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5 reasons to come to HFESA2019
- Take a deep dive into system design, technology, complexity and the human interface with peers from diverse disciplines
- Share your knowledge and learn about leading-edge strategies that may apply in your industry
- Gain an understanding of complex systems and how to operate within them
- Experience facilitation methods applicable to complex systems
- Network with leading researchers, influencers and peers in the nation’s capital.
The role and influence of ergonomics and human factors practitioners is changing. Do we have the necessary understanding of the issues to take an active part going forward?
This year’s HFESA conference scientific program will be different to previous years. It will be more intense, and challenges us to focus us on a major issue facing the world today – the future of human work. The conference is designed in a stimulating and participative program to harness the ideas, experience and skills of participants.
The conference program aims to help participants gain greater confidence in tackling some of the more complex challenges that technology brings.
We have engaged leading presenters, practitioners and researchers in three areas – design; government and community; and resilience. They are currently involved in planning and researching future work design and how best to integrate new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmentation and automation with humans.
HFESA Pre-conference Research Symposium
On Sunday 24 November from 1 pm - 5 pm, we will host an afternoon research symposium, chaired by Professor Paul Salmon from the University of the Sunshine Coast. You will hear the latest on ‘Being Human and Beyond – designing the Future” from early career HFE specialists as well as established researchers.
Conference registration includes attendance at the symposium.
Day 1 - The Future of Work
Monday is structured as a ‘Tricopticon’ (short presentations, group discussions at three levels and feedback sessions). More about the Tricopticon method here.
The presenters will be imparting their knowledge and experiences and asking questions:
- What will work look like in 2030 and beyond?
- What challenges and benefits will there be for those designing work and those in the workforce?
- What information do we need now and how do we obtain it?
- What further knowledge and skills do ergonomists and others require designing work of the future?
There will be a wrap up at the end of the day with a summary of the discussion including practical strategies for ergonomics and human factors professionals to improve their practice in complex systems.
Day 2 – Keynotes, workshops and panels “Synthesing Our Future”
Tuesday will start with our keynote Professor Frank Vetere who will deliver the Ron Cumming Memorial Keynote paper.
The participants will have a choice of sessions and workshops providing frameworks and practical strategies as practitioners (including Work Design, Systems models; Skills for Complex Human Systems; and Practice and Technology for early careers).
Each session will develop the theme of the ‘being human and beyond’ and designing for the future. Our closing session will be a synthesis of the knowledge that emerged during the conference so make sure to stay until the end.
Mike Weeks from Frontline Mind is one of our speakers on Monday.
On Wednesday following the conference, Mike is hosting a workshop “Resilience and performance in a tech focused world”.
Find out more about Mike Weeks’ workshop here. To register, go to frontlinemind.com/events
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Be there, the future needs you.