Schedule-at-a-Glance*

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Tuesday, August 4

 
1 p.m. Welcome 

1:05 – 1:30 p.m. Utilization of Smart and Wearable Technology to Evaluate the Impact of Ergonomic Solutions

Ben Zavitz, Ergo Human Performance LLC

1:35 – 2 p.m.

Static and Dynamic Assessments of Back-Support Exoskeletons
Maury Nussbaum, Virginia Tech

2:05 – 2:30 p.m.

Exploring Neuroergonomic Fit of Passive Exoskeleton during Simulated Manual Material Handling Task
Yibo Zhu, Texas A&M University

2:35 – 3 p.m.

Potential Use of Optimization Techniques to Refine Anthropometric Design of Products
Matt Camilleri,Synaptics
Thomas Albin, High Plains Engineering Services LLC

3 – 3:30 p.m. Break - Visit the Exhibitors

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Master Track Panel Discussion Exoskeletons Implementation….The Pros and Cons
Moderator: Joe Wallace, CNA Insurance

   

Wednesday, August 5

 
1 p.m. Welcome

1:05 – 1:30 p.m. Ergonomics Regulations in the United States

Gary Orr, OSHA

1:35 – 2 p.m.

Ergonomics in a Global Company
Allison Stephens, Fanshawe College
Salima Ladha, Ford Motor Company

2:05 – 2:30 p.m.

Profitability: How Ergonomics Can Impact ROI in the Construction Industry
Brian Roberts, CNA Insurance

2:35 – 3 p.m. 

$8 Million Payback in Three Years – How the Lear Corporation Did That
Jack Nunes, Lear Corporation
Blake McGowan, VelocityEHS | Humantech

3 – 3:30 p.m. Break - Visit the Exhibitors

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Master Track Panel Discussion - Industry 4.0
Moderators: Allison Stephens, Fanshawe College; Kelly Hogan, Sandalwood of Canada

   

Thursday, August 6

 
1 p.m.  Welcome

1:05 – 1:30 p.m.

Managing Ergonomics for Work at Home (WAH) Employees
Hank Austin, NL Austin Consultants LLC

1:35 – 2 p.m.

Computer-based Prompt’s Impact on Postural Variability and Sit-Stand Desk Usage: A Cluster Randomized  Control Trial
Greg Garrett, The Boeing Company

2:05 – 2:30 p.m.

A Sneak Peek at Revisions to BIFMA G1 as it Transitions to an ANSI Standard
Teresa Bellingar, Haworth; Lucy Hart, ergoCentric Seating Systems 

2:35 – 3 p.m.

Hand-Held Technology - It's Worse Than We Thought
Tim Pottorff, QP3 ErgoSystems

3 – 3:30 p.m. Break - Visit the Exhibitors

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Master Track Panel Discussion – Role of Ergonomics in Business Continuity – Addressing the New Normal 
Moderator: Ben Zavitz, Ergo Human Performance LLC

   

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After careful consideration regarding the continuing developments surrounding COVID-19, the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) conference management team decided that the 2020 Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) could not be held as originally planned. The AEC was scheduled for March 16-19 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

IISE closely monitored the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic with the health and safety of attendees as the priority. This ultimately led to the decision to alter the format for the Conference. It was simply unavoidable as the event could not proceed as scheduled due to forces beyond anyone's control.

The IISE Conference management team and the volunteer leaders of the event have concluded that the Conference will be reformatted as a virtual event. In addition to participation in the virtual event, other valuable services will also be provided to registrants, including full registration for the 2021 Conference.

Registrants for the 2020 Conference will have the opportunity to have access to the AEC 2020 virtual conference at no extra cost: IISE will apply your AEC 2020 fee and automatically register you for AEC 2021 – allowing you to attend next year’s conference at this year’s costs. In essence, this provides the opportunity to participate in two conferences for the price of one.

More details about AEC 2020’s virtual conference will be coming soon. Like face-to-face conferences, virtual conference attendees will earn CEUs for professional development and have access to presentations and exhibitors. AEC 2020 will include presentations guaranteed to impart new knowledge you can use to reduce MSDs, jump-start or refine your ergonomics program and keep your workforce safe and healthy – concerns amplified during these trying times.

Please be assured that IISE will continue to keep the AEC registrants informed.