Your profile is visible to other participants and will allow you to engage fully in all of the networking activities offered to you. Make sure to upload a picture, connect your LinkedIn account, and add your contact information if you want others to be able to reach you after the Congress.
In order to have the best Congress experience possible, we highly recommend you take an active role in all of the activities. For this, it’s preferable that you don’t rely entirely on your computer’s microphone, and instead use an external one (ear pods, for example). While the platform can be accessed through mobile devices and tablets, the experience is not optimized for these devices. We highly recommend that you use a computer for your participation in this digital edition.
The platform does not require a download or an installation. To make the most of your event, make sure that you have a reliable wi-fi connection (15 Mbps or more), and update your browser to the latest version. Please note that some functionalities, such as live streaming, are not supported on all mobile browsers.
While the event platform itself is largely in English, the opening, closing, keynote and plenary sessions will be simultaneously translated and available in four official languages: English, French, Spanish and German. There will be a small audio icon on each video that will allow you to hear the content in the language of your choice.
The XXII World Congress schedule is filled with engaging and informative sessions with some sessions running simultaneously.
There are several options that will help you decide which events to attend:
For easy identification of sessions that will address a topic that interests you, the event platform will allow you to build your very own participant agenda. From there, you will be able to easily search for sessions that relate to one of these five participant journeys:
InnovationThe latest research and innovative approaches to solving occupational safety and health issues.
TechnologyA closer look at both the consequences and the solutions that are brought on by rapidly advancing technology.
Work Organization and Forms of WorkFor a deeper understanding of both emerging and rapidly evolving work trends.
CultureEverything that touches a systemic shift towards a culture of prevention.
GovernanceHow the right governance can enhance occupational health and safety.
If you’re having to choose between two sessions or simply can’t make one of them, there is no reason for you to miss out. All of the XXII World Congress content will be available on demand until the event platform closes on October 25, 2021.
“Take some time out to reflect on what you've learned, on what you've heard and what you've seen, because that way you'll create your own light bulb moments and it's the light bulb moments that make a difference.”
-Prof. Andrew Curran, Chief Scientific Adviser, HSE
The XXII World Congress is the perfect occasion to bond with a global community of occupational safety and health professionals
by exchanging ideas, insights and best practices. The Congress offers several ways to interact with other participants.
All sessions come with a chat function for participants to comment, react and ask questions during the session. Keeping an eye on what others are saying in the chat’s content feed is a great way to serendipitously spot interesting people you might want to invite on a braindate.
Braindates are shorter meetings where you can delve deeper into a topic of interest. These can be one on one, or can be with a group of up to ten people. Head to the Braindate tab in the event platform and add interests and themes that matter to your profile, which will help you get matched with people who have similar interests. When you log into the Braindate platform, you’ll be able to create a new topic of conversation for other participants to join in on.
The market allows you to explore topics of conversation other participants have already expressed interest in. From there, you can easily schedule a braindate to discuss your mutual interests. Once you’ve created or joined a braindate, it will automatically appear in your personal agenda on the event platform.
These sessions only allow a maximum of 50 participants and work on a first come, first served basis. The Conversation Café is a privileged moment to meet the speakers following a Symposia session. They are informal, collaborative and allow you to interact with experts, leaders and other delegates.
Members of the international media will be in attendance at Congress sessions and during discussions. They will be accredited and identified on the platform through their profile pictures.
“If there's anything I can recommend it is, really, to join the braindates — they are an incredible way of meeting like-minded people like yourself and growing your network.”
— Erin Oliver, Vice President, Health Safety & Sustainability at Modern Niagara, Canada
The XXII World Congress offers a wide selection of enriching content to inform and inspire OSH professionals.
If anything, the past year has really demonstrated the importance of clear communication in the field of occupational safety and health. It’s therefore fitting that this year we have received a record number of International Media Festival for Prevention (IMFP) submissions. Do not miss the very special IMFP Watch Party on September 21, which will feature the 18 contest nominees. The nominees, plus an additional 30 shortlisted productions will be available to watch on demand in the IMFP Viewing Room during the entire Congress. The winners will be announced at the Special Media Session on September 22.
The Congress features a virtual poster exhibition where you can explore over 400 posters. In addition to the traditional poster format, some presenters have also provided video narrations. You will be able to interact live with poster presenters from over 50 countries during dedicated Connection Hall time, through networking and braindates.
During the Congress you’ll be able to explore the latest products, innovations and developments in safety and health by visiting different exhibitor booths. The exhibition also features a product theatre where select exhibitors will give 15-minute presentations.
If you haven’t done so yet, register for XXII the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work today.