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56th Annual Meeting of the
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
October 22-26, 2012

Register Today for the 56th Annual Meeting!

We look forward to seeing you in Boston. Below are links to view details about online registration, membership renewal, events and tours, and more.

Registration Information

  • Online registration is open! Full-week registrations include the Gala Opening Reception, Opening Plenary Session (including the keynote address), and access to technical sessions and the Exhibit Hall. (Workshop-only registrants may attend the Gala Opening Reception with purchase of a ticket.) Registration refunds will be made only for written requests received by 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on October 1, 2012 (less a processing fee).

  • Rooms are no longer available at the Westin Boston Waterfront or at the Marriott Long Wharf. However, rooms at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel are now available at the special group rate of $259/night single or double occupancy (only double rooms are available and the hotel requires a full non-refundable pre-payment at the time the reservation is made). This rate is available until OCTOBER 19, 2012 or until the block is sold out. All government-rate rooms have sold out. The Hyatt Harborside is convenient to water-taxi transportation to our headquarters hotel, the Weston Boston Waterfront. The Hyatt also has complimentary airport shuttle service.

  • Complimentary shuttle service from the Hampton Inn to the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel is available each morning and each evening. Shuttle service hours can be found here.
  • Download the Registration Information brochure.

  • The printable registration form can be used to register via mail or fax.
  • Read about this year's lineup of Technical Tours.

  • Hands-on Workshops offer a wide range of topics in half-day and full-day sessions on Monday, October 22. UPDATE: Please note that workshops WK2, WK7, and WK9 have been cancelled.

  • View registration fees at a glance.

  • View the technical program on the online program/itinerary site.

  • Check back to access a .pdf of the HFES 2012 Annual Meeting Program.

  • Stay tuned for details about the mobile meeting app for iPhone/iPad, Android, and mobile-ready devices.

Traveling to the United States? As of January 2010, international travelers to the U.S. from the 35 Visa Waiver Program countries must register in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) online database at before entering the U.S. by air or sea.

Attention Members!


  • Your full-week nonmember registration entitles you to complimentary HFES membership through December 31, 2013. (Does not apply to students or those who have been members in the past.) See the Registration Information brochure, page 3, for details.

  • If you currently belong to an International Ergonomics Association-federated society, you are entitled to the HFES member rates listed on the Registration Form.

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