Call for Speakers

About Make It Safe

Make It Safe is an annual health and safety conference and trade show, hosted by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC—the not-for-profit health and safety association serving British Columbia manufacturers and food and beverage processors.

The 2021 virtual conference will feature speakers and panelists from around the world. We expect more than 500 manufacturing and food processing business leaders, health and safety and HR professionals to attend Make It Safe for two days of professional development, practical training, networking, and inspiration.

Audience-Focused Streams

We are looking for expert presenters and industry panelists who can share best practices and innovative ideas – and inspire action for our four (4) audience-focused streams.

Executives/owners, managers/supervisors

Health and Safety
Safety professionals, managers/supervisors, students

HR professionals, managers/supervisors, students

Safety Committees and Worker Representatives

Peer Clinics will be hosted post-conference and will explore key conference takeaways with an expert facilitator in a moderated roundtable. 

Speakers Submission Form

Speaker and Panelist Needs

We are seeking health and safety  professionals in manufacturing and processing to present on topics such as: 

  • Risk factors and controls in the next normal
  • Output up, stress down: Learn keys to a productive and engaged team
  • Building a sustainable problem-solving culture
  • With on voice: buy-in through shared vision
  • Valued: engaging your team through safety culture
  • Leading an inclusive workplace
  • Building repuration thorugh team
  • Cyberthreat” technology, automation, and risk
  • Managing safety and performance in a hybrid work environment
  • Managing the whole person
  • Managing anxiety in team and individuals
  • Emergency communications
  • Building culture and team in a diverse and multi-generational workforce
  • Strategies to gain staff input and participation 
  • What we take forward: redefining health and safety post-pandemic
  • Automation, robotics, and safety: understanding manufacturing risk and controls 
  • Safe start: keys to effective young worker orientation
  • Managing safety for temporary and contract workers
  • OHS career planning: competencies and development paths
  • Emergency response best proctices
  • Investing in safety: the business case 


As a nonprofit, we appreciate the generously donated and sponsored content that helps make our event possible. We are not considering paid presenters for this year’s virtual event, but will leverage every opportunity to recognize and create awareness for our speakers in all event materials and promotions.

Contact us or give us a call at 1.604.795.9595