The Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) is pleased to announce its 47th annual conference, “Harnessing the Power of Ergonomics” held in Niagara Falls, ON from October 17th to October 20th, 2016. This year’s event recognizes that the science of ergonomics and human factors together with evaluation and design serves to provide all systems with a competitive advantage. The 2016 National Conference hopes to harness the power of our collective knowledge and build upon each other’s experiences and work practices. Together, our collaboration can lead to some of the best ideas and work in our field.
The 2016 conference will be of interest to ergonomists, 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. The event will include internationally renowned speakers, practicing ergonomists, researchers and students, all of which will be presenting their most recent work in oral presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and symposia sessions. Ample opportunity for networking and learning about exciting products and services in the field is also available.
The technical program (October 18 – 20th) will include, research studies, applied studies/work and presentations, and panel discussions on a range of topics spanning the physical, cognitive, behavioral, psychosocial, and organizational aspects of human factors and ergonomics. Pre-conference workshops (October 17th) will offer professional development opportunities.
Coming soon, you will be invited to contribute to this conference by submitting a paper and workshop proposals in either French or English. Guidelines and deadlines for submissions are available on the website. The annual student paper competition in the Undergraduate, Masters Level and PhD Level will once again be held in conjunction with the conference.
This year’s event will be at the Crowne Plaza located at 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls. The hotel is only steps away from The Falls and conveniently located next to the Clifton Hill Tourist District. The conference center also offers complimentary parking, an indoor saltwater pool, sauna, hot tub, and exercise room.
Niagara Falls is only an hour’s drive from Toronto and easily accessible via highways 401, 8, 85, and the Queen Elizabeth Highway. It is also conveniently accessible from two international airports, Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) just an hour away and Niagara/Buffalo International Airport (BUF), 30 minutes away. There will be preferred pricing for conference shuttle services offered by Niagara Airbus for $86 round trip or $63.00 one way per person (plus HST) to and from Toronto Pearson Airport.
For more information on what to see and do in the Niagara Falls area, check out http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/plan/free-things-to-do/
Please join us this October in Niagara Falls, Ontario!
Brenda Mallat, BHK, CCPE
2016 ACE Conference Chair