Attendee Information

Registration Information

Attendee Registration

Registration will be located in the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Registration Hours (Subject to change)

Saturday, May 3, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 5 2014
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 6 2014
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7 2014
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Travel and Hotel Information

Read more about reservation information, location, and travel details.

Create Your Own Conference Schedule

After you register, you can create your own conference schedule to customize your conference experience.

  • View sessions
  • Add sessions to individualized itinerary
  • Download your itinerary to your Smartphone/PDA
  • Print a hard copy of your individualized itinerary

Visit our partner site, OASIS to get started.
(You will need to create an account in OASIS if you don't have one to use this service.) 

Conference Presentations and Recordings

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

Because you are an attendee of the 2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, you are eligible for a 90 percent discount on all session recordings. There will be more than 100 recordings available to you for only $49. See sessions you missed, review sessions you attended, and share sessions with your colleagues once you return.

If you missed ordering this on your registration form, simply call ASQ Customer Care at 800-248-1946 and inform the representative that you are registered for the 2014 World Conference and would like to add the conference recordings. Note: Recordings will be available within 30 days after the conference. You will receive an email when recordings are available.

Special Needs

Do you have any special needs, disabilities, and/or dietary restrictions that we may address to make your participation more enjoyable? Please contact Customer Care so we can add this information to your registration record.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

Cancellation requests received on or before April 14, 2014, will incur a $200 processing fee. Any cancellations received after April 14, 2014, will result in forfeiture of the full registration fee. Refunds are not granted for failure to attend (no-shows), late arrival, unattended events, or early departure. Substitutions can be made anytime.

Recertification

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.

Dallas Information

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Networking Events

Sunday May 4

ASQ Annual Business Meeting
Recognition of the 2014 Medalists and Award Winners
5:00 p.m. − 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 6

Exhibit Hall Extravaganza
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Brought to you by 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.

Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Stephen Hacker, ASQ chair, will preside over the festivities. Additional tickets to attend the event are available by registering online or on-site at the conference.

The Social Responsibility Project

ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) has worked hard to strengthen its host cities through community engagement projects. This year we will renew this tradition by offering a social responsibility (SR) project in support of Children’s Medical Center Dallas (CMC), located one mile from the conference site—Hilton Anatole. CMC is a private, not-for-profit hospital that offers care for children from birth to 18 and provides 360,000 patient visits per year.

For more information on the facility and its work, please visit www.childrens.com. Due to patient confidentiality and infection control, groups are not allowed to visit the medical facility. Instead, attendees are encouraged to come to the SR project area in the exhibit hall. In this area, we will feature various projects and donation opportunities to support this great organization.

  1. BUILD ACTIVITY BOOKS AND BAGS
    For young patients, waiting rooms can be difficult (and boring) places. In the SR project area, we will provide the supplies and instructions for you to build a personalized “busy book” that includes coloring and activity pages, crayons, and more. You can also assemble activity goody bags for patients and write personal notes.

  2.  DONATION DRIVES
    • TOILETRY ITEMS: Patient families often come to CMC unprepared to spend the night—but finding themselves needing to do so. Donate any unused, travel size toiletry items in the SR project area. Specific items that are needed include: shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash/soap, lotion, and deodorant.
    • ELECTRONIC CHARGERS: Do you have an old or unused charger for a phone or tablet? Instead of throwing it away and creating e-waste, donate it to CMC for patient families on unexpected visits.
    • BOOKS AND MAGAZINES: Did you read a book or magazine while traveling? We will be collecting recent magazines (no older than six months) as well as new and gently used books for CMC’s Family Resource Library and outpatient facility.

These projects and donation drives will run throughout the conference. So please stop by the SR project area during session breaks or anytime it’s convenient for you. This is a great way to support the Dallas community while meeting and networking with other conference attendees in a fun environment.

For updates on this project, as well as information on social responsibility sessions at the conference, please thesro.org/wcqi.

Social Media

If you plan on sharing your experiences at the 2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, please use #WCQI14 when using social media. Also stay connected though ASQ’s social communities.

Quality for Life Video Story

Do you have a quality story you would like to share? Have you used quality tools in your personal or professional life in a unique manner? If so, we would like you to participate in our Quality for Life™ program, which will be held at the 2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement.

Quality for Life™ shares the stories of passionate ASQ members who use their quality skills to make a difference. If you have a story that you would like to share about how you’ve effectively utilized quality tools in your professional or personal life, ASQ will have a film crew on-site to conduct interviews. Filming will take place in Room Fleur-de-Lis in the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, Monday, May 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Tuesday, May 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To schedule an interview, contact ASQ Communications Specialist Ryan Krueger at rkrueger@asq.org. Walk-up interviews will also be accepted during filming hours, however you will not be guaranteed a time slot. The interview itself only takes approximately 10 minutes and upon production, will be edited down to about a 2–3 minute interview that will be posted to the ASQ website at some point in 2014–15. Go to the Quality for Life website for past examples.


 

 


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2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement May 5 – 7, 2014  |  Dallas, TX