In 2022, while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, QA testing conferences this year will look similar to events in recent years. While more QA testing conferences are able to (safely) be conducted in person, numerous conferences around the globe are offering a mixture of in-person, online, and VR options this year.
In this first part of our 2022 QA Testing Conferences highlight, we break down the various QA testing conferences happening in early 2022 and the format they will be conducted in. Be sure to check back for part two for a look at QA conferences later on in the second half of this year!
Agile, DevOps & Testing – Methods & Tools Revisited
Dates: February 23-24, 2022
At this online convention with 16 featured speakers and numerous panels, discussions, and Q&A sessions, participants will examine the adoption of Agile, DevOps and Testing. The two-day program will cover topics such as Multi-User Development, DevOps and Continuous Integration Testing (CI), DevFinOps/BusDevOps, Agile Software Testing, and more!
The event will be mainly focused on participants from South East Asia, so be sure to note the difference in time zones!
Dates: March 4-6, 2022
Early Bird Registration is open starting February 15, 2022
This workshop-only conference is being held virtually, and touts a free 1-day track pass enabling participants to attend 5 workshops, while paid tickets offer more workshops and replays of sessions. 18 speakers will present across 15 90-120 minute workshops covering themes such as automation, exploratory testing, security testing, and more.
Dates: March 9-10, 2022
Registration is Open
This TISQA 2022 online conference features 25 internationally recognized speakers from the QA and Testing industries. The two-day online event is aimed to provide participants with cutting-edge knowledge on emerging technologies and trends in the industry, and features Andrew Knight, Developer Advocate, as a keynote speaker.
Location: Prague, CR and VR
Dates: March 15-16, 2022
Twitter: Testing United 2022
Registration is Open
This 20+ speaker conference will be held in-person in Prague, and has an extra component for AR/VR for participants to use in order to network and communicate both in-person as well as their simulated world. The topic for this year’s conference is: 2021 QA Odyssey – stepping out of a post-covid (dis)comfort zone” and will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed technologies and philosophical approaches.
QA & TEST Safety and Security Online
Dates: March 24-25, 2022
Since 2001, QA&TEST embedded has had an annual conference in Bilbao as the need for a conference that focused on the Safety and Security of testing and development has been made apparent. This conference aims to bring together professionals from the world of testing from a variety of industries. Here, these professionals can learn different ways safety and security can be prioritized in their development and testing methodologies.
The QA Financial Forum Chicago 2022
Dates: April 5, 2022 Registration is Open and Free
Location: Chicago, IL
As FinTech continues to grow in 2022, this conference is a great opportunity for QA professionals to hear from experts in the banking, insurance, and trading venue industries. Outside of networking and information events, there will also be presentations on cutting-edge tools from the world’s most innovative software technology vendors. If you are interested in attending this event but can’t make it to Chicago, there are other opportunities to attend the same event in: New York-(May 24, 2022); Paris-(June 8, 2022); and London-(October 5, 2022).
Dates: April 9 & 10, 2022
The space for Automation testing continues to expand, and this conference seeks to address current topics and issues on automation. During the Codeless Conference 2022, attendees will learn how testing and automation work together in this ever-expanding landscape. This is the perfect event for those just entering the testing space, testers, test automation engineers, SDET, managers, and anyone interested in how the latest testing technologies can help them progress. The conference will explore topics on: test automation approach, codeless automation, web & mobile codeless automation, latest testing tools and techniques, cutting edge technologies, and QA best practices.
Dates: April 15, 2022
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Early Bird Registration is Open
“Quality as a Motto” is the theme for the TestingStage conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is open to all testing professionals. The conference will have no less than 16 sessions covering topics in test management, automation, game testing, performance, and security.
Dates: April 24-29, 2022
Location: Orlando, FL and Online
Super Early Bird Registration is Open February 25, 2022
STAREAST is one of the largest conferences on software testing in the world. This conference is open to developers, testers, business analysts, or anyone who has experience in leading and managing testing efforts. During this conference, attendees will learn about leading-edge innovations, case studies, success stories, and practical lessons in software testing on topics like: Test Strategy, planning, & metrics, continuous testing, agile testing, security testing, AI for testing, exploratory testing, performance & load testing, test leadership, test automation, BDD, TDD, unit testing, testing in DevOps, big data, analytics, and transforming test organizations. This interactive conference has proven to be a great place to meet one-on-one with innovative organizations, network with speakers and attendees, and learn new skills and solutions.
