IISE Health & Safety Partnership

Better together, safely.

IISE is excited to welcome attendees, exhibitors, and partners to Louisville for an in-person Applied Ergonomics Conference.

IISE Duty of Care

IISE continues to prioritize safety and health of all attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and staff. IISE no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative test result for admittance to AEC 2024. However, it is recommended that attendees are vaccinated for COVID-19 and take a test prior to attending AEC 2024. Masks are welcome but not required. IISE is also working closely with the Omni Louisville Hotel and the Kentucky International Convention Center to ensure that the conference will be a success. For more on hotel and convention center protocols, visit Omni Safe & Clean and the convention center webpages.

Please note safety and health measures can evolve based on current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and any building, city, state, and federal mandates. And the safest way to travel is to be vaccinated.

The measures outlined on this page are designed to create exceptional, safe experiences for all conference participants. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


We are following travel guidelines, considerations and restrictions from global and local authorities. View the latest from the TSA. Visit major airlines for updates to their policies and procedures. Remember: The safest way to travel is to be vaccinated. 

What We Ask of You

IISE asks you, the participant, to partner with IISE to take steps to protect yourself and others. By registering for the conference, you understand and acknowledge the risks associated with diseases and viruses, especially for the unvaccinated, and you are fully aware that exposure may result in, including without limitation, infection, illness, injury, or otherwise. In consideration of the above, you hereby release IISE of any liability related to your attendance.

Participant Code of Conduct

Before Traveling

  • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [and World Health Organization (WHO)] or your local health authority.
  • Adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from.
  • Stay home if you feel sick or have recently been exposed to a person with a positive and confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

During the Conference

Follow CDC and guidance from the State of Kentucky for everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when handwashing is not possible.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Consider social distancing and respect others’ personal space.
  • Stay in room if you feel sick.

Health and safety measures by IISE prior to the conference or on-site are subject to change based on current CDC recommendations. Any violations of the Participant Code of Conduct may result in prohibiting entry or removal from the conference.