2018 Annual Conference: Why Deming, Why Now, | 2 Days | October 2018

 Oct 5-6, 2018  Manhattan Beach, California (Westdrift Manhattan Beach [formerly The Manhattan Beach Marriott])  600

AIM

Change not just the way you work—
but how you see the world! 

Back after a two-year hiatus, we are thrilled to once again convene our Annual Conference – The Deming Institute’s flagship event and our most highly attended gathering to inspire transformation.

Come celebrate The Deming Institute’s 25th Anniversary with people like you – committed to and curious about creating joy in work, eliminating fear-based management systems, and harnessing the power of genuine collaboration.  

 

WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR

2018 promises to be a landmark year, as we expand the conference to two full days, and celebrate:

  • Our 25th Anniversary!
  • The launch of an exciting new program that will transform how people access and interact with the Deming teachings.
  • The theme of this year’s conference, “Why Deming, Why Now,” will demonstrate how the Deming approach continues to be relevant, cutting edge, innovative, and adaptable.

 

CONFERENCE TAKEAWAYS

Join Us to Learn:

  • Why Deming: Why is Deming unique? What makes it so powerful and effective at transforming businesses and organizations?
  • Why Now: Why is Deming relevant today? How can it help shape our future? Why do business, government, education, and the economy need it now more than ever?

Discover How Deming Leadership:

  • Unleashes the ability to do more with less resources
  • Removes fear and barriers to collaboration
  • Opens a world of possibilities for joy in work

 

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS 

Balaji S. Reddie

Founder,  The Deming Forum India
Balaji was recently honored by the National Centre for Quality Management for 20 years of contribution to the field of Quality in India. His contributions have been featured in textbooks and coursework on Quality and the Deming Philosophy. An engineer by trade, he is a mentee of Dr. Henry R. Neave.  [Read More]

Bill Bellows, Ph.D.

Deputy Director,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Bill is chairman of the Deming Medal Committee for ASQ and is an editorial board and columnist for the UK’s Lean Management Journal. He served as an Associate (Technical) Fellow for Aerojet Rocketdyne for 26 years and is the founding President of the In2:InThinking Network. [Read More]

David Langford

Superintendent,  Ingenium Schools
The founder and CEO of Langford International, Inc., David is an international consultant, author, and educator whose focus is to create sustained systemic improvement in student learning, school leadership, and organizational processes. [Read More]

Diana Deming Cahill

Chairman and Founding Trustee,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Ms. Deming Cahill is Dr. W. Edwards Deming's daughter. From 1979 to 1993, she accompanied her father at numerous public and private seminars and consulting sessions, classes, and meetings at New York University and at companies in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. [Read More]

Doug Hall

CEO and Founder,  Innovation Engineering and Eureka! Ranch
An avid Deming proponent and author of multiple best-selling books on innovation, leadership, marketing, and new product development, Doug co-hosted the first season of ABC's "American Inventor." He has been named one of America's top idea gurus by A&E Top 10 Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. [Read More]

Dr. Donald M. Berwick

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow,  Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Dr. Berwick is one of the nation's leading authorities on health care quality and improvement. A pediatrician by background, President Obama appointed Dr. Berwick to the position of Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. [Read More]

Dr. Jay Aguda

Chief Information Officer,  Ingenium Schools
Jay leads Ingenium’s Information Services department, comprised of Information Technology, Knowledge & Data Systems Management, and Applications development. [Read More]

Dr. Joyce Orsini

Trustee Emeritus,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Dr. Orsini is the Director of the former Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham University Graduate School of Business. She was a mentee of Dr. Deming and was awarded the Deming Medal by The Metropolitan Section of ASQ as well as the ASQ Deming Medal for Excellence. [Read More]

Dr. Mike Tveite

Statistician
Mike holds a PhD in Statistics and first met Dr. Deming at a four-day seminar in 1986. He went on to help Dr. Deming with 25 of his four-day seminars, and to follow him around while he consulted with a division of General Motors. [Read More]

Dr. Ravi Roy

Senior Research Fellow,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Ravi is The Deming Institute's inaugural Fellow. He is also Director of the W. Edwards Deming Quality, Innovation & Leadership Incubator (QUIL), and Senior Consultant of Quality of Management in the Department of Aviation at Southern Utah University. [Read More]

