AFQAM Annual Training Conference
AFQAM’s premier training event is our annual training conference. This event is usually held in September or October of each year in various locations throughout North America. This conference will give you exposure to people and presentations directly related to your everyday activities. Conferences include general sessions, discussions, member presentations and professional training breakout sessions. Examples of topics covered include auditing, audit databases, and accreditation, as well as real life experiences of other QA Managers. Attendance may also assist you in meeting the continuing education requirements of your organization.
Cost for the conference is generally very reasonable. The conferences are held in the fall when many organizations have money available for travel. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of attending an annual training conference is the opportunity to network and develop working relationships with peers in the field of quality assurance management and the forensic sciences.
Past AFQAM annual training conferences have enjoyed the support of the NFSTC in cooperation with the NIJ, FBI, and MFRC. Vendor participation and support allows for exposure to current products and services relevant to quality assurance and forensic laboratories.
Future Conference Locations:
- 2018: Providence, RI @ the Hilton Providence
- 2019: Lexington, KY (10/8-10/11) @ the Hyatt Regency Lexington ($159/night, some available at prevailing government rate)
- 2020: South Lake Tahoe, CA (10/12-15/2020) @ the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel ($109/night)
- 2021: Pittsburgh, PA (10/12-10/15) @ the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown ($129/night)
External Training Events
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