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HFES 2012 Annual Meeting: Registration Now Open!
Thursday, April 19, 2012

HFES invites you to register to attend the 56th Annual Meeting, to be held October 22-26, 2012, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Visit the Registration Information page for complete registration details, including accommodations, technical tours, workshops, and more.

The HFES room block at the Westin Boston Waterfront is now completely sold out. Accommodations have opened up at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, so book your room today. The special group rate of $259/night single or double occupancy is available until SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 or until the block is sold out. Rooms for students have been blocked at a nearby hotel. For details about student housing, contact Member Services (, 310/394-1811).

Not a member? Register as a nonmember for the full week and receive a complimentary membership through December 31, 2013 (Not applicable for student registrants.) Membership includes online-only subscriptions to five periodicals, complimentary access to monthly webinars, and discounts on other HFES publications and services. To view the complete list of membership benefits, visit

View the online preliminary program to find sessions and papers of interest to you. Browse the program by clicking "Browse." To create a personalized schedule of papers and sessions, set up a username and login by clicking "New User." Search the program by keyword in title or abstract, day of the week, technical group, or author name. (The mobile meeting app will be available shortly before the meeting.)

The registration brochure has been mailed to all members, and you can also download the brochure (.pdf) from the meeting registration page noted above.

If you're planning to interview candidates for available positions, go to the Onsite Career Center page. Interview booths and tables can be reserved using the form that can be found on the Career Center Web page.

For more information, contact HFES Communications Director Lois Smith (, 310/394-1811).
We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world's largest nonprofit individual-member, multidisciplinary scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,600 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. Watch science news stories about other HF/E topics at the HFES Web site. “Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering”

Plan to attend the HFES 56th Annual Meeting, October 22-26:

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