2024 VPPPA Region I Safety & Health Excellence Conference & Expo

April 2 – 4, 2024

General Conference Questions

Registration Questions? Contact VPPPA National Office at Registration@vpppa.org or call 703-761-1146.
Conference or Special Assistance Questions? Contact Karen Girardin (kgirardin@llbean.com, 207-552-4909) or Melissa Renouf (renoufm@cintas.com, 860-803-6579).

Location/Hotel Information

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

250 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Book your group rate for VPPPA.
Deadline for reservations is March 6, 2024.


Date(s) of conference events: April 2-4, 2024
Official 1st day of conference: April 2, 2024
Official conclusion of conference: April 4, 2024


Booth Pricing

Members: $575.00
Non-members: $600.00

Move In/Move Out Times

April 2, 2024 — 9:00am – 5:00pm Move In
April 4, 2024 — 11:00am – 12:00 pm Move Out

Exhibit Hall Hours

April 2, 2024 — 5:00pm – 7:00pm
April 3, 2024 — 7:00am – 3:00pm
April 4, 2024 — 7:00am – 10:00am


Paul Ludington
860-447-1791 x3828

Conference Policies and Procedures

On-Site Registration Hours

April 2, 2024 — 8:00am – 5:00pm 
April 3, 2024 — 7:00am – 5:00pm 
April 4, 2024 — 7:00am – 10:00am

For Group Discounts, please complete the fillable PDF form and return it to registration@vpppa.org. Register 5 or more and you get 10% off. Each individual form must be submitted together.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by March 8, 2024 and a $75.00 processing fee will be charged per registrant. Requests received after this date will be denied. Submit Cancellation requests to Registration@vpppa.org

Substitution Policy

Substitutions are accepted at no cost before March 8, 2024. Substitutions made after March 8, 2024 will be charged at $50.00 Substitution Fee.


Refunds are not granted for no-shows.

Electronic Recording Policy

No audio or video recording will be permitted.

Registration Types

  • Conference Registration: The conference registration rate category is based on member or nonmember status with VPPPA. Current VPPPA members receive discount rates. The conference registration includes full participation in the conference: general sessions; breakout sessions; registration and conference materials; and meal functions.
  • Member/Nonmember (Conference Only): Full conference registration (excluding pre- conference workshops).
  • Speaker: Confirmed speakers receive reduced rate for full conference registration (excluding pre- conference workshops).
  • OSHA/DOE/DOD: Federal employees at the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as state employees of like agencies.


Conference attendees and guests, to the extent permitted by law, agree to indemnify VPPPA and its officers, directors, agents, and employees, of and from all claims, demands, or suits for personal injury or property damage, including costs and attorney fees, in any way arising out of or related to third party claims based on indemnifying party’s negligent acts or omissions in connection with the Region I VPPPA Safety & Health Excellence Conference & Expo.