Transforming Quality

This year’s conference is "Amp it up!" We are exploring ways that technology and processes can amplify quality - both through software systems and through human systems (your company, organization, and team).

This year's conference is a hybrid event: both physically in Portland, Oregon, and virtually on Zoom. Join us October 9-11, 2023!  Registration for the conference is now open -- get the early-bird discount.

Call for Proposals

PNSQC’s Call for Proposals for 2023 is now closed. We've received a number of great proposals and the Program Committee is now in the midst of its evaluation process. For those authors who submitted proposals, and are selected by the Program Committee, you'll receive notification by the end of May. Then, you'll begin the process of working with one to two reviewers who'll be assigned to help you turn out a magnificent masterpiece professional paper. They'll support you in giving feedback and helping you one step at a time via numerous drafts.

Since its inception, the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) has put quality at the forefront. The conference program emphasizes three tracks of interest in developing high-quality software:

  • Emerging Technologies and Concepts
  • Management, Leadership, and People
  • Processes and Tools

Mark Your Calendars

Plan to attend the 41st annual PNSQC from October 9-11, 2023 - online and in Portland.

The 40th PNSQC Conference is History - Take a Look at Our Award Winners, Keynotes, and More

PNSQC's 40th-anniversary conference marked our first year as a hybrid conference -- it was a challenge and also a lot of fun. A huge thank you again to all the terrific Keynotes and Invited Speakers, Technical Paper presenters, Workshop leaders, fabulous Sponsors, dedicated Paper Reviewers, Volunteers, attendees, and Board Members for making the Pacific NW Software Quality Conference so great. Congratulations to our top three speakers nominated and evaluated by their peers at the conference.

  1. Driving Quality Improvements Through Orthogonal Root Cause Analysis by Amol Patil

  2. Building A Modern Quality Program From The Ground Up by Jeff Sing

  3. Application Of Usability Testing To GUIs For Electronic Design Automation Industry by Kirolos George

Watch the Keynotes

Meanwhile, catch the 2022 Keynotes on the PNSQC YouTube channel.  With more than 50 talks, panels, and discussions packed into two days, there’s so much you may have missed or want to revisit. Get inspired, learn from a speaker’s tips or insights, and share a video with your team or colleagues.

Keynotes, Invited Speakers, Presentations and Events

The conference always has a variety of industry recognized keynote speakers, and invited speakers, panel discussions on key topics of today and tomorrow. There will also be lightning sessions, workshops, and social events. Interesting Conference Papers, Presentations and Posters will provide new ideas and insights that can be applied upon returning to work. The conference is also complemented by a full day of workshops that allow for a deep dive into topical and interesting subjects. Look for more details unfolding over the next few months as the conference agenda is finalized.

Tracks Abound

The Program Committee is putting a lot of energy and enthusiasm into the tracks this year. Having more speakers and shorter breaks was a popular change for last year that will be carried forward this year. The tracks cover a wide range of topics designed to interest managers, developers, testers, and other engineering professionals. 

Sponsors and Partners

PNSQC invites sponsors and partners to contact us about opportunities for supporting the conference while sharing your brand with attendees. Financial support may qualify for tax deductions as PNSQC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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