Top QA Events in 2023
The Ultimate Guide by QAwerk
Quarter 2: April, May, June
Attending tech conferences globally allows you to connect with leading experts who readily share their knowledge and experience in software development and testing. Don’t miss out on your chance to get a peek at the latest innovations, technology tricks, and emerging trends.
We’ve prepared a list of upcoming QA events to help you gain valuable knowledge, discover new business opportunities, and advance your career. You will definitely find that very event that meets your interests, preferences, and budget. So let’s get this show on the road!
InflectraCON, April 19-21, Washington, DC, United States, offline
InflectraCON is a premier event devoted to software development, testing, DevOps, agile, cybersecurity, leadership, and tech innovations. In 2023, the event will be hosted in person in the capital city of the United States, and will last for 3 days.
The conference will cover global trends in emerging technologies, as well as the latest techniques in the software development and testing space. A great variety of workshops, keynotes, thought leadership talks, and sessions will be presented on multiple conference tracks. The conference offers different pass options to fit your specific needs, interests, and budget.
InflectraCON encourages discussions with industry experts and networking with fellow technologists from around the world. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insight, grow your skills, and learn from the best in the tech landscape.
InflectraCON 2023 is set in the heart of the nation’s capital – the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. You can reach the location by all means of public transportation. Those willing to stay overnight can make a guest room reservation online or via phone call.
- From $149,99, express pass
- Group discounts start from 3+ team members
TestingStage, April 21, Kyiv, Ukraine, virtual
TestingStage conference is open to all testing professionals interested in test automation, game testing, embedded, test management, security, and performance. The theme of the event is “Quality as a Motto”.
Conference organizers have invited 15 authoritative and credible speakers from the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Australia, and Ukraine. All of them are experts with many years of experience in different domains. The event will be held online in English, and will feature 16 informative sessions.
The speakers will discuss API test automation without code, using ChatGPT to improve web app testing, and observability for test automation. How to deploy smaller changes more frequently? How to improve and track your test coverage? These and many other questions will be answered too.
The TestingStage conference will start at 9.50 a.m. Kyiv time (GMT + 3), and will be streamed live in full HD quality. You will be able to communicate with the speakers, ask questions, and exchange ideas with conference attendees in a dedicated Slack channel.
- Free registration or donate $20-100
QA&TEST Safety and Cybersecurity, April 26-27, Madrid, Spain, offline
QA&TEST Safety and Cybersecurity is a multisectoral and multidisciplinary conference celebrating its third edition.
The event brings together product designers, developers, QA engineers, and those in charge of certification. It also suits companies specializing in the development of security tools that ensure the safety of applications across their life cycle.
At QA&TEST SafSec, you can hear expert-led speeches addressing the entire life cycle of a product or system. The speakers will share their wealth of knowledge regarding techniques attackers use to break into devices and steal intellectual property, as well as some of the tools and defense mechanisms developers can leverage to protect products from these attacks.
In-between presentations, there will be coffee-breaks in the Hall. QA&TEST SafSec will not only acquaint its attendees with the Basque and Spanish cuisine during lunch and banquet-dinner, but also will offer them a special farewell cocktail at the end of the conference.
The full list of speakers is yet to be announced, so check the official website to keep up to date on all news about the program.
- From €250 + VAT for an individual pass (around $265)
STAREAST, April 30-May 5, Orlando, Florida, United States, hybrid
STAREAST is the industry’s premier conference on software testing and quality assurance. It is a welcoming spot for developers, testers, quality engineers, software managers, and other IT professionals worldwide.
The comprehensive program of the conference consists of more than 75 talks, keynotes, half- or full-day tutorials, in-depth training for multi-days, and dynamic sessions covering test automation, test management, agile testing, mobile testing, security testing, and performance testing. Plus, you will have a 6-month access to virtual content after the event.
Keynotes will discuss the different quality layers and how they drive improvements in your company, rest API testing strategies, testing ML-based applications, seven common negotiating gambits and some of the measures to counter these.
Apart from learning sessions, there will be a variety of additional activities during the week – morning yoga or jogs, the Leadership Summit, Women Who Test, and the genius testing bar. For in-person attendees the venue is Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL, or you can join STAREAST Virtual directly from your device and watch the sessions online.
- Free for online attendees, a limited pass
- From $2145, conference pass for 2 days
The National Software Testing Conference, May 16-17, London, UK, offline
The National Software Testing Conference is a UK-based event supported by the industry leading journal TEST Magazine. The conference gathers together CTOs, test leads, QA engineers, software developers, test managers, and other professionals interested in software testing and QA.
All delegates are welcomed to join workshops, keynotes, sessions, and presentations with top speakers. The first day of the 2023 conference is called “Directors Day”, for its target audience is directors, heads, and C-level executives.
By attending “Day 2” of the event, you will learn how to use the latest technologies and enhance your knowledge of the industry. Experts will discuss managerial aspects of testing, AI tools for test automation, continuous security testing, and many other relevant topics.
The 2023 edition of STC will be hosted at the British Museum in central London. What a remarkable venue! A must-see place with rich history and a huge permanent collection.
- From £499 + VAT for Directors Day 1 (around $605)
- From £499 + VAT for Whole Community Day 2 (around $605)
Test Automation Days, May 24-25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, offline
Test Automation Days is one of the main gathering places for the global test automation community.
The event is suitable for developers, IT quality experts, project and test managers, CTOs and CIOs, software providers, and other engineering professionals. The program of a two day conference includes workshops, masterclasses, informative speeches, and sessions.
At masterclasses, the attendees will discover the basics of AI-driven test automation and scriptless test automation through the graphical user interface. They will also learn how to simulate an agile working environment and improve test automation code. The conference provides a great opportunity to learn by doing.
