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Applied Ergo Offers Free ‘Outsourcing and Ergonomics’ Audio Conference

As part of this month’s Applied Ergonomics Conference, the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is offering free and open registration for its upcoming 45-minute audio conference, titled Applied Ergonomics In an Outsourced World.

The audio event, which allows participants to listen to a more in-depth discussion of one of the conference’s keynote topics via telephone, offers anyone – IIE members and non-members – a glimpse of how ergonomics can affect outsourcing, as well as a brief question-and-answer period. The audio conference will be hosted by David Alexander, CPE, and will feature keynote speaker Suzanne Rodgers, Ph.D.

The Applied Ergonomics In an Outsourced World audio conference will run from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 24, 2005. To register for the audio conference, which, said Joan Milczarski, Director of Marketing for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, still has limited spaces available, visit

The 8th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference starts March 21, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and runs through March 24, 2005. Tracks offered at the 2005 conference will include Manufacturing Applications, Services/Support Industries, Office Applications, Engineering and Design, Ergonomic Programs, Potpourri, and the Master Ergonomist Track. Additionally, the Applied Ergonomics Conference will also feature the ErgoCup competition, which annually recognizes excellent and innovative solutions in workplace ergonomics, this year in three categories: Team-Driven Workplace Solutions, Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions, and Training and Education.

For more information about the 8th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference or the ErgoCup competition, visit