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Join us for the annual Lowcountry Quality Conference

ASQ Charleston invites you to the 2014 Lowcountry Quality Conference. The host for the conference is ASQ Section 1122, which represents the greater Charleston, South Carolina Metro Area. Conference news, speaker status, agenda and other details will be posted on our website at http://asqcharleston.org.

Conference Schedule: https://asqcharleston.org/2014/03/25/2014-schedule/

Ticketing:

Before April 1, 2014: $159 for both days, $79 for Thursday only, $99 for Friday only
After April 1, 2014: $179 for both days, $89 for Thursday only, $129 for Friday only

*Fees include: breakfast and lunch on Thursday + breakfast, refreshments, full buffet lunch on Friday

Hotel:

Guests coming in from outside of the area are encouraged to book a room at our discounted rate of $129/night using group block name “American Society for Quality – ASQ” at the time of making reservations. Each individual guest must make his/her own reservation by calling 843.744.4422 by 3/27/14. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Crowne Plaza YouTube Video & Online Hotel Booking

Attendees will receive 0.7 RU’s per day

Questions, comments or concerns? Contact Conference Chair – Jim Thompson at jim.thompson@cmsicharleston.com or 843.469.8279.

2014 Schedule

ASQ - 2014 LQC Logo1    SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 24th 2014
7:30am Late Registration
8:00am Welcome & Kickoff
8:30am Track A
Mike Poland

Root Cause Analysis Workshop

LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING

Track B
Mark Crossley

Design of Experiment (DOE) Workshop

9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mike Poland (Continued) Mark Crossley (Continued)
2:00pm Load buses for tours
 

 

2:30pm

 

 

 

Facility Tours (Two Options)

#1 Clemson’s Wind Power Turbine Testing Facility

or

#2 Charleston Water Systems Treatment Plant (Plumb Island)

 

5:00pm Return to Crowne Plaza

 

5:30pm – 8pm Networking & Cocktails (Crowne Plaza – Poolside)

Happy Hour & Cash Bar featuring DJ Jerry Wade

*Note: Event is open to friends, family, co-workers, etc.

 

Friday, April 25th 2014
7:30am Late Registration
8:15am Welcome & Kickoff
8:30am Opening Keynote: Dr. P. George Benson

The Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

President, College of Charleston

9:30am Morning Break
9:45am Topic #4
Jennifer Hooks

Improving Workflow for Electronic Health Records

MUSC

10:45am Morning Break
11:00am Topic #5
Dr. Deborah Manzo

Facilitating Innovation & Creativity in Meetings using Quality tools

NC State

Noon Lunch
1:00pm Topic #6
Dan Schneider

Hidden Costs & Employee Incentives

SIB Development & Consulting

1:45pm Afternoon Break
2:00pm Topic #7
Robert Martichenko

Strategic Pathway to a Lean Supply Chain

LeanCor

Topic #8

Rick Bickerstaff

Baldridge from Auditees Perspective

Charleston Water Systems

2:45pm Afternoon Break
3:00pm Topic #9
Scott Brady & Rebecca Harper

Lean Hospital:  Patient Safety

MUSC

Topic #10
Adam Caldwell

Facilitating Risk Assessment & Mitigation Meeting

Michelin

3:45pm Closing Notes & Participant Feedback from ASQ Chapter 1122
4:00pm Depart

*Dr. Robert Jenkins – Backup Speaker

Saturday, April 26th 2014
10:45am Arrival Time

Public Parking (i.e Cumberland St. Garage)

11:00am Embarkation/Security
11:30am Guided Tour & Presentation of Carnival Fantasy
12:30pm Lunch in Jubilee Dining Room
1:30pm Promenade Deck (Deck 5)
2:00pm Debarkation (Deck 3)