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National Quality Conference to be held in Adelaide, 19-22 October 2008

QUALCON 2008 -QUALITY: Process, Innovation and Adaptability

This month seeking environmental, health, IT, government, and certification sectors – how about getting together a stream or two for Qualcon?

It is now less than 135 days to the start of Qualcon 2008.  It has been very exciting to have so many people make contact to talk about the conference.  This month we welcome the Centre for Innovation – Department of Trade and Economic Development as a supporter of the conference and hopefully next month we will have more news on the sponsorship front.

Qualcon has decided to go a little greener and after deliberating we have decided that proceedings will be published on USB Flash sticks.

For further information, check the Qualcon 2008 website qualcon.com.au which will always be first with the latest information.

In this bulletin:

        **Call for Papers update**

·         Qualcon Supporters
·         AOQ Office relocation
·         Exhibition
·         Workshops
·         Sponsorship
·         Qualcon 2009

**Call for Papers**

Keep those Abstracts are coming in for the Technical Committee to do their thing!  The abstract template mentioned in the Call for Papers has now being extended and placed on the website. Don’t forget proceedings will be published, which we are keen to make a valuable reference for the future.  Key dates:

·         April 24th, 2008 Abstracts submitted – DON’T BE LATE as we cannot extend this date again!

·         May 9th, 2008 Authors notified by invitation to submit a full paper

·         June 27th, 2008 papers must be received for Technical Committee review

Qualcon Supporters

AOQ works closely with complimentary organisations to promote Qualcon and provide ideas for the program.  In return, members of these Supporting Organisations receive a discounted price to attend Qualcon.  Please welcome our supporting organisations:

·         Defence Materiel Organisation
·         Australian Industry and Defence Network (ADIN)
·         Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
·         Defence Teaming Centre (DTC)
·         ICT Council for South Australia
·         UniSA Strategic Partnerships
·         Centre for Innovation - Department of Trade and Economic Development

Follow their links from the Qualcon website Supporters page.

AOQ(SA) Office relocation

Over the Christmas period, the AOQ office relocated to Technology Park and has new telephone and fax numbers.  Check our web site for details.

Exhibition - 'Supporting Quality'

Don’t forget the Exhibition - 'Supporting Quality'. Booth allocation is strictly on a first paid, first choice basis, see the Booth Brochure for full details: http://www.2008.qualcon.com.au/booth_brochure.pdf.  Anyone interested in taking a booth can contact the AOQ office. 

Workshops

Post-conference workshops are again being offered to conference delegates, to be held on Thursday 23 October.  There is something for everyone with a choice from the currently planned workshops (depending on interest received) including:

·         CMMI - Griffith University, Software Quality Institute
·         Compliance Management - Quality Award Partners
·         Lean/Six Sigma - University of South Australia, Strategic Partnerships
·         Process Improvement – Process Solutions
·         Risk Management/Risk Assurance

 Follow their links from the Qualcon website Workshops page.

Sponsorship

We have a number of opportunities for both major and minor sponsorship to assist adding that extra special touch to the event. Please contact the AOQ(SA) office at office@aoq.asn.au if you are interested in becoming involved.

Qualcon 2009

Qualcon 2009 is locked for 18th to 21st October 2009, in Perth, WA.  Further details when available.

Notification of new bulletins will be emailed as they are available.  Check the web site for latest details at www.qualcon.com.au.

Hope to see you at the conference.

Qualcon Organising Committee

Australian Organisation for Quality (South Australia) Inc
Innovation House

Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes, SA, 5095

ASC -  Major Sponsor of Qualcon 2008

Defence Materiel Organisation – Principle Supporter of Qualcon 2008

Saab Systems – Minor sponsor of Qualcon 2008

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