If you’re looking to level up your QA career, redefine your testing strategy or just make a few friends in the industry, heading to one of the QA industry conferences can be a great way to kickstart your goals. But it can be hard to decide which ones will provide the most value. Here are a few of our picks for conferences in the next few months to attend to kick off 2019 right.

Want to get the most bang for your conference buck?

SaaStr Annual

February 5-7, 2019 – San Francisco Bay Area, California

While not specifically a QA conference, SaaStr Annual is heavily focused on growing and scaling businesses. If you’re part of a growing b2b organization, SaaStr provides a wide range of speakers and AMAs from industry execs with a wealth of knowledge to share.

Don’t wait too long — SaaStr kicks off next week in San Francisco!

QA or the Highway

February 19, 2019 — Columbus, OH

Your team is busy, and sometimes taking a week away from your work to travel to a big QA conference doesn’t make sense. QA or the Highway is a one-day regional conference that provides a solid roster of speakers at an affordable price point. QA professionals in the Midwest shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity to network at this event!

STPCon Spring

April 1-4, 2019 – Burlingame, CA

STPCon brings testing leaders together to discuss the cutting-edge technologies, tools and trends that QAs need to know about. As this conference features tons of workshops and ISTQB certification courses, STPCon provides a great opportunity to hone your skills and learn from some of the best minds in the testing space.


April 28 – May 03, 2019 — Orlando, FL

STAREAST is one of the highlights of the QA conference calendar for 2019, and it’s full of great opportunities to build your QA knowledge. TechWell’s STAREAST is a valuable conference to attend whether you’re just starting out your testing career, or are in a leadership role. Can’t make it? STAREAST’s West Coast counterpart, STARWEST, is in Anaheim from September 29 through October 4th, 2019.

Agile + DevOps West

June 2–7, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

As software delivery moves faster and faster, it’s essential for QA teams to keep pace. Agile + DevOps West is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest news, trends and training on QA at the speed of agile development.