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ORLANDO – JAN. 7 to 12 

On the heels of our most successful safety seminar to date, AIMS International is fully focused on planning our 2024 event. Join us as we relocate the convention from Galveston to our new home base in Orlando from Jan. 7 to 12, 2024.


What is the annual AIMS Safety Seminar?

As the world leader in amusement safety education, AIMS International gives you the tools, resources, and networking opportunities to provide safe entertainment experiences for visitors around the globe.

At the annual Safety Seminar – the world’s top amusement industry safety seminar – attendees will learn from world-class speakers, veteran trainers and industry’s top professionals sharing their expertise. In total, the seminar will deliver more than 400 hours of educational content.


Why Attend AIMS in 2024?2022 Classroom

Individualized Education. Attendees build their own schedules, choosing from more than 400 hours of content to best suit their needs and desired outcomes.

Students can choose their courses a la carte or through a dedicated learning track. Developed in partnership with industry-leading organizations, available tracks include:

  • Aquatics in partnership with E&A
  • NEW FOR 2024: AHJ, 'Authorities Having Jurisdiction' designed for state regulators.
  • Operations in partnership with IRT
  • Adventure Attractions in partnership with Urban Air
  • Safety
  • Inspection I
  • Inspection II
  • Maintenance I
  • Maintenance II
  • Portable Amusements
  • Spanish Language
  • Young Professionals

Also new this year, the Advanced Weld Inspection and Welder Certification training class. ONLY 10 SLOTS AVAILABLE! Current AIMS Maintenance or Inspectors Certificate Holders preferred.

This training class will teach advanced methods of weld inspections per American Welding Society (AWS) requirements. In addition, attendees can also take a welder qualification test per AWS D1.3-18 Structural Sheet Steel requirements. If successful testing is achieved, attendees will be issued an AWS Welder Qualification Record (WQR) for future use.

This training class is sponsored by Precisioneering, and all materials, including test specimens, will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to have previous welding experience and wear long sleeve attire, including safety glasses (provided).

Topics included: AWS Documentation, AWS Visual Weld Inspection, Welding Processes, Welding Techniques and also offered AWS D1.3-18 WQR. Attendees can perform an actual AWS D1.3-18 flat (2F) Horizontal weld test. If testing is successful attendees will be issued an AWS D1.3-18 WQR. The test consists of welding a fillet weld on 16-gage steel (two tests are to be performed for proper qualification). Testing (bending) of weld specimens will be performed during the class and results will be given upon completion of testing.


Practical Learning. Actionable safety information is carried home to share with colleagues and co-workers.


Unmatched Networking. Long-lasting friendships with instructors and peers from around the world lead to an exchange of information and excellence that connects safety professionals across the globe.

Our 2023 event shattered a myriad of previous records, and thanks to you, it was our best seminar to date. 2023 AIMS International Safety Seminar records include:

  • Attendees: 687
  • Instructors: 151
  • Hours of Education: 400
  • Education Tracks: 11
  • Classrooms in Action: 13
  • Sponsors: 50 (37 onsite, also a record)
  • Academy of Amusement Risk Management, Safety and Security (AARMSS) Classes: 2


2023 also marked the first AARMSS graduating class. Based on the foundational pillars of safety, security, emergency management and risk management, the two-year AARMSS curriculum educates and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage a comprehensive amusement industry safety program.

Interested in learning more about AARMSS? Click here for information and to register for the 2024/2025 Safety, Security & Risk Management Program.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 2024 Safety Seminar Details


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld


Jan. 7 to 12, 2024


Planning to participate? Check out our schedule below:

  • Spring 2023: Open call for presenters
  • Summer 2023: Open call for sponsors
  • September 12: Early bird registration now open


Consistent with prior years, the CEU certificate will be included in the price.

  • EARLY BIRD (save over 20%): $695 through October 15 EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 22!
  • FALL PRICE (save over 10%): $795 through December 15
  • FULL PRICE: $895 effective December 16


  • Our primary hotel fills fast, so be sure to book your rooms early.
  • The 2024 agenda is already loaded into the system.
  • During registration, you can select a track pre-populating your schedule or select courses manually.
  • As of Monday, November 13 at Noon, there are only 20 rooms left at the seminar room block rate. 



Support the mission of AIMS by becoming a Safety Seminar Sponsor

AIMS International is a non-profit association, and industry support for this important annual Safety Seminar is vital to the health and prosperity of the entire amusement industry.



Safety Seminar scholarships are available.

Scholarships to the AIMS International Safety Seminar are now available. To apply for an AIMS International scholarship, please send an email to with SEMINAR SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line, and in 1,000 words or less, describe why you believe you are deserving. Please include your current position or if a student, your current field of study. Scholarship applications are due by November 10, 2023.



Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor


Track Sponsor

AIMS connectED
Amusement Technical
Ellis & Associates
International Ride Training
Safe Slide Restoration
Chance Rides
Urban Air logo

Gold Sponsors

Amusement Today
Coulter Associates logo
Great Coasters
LJM logo
Ride Entertainment Group
MVR logo
RCS logo
Water Safety Products logo
Northwest Coasters

Silver Sponsors

Walt Disney
Continuum logo
S&S logo
ProSlide logo
Ralph S. Alberts
TUV-Nord logo
Sartori Rides
The Hoffman Consulting Group
Premier Rides
Herschend logo

Bronze Sponsors

Mack Rides logo
Zamperla logo
Nueman Group
DR3M Inspections logo
Baynum logo
Traction Auditing logo
Dynamic Attractions
Hayward logo
McGowan Allied
CPI Amusement logo
Haas & Wilkerson logo

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