Speaking

The following is a listing of conferences, workshops and events I will be attending. If you are interested in connecting, I may have extra time and be available to speak or consult at your location. Please email me Email Icon.

Upcoming Events
2016
March 2-3, 2016
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TISQA Conference 2016
Delivering a session on "Weighing and Re-weighing the Risks".
April 18-22, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
QUEST Conference 2016
Delivering a full day workshop on "Test Leadership - Problem Solving".
Past Events
2015
April 20 - 24, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
QUEST Conference 2015
Delivered a 1/2 day workshop on "Leading Business Testers".

2014
March 12 - 13, 2014
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TISQA Conference 2014
Delivered a keynote presentation on "Raising the Bar by Raising Awareness" and a track session on "The Power of Mindmapping". Also co-facilitating a full day workshop with Jason Kowaluk on "Is Your Testing Dead? How Would you Know?".
April 7 - 11, 2014
Baltimore, Washington D.C.
QUEST Conference 2014
Delivered a 1/2 day workshop on "The Power of MindMapping" and a track session on "Raising the Bar by Raising Awareness".

2013
October 29 - 31, 2013
Bilbao, Spain
QA & Test Conference 2013
Delivered a keynote presentation on "Snowflakes and Stakeholders: No Two Are the Same".
April 23 - 25, 2013
San Diego, California
STPCON Spring Conference 2013
Delivered a keynote presentation on "Transforming Testing in Your Organization".
April 16, 2013
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG April Session
Participated in a panel debate on "Quality Assurance vs Testing".
April 13, 2013
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2013
Co-hosted the workshop with Nancy Kelln. Presented on the topic "Test Reporting and Communication".

2012
November 4 - 8, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
AYE Conference 2012
Attended the AYE Conference as a participant with hosts Esther Derby, Don Gray, Johanna Rothman, and Jerry Weinberg.
October 17 - 19, 2012
Bilbao, Spain
QA & Test Conference 2012
Delivered "The Power of Mindmapping" as a keynote and presented "Transforming Your Organization" as a session.
Received the "Best Speaker" award for the conference.
July 16 - 18, 2012
San Jose, California
CAST Conference 2012
Presented "Thinking About Testing as a Service" as a workshop. Also attended as a participant and as a member of the AST Board of Directors.
April 17, 2012
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG April Session
Presented a lightning talk on "Using Mindmaps in Testing".
March 26 - 29, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana
STPCON Spring Conference 2012
Co-facilitated "Testers: Behind the Scenes of Every Great Project" as a full day workshop with Nancy Kelln. Also presented "Tomorrow's Test Management".
March 24 - 25, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana
AST Board Meeting
March 17 - 18
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2012
Co-hosted the workshop with Nancy Kelln. Presented on the topic "Testing as a Service".
February 29 - March 1, 2012
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TISQA Conference 2012
Co-facilitated "Testers: Behind the Scenes of Every Great Project" as a full day workshop with Nancy Kelln. Also presented "Inspiring Passion in Testing Teams" and "Tomorrow's Test Management".

2011
November 21- 24
Manchester, England
EuroSTAR Conference 2011
Co-facilitated "Test Estimation and the Art of Negotiation" as a 1/2 day workshop with Nancy Kelln.
October 2 - 7
Anaheim, California
STARWEST Conference 2011
Co-presented "Test Estimation and the Art of Negotiation" with Nancy Kelln.
August 8 - 10
Seattle, Washington
CAST Conference 2011
Attended as a participant and as a member of the AST Board of Directors.
May 9 - 13
Bangalore, India
STEP-AUTO Conference 2011
Presented "A Revolution in Test Management" as a keynote presentation.
April 4 - 8
Boston, Massachusetts
QUEST Conference 2011
Presented "Beyond the Templates: Adaptive Test Planning" as a 1/2 day workshop and "Deception Dangers of the Numbers Game" as a 90 minute workshop. Facilitated roundtable "Table Talk" session on the topic of "Metrics and Measurement".
March 22 - 24
Nashville, Tennessee
STPCON Conference 2011
Presented "Deception Dangers of the Numbers Game" and track host for the "Test Processes" and "Management Side of Testing" tracks. Presented "Speed Geeking Breakfast Bytes" session on the topic of "Weekend Testing Americas".
March 15
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG March Session
Presented "Deception Dangers of the Numbers Game".
March 12 - 13
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2011
Co-hosted the workshop with Nancy Kelln. Presented as part of the "Test Estimation - Perspectives on the Facts and Fictions" topic for 2011.
February 7 - 9
Calgary, Alberta
Rapid Software Testing by Michael Bolton
Co-hosted the Rapid Software Testing course instructed by Michael Bolton with Unimagined Testing.

