Share your experiences from virtual Annual

By Keith Albertson posted 10-28-2020 11:07:03 AM


This weekend, IISE members and presenters, professionals and students, will log on for our first virtual version of the IISE Annual Conference & Expo. There’s still time to sign up before Friday’s deadline. Just as with an in-person Annual Conference, you’ll find hundreds of presentations, speakers and panels discussing a myriad ISE topics and sharing ideas and innovation, plus a virtual Exhibit Hall with products and services from our partners. We’ll all be there and I’d like to know what you think of the speakers and content; if you visit a session you particularly liked or have any other comments, drop me a line on Connect or at and we may include it in our coverage in ISE magazine.


Of course, we were originally scheduled to gather in New Orleans, first in the spring and then under a Halloween full moon, which would have been fun. Since we can’t do so just yet, IISE member and New Orleans resident Casey Spansel shared some photos of the culture and beauty of her hometown, seen below. The good news is we still plan to be back in the Big Easy next year: The Applied Ergonomics Conference is scheduled for March 22-25, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. I’m sure Casey and her fellow NOLA residents will make sure there are plenty of beignets, jambalaya and jazz waiting for us then.

Annual_NOLA City Park
Hundred-year-old oak trees lined with Spanish moss are an iconic part of the
New Orleans landscape, and they are bountiful in City Park. (Photo by Casey Spansel)
Annual_NOLA Cafe du Monde
No trip to New Orleans is complete without beignets from the Café du Monde,
this from the newest location in New Orleans City Park. Don’t forget to grab a café au lait
to go with your beignets. (Photo by Casey Spansel)

NOLA City Park
New Orleans City Park. (Photo by Casey Spansel)
JAM Nola
“Do Whatcha Wanna” – an art installment at the new experiential pop-up at JAM Nola celebrates New Orleans art, music and food. They also have interactive installments where you can be a part of the fun. (Photo by Casey Spansel)