Why Attend?


QUEST: A place to LEARN

Full Day Classes

Maximize your QUEST 2018 experience by starting the week with full day, in-depth, expert-led classes in a range of focus areas.


Build new skills in specific areas through in-depth lectures and exercises that enhance the learning experience.

Keynote Speakers

Gain insight into effective strategies and industry trends impacting IT software quality from industry and corporate leaders.

Industry Practice Sessions

Learn best practices and new innovative approaches from the deep knowledge and diverse experience of IT quality and testing experts.

Exhibitor Expo and Talks

Learn about specific software quality and testing tools and services in the marketplace through technical presentations, product demonstrations, hands-on usage, and exhibitor booths.

Certification Preparation Classes

Prepare for professional certification by reviewing the Common Body of Knowledge for the quality and testing professions.

One-on-One Expert Coaching

Meet individually with a conference speaker or the QAI Global Institute’s professional staff for advice on your most pressing issues.

QUEST: An opportunity to ASSESS

Solutions Benchmarking and Case Studies Sessions

Compare your quality and testing practices against those of other companies and organizations as presented by peer managers and practitioners.

Industry Expert Panel

Listen to industry thought leaders discuss specific industry topics allowing you to ask questions, meet them personally, and Assess your organizations maturity in select industry practices.

Certification Examinations

Assess your knowledge and skills by taking a certification practice examination.

QUEST: A setting to APPLY

Manager’s Solutions Workshop

Develop strategies and solutions to common challenges facing quality and test managers through shared knowledge and lessons learned in an exclusive, interactive workshop for managers.

Best Practices Workshops

Gain insight through lecture and hands-on experience through exercises with proven practices for improving software quality and testing through processes, people, tools, and organizational change.

Special Interest Groups Roundtables

Discuss and share experiences in specialized topics with fellow conference attendees in an informal setting

QUEST: A chance to CONNECT

Manager’s Workshop Connection Dinner

Reserved for the attendees of the Manager’s Solutions Workshop, this dinner event provides an opportunity to continue discussions from the workshop and connect with your peers, the QAI faculty, and thought leaders in a more informal setting. The evening outing is an ideal forum for networking as well as sharing and exchanging ideas and experiences.

Welcome Reception

This reception welcomes all QUEST attendees and provides an opportunity to meet fellow conference attendees in an informal setting with appetizers, drinks, and raffles. Information will be provided to help out-of-town guests become familiar with the San Antonio River Walk area.

Night on the Town

Join your professional peers, industry experts, and the QUEST Conference Team for an unforgettable evening in San Antonio. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, dinner and entertainment for a fun evening experiencing the culture and beauty of San Antonio.

EXPO Reception

The closing event of the Exhibitors EXPO is a reception open to all conference attendees. This is a great opportunity to meet with the exhibitors in a social setting and to connect with fellow conference attendees. A great evening of food, drink, raffle prizes and fun!

QUEST Mobile App

The QUEST Mobile App, along with providing all the information you need to navigate the conference, also provides a great way to connect with other conference attendees and easily share your contact information. Be sure to play the connection games to meet people and win prizes.

Location, Location, Location

The QUEST Conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency River Walk which sits strategically in the heart of everything San Antonio. Flanked on one side by the famous River Walk, enjoy the festive atmosphere with other QUEST guests right at your doorstep. Opposite the River Walk stands the Alamo National Heritage Site. The QUEST Conference team will be scheduling group tours of the Alamo. Experience the history just steps away.