NSC Safety Congress & Expo 2022: What to See and Do in San Diego
This year’s congress and expo will be held at the San Diego Conference Center.
- By Alex Saurman
- Sep 13, 2022
The NSC Safety Congress & Expo 2022 will take place from Monday, Sept. 19 to Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the San Diego Conference Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.
San Diego Attractions
There’s so much to see and do before and after the show. San Diego has something for everyone, from sandy beaches to delicious food to great shopping.
The USS Midway Museum is only a mile walk from the Convention Center. Tour the “longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century” and get access to 60 locations, according to sandiego.org. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last admission at 4 p.m.
San Diego brags many beautiful beaches that offer different coastal attractions. La Jolla, known as the “the jewel,” has a variety of site-seeing options, like the 300-foot cliffs. Beachgoers can also swim at the La Jolla Shores. Coronado Beach was voted one of the best beaches in the US by TripAdvisor, according to sandiego.org. Guests can enjoy the beach along with the shops and restaurants available nearby. Pacific Beach offers boardwalks, swimming areas and a beach for surfing.
For meal options, look no further than Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter. Little Italy is only one and a half miles from the convention center and has options for everyone. Founded in the 1920s, Little Italy features a wide range of restaurants, from those owned by chefs from Top Chef to an Italian deli to breweries. You can also spend time visiting the local boutiques and art galleries. The Gaslamp Quarter is a great location for food and entertainment. After a delicious meal at any of the restaurants, entertainment is just steps away. Gaslamp offers cigar and rooftop lounges, comedy shows, live music and more.
Even though fall is almost here, make sure to pack for warm weather. Expect an average temperature of 76 degrees Fahrenheit on Sept. 19, 77 on the Sept. 20 and 80 on Sept. 21. Although Monday will be partly cloudy, Tuesday and Wednesday will be sunny for most of the day, according to weather.com.
Event Highlights and Keynotes
There are dozens of sessions to attend over the three days. The event will start on Monday, Sept. 19 with an opening session from keynote speakers NSC President & CEO Lorraine Martin and Former NASA Astronaut, NY Times Bestselling Author, Media & TV Personality and Columbia University Professor Mike Massimino titled “Being Resilient and Adaptable in Times of Change and Uncertainty.” The keynote will be from 9-10:30 a.m.
A few hours later, attend the Campbell Institute Forum from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The session, "Seize this Moment," will feature ISN President & COO Brian Callahan, Brian Fielkow & Associates President Brian Fielkow and The AES Corporation COO, International Business Evaristo Leonardi. These three leaders will talk about how you can use workplace safety “to influence the future of EHS for your organization,” per NSC.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Doug Parker will speak at two sessions on Tuesday, an occupational keynote and the DE&I panel. Read more about these sessions here.
The closing keynote on Wednesday, Sept. 21 will feature two parts this year. Join Founder & CEO of Not Impossible Labs and Author of “Not Impossible: The Art of Doing What Couldn’t be Done” Mick Ebeling for the first half as he talks about innovation in a tumultuous world and solutions from Not Impossible. Part two focuses on preventing and eliminating musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The inaugural Safety Innovation Challenge will showcase finalists’ solutions to MSDs, an all-too-common occupational injury.
For other events and sessions, read OH&S’ Three Must-See Sessions at NSC’s Safety Congress & Expo 2022. You can also learn more about networking opportunities from OH&S' recent article.
The NSC Safety Expo & Congress 2022 will take place from Sept. 19 to 21, 2022. On the first day, sessions will occur from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and expo hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second day’s sessions start at 8 a.m. and go to 5:30 p.m. The expo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the last day, sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the expo open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For information on COVID-19 requirements, read our article on the on-site health & safety guidelines.
Be sure to follow OH&S’ Live From coverage of the event for live updates.
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