Keynote Speakers


Morning Keynote | 8:00 - 9:00 am

Leaving a Safety Legacy
Wylie Davidson, Motivational Speaker and Safety Culture Specialist

With over 10 years in the safety world, coupled with 20 years in management, Wylie Davidson has seen both sides of what an effective safety culture looks like, and his insight resounds with his audience. His ability to energize audiences while getting them to rethink their own personal safety values has been an effective resource with hundreds of companies at facilities all over the US, Canada, and Mexico. His unique ability to add fun and humor to a safety message have made him a desired speaker with companies looking to reset their own safety culture or to give a charge to an existing one. 

Having spent the last 5 years traveling the country both professionally speaking as well as working with companies to help create, grow, and sustain effective safety programs has made a tremendous impact on Wylie. Seeing firsthand the impact that a presentation can do for someone has been his driving force in continuing this journey. 

Afternoon Keynote | 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Improving the Culture of Safety in High-Risk Environments
Jill Heinerth, Author and World-Renowned Underwater Explorer

More people have walked on the moon than have visited many of the places that Jill Heinerth has seen on Earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, to searching for never-before-seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, Heinerth’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life.

In her visually stunning presentations, she encourages audiences to reach beyond their limitations, challenge the unknown, and overcome their fears, while sharing practical lessons on risk management, discovery learning, failure, and collaboration.

From desert oases of the Sahara to Baffin Bay's cold waters, Heinerth has been the hands and eyes for climatologists, archaeologists, and engineers worldwide. A bestselling author, her first book Into the Planet, was lauded by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times. Heinerth is a fellow of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame and serves as the first Explorer-in-Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.