2015 Research Seminar
21st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DEMING 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!
|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
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
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.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
Leavey Center, Georgetown University
?3800 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057
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.
Our Deming Research Seminar is intended to impart knowledge and encourage deeper learning. Attendees will hear speakers from all over the world who are utilizing, researching, writing about and extending the Deming Management Method in a variety of ways. Some are using it in their organizations, while others are incorporating it in academic research, books, articles, blogs and other social media.
Attendees will be of all ages, experiences and backgrounds – including college students, entrepreneurs, and professionals from businesses, government, non-profits and educational institutions.