Emmy Winning ESPN Sportscaster, Addiction Prevention Advocate to Close NDSC Conference

The North Dakota Safety Council is excited to announce Lauren Sisler as the closing keynote to our 50th Annual Safety + Health Conference. Sisler, a two-time Emmy award-winning Sports Broadcaster for ESPN and the SEC Network, is a sideline reporter for college football and gymnastics. On Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, Lauren will share her story in hopes of inspiring others to embrace their own story.

“Drug overdose is the number 1 cause of unintentional death in the United States. You are now at greater risk of dying from overdose than in a car crash. Lauren Sisler is the perfect person to share her story at the Conference. Her resilience and courage is a message we know will hit home with our attendees”

Sisler is a sportscaster and former collegiate gymnast. She’s passionate about sports, but even more passionate about telling the story of coaches, athletes and fans who make it more than a game.
Her life was not always defined by victories. In 2003, as a freshman at Rutgers University, tragedy struck her world when she unexpectedly lost both parents within hours of each other to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction. On her journey through grief, Lauren bravely emerged from the shadows of shame, embraced her story, and found hope again.
  • Wednesday’s Keynote is comedian and TV host Scott Bloom. He will bring on the laughs to open the Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Bloom delivers on connecting people in both work and our personal lives.
  • Thursday’s Keynote is Team USA’s “Miracle on Ice” goalie Jim Craig will deliver a message of teamwork and leadership during Thursday’s Feb. 23 keynote. Don’t miss his message ‘Inside the Winning Locker Room.’
2023 marks the 50th Annual Safety + Health Conference. As the region’s largest conference bringing together more than 1,000 professionals, the conference inspires, engages and equips leaders to build safer workplaces. The conference is the gold standard in immersive training. Bringing together 50+ speakers, with more than 100 courses, and 150 exhibitors, the NDSC Safety + Health Conference creates opportunities to shine a light on safety.