ASTQB
home about contact

ASTQB Software Testing Conference: Washington DC

Protect your company – and your career.

Do you need to improve the quality, security and cost effectiveness of your software? Below are 3 reasons this conference is exactly what you need.

3 reasons this conference can protect your company – and your career:

  1. It’s focused on you, and your real challenges: You need software quality and security solutions for your company’s real-world quality and security risks. That’s why we are limiting this conference to 200 attendees. This gives you time with the conference presenters and other attendees to ask hard-hitting questions. Finally, you can get real answers to your toughest problems.
  2. It’s designed to keep you out of trouble: The best way to stop embarrassing mistakes is to eliminate the root causes.  We’ll show you how to find more issues early in the development process rather than after launching the software.
  3. It’s built to save your company money: With post-launch defects estimated to cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars per incident, this conference could pay for itself the moment you return to the office.

Add your name to the ASTQB subscriber list to make sure you don’t miss any special conference announcements. Then see the full ASTQB Conference line-up of tutorials, keynotes and breakout sessions.

This one-of-a-kind meeting is designed to give you practical, ready-to-use strategies that will help you stay out of trouble and eliminate unnecessary costs. Join us September 14-16 in Washington, D.C. at this “career-saving” ASTQB Conference. Enjoy the sites of the nation’s capital while building your software testing and security skills. Register now.

Learn how to reduce the cost associated with expensive, embarrassing software defects.

In this uniquely intimate, informal setting, you will find practical ways to improve software quality and security while meeting your needs for continuing education:

Practical Tutorials

Compelling Keynotes

Riveting Sessions

See the full ASTQB Conference line-up of tutorials, keynotes and breakout sessions.


Who should attend? Everyone involved in:

  • Software testing
  • QA
  • Security
  • Application development
  • IT Management

This includes all roles involved in the decision making and implementation chain such as:

  • Software testers
  • Software engineers
  • QA managers
  • Security managers
  • Business analysts
  • Dev app managers
  • IT managers
  • CIOs

Keynote speakers include:

Capers Jones, the 2014 International Software Testing Excellence Award winner, will be speaking on “The State of the Art of Software Quality in 2015.” Mr. Jones is currently vice president and chief technology officer of Namcook Analytics LLC. He is also the founder and former chairman of Software Productivity Research LLC (SPR). He worked for ITT Corporation at the Programming Technology Centre in Connecticut and he was a manager and software researcher at IBM in California. Capers and his colleagues have collected historical data from thousands of projects, hundreds of corporations, and more than 30 government organizations. This historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy.
Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm providing services to some of the world’s best-known companies, and will be speaking on “Scaling a Software Security Initiative: Lessons from the BSIMM.” Dr. McGraw is a globally-recognized authority on software security­—featured frequently as a keynote speaker at events throughout the world. His strategic advice counsels business executives and top management, technology developers, IT, and operations staff in industries such as finance, software, and energy. Dr. McGraw has, quite literally, written the book on software security; six of them best-selling in their field.
Carl Cecil is the Director, IT Quality Assurance – CVS Health. Carl will be speaking on “The Business Value of Testing: How to measure it and obtain senior management support.” Carl has more than 25 years of experience in software with a primary focus on quality assurance and testing. He has consulted in both large and small corporations and lead teams in Fortune 15 organizations covering everything from mainframe to leading edge technologies of today. He founded the Phoenix Quality Assurance Association in 1998 and holds multiple quality certifications. Carl has mentored quality assurance resources, designed and re-engineered processes, established and built quality assurance teams, developed and taught training courses on requirements elicitation, quality assurance and user acceptance testing.
Sudan Anduze is the Director Operations & Technology – Business Application QA/QC, RTB Technology, Fannie Mae. Sudan will be speaking on “Internal ‘Professionalism’ of Testing as a Practice.”

See the full ASTQB Conference line-up of tutorials, keynotes and breakout sessions.


Dates:

Monday, September 14, 2015: Tutorials
Tuesday – Wednesday, September 15-16, 2015: Conference
See the full agenda.

Location:

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC 20001

You may make your reservation either by using this link: https://aws.passkey.com/g/49964091, or by calling Marriott Reservations directly at 1-800-468-3571. The reservation cut off date is August 20th.

Want to explore the DC attractions? Learn about all the fun places to visit in Washington, DC.

Registration Pricing:

Early Bird through 6/15
ISTQB Certified Tester

$999 Conference + Tutorial
$699 Conference Only
$400 Tutorial Only

Early Bird through 6/15
Non-Certified Tester

$1,300 Conference + Tutorial
$1,000 Conference Only
$500 Tutorial Only

Regular 6/16 – 8/31
ISTQB Certified Tester

$1,200 Conference + Tutorial
$900 Conference Only
$400 Tutorial Only

Regular 6/16 – 8/31
Non-Certified Tester

$1,500 Conference + Tutorial
$1,200 Conference Only
$500 Tutorial Only

Register Now!

Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Prolifics

Gold Sponsor
Experis

Sponsorship Information:

Build your industry leadership among the software testing thought leaders!

Platinum Sponsorship: $1499
Only 5 available!

  • Tabletop exhibit in the prime traffic area – first choice of location
  • Logo/link on the website conference page
  • Link on the website conference page on conference emails
  • Logo in the conference brochure
  • Logo on the conference signage at the event
  • Video on the conference YouTube page and linked to from the website conference page (you supply the finished, web-ready video of up to three minutes)
  • Insert in attendee bags
  • Attendee contact information

Gold Sponsorship: $999
Only 5 available!

  • Tabletop exhibit in the prime traffic area
  • Logo/link on the website conference page
  • Link on the website conference page on conference emails
  • Logo in the conference brochure
  • Insert in attendee bags
  • Attendee contact information

Silver Sponsorship: $499

  • Logo/link on the website conference page
  • Link on the website conference page on conference emails
  • Logo in the conference brochure
  • Logo on the conference signage at the event
  • Attendee contact information

Register now or contact headquarters@astqb.org for more information.