Who doesn’t like a reason to celebrate? 2011 marks Quality’s 50th anniversary and we’ll be celebrating with all the pomp and circumstance befitting of a golden anniversary. But what’s a celebration if there’s no one to share it with? That’s where you come in.

Throughout 2011, Quality will be taking a look back, as well as a look forward, at the evolution of quality and we’d want to hear your stories-the good, the bad, the funny and all of those in between.

Certainly we all have a few good “war” stories we’ve shared with others in the trenches, or in my case, the unsuspecting family during dinner.

Not sure how you can contribute? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

How has quality changed since you started in the industry, and how have the changes impacted your job? Have the changes been for better or for worse?

What one single piece of equipment, software, technique or methodology has had the biggest influence on how do your job?

How did you start your career in quality?

What advice do you have for anyone starting in the quality field today?

Will there ever be another quality guru in the likes of Juran, Deming and Crosby?

Where will the industry be 50 years from now?

Share your thoughts with me at[email protected], with other members of the Quality community at theQuality Magazine LinkedIn Group page, thethe Quality Facebook pageand onTwitter .


It’s TIME!

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Focusing on the most important topics related to test, inspection and measurement, the 2011 Quality Conference, held in conjunction with UNC Charlotte, will deliver a truly unique and intimate platform focusing on advancing the manufacturing industry. Featuring 45-minute presentations over two days and three tracks, plus multiple workshops, the Quality Conference will deliver top-notch education through case studies and hands-on professional examples.

By investing in top-level education you are investing in your company and positioning yourself as a leader in the industry. This is the one conference you can’t miss in 2011, as it is 100% focused on helping amplify skills and effectiveness during the toughest marketing climate in history.

Join us at this must-attend event, full of hands-on technology updates, real-world insights and strategies. Hundreds of industry professionals are expected to attend the 13th annual Quality Conference, on April 11-13, 2011, at its new location in Charlotte, NC. For more information, or to register, visitwww.qualitymagconference.com