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For First-Timers

Dupont's North America Marketing Manager Liz Briggs has a special invitation for first-timers!

AIHce EXP 2022 is one of the best opportunities for IH/OEHS professionals to learn the latest research and techniques, network with peers, and take a deeper dive into issues affecting the profession and the workers we protect. But we also know it can be overwhelming (even intimidating) to tackle this conference for the first time – and perhaps by yourself! That’s why we designed this quick info guide for you. Have more detailed questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions and see if the answer you seek is there.

1. Is there anything on the schedule for first-timers?


We hosted a webinar specifically for our first-time attendees on Wednesday, May 11th to highlight what they can expect, how to select sessions appropriate for their goals, and more! Please click here to view the presentation slides.

Additionally, we will hold a meet and greet on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 a.m. CT to provide an opportunity to network with other first-timers and plan your AIHce EXPerience! 

These first-timer activities are sponsored by 


2. Navigate with a PAL

The Personal AIHce EXP Liaison (PAL) Program helps first-time attendees get the most out of the conference by matching the first-timer (or attendees who have not attended AIHce EXP in the last 5 years) with an experienced attendee. PALs are matched by AIHA staff and participants are provided contact information at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. PALs are encouraged to contact their matches prior to AIHce EXP to learn what the first-timer hopes to gain from their conference experience and to arrange a time and location (in-person or virtually) to meet at the start of and throughout the conference. 

To request a PAL, sign up or modify your current registration no later than May 16, 2022.

3. When should I arrive in Nashville?

The actual conference dates of AIHce EXP 2022 are Monday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 25. Professional Development Courses (PDCs) are offered on Saturday, May 21; Sunday, May 22; and Thursday, May 26. PDCs require separate registration and an additional fee.

In-person attendees will need to allow ample time prior to each day's activities to go through the required health screening station and pick up badge materials. Registration opens Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m., for those arriving for weekend PDCs.

4. When should I​ depart Nashville?

Conference educational content ends on Wednesday, May 25 at 4:45 p.m. Thursday PDCs are offered as half-day (morning) and full-day sessions on May 26.

5. Are there any additional e​vents I can sign up for?

PDCs: Professional Development Courses provide a deeper dive into educational content before and after the conference. All PDCs require separate registration and an additional fee. NEW in 2022: We are pleased to offer PDCs in formats to suit all participation types: in-person or virtual. You'll be asked to select your EXPerience method (in-person or virtual) when you begin your registration. 

AIHF Fun Run/Walk: Join your colleagues in a friendly competition during the 36th annual Fun Run/Walk. Prizes are available for different age groups and all funds raised support the AIHF. Veteran tip: Not a runner? Haven’t trained? Not sure you are up for 3.1 miles? You can walk or sleep-in too! Not a registered AIHceEXP attendee but still want to support the cause?  Register here.

6. How can I edit or​ add to my registration (or change my registration type from in-person to virtual or vice versa)?

You can edit or add to your conference registration by logging back into the AIHce EXP 2022 registration site using the email you used to register. To switch your registration type from in-person to virtual or vice versa, email with your request. 

Additional resources for the first-time attendee

Thank you to our AIHce EXP 2022 sponsors: