2015 Research Seminar




Join us for fascinating research and an engaging seminar experience. 

This year the Deming Research Seminar moves to a new venue at the Georgetown University Conference Center* in Washington, DC.  Hear innovative new approaches and concepts being tested by others to enhance operations, build trust, foster leadership, promote commerce, create ethical business cultures, and sustain success.


Click here for the Research Seminar schedule of events (subject to change).


*While the Deming Research Seminar will be held at the Georgetown University Conference Center, the event is not affiliated with Georgetown University.  


Plenary Session – Monday March 23

Business panel discussion with Loren Feldman, Senior Editor, Forbes

Loren Feldman, Senior Editor at Forbes and former Small-business Editor of The New York Times, will facilitate a business panel discussion with Kelly Allan, Senior Associate, Kelly Allan Associates, Travis Timmons, Fitness Matters Inc., and Fred Warmbier, CEO, Finishing Technology Inc.
Fred and Kelly co-authored a blog for the NYTimes on Deming in small business.  This will be an interactive discussion with the audience on business, careers and the Deming philosophies. 

Watch for future announcements on additional plenary and business panel speakers who will be featured at the Seminar. 

Research Seminar Presenters

The Seminar will present a diverse group of more than 30 presenters from the US, Canada, Australia, China, Mexico, Norway, Poland and Spain, representing a variety of industries, including healthcare, information technology, government, manufacturing, education, and small business. Their research will extend and illustrate Dr. Deming’s theories through topics such as leadership, motivation, change process, optimization, personal transformation, sales and marketing, and organizations as a system.  Presentation formats will vary, from 18-minute TED type talks, to more in-depth 30 and 50-minute sessions with Q & A.

Click here for a list of Seminar presenters and topics.


Learning Discussions – New This Year!

Led by Jim Benson & Tonianne DeMaria Barry, Modus Cooperandi

Participate in discussions based on the Lean Coffee™ format, created by Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith. These structured but highly flexible meetings allow groups to create an agenda at the last moment, then participate in systematic and deep discussions on topics of highest mutual importance. The learning discussions encourage attendees to bring the research and concepts they have heard into their own words and contexts. This generates conversations of shared value, while encouraging diversity of thoughts and the creation of new ideas.

For more on information on Lean Coffee™ go to http://leancoffee.org


Call For Papers
Abstract Deadline Closed
The abstract deadline has passed and presenters have been selected for the 2015 Seminar.
Research Papers Deadline Closed
Research papers must be original works. Guidelines are located here.


Speaker Guidelines

With over 30 presenters and three different length formats there will be many moving parts. To help with your planning and ensure that we stay on track during the Seminar, here is a link to important speaker information and guidelines

Conference Schedule:

A copy of the final program will be included in your attendee kit, which you will receive at seminar check-in.

The Seminar will include plenary sessions and presentations of varying lengths, organized in parallel tracks. Individual presentations include Q&A. Roundtable style learning sessions will also be incorporated in the schedule.


Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the papers in electronic format, as well as a booklet of abstracts for use during the seminar.

Hotel Information:

Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
Leavey Center, Georgetown University
?3800 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057
(202) 687.3200

Make reservation online select the dates of your stay, or call (800) 228.9290.

Holiday Inn Washington-Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

Make reservation online, or call 1-877-531-2705.

A complimentary shuttle will provide transportation to the Georgetown University Conference Center.

At A Glance
Monday, March 23, 2015 throughTuesday, March 24, 2015
Georgetown University Conference Center Washington, DC
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