2023 ErgoX Symposium

The 9th ErgoX Symposium will be held immediately before the 67th Annual Meeting of HFES in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The symposium will take place Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. 

Featuring four educational tracks - Cybersecurity, Exoskeletons, Robotics, and Extended Reality, attendees will:

  • ​Gain the latest insights on procedures, tools, and approaches for on-the-job safety and wellness from world-class ergonomics and safety experts

  • Network with presenters, practitioners, and researchers

  • Make new strategic connections

  • Find solutions to pressing workplace ergonomics issues

  • Interact with exhibiting companies showcasing their products and services

This year, HFES is pleased to welcome back John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, as our Keynote Speaker. John Howard serves as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. For more information on our Opening Keynote Presentation, please visit our Meeting Program. Also, check out the 2023 Program Guide

First held in 2015 and over time formalizing into a user-centered design meeting in 2018, the ErgoX Symposium has demonstrated that a symbiotic approach to improving the design of technology and equipment is possible. With the goal to improve safe and effective technology user adoption, ErgoX offers a virtual and physical space to showcase the latest in technology evolution, research, and application and their intersection with human-system interaction and integration. 

As an annual activity designed to showcase and apply the latest ergonomics science to workplace health, safety, wellness, and injury-prevention issues across a variety of domains and settings, ErgoX aims to address the demand for safe and effective technology development found through multi-disciplinary and cross-market collaboration of cognitive and physical research and their resulting application to end user technology adoption.  

Created to deliver practical, usable, and evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by ergonomists, risk managers, and health and safety specialists, ErgoX brings together professionals from multiple segments to share their knowledge, experience, and goals.  ErgoX is a practical, solutions based event that offers unique opportunities for collaboration and guidance. 

Attendee Justififcation Kit


Christopher Reid
Exoskeleton Track Chair

The Boeing Company

Hongwei Hsiao
Robotics Track Chair
Texas A&M University

Prashanth Rajivan
Cybersecurity Track Chair
University of Washington
Brian Laughlin
Extended Reality Track Chair

Boeing Research & Technology

Registration Rates

Attendee Category  Regular Rate
Member (Full, Affiliate, Associate) $495
Early Career Member $275
Professional Nonmember $665
Student Member $100
Student Nonmember $125
Emeritus Member $125

Registration Rates - ErgoX & HFES Annual Meeting Combined

Attendee Category  Regular Rate
Member (Full, Affiliate, Associate) $1,025
Early Career Member $570
Professional Nonmember $1,295
Student Member $250
Student Nonmember $295
Emeritus Member $250

*Early Rate ends August 11, 2023

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