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Networking & Special Events

Networking Events


Welcome Reception
Tuesday, May 6 • 4:30pm–5:30pm

Kick off the conference with a welcome reception! Mingle with experts and colleagues while enjoying complimentary food and beverages.

Meet the Speakers at Lunch
Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8 • During Lunch

Meet with industry experts for open discussions in key areas of software testing. On both days, there will be lunch tables designated by topic of interest. Come pose your toughest questions!

Bookstore & Speaker Book Signings
Tuesday, May 6Thursday, May 8

Purchase popular industry books—many authored by STAREAST speakers—from BreakPoint Books. Authors are available for questions and book signings during session breaks and Expo hours.

STAREAST Test-a-thon
Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8

Visit the interactive STAREAST test-a-thon to practice the skills and techniques you're learning at the conference. Compete with your fellow testers to find bugs, join speakers to practice skills and techniques presented in class, participate in discussion groups, and more! Click here for more details.

Presenter One-on-One
Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8

STAREAST offers the unique opportunity to schedule a 15-minute, one-on-one session with a STAREAST presenter. Our speakers have years of industry experience and are ready to share their insight with you. Bring your biggest issue, your testing plans, or whatever’s on your mind. Leave with fresh ideas on how to approach your testing challenges. You’ll have the chance to sign-up during the conference and get some free consulting!

Expo Reception
Wednesday, May 7 • 5:30pm–6:30pm

Network with peers at the Expo reception and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. Be sure to play the passport game for your chance to win great prizes! Must be present to win.

The Expo
Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8

At the STAREAST Expo, you can visit the top industry providers offering the latest in testing solutions.

  • Explore this one-of-a-kind Expo, May 7–8, designed to bring you the latest solutions in testing technologies, software, and tools.
  • Support your software testing efforts by participating in technical presentations and demonstrations conducted throughout the Expo.
  • Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today’s most progressive and innovative organizations.

Expo Hours

Wednesday, May 7
 and 3:30pm–6:30pm

Expo Reception 
5:30pm–6:30pm - 
All attendees are invited to the Expo reception for complimentary food and beverages.

Thursday, May 8