety community, and discounted conference rate for your colleagues. Submit your proposal by January 19, 2024.