Dates: May 3-4, 2022
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Online
German Testing Day conference is the largest independent software testing conference and will include future-oriented topics from AI to Unit Testing. This conference provides an opportunity for professionals from the QA and business IT sectors to come together–this year, the focus is on the exchange of experiences, new trends, and methods, and will include 25 sessions on varying testing topics.
Dates: May 5-6, 2022
Location: Washington, D.C. USA
This two-day conference covers a variety of topics on Testing, Software development, Agile, DevOps, Cyber, Innovation, and Leadership. This conference also includes a training and certification component for the platforms Spira and Rapise, and promises to look towards what’s ahead for tech in 2022 and beyond.
Dates: May 17-19, 2022
Location: Vienna, Austria
Early Bird Registration until February 28th, 2022
Software Quality Days, one of the larges testing conferences in Europe, focuses on all topics of the software lifecycle, but this year will focus mainly on Software Engineering with and for Artificial Intelligence. There are 5 tracks: (3) practical tracks, a scientific track, and a solution provider forum for attendees to explore, as well as keynote speakers, workshops, and practical lectures.
Dates: June 7-10, 2022
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Twitter: EuroSTAR 2022
This conference is dedicated for testers of all levels to collaborate and learn. As the largest testing conference in Europe, EuroStar 2022, has online and in-person events for participants to interact with those working in the testing community. Their goal is to provide the 3-C’s (also located in their logo) “Content and Connections for the Community”. For more details about topics and speakers visit their EuroSTAR 2022 Programme.
Dates: June 16-17, 2022
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Early Bird Registration is Open
This conference focuses on testers with the theme: Testing Perceptions and Perspectives: Improving How Testing is Viewed. This conference invites participates to discussions centering around how testers actually perform their jobs, and how we can do better.
International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA)
Dates: July 18-22, 2022
Twitter: ISSTA Conf
The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) is the leading research symposium on software testing and analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems, and experience on how to analyze and test software systems. 2022 will mark the 31st edition of ISSTA!
Agile, DevOps, & Testing: People, Process, and Technology
Dates: July 20-21, 2022
Twitter: UNICOM Seminars
In Agile, DevOps, and Testing new technologies keep maturing and it has changed the traditional way of working. Accepting these technologies can be a daunting task as every enterprise will have to deal with the innumerable technologies, and stakeholders as well as prioritize their efforts in making the changes. This conference features leading service providers, consultants, and vendors from the areas of Agile, Testing, and DevOps.
Dates: July 29-30, 2022
Twitter: Selenium Conf
The Selenium Conference is a volunteer-run, non-profit event presented by members of the Selenium Community. The goal of the conference is to bring together Selenium developers & enthusiasts from around the world to share ideas, socialize, and work together on advancing the present and future success of the project.
Dates: August 8-9, 2022
Location: San Diego, CA
Twitter: Association for Software Testing
The theme of this year’s Conference for the Association of Software Testing is “HANDS-ON.” This two-day conference is packed with tutorials and hands-on workshops where participants will be able to practice the skills that they are seeing. Instead of just being shown new ideas or concepts, at CAST 2022 attendees will be able to immediately apply what they are learning – which will help solidify the lessons and allow them to be applied more effectively.
Dates: September 13, 2022
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Twitter: KnowIt Group
TestIt is a yearly, one-day IT conference in Malmö mainly focused on software testing. They offer presentations, workshops, and sessions on testing with some of the best local and international speakers in the field. With three tracks and a careful selection of themes, topics, and speakers, they offer interesting, inspiring, and pedagogical sessions for testers with various specializations and knowledge levels.
Dates: September 13-14, 2022
OnlineTestConf features well-known speakers as well as young presenters, discussing everything that relates to Testing and QA. Attendance is and will remain free of charge and they invite anyone who sees themselves involved in testing and the testing community to join.
Dates: September 22-23, 2022
Location: Manchester, UK
Twitter: Ministry of Testing
TestBash UK, the Ministry of Testing’s largest in-person software testing conference takes the stage at The Lowry Theatre, in Manchester, UK, starting on the 22nd of September 2022. It features two days packed with networking, activities, challenges, games, and plenty of other opportunities to learn and meet fellow community members in person!
Dates: September 23, 2022
Testing Stage 2022 is a conference for professionals in testing. It should be interesting for anyone interested in test automation, performance, security, embedded, game testing, and test management.
Dates: September 23, 2022
KWSQA, an organization dedicated to the professional development of software testing and quality assurance practices, is presenting Targeting Quality 2022. Peer-run and non-profit; they are dedicated to the community of software quality professionals in and near the Waterloo Region. There are three engaging Workshops (full day) available for Monday, September 26th, and a speaker lineup for Tuesday, September 27th.
