April 5, 2019 – A2LA hosted its 2019 Technical Forum last weekend in Reston, VA. The event gathered over 400 attendees, including A2LA assessors, accredited organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss the state of the accreditation industry and to engage in professional development related to conformity assessment.
During the conference, attendees enjoyed schedules full of technical sessions, with time in between to engage and connect with one another. There were a variety of exhibitors in attendance, looking to showcase their services. The exhibitor interactions helped expose forum-goers to different laboratory-related vendors while providing exhibitors the opportunity to create and develop relationships with potential customers.
Sessions covered a range of topics such as cannabis testing, forensic sciences, and materials testing, offering insight for a variety of industries. Courses including “ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Review and Analysis of Trends” and “Best Practices in Measurement Uncertainty Evaluation” stood out as popular sessions for the many attendees looking to adapt or conform to ISO/IEC 17025’s 2017 update.
A2LA’s Technical Forum has grown to become one of the largest, multidiscipline events in the accreditation industry. Attracting attendees globally from over a dozen different industries, the conference focuses heavily on strengthening the value of accreditation and continuing to strive for A2LA’s vision; Accreditation Accepted Everywhere. A2LA would like to thank Auto Technology, Qualtrax, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Labtopia, and QMSC for their sponsorship and help to make this year’s Technical Forum possible.
A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers.
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