Gina LaRosa Benedict

Principal Consultant/CEO,  HR Solutions
Gina teaches others how the Deming approach is applied in the human resources arena to reduce costs and create a team that plays well together as they increase productivity. She has partnered with companies as small as Dryden Health Insurance and as large as Johnson & Johnson. [Read More]

Jake Rodgers

Assistant Superintendent,  Ingenium Schools
Jake leads the continual improvement of operational and instructional leadership. His passion is to help students and staff realize that there can be more enjoyment in work and learning by facilitating processes that drive out fear and increase intrinsic motivation, productivity, and cooperation. [Read More]

Joshua Macht

Chief Product and Innovation Officer,  Harvard Business Publishing
Josh has written about Dr. Deming’s management principles for HBR.org and The Boston Globe. He is responsible for product development and innovation efforts across HBP’s three market divisions, and he spearheads the HBP Product Incubator, a unit that explores new ventures and growth opportunities. [Read More]

Katherine Hamilton

Director, Curriculum and Instruction,  Ingenium Schools
Katherine has led the implementation of a quality learning model for students, and she manages the Ingenium Teacher Development System, which drives out fear through intensive feedback and coaching rather than evaluation. She holds a BA in economics from Yale and an MA in education from Stanford. [Read More]

Kelly Allan

Senior Associate,  Kelly Allan Associates, Ltd
Kelly Allan is Chair of The Deming Institute's Advisory Council. In 2004, he was one of 12 people selected by The Deming Institute to design and deliver a 2.5-Day seminar to capture the essence of Dr. Deming’s famous Four-Day Seminars. [Read More]

Kevin Cahill

The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Kevin Edwards Cahill is Dr. Deming’s grandson and currently volunteers full-time as the Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®. [Read More]

Lori Fry

Principal Consultant,  Navigator Management Partners
Lori is a member of The Deming Institute's Advisory Council and author of the blog, The Dignity (at work) Project. She focuses on business model design and organizational change leadership in digital transformation. [Read More]

Paula Marshall

CEO,  Bama Companies
Paula has implemented the Deming Approach into every aspect of her business, which supplies baked goods to some of the largest retail and restaurant chains in the world. She has grown Bama into a $300M company and is the author of multiple books on entrepreneurship, business, and leadership. [Read More]

Ron Moen

Co-Founder & Partner,  Associates in Process Improvement
Ron was a founding member of The Deming Institute and now serves as Trustee Emeritus. He was a helper at 70 of Dr. Deming's 4-day seminars, co-authored the book Improving Quality through Planned Experimentation, and is the 2002 recipient of the Deming Medal by ASQ. [Read More]

TJ Gokcen

CEO,  Acquate
TJ Gokcen is the CEO of Acquate and Chief Software Architect of ED, the world's first end-to-end business systems software designed to lead an organization as a system using the Deming Philosophy, developed in collaboration with The W. Edwards Deming Institute®. [Read More]

Travis Timmons

Owner,  Fitness Matters
Travis has a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. His company, Fitness Matters, competes successfully with national health and wellness brands. He attributes much of its growth and success to the Deming Philosophy, which helps the team deliver superior services and optimal outcomes for patients. [Read More]

Wallace Wei

Chief Business Officer,  Ingenium Schools
Wallace is responsible for managing all Ingenium Schools business services including fiscal management, regulatory compliance, facilities, transportation, food services, purchasing, and risk management. [Read More]

Balaji S. Reddie

Founder,  The Deming Forum India
Balaji was recently honored by the National Centre for Quality Management for 20 years of contribution to the field of Quality in India. His contributions have been featured in textbooks and coursework on Quality and the Deming Philosophy. An engineer by trade, he is a mentee of Dr. Henry R. Neave.  [Read More]

Bill Bellows, Ph.D.

