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2020 RQA International QA Conference

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*Given the current climate with COVID-19, we will be monitoring the situation closely in regard to how the conference will run*


After a year’s break, the RQA Annual Conference returns in 2020. Now called the RQA International QA Conference, we are once again running a full conference programme, with delegates and speakers from across the world.

We held a successful conference in Manchester Central in 2018 and have decided to return for 2020.

The event will consist of plenary, parallel, discussion and workshop sessions together with a large exhibition and poster area.

Super Early Bird

This year we are offering delegates the chance to book the conference at last year's prices with our SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE.  Click here for more details.

Call for Abstracts

Planning for the RQA International QA conference has already started, and we want to make the event as inclusive as possible.  Therefore, we are inviting abstracts on two different types of conference sessions.

Open Discussions:  These sessions are to run from 30 minutes to a maximum of 90 minutes, and should give attendees an opportunity to discuss a topic or issue for the given time.  They should include a short introduction to the topic by the facilitator, and then allow for open discussion from the attendees.  These sessions will take place in smaller rooms, with a defined number of attendees to allow for all participants to have the chance to be involved in the discussion.

Traditional Presentations:  These traditional sessions can run to a maximum of 45 minutes including questions and answers, and should follow a more traditional format of a structured presentation, followed by a Q&A from the delegates. 

Presenters in both of these sessions will be given the opportunity to attend the entire conference for free (Dinner Dance included).

If you would like to present, please complete this simple form to let us know what kind of session you would like to present, with suggested content.  All submissions need to be completed by the 28th February, and will be reviewed by our Programme Committee. 

Click here to submit an abstract

Pre-Conference Training

This year we are running four pre-conference training courses at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.  Click here for all the details.