Keynote Speakers for AIHce EXP 2023 Announced

Poppy Crum will speak at the opening keynote, and Faridodin “Fredi” Lajvardi will present at the closing keynote.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has announced the two keynote speakers for its AIHce EXP 2023 in May 2023.

NextSense Inc. Chief Scientist and Stanford University Adjunct Professor Poppy Crum, PhD, and Science Teacher Faridodin “Fredi” Lajvardi will speak at the three-day-long conference, according to a news release.

Crum’s presentation, Optimizing Human Performance Through Technology, for the opening session will focus on how developing technology in relation to "human and consumer applications." Technology is changing and will bring positive results in many fields, like speed in treating patients, but Crum thinks “ this technology will advance, not replace, human interactions and experiences,” the news release said. The opening session will take place on May 22, 2023, at 8 a.m. MT.

AIHce EXP 2023 will close with a session from Lajvardi. You may be familiar with Lajvardi if you've seen the movie "Spare Parts," starring George Lopez. Lajvardi, who has been a high school teacher for over 30 years, and the robotics team he led participated in an underwater robotics competition and beat noteworthy competitors, such as MIT, according to Keppler Speakers. His presentation will focus on the value of diversity and the important role it plays in educational influence, team settings, “problem-solving” and “building resilient, innovative organizations,” the news release said. The closing session will occur on May 24, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. MT.

“We’re excited to welcome Poppy Crum and Fredi Lajvardi at AIHce EXP 2023,” said Alla Orlova, AIHA’s managing director of education and technical initiatives, in the news release “and we look forward to learning from them about how technology and diversity can help us make our workplaces and communities healthier.”

AIHce EXP 2023 will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from May 22 to May 24, with professional development courses being held on May 20, 21 and 25.

About the Author

Alex Saurman is a former Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety,who has since joined OH&S’s client services team. She continues to work closely with OH&S’s editorial team and contributes to the magazine.

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