Tech Forum 2021

August 1-4        Chantilly, VA

Event Location

Westfields Marriott
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, Virginia

About the Event

Be part of one of the accreditation industry’s largest annual events August 1-4, 2021!

The A2LA Tech Forum (TEFO) has become one of the largest, multidiscipline events in the accreditation industry, attracting attendees from around the world in various industries like automotive, cannabis, environmental, life sciences, calibration, pharmaceutical, and more.
TEFO champions discussion and training on topics related to the accreditation industry through:

Accreditation program-specific technical meetings
Training classes for support of accreditation
Sessions on best practices
Member-specific meetings
Professional development sessions
Industry recognition dinner
Opportunities to network with your peers

Join a global group of industry professionals as we continue to strengthen the value of accreditation.

Tech Forum 2021 is planned as a hybrid event welcoming in-person and virtual participants with a new theme,  

 "Surf Into Compliance – Navigating the waters of accreditation."  

Our attendees health and wellbeing are important to us.  We’ll continue to monitor the mass gathering guidlelines to make sure Tech Forum 2021 is safe and compliant.  

Continue to check this site for updates.  

Rates to Attend

* Virtual Sessions include: Live streaming sessions and on-demand sessions (available three days following the close of the event.)  See agenda for  complete list of virtual sessions. Assessor sessions are only offered in person.  Agenda is subject to change.

** Guest registration includes opening reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday and recognition dinner on Monday. Guests are welcome to attend Sunday dinner and Tuesday Beach Party where food and drinks are available for purchase.  Guests may not attend any educational sessions, breaks or technical meetings.

Cancellation Policy




"Qualtrax was thrilled to participate in the A2LA Tech Forum. From a vendor’s perspective, the event was well organized and attendee interaction was continuous throughout the event. It was time well spent for Qualtrax, and we look forward to participating in years to come."

Scott Renkes, Qualtrax


 The Tech Forum is the ultimate opportunity for professionals to meet face-to-face, learn new skills, and collaborate on topics associated with the accreditation industry. This event is an important resource for members, assessors, accredited organizations … basically, anyone working in an industry that relies  on accreditation, ISO, quality, or conformity assessment.  

This year over 500 attendees in-person and online are expected, including professionals and decision-makers from various industries linked to accreditation.  Join our 2021 Sponsors in sharing your solutions with a wide range of well-qualified prospects across the accreditation industryJ.


Connect, promote, and amplify your business.

Showcase your products or services and take advantage of the unique networking opportunities offered at the A2LA Tech Forum.


Download the prospectus for more ways to partner with us at Tech Forum 2021.




If you have any questions, please contact or 301-644-3248