Registration opens on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Registration will open December 5, 2017

No, the Professional Development Seminars (PDS) require separate a registration fee. The 2017 NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo registration fees are $125 per seminar.

The Professional Development Seminar (PDS) takes place Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Ernest N. Moral Convention Center (exact room to be determined).

Please note the PDS requires a separate registration fee. Registration for the PDS does not include admission to the Technical Sessions, Opening Session or Exhibits. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

Yes, You are welcome to bring a spouse or guest. They must register as an attendee and pay the current rate at the time of registration. 

 

If you register online, a confirmation will immediately be sent to your email address. If you register by fax or mail, a confirmation will be emailed to you within five business days. If no email address is supplied, please contact NSC Customer Service by email or at (800) 621-7619 to receive a copy of your confirmation.

To add additional events to your registration, please contact NSC Customer Service, by email or at (800) 621-7619.

Badges will be distributed onsite at the Express Badge Pick-Up Counters in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

Onsite Registration Desk hours:

Wednesday, April 11:
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 12:
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 13:
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. 

The Expo floor is located on the first level of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

Expo Floor hours:

Thursday, April 12
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The dress code is business casual.

Lost badges will be replaced at the Onsite Registration Desk for $5.00 per badge. For identification and security purposes, badges must be worn at all functions.

The National Safety Council follows the guidelines established by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. By attending the 2018 NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo, you are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units, Continuance of Certification and Certification Maintenance credits. Please note that professionals can also be awarded CEUs for NSC division meetings that meet certain criteria.

For more information, please contact the organizations below:

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals
(217) 359-9263

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene 
(517) 321-2638
The Institute for Safety and Health Management 
(928) 344-5221 or (877) 201-4053

Thank you for your interest, please contact a member of our Exhibit Sales team:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403
bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339
joe.valentino@nsc.org

The minimum booth size is 10' x 10' (100 square feet). Booths may be combined to create a larger space.
This cost is $10.50 per square foot (per square foot before December 8,2017). A 10' x 10' is $1050.00. If you are assigned to a corner, you will be charged an additional $100.00 per corner.

Payment must accompany the Exhibit Space Application in order for booths to be assigned. Payment can be made by check (US funds), money order, wire transfer or credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Inline Booth - an 8' high back wall drape, 3' side rail drape and a 7'' x 44'' identification sign, one 6’ skirted table, one trash can, two chairs and standard carpeting in the show color.
Peninsula Booth (20' x 20') - an 8' high back wall drape (in 10' sections) on common back wall and a 7'' x 44'' identification sign, inline furnishings.

Island Booth (minimum 20' x 30') - no additional inclusions.

All booths also include company listing on the NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo website, listing in the NSC SSCE Final Program, listing in Safety+Health magazine, and complimentary Exhibitor Guest Passes.

All utilities must be ordered separately. Additional items such as furniture, labor, cleaning, storage of boxes and crates, shipping, and other services can be ordered through our general contractor, GES.

The Exhibitor Service Manual will be available in December 2017. 

In-line booth displays will be permitted to a maximum height of 8’. Side walls may not extend 
more than 5’ from the back wall at the 8’ height. All display fixtures more than 4’ high and 
placed within 10’ of a neighboring booth must be confined to the back 5’ of the booth. Hanging 
signs are not allowed. Peninsula booths are permitted to a maximum height of 16’ for the 
center 10’ of the back wall with the remaining 5’ of back wall per side at a maximum height 
of 4’. All display fixtures more than 4’ high and placed within 10’ of a neighboring booth must 
be confined to the back 5’ of the booth. Hanging signs are not allowed. 

Most questions about fixtures, electricity, shipping, etc. are answered in the Exhibitor Manual which will be available in December 2017.

Sales on the Expo floor are not recommended. However, you may take orders. If you choose to sell product, you are responsible for collecting and reporting local and state taxes to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. The City of New Orleans may also require you as an exhibitor to obtain a business license.

Move-in will take place Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


ALL BOOTHS MUST BE SET BY 4:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY.

The warehouse and direct shipping addresses and labels are listed in the Material Handling/Shipping section of the Exhibitor Service Manual which will be available in December 2017. 

Thank you for your interest, please contact one of our sales staff for more information.

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403
bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339
joe.valentino@nsc.org

Information on registering for exhibitor badges will be made available in December 2017.

As an Exhibitor, per 100 sq. ft., you will receive one (1) Full Conference badge in addition to the two (2) Expo only badges.

The one Full Conference badge allows you access to the following: Continental Breakfasts, Opening Session, two days of Technical Sessions, two days of Exhibits, lunch on Thursday, Learning Lab Sessions, Welcome Reception and the Injury Facts® presentation. 

The two Expo only badges allow you access to the following: Continental Breakfasts, Opening Session, two days of Exhibits, lunch on Thursday, Learning Lab Sessions, Welcome Reception and the Injury Facts® presentation.

Lost badges will be replaced at the Onsite Registration Desk for $5.00 per badge. For identification and security purposes, badges must be worn at all functions.

Yes. All registrants must be 16 years of age or older. Regardless of affiliation, no one under 16 years of age (including infants) will be admitted to the 2018 NSC Southern Safety Conference & Expo. THIS RULE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. Persons 16 and over must register and pay the applicable fees in order to receive a badge. Proof of age may be requested.

This includes the Expo floor as well as Exhibitor move-in and move-out times.

Lead Retrieval information is contained in the Exhibitor Service Manual which will be available in December 2017. 

No, the National Safety Council member list is not for sale.

No, you can make your hotel reservation first and then register later.

NSC has made arrangements for a block of rooms at a discounted rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites, New Orleans Convention Center.

No, the room rate is $209 and does not include tax.  The room tax is currently 15.75% + $1.00  per room per night (subject to change).

Rates are quoted per person, per room, per night, unless otherwise specified. Additional people, children, rollaway beds and other items may be subject to additional charges. 

Hotel reservations may be made online here.

The reservation deadline is March 9, 2018.

We encrypt all of our information using SSL-secured websites.

A deposit equal to the first nights room and tax will be charged at the time a guest makes a room reservation, and upon check-in, will be applied towards the guest’s bill.  Deposits paid by guests are refundable if notice is received by the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

If billing needs to be applied to a credit card that cannot be presented at check in (company card) you will need to contact to the hotel directly at 504-566-9990 and ask for a credit card authorization form.

Guests may cancel individual reservations up to 72 hours before arrival. 

If you have any questions concerning your hotel accommodations, you should contact central reservations at
800-292-0653 or the hotel directly, 504-566-9990.

If you provided an email address while completing your online reservation, you will be sent a confirmation of reservation via email. Otherwise contact central reservation at  800-292-0653 or the hotel directly, 504-566-9990.

If you have any questions concerning your hotel accommodations, you should contact the hotel directly 504-566-9990.

The Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center Hotel accepts all major credit cards (i.e. Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and Diners Club). In order for your credit card to be a valid method of payment, the month and year expiration date must be after April 2018.