Saint Louis Quality Conference 2018

St. Louis – Section 1304Register-Now

2018 Annual Quality Conference

Gateway to Quality

08 November 2018 on World Quality Day


Millennium Student Center
University of Missouri – St. Louis
1 University Blvd.

St. Louis Missouri, MO 63121


Early Bird (until 9/30):  $199 ASQ Member, $249 Non-Member

Day of the Conference: $299

Download the LOUCON18 brochure.

The St. Louis Section of ASQ invites you to help us honor World Quality Month 2018 by attending our Quality Conference on November 8, 2018, at the Millennium Student Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. The theme of the Quality Conference is “Gateway to Quality” and you will see presentations on such topics as:

  • Supply Chain/Supplier Quality
  • Implementing a Quality System
  • Mentoring
  • Agile Project Management

For more information on the ASQ St. Louis Fall Conference, see the information page at 123SignUp-dot-com. If you want to save your spot at the Fall Quality Conference, register at the 123SignUp site.Register-Now

NOTE: You can save $100 by signing up during the early registration period, which ends September 30.
From October 1 through October 31, the regular registration fee applies of $249. If you register in November, you will pay the Full Conference price of $299, so REGISTER EARLY! 

Our conference host will be the University of Missouri –St. Louis. The location will be the Millennium Student Center’s conference facility on the main campus at 1 University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121.There is no better way to kick-off WORLD QUALITY MONTH than to bring the quality community together for this discussion.  The one-day conference is November 8, 2018.  Registration and breakfast start at 7:00 A.M. with speakers at 8:00 A.M.The ASQ St. Louis Section is kicking off our Annual Quality Conferences which we have branded LOUCON.  We have been working hard over the last year and have put together a World Class Program discussing important and relevant Quality topics to share with the Quality Community.


LOUCON 2018: Gateway to Quality

Loucon18 Speaker Details

UMSL – North Campus, Millennium Student Center
8:40 – 9:40 Bill Hathaway (President, MoreStream)
Swimming Upstream: The Agile Design Imperative
9:40 – 10:00 MORNING BREAK with SNACK
Supply Chain
Implementing QMS Mentoring Agile Project Management
10:00 –  11:00 Session A-1
Andrew Cleveland
Managing Supplier Quality
in the New Age of Healthcare
Session B-1
Todd Snover
Integrating Business Process Tools & Techniques in your Quality System
Session C-1
Mark Edwards
Coaching as a Mentor
Session D-1
Bill Hathaway
Quality by Design: The Catapult Design Challenge
11:00 – 11:10 BREAK
11:10 – 12:10 Pat LaLonde (Past Chair, ASQ)
Changing Competencies for Qulaity Professionals
12:10 – 1:00 LUNCH / BREAK
1:00 – 2:00 Session A-2
Bob Beyer
Understanding the CQO (Cost Quality Outcomes) Movement
Session B-2
Chuck Kuhn
One Person, One Kaizen (1P1K)
Session C-2
Nadine Kouba What’s So Important About Having or Being a Mentor
Session D-2
Bob Hernandez
GovermAgile – Bringing Agile into a Waterfall World
2:00 – 2:10 BREAK
2:10 – 3:10 Session A-3
Mary Alice Gallagher
SCM Excellence – Collaboration , Leadership & Relationships
Session B-3
Chris Anderson
How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Quality Management System
Session C-3
Rik Nemanick
The Mentor’s Way: Eight Rules for Bringing Out the Best in Others
Session D-3
Chad Gallant
The “True” Enterprise Backlog
3:10 – 3:30 AFTERNOON BREAK with SNACK
3:30 – 4:30 Edward Corno (Chief Technology Leader, IBM)
Think Blockchain!

Onsite Resume Review Career Coaching with Conference Registration!

As announced, the ASQ St. Louis Section 1304 fall conference is on November 8th, World Quality Day. As added value for conference attendees, we will have a resume reviewer/career coach onsite during the conference. To register for a session, please email . Slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis!

Career Coach Barbara Deters

Our generous sponsor, Barbara Deters, has more than a dozen years of experience in human resources, compensation, benefits, and recruiting. Having been a career coach for nine years, she works with clients in St. Louis and across the country. She is a certified resume writer and an accredited business communicator. Her expertise enables her to help job seekers realize their unique skills and abilities, gain confidence in their value, and find fulfillment by landing jobs they love. Barbara works to position clients for success in the marketplace by providing customized career-search strategies and top-notch career communications to make them job-market ready. She has a deep understanding of the job market, critical skill sets in demand, interview techniques, and the negotiation process.
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