2010
November 29 - December 2
Copenhagen, Denmark
EuroStar Conference 2010
Presented "Inspiring Passion in Testing Teams".
November 13 - 14
San Francisco, California
AST Board Meeting
November 7 - 10
Phoenix, Arizona
AYE Conference 2010
1st time attending the AYE Conference with hosts Esther Derby, Don Gray, Johanna Rothman, Steve Smith, and Jerry Weinberg (host emeritus).
October 18 - 21
Toronto, Ontario
TesTrek Symposium 2010
Presented the "Beyond the Templates: Test Planning in Context" as a 90 minute workshop and "Inspiring Passion in Testing Teams".
August 2 - 4
Grand Rapids, Michigan
CAST Conference 2010
Presented "Assessing Your Value as a Tester".
July 17 - 18
Toronto, Ontario
TWST Workshop 2010
Presented "No Place for Emotions in Software Testing!" as part of the "Reporting on Testing to Project Stakeholders" topic for 2010.
April 19 - 23
Dallas, Texas
QUEST Conference 2010
Co-Facilitated "Rowing Together Through Effective Communication" as a 1/2 day workshop with Nancy Kelln and presented "Inspiring Passion in Testing Teams". Facilitated roundtable "Table Talk" sessions on the topics of "Leadership & Teams" and "Testing Techniques".
March 26
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-Facilitated "Rowing Together Through Effective Communication" as a 1/2 day workshop with Nancy Kelln.
March 20 - 21
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2010
Co-hosted the workshop with Nancy Kelln. Presented "Believing in Yourself" as part of the "Perspectives on Your Most Valuable Testing Skill" topic for 2010.

2009
October 26 - 29
Toronto, Ontario
TesTrek Symposium 2009
Co-presented "Enhancing the Agile Testers Toolbox" with Nancy Kelln.
September 26 - 27
TWST Workshop 2009, Toronto, Ontario
Presented "Inspiring Passion in Testing Teams" as part of the "Coaching and Mentoring Testers" topic for 2009.
September 15
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG September 2009 Session
Presented "Continuous Improvement - From Incremental Changes to Monumental Leaps".
July 13 - 16
Colorado Springs, Colorado
CAST Conference 2009
Co-presented "Testing Within All the Shades of Agile" and "Rowing Together - Communication Roadblocks between PM's and Testers" with Nancy Kelln.
June 18
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Test Estimations".
March 12
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Testing Within Agile" as a full day workshop with Nancy Kelln.

2008
September 15
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Vision for Software Testing Centre of Competency".
July 30
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Test Plans & Strategies" as a 1/2 day workshop.
May 7
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Release Management" presentation.

2007
February 20
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Software Quality Assurance & Testing Approaches".
January 10
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Expanding Your Testing Knowledge - A Balderdash Workshop" as a full day workshop with Nancy Kelln.

2006
November 8
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "What the Numbers Can & Cannot Tell You - Analyzing Defect Metrics" as a full day workshop.
October 22
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Adapting to Agile - Tester Roleplaying" as a full day workshop with Nancy Kelln.
August 16
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Software Test Planning" as a full day workshop with Nancy Kelln.
July 13
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Defect Management" as a full day workshop.

2005
October 28
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Testing Tools & Methodologies".
October 23
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Software Industry Testing Types & Uses".
May 31
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "Facilitating Effective Lessons Learned Sessions".