National Safety Council Moves its Flagship Event – NSC Congress and Expo – Virtual - National Safety Council

National Safety Council Moves its Flagship Event – NSC Congress and Expo – Virtual

The world’s largest annual safety event will be held virtually in March rather than in person.

August 21, 2020

Itasca, IL – Amid continuing concerns about COVID-19, the National Safety Council will host its annual flagship conference, NSC Congress and Expo, as a fully virtual event in March 2021. Rescheduled dates will be finalized in the coming weeks.

The NSC Congress and Expo was originally slated for Indianapolis this October, then rescheduled and moved to Houston for March 2021. It has been held annually since 1912; 2020 will mark just the second time that NSC has not held an in-person Congress and Expo. The event was postponed in 1945 as the country recovered from World War II and travel restrictions remained in place.

“Our stakeholders all expect an excellent experience and most important, they expect to be safe,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “By moving our Congress and Expo fully online to a virtual platform, we can both ensure a safe and comfortable event for everyone while continuing to deliver the world-class safety event everyone looks forward to each year. We look forward to returning to in-person events as soon as it is safe to do so.”

NSC Congress and Expo is just one of several events the Council has reimagined as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. In July, NSC hosted its 2020 Southern Safety Conference and Expo virtually. The annual Green Cross for Safety Awards gala, originally rescheduled for October in tandem with Congress and Expo, will be held virtually Oct. 1.

Updated information on all events will be available at nsc.org/coronavirus.

About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.