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Networking Opportunities

Networking events are the social connections of the conference. According to Harvard Business School, 65 percent to 85 percent of all jobs are filled because someone knows someone else. The activities of the AEC Networking Committee provide opportunities for attendees to have some fun, catch up with fellow attendees, and meet new contacts in the industry.

There are three main activities planned each year by the Networking Committee:

  • The First Timer's Orientation assists conference attendees in navigating the conference program and activities to make the best of their time at the meeting. While it's geared toward those new to the conference, it is open to all attendees.
  • Now in its fourth year, the Ergo Quiz Bowl is rapidly growing in popularity. The ultimate ergo challenge, teams compete in their knowledge of ergonomic facts, fiction and folklore in this fast-paced quiz game. Open to all attendees to participate or attend, this event draws large crowds and includes two to three rounds held over the course of two conference days.  The ErgoPrize® will be presented to the winning team at the conclusion of the finals on Wednesday, March 29.
  • The Networking Event is the culmination of the Networking Committee's efforts to bring conference attendees together. Each year, we create an opportunity for attendees to gather in a relaxed atmosphere of sharing and networking. Now in its sixth year, this event has been growing in popularity.  See details below regarding the AEC Networking Event.

Ergo Speed Networking
Tuesday, March 28 – Immediately following the afternoon sessions

One of the greatest perks of AEC is having the opportunity to network with some of the best ergo minds in the business.
Speed networking is a way to increase your opportunities to quickly create business contacts that can help you with your program. This year, the AEC Committee is introducing a new and exciting opportunity for interaction between AEC attendees and some of the top universities and companies in the ergo world. In a fast, round-robin style interaction, you will meet representatives from numerous organizations that will broaden your connections, increase your exposure, and cultivate new partnerships with top-notch individuals and organizations. Come join us for refreshments and a great time networking like you’ve never experienced!
A drawing for a Disney Park ticket will be held immediately following the event. You must be present to win.

AEC Senior Quiz Bowl
Tuesday, March 28 – Immediately following the Ergo Speed Networking

Participants will answer questions related to past AEC conferences over the last 20 years as well as questions related to ergonomics over this time. Participants should be seasoned AEC attendees – attending for 10 or more years. Sign up as a participant on the conference registration form or just come, watch, and have some fun! This event will take place shortly after the Ergo Speed Networking. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.
A drawing for a Disney Park ticket will be held immediately following the event. You must be present to win.