The premier conferences for software testing and quality assurance professionals. Come away from a STAR conference ready to put your knowledge to work immediately. Our comprehensive program includes short sessions, half- and full-day tutorials, multi-day in-depth training, and a Leadership Summit.

May 1 - May 6, 2016
Orlando, FL
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World
October 2 - October 7, 2016
Anaheim, CA
Disneyland Hotel
October 23 - October 27, 2016
Toronto, Canada
Hyatt Regency Toronto
May 7 - May 12, 2017
Orlando, FL
Rosen Centre Hotel

All STAR Software Testing Conferences feature:

Keynotes from industry thought leaders

Half- and full-day tutorials to let you dive deep into topics

Pre-conference training classes, including Agile Tester Certification, Mobile Application Testing, Software Tester Certification-Foundation Level, and more

Networking sessions designed to get you talking with the experts and your colleagues

Conference sessions on major testing issues and solutions, including test management, test techniques, performance testing, test automation, agile testing, mobile testing, and more

The Testing Expo featuring the top technologies, tools, and solutions providers, all under one roof

The Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, an interactive exchange of leadership ideas and experiences

I have learned so much from this week. ISTQB Foundation Level training was great and the networking opportunities were too.

Joshua Miller -

There was a pleasing variety of topics. It was very smoothly run. The food was excellent.

Richard Doyle - Investors Group

Wonderful senior testers took me under their wings and encouraged me to fly. I feel so optimistic now! This was a transformative experience.

Claire Moss - Daxko

I really liked the variety of track sessions that were offered. Really did a great job at covering all testing possibilities.

Alex Pappas - Freddie Mac

I am certainly leaving with a wealth of knowledge. Will sure take some time to digest but in a good way!!!

Amarnath Guddeti - Service Benefit Plan Administration Services Corp

Loved this. Highly motivating. Can't wait to get back and share info to enlist change in the culture!

Heather Trivett - Naval Surface Warfare Center

This is my first STAREAST Conference experience and it was excellent. I have attended many, many conferences in my career and this one was everything I expected and more. Excellent information presented for all aspects of testing and many networking opportunities.

Terry Capps - FedEx

You have the best minds in the industry here under one roof and educating us!

Kevin Dailey - Mayo Clinic

The most effective training a QA manager can have in 4 days.

Mike Chernick - UPS

I had high expectations for the conference, presenters, and networking opportunities, and STARWEST exceeded my expectations.

Sara Geiken - Wells Fargo

STAREAST offered renowned speakers who expanded our thoughts and gave better insight into testing.

Shital Shisode - Pacific Life

Testing & Quality Leadership Summit

Take charge as a leader in your organization, regardless of your role. Learn from the experiences of senior industry leaders and network with your peers at the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit. Find out out to lead an organization from within with practical tips for leading teams, addressing management challenges, and participating in senior-level management discussions. Hear what is and isn't working and develop new ideas and action plans for innovation within your organization.

STAR Conference Topics

Test Management and Leadership


Software Testing Techniques


Mobile Application Testing


Test Automation


Software Testing Certification


QA Testing Methodologies


Software Testing Tools


Agile Testing


Performance Testing


Exploratory Testing


DevOps and Software Testing


QA Tester Careers


Who Should Attend

Software & test managers

IT directors

QA managers & analysts

Test practitioners & engineers

Development managers