ASSE Safety 2011 Exposition took place June 12-15, 2011 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people from more than 40 countries poured into Chicago for the American Society of Safety Engineers’ Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition held at McCormick Place Convention Center The Conference set an all –time record high for both attendance and the expo. ASSE celebrated its 100th anniversary. There were a record setting 4,503 attendees at the ASSE 2011 PDC in Chicago setting an all time record. This was ASSE’s largest expo ever featuring 475 exhibitors and selling 75,000 square feet.
I am proud to have been a part of the event as ASSE’s Administrator of the Fire Protection Practice Specialty. The Fire Protection Practice Specialty had a glowing presence at the PDC, featuring a Practice Specialty Kiosk in the exhibition hall. The Fire Protection Practice Specialty also hosted, sponsored, and participated in several events. Our annual meeting, was held at Giordanos Restaurant, 135 E Lake St, Chicago. There were several sponsored technical sessions, and members attended many meetings, such as the Council on Practice Specialties, House of Delegates, Student Round table, and networked with many other attendees.