National Ergonomics Conference Call for Presentations

2024 Call for Presentations is now open. Learn more and submit your proposal today.

Application closes March 15.

Program Information & Proposal Requirements

In an era where change is the only constant, the importance of sharing insights, innovations, and best practices within the Ergonomics community has never been greater. National Ergo & ErgoExpo remains committed to fostering this vital exchange, adapting to the needs of the times while offering a platform for thought leaders, practitioners, and innovators to connect and grow.

We are thrilled to announce the return of National Ergo to Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, from October 15-17, 2024. This gathering is more than an event; it's a beacon for progress, a call to action for those at the forefront of ergonomic practice and research. Join us as we shape the future of ergonomics, together.

Your expertise and experiences are the lifeblood of this community. We invite you to share your research, case studies, and insights as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of our ever-changing world. Let's inspire and be inspired, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in ergonomics.

National Ergo is proud to continue to offer thought-provoking ideas and tangible tools and strategies to help ergonomic and safety professionals improve productivity, product quality and profitability while reducing workplace injuries.

Attendees include professionals interested in building a safer and more productive workplace such as:

  • Corporate Executives & Officers
  • Ergonomists
  • Safety Managers/Engineers
  • Ergonomics & Safety Team Members
  • Facilities Designers & Managers
  • RTW & Workers’ Comp Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Industrial Engineers/Hygienists
  • Insurance & Risk Professionals
  • Occupational Health Professionals
  • Safe Patient Handling/Lift Team Managers
  • Physical & Occupational Therapists
  • Product Designers
  • Risk Managers

We are looking for proposals from speakers interested in presenting at the 30th National Ergo and ErgoExpo. Proposed topics should be of an educational nature. Proposals including new research, case studies with proven results, advanced level knowledge and innovative subject matter are encouraged. All sessions must include specific strategies for attendees.

What You Need to Know

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Please take the time to read through and download National Ergo and ErgoExpo 2024 RFP proposal requirements and useful suggestions for crafting a dynamic proposal.


Important Deadlines

  • RFP Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Final Selection Notification: April 15, 2024

If you have any questions or problems submitting this form, email [email protected].

2024 Educational Program Tracks

We’ve aligned our session tracks to reflect the scope of the complex issues facing the ergonomics industry now and moving forward. We seek presentations and presenters that will help attendees address the issues and trends they face across these categories.

Program Management
OSHA and other compliance issues; success stories - reducing workers’ comp costs, return on investment (ROI), budget management, gaining management/employee buy-in, employee engagement, multiple site and global programs, metrics and benchmarking, communications and team-building, 24/7 operations and shift work, lean and Six Sigma for process optimization, green ergonomics and LEED.

Office Ergonomics
Office and call center design, computer workstation set up, ergonomic seating, office furniture and computer peripheral design, telecommuting/mobile workforce needs, accommodating a diverse workforce, agile working strategies. Open plan office, RTW, employee accommodations.

Advances in Ergonomics Technologies
Exoskeleton design, evaluation, and implementation, AI/Computer vision technology assisted workplace measurement and analysis, wearable technology implementation and evaluation, online and mobile applications that streamline ergonomics processes.

Industrial Ergonomics & Safety
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (lower extremity risk, upper extremity risk), manual material handling, workstation and equipment design, hand tool selection and use, sitting and standing work, fatigue, shift work, occupational vibration - measurement & risk, personal protective equipment, slip and fall prevention, job & task training, incident investigation and return to work strategies.

Healthcare Ergonomics, Aging & Wellness
Special populations and emerging issues including the aging population, multigenerational workforces, obesity, and increased population diversity – specific accommodations and workplace design considerations including telehealth and tele-ergonomics. Lab topic focuses on technology, medical error reduction, pharmaceutical and lab ergonomics, patient-centric and caregiver-centric design, and safe patient handling.

Reviewers will evaluate all proposals based on overall quality, relevance to the industry, defined focus within the educational track structure, practical applications of material for attendees, timeliness of the topic, and speakers’ qualifications.
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National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo is presented by Risk & Insurance®, which covers the people, stories and risks that embody the essential functions of risk management and commercial insurance. R&I is an affiliate of The Institutes.

The National Ergonomics Conference is dedicated to bringing the ergonomics community together to share challenges and opportunities, and the latest solutions and innovations. Our mission is to provide a platform for industry leaders and executives to collaborate and build the solutions that will drive the ergonomics industry forward.