Preview of The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (NECE)
Professionals looking for new ways to reduce workplace-related injuries, improve productivity and grow their bottom line can head to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, December 2-5 for The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (NECE). Workers in industrial, office and healthcare environments can discover new products, ideas, services and relationships that they can put to use when they return home from the conference.
NECE attendees looking to start an ergonomics program can learn how to do it right the first time and avoid making costly mistakes. Those with existing ergo programs can learn how to give their programs a tune up and keep their workforces running smoothly.
NECE’s 2007 conference had over 1,600 attendees representing all 50 states and over a dozen foreign countries. This year’s conference will feature nearly 90 educational offerings; thousands of new products to see, touch and compare; and hours of networking opportunities built into the program.
Diverse learning opportunities
Topics to be addressed at the 2008 NECE include:
- Program Management, Leadership, and ROI
- Office & Call Center Ergonomics
- Industrial Ergonomics & Material Handling
- Healthcare & Lab Ergonomics
- The Aging Workforce
- Ergonomics & Sustainability
- Workplace Design & Ergonomics
- Service, Field Work, and Ergonomics
- Behavior-Based Ergonomics Strategies
- and much, much more
- The Conference Compendium – Event guide containing notes, slides and handouts from every workshop and session offered at the NECE.
- Official NECE Certificate of Attendance – To document continuing education and apply for credits with professional associations.
- Admission to Ergonomics Expo – Test drive thousands of products and services designed to maximize safety and productivity.
- Admission to the Annual State of the Industry and Keynote Addresses.
- Admission to Networking Receptions at the Exposition – Make new industry contacts, visit the exhibits, or simply enjoy the refreshments.
- The NECE Tote Bag – A great place to store notes and product and service literature.
- Vote! in the NECE Attendees Choice Awards Program – Each year three exhibitors’ products are awarded the distinction of “product or service most likely to increase productivity and reduce injuries in the workplace.”
Attendees can apply for continuing education and certification maintenance points from the ABIH, BCSP, AAOHN and other organizations. They can also take the BCPE exam at Caesars Palace on December 1, the day before the NECE begins. For more information visit www.bcpe.org, call 360-671-7601, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel and travel discounts
All NECE attendees will receive a discounted rate of $149/night at Caesars Palace. Call (800) 634-6661 or (702) 731-7222 and mention the Ergonomics Conference or Code SCCE08 to receive the special room rate. Continental Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue and Avis Car Rentals are offering discounted rates for NECE attendees. Certain restrictions may apply. For more information, visit the Ergo Expo Web site at http://ergoexpo.com/NECE/hotel_info.asp.
How to register
Register online at http://ergoexpo.com/NECE/registration_info.asp. Or contact the Registration Department at (212) 370-5005 or email BWilliams@ergoexpo.com. Register a group of three or more and save 10% each.