LAS VEGAS-The Technical Committee of the 2006 International Conference on ISO 9000 is seeking proposals for technical sessions and workshops. The committee is particularly interested in practical information, proven strategies and lessons learned.

Technical presentations are typically 45 minutes including question and answer; however, presentations between 30 to 90 minutes in length will be considered. Workshops are typically four hours to three days. There is no limit to the type or number of proposals submitted for consideration.

The industries represented at the conference are a cross-section of aerospace, defense, government, automotive, service, public safety, chemicals, construction, electronics, telecommunications, energy, equipment, financial, food and beverage, healthcare, information technology, medical devices, metals, mining, agriculture, optical, pharmaceuticals, printing, public administration, recycling, rubber and plastic products, textiles

and transportation.

The Technical Committee will review abstracts for relevance, innovation, demonstrated application and technical content. Priority will be given to best practices and case studies that have resulted in measurable improvements to organizational processes or customer satisfaction.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is August 19, 2005. Send proposals electronically to papers@iso9000conference.

com. For more information on specific topics and requirements, visit or call John Gray, technical program chair

at (757) 764-9372.

The 2006 conference will be held at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, March 7 to 8.