Dear Members of the Global IEA Human Factors and Ergonomics Community,
Greetings from IEA in this year of unexpected events and challenges. The IEA Officers and Executive Committee Members hope that you, your families, and your members are staying safe and healthy.
The IEA Member Societies met the challenges of 2020 and responded with courage and creativity. Please check https://iea.cc/blog/ and https://iea.cc/iea-societies-respond-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ to read about how societies supported their members, regions, institutions, and governments to deal with the negative impacts of COVID19. These pages also contain resources for you – for example, Japan Human Factors and Ergonomics Society created a set of 7 tips for working and learning from home, and is making their template available for translation and publication by all IEA Societies.
2020 IEA Council Meeting
Please mark your calendar for a virtual IEA Council meeting – 20 October 2020.
Regretfully — because of the uncertainty of travel restrictions during the COVID19 pandemic–we will not be able to have an on-site Council meeting this year. However, according to IEA Bylaws and Swiss regulations, we are required to hold an annual Council meeting. So we are making plans to hold a shortened virtual meeting using conferencing software. This will enable us to inform you about Executive Committee activities and to conduct any necessary voting or other business. Of course it is not the best way for us to meet with each other – no Council dinner and no wonderful special events 😢 – but it is a temporary solution. More details will be sent to you later. Please make sure that we have the correct contact information for your IEA Representatives so they will receive all of the reports and other documents. The current contact information for your society can be accessed at: https://iea.cc/member-societies-networks/federated-societies/
Please take a look and let us know if the contact information is correct and whether you have any other changes or updates to your information. Send updates to Lynn Strother at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Proposals to host IEA2027
We are accepting proposals to host IEA2027, the IEA Triennial Congress. Please contact Lynn Strother, email@example.com, for information and the proposal application.
The due date for the IEA/Kingfar award and the IEA/Tsinghua award has been postponed to the year end – 31 December 31 2020. We have not received many applications for these awards – most probably because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards are open to all. Please pass the information to your members.
Please check the iea.cc website to see more about our activities. We have many ongoing projects and are continuing and strengthening alliances with our own family societies and with external partners. We look forward to continued collaboration with you!
Warm wishes for your health and safety,
The IEA Officers
Kathleen Mosier, President
Sara Albolino, Vice President and Secretary General
Jose Orlando Gomes, Vice President and Treasurer
HUMAN FACTORS/ERGONOMICS FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR EVERYONE
Human Factors/Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements.
It is the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.
IEA TRIENNIAL CONGRESS
13-18 June 2021
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jeju Island, Jeju, South Korea