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25th Annual ASQ
Audit Division Conference

Memphis, Tennessee

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New Horizons in Auditing:

Controlling Risk to Improve
Performance, Processes, and Systems

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Participating Divisions of ASQ

Biomedical DesignAndConstruction
EnergyAndEnvironmental FoodDrugAndCosmetics
Software Statistics

Win a $200 Visa Gift Card at the Audit Conference!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ASQ Audit Division Conference. In order to celebrate and give back to our many attendees from all over the world and from several ASQ divisions and sections, we are holding a special event for conference attendees.

From now until October, we will be emailing messages that will contain a riddle or question. You can find the answer by visiting our conference website at http://www.asqauditconference.org/. Everyone that answers all of the questions correctly will be added to our famous fishbowl.

During the conference we will draw from the fishbowl and award a $200 Visa gift card to the winner!

When you find the answer on our website, email Nancy and send the question you are answering and your answer. You must be present at the conference to win.

There will be 2 more email messages in August, 2 in September and 1 in October, so make sure you pay attention to emails from the Audit Division!


Conference Overview

Technological innovation matched with innovative auditing approaches and techniques, significant changes in evolving standards, new foundations and new synergies between disciplines–all present New Horizons for the quality professional of the 21st century.

With these new horizons, come new challenges and opportunities for auditing. This conference focuses on the auditor’s role in identifying quality issues to improve performance, processes and systems, and controlling risk specific to new horizons in auditing.

  • Innovation and auditing new technological advances
  • Changing Standards (e.g. ISO 9001:2015)
  • New foundations in Quality and the tools that go with them: applying current Quality tools to new domains; applying new Quality tools to new and existing domains
  • Synergies and Serendipities: merging existing strategies, tools and techniques to create and discover something new and powerful

Courses/Workshops

One, two and three day pre-conference courses and workshops will be conducted on October 17, 18 & 19, 2016. These great pre-conference events will enhance your auditing, and other quality-related skills and knowledge. Courses and workshops are special offerings and not included in the conference fee.

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

Join us on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 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 10/7/2016)

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Schedule Overview (subject to change)

17, 18, and 19 October 2016 (subject to change)
Full and Half Day Pre-Conference Workshops, and Certification Preparation Classes (see Courses and Workshops for a list of sessions)
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
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 Opens Sponsor Gallery Bookstore Opens
Thursday, 20 October 2016
7:00a – 8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00a – 5:00p Registration Sponsor Gallery 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 Duck March
6:30p – 10:00p Gala Reception
Friday, 21 October 2016
7:00a – 8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00a – 4:00p Registration Sponsor Gallery 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 Business Meeting
Saturday, 22 October 2016 (subject to change)
8:00a: On-site ASQ Certification Exams