2019 Tech Forum

2019 Tech Forum

March 28-31
Reston, Virginia

Be part of one of the accreditation industry’s largest annual events.

Overview

A2LA is a non-profit, public service membership society, dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, and reference material producers.  The A2LA Technical Forum is event-extension of who we are and has grown to become one of the largest, multidiscipline events in the accreditation industry, attracting attendees from over 12 different industries, including automotive, environmental, pharmaceutical, calibration, and more.   The forum promotes discussion and training on topics related to the accreditation industry through face-to-face interactions with staff, members, assessors, accredited organizations and other interested parties. The goal is to further strengthen the value of accreditation for all stakeholders.  Join a global group of industry professionals for:

  • Training and educational meetings on best practices
  • Public training for support of accreditation 
  • Accreditation program-specific technical meetings
  • A2LA member-specific meetings and sessions
  • Dinner, awards and recognition
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking with peers

All A2LA stakeholders are invited, including assessors, accredited conformity assessment bodies, association members, advisory committee members, government bodies, specifiers, board members, committee and council volunteers, and any other interested party.  

 
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Being a member of A2LA and attending the tech forum allows me multiple opportunities. Their tech forum is full intelligent people and sessions, bringing the opportunity to expand my knowledge base for my customers and my employees. The areas that I look forward to the most each year are the committees, the attendees and A2LA staff.  The committees have been designed so that each individual parameter that A2LA accredits for is in the same group. There is no wasted discussion on topics or decisions that have nothing to do with a person’s lab and/or consulting. These committee meetings are filled with the assessors, laboratories, and professionals, so the conversations are direct to the matter at hand. Being able to come face to face with other professionals in the same industry has led to some great conversations and business practices. Brainstorming around common issues that face a lab, or being able to help out another lab with their needs is great. Additionally, working with the assessors leads to a greater understanding of their position, leading to better growth for everyone.  Last but not least, I look forward to meeting with the staff of A2LA every year. Every member of the staff is full of energy, and open to conversation, whether it be about a specific topic of concern, or just a simple question. They all spend a great deal of effort during the forum and it shows.
Eric Johansen, President of JJ Calibrations