It is very hard to evaluate the advantages you might get from attending professional conferences.  You may be a junior or a middle-level tester, and you may be a senior QA team-lead with years of experience – either way such conferences might change your entire perspective towards the subject! Sharing ideas, opinions, challenges, plans and doubts with our peers is what conferences are all about. The main goal of each conference is to promulgate advanced research and the newest technology, to study, work out, share ideas and, of course, to network. The global pandemic of COVID-19 changed the entire scene of offline physical conferences. The majority of events either cancelled, or moved to the virtual space of online conference only. Still, one must attend these conferences in order to remain updated with the latest trends of one’s profession.  Thus, in this article we will discuss why QA specialists need to attend conferences  (online and offline) that are worth attending in spring 2021.

RoboCon 2021 (RBCN)

Date: March 16-18, 2021

Location: Online

Pricing: 149€ + 24% VAT

Why should you attend? 

RoboCon is for all of you automation enthusiasts all over the world. Whether you are new to Robot Framework or more advanced user, we are sure you will learn something new. As this year RoboCon will be online we are bringing the hallway conversations right to you. RoboCon has pulled together an amazing virtual playground to connect and meet each other. Through the talks and workshops you will learn from your fellow Robot Framework experts and our excellent keynotes. So join us for this exciting gathering!

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://robocon.io/

Agile, DevOps & Testing – The Evolving Scene

Date: March 18-19, 2021

Location: Online

Pricing: $80

Why should you attend? 

The conference covers many topics: DevOps and Continuous Integration Testing (CI), Agile Software Testing, Behaviour-Driven Development, Cloud-Based Performance Testing, Web Services Testing, Mobile Applications Testing, Microcontainers, Serverless Architecture,Performance Testing, Automation for continuous deployment, etc.

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://www.unicomlearning.com/2021/ADT-March/

QA Global Summit’21 by Geekle

Date: April 6-7, 2021

Location: Online

Pricing: 

Entry-level track package: Free

Full Access package: $99

Why should you attend? 

While offline events are temporarily gone, Geekle never stops! Their speakers are leading experts from top companies all over the world who are ready to share what challenges and prospectives expected for the QA community.

Geekle has the unique experience to gather huge tech summits with 10,000+ attendees in different tech domains. They hope to create something the world has never seen before for the World QA Community!

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://qa.geekle.us/

IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ISCT) Virtual 2021

Date: April 12-16, 2021 

Location: Online

Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejxgoTBUUH4NnNlTyFww_1IOIMWbEVfNqh09zQWUz3BtQCig/viewform

Why should you attend? 

IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2021 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of Software Testing, Verification and Validation. ICST 2021 will include keynote addresses by eminent scientists as well as special, regular and poster sessions.

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://icst2021.icmc.usp.br/

TestingStage 2021

Date: April 16, 2021

Location: Online

Pricing: Entry-level track package: Free

Full Access package: $99

Why should you attend? 

Testing Stage 2021 – for professionals in testing. We invite everyone who is interested in test automation, performance, security, embedded, game testing, and test management

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://testingstage.com/

SauceCon Online 2021

Date: April 20 – 22, 2021

Location: Online

Pricing: from $0 to $209

Why should you attend? 

SauceCon brings together the global community of Sauce Labs users and automated testing experts. Join us online April 20-22, as teams from around the world will come together to learn from each other and level up their automated testing and continuous delivery skills.

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at  https://saucecon.com/

STAREAST 2021

Date: April 26–30, 2021

Location: Online

Pricing: 

Free Pass package: Free

Conference Pass package: $399

All-Access Pass package: $799

Why should you attend? 

STAREAST Virtual will be streaming over 75+ talks—including keynotes, tutorials, and sessions all in an engaging and interactive premium virtual atmosphere. Plus, with 3 packages to choose from and a variety of exciting add-on options (such as a live virtual training class), you are able to select the conference package that best fits your needs and budget!

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at  https://stareast.techwell.com/speakers

Spring OnlineTestConf 2021

Date: May 11-12th, 2021

Location: Online

Registration form: https://onlinetestconf.com/register/

Why should you attend? 

OnlineTestConf was the first 100% online conference to provide all the advantages of attending professional QA related conferences: personal learning, networking etc. without the shortcomings of scheduling, expenses and travel. 

Conference attendees are from all parts of the world, we host well known speakers as well as young presenters, and discuss everything that relates to Testing and QA. Attendance is and will remain free of charge and we invite anyone who sees themselves involved in testing and the testing community to join.

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://www.onlinetestconf.com/

SQA Days – 28

Date: 16-17 April, 2021

Location: Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Airport hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pricing: $70

Why should you attend? 

SQA Days is a fine platform for dialogue and share of experience for the people involved in the sphere of software testing. Leading experts will be able to tell about the achievements, show how to use different testing tools, techniques and methodologies effectively. For the beginners, it is a good chance to get new useful acquaintances in the professional environment.

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://sqadays.com/

ICSSTA 2021: 15. International Conference on Software System Testing and Applications

Date: May 24-25, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Pricing: from €100-€450

Why should you attend? 

ICSSTA 2021: 15. International Conference on Software System Testing and Applications aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Software System Testing and Applications. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Software System Testing and Applications

Check out the speaker’s list and schedule at https://panel.waset.org/conference/2021/05/london/program

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