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Education, Experience and Experts: Applied Ergo Conference and ErgoCup Registering Now

Looking for hands-on learning opportunities in ergonomics? Then register now for the Eighth Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, to be held March 21 through 24, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Applied Ergonomics Conference focuses on practical applications in the workplace, and offers an opportunity for ergonomics practitioners to interact with other practitioners. Pre- and post-conference sessions, benchmarking sessions and tracks ranging from basic to advanced are available to attendees.

For 2005, over 100 topics in ergonomics are being featured, each giving conference-goers a venue to share their own hands-on experience while also gaining professional knowledge about ergonomics solutions that work. The conference, sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers and co-sponsored by sixteen not-for-profit and academic organizations, features tracks including Engineering and Design, Ergonomics Programs, Manufacturing, Office Applications and Potpourri, with Master Tracks available in Lean Manufacturing and Revisiting Training. The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), NIOSH, and the Society for Work Science will also sponsor special workshops and sessions.

In addition to the conference, the ErgoCup competition annually recognizes companies whose workplace ergonomics solutions exhibit excellence and innovation. This year, 20 teams will compete for the ErgoCup, with winners chosen both by attendees and a panel of experts. Conference attendees will have a chance to view and vote on the ErgoCup competitors in the Applied Ergonomics Conference exhibit hall. Winners of the ErgoCup competition will be announced on March 24, 2005.

For more information on the Applied Ergonomics Conference or the ErgoCup competition, visit