The early-bird registration deadline for the 2021 International Code Council’s Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings in Pittsburgh, PA is open through Friday, August 6. Individuals can take advantage of the early bird discount by registering here.

The essential building safety conference will take place September 19 – 28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and will feature expert speakers, networking opportunities with industry professionals from across the country and educational sessions.

This year’s event will focus on the long-lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the building safety industry, with keynote speeches from Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent LLC, and Markus Achord, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Sunrun. McClure, an international speaker and business advisor, will explore progressive ways to evolve and disrupt traditional business practices, while Achord will explain the connection having a diverse and inclusive workforce has on innovation and success.

Educational workshops and resources will be available during the conference for participants to grow their knowledge and expertise within the building safety industry. Over the course of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) at the following events:

  • Conference Education Program (Sunday, Sep. 19) – 3 hours or .3 CEUs
  • Building Tours (Sunday, Sep. 19 & Tuesday, Sep. 21) – Earn up to 12 hours or 1.2 CEUs
  • Annual Business Meeting (Monday, Sep. 20) – 2 hours or .2 CEUs

Additionally, attendees can earn CEUs at the Global Connections Day, the Public Comment Hearings and ICC Learn Live.

“While building safety is more important than ever, the expectations and challenges our industry is facing are rapidly evolving. Understanding this, our annual conference is poised to provide building safety professionals with the necessary tools and resources to adapt and succeed in this new landscape,” said Dominic Sims, CBO, Chief Executive Officer, International Code Council.

After the conclusion of the conference, the Public Comment Hearings will take place September 21—26. At this in-person only event, delegates and attendees will have the opportunity to influence and contribute to the 2024 I-Codes, the most widely used set of building codes and standards in the world. During these hearings, Governmental Member Voting Representatives will vote on all proposed code changes on behalf of their respective jurisdictions. While all testifying and voting activities will be done in-person only in Pittsburgh during the hearings, online voting will be made available shortly after. A live webcast of the hearings will be made available for viewing only. For more details about the code development process, view the hearing schedule and download these infographics: How It Works and By the Numbers.

Participants who register by Friday, August 6, receive an early-bird discount and a free polo shirt.

2021 Annual Conference major sponsors include 4Leaf, Inc., the American Concrete Institute, American Gas Association, and the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available; download the 2021 Visibility Prospectus to learn more.

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