ASQ - Innovation Division


4th Annual Innovation Division and San Diego Section Conference

Innovation and Quality: an ASQ Value
October 14-15, 2016
Hologic Inc.
6633 Sequence Dr.
San Diego, CA 92029
Conference Schedule
Conference Registration
Conference Presentations

Information on Lodging and Restaurants for Conference Attendees
We are fortunate that there are many hotel and restaurant options nearby the venue; please see the list at the link below for some suggestions. Note that there is not a preferred location or conference discounted rate for the conference.
Hotels and Restaurants

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Workshops
  • Reception/Networking Event

Saturday, October 15, 2016

  • Multiple Tracks


Pat La Londe

Keynote: Pat LaLonde – Chair ASQ Board of Directors and CareFusion (San Diego)

Ms La Londe, ASQ Chair, will address the role of innovation in the future of Quality. She will explore how innovation can be incorporated into organizational management systems, as well as opportunities for expanding the role of Quality in areas outside traditional quality functions. Drawing on experiences from highly successful organizations, she will challenge conference goers to apply their skills and expertise to ensure successful innovation in their organizations.


Conference Track Focus Areas:

'Creating Value through Innovation and Quality'
How does the quality body of knowledge support or not support innovation? What are the key elements of value creation? How can we improve our abilities to create value for our customers and organizations?

'Discovering the Tools of Innovation'
What are the best tools for innovation? How can quality tools be used in the innovation environment? What new tools have been developed for use in innovative organizations?

'Leadership in Innovation and Quality'
What does it take to drive innovation and quality in today's workplace environments? How do leaders ensure an innovative culture that is sustainable? What have you done to further innovation in your quality world?


Interested in sponsoring? Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, contact:

Jane Keathley,
Innovation Division Vice Chair
Mark Claywell,
San Diego Section 0703
Conference Chair,




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