Are you ready to attend in-person events? let us know
Trish Borzon
1093 Posts

As we plan for the beginning of 2022, we want to hear from you! ASQ deeply values our members' feedback and has developed a very quick survey to gauge interest around in-person events in the new year. We want to ensure, in today's changing environment, all members feel safe, engaged, and prepared as we explore a return to in-person learning and events. We appreciate your assistance in helping us forge a plan during these uncertain times.

10 Replies

Hi @Trish Borzon

Unfortunately the survey link expired.

First, as a resident and citizen located outside of USA, I am restricted by the various protocols and closures imposed by your levels of government.

Since ASQ has gone more virtual, when the connection is through the computer monitor, all sections are now local. For this reason, I will gravitate to sections based on compatibility and program selection.

For me to attend in person, it has to be permitted, the event has to fit my schedule and interests, and the logistics have to work for the current conditions.

Ray Lotfi
29 Posts

This issue should be governed by the states not by the organization. As an example, the south states that are reluctant to vaccine is not the same as EDUCATED RESPOSNSIBLE states that follow professional healthcare organizations. ASQ MUST follow the government guidelines do not invent their own system. ASQ should understand that bars should be higher when we call it QUALITY!

Ray Lotfi
29 Posts

It would be nice for ASQ to conduct an UNBIASED SURVEY evaluating the Quality/Efficiencies of online against physical participation or effect of CV19 on Quality of events. As I was noticing the 2021 ASQ WC that was online they were charging the same as physical participation. The fact is that the cost of online should be less than physical but sadly ASQ disregards the issue that is very clear and obvious. As a dedicated senior member I am hoping that the organization see the glass half full and be open to comments.

Trish Borzon
1093 Posts

Thanks @Daniel Zrymiak and @Ray Lotfi

This is exactly why we wanted to gather VOC data, even though some places are fully open - how do members feel about it.

We've learned a lot about pricing and you'll notice the 4.0 Summit registration is very different from our original pricing on WCQI

With an even bigger discount for member leaders 😀

Ray Lotfi
29 Posts

Thank you, Trish Borzon, related to conference link you provided. Strange I can't see the exact topics of presentations and the presenters. The issue that should be the most important part of the event.

Trish Borzon
1093 Posts

You have to click on the other tabs to find that - here's ‘Schedule at a Glance’ which is found on the home page. If you click on the Home tab you'll see the theme and focus areas too

Agreed. I was equally disappointed that ASQ charged the same price for in person and online conferences, etc. I know speakers, etc., have to be paid, however, there are no fees associated with conference room rentals and food.

Lucy King
1 Posts

Does anyone have suggestions for virtual versions of ASQ member networking while in-person meetings are prohibited? Many members were attending events with a focus on networking and that has been taken away with the in-person events. It is causing member abandonment. I would like to offer networking alternatives if possible.

Duke Okes
186 Posts

No reason monthly virtual section meetings can't have networking as part or whole of session. Breakout rooms could allow networking by areas of interest.

We already had an in-person conference back in May 2021. It was RAMS (Reliability and Maintainability Symposium) 2021. It was not as well attended as usual, but it was still pretty decent. We've asked all the presenters to make videos of their presentations, so we could still have the full program.