The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health is one of six national Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®. Our mission is to advance worker health, safety, and well-being. ​

We educate future leaders, conduct research, and design practical solutions to occupational health and safety challenges with our partners. We use a Total Worker Health approach in all that we do, by prioritizing safety, first and foremost, while striving to improve overall worker health. 

We invite health and safety professionals, industry leaders, community partners, current students, and Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center alumni to submit proposals for an “Ignite Session” presentation at the 12th Annual Research Day Symposium.


How does it work?
You can present for up to five minutes (but no longer) on your past or present experience, research, or projects in the field of environmental and occupational health and safety. Use your five minutes to showcase what you’re doing, how you got to where you are, and what you envision for your field in the future. Make sure your presentation touches on the theme, leaving a legacy in environmental and occupational health and safety. You can use photos, a website demo, slides (no more than 10), a song and dance — whatever it takes to explain your main point in five minutes.


Why five minutes or less?

This short talk model is popular at conferences across the nation. “Ignite” presentations only demand the audience’s attention for a short period of time, decreasing the chance of minds wandering. This allows the speaker to focus on the most salient features of a project. (Checkout some examples here: http://igniteshow.com/ and http://www.ted.com/)

Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal must:

  • Be 300 words or less;
  • Relate to occupational and environmental health and safety;
  • Describe how this work is impacting the field of environmental and occupational health.

 The proposal submission deadline is December 20, 2019 at 5 PM. 

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