AEC 2017
Ergo Cup®/Awards

Who should attend?

The 20th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference will provide attendees with the latest practical applications, thought-provoking sessions by experts in the field and networking opportunities with other attendees.

Regardless of industry, professionals in the following roles should plan to attend this exciting conference:

  • Ergonomists
  • Safety engineers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Occupational nurses
  • Human factors specialists
  • Industrial hygiene directors
  • Behavioral safety specialists
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Facilities managers
  • Industrial engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Injury prevention professionals
  • Operations technicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Process improvement specialists
  • Risk control specialists
  • Applied researchers

Attendees from the last few years came from more than 18 countries and hundreds of companies, including:

  • 3M
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Apple
  • American Express
  • Bath Iron Works
  • Boeing Fabrication
  • Bridgestone
  • Cardinal Health
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Chrysler
  • CNA Insurance
  • Conagra Foods Inc.
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Creative Risk Solutions LLC
  • Department of Defense
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Ergo Squad
  • Ergoweb Inc.
  • First Choice Physical Therapy
  • GE Energy
  • General Dynamics
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Goodyear Dunlop
  • Humanics Ergonomics Inc
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing
  • Industrial Hygiene News
  • J and J Consulting
  • John Deere
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Marsh Risk Consulting
  • Mayo Clinic
  • NASA
  • Norfolk Southern
  • OSHA
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Raytheon Missile System
  • Research in Motion
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Tenneco
  • The Gray Insurance Co.
  • The World Bank
  • Toyota PE Safety
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • United States Navy
  • Washington State Dept. of Labor
  • Wegmans Food Market Inc.
  • WorkWise Ergonomics Consulting

What past attendees have to say ...

  • "The conference far exceeded my expectations – I was influenced with the many ideas and can’t wait to apply them in my own organization."
  • "Fun, educational, professional value, highly recommend."
  • "Very good overall. Worth the cost as always."
  • "Excellent applied conference. Best conference for my educational and networking continuing needs."
  • 87 percent of attendees rate the value of the conference as greater than or equal to the cost of registration
  • More than 94 percent of attendees would attend again.

Top 7 reasons to attend AEC 2017

  • Get practitioner-to-practitioner advice and practical applications.
  • Turn to the reputable source for trends and best practices in ergonomics.
  • Return to work with actionable ideas and tools you can implement.
  • Build a network of ergonomists you can call on for advice or answers!
  • Learn about new products and services in the exhibit hall.
  • View the latest solutions from the internationally renowned ErgoCup competition.
  • Earn continuing education units (CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs).

How can I convince management to approve my request to attend this event?

  • AEC has a five-step plan on how to get the education you need to make you a success in your career.
  • Try using this letter to explain how the conference agenda will be valuable to both you and your company or organization.