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Just as I was getting ready for my trip to Los Angeles for the HFES Annual Meeting (which I am sure you all were doing as well!!), I received this in my Harvard Business Review. The article is chock full of advice on how to get the most from your conference networking.
Between registration fees and travel expenses, conferences are often pricey. We all want to get our money’s worth out of them, and networking is one of the biggest payoffs. But instead of swarming the buffet line and throwing out workplace versions of hackneyed pick-up lines, you can use these strategies to get to know people on your own terms.
As most of you probably already know, the EID site is part of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s family of services. We strive to cover as many dimensions of HF/E as we can in our limited space and time. That is one of the reasons we had our open forum day and we will do that again. It is also why we point out great HFES events such as UX Day. Today we are happy share another one of these great events, the ERGO-X Conference (link to https://www.hfes.org/Web/HFESMeetings/ergoX.html).
At ErgoX, world-class leaders in the ergonomics field will translate the latest scientific findings and best practices into effective information, procedures, tools, and approaches you can use to improve your work safety and wellness outcomes – all in a unique, user-friendly, and intimate setting.