Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the SafeStart Forum.

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Who should attend the SafeStart Forum?

The SafeStart Forum is the place for human factors practitioners from the SafeStart community—leaders, safety staff, trainers, and steering committees—to exchange ideas and discuss human factors in safety with like-minded professionals in person this spring. This is extended to anyone regardless of where they are in their journey with SafeStart's capabilities, including those who are just starting to engage with SafeLead and those who implemented SafeStart a while ago and could benefit from re-engaging.

What is a human factors practitioner?

SafeStart defines human factors as the people elements of individual and system conditions that influence performance and reliability. Human factors practitioners are the people who are actively engaged in the discipline of human factors management to help others perform safely 24/7 using various practical applications. This includes reducing human error but also extends well beyond that scope. Learn more in this white paper.

Where will the SafeStart Forum be held?

The SafeStart Forum will be held in Kissimmee, Florida—the south section of the Metro Orlando area—at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando
Lake Buena Vista South

4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746

When will the SafeStart Forum be held?

The conference will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM followed by a networking reception until 6:30 PM, and Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Early registration check-in will be available on Monday, April 22 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Regular check-in opens at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, April 23.

When can I register to attend the SafeStart Forum?

Registration is open now, click here to begin!

What are the registration fees for the SafeStart Forum?

The registration fees* are as follows:

Book by Nov 3, 2023$799
Book by Jan 19, 2024$849
Regular price after Jan 19, 2024$899

Group discounts are available by request only. Please reach out to your client manager or contact our event support.

* Hotel and travel are not included.

Are all the sessions included in the registration fee for the conference?

Yes, any of the listed sessions at the SafeStart Forum are included in the registration fee. Please note there is a limited (40 spots) Executive Track that requires a separate registration. The Executive Track will have a different agenda for Day 1—the Day 2 keynotes/sessions are the same for all attendees.

Will I receive confirmation of my SafeStart Forum registration?

Yes, a confirmation message will be sent to the email address you used to register. It will be sent from, and contains your registration details as well as some helpful attendee information.

If you didn’t receive a confirmation email, be sure to check your spam folder. If you're on a corporate network, check with your network administrator to make sure that emails from and aren't being blocked.

If you require the information from your confirmation email, please contact our event support.

What is the SafeStart Forum registration cancellation/refund/transfer policy?

Only cancellations made in writing 30 days before the event will be accepted, confirmed and credited. *Please note There will be a service charge of $100 per person.

Any registrations canceled with less than 30 days of notice will not be refunded.

Registrations can be transferred at any time—more details below.

If I can no longer attend the SafeStart Forum, can I transfer my registration to another person?

Yes! For registration transfers please contact our event support.

If I am a confirmed speaker or staff member, how do I register?

Speakers and staff have been pre-registered—you will receive an email containing their registration details. Once at the event, be sure to check in at the registration desk to get your name badge, etc. If you have any questions, please reach out to your client manager or our event support at

Where will the on-site registration check-in counters be located and when will they be open?

Pre-registered attendees can follow the signage in the hotel lobby to the registration area of the conference center. Check-in times are:

Monday, April 224:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23Opens at 7:00 AM

Will I receive my badge before the conference?

No, you will receive your badge on site when you check in at the registration counter.

I lost my attendee badge. Can I get a replacement badge?

Absolutely! Just find one of our event staff and they will ensure you get a replacement badge.

Where will the sessions be held?

All sessions will be held in the conference area of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South. A floor plan will be available at the venue and a digital version will be included in the conference app.

Will a companion app be available for the SafeStart Forum?

Yes, a handy companion app will be made available to attendees.

Is there a minimum age requirement to attend the SafeStart Forum?

Yes, all attendees must be 16 years or older to attend the conference, and must be at least 21 years old to attend any social events. Proof of age may be requested.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for the conference is business casual.

Do I need to pre-register for my forum sessions?

No, the agenda will detail which concurrent sessions are available and the time/location. Please attend the session that appeals to you the most—we’ve tried to map out the topics in a way to vary the topic categories throughout each time slot.

Do I need to stay at the hotel to attend the forum?

You do not need to stay at the host hotel to attend the conference but a special rate will be designated for attendees if they book their room before the cutoff date. Those attendees that are not guests of the hotel are asked not to participate in the functions designated for hotel guests.

What is the COVID protocol?

SafeStart strongly recommends participants be fully vaccinated and follow the recommendations of the CDC and any local or state guidelines including masking and social distancing.