Editor's Note: See you in Houston
For Karen Howe and her team in the National Safety Council Conventions Department, planning for the annual NSC Congress & Expo is a year-round endeavor.
Here at Safety+Health, we feel a kinship with Conventions, because no sooner does an issue of the magazine head to the printer than we begin work on the next one (with various newsletters and our sister publication, Family Safety & Health, part of the mix). Karen’s team also works on multiple events. But during the final weeks before Congress & Expo – this year set for Oct. 20-26 in Houston – a heightened sense of excitement is felt throughout NSC.
Many people volunteer to help make the event a success, and we gladly do whatever is asked of us. For me, that includes participating in the selection of Technical Sessions and helping to edit the session descriptions. I’ve also acted as an usher during the Opening Session, helped attendees find a particular booth on the Expo Floor, and even – for five excruciating minutes one year – stood and watched my own face looming on two giant screens at the front of a ballroom as video and lighting technicians made adjustments during a rehearsal.
Congress & Expo is a great opportunity for members of the S+H editorial team to meet the magazine’s readers. Our friend Richard Hawk feels the same way. In All About You this month, Richard notes how much he enjoys meeting people who read his column. As usual, he’ll be a busy man at the show, presenting both a Technical Session (#20) and Professional Development Seminars (#203 and #209). If you’ll be attending, you should check out one of his sessions – and make sure to stop by the S+H booth and say hello. As Richard also said, “See you in Houston.”