For Young Professionals

Still relatively new to the IH/OH profession? Even if this isn't your first time at an AIHce EXP event, there's still a lot to take in as an early career professional. You're just hitting your stride in your career (or figuring out new directions to take as the industry evolves), so a conference like this can feel a tad overwhelming at times.

Here are some events and opportunities that you might like to engage in while you're with us in Minneapolis:

On-site mentoring/first time attendees programs

First Timers' Webinar and Meet and Greet

First time attending AIHce EXP? You’ll definitely want to participate in the First Timers' Webinar and Meet and Greet.

PAL Program

The Personal AIHce EXP Liaison Program links new professional attendees and students with seasoned AIHce EXP attendees to provide a better overall conference experience.

Career development opportunities

CareerAdvantage Fair

This year’s Building Careers for Life Development Fair features sessions designed to provide opportunities for employers and OEHS professionals to mingle and make important contacts in their career field.

Head Shot Cafe

Stop by the AIHA Booth 1735 on Tuesday to get a free head shot! Update your LinkedIn profile or your professional bio online. Appointments are first-come, first-served and require a minimum $20 donation to the AIH Foundation.

Additional leadership and educational opportunities

Pop-Up Sessions

These short sessions are tailored to enhance your knowledge across a variety of subjects, including health and fitness, outreach, government relations topics, and specific AIHA offerings.

Women in IH Leadership Summit

This pre-conference all-day program will explore essential leadership skills, uncover your leadership potential, and aid in transitioning from a technical professional to management. You'll also gain a practical understanding of management issues, empowerment, ethics, and more – all in the context of today's evolving workplace environment.

Networking events

Expo Hall Networking Reception

Dive into all the elements of AIHce EXP at this exciting networking event where you can mingle with exhibitors, presenters, attendees, and AIHA leadership!

AIHce Networking@Nite

Unwind after a full day of sessions and discuss you takeaways with colleagues and peers while making new connections. The timing is perfect for pre-dinner conversation and arranging evening plans with new friends!

Fun activities

AIHF Fun Run

The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) presents the 33rd Annual Fun Run/Walk. Have fun, get some exercise, and support the Foundation. Not an early riser? You can still contribute!

EXP Quest

Join others online through the conference app and score points for carrying out tasks, answering questions, locating codes, and more! Top scorers have a chance at some cool prizes, as do those who complete the IH Pathway Passport minigame.


SPARKtalks are a fusi​on of the best parts of Ignite and TedTalk presentations. This new format provides a casual, collegial atmosphere for attendees and will be a great start to this year's event.