2012 Annual Fall Conference


A Weekend dedicated to Dr. Deming Iowa State University

“There is no substitute for knowledge…”

W. Edwards Deming

** Pre-Conference Session with a focus on Education – Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm**

Join David P. Langford for an interactive, one-day pre-session exploring how to use Dr. Deming’s legacy to create a learning revolution in classrooms and schools throughout the world. Connect with others to discuss and understand:

  • What is learning?
  • How must monitoring and assessment change?
  • How can you create learning experiences?
  • What strategies create profound learning?
  • What new quality tools are used to improve learning?

** The Annual Deming Institute Fall Conference – Friday, October 5, 2012, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm through 12:00 pm Sunday**

Quality as a Strategy For Success in Business and Education

In conjunction with Iowa State University, The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Conference will explore education and business through the lens of quality and continuous improvement – parts of the proven critical thinking and practices developed by W. Edwards Deming in his remarkable System of Profound Knowledge. Dr. Deming is credited with the Japanese economic miracle after WWII, and his influence is still seen today in world-class organizations ranging from Toyota to Patagonia and Coca Cola bottling to Louisville Slugger, along with many others.

This inspiring and illuminating conference will feature top business leaders and educators covering important and controversial topics, such as why individual bonuses are destructive to team output, why the grading system is holding back education, and why “best efforts and hard work” are not enough to ensure success in business today and tomorrow.

Photographs and/or video may be taken during the course of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Fall Conference. By completing the registration, I hereby give permission and consent, to The W. Edward Deming Institute® to display and disseminate by means of various media my likeness for the purpose of informing the public of my participation in and attendance at the event.

Presenters include:

  • Mike Tveite, statistician at Polaris Industries, consultant, and student of Dr. Deming
  • Bob Browne, CEO of Great Plains (OK) Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • David Langford, founder of Langford Learning International
  • Doug Stilwell, superintendent of Urbandale (IA) Community School district
  • JW Wilson, author of “The Neuroscience of Deming”
  • Sarah Pavelka, senior staff at the Iowa Quality Center
  • Bill Bellows, Assoc. Technical Fellow at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne business unit
  • Tom Rudmik, head of Master’s Academy & College and co-founder/CEO of GEENIUS
  • Bill Scherkenbach, Consultant and student of Dr. Deming
  • Louie Paynter, VP HR Hallmark Building Supplies
  • Ron Moen, co-founder and partner of Associates in Process Improvement, and student of Dr. Deming
  • Bette Moen, Director/Founder of Cedar Crest Academy

Conference Schedule:


6:00pm – 9:00pm – Registration and Reception with all attendees, ISU and Deming Institute representatives – Memorial Hall


7:00am – Registration/Continental Breakfast – Howe Hall
8:00am – Welcome and Morning keynote: Mike Tveite – “Deming 101”
9:45am – Parallel track sessions for Business and Education
12:15pm – Box Lunch
1:00pm – Afternoon keynote: JW Wilson – “Learning Code for Education & Business”
2:15pm – Parallel track sessions for Business and Education
5:00pm – Networking and refreshments – Memorial Union
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Evening keynote: Bill Scherkenbach – “I Remember It Well…”


7:00am – Registration/Continental Breakfast – Howe Hall
8:00am – First keynote: Ron Moen – “Prediction Is the Problem”
9:45am – Second keynote: Tom Rudmik – “Thriving in the World of Massive Change”
11:00am – Summary Panel, with Q&A Noon – Pizza and Planning Forward


Sponsorship Opportunities

For students: Scholarships are available. Students with a scholarship will pay just $25 toward the cost of the event. For information on scholarships for ISU students, contact Alex Rausch arausch@iastate.edu. For non-ISU student scholarships contact Dan Robertson danrobrtsn@aol.com. We hope to see you at the conference and encourage you to post this flyer for others who might be interested!

At A Glance
Friday, October 5, 2012 throughSaturday, October 6, 2012
Iowa State University Ames, Iowa
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