General Information

Attendee Registration

Registration will be located in the Indiana Convention Center.

Registration Hours:

(Subject to change)

Saturday, May 4
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 5
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 6
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Travel and Hotel Information

Conference Presentations

Approximately two weeks prior to the conference, all registered attendees will receive access to the PowerPoint presentations for the sessions of the World Conference, industry, and topic sessions.

Recordings — only $49!

All conference attendees are able to purchase access to all of the session recordings for a reduced rate of $49, compared to $495 for all non-attendees. There will be more than 100 flash video recordings available and each will be accompanied by a copy of the presentation, an MP3 audio file of the session, and an MP4 file to view on your smart phone or tablet. See sessions you missed, review sessions you attended, and share sessions with your colleagues once you return. Those who purchase this offer will receive a link to access these recordings approximately four weeks after the conference.


Reminder to ASQ Certified Engineers, Auditors, Reliability Engineers, Software Engineers, Six Sigma Black Belts, Master Black Belts, Calibration Technicians, HACCP Auditors, Biomedical Auditors, Managers, Pharmaceutical GMP Professionals, and ASQ/DON Lean Six Sigma Black Belts: Full participation in the World Conference can earn you three recertification units (RUs) toward maintenance of your certification requirements (one RU per day). Keep your identification badge as evidence for your Section Examining Committee and the ASQ Certification Committee.


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Sunday, May 5

ASQ Certification Exams

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ASQ will administer 16 on-site certification exams prior to the World Conference. The application deadline is March 22, 2013. Space is limited, so apply early. We will accept on-site registration Saturday, May 4, if space is available. There is no on-site registration for the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt exam due to project affidavit validation.

Fellows Lunch

11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(Invitation only)
Network with ASQ Fellows. Share lunch, talk informally with other attendees, and recognize the new Fellows as they receive their pins and certificates. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

ASQ Annual Business Meeting

Recognition of the 2013 Medalists and Award Winners
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center
Get up-to-date information on ASQ. This year’s meeting includes the election results for the 2014 officers and a presentation on the State of the Society.

Conference Opening Reception

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Halls D and E
The World Conference opening reception is a truly memorable experience. Network with colleagues, catch up with old friends, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as you celebrate quality in the exhibit hall.

Tuesday, May 7

Career Fair

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The ASQ Career Fair is an opportunity for quality professionals from all over the world to meet with representatives from top organizations seeking talented people to fill open positions. Please register for the 2013 Career Fair by completing the Exhibit Hall and Career Fair Pass or when registering for the 2013 World Conference.

Exhibit Hall Extravaganza

2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brought to you by The Quality Council of Indiana
Come visit the exhibit hall one last time for a fun and entertaining finale, participate in prize drawings, enjoy refreshments, watch video footage of conference events, play games, and meet and relax with other conference participants.

The ASQ Global State of Quality Research

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (T31)
The Global State of Quality is an unprecedented research project pioneered by ASQ. It evaluates how the quality discipline is being practiced and performed throughout the world. On Tuesday, May 7, a panel of quality experts will share insights on the key research findings in an interactive Q&A session at the World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Be the first to absorb this groundbreaking research and its potential impact on your organization.
Learn more about the project at

Networking Reception

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center
Get up-to-date information on ASQ. This year’s meeting includes the election results for the 2014 officers and a presentation on the State of the Society.



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2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement May 6 – 8, 2013  |  Indianapolis, IN