New England Area PDC

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 5-6, 2024 ASSP 26TH Region VIII NEAPDC Sheraton Monarch Place, Springfield MA

Safety: The Adventure Awaits!


The New England Area PDC Planning Committee thanks our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for each successful conference! Our 25th Anniversary Professional Development Conference was held at the Hilton Mystic in Mystic CT; CEUs were earned and our Mystic Aquarium social event Tuesday evening was a smash hit!

* Call for Speakers has been extended to June 5th. *

2024 Venue

We are heading west to Springfield MA to the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel. The PDC is a two-day conference of presentations, exhibitors on both days and a social event. The conference room rate is available for November 4th, 5th and 6th. Last date to book at the conference rate is Monday October 7, 2024. Book your room here.

2024 Call for Speakers – Now Available!

Our call for speakers is now open through June 5, 2024. We are seeking presentations including current issues of concern, management programs, case studies, and along our theme – Safety – the Adventure Awaits! – how to tackle the challenges which lie ahead for new and seasoned EH&S practitioners.

Find the Speaker Application page and form here.

2024 Exhibitors and Sponsors – Now Available!

We want to thank our sponsors and exhibitors at the PDC. We can’t do it without you, and hope that many good connections are made with our attendees!

See the Brochure for Sponsors and Exhibitors Here

Sponsor-Exhibitor Sign Up Here

2023 Attendees

It was our honor to gather so many EH&S professionals, including many first time attendees, for a successful conference. Special thanks to members (Ken Andrea, Don Olesen, Joe Orazio) who stepped in to present when some of our scheduled speakers were unable to attend. We look forward to seeing all of you next time around! It was great to recognize two of our PDC Founders (John Spath, Don Olesen) and with regrets our third (Dave Gelpke) was unable to be with us. Congrats and many thanks to the NEAPDC Planning Committee.

See the 2023 Schedule Here 1.2 CEUs earned

Thank you to all of our Speakers for raising our understanding and giving the takeaways that help us do the work. Our keynote gave a timely and challenging discussion, with several sessions looking at the emergency aspects of what we plan for. Reaching out to presenters now to be looking at what they want to submit for 2024!

COVID-19 or Illness

We ask all attendees, speakers, vendors, etc. to monitor your health before attending the conference. If you have, or suspect you have, COVID-19 (including COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or other symptoms of a communicable illness such as the flu), tested positive for COVID-19, pending test results for COVID-19, or had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed positive with COVID-19, please do not attend the conference. We ask everyone to follow CDC guidelines to keep healthy and safe. Masks at the conference are optional.

Election Day Notice

Reminder, the conference occurs near or on some election days – please plan accordingly to make sure you are able to vote! Check with your Town Clerk when necessary to make plans for early voting at a voting center or by a mail-in ballot.

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Sam Wooten, a devoted Safety Professional. Check out our progress here.

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