The Region VI Board of Directors regrets to announce the cancellation of the 32nd Annual Region VI VPPPA Safety Conference due to the ongoing disruption of services caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Based on the latest information we have from the City of San Antonio and other conference partners, we will be unable to hold the event as planned.
The Association’s first priority is to the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, sponsors, as well as our exhibitors. With individuals attending the conference from all over, we know that this is both disappointing and challenging from a planning perspective. Year after year we look forward to watching you not only learn, but share information with one another to achieve the common goals of reducing injury and illness at your respective worksites. We fully anticipate being up and running again in 2021. We also expect that you will return with fresh knowledge that will benefit us all. With the backing of our dedicated sponsors, innovative and loyal exhibitors, and our 100 percent volunteer lead army, we will remain among the best and most cost-effective safety conferences in the nation.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions. We will continue to send updates as warranted.
Q. How is the conference registration refund process being managed?
A. You do not have to communicate directly in order to receive a refund. All refunds will be placed back on cards through the credit card processor (Authorize.net) over the next 2-3 weeks. The receipt will be delivered to the email address used when making the purchase. The confirmation number of the registrant will be located in the customer number field for reconciliation purposes. Group registrations will have the confirmation number of the primary registrant in the customer number field.
Q. How is my hotel being refunded?
A. While the Association negotiates your rates for specific hotels, you must contact the hotel of your stay independently for cancellations. Charges to hotels are independent from the Association.
Q. I am an exhibitor. Who is refunding what?
A. The Association is refunding any fees associated with booth registration, any additional attendants for your booth, as well as any lead retrieval options you may have selected. Any additional purchase you may have made through Superior Expo Services must be refunded directly through them.
Q. I registered for SGE Training. Will that be rescheduled?
A. There will be a communication from OSHA regarding this training and your options.
Q. I applied for 1 or several awards… what will happen with my applications?
A. If you applied for a Stars Among Stars Award and during the application process you were awarded a Star, SuperStar, or Star of Excellence, your award will be shipped to you at a later date. For all other awards, the applications are still being reviewed and winners will be announced. All award winners for this year will be listed on the Region VI VPPPA website.
Q. When and where is the next conference?
A. The next conference is May 17th - 20th, 2021 in Little Rock, AR at the Statehouse Convention Center. There are a lot of exciting things to do in Little Rock, Rock Town Distillery, River Market District, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, several historic sites and museums you can visit. We intend to make our 2021 conference one to remember!
The Region VI Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association is excited to kick off the 32nd Annual Safety & Health Conference. This year we are excited to travel to San Antonio, Texas where the conference will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This conference is open to Association members and non members alike. We have attendees across all professional demographics as safety affects everyone. The course offerings from OSHA, TEEX, Gulf Coast Safety Institute, as well as a wide variety of industry peer taught courses, makes this safety conference stand out among others. As this conference is hosted by a volunteer organization dedicated to safety education in the workplace, they are able to keep costs low for everyone... including the exhibitors. In fact we treat our exhibitors special... as an exhibitor you have access to ALL conference events and courses. Compare this show to others, ask your peer companies about us, then be ready to sign up!
Mark your calendars! The conference is May 19th - May 22nd 2020 in San Antonio, TX.
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