ACE 2013


Association of Canadian Ergonomists
44th Annual Conference
From Sea to Sky: Expanding the Reach of Ergonomics
October 8-10, 2013
Pre-conference workshops: October 7, 2013
Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC

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We are pleased to announce the 44th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE). The theme,“From Sea to Sky: Expanding the Reach of Ergonomics”, is not only symbolic of the world-renowned highway connecting Vancouver to Whistler, but is also resonant with our continued effort to increase awareness of ergonomics to the world. The ACE 2013 Conference will explore the many ways ergonomics knowledge is enlarging and how the application of this knowledge can positively impact everybody.

ACE 2013 will be of interest to ergonomics/human factors professionals, researchers and students, as well as members of allied professions, including: safety, health, rehabilitation, industrial hygiene, industrial design, human resources, psychology, engineering, usability, user experience and facility planning.

Internationally renowned speakers, practicing ergonomists, researchers and students will present their most recent work in oral or poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and symposia sessions. The annual conference will also provide ample opportunities for professional networking.

The technical programme will include, research, applied studies, and panel discussions on a range of topics spanning the physical, cognitive, behavioural, psychosocial, and organisational aspects of ergonomics. Pre-conference workshops will offer professional development opportunities.

You are invited to contribute to this conference by submitting abstract and workshop proposals in either French or English. Guidelines and deadlines for submissions are available on the Association’s official website . The annual student paper competition in the Undergraduate, Masters Level and PhD Level will be held in conjunction with the conference.

The conference will be held in the Whistler Conference Centre in Whistler, British Columbia. It is a world-class facility located in the centre of Whistler Village, a mere two minute walk from the shops and restaurants in Village Square. Whistler also offers a wide range of accommodation options, from hostels to hotels and a large selection of private condos and residences for rent, all within easy walking distance to the Conference Centre. There is something for everyone in Whistler – for more information please visit    

Please plan on joining us in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia in October 2013.

Kirsten Willms, M.Sc., CCPE
2013 ACE Conference Chair