VPPPA Conference's Next Stop: Nashville

Next year's annual national conference is scheduled to take place Aug. 28-31, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

With the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association having wrapped up its Safety+ Symposium in New Orleans last week, attendees, exhibitors, and the conference's organizers can turn their attention to regional VPPPA events and also next year's annual national conference, which is scheduled to take place Aug. 28-31, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

It's a location familiar to VPPPA conference attendees, and the association's leaders must be fond of it, as well: According to information available on the VPPPA website about future dates, the annual national conference will be back there again Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2021.

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is located less than 10 miles from Nashville International Airport and near the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills, and the Country Music Hall of Fame, according to information on the resort's website. It offers indoor and outdoor pools and nine acres of indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls, along with 700,000 square feet of event space.

Setting the meeting in Nashville avoids hurricane concerns along the Louisiana/Texas Gulf Coast in August, but Nashville isn't immune from natural disasters. Major flooding there and in surrounding counties in May 2010 caused close to $2 billion in property damage, the Nashville Planning Department calculated.

There should be plenty to do in Nashville around this time next year. The Tennessean's list of things to do during the 2017 Labor Day weekend included college football, a BBQ festival, art and food crawls, and live jazz.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus