Minnesota Quality ConferenceWelcome to the Minnesota Section Community! Our mission is to foster personal and professional relationships, connections and sense of belonging and to equip our community with the skills, competencies and knowledge that create Excellence Through Quality.

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Minnesota Quality Conference will be fully virtual! Attendees will be able to participate in virtual conversations and networking through a dynamic virtual conference platform and will be able to choose from a variety of presentations in four tracks:
- Quality Management / Leadership
- Project Management / Leadership
- Root Cause Analysis, Prevention, & Verification Action
- Planning & Influence for Growing Leaders

For a complete program and detailed information, please visit our website at mnqc.org.

Our monthly meetings have gone virtual during the pandemic. We will continue virtual meetings through 2020 and hope to be face to face with you in 2021.

MNASQ hosts a variety of workshops and certification prep classes throughout the year. Keep an eye on Upcoming Events.

Questions? Send email to info@mnasq.org.


  • Call For Presenters - Extended to June 1st
    MNASQ has a long history of hosting a quality conference to provide training and education, discussion and networking.  We are pleased to be hosting the 2020 Minnesota Quality Conference with the theme: “Quality Leadership - Planning a Vision for the Future." We are expecting more than 300 attendees from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South ... more
  • Scholarship Application Deadline Extended To July 15th
    The Gayle W. McElrath scholarship honors the memory of MNASQ member Gayle McElrath who was a living testimony to the principles and practices of the quality profession. His life and accomplishments testify to his commitment. These include Professor and founder of the Industrial Engineering Department, University of Minnesota (1953); founding ... more
  • MNASQ 2020 Section Leadership Team
    The MNASQ Nominating Committee proposed the following slate of candidates for the 2020 MNASQ Executive Board . There were no nominations from general membership. As the Nominating Committee Candidates were unopposed, they are elected into offfice and scheduled to take office on January 1, 2020. Congratulations our new leadership team! Role ... more

Upcoming Events


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Girish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
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    Thank you for your feedback, Hannah. 

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    Mark Swanson
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    Mark Swanson Apr '20
    Karen Maskell
    The ASQ Division is hosting a webinar on April 23rd @ 6pm CDT. See attached flyer for details.

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    Aaron Wrixton
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    Karen Maskell
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    Ryan Fleser
    I have been involved in the Quality profession starting at Texas Instruments in the 1980s to my current position as ...
    Ryan Fleser Oct '19
    Welcome, Ryan!  Did you work for Texas Instruments in Minnesota?  Or are you a transplant (like me!)?

    Michael Mercer
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    Michael Mercer Oct '19
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    Girish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
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    One thing you might consider is distributing one of ASQ's research reports on Quality and asking questions about ...
    Thanks for the reply, Karen. I'll take a look at the reports. 

    I encourage our community to visit this link on the ASQ ...
    Theo Black Theo Black Nov '19
    Hi Girish,

    When I worked at UnitedHealth Group (UHG), we hosted an annual quality conference for quality ...
    Those are great involvement activities with a strong Quality theme. 
    Theo, Kudos to your organization for ...
    Girish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
    Greetings everyone,
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    Karen Maskell

    ASQ Minnesota announces its premiere event: the Minnesota Quality Conference.

    Research has shown that ...
    Karen Maskell Oct '19
    Keynote Speaker Announced for Minnesota Quality Conference

    MNASQ is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for ...
    This year’s conference is comprised of three tracks – Technical Skills, Risk Management Skills, and Project Soft ...

    Latest Resources

    • Gayle W. McElrath Scholarship 9784c2b0ef6b1b17676aa626823d4c9b-huge-ga The Gayle W. McElrath scholarship honors the memory of MNASQ member Gayle McElrath who was a living testimony to the principles and practices of the quality profession. His life and accomplishments testify to his commitment. These ...

          Date Created: 06/03/2020 11:59 AM
        • DOE from an Engineering Perspective: Explore Types of DOEs (Part 3 of a Series), By Tim Conway Design of Experiments (DOE) is a method to detect and quantify the effect of changing the inputs to a system, while considering the inherent noise in the system.  This presentation introduces common types of DOEs, such as Full ...
          Date Created: 02/18/2020 04:20 PM
        • "Quality, Analytics and Big Data," by Dr. Charles Liedtke Many organizations today are aggressively developing big data analytics capabilities. What does this mean for Quality professionals? Integrating quality, analytics, and big data guided by the strategic direction of the ...
          Date Created: 01/14/2020 03:19 PM
        • ASQ Minnesota Section Leadership Team 2020

          Meet the ASQ Minnesota 2020 leadership team.  Our section member leaders for 2020 are presented below. Should you have questions about anything section related, please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of us! You can also reach ...

          Date Created: 12/23/2019 11:17 AM

        Community Information


        Founded in 1948, ASQ Minnesota Section has grown to be one of the largest sections within the ASQ community.  With almost 1800 members, approximately 80% of our members live or work within the Greater Twin Cities area. We provide a wide variety of opportunities for individuals seeking to connect with like-minded professionals and increase their ability to make our world work better.

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        Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States