Deputy Director,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Bill is chairman of the Deming Medal Committee for ASQ and is an editorial board and columnist for the UK’s Lean Management Journal. He served as an Associate (Technical) Fellow for Aerojet Rocketdyne for 26 years and is the founding President of the In2:InThinking Network. [Read More]

David Langford

Superintendent,  Ingenium Schools
The founder and CEO of Langford International, Inc., David is an international consultant, author, and educator whose focus is to create sustained systemic improvement in student learning, school leadership, and organizational processes. [Read More]

Diana Deming Cahill

Chairman and Founding Trustee,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Ms. Deming Cahill is Dr. W. Edwards Deming's daughter. From 1979 to 1993, she accompanied her father at numerous public and private seminars and consulting sessions, classes, and meetings at New York University and at companies in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. [Read More]

Doug Hall

CEO and Founder,  Innovation Engineering and Eureka! Ranch
An avid Deming proponent and author of multiple best-selling books on innovation, leadership, marketing, and new product development, Doug co-hosted the first season of ABC's "American Inventor." He has been named one of America's top idea gurus by A&E Top 10 Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. [Read More]

Dr. Donald M. Berwick

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow,  Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Dr. Berwick is one of the nation's leading authorities on health care quality and improvement. A pediatrician by background, President Obama appointed Dr. Berwick to the position of Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. [Read More]

Dr. Jay Aguda

Chief Information Officer,  Ingenium Schools
Jay leads Ingenium’s Information Services department, comprised of Information Technology, Knowledge & Data Systems Management, and Applications development. [Read More]

Dr. Joyce Orsini

Trustee Emeritus,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Dr. Orsini is the Director of the former Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham University Graduate School of Business. She was a mentee of Dr. Deming and was awarded the Deming Medal by The Metropolitan Section of ASQ as well as the ASQ Deming Medal for Excellence. [Read More]

Dr. Mike Tveite

Statistician
Mike holds a PhD in Statistics and first met Dr. Deming at a four-day seminar in 1986. He went on to help Dr. Deming with 25 of his four-day seminars, and to follow him around while he consulted with a division of General Motors. [Read More]

Dr. Ravi Roy

Senior Research Fellow,  The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Ravi is The Deming Institute's inaugural Fellow. He is also Director of the W. Edwards Deming Quality, Innovation & Leadership Incubator (QUIL), and Senior Consultant of Quality of Management in the Department of Aviation at Southern Utah University. [Read More]

Gina LaRosa Benedict

Principal Consultant/CEO,  HR Solutions
Gina teaches others how the Deming approach is applied in the human resources arena to reduce costs and create a team that plays well together as they increase productivity. She has partnered with companies as small as Dryden Health Insurance and as large as Johnson & Johnson. [Read More]

Jake Rodgers

Assistant Superintendent,  Ingenium Schools
Jake leads the continual improvement of operational and instructional leadership. His passion is to help students and staff realize that there can be more enjoyment in work and learning by facilitating processes that drive out fear and increase intrinsic motivation, productivity, and cooperation. [Read More]

Joshua Macht

Chief Product and Innovation Officer,  Harvard Business Publishing
Josh has written about Dr. Deming’s management principles for HBR.org and The Boston Globe. He is responsible for product development and innovation efforts across HBP’s three market divisions, and he spearheads the HBP Product Incubator, a unit that explores new ventures and growth opportunities. [Read More]

Katherine Hamilton

Director, Curriculum and Instruction,  Ingenium Schools
Katherine has led the implementation of a quality learning model for students, and she manages the Ingenium Teacher Development System, which drives out fear through intensive feedback and coaching rather than evaluation. She holds a BA in economics from Yale and an MA in education from Stanford. [Read More]

Kelly Allan

Senior Associate,  Kelly Allan Associates, Ltd
Kelly Allan is Chair of The Deming Institute's Advisory Council. In 2004, he was one of 12 people selected by The Deming Institute to design and deliver a 2.5-Day seminar to capture the essence of Dr. Deming’s famous Four-Day Seminars. [Read More]

Kevin Cahill

The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Kevin Edwards Cahill is Dr. Deming’s grandson and currently volunteers full-time as the Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®. [Read More]

Lori Fry

Principal Consultant,  Navigator Management Partners
Lori is a member of The Deming Institute's Advisory Council and author of the blog, The Dignity (at work) Project. She focuses on business model design and organizational change leadership in digital transformation. [Read More]

