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Frequently Asked Questions

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AIHce EXP Schedule

What is the schedule for AIHce EXP 2021?

The 2021 schedule is robust, featuring myriad educational and networking opportunities to empower you as an OEHS leader.

  • Professional Development Courses (PDCs) will be held Saturday, May 22; Sunday, May 23; and Thursday, May 27.
  • The conference itself will be Monday, May 24 through Wednesday, May 26. Education sessions will be one (1) hour long with time in between for continued conversation, networking, and transition time.
  • The Expo will be open Monday through Wednesday throughout the day, and each day the schedule offers dedicated Expo time to allow you visit exhibitors and grab lunch.
  • Additional activities including health and wellness activities, pop-up education, the CareerAdvantage Fair, and posters will be available Monday through Wednesday.
  • Committee and volunteer group meetings will be held Sunday through Thursday throughout the day, so you’ll have time to attend all the activities of interest to you.

When are the general sessions?

There will be two general sessions: Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon. Gathering all conference attendees, these energizing sessions offer insights into high-level issues faced daily by leaders. Additionally, Wednesday's Mark of Excellence breakfast honoring AIHA and ACGIH honorees is included in full conference registrations.

When does the conference start?

That depends on whether you’re participating in PDCs or not. There are half-day, full-day, and two-day PDCs on Saturday and Sunday. The conference itself begins bright and early Monday morning with the opening general session at 8:00 a.m. local time.

Registration Fees

What does my registration fee include?

Your AIHce EXP registration (full conference) includes access to all the education sessions, plus the General Sessions, pop-up education, health and wellness activities, and more. You’ll be able to attend the Expo Hall networking event on Monday evening and the Mark of Excellence Breakfast on Wednesday. You’ll also receive access to AIHce EXP OnDemand after the conference (through December 2021).

Did the registration fees go up this year?

Yes; registration fees for AIHce EXP 2021 were increased to keep pace with the economy. The rates has been consistent from 2017 through 2020. 

Why do you charge more for not staying in the block?

AIHA negotiates rates at nearby hotels as a courtesy to our attendees. The hotels agree to the rates and reserve a block of rooms for us, with the expectation that those rooms will be sold. If they’re not, AIHA pays a penalty. As an incentive to encourage you to stay within the block, we offer the STAY AND SAVE discount on your registration fee for the conference.

Certification Maintenance

How many contact hours will I earn from attending AIHce EXP 2021?

You are eligible to receive 19 hours for attending the conference from Monday through Wednesday. You can earn additional credit for PDCs and OnDemand sessions. See the PDC descriptions and OnDemand instructions for amounts.

AIHce EXP OnDemand

What do I need to do to watch the recordings?

It takes 4 to 6 weeks after AIHce EXP to prepare the recordings for viewing. When they are ready, you will receive login instructions that will allow you access the library of session recordings from AIHce EXP 2021. At the conclusion, you’ll be asked to complete an evaluation and submit for credit. Detailed instructions will be sent along with the login instructions.

Can I earn credit from watching session recordings?

You can earn contact hours for each additional session recording you watch as long as you follow the procedure for submitting for credit explained in the instructions. You will have access to these recordings through December 31, 2021 and can view as many as you’re interested in.


Why wasn’t I able to get a reservation at the hotel I wanted?

AIHA has reserved blocks of rooms at several different hotels in Dallas. Depending on popularity, the room block at one hotel may sell out sooner than at another, so it’s important to make your reservations sooner rather than later.

The hotel I want isn’t showing up when I search?

We book sleeping rooms on a bell curve, with the most rooms available Sunday and Monday nights. If the hotel you want doesn’t show up when you search for your arrival and departure dates, try changing one of the dates (later if it’s arrival, and earlier if it’s departure). If the hotel appears in the list, book it and reach out to customer service (800-462-9260) to request that they ask the hotel for the additional nights. If the hotel you want does not appear after changing your arrival or departure dates, it is sold out.

Will government per diem rated rooms be available?

Yes, US government employees must select "Yes" to the profile question, "Are you a US government employee" during the registration process. When you reach the housing section of registration, per diem rated rooms will appear as options for you. We have government rooms reserved at every contracted AIHce EXP hotel.

What to Bring

What’s the attire for the conference?

We want you to be comfortable at AIHce EXP, so we suggest business casual attire. However, meeting rooms are often cold, so we recommend you bring a sweater or layers for your comfort. Typical Dallas temperatures for late May are daytime highs in the mid-80s and nighttime lows in the mid-60s. ​