Why You Should Attend AIHce EXP 2021
AIHce EXP 2021 will provide first-rate virtual education sessions and professional development courses (PDCs), an expansive virtual expo hall, and the opportunity to earn contact hours for maintaining attendees’ certifications.
The center of AIHce EXP is its education sessions. It’s imperative to continue learning long into your IH/OEHS professional life in a field that adapts to new technology and evolving workplace conditions. The variety of educational events at AIHce EXP gives you chances to keep up with developments in your professional area of expertise and learn about IH/OEHS topics outside your primary focus. While it’s necessary to maintain your job skill set, consider attending sessions on topics you know less about, which may provide context for issues you deal with daily or expose you to new solutions.
The 2021 education sessions will occur May 24-26, making up most of the conference’s scheduled events. Each session is an hour-long presentation by experts on topics directly relating to IH/OEHS issues. Session attendance also provides contact hours towards maintaining your certification. Attendees can achieve 18 contact hours or three CIH certification maintenance points throughout the entire three-day period, making attending AIHce EXP an easy way to prepare for recertification. Attendees must provide proof of participation to receive credit.
If you miss a session, AIHce EXP OnDemand, a service that provides recordings of most AIHce EXP sessions, will become available in the weeks following the conference. OnDemand sessions come included with full registration and offer additional credits to maintain your credential.
PDCs, which occur in the days before and after the conference, afford even more learning opportunities. Most PDCs also teach IH/OEHS topics, but a few provide instruction on soft skills, such as conflict management, which may help you be a more effective IH/OEHS professional.
Aside from education, AIHce EXP 2021 will also offer chances to network with other IH/OEHS professionals. Meeting your peers may help you find job or research opportunities, increase your visibility in the profession, build confidence, and be a form of career development. Networking is a process of gathering information about how IH/OEHS works as a profession, such as what employers look for or what skills are essential in which focus area. At AIHce EXP 2021, networking opportunities can be as simple as a physically-distanced lunch break with a new acquaintance or a scheduled non-education event or committee meeting.
Registration rates for the full conference are $899 for members and $1099 for nonmembers who register by March 21, 2021, or $999 and $1199 for those who register on or after March 22, 2021. Numerous discounts are available, including for students, early-career professionals, and group rates.