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The W. Edwards Deming Institute

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W. Edwards Deming Institute Annual Fall Conference

Oct. 17-19, 2014, in Los Angeles

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 15:18

“One requirement for innovation is faith that there will be a future. Innovation, the foundation of the future, cannot thrive unless the top management has declared unshakable commitment to quality and productivity.”
—W. Edwards Deming

(W. Edwards Deming Institute: Washington, D.C.) -- The W. Edwards Deming Institute, in collaboration with California State University, Northridge, presents a weekend conference on innovation, the foundation for the future. Speakers from business and education will share their journeys with  Deming’s teachings and the powerful impact they had on their lives, businesses, and communities. Join us for an introduction to Deming’s transformational philosophies, compelling personal stories from industry leaders, and moderated speaker panel discussions. You will also have an opportunity to meet with conference presenters, family members of Deming, and other attendees who are successfully using Deming’s teachings in their organizations. You’ll leave with new knowledge and inspiration to create a more successful future by leading through innovation today.

Please join us at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, California, for this exciting conference, and the preceding pre-conference event, to continue the learning and hear the success stories of educators who are using this approach.

Scholarships will be available for active students. More details to come.

Event pricing

Regular $425
Early bird $375
Student $250

Registration deadlines

Early-bird registration ends Aug. 31, 2014

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Plenary sessions and keynote:
Introduction to Deming’s Theories for 2015 and Beyond: Discover how Amazing things happen, Kelly Allan, Senior Associate, Kelly Allan Associates, Ltd. Kevin Edwards Cahill, President & Executive Director, The W. Edwards Deming Institute
It Takes an Enterprise:  Current Neuroscience and Knowledge of Psychology, Edward Chaplin, Medical Director of Co-Management and Quality for Care Lines, Scripps Health
Harold Hellenbrand, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University, Northridge
Ron Moen, Co-Founder & Partner, Associates in Process Improvement
A Transformed Leader: Phil Monroe, U.S. Navy captain (retired)

Business track
Steven Haedrich, president, New York Label & Box Works
Randy Harward, vice president, Materials, Under Armour
Paula Marshall, CEO, The Bama Companies, Inc.
Kevin Murphy, president, Triumph Accessory Services, Grand Prairie

Education track
Monta Akin, assistant superintendent for instructional services, Leander Independent School District
Andrea Gabor, Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism, Baruch College/CUNY
David Langford, president and CEO, Langford International, Inc.
Doug Stilwell, superintendent of schools, Urbandale Community School District

Associated event

2014 Fall Pre-Conference


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The W. Edwards Deming Institute was founded in 1993 by internationally renowned statistician, author, and consultant, W. Edwards Deming. The institute brings Deming’s teachings to a new generation for a rapidly evolving new world and to carry on Deming’s belief in inspiring individuals to make a difference, think differently, ask better questions, and seek new knowledge.