The 2018 NSC Congress & Expo will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. 

Address:
George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX  77010


 

Please see the Registration Information page for a breakdown of registration fees.


 

To determine your member status with the National Safety Council, please contact NSC Customer Service at (855) 772-6993 or customerservice@nsc.org.


 

Yes, group discounts may be arranged for 5 or more Full Congress & Expo registrants from one company.  Group discount must be requested prior to registering and will not apply to existing registrations. Click here for more information 


 

Please see the Registration Information page for details on various registration options.


 

No, each Professional Development Seminar (PDS) requires a separate registration fee that DOES NOT include access to the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo, Keynotes, Technical Sessions or Expo Floor. 


 

Professional Development Seminars will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Pre and post Expo. The Final Program will contain specific room information.


 

Yes, regardless of affiliation, all registrants must be 16 years of age or older. Proof of age may be requested.


 

Yes, depending on how you register for the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo, a confirmation will be sent to you one of two ways:

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
If you register online, a confirmation will immediately be sent to your email address.

FAX OR MAIL REGISTRATIONS
If you register by fax or mail, a confirmation will be emailed to you within five business days. If no email address is provided, a confirmation will be faxed to you within five business days. If neither an email address nor a fax number is provided, a confirmation will be mailed to you, via the U.S. Postal Service, within five business days.

If you received an email confirmation, click on the "Registration Online Access" link provided in the confirmation email to make changes and/or select additional events.

If you have lost your confirmation email, or received your confirmation via fax or mail, please contact NSC Customer Relations at (855) 772-6993 or customerservice@nsc.org.


 

Badges will not be mailed in advance. For expedited processing on-site please bring a copy of your confirmation letter and a photo ID to the Express Badge Pick-up counters located in the George R. Brown Convention Center.


 

Registration counters for the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo will be located in the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Saturday, October 20

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 21

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 22

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 23

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24

7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please note: this schedule is subject to change.

2018 Expo hours are as follows:

Monday, October 22

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 23

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The dress code for the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo is business casual.


 

Attendees are not allowed to bring rolling bags/suitcases on the Expo Floor. They must be checked at luggage/bag check.

For Substitutions/Name changes call 855-772-6993 or email customerservice@nsc.org. Changes can be made until the badge has been printed and verified.
 

Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, September 28, 2018 will be accessed the following cancellation fees:   $100 for Full Congress and Expo Only; $50 for Professional Development Seminars (PDS).  All cancellation requests must be emailed to congressrefunds@nsc.org;  phone calls will not be accepted.  Cancellations received after Friday, September 28, 2018 and no shows are non-refundable. For Substitutions /Name changes call 855-772-6993 or email customerservice@nsc.org. Changes can be made until the badge has been printed and verified. Discounts not retroactive for previously registered attendees.

If the original badge has not been verified, a replacement badge can be issued one time free of charge. Badges that have been verified can be reproduced at the registration counters for a $100.00 processing fee. Photo ID is required in both cases.


 

Click here to search Exhibitors at the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo.


 

Mark your calendar for NSC Congress & Expo future dates

2019 NSC Congress & Expo

Congress: Sept. 7-13
Expo: Sept. 9-11
San Diego, CA

The 2018 NSC Congress & Expo will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. 

Address:
George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX  77010


 

Thank you for your interest! Please contact a member of our Exhibit Sales Team:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403
bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339
joe.valentino@nsc.org


 

Yes. The most current version can be found on our website, click here to view. (Available booths are in blue)

The minimum booth size is 10' x 10' (100 square feet). Booths may be combined to create a larger space.

This cost is $27.50 per square foot for NSC Members, $28.50 per square foot for Non-Members. A 10' x 10' is $2,750.00 for NSC Members. If you are assigned a corner, you will be charged an additional $100.00 per corner.

A 10' x 10' booth rental package is available for $5,050.00. This package includes a hard wall booth structure in addition to the booth space cost.

Payment must accompany the Exhibit Space Application in order for booths to be assigned. Payment can be made by check (US funds), money order, wire transfer, or credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.


 

Inline Booth – an 8' high back wall drape, 3' side rail drape, a 7" x 44" identification sign, and Sunday night vacuuming (visqueen must be removed).

Peninsula Booth (20' x 20' that backs up to inline booths) – an 8' high back wall drape (in middle 10' section) on common back wall, a 7" x 44" identification sign and Sunday night vacuuming.

Split Island Booth (20' x 20' that backs up to another 20’ x 20’ booth) – Sunday night vacuuming (visqueen must be removed).

Island Booth (minimum 20' x 30') – Sunday night vacuuming (visqueen must be removed).

All booths also include five (5) badges per 10' x 10' space, listing on the NSC Congress & Expo website, listing Final Program, listing in Safety+Health magazine, and complimentary Exhibitor Guest Passes.

Additional items such as furniture, carpet, labor, cleaning, storage of boxes and crates, shipping and other services can be ordered through our general contractor, GES.


 

Height restrictions are based on the type of booth you have purchased.

Please refer to the 2018 Display regulations. 


