The Best QA Software Testing Conferences of 2017

Top premier QA Software Testing Conferences, events, and workshops testing and QA professionals should attend in 2017:

When you are asked for a nomination to participate in QA Software testing Conference, what all questions appear in your mind? –

  • Will attending conference really benefit in my day to day activities?
  • Will it be 4-day boring sessions like all our theoretical training where we listen with just our eyes open and mind somewhere else :)
  • Will it be fun?
  • Will I find any growth opportunities?

With so many questions running in our minds, I feel if you are given a chance to attend an event or conference, go for it.

Software Testing Conferences

Read below to know what made me say so-

How you can Benefit by attending Software Testing Conference

  • Attending Conference helps in meeting professional goals
  • Helps in getting to know about latest tools and technology leading in the industry
  • Helps in gathering ideas for improving an existing process or develop new solutions to existing problems.
  • Conference/Events give testers an opportunity to improve software testing skills and techniques.
  • Gives a chance to meet and interact with Industry leaders & provides professional networking opportunities.
  • Presents an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, thoughts, and learning.
  • Provides a platform to get recognized

Note: Also consider yourself important and feel privileged if you are given a chance to be part of any international conference because not everyone gets sponsored to attend such conferences.  :).

Getting Ready for a Conference – To Do List

There are several software testing conferences happening across the world throughout the year, but before you plan and register you need to ensure you participate in the one which will benefit you the most as an individual and also your organization.

Points to be checked before you register –

  • Read and know about the conference, by checking their respective websites.
  • Check the conference schedule, programs/topics to be presented to get an idea if attending the conference will be worth for you, because conference bears a good amount of cost. Also, some conference requires some pre-requisites to be followed.
  • Check the venue to make sure it’s feasible to attend.
  • Read about the speakers in advance

When you have gone through the above points, you will be in a better position to decide which conference would be the best for you.

You will need to register for these conferences and the registration will need to be done on respective websites.

The Best Software Testing Conferences

Here’s list of some of the top upcoming Quality Assurance QA Conferences, events, and workshops. Check the links to get more info.

2017-2018 QA Testing Conferences


August 31st, 2017, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Step-in Summit

STeP – IN is Asia Pacific’s largest Software Testing Forum which mainly conducts conference, seminars, and panel discussions. They have this largest international conference on Software testing.

To know more click here

CAST (Conference of the Association for Software Testing)

August 16 – 18, 2017, Nashville TN


CAST is a conference conducted annually by the Association for Software Testing (AST). AST is an international nonprofit association whose primary objective is to conduct annual conference and give a chance to developers, testers, researchers, and managers to meet and exchange their thoughts and ideas.

To know more click here

STPCon (Software Testing Professionals Conference)

Sept. 25-29, 2017, 8am – 5pm Daily
DC Metro Area, Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel, Herndon, Virginia, USA


This is one of the leading conferences on Software Testing. They make sure to cover the hottest topics and the latest and their aim is to give a platform to leaders, managers, and strategy to converge.

To know more click here


STAR is one of the most premier conferences for Software Testers and QA professionals. Their program focuses more on test management and leadership, covers details on all types of testing, software testing careers and a lot more.

October 1–6, 2017 | Anaheim, CA


October 15–20, 2017 | Toronto, ON


October 01-06 2017, Anaheim, CA

To know more STAR West, START East, and STAR Canada

Better Software West 2018:
JUNE 3–8, 2018 | LAS VEGAS, NV
Know more here.

EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference

November 06-09, 2017, Copenhagen


EuroSTAR is one of the most famous conferences held annually. They make sure attendees get the best out of the event, and their program includes some half day and full day tutorials and workshops. The event is conducted in different cities every year and is planned to be hosted in Stockholm in 2016.

To know more click here


16th International Conference on Software QA and Testing on Embedded Systems
October 25-27, 2017, Euskalduna Conference Centre Bilbao, Spain


QA & TEST conduct an international conference on embedded Software Testing. It’s a unique conference which not only invites attendees from Software sectors but professional and experts from different sectors like Railways, Aeronautics, Electronics, Medical Banking, Insurance, and Telecommunication can also participate.

To know more click here

STC (Software Testing Conference)

December 07-08, 2017, Banglore, Karnataka


STC is an international Software testing Conference organized by QAI. The main objective of this conference is to give an opportunity to learn from leaders, get recognized, get inspired, and get a chance to explore the future and many more opportunities.

To know more click here 

Atlassian Summit

September 12-14 2017, San Jose, CA

Atlassian Summit conference will be held annually and all the participants across the globe will attend this great event.

In this conference, we will learn about the JIRA tool to sharpen your skills.

To know more click here

Agile 2017: Agile testing conference

August 7 – 11 | Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, FL
Know more here.

Agile Testing Days

Nov 13-17, 2017, Potsdam, Germany

This conference will be one of the greatest software testing events will occur every year in Europe. The main objective of this conference will focus on Agile testing and scrum which will be more use full for the testers and developers also.

To know more click here


October 9-10, 2017, Berlin, Germany

SeleniumConf will mainly focus on the Selenium a powerful automation tool by experts from all the world. This is a two days conference and also provide a Scholarship Scheme for the attendees those who are financially weak.

To know more click here

Test Drive

24th of October 2017, Kraków

Test Drive conference objective was to bring out the most talented QA’s people to provide very qualitative sessions of the IT related topics to all the attendees.

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ASTQB Summit

September 15th, 2017 – Irvine, California

ASTQB Summit will concentrate mainly on the cost involved in testing. By this conference, we will learn all the shortcut techniques on how to minimize the cost factor which was spent on defects.

To know more click here

European Testing Conference 2018

February 19-20, 2018, Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands

European Testing conference is all about the people who are having very good exposure towards all the testing methods and also distributing the knowledge among each other.

To know more click here


March 2 – 13 2018, LONDON

UKSTAR is an international testing conference which will happen every year.

The main motto of this conference to solve the testing related problems and also very much helpful for the developers.

To Know more click here


All right readers, now it’s your turn. I am expecting we have people here who have attended QA testing events, conferences, and testing workshops. Please add your views & experiences which will benefit all the readers of STH.

Let us know if you want to add any upcoming conference here.



#1 harsha


#2 Frances Brown

What about TestBash(es)? They have been great for my career –

#3 Sushant Surankar

This was very helpful Vijay sir. Thanks a lot for this. I was looking for such conference since last year.

#4 Abinaysa

Great work. thank you for aggregating all testing conferences at one location

#5 Jakub

I think you have forgotten about TestWarez. The oldest and one of the bigest (3 days!) QA Software Testing Conference in Poland. In next week TestWarez website will be translated to english.

Like Abinaysa said: aggregating all testing conferences at one location is a great idea! Thanks for that!

best regards

#6 Olga Rusnak

Hi, this is a very useful information. Are you planning on putting together the similar list for 2018?

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