In 2020 QA testing conferences encountered a major change after COVID-19. While some conferences moved to virtual events, others were canceled entirely. In 2021, these events are following a similar pattern. While some conferences are planning to remain virtual, others are putting their events on pause until they can plan with more stability.
We will break down the various QA testing conferences happening in 2021 and the format they will be conducted in.
MGA Fintech Growth Summit
Dates: January 28th, 2021
E-commerce experienced a lot of growth in 2020 with more users taking their shopping online due to the pandemic (for more data on e-commerce’s expansion in 2020 take a look at our E-commerce guide). Because e-commerce saw growth, Fintech is also picking up steam in 2020 and is continuing its growth into 2021. This conference provides an environment for new Fintech companies to share their experiences with industry leaders. With new networking opportunities and industry-leading speakers, this conference is geared towards making Fintech the next big thing in 2021.
Test JS Summit
Dates: January 28-29th 2021
Automation Guild Online Conference
Dates: February 8-12th 2021
Automation testing is a hot topic in the world of software testing. This conference aims to provide their attendees with tips and tricks on selenium automation, API testing techniques, best practices for mobile testing, automation frameworks like Appium, Cypress, WebdriverIO, how to automate pipeline strategies, accessibility, security, and much more! Attendees can choose between a 3-day or 5-day virtual ticket.
UNICOM- Agile, DevOps & Testing
Dates: February 10-11th 2021
At this convention with over 500 speakers and 50 different workshops, attendees will have access to a variety of topics including DevOps and continuous integration testing (CI), Agile software testing, cloud-based performance testing, web services testing, mobile applications testing, AI into testing, barriers to adoption of testing, testers as quality advocates, gherkin and model-based testing, enterprise application testing, Agile test management, and more.
Dates: March 2-4th 2021
This event will be the follow-up to a virtual event in September of 2020. Previous sessions are available on the myignite website. These sessions cover topics like Project management, cloud strategies and technologies, data management, SQL servers, enterprise and business, IoT, security, and mobile devices related to Microsoft. This event will not take the place of Microsoft Build (an event for developers) that we can expect to see virtually in May 2021.
International Conference on Software Testing (ISCT 2021)
Dates: April 12-16th 2021
The ISCT aims to provide an environment for those related to the testing industry to present ideas, developments, research findings, and applications in the area of software testing, verification, and validation. Various papers, sessions, and tracks are available based on attendees’ interests.
Techwell- StarEast Conference
Dates: April 25-30th 2021
Location: Orlando, FL
Take advantage of the sunshine state, and attend StarEast 2021 QA testing conference. Over the course of five days, attendees can choose to attend training sessions, earn certificates, listen to keynote speakers, and network with fellow QA testers, automation engineers, and developers. This conference also engages its attendees in between different sessions and tutorials by creating interactive events and incentives to bring excitement to the conference.
Dates: June 7-9th 2021
Location: Madrid, Spain
This international conference seeks to bring together software testing and quality assurance professionals in Spain and Europe. On June 7th, attendees will have access to hands-on workshops and on June 8th and 9th there will be speakers and masterclasses. In these three days, all topics are dedicated to software testing & quality engineering. During this conference, attendees will have the opportunity to attend both technical and non-technical sessions to help them become a well rounded professional. The conference will cover topics such as test automation, microservices testing, API testing, agile testing, AI testing, big data testing, manual and exploratory testing, test management, testing embedded software, DevTestOps, and more.
Swiss Testing Day/DevOps Fusion 2021
Swiss Testing Day: June 30th, 2021
DevOps Fusion: June 30th, 2021
Swiss Testing Day
Swiss Testing Day is a conference for people working in and around testing. The focus is on practitioner-based content that provides attendees with actionable ideas they can use in their daily work. Come to exchange experiences and share ideas, network, learn, inspire, and connect.
The Swiss Testing Day community is comprised of testers of all shapes and sizes (test engineers, analysts, masters, and co.), as well as programmers, project managers, designers, and all those who are interested in a smoother software development cycle and would like to contribute to better quality.
DevOps Fusion is a conference that looks at both the technical and management aspects of DevOps. Experts from Swiss and international organizations share practical examples, providing inspiration and actionable tips for daily work. Meet other members of the DevOps community for a day to share stories, network, and inspire one another.
The conference will take place together with Swiss Testing Day on June 30, 2021 at ARENA Cinemas in Zurich. Learn more at www.devops-fusion.com
Mile High Software Testing
Dates: July 27-28th, 2021
Location: Denver, Colorado
Mile High Software Testing conference encourages the customization of their conference to suit the varying interests of attendees. Those who seek more tactile information and learn through experience have the option to attend tutorials and workshops; others can take advantage of topics from a wider view and gain valuable takeaways in short format; those who want to listen to speakers on a variety of topics in a longer format will have the ability to do so. With the option to choose attendees can get the greatest value from attending this conference.
Dates: August 5-6th, 2021
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The International Conference on Software Testing Process brings together academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to share their experiences and research related to Software Testing. It provides an interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss recent innovations, trends, concerns, challenges, and solutions in fields related to software testing.
QA FEST 2021
Dates: September 2021
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Attendees who planned on attending this conference in 2020 automatically have their tickets transferred to 2021. This conference boasts itself as being the largest QA tester and automation engineer conference. With lots of networking opportunities, recognized speakers, and prizes this highly organized conference aims to enlighten the testing community in an energetic environment.
Dates: October 11-13th, 2021
Location: Portland, OR
The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference theme for 2021 is “Quality Coming Together.” For 39 years, PNSQC has brought together people from throughout the industry. This conference features keynote speakers as well as multiple workshops to choose from.
Dates: November 1-4th, 2021
Location: TBD (Potentially Virtual)
EuroSTAR boasts itself as an independent and all-inclusive community where Software Testers can collaboratively work towards evolving their profession while fulfilling their professional potential. This translates to a community-driven conference where all members are invited to submit proposals and talk at the conference. In 2020, they adapted (like many conferences) to virtual-only, but they hope to meet in person in 2021.
Agile Testing Days 2021
Dates: November 15-18th, 2021
Location: Potsdam, Germany
The Agile Testing Days Conference is a festival for the agile community to network and gain insights on testing and agile. The conferences usually focus on concepts like AI, agile leadership, test automation, security testing, API testing, and more. They will be accepting proposals in January 2021 for the upcoming Fall conference.
Paris Testing Conference
No official information for 2021, but feel free to take a look at the Paris Testing Conference Youtube channel for full sessions from the 2020 conference!
And of course, we anticipate more QA conferences to be announced as the year progresses, so we will update this post at a later date and keep you in the loop on the latest QA testing conference news. If you want to review the 2020 QA testing conferences just browse our blog!