 

Most questions about fixtures, electricity, shipping, etc. will be answered in the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual (Available June 1, 2018).

Sales are not recommended on the Expo floor. However, you may take orders. If you choose to sell product you are responsible for collecting and reporting local and state taxes to the Texas Department of Revenue.

Camera-type devices or knives must be orders only. Cash and carry will not be permitted.


 

General move-in begins Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October  21.

Installation of Exhibits/Move-In

Friday, October 19: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 21: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All booths must be set by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
 

Thank you for your interest, please contact us:

Bill Steinbach
(630) 775-2403
bill.steinbach@nsc.org

Joe Valentino
(630) 775-2339

joe.valentino@nsc.org

The 2018 NSC Congress & Expo Exhibitor Manual is available in Exhibitor Resource Center

Each exhibiting company is entitled to 5 complimentary exhibitor badges for each 100 square feet of booth space. The allotment is 1 Full Congress badge and 4 Expo Only badges.

Full Congress includes:

  • Admission to the Expo floor
  • Opening Session
  • Keynotes
  • 3 days of Technical Sessions 
    (Expo floor lunch on Wednesday and Thursday is not included with an Exhibitor Full Congress badge.)

"Expo Only" includes:

  • Exhibitor admission to Expo floor
  • Opening Session

 

If the original badge has not been verified, a replacement badge can be issued one time free of charge. Badges that have been verified can be reproduced at the exhibitor registration counters for a $100.00 processing fee. Photo ID is required in both cases.


 

During move-in, Expo hours and move-out, no one under the age of 16 (including infants) will be admitted, regardless of affiliation.

THIS RULE IS STICTLY ENFORCED. Persons 16 and over must register and pay the applicable fees in order to receive a badge. Proof of age may be requested.


 

Per the Exhibit Space Application and Contract, Exhibitors are NOT allowed to hold any type of meeting or function during Expo hours. Meeting space (many with food & beverage minimums) will be available at many of the official 2018 Congress & Expo hotels during NON-Expo hours. For more information, contact us at congress.expo@nsc.org.


 

Mark your calendar for NSC Congress & Expo future dates

2019 NSC Congress & Expo

Congress: Sept. 7-13
Expo: Sept. 9-11
San Diego, CA

No, the National Safety Council member list is not for sale.  However, a large number of NSC members do attend the NSC Congress & Expo. Exhibitors only may purchase the NSC Congress & Expo Attendee Mailing List.


 

The warehouse and direct shipping addresses and labels are listed in the Material Handling/Shipping section of your Exhibitor Service Manual.

Exhibitor registration is now open.


 

Hotel Reservations can be made here.


 

No, however once you register; you will be prompted to book a hotel room immediately after registering to attend Congress online. For best availability and the lowest rates, book your hotel rooms before July 20. A credit card will be required to hold the reservation. 

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotels generally await your check-in to accept your form of payment for your room(s); however hotels do reserve the right to charge your credit card for one night plus tax to guarantee your room, when the rooming lists are transferred into their systems approx. 21 days out.  


 

To take advantage of EARLY rates and best availability, we recommend that hotel reservations are made before
July 20,  2018.  We will continue to take hotel reservations up to Congress based on availability.  A credit card will be required to hold the reservation. 

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotels generally await your check-in to accept your form of payment for your room(s); however hotels do reserve the right to charge your credit card for one night plus tax to guarantee your room, when the rooming lists are transferred into their systems approx. 21 days out. 

NOTE:
Government rated rooms are limited. We suggest you book very early to secure.

Yes, the housing site allows you to book up to 25 rooms at one time based on availability. A credit card will be required to hold the reservations. You must supply all the names for your group by August 10, 2018 or the rooms will be cancelled. Should you require more than 25 rooms, please email  nsc@onpeak.com.

A credit card will be required to hold the reservation. 

NOTE:  Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. Hotels generally await your check-in to accept your form of payment for your room(s); however hotels do reserve the right to charge your credit card for one night plus tax to guarantee your room, when the rooming lists are transferred into their systems approx. 21 days out. 

What should I do if I need to change a hotel reservation?
Your reservation is fully accessible and manageable online, and can be accessed by using the link found in your reservation confirmation sent to you via email.

OR

Contact onPeak at:
Phone: (866) 575-4156 or (312) 527-7300  Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (CST)
Email: nsc@onpeak.com

Your email confirmation provides you with several methods to request a change on your reservation.

Contact onPeak at:

Phone: (866) 575-4156 or (312) 527-7300
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (CST)
Email:   nsc@onpeak.com


 

Hotel cancellation policies vary.  Please refer to your confirmation for full policy details.


 

Most of the official 2018 NSC Congress & Expo hotels accept the following credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

In order for your credit card to be accepted, the expiration date must be after October 2018.


 

Yes, an email confirmation will be sent from onPeak within 24 hours.


