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Attending for the First Time?

Check out these tips!

Questions? Check out the FAQ!

AIHce EXP 2020 is one of the best opportunities for OHS 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 anyth​ing on the schedule for first timers?


Thanks to our generous sponsor, DuPont Personal Protection, these events will make your first AIHce EXPerience  unforgettable:

  • The First Timers Meet and Greet on Monday, June 1, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., will introduce you to other first timers with whom you can network, partner up with for sessions, and plot your evening activities.
  • There will also be a First Timers Webinar in May. We'll talk you through what to expect, what to prepare and pack, how to select sessions appropriate for your goals, and more!

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 to meet at the start of conference.

To request a PAL, sign up during registration.

3. When should I arrive in Atlanta?

The actual conference dates of AIHce EXP 2020 are Monday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 3. Professional Development Courses (PDCs) are offered on Saturday, May 30; Sunday, May 31; and Thursday, June 4. PDCs require separate registration and an additional fee.

We encourage you to arrive in time to pick up your badge materials at least 30 minutes prior to your first activity. Registration opens the evening of Friday, May 29, for those arriving for weekend PDCs.

4. When should I​ depart Atlanta?

Conference educational content ends on Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00 p.m. 

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

Technical Tours: Tour a local facility to learn what best practices are being implemented by their OHS divisions. Tours require separate registration and an additional fee.

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. Veteran tip: Many PDCs reach capacity early on during registration, so be sure to register early to ensure you get a seat in the session(s) you really want!

AIHF Fun Run/Walk: Join your colleagues in a friendly competition during the 34th annual Fun Run/Walk on Tuesday, June 2. 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? Sleep-in registrations are also accepted!

6. How can I edit or​ add to my registration?

You can edit or add to your conference registration by logging back in to the AIHce EXP 2020 registration site and logging in using the email you used to register with.

Additional resources for the first-time attendee

Still on the fence about attending for the first time?

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