Dates: September 29-30, 2022
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria, and Online
Twitter: SEETEST Conf
South East European Software Testing Conference (SEETEST) is an annual conference organized by the South East European Testing Board (SEETB), together with Quality House. SEETEST will focus on topics such as test management, AI in testing, performance testing, security testing, agile testing, mobile testing, test automation, and cloud testing.
Dates: October 2-7, 2022
Location: Anaheim, CA, and Online
This year’s STARWEST conference features talks on topics in Test Automation + Leadership, Agile Testing, Microservices + Cloud, Career + Personal Development, and more. Attendees will learn how to solve existing testing roadblocks or get inspired to tackle new challenges in the upcoming year.
Dates: October 6-7, 2022
TestIstanbul has hosted thousands of attendees and dozens of keynote speakers from all over the world since 2010. In its 13th year, it will continue to offer different experiences to participants through the virtual platforms and Metaverse.
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC)
Dates: October 11-12, 2022
Location: Portland, OR and Online
PNSQC’s theme for this year is The Evolution of Quality. The conference focuses on hands-on experience reports, where people share their methods–whether it be new tools and methods, or quantum leaps forward to new and emerging technologies. Failures and what can be learned from them are of course an essential part of the conference too!
Test Automation & Digital QA Summit 2022
Dates: October 12, 2022
Location: Toronto, Canada
TAS or Test Automation & Digital QA Summit is a testing conference that focuses on software testing, test automation, and digital quality assurance. This conference is popular among QA enthusiasts and takes place in more than twelve countries across the globe. The Summit will encompass Strategies, Tools, and trending Technology in the Software Quality Assurance and Test Automation area where Quality Assurance Leadership, Management, and Strategy converge.
Dates: October 17-18, 2022
AutomationSTAR is bringing together the international software testing community with a program of talks on automation in testing. AutomationSTAR is a 2-day, dual language conference for software testers, with a track in English and a track in German. This is where the future of test automation will be shaped. Learn from thought leaders, expert opinion makers, trend setters and rule breakers who will share ideas and start conversations around automation in software testing. Discover the most up-to-date techniques and test tools, network with peers, and gain knowledge from transformative sessions and talks.
Testing Talks Conference 2022: The Reunion
Dates: October 20, 2022
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Twitter: Testing Talks
The goal is to make Testing Talks Conference 2022 a fun event for all; to share, learn and reconnect in-person. There will be plenty of speakers and interactive sessions; paired with delicious catering, and an open bar. There will be tons of swag, super fun games, and lots of awesome prizes up for grabs for attendees.
National Software Testing Conference
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: Toronto, Canada
The National Software Testing Conference has been developed to provide the Canadian software testing community with invaluable content from high-level industry speakers, practical presentations & roundtable discussion forums, and a wealth of networking opportunities. The National Software Testing Conference is open to all, but is aimed and produced for those professionals that recognise the crucial importance of Software Testing within the software development lifecycle.
Dates: October 26-27, 2022
Twitter: TestCon Europe
TestCon Europe is the leading conference for everyone willing to learn testing trends, best practices and make their contribution to the smoother software development cycle and quality. The event provides an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends, exchange experiences, discuss and deliberate ideas and benefit from networking opportunities.
Agile + DevOps East Conference
Dates: November 6-11, 2022
Location: Orlando, Florida or Online
Agile + DevOps East brings together practitioners seeking to accelerate the delivery of reliable, secure software applications. Find out how the practice of agile & DevOps brings cross-functional stakeholders together to deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. Learn from industry experts how an organization can leverage agile and DevOps concepts to improve deployment frequency and time to market, reduce lead time, and more successfully deliver stable new features.
Dates: November 15-16, 2022
ParisTestConf will be held November 15 to 16, 2022. Stay tuned to their website for more info, and feel free to take a look at the Paris Testing Conference Youtube channel for full sessions from the 2021 conference!
Dates: November 22, 2022
The Testing Portugal Conference welcomes professionals who are facing the biggest challenges of the industry. The topics that will be addressed range from the quality of Software Tests to digital transformation and market trends.
Dates: November 21-24, 2022
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Twitter: Agile Testing Days
The Agile Testing Days Conference is a festival for the agile community. Network and get deep insights in testing & agile excellence.
Agile Testing Alliance Global Testing Retreat
Dates: December 9-11, 2022
Twitter: Global Testing Retreat
The theme for this year’s ATAGTR conference is “Test beyond the obvious.” The 7th edition of Global Testing Retreat will focus on trends like: Metaverse, AR/VR, AI apps testing, AI in testing, automation, devops, blockchain, and crypto use cases.