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GOErgo, the Global Organization of Ergonomics, presents the 18th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference!

View the 2014 Speaker Matrix   

GOErgo supports the Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, a conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management. GOErgo is a community within IIE, an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineers, human factors/ergonomics professionals, healthcare providers and related professions.

You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Take the best and re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues. The conference program is sure to provide you with countless ideas and solutions.

The educational program is comprised of several types of sessions – Concurrent Session, Featured Speaker, Poster Session, Roundtable Session, Master Track Session and Master Track Roundtable.

Hear from speakers from top organizations such as:

AMEC Oil and Gas Americas
Applied Biomechanics
Applied Safety and Ergonomics Inc.
Atlas Ergonomics
Auburn Engineers
Auburn University
Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
Cargill Inc.
Cornerstone Specialty Wood
Products LLC
Cummins Inc.
Design Interactive
Eastern Washington University


Essential WorkWellness
EWI Works International Inc.
Ford Motor Company
Gorbel Inc.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.
Harvard School of Public Health
Humantech Inc.
imk automotive Inc.
Ingersoll Rand
J&J Medical Ltd
Kettering University
L'Université du Québec à


McMaster University
Michigan Technological University
Mission Linen Supply
Motorola Solutions Inc.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
North Carolina A & T State University
Northeastern University
Northrop Grumman
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Parker Hannifin
Pitman Creek Physical Therapy, P.C.
Positech Corporation
Pratt & Whitney
Remedy Interactive
Sandalwood of Canada

Meet the 2015 AEC Conference Committee

Bring your expertise to the international ergonomics community at AEC 2015!

Mark your calendar and plan to join and take advantage of the opportunity to improve your ergonomics skills, gain insight and connect with global professionals within the healthcare, human factors, government, manufacturing and safety and energy industries at this year’s conference. 

Learn from those who have been through the process. This conference will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Attend multidisciplinary educational sessions for all experience levels.
  • Expand your knowledge of crucial topics affecting the ergonomics community.
  • Join in on the roundtable discussions and share opinions, strategies, new initiatives and brainstorm on various topics.
  • Come early and attend one or two of the interactive pre-conference workshops.
  • Earn Continuing education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Oral and Poster presentations will be presented in the following areas: 

  • Accessibility Through Ergonomics 
  • Applied (Translational) Research 
  • Design, Product Design and Evaluation and Modeling 
  • Diverse and Global Workforce 
  • Ergonomics Programs/Policies/Auditing the Ergonomics Process 
  • Flexible Workforce 
  • Manufacturing Applications and Case Studies 
  • Master Track 
  • Material Handling in the Industrial Workplace 
  • Office Ergonomics Programs and Applications 
  • Potpourri 
  • Tools and Technology for Practitioners 

The educational program is comprised of several types of sessions.

 Concurrent Session
Concurrent sessions are multidisciplinary education sessions for all experience levels that run parallel throughout the day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. These sessions provide attendees with information on variety of crucial topics ranging from ergonomic programs to material handling to flexible workforce and are presented by practitioners from the field of ergonomics. Attendees will hear real-world examples from companies that have implemented ergonomics programs showcasing reduced risk of injury, improved productivity and significant return on investments. Presentations run for 20 minutes with 5-minutes for Q&As. They are open sessions and no advance registration is required. 

Featured Speaker
Presenters with accomplished background, experience and expertise in the selected area as well as the field of ergonomics are invited by the Applied Ergonomics Conference Chairs to present on a specific topic that is of interest to attendees. Featured speakers for each of 2014 conference focus areas are highlighted in the program. During these sessions, participants will hear about the strategies, tactics, successes, challenges and results from the speakers. These presentations run for 45-minutes with 10-minutes for Q&A’s; no advance registration is required. 

Poster Session
Information on variety of topics will be displayed in a poster format in the exhibit hall through the duration of the conference. Presenters from poster session will provide attendees with an overview of their topic in a one-on-one conversation. Attendees can walk to each poster presentation on their schedule. Similar to concurrent sessions, poster sessions will also have information on variety of topics. 

Round Table Session
Round Table sessions provide an interactive format for attendees to share problems and success with each other around a particular topic. Participants may be asked to bring questions or examples, which will then be shared with the group-at-large for discussions. In some cases, participants may be divided into small groups for a more focused discussion. Roundtable session attendees should plan on attending the entire 90-minute session. Advanced registration may be required, and once full, the session will be closed.

Master Track Session
A Master Track session is usually geared towards a more advanced attendee level and/or topic. For the first half of the session, a panel of three to four experts typically give short 8- to 10-minute presentations on their company’s experience regarding the chosen topic. During the second half of the session, the floor is open for audience participants to ask questions of the panelists. Master Track session attendees should plan on attending the entire 90-minute session, which will be closed once full.

Master Track Round Table
Participants will separate into round table groups to discuss various types of ergonomics analysis tools currently used for industrial applications and the gaps that exist. Following the round table discussions, a panel of experts who have developed and used analysis tools will address some of the issues brought up during the round tables and speak to analysis tool needs and potential directions for future research. This session’s discussion will be documented and provided to all of the session participants. Attendees of this combined Master Track Round Table should plan on attending the entire 2-hour session. Advanced registration is required, and once full, the session will be closed.