26th Annual ASQ Audit Division Conference
Dallas, Texas

InterContinental Hotel | icdallas.com

Blueprint for a Successful Audit Program:
Acknowledge the Past – Embrace the Present – Prepare for the Future

Participating Divisions of ASQ

 
 

U.S. TAG to ISO PC 302 (ISO 19011) Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 for a meeting of the newly created U.S. TAG to ISO PC 302 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems (ISO 19011) hosted by Jennifer Admussen, ASQ Standards Manager and international PC 302 Secretary. (Preregistration required. Cutoff date is 9/30/2017)

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Call for Papers and Tutorials
Pre-conference: October 9 – 11, 2017
Conference: October 12 – 13, 2017

Responses are due May 30, 2017
Please download the Call for Papers by clicking

>>> 2017 ASQ Audit Conference Call for Papers <<<


Conference Overview

Successful audit programs do not happen overnight and certainly do not happen without thoughtful planning and execution. In order to develop a successful audit program you need a “Blueprint” for the future.

Items to consider include:

•    Educating the audit team to inform and improve their work
•    Sensing emerging risks by using key risk indicators to uncover areas of exposure
•    Preparing management for risk assessments with key questions for discussion
•    Learning from the past by embracing lessons learned and not repeating failures
•    Applying acquired knowledge and expertise to the present
•    Staying abreast of new, emerging ideas, tools, and processes to prepare for the future

For the 2017 conference we are looking for presentations that provide interaction and active learning. Attendees should leave each session with tools they can use immediately, and for future audit planning. For the right presentation we will extend the normal 45 minute session to an hour or more. Areas of interest include:

•    Lessons learned from the past, positive and negative
•    Applying knowledge and expertise to the present
•    Preparing for the future by looking ahead

Pre-Conference Tutorials

We are also soliciting abstracts for one, two and three day pre-conference tutorials and workshops to be held on October 9-11, 2017 that are consistent with this year’s conference theme. Your proposal should be a maximum of two pages, and should demonstrate how the tutorial will benefit the attendees or target audience and enhance their auditing or related quality skills and knowledge. Printed brochures will not be considered.

[Please use the 2017 ASQ Audit Conference Call for Papers (“Technical Presentation and Panel Submission”) form to submit your session proposals.  Ensure you complete the form in its entirety.  If something is N/A; please put N/A.)] All accepted speakers will be notified by July 1, 2017.

Only one (1) complimentary conference registration will be awarded per session or tutorial. Each presenter will be responsible for their own hotel, transportation arrangements and expenses.


Schedule Overview (subject to change)

11, 12, and 13 October 2017 (subject to change)
Full and Half Day Pre-Conference Workshops, and Certification Preparation Classes (see Courses and Workshops for a list of sessions)
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
8:00a – 5:00p U.S. TAG to ISO PC 302 (ISO 19011) Meeting
(Preregistration required. Cutoff date is 10/7/2016)
1:00p – 5:00p Registration, Sponsor Gallery, and Bookstore Open
Thursday, 12 October 2017
7:00a – 8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00a – 5:00p Registration, Sponsor Gallery, and Bookstore
8:00a – 9:30a Opening Remarks and Keynote
9:45a – 11:30a Technical Sessions
12:00p – 1:30p Lunch, Announcements, and Entertainment
1:45p – 4:30p Technical Sessions
5:00p – 6:00p Audit Division Business Meeting (All Welcome)
6:30p – 10:00p Gala Reception
Friday, 13 October 2017
7:00a – 8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00a – 4:00p Registration, Sponsor Gallery, and Bookstore
8:00a – 9:30a Opening Remarks and Keynote
9:45a – 11:30a Technical Sessions
12:00p – 1:30p Lunch, Announcements, and Entertainment
1:45p – 4:30p Technical Sessions
Saturday, 14 October 2017 (subject to change)
8:00a: On-site ASQ Certification Exams