You are invited to attend the 59th Annual Fall Technical Conference held this year in Houston, TX. This conference is the premier forum to discuss topics at the interface of statistics and quality. The theme of this year’s conference is “Quality and Statistics: Solving Problems Today and Tomorrow”. The goal is to engage researchers and practitioners in a dialogue that leads to more effective use of statistics to improve quality. The conference will serve to bring innovations in statistical methodologies and quality tools to the forefront. You will have the opportunity to meet informally and exchange views with speakers and colleagues during breaks and in the hospitality suite.
Three of the sponsoring organizations (Chemical & Process Industries & Statistics Divisions of ASQ and the Quality & Productivity Section of ASA) will also hold council meetings during the conference (days and times TBA). The council meetings are an opportunity for those who wish to become involved in the activities of the societies to become better informed. Please check the conference website (http://asq.org/ conferences/fall-technical/) for more information on dates, times, room locations, and other meetings of interest.
The Annual Fall Technical Conference and the officers of the sponsoring organizations host a hospitality suite each year. This plays a vital role in the strategic operations of the divisions. We welcome new faces and new perspectives on division operations as well as share technical insights with colleagues in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Check at the registration desk for hospitality suite location and hours of operation. Please come to meet us in Houston!
A block of rooms is available at the Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria through September 15, 2015. Conference room rates are $159/night (single/double rate), plus taxes. To make reservations, please call the hotel direct at (888) 627-8514 and mention the Fall Technical Conference to obtain the conference room rate (or visit https://www.starwoodmeeting. com/Book/FTJ06C for online reservations). Please keep in mind that ASA/ASQ is counting on attendees to use the conference hotel to offset catering and administrative costs.
Travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel are the responsibility of the attendee. The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria is an approximately 30 minute cab ride from 3 Houston Airports: William P. Hobby, George Bush Intercontinental, and Ellington Field. If you choose to rent a car, complimentary self-parking is available at the hotel. More information is available on the conference website under the “Travel” tab.
Cancellations and Refunds
A complete refund of conference registration fees will be given if you cancel prior to September 17, 2015. Cancellations received on or after this date will incur a $145 cancellation
Short Courses will be offered on Wednesday, October 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fee for each course is $300 and includes coffee breaks and lunch. Registration is limited.