2019 World Conference – Volunteers Wanted

The ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) is coming to Ft Worth next year. After years of seeking it, we got a surprise in Dec 2017 with the announcement Fort Worth would be the Host City. WE ARE EXCITED!

We have formed a Core Site Committee of members from both Ft Worth and Dallas Sections. This team attended the Seattle WCQI in May, met in June to discuss our approach, and are now ready to take the names of members who want to volunteer to staff it.

Volunteer Role/s include:

  • 8 total hours of volunteer time (single / multiple days)
  • Monitor Session Presentation Rooms – room administration
  • Information Tables – conference and Ft Worth City opportunities
  • General Help – background support of the attendees / conference

It will be held at the Ft Worth Convention Center and the Omni Hotel, Sat to Wed, May 18-22, 2019. Staffing include weekend jobs. Volunteers get complimentary entry to the 3-Day Conference (a $1000+ value).

To register your interest in being a volunteer, we are accepting member names. This is not yet a firm commitment, as we will not know our actual staffing requirements until Feb 2019. A confirmation of availability will be sent to those signing up now at www.tinyurl.com/WCQI-2019-VOL.

Risk and Regulatory Compliance – 2018 Midwest FDC Conference

Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Don’t miss the 2018 Midwest FDC Conference

October 3, 2018 at Wojcik Conference Center – Harper College

Palatine, Illinois

Regulatory authorities have embraced science-based risk management.  As the supply chain becomes more complex, risk awareness and quality aspects in general become more important.
All countries involved in regulated industries should have quality processes for sourcing of materials, manufacturing, packaging, testing, storage, and distribution.  These quality processes provide rationale to understand risk, as well as to mitigate it through appropriate and robust controls.

Members:  $100  Non-Members:  $120

Cowtown Quality Roundup 2018


Registration is Open



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Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Radisson Hotel

Fort Worth North – Fossil Creek



Cost: $127 – a Great Value!

Includes: Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Afternoon Break


Memory Jogger, Door Prizes, CA$H Lotteries

Sorry… no early bird or multi-person discounts are available.

We give equivalent back in the 2-3 Lotteries valued $50 to $250


Immediate payment by credit card is the default…

for alternative payment methods contact jbreckline@att.net


For more details in including program choices, see or download flyer below…



25th Annual Quality Audit Conference

Don’t miss out on attending the renowned Annual ASQ Audit Conference
in Memphis on October 20-21, 2016.

PeabodyJoin us for the 25th Annual Quality Audit Conference, sponsored by the ASQ Quality Audit Division at the world renowned Peabody Hotel, in Memphis Tennessee, the home of Elvis Presley.


New Horizons in Auditing:
Controlling Risk to Improve Performance, Processes, and Systems

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

The conference program includes four tracks for assisting auditors to help unlock their potential. These are:

  1. Innovation and auditing new technological advances
  2. Changing Standards (e.g. ISO 9001:2015)
  3. 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
  4. Synergies and Serendipities: merging existing strategies, tools and techniques to create and discover something new and powerful

Who Should Attend?

The 2016 Audit Conference is a great venue for learning and networking opportunities for auditors, audit program managers, quality managers, quality directors and individuals who have leadership responsibilities and are actively involved in the process of auditing and performance appraisal, and process improvement.

TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THESE “extraordinary” audit conference values

all included in the conference fee of $895:

  • SPECIAL “ASQ Audit Conference” Hotel Room Rate = $ 175 Per Night – Double Occupancy
  • Keynote Addresses presented by Leaders in the Quality Profession!
  • Free access to all PowerPoint Conference Presentations
  • Free Conference Commemorative Bag
  • Free Conference “LOGO” Cloisonné Pin and Other Goodies
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Mid-Morning & Mid Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Opportunities
  • Waited Lunches
  • Exceptional Thursday evening Conference Opening “Gala” Reception with extensive Hors d’ Oeuvres and food buffet with Carving Stations, great entertainment & Networking Opportunities
  • Distinctive Prize Raffles & Book Giveaway throughout the conference – Prizes Galore!!
  • Meet with the Audit Division officers, Division Management Committee & 2016 Conference Committee!
  • Networking Opportunities throughout the duration of the Conference!
  • Sponsor Gallery Highlighting Leading Profession Organizations as Conference Sponsors, Available For Networking and Product/Services Discussions!
  • Opportunities to Discuss Current Issues with Quality Authors, Professionals, and Specialists from Around the World!
  • Conference “Bookstore” with “Barnes & Noble” Atmosphere, Featuring Current Books On All Facets Of Quality, While Serving Exotic Coffee, Teas & Pastries, And Conference Rates on books and Audit Division LOGOWEAR.
  • Audit Division Annual Business Meeting



Culture of Quality + Quality Metrics = How Do You Measure Up?

Half-Day Professional Conference
8:00 AM –12:00 PM
Friday, September 9th, 2016
The Mary Kay Building ●16251 Dallas Parkway ●Addison, TX 75001
Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast Begin at 8:00 AM
Cost: $45*/person –Must register in advance Register Now


8:00 Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Opening/Welcome –Tim Parrent, Vice Chair-PCPC QAC,

      Regional Councilor-ASQ FD&C

Culture of Quality

Culture of Quality –Beth Lange, EVP Science and Chief Scientist, PCPC
Culture of Quality Case Studies
• The Amway Quality Culture Journey –Tom Hines, QA Manager, Amway
• Lab Excellence Quality Culture Journey –David Long, Quality Dir., Edgewell

10:00 –10:30 Break

Quality Metrics

FDA’s New Guidance & An Industry Perspective –Steve Greer, Corporate QA External Engagement, Proctor & Gamble

How Do You Measure Up?

FDA Inspections –Thomas Arista, Consumer Safety Officer / Field Investigator, FDA (invited)

12:00 Adjourn