IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020 GOES VIRTUAL

April 7, 2020

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.

The AEC staff and volunteers truly appreciate your support, patience and cooperation as we continue to work through this challenging situation. Look for updates on AEC 2020 at