The second day will be filled with transforming talks and presentations from the world’s leading test automation experts. The conference participants will delve into modular automation, non-functional ethical testing of NLP models, test automation for cryptocurrency wallets, testing serverless applications in AWS, and much more.
The event takes place in the Postillion Convention Center WTC, which is conveniently located in the City Center part of Rotterdam.
- From €445 + VAT, conference-only ticket (around $470)
- From €495 + VAT, workshop-only ticket (around $525)
Software Quality Days, May 23-25, Munich, Germany, offline
Software Quality Days is one of the major events in southern Europe devoted to software quality and testing.
With three exciting days filled with insights, tutorials, networking, and practice-oriented implementation lectures, attendees will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a high scientific content that taps into the innovation in the field of software quality.
The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to quality assurance, including the key ones: testing (methods, automation, tools), application lifecycle management, architecture and coding (code quality, maintainability), DevOps, and continuous delivery.
Top keynotes, lectures, and application-oriented experiences will be presented in both English and German languages on 5 different tracks. During coffee and lunch breaks, attendees can network with forward-thinking industry leaders and exchange ideas with like-minded individuals in the exhibition area.
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre. The hotel is a 5 minute S Bahn ride from the Old Town’s main square, Marienplatz.
- From €290 + VAT for 1 workshop (around $310)
- From €1240 + VAT for both conference days (around $1315)
QA Global Summit, May 30-31, virtual
QA Global Summit is a huge tech meeting with more than 5000 attendees gathered by Geekle, a leading event organizer in a variety of IT areas. The speakers are influential IT people specializing in testing, QA automation, and software quality.
If you’ve thought about starting a career in QA, here you’ll gain basic knowledge in the field of software testing, and also learn how to use different testing tools, techniques, and methods effectively.
The seniors will learn about the importance of custom web components, and how to automate Shadow DOM components with WebDriver. One of the speakers will shed light on how QAs can actively contribute to the source code quality by using the approach called Functional Code Review. Another speech will touch upon the process of building automated quality gates into CI pipelines, the structure of these pipelines, and the meaning of different stages.
- Free, entry level track
- From $99, senior and entry level tracks
The GreaTest Quality Convention, June 2, Zürich, Switzerland, offline
The Greatest Quality Convention is a one-day quality-focused event with a single track of talks. This is a fine platform for dialogue and share of experience for everyone interested in the future of quality, testing, and teams.
The convention is based in Switzerland, but organizers will hold it in English to create a favorable atmosphere for global collaboration and make it a welcoming place for international delegation.
During informative sessions, attendees will discover five criteria that define quality in a general sense, factors that affect the work and the roles of testers and software professionals, the complexity of systems-of-systems testing, and the importance of “validation” in V&V.
The venue is the Event Space Kraftwerk, a unique innovation space for hosting conferences, workshops, presentations, panel discussions, and other events. The location is within walking distance to Zurich main station, and is easily accessible by public transport.
- From ₣350 + VAT (around $375)
Nordic Testing Days, June 7-9, Tallinn, Estonia, on-site
Nordic Testing Days is an annual conference that welcomes everyone interested in software development cycle, testing, and quality.
The event is organized by volunteers, primarily testing experts, who are driven by a desire to strengthen the community and improve the learning of software testing. It will be a 3-day conference full of inspiring tutorials and workshops where attendees can focus on a particular topic in a hands-on setting.
The conference invites both experienced testers and the ones who are just getting into the IT industry. Nordic Testing Days aims to create an environment where speakers can share their experience in the field by telling success and failure stories.
It will be a cool tech party with beverages, entertainment, and a full lunch and dinner buffet. The event will take place in Kultuurikatel, a unique cultural organization which occupies a prized, seaside location in the heart of Tallinn.
- From €594, conference-only ticket (around $630)
- From €594, workshop-only ticket (around $630)
- From €845, full package (tutorial + conference) (around $918)
EuroSTAR, June 13-16, Antwerp, Belgium, offline
EuroSTAR is the longest running and largest conference in Europe. Since 1993, it has brought together an independent and welcoming community to connect, learn, and grow.
Annually, the conference hosts more than 1000 software testers, QA engineers, CEOs, test managers, and other quality assurance professionals from all over the world. EuroSTAR is a fun and energetic event featuring new experiences, keynotes, tutorials, and talks that will inspire new and experienced conference goers alike.
The conference offers a great opportunity to share a space with the best thinkers and the brightest minds in software testing. No surprise it has been called “Disneyland for testers”, considering the rich EuroSTAR programme that covers various topics: test automation, communication, software testing, leadership and management, creating healthy organizations, and much more.
You can meet fellow testers over coffee, collaborate in engaging tutorials, and make new connections at EuroSTAR. The venue is Flanders Convention Centre at Antwerp Zoo, Belgium.
- From €895 + VAT for 1 day (around $950)
- From €2530 + VAT for 4 days (around $2680)
Stand With Ukraine
In today’s reality, Ukrainians do not arrange international tech events here in Ukraine for obvious safety reasons. Instead, they focus on polishing their delivery workflows and ensuring service continuity. The war has ravaged businesses, but Ukrainians have shown remarkable resilience and determination in response to Russia’s imperial aggression.
Our QAwerk team has focussed on the safety of its peers and got them to safer places to ensure favorable working conditions. We continue hiring and working in Ukraine to generate income and provide our fellow citizens with the much-needed livelihood opportunities.
It’s been more than one year since Russia’s full-scale invasion. Yet, Ukraine’s tech ecosystem is thriving in the face of constant challenges. We keep delivering our services, helping our clients detect flaws and improve their software performance.
Stand with Ukraine by working with Ukraine! If you or your friends are looking for a QA partner specializing in testing web2 & web3 solutions – feel free to get in touch.