February 14, 2018, Frederick, MD – A2LA will host its 2018 Technical Forum and Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA from March 16 – 18, 2018. The A2LA Technical Forum, one of the largest conformity assessment conferences in the United States, features training and educational meetings, program-specific technical meetings, as well as 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.
Friday night, Qualtrax will be hosting a networking reception for attendees of the event. 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 entire Technical Forum weekend is $250 if you register before February 28, $350 March 1-15 and $375 for registration onsite. For advance registration, please visit A2LA.org/Tech-Forum.
A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers.