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Ergonomics & Human Factors is the annual international conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. The event starts at lunchtime on Monday and finishes at lunchtime on Thursday.

Keynote speaker

sidney_dekker_150 sqOur keynote speaker is Sidney Dekker. Sidney has won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety and is a best-selling author.

A powerful and provocative speaker, Sidney has addressed audiences from a variety of domains across the world. Aviation, healthcare, nuclear power, oil & gas, process control, finance, the military — all have found that you might not agree with him, but that you cannot ignore him.

Plenary speakers

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The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave added to the programme

Sir Charles Haddon-Cave 150We are delighted to announce that The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave will be speaking at the conference on Wednesday April 15th. Sir Charles led the enquiry into the RAF Nimrod disaster of 2006 which found failings in safety processes of a catastrophic nature, leading to the loss of the aircraft. Nimrod XV230 caught fire and crashed whilst on a mission over Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He is a prestigious, renowned speaker who will deliver a captivating, thought provoking presentation from which valuable lessons can be learned.

*Individual Package available for the Sir Charles Haddon-Cave presentation plus lunch for only £79+VAT* Please note that it is included in the Gold Package and the Wednesday only option


Learn from leading ergonomists and human factors specialists as they share their knowledge with you in over 60 presentations from sectors including healthcare, transport, occupational ergonomics, manufacturing and many more. You can learn so much from speakers in a different sector to you by introducing their methods into your own work.

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Build up your CPD

Listening to presentations, taking part in workshops and reading papers in the proceedings can all be listed as individual CPD records.

Don’t forget that amassing CPD can help you to gain your status as a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF).


Discuss your ideas in 9 interactive workshops or with fellow delegates who are keen to share their work. Learning how somebody else approaches their tasks can give you a whole new perspective on the discipline. Delegates often tell us that they leave the conference with a fresh sense of purpose, full of new ideas and inspiration!


The event traditionally has a vibrant social scene, with pool and golf competitions on the Monday night, and the ever-popular quiz on the Tuesday night.

Alternatively you can simply relax by using the hotel facilities such as the swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

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