May 2017

This one-day conference presents the most up-to-date thinking and validated design strategies for building smarter workplaces that promote both well-being and organizational effectiveness. A team of national experts presents the facts based on science and best practice on what works (and what doesn’t) and how this translates into design strategies. Complementing the science, a panel of leading-edge practitioners and innovators will share their knowledge of adapted responses to smart workplace interventions and of pitfalls to avoid. Participants will also receive a workbook summarizing the information provided in the conference and a decision-process guide integrating this knowledge into a coherent building project strategy.
Most importantly, participants will have access to the expertise available through the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces and its affiliates to assist with building projects planned and underway.

June 2017

The Work, Stress and Health Conference series addresses the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers. The conference covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers. Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology. The 2017 conference will give special attention to contemporary workplace challenges that present new research and intervention opportunities. Work continues to change at a rapid pace. Workplaces and their employees face a host of new challenges.

October 2017

Health & Well-Being Strategy Conference for Business Leaders

A select group of business leaders will have a unique opportunity to learn the latest information about employee health and well-being. Briefings on the latest scientific findings in architecture, design, psychology, medicine, nutrition, and technology will help participants formulate a health and well-being strategy which can facilitate a workforce that is engaged, productive and healthy. Participants will gain practical guidance from discussions with experts and peers, generating new ideas for creating a holistic approach to workforce sustainability. Details of the conference will be provided soon - check back for an updated conference page.

The 61st annual HFES Meeting will take place October 9-13 2017. Meet presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, advertisers in the field of ergonomics.

About HFES
The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.

In 2016, HFES adopted the following statement: "We envision a future in which the reach, relevance, and quality of human factors/ergonomics are greatly expanded by enriching the science and enhancing its impact on solving societal problems by embracing outward-facing collaborations."

The Society furthers serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether people serve as operators, maintainers, or users in the system. And, it advocates systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance.

Colorado School of Public Health, NIOSH

The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is pleased to host the fourth international Understanding Small Enterprise (USE) Conference in Denver, Colorado on October 25–27, 2017.

Engagement. Happiness. Productivity. There are many ways small enterprises benefit from creating safer and healthier workplaces. That’s why small businesses, researchers, students, and public health professionals from around the globe will come together at USE 2017 to understand the unique needs of small businesses and share strategies for cultivating healthy work environments. With presentations on the latest research in workplace health and safety, networking opportunities, and in-depth trainings on bringing safety and wellness to work, attendees will gain valuable training and lasting connections at this event.

November 2017