The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) announced March 1 that its American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AHIce) has converted to an entirely virtual format for 2021.
Originally announced as a hybrid in person/virtual event, the AIHA announced on its website and through emails to in-person registrants that it will be going entirely virtual once again.
In-person registrations will be automatically converted to virtual on or before March 8, according to the email.
AIHA is promising a “brand-new, more robust virtual platform for the 2021 conference” which will be held live over three days, May 24-26.
Every full paid registration automatically comes with access to AIHce OnDemand session recordings, so missed sessions can still be attended and additional contact hours earned through Dec. 31, 2021.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is moving its annual conference to September and expects it to be a hybrid virtual/in-person event.
Safety 2021 had been scheduled for June in Denver.
After analyzing public health factors and projections, the ASSP decided to move its event to September, with exact dates and location to be announced, probably in March.
Safety 2021 will be a live in-person event with a virtual component. It will include an Expo with exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
Registration is expected to open in late Spring.
As usual, participants can earn continuing education units by attending.
The ASSP says its safety team is reviewing protocols for the in-person event, including contactless registration, physical distancing, face coverings, one-direction aisles, separate entrances and exits, and seating limits in meeting rooms.
If the pandemic doesn’t subside as expected, the virtual conference will be held even if the in-person event can’t.