2023 Regional Conference

Scholarship Cornhole Tournament 2023 VPPPA Region VII Scholarship Fund

Join the Monday Evening “FUN”-draiser!

This year our cornhole tournament will be held in the The Hilton – Branson Convention Center.

Team-building networking and fun. To sign-up and register, click here.

Location: The Hilton – Branson Convention Center

$75 per participant

Includes tournament and food

2 per Team

Singles welcome and will be placed on a team

50/50 Raffle fundraisers during event

Prizes at the end of event

Proceeds to benefit the Scholarship Fund

Be sure to sign up for the cornhole tournament when registering! The cornhole tournament is a selectable item when adding events during registration.

Conference Schedule

  • 7:00am – 4:00pm — Registration Opens — CC Lobby 2nd Floor
  • 7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast — Short Creek 2
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm — Application Workshop — Short Creek 1
  • 8:00am – 2:00pmSustaining Star Quality (SSQ) Workshop — Short Creek 3
  • 9:00am – 10:00am — Maneuvering Through Change — Short Creek 4
  • 11:45am – 12:45pmLunch — Short Creek 2
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm — Document, Document, Document — Short Creek 4
  • 4:30pm – 7:30pmCornhole & Networking Event — Atrium / Courtyard
  • 7:00am – 3:30pmRegistration Opens — CC Lobby 2nd Floor
  • 7:00am – 8:00amExhibit Hall Opens — Taneycomo B
  • 7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast — Taneycomo A/B
  • 8:30am – 11:00amOpening General Session — Taneycomo A
  • 11:00am – 11:45amBreak & Drawings — Taneycomo B
  • 11:45am – 12:45pmLunch — Taneycomo A/B
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pmSpeak Up, Listen Up, Follow Up: Psychological Safety In The Workplace — Cooper Creek 1
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Walking Working Surfaces, Keeping Your Workers On Their Feet — Cooper Creek 2
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm — Reaching For The VPP Star As A Construction Company — Cooper Creek 3
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm — Don’t Become A Statistic — Short Creek 1
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm — Recordkeeping Roulette — Short Creek 2
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pmMental Health In The Safety Conversation — Short Creek 3
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pmUsing Wearable Technology To Reduce Incidents, Build Culture, & Supercharge Hop — Short Creek 4
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pmBreak & Drawings — Taneycomo B
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm — Upgrading Your Meetings — Cooper Creek 1
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm — Fall Protection Program Management — Cooper Creek 2
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm — Leaving A Safety Legacy — Cooper Creek 3
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm — Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation Workshop & Updated Outcome Metrics — Short Creek 1
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm — How To Eat The VPP Elephant a.k.a. OSHA Challenge — Short Creek 2
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm — SGE: What’s In It For Me? — Short Creek 3
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm — Problem Solving — Short Creek 4
  • 3:45pm – 4:45pmMeet & Greet Cody Meidinger Iowa VPP Manager — Short Creek 1
  • 4:30pm – 7:30pmVendor Reception / Silent Auction / Networking Event — Taneycomo B
  • 7:00am – 12:00pmRegistration Opens — CC Lobby 2nd Floor
  • 7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast — Taneycomo A/B
  • 8:00am – 9:30amExclusive Sneak Peek: What’s Next For The Development Of Safety And Health Programs — Taneycomo A/B
  • 9:30am – 10:30amBreak & Drawings — Taneycomo B
  • 10:30am – 11:30am — Increasing Employee Engagement — Cooper Creek 1
  • 10:30am – 11:30am — Static Electricity in Hazardous Areas — Cooper Creek 2
  • 10:30am – 11:30am — Common Deficiencies — Cooper Creek 3
  • 10:30am – 11:30am — Fact or Fiction, Myths And Misconceptions Surrounding Flame Resistant/Arc Rated Clothing — Short Creek 1
  • 10:30am – 11:30amVPP Slump — Short Creek 2
  • 10:30am – 11:30am — WIIFM: How To Engage Employees in Safety — Short Creek 3
  • 10:30am – 11:30amBuilding Psychological Safety To Address Mental Health — Short Creek 4
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch — Taneycomo A/B
  • 1:00pm – 2:15pmBillie Kizer / Awards Ceremony / Closing Session — Taneycomo A
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pmMeeting Of The Membership — Taneycomo A
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm — Special Government Employee (SGE) Class — Old Glory 1 Hilton Promenade
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm — Special Government Employee (SGE) Class — Old Glory 1 Hilton Promenade
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm — Special Government Employee (SGE) Class — Old Glory 1 Hilton Promenade

The Hilton – Branson Convention Center

The Hilton – Group Rate Reservation Link

The Hilton - Branson Convention Center

Be Sure To Check Out Our Amazing Exhibitors

Tuesday Evening Vendor Reception

Join everyone Tuesday evening for the vendor reception. Light food and drinks are included with your conference registration. Visit all of the exhibitors and take the time to network with numerous attendees. The silent auction will be in full display with funds going to the annual scholarship fund. This is a great annual event that is attended by many and closes a busy Tuesday conference agenda. Enjoy!

Huge Thanks To Our Sponsors!

Kina M. Hart – Keynote Speaker

“It’s Your Safety, Don’t Give It Away”

Kina’s harrowing journey of survival began when she unexpectedly found herself ensnared in the relentless grasp of a powerful moving conveyor belt. The mere fact that Kina stands before us today, ready to share her extraordinary tale, serves as a living testament to her unwavering determination and indomitable spirit.

Despite enduring the loss of her arm in that tragic accident, Kina emerged with an unwavering zeal for life that continues to define her every action. She leads a remarkably productive and gratifying existence, propelled forward by an exceptional attitude that knows no bounds.

Kina’s resounding message centers around the crucial importance of fostering a culture of workplace safety responsibility. The day that forever altered the course of her life began like any other, devoid of any anticipation or premonition of the impending catastrophe. Now, driven by her own personal tragedy, Kina harnesses her experiences to inspire and educate others.

With an unparalleled opportunity to impart knowledge, Kina is passionately committed to enlightening employees and workers alike about the paramount significance of cultivating a safety-conscious mindset. Her tireless efforts are aimed at diminishing occupational injuries by heightening awareness of potential workplace hazards.

However, it is not enough to merely possess an awareness of safety protocols. Kina’s unique perspective, shared through her compelling speeches, has the power to transcend the ordinary and deliver an impactful and inspiring message. By tapping into her lived experiences, Kina can empower your company to approach workplace safety with renewed vigor, igniting a collective commitment to safeguarding the well-being of every individual within your organization.

Invite Kina to be a speaker at your event, and let her powerful voice become the catalyst for positive change, as she imparts invaluable insights that resonate deeply with every attendee.