2021 AIMS International Safety Seminar Call for Presentations

It's time to start planning for the 2021 AIMS International Safety Seminar!

Despite the challenging times that are affecting us all, our staff is optimistic about the future and plans are underway for the 2021 AIMS International Safety Seminar, which will be held in Galveston, Texas January 10-15, 2021. As plans for the Safety Seminar unfold, AIMS staff will be considering ways to keep those who may not be able to travel connected, and will look to new technology tools to help reach those in the industry who are in need of education and certification, but may be unable attend in person.  One of these tools, which is currently available at https://aimsintl.org/education, is AIMS connectED, the new on-line learning platform where amusement industry professionals can gain the education and CEUs they need to keep their certifications current. While we hope everyone will be able to connect, learn and network in person, rest-assured, we will put together a comprehensive seminar that meets the needs and expectations of our industry.

Call for INSTRUCTORS and PRESENTATIONS for the Safety Seminar

In an effort to streamline and simplify the process of selecting courses for the upcoming seminar, the AIMS team has employed a new online tool for the sole purpose of soliciting, collecting and reviewing presentation proposals. The Call for Presentations for the 2021 AIMS International Safety Seminar portal is open now through July 17, and can be accessed through the following link or by visiting https://aimsintl.org/get-involved/be-an-instructor. Even presenters who already know that they will be unable to travel to the Safety Seminar in January are encouraged to submit proposals because we are considering ways to include presentations from remote locations, as well.

A big thanks to the people behind the scenes

As the amusement industry enters into what is shaping up to be a tumultuous and uncertain summer season, it’s important to recognize the thousands of individuals who work in maintenance, operations, ride inspection and other areas of safety at parks and attractions. They work around the clock to plan and prepare for the safety and enjoyment of guests and other employees. A normally tough job becomes even more difficult with the challenges of keeping guests safely distanced and rides and facilities sanitized to prevent the spread of COVID-19.   Their innovation and attention to detail will make all the difference in the safe and enjoyable experience that guests will have in their parks. We all owe them a great debt of gratitude and appreciation!

Many of these individuals have demonstrated their skills and knowledge as AIMS Certification holders and AIMS International Safety Seminar students. The AIMS Certification Program is internationally recognized for accreditation of knowledge and experience in Ride Inspection, Maintenance Technician, Operations Technician, and Aquatics Operations. A complete list of all AIMS Certified individuals can be found on our website at aimsintl.org.

The mission of AIMS International is to improve amusement industry safety through leadership in education.

The annual AIMS International Safety Seminar is recognized by major parks and attractions as the worldwide leader for safety training and education.  The next AIMS International Safety Seminar will be held January 10-15, 2021 in Galveston, Texas. For more information, visit aimsintl.org.