10 great reasons to attend the 2023 AIMS International Safety Seminar

1. Safety is the number one priority in the amusement industry and the AIMS International Safety Seminar is consistently rated the best and most comprehensive amusement industry safety seminar worldwide.

2. Variety and diversity — No other seminar offers such a diverse range of classes. At the AIMS International Safety Seminar, you can choose classes that fit your needs, or if you prefer, there are a variety of specialized tracks to choose from – Maintenance 1 & 2, Inspection 1 & 2, Operations, Aquatics, Safety and, NEW this year, an expanded in-person and livestreamed Spanish Language track with courses covering maintenance, operations and inspection topics.

3. New education tracks – An all-new Adventure Attractions Track, which was specifically designed for the fastest growing segment of the amusement industry, will offer a hands-on experience at a nearby indoor entertainment center where students will learn from experts in aerial adventure courses, trampolines, rock climbing walls, go karts and more! The highly-acclaimed Academy of Amusement Risk Management, Safety and Security (AARMSS) is back with a new curriculum for a second year with a focus on Safety, Security Emergency Management and Risk Management. 

4. Highly qualified education partners — Ellis & Associates (E&A), the worldwide leader in aquatics risk management and safety training, will be delivering new and updated courses in the Aquatics Track for a third year in a row. The upgraded Operations Track, with courses curated and delivered by the ride operations experts at International Ride Training (IRT), boasts fresh new content and hands-on experience at a local amusement park.

5. Networking opportunities — Attracting more than 450 students from across the industry — theme and amusement parks, water parks, carnivals, zoos, FECs and more — you will learn from your peers and make connections you can use for years to come. From ride inspectors, maintenance, operations and aquatics technicians to senior management and industry suppliers, there are sessions for everyone.  

6. Learn from more than 100 world class instructors — all high-profile industry experts in their fields. Through in-person networking and face-to-face instruction, students can ask questions, share ideas and gain more great connections. 

7. It’s affordable! — Tuition is just $695 (for a limited time), with no requirement to be an AIMS International member. AND, lunches, snacks, evening receptions, as well as your CEU certificate are included in the price!

 8. Apply for Scholarships! — IAAPA provides five scholarships to the AIMS Safety Seminar in memory of Alan Ramsay, and there are two additional scholarships offered in the memory of Jake Kaminsky. Application forms can be found at aimsintl.org/aims-international-safety-seminar/scholarships. OABA offers four scholarships to OABA members who are first-time AIMS International attendees. 

9. Certification — opportunities to sit for any of the prestigious AIMS International certification exams will be available in-person during the seminar, with review sessions available for those who feel the need for a little extra preparation. Exams are available in Spanish at the seminar and Virtual Spanish Track attendees will be able to take certification exams online.

10. Connect with amusement industry manufacturers and suppliers — chat with exhibitors one-on-one between classes and attend industry supplier/manufacturer courses and discover the latest trends in ride technology and innovation.

This article appears in the DECEMBER 2022 issue of Amusement Today.
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