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ENGAGE Users Summit

Thank you to all our attendees, sponsors, and speakers for a great Engage 23 Users Summit!

Check out the highlights and attendee testimonials below:

View the 2023 Event Agenda


Rod Courtney, author of the bestselling book “The 8 Habits of a Highly Effective Safety Culture” will join ENGAGE 2023 as a Keynote Speaker.  Rod began his career in the US military. He served as an Army Combat Medic from 1990-1998. Rod has been a Certified Safety Technician for 25 years and became a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) in 2019. In 2007 Rod went to work in the renewable energy sector building thousands of megawatts of wind turbines and solar plants across the country.

He is now the HSE Director for Ampirical, one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Ampirical was named one of Americas Safest Companies by EHS Today in 2021. Rod is a USOLN Board Member and was selected as a member of “Who’s Who in America” in 2022.


Corrie Pitzer is a specialist in culture and leadership, focusing on safety…or more specifically on risk. He is a leading consultant in this field globally. He established an approach called ‘risk competency’, that essentially holds that humans are the most capable, most dynamic risk control we have, and as such should be seen as the strongest link in safety, not the weakest. The company that he founded, Safemap International, is today regarded as a leading consultancy in this field, with several international corporations utilizing its expertise.


Corrie holds numerous qualifications; BA (Industrial Psychology), B Honours (Industrial Psychology), B Honours (Business Management) Cum Laude, Masters Business Administration, and is Chief Executive Officer of Safemap International Pty Ltd, whose mission is to provide consulting to the resources industry internationally with emphasis on risk-taking behaviour and Competency Based Safety (CBS).

Mr. Pitzer has developed many tools and conducted research focused on areas of special interest, including safety culture, risk taking behavior, and organisational error.


Our goal is to provide a learning experience for users of MākuSafe and the MākuSmart software platform. You will:

  • Participate in fast-paced, brief, skill-developing sessions
  • Hear real-life safety/hazard use cases from partners 
  • Network with other EHS professionals from a variety of industries, and discuss your experiences with the MākuSafe system. 
  • Earn contact hours for certification credits.
  • Interact with workers’ compensation insurance partners and risk management professionals, to hear their point of view on the benefits of using MākuSafe
  • Learn about Customer Advisory Board opportunities!


You will focus specifically on how MākuSafe can help you accomplish key objectives:

  • How to demonstrate safety ROI
  • How to identify, evaluate, and track indicators of hazards in your organization
  • How to communicate safety effectiveness & productivity metrics
  • How to derive the most value from MākuSafe, even if you’ve only got 15 minutes in your busy day!


We’ll be unveiling enhancements to MākuSmart at the conference. Attendees will get a first look at these capabilities. In addition, you’ll hear details about and be able to contribute to our product roadmap plans.

We are excited to see you for this event! We will continue to update this page with event details, so check back often!

Check out the video below to see the highlights from ENGAGE 2022!

Interested in Partnering with Us?

We have several partnership opportunities available for companies that would like to support safety innovation and education. Contact us to discuss a sponsorship.

Thank you to the ENGAGE 2023 Sponsors!

Venue Information
The event venue, The River Center, where the Des Moines River and the Racoon River meet, has important historical origins. Constructed in 1915 it was once home to Des Moines Brewing Co. and later the Green Foundry and Furnace. This location was also where the enlisted mens quarters were for the original Fort Des Moines. It has sweeping views of the Capitol, the Des Moines skyline and Principal Park, home to the Iowa Cubs.

The River Center offers free parking less than a half block away.

Hotel Accommodations
MākuSafe has worked with nearby hotels to provide discounted room rates for your trip to ENGAGE 2023. Please check the available options below and click the links to book a room.

AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

Book a Room at AC Hotel Des Moines East Village

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown

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