A2LA will host its 2018 Technical Forum and Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Vir., March 16-18, 2018. The A2LA Technical Forum, one of the largest conformity assessment conferences in the U.S., features training and educational meetings, program-specific technical meetings, professional development, and networking opportunities. 2018 educational presentations will cover a variety of topics including: Technology, Lean Six, and Continuous Improvement: How to Connect the Dots; When Data Goes Bad: Challenges in Data Interpretation & Application; and Process Approach & Risk Management.
The event is supported by many sponsors, including Platinum Sponsor, Collaborative Testing Services, Inc. (CTS). In 2018, CTS will celebrate 47 years of operating interlaboratory testing programs in industries such as containerboard, paper, fasteners & metals, plastics, rubber, color, wine, and agriculture. They have been providing forensic proficiency tests since 1978. CTS distributes tests to approximately 2500 clients in over 80 countries.
On Friday night of the event, Qualtrax will host a networking reception for attendees. Qualtrax is a quality management software solution for laboratories that helps to ensure compliance to ISO 17025, ISO 17020, TNI, and other industry and regulatory standards.Registration for the Technical Forum weekend is $250 before February 28, $350 between March 1-15, and $375 onsite. For advance registration, visit www.A2LA.org/Tech-Forum