Recognizing 75 Years of Excellence Through Quality
Celebrating Quality: Past, Present and Future
Encompassing more than manufacturing integrity, today’s concept of quality represents an enterprise-wide philosophy encompassing all facets of organizational excellence. In recognition of the vital connection between excellence, digital transformation, and deep cultural improvement, WCQI 2021 showcases quality’s myriad contributions to organizational excellence, and celebrates 75 years of bringing quality professionals together to explore quality’s distinctive ability to transform people, processes, and organizations.
The 2021 conference agenda will offer actionable strategies and deep insights into organizational excellence, disruptive technologies, leadership and change management, and quality fundamentals. Attendees will come away with vital tools and tactics to affect change, increase value, and drive their organizations toward quality goals.
For this event ASQ will provide up to 5.0 RU (3.0 RU will be populated within your Recertification Journal online) with attendees earning 0.1 RU per hour for additional Professional Development activity attended (max of 2.0 RU) for the World Conference on Quality and Improvement 2021. Attendees should keep a copy of their registration confirmation as proof of participation in this event as a Recertification Activity for inclusion in your Recertification Journal. RUs are provided to individual registrants only.
Attendees will come away with vital tools and tactics to affect change, increase value, and drive their organizations toward quality goals, and engage with their peers in a variety of interactive networking activities. A fully virtual expo hall will provide a deeper understanding of the technologies and solutions available to drive innovation and improvement throughout an enterprise.
Your WCQI 2021 registration includes:
Quality FoundationsAs organizations increasingly rely on quality practices to navigate today’s digital challenges, it is essential to firmly grasp how, when, and why to apply those fundamental tools and techniques within their own teams and organizations. These sessions will emphasize quality’s nuts and bolts.
Strengthening the Supply Chain with Quality Risk ManagementQuality Risk Management identifies factors that can cause deviation from a quality management system’s original plan, resulting in supply chain instability, vendor volatility and decreased customer satisfaction. When implemented effectively, QRM mitigates risk and creates stability throughout the supply chain, from pricing to purchasing to procurement. This focus area offers real-world examples of how organizations apply QRM and tap into risk-based approaches to provide better outcomes for their customers, stakeholders, and quality teams.
The Quality Revolution will be DigitalizedThe COVID-19 pandemic expanded the digital transformation already underway, with emerging technologies increasing the rate of change across every business sector—and the skills needed to support them. An explosion in data gathering and new computing capabilities—along with advances in AI, automation and robotics, additive technology, and virtualization—continue to impact the quality landscape. This track explores the transformative change taking place across the quality landscape and showcases the use of digital, virtual, and internet-based tools to increase value throughout an enterprise. Big data and analytics
Profiles in ExcellenceCelebrate winning approaches to process design, program implementation, team building and continuous improvement in this collection of sessions highlighting the best of the best in quality. Learn how an organization can build a framework of quality standards and processes that exceed customer expectations, enhance culture, embrace innovation, and ensure continuous process improvement.
CALL FOR REVIEWERS, SUBMISSIONS AND SESSION TIMELINE
Call for Reviewers Opens May 20, 2020
Call for Reviewers Deadline July 27, 2020
Call for Proposals Opens July 13, 2020
Call for Proposals Deadline September 4, 2020
Proposal Review and Selection September, 2020 – October, 2020
Selected Submissions Notified December 3, 2020
Declined Submissions Notified December 17, 2020
Presentations due to TPC March 19, 2021
TPC Review Complete April 9, 2021
Presentations recorded and uploaded April 30, 2021