HFES thanks the following organizations for their generous support of the 2017 International Annual Meeting. 

                 Baron C. Summers


Student Career and Professional Development Day: "The Mentoring Game" Sponsor


Student Lounge SponsorTuesday – Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE's certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors, ergonomics, and user experience. For information about certification and its benefits, stop by our exhibit.

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal SponsorBose is committed to engineering products people truly love, so we obsess over the entire experience. We don't stop until we get every detail just right. With Bose, you feel more when you listen to music, you can do more when you need to focus. We help you be more of who you truly are.




PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – Café-ERGO, where form meets function in a contemporary, ergonomic coffee cup.

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorCore Human Factors helps companies see their products from their users' perspectives. Our services support decisions throughout the design lifecycle, from initial concept through post-market remediation. Our niche is regulatory compliance and liability control for high-risk products such as medical and drug-delivery devices. We conduct studies around the world and maintain three in-house testing suites.



PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) at DePaul University is dedicated to providing students an innovative edge in today’s computing, design, and cinema fields. CDM offers 16 undergraduate, 25 graduate, and 2 PhD programs across three schools: the School of Cinematic Arts, the School of Computing, and the School of Design.


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Founded in 1991, Design Science was one of the first consultancies to focus on the person/product interface. We have deep roots in those product categories where usability is mission critical—particularly medical devices, but also other products that are tools: commercial, industrial, or consumer. We are retained by the world's leading companies to assure that their products fit user needs. We conduct rigorous research and design user interfaces to optimize usability, safety, and customer appeal of products.



UX Day Sponsor: Pecha Kucha Style session, Student Lounge, and Leadership Development Workshop

                   Haydee Cuevas


Student Career and Professional Development Day: "The Mentoring Game" Sponsor


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorHealthcare Safety Strategies, LLC is a human factors consulting firm dedicated to solving patient and caregiver safety challenges through a sociotechnical analysis of the healthcare system and facilitated solution development.


Health Care Technical Group (HGTC)


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor

  HFES Council of Technical Groups

Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award Sponsor




PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior Sponsor – Innovation Monkey helps companies to capture strategic ideas in an actionable format through innovation workshops. Workshops produce completed invention disclosures, which can be used to evaluate employees’ ideas.  Innovation workshops take place over 1 or 2 days.  Completed invention disclosures can be used as the basis of patent applications or to drive additional feature work.


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior Sponsor


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior SponsorLoring Human Factors, LLC is a consultancy helping clients design seamless, safe, and successful user experiences through the application of human factors engineering. Services include user research, user interface design, usability testing, training and workshops, and medical device regulatory advice.

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer's®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington, and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work, and play.

Product Design Technical Group


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor


Marc Resnick Best Paper Competition | UX Day Mentor-Mentee Lunch SponsorState Farm is a Fortune 50 insurance and financial services company whose mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. With 65,000 employees and 18,000 agents, State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S.


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorUsability Associates is a human factors consulting firm specializing in requirements definition, design, testing, and installation for product development. The firm was founded in 1998 by Stanley Caplan.

HCTG/PDTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorUserWorks is a Washington, DC, area corporation that has provided user experience design, usability engineering, and human factors research consulting services since 1989. Clients have included over 200 organizations spanning the government, nonprofit, and private sectors. Services include requirements definition, interaction design, user research including usability testing, accessibility analyses, human performance R&D, and participant recruiting.

           Waldemar Karwowski

Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award Sponsor


HCTG/PDTG Networking Reception Principal SponsorZOLL LifeVest is a medical device company that makes LifeVest, a wearable automatic defibrillator that protects and treats patients at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). The LifeVest continuously monitors the patient's heart and, if a life-threatening heart rhythm is detected, the device delivers a treatment shock to restore normal heart rhythm. ZOLL LifeVest is located in Pittsburgh, PA, and a division of ZOLL Medical, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, which develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that helps advance emergency care and saves lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies.

        Two Anonymous Donors


Student Career and Professional Development Day: "The Mentoring Game" Sponsor



The Aerospace Medical Association is the largest, most-representative professional organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance. Founded in 1929, the Association is a scientific forum providing a setting for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight.


Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE's certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors, ergonomics, and user experience. For information about certification and its benefits, stop by our exhibit at tabletop 3.

CRC Press is a leading publisher of Ergonomics and Human Factors technical books. Review new and bestselling books, and receive special conference discounts. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business. Talk to us about being a CRC Press author! For more information, visit www.crcpress.com.


Commencing its publishing activities in 1987, IOS Press serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide. IOS Press now publishes more than 100 international journals and approximately 75 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences. Headquartered in Amsterdam with satellite offices in the USA, Germany, and China, IOS Press continues its rapid growth, embracing new technologies for the timely dissemination of information. All journals and books are available electronically.


The Office Ergonomics Research Committee has been funding development of the science and art of computer-work related ergonomics since 1991. We invite you to join us as a dues-paying member, or to share your research ideas with us.


Pacific Science & Engineering Group specializes in human factors engineering, ergonomics, and human systems integration for complex military and commercial systems. Working collaboratively with users, customers, and system engineers, we employ state of the art processes, tools, and products to develop user-centered designs, conduct applied research, develop models and simulations, assess usability, and conduct evaluations.