Humantech Summit 2019

Ergonomics done right.® | 5th Annual Humantech Summit

October 3, 2019 | Chicago, USA

We are excited to announce that our 5th Annual Humantech Summit will have a new venue this fall, at the historic Merchandise Mart building in downtown Chicago. It will follow VelocityEHS’ Accelerate 2019 User Conference, taking place at the same venue. Humantech is now part of the VelocityEHS family, which means you are too. So we hope you'll consider joining us for both.

Accelerate 2019 includes two action-packed days of EHS sessions, case studies, and networking events on October 1-2. The Humantech Summit will follow, with a kick-off dinner and guest speaker on the evening of October 2nd and a full meeting agenda on October 3rd.

User Summit Pic

Best Practices Discussions

Summit Presentation

Sneak Peeks of Future Features

User Feedback Sessions

User Feedback Sessions

Networking Opportunities

Networking Lunch & Dinner


Please note that the Humantech Summit is an invitation-only event, with no registration fee. You take care of your travel and hotel, and we'll take care of the rest. However, space is limited. Questions may be directed to Lauren Caris or (734) 663-6707. We are expecting to fill up early. To ensure your spot, please register by September 16th.

Make the most of your time in Chicago by coming early for Accelerate 2019, the VelocityEHS User Conference taking place October 1-2, in the same location. Ergonomics will be integrated within the Accelerate 2019 agenda too. So we hope you can join us for one or all three days. (Please Note: there is a registration fee for Accelerate 2019). Learn more here.


Register Today

Let us know as soon as you can if you can make it. When you register, you'll have the option of signing up for the Humantech Summit only, or joining us for the full three days.

Once you've registered, don't forget to book your room.

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"It was the most informative and motivating event that I attended this year."
— Debora Menigoz, S&C Electric

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"It was the perfect environment to learn about best practices and to facilitate our journey to achieving ergonomics excellence."
— Raymond Higgs, ZF Group

"Well worth the time...an opportunity to have a part in shaping future development."

— Michele Youngdale, First Solar

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Humantech Summit 2019 Agenda

This year's Summit will include a mix of presentations and networking sessions. You'll discover how your peers are using Humantech ergonomics software to improve their organizations and be the first to learn about exciting updates to our industry-leading products and services.

Oct 2 Calendar

October 2, 2019

Please make sure to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, so you can join us for a delicious networking dinner and enjoy our highly-rated guest speaker.

6:30 pm

Welcome Dinner & Speaker

The GageSummit Venue
Theodore Ascher Room
24 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL      

Located steps from Millennium Park, along Chicago’s Cultural Mile, The Gage serves refined, rustic fare, blending European influence with American style.

Guest Speaker Joseph Allen, D.Sc., CIH

Dr. Allen, Summit PresenterDr. Allen is an assistant professor of exposure assessment sciences and the director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The program aims to understand how buildings impact the people inside them. His work has been featured widely in the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, Time, NPR, Newsweek, Washington Post, and Fortune.

Oct 3 Calendar

October 3, 2019

The day's events will be held in the Chicago Theatre on the 19th floor of the historic Merchandise Mart located at 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, 60654.

7:30 am

Breakfast at the Mart

Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served in the Chicago Theatre.

8:00 am

Kick-Off and Introductions

8:30 am

Advanced Tool Panel Discussion

The directors of the technology, product, and implementation teams, along with an experienced client, will lead a discussion on the Advanced Tool with motion-capture technology and future enhancements.

9:45 am

Refreshment Break

10:00 am

Research Highlights

Director of Research, Blake McGowan, will share updates on research from the field and its influence on Humantech software applications.

10:45 am

Refreshment Break

11:00 am

Guest Presentation: Next Generation Soft Exosuits to Improve Human Performance and Mitigate Risk of Injury

Ignacio Galiana, PhD, Staff Engineer and Program Manager for Soft Wearable Robotic Programs at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Occupational back pain is the leading cause of injury, accounting for roughly oneIgnacio Galiana, PhD, Summit Presenter third of all musculoskeletal injuries. Discussions within a variety of industries have highlighted specific challenges workers face, such as lifting in awkward postures, repetitive tasks, and bending for prolonged periods of time.

Soft exosuits are lightweight, textile-based systems that feel and move like clothing but are designed to measure human motion and offload strain during physically strenuous tasks. They assist when needed (e.g. lifting, holding a static posture) and can be “transparent” at other times, meaning a wearer won’t feel restricted during non-lifting activities such as walking, driving a truck, or taking a break.

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm

Customer Success and the Client Journey

The customer success team and a featured client will highlight their journey using the Humantech industrial ergonomics software.

1:45 pm

Refreshment Break

2:00 pm

Product Updates

Director of Product, Carol Heffernan, will highlight recently-released features as well as development work on the product roadmap.

2:30 pm

Best Practices (Break-Out Session)

Experts will lead clients through a working session focused on sharing best practices for using the Humantech ergonomics software solutions.

4:00 pm

Closing/Social Hour

5:00 pm

Event Concludes

Humantech Summit 2019 Hotel

To help make your visit memorable, VelocityEHS is partnering with
the Hyatt Regency Chicago, one of Chi-Town's premier hotels.


Located at 151 E. Wacker Drive, the hotel is a short walk from the Merchandise Mart. Experience one of the City's most popular and newest attractions, the Riverwalk, an uninterrupted walkway alongside the Chicago river that will take you between the Hyatt and the Mart, providing unforgettable views along the way.

The Hyatt Regency is also perfectly located in the heart of the city, steps away from Michigan Ave, Millennium Park, Museums, and Navy Pier -- plus hundreds of restaurants and other points of interest.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60601
Tel: +1 312 565 1234 | Fax: +1 312 239 4795

Things to Do

Waiting for you in Chicago are a collection of world-class experiences that are second to none.
Come early or stay later to make the most of your time here.
For ideas on things to do and places to eat - click here.

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