Paula Marshall

CEO,  Bama Companies
Paula has implemented the Deming Approach into every aspect of her business, which supplies baked goods to some of the largest retail and restaurant chains in the world. She has grown Bama into a $300M company and is the author of multiple books on entrepreneurship, business, and leadership. [Read More]

Ron Moen

Co-Founder & Partner,  Associates in Process Improvement
Ron was a founding member of The Deming Institute and now serves as Trustee Emeritus. He was a helper at 70 of Dr. Deming's 4-day seminars, co-authored the book Improving Quality through Planned Experimentation, and is the 2002 recipient of the Deming Medal by ASQ. [Read More]

TJ Gokcen

CEO,  Acquate
TJ Gokcen is the CEO of Acquate and Chief Software Architect of ED, the world's first end-to-end business systems software designed to lead an organization as a system using the Deming Philosophy, developed in collaboration with The W. Edwards Deming Institute®. [Read More]

Travis Timmons

Owner,  Fitness Matters
Travis has a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. His company, Fitness Matters, competes successfully with national health and wellness brands. He attributes much of its growth and success to the Deming Philosophy, which helps the team deliver superior services and optimal outcomes for patients. [Read More]

Wallace Wei

Chief Business Officer,  Ingenium Schools
Wallace is responsible for managing all Ingenium Schools business services including fiscal management, regulatory compliance, facilities, transportation, food services, purchasing, and risk management. [Read More]
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28!
 
A limited number of scholarships are available to help to cover the cost of the Annual Conference registration:
 
Student Scholarships
For active students
Student Scholarships cover all but $25 of the conference registration fee.
 
Capital Quality and Innovation (CQI) Scholarships 
For CQI students and graduates
CQI Scholarships cover all but $25 of the conference registration fee. 
 
General Scholarships
For anyone in need who does not fall into the other scholarship categories
General Scholarships cover 100% of the conference registration fee.  
 
 
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the online scholarship form.
Awardees will be notified by email.
 
Questions about applying for a scholarship? Please contact [email protected].
 
 

 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!! THE SPONSOR DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31!

WHY SPONSOR?

Beyond the many benefits we offer to sponsors, the impact your support will make is immeasurable. When people see that you or your company endorses the Institute in this way, it sends the message that Deming is as relevant today as ever. It tells the world that Deming works. It helps us ensure that Dr. Deming’s important work continues. As a nonprofit, we also need your help to continue to keep our conferences and programs accessible and affordable. 

HOW TO SPONSOR

Please review your Sponsorship Opportunities and then SIGN UP ONLINE TO SPONSOR.
You can also contact Darlene Suyematsu at 206-395-3084 or [email protected].


Don’t see a sponsorship level that works for you? We would be happy to discuss a custom sponsorship package that best meets your needs.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the 2018 Annual Conference possible

Transformation Sponsors

Leadership Sponsors

Innovation Sponsors

Conference Program Schedule

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FAQs

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email [email protected]

What's the dress code?

Business casual to casual. We want everyone to be comfortable.

What's the meal plan?

Continental breakfast, beverages, and lunch are included on both days. Dinner is not included.

Is there a special hotel rate for the conference?

A discount for conference attendees is available from Westdrift Manhattan Beach (formerly The Manhattan Beach Marriott) if you book your lodging by September 20!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Click here for more information on transportation and parking options. Hotel parking is not included with your registration; standard rates apply. Conference attendees receive a special parking rate of $10.00 for both all day and overnight use in self park. Valet is $22.00 for 5 hours and $35.00 for overnight. In and out privileges are extended to overnight guests. For non-guests, parking tickets for the discounted rate will be available at the conference registration table.  

What's the cancellation policy?

You must cancel at least 7 business days in advance to receive a full refund.

At A Glance

  • Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Twitter: #Deming

Location

Conference Lodging

Who Should Attend

  • Whether you are a long-time Deming enthusiast or just curious about the Deming approach, this conference is for you. Attendees will include people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds – students, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals from every sector including business, government, healthcare, non-profit, education, and more.

What's Included

  •  
    • Two full days of speakers and interactive sessions
    • Networking reception
    • Interactive Deming Dialogues
    • Panel discussion with Q&A
    • Lunch meet and greet with the speakers
    • Continental breakfast