 

Yes, however, most hotels have very specific requirements regarding the use of a credit card number that is not issued in your name. All hotels will require the following:

  1. The completion of a credit card authorization form that you will need to request directly from the hotel where you have reserved your room.
  2. The individuals authorized to use this credit card will need to complete the form and fax it back to the hotel along with a copy of the front and back of the credit card.
  3. In most cases, the hotel will also require a copy of the credit card signer's driver's license.

If you know in advance that you will be using your company's credit card, please request a credit card authorization form from the hotel as soon as you have received your confirmation from onPeak.


 

No, hotel taxes will be reflected on your confirmation.


 

The hotel rooms being provided as part of the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo official hotel block have been contracted by the National Safety Council and the official housing provider onPeak. The 2018 NSC Congress & Expo official hotel block is available and offered to registered 2018 NSC Congress & Expo attendees and exhibitors only, and only such registered parties are authorized and permitted to reserve hotel rooms in this block.

Hotel reservations booked in the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo official hotel block are subject to approval by The National Safety Council.

Unauthorized use of the room block may result in the hotel reservations being canceled.
Unauthorized use includes, without limitation, the resale of rooms by third parties, travel agencies, event organizers, or tour groups without the express written consent of The National Safety Council. Neither the National Safety Council nor onPeak bears the responsibility for any costs, damages, or other liability incurred by any party due to cancellation of rooms in violation of these terms of use.

Shuttle service between select NSC contracted hotels and the George R. Brown Conbention Center will operate Monday, October 22  through Wednesday, October 24 in connection with event times. The Service will only be available to those who booked their hotel room(s) thru onPeak, NSC’s official housing provider. 


 

The deadline to submit a presentation for the 2018  NSC Congress & Expo Call for Presentations is Friday, February 2, 2018.


 

Confirmed speakers and moderators will receive an email with a personalized Login and Password to access the NSC 2018 NSC Congress & Expo Speaker Service Center.  Once logged into the Speaker Service Center, a registration link will be provided.


 

Get The Official 2018 NSC Congress Mobile App for an Enhanced Show Experience!

Search for Exhibitors by Company Name

Exhibitors are shown in two lists: “All Exhibitors” and “By Product Category”.  Click on a product category to view a list of the exhibitors in that group. 

The “All Exhibitors” tab lists all the current exhibitors in alphabetical order. The “By Product Category” tab lists the product categories and the number of exhibitors who have selected each of these. 

Search Exhibitors by Keyword

You can search for exhibitors by typing a keyword in the search box at the top of the Exhibitor list screen.  The results will include all exhibitors that have this keyword in their company name, profile, brands or product categories.

Each exhibitor listing has their booth number(s) displayed below their name. An exhibitor listing may have a video icon which indicates that they have uploaded multimedia content. 

Save an Exhibitor to Favorites

From the Exhibitor list or any exhibitor's eBooth profile, you can add the exhibitor as a favorite to your personalized planner by clicking on the star icon.

Exhibitor eBooth Profile

You can visit the eBooth for any company by clicking on their name in the Exhibitor list.  You will see the company’s contact information, description, product categories and videos they have uploaded.  To play the video on your device, just click on the video. From this screen you can add the exhibitor as a favorite to your Personalized Planner by clicking on the star icon. You can also view the location of their booth on the floor plan by clicking on the “Map it” button.  The exhibitor’s booth will be highlighted on the floor plan.

Sessions Screen

Tap on the Schedule app icon in the app menu dashboard to view the complete list of sessions.

You can view the schedule by swiping left and right and scrolling up and down for sessions sorted by day and time.

Search for sessions by keyword using the search bar at the top of screen.

Save a Session

There are two ways you can save a session: 

  • When you see a session title that interests you, tap on the star next to that listing.

          OR

  • From the session page, select "Add Session" to save it to your planner.

 

From the app menu dashboard, select Planner app icon. From here you can manage the lists of exhibitors, sessions and personal meetings that you have added to your Personalized Planner.

Saved Exhibitors

Click on "My Exhibitors" to see your list of saved exhibitors.

Saved Sessions & Meetings

Click on "My Itinerary" to see your schedule by day. This section will include all of your saved sessions and the personal meetings you created in the mobile app. 

Add Session to Mobile Device's Calendar

From the session screen, select "Add to Device Calendar" to save the session in your device's calendar.

Add a Personal Meeting

From the Planner section, tap on the calendar icon at the bottom of the screen. Select your desired day and time

and add any notes.

Remove a Saved Exhibitor or Session

Tap on the star next to the Exhibitor's Name or Session title to remove the listing from your planner.

You can view the Interactive Floor Plan by clicking on the Floor Plan icon in the app dashboard. 

The map will highlight booths belonging to the exhibitors that you have added to your Personalized Planner. You can also view an exhibitor’s profile from the map view by clicking on their booth.

 

From the app menu dashboard, select the My Notes app icon. You will see a list of of your session and meeting notes.

To add a note, tap on the "pencil" icon on the bottom of the screen.

To edit one of your notes, tap on the "folder" icon on the bottom of the screen to see more details.

To email the notes to yourself or a contact, tap on the arrow in the bottom left corner.

If you have any other questions about this event's mobile app, contact support at a2z.