The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is committed to providing a safe 2021 environment at the annual meeting for attendees and staff. Our planning team closely monitors developments related to COVID-19 and the recommendations from both local and national health officials. While planning for our time together on-site in Baltimore will be fluid, we have outlined several measures that may be implemented this year.​
  • If government or hotel authorities require, face masks must be worn at all times while attending all meeting sessions and activities. 

  • Social distancing enforced as required and where possible.

  • To reduce the interpersonal handling of goods, tote bags and other conference swag may be eliminated.

  • Attendees must agree to annual meeting terms and conditions, abide by all posted safety guidelines, and release the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society from risks associated with attending the annual meeting.

In addition to HFES-specific measures, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfont Hotel may implement its own safety measures and procedures. HFES will work closely with the hotel to promote recommended best practices related to venue cleaning, food handling, and social distancing.

We are eager to host you in-person for our 65th International Annual Meeting and are committed to doing so safely. We will continue to keep you informed about our plans to ensure you feel welcome joining us with clear expectations for your 2021 Annual Meeting experience. Thank you for your support of HFES!