2013 Annual Fall Conference

October 18-20, 2013 : West Lafayette, Indiana

A Weekend Dedicated to Dr. Deming

“There is no substitute for knowledge…” W. Edwards Deming

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Out of the Crisis - New Thinking for a Sustainable World

The W. Edwards Deming Institute® and Purdue University present a weekend conference sharing the ideas of Dr. Deming and their connection to the critical concept of sustainability.

Top leaders and educators will explore the theories of Dr. Deming in the current context of businesses, organizations and communities and share the innovative thinking vital to creating a sustainable world.

This energizing and interactive conference will provide an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with speakers, Deming family members, and other attendees currently using Deming's teachings in their organizations. You'll come away enthused and inspired!

Who should attend Institute conferences are open to all -- practitioners, students, executives, administrators, managers, educators, and individual contributors -- across business, government, education, and communities.

Scholarships Student Scholarships Conference scholarships are available for active students. The scholarships cover $200 of the student registration fee.

Named Scholarships Three named scholarships are available for conference registration fees and travel/lodging for out of town events. The maximum award is $1,200. To be eligible, you must demonstrate an interest in the teachings of Dr. Deming and have a background suitable to the event for which you are seeking scholarship support. Applicants must complete the online application form by September 20, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • Lola S. Deming Scholarship
  • Pluma Irene Scholarship
  • Dorothy Deming Scholarship

Scholarship Application Process To apply for a scholarship, complete and submit the online application form. You will receive an email advising you of the status of your request once the Scholarship Committee has reviewed your application.

Student Scholarship Application form

Named Scholarship Application - Closed

If you have questions about the Scholarship Program, please contact scholarships@deming.org.

Recording Consent Photographs and/or video may be taken during the course of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Fall Conference 2013. By registering I give my permission and consent to The W. Edwards Deming Institute® to use my name, comments, photo or video to promote and generate awareness of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® and its programs, services and events.

Event Pricing: Regular: $325   Early Bird: $275  Student: $225
Registration Deadlines: Early Bird Registration ends: 09/09/13


Conference Schedule: 

Friday 6:00pm - 9:00pm – Registration/Reception/Hors d'oeuvres Saturday 7:00am - 8:00am – Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00am - 4:45pm – Conference 5:30pm - 8:30pm – Dinner/Speaker Sunday 7:00am - 8:00am – Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00am - 1:30pm - Conference

For a more detailed schedule click here to download a PDF of the schedule
Hotel Information: 
Purdue Union Club Hotel -- Located on campus, only one block from the conference meeting rooms. A limited number of rooms are set aside for our event. Guest room rates are $98/night for standard (Queen/Double/Twin), $108/night for a Double Standard (2 Doubles) or Family (3 beds), and $128/night for Deluxe (2 Doubles, small fridge). Reservations are being accepted now by telephone only at (800)320.6291. Tell them you are with the 'Deming Institute.' Courtyard by Marriott -- located on State Road 26 near Interstate 65 Campus Inn -- Less than a mile from campus Four Points Sheraton There is no availability on October 18th, but they have rooms available on October 19th and 20th. Holiday Inn City Centre They have availability all three nights.

Transportation: Purdue University's Visitor Information webpage offers transportation options from Airports, Automobile, Train, and Bus.