2019 Annual Conference

Dates: October 11-13, 2019
Location: Denver, CO
Registration: Form is here, deadline is September 17, 2019
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Denver Airport
Program Chair: Darla McCarley-Celentano

Meeting Agenda 2019

Hotel’s reservation link at a special group rate of $119 USD per night is here.
Event Summary:
Start Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
End Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Download workshop information presented by Leonard Rosenthol and Gerald M. LaPorte here.

Biographies for Lloyd W. Cunningham and Linton Mohammed.


If you wish to present a paper, please submit your abstract to Darla McCarley-Celentano at and how much time you think you will need to present.  There is time on the agenda for papers only on Sunday morning.

Anyone involved in ABFDE, ASQDE, NIST/OSAC, etc. who would like to give SWAFDE an update, please let me know so I can schedule some time for those presentations on Sunday.


Would anyone happen to have a lavalier microphone or ELMO projector we could borrow for the Handprinting Workshop?  We are trying to keep costs down and AV is expensive.


Here is information about the hotel and nearby restaurants.

The hotel shuttle runs 24 hours and is free from the Denver International Airport to the hotel and the surrounding area.  This area is still being built out, so we should have additional restaurants to choose from come October.

A large convention center was built very close to our hotel which has additional restaurants and shops (Gaylord Convention Center in Aurora, CO) and is shuttle accessible.

Hospitality room – The hotel has a bar in the main lobby with an area directly next to it that we can take over and use as our hospitality room (AKA:  the registration area.)  Unfortunately, due to liquor laws/licensing, we cannot bring in our own alcohol.

President’s Reception/Dinner – It has been decided that we will not have a President’s Reception or Dinner.  Friday and Saturday’s programs are full of information; get out and enjoy Denver and your fellow examiners for the evening.

Registration will take place on 10-10-19 (Thursday) between 3-5 p.m.  Hotel registration is on the left; SWAFDE registration will be directly to your right.  If you miss registration, you may register on Friday morning starting at 7:00 a.m. in the Copper II meeting room.

Please send the registration and fees to:  Darla Celentano/SWAFDE, Box 21, Castle Rock, CO  80104.

If you have any questions, need additional information or have a suggestion, please feel free to email me at or

*Special thanks to Randy Carodine!!

Upcoming Seminar Schedule

2020 Central California
2021 Arizona

Past Seminar Schedule

August 18-23, 2018 Park City, UT
October 6-8, 2017 Sacramento, CA
October 7-9, 2016 Phoenix, AZ
June 5-7, 2015 Los Angeles, CA
April 24-27, 2014 Las Vegas, NV
April 4-7, 2013 San Diego, CA
April 13-15, 2012 Monterey, CA
May 19-22, 2011 Scottsdale, AZ
August 28 – September 2, 2010 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (joint meeting with ASQDE)
April 23-26, 2009 Los Angeles, CA
April 11-13, 2008 San Diego, CA
October 5-7, 2007 Los Angeles, CA
April 20-22, 2007 Monterey, CA
September 22-24, 2006 Tempe, AZ
April 28-30, 2006 Pasadena, CA
October 14-16, 2005 Salt Lake City, UT
May 13-15, 2005 Palm Springs, CA
October 8-10, 2004 Golden, CO
March 12-14, 2004 Monterey, CA
October 24-27, 2003 Albuquerque, NM
April 4-6, 2003 Anaheim, CA
October 3-6, 2002 Honolulu, Hawaii
April 26-28, 2002 San Diego, CA
September 7-9, 2001 Tempe, Arizona
March 23-25, 2001 Monterey, California
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2000 Park City, Utah
April 7-9, 2000 Marina Del Rey, California
October 1-3, 1999 Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 23-25, 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada
October 9-11, 1998 Breckenridge, Colorado
May 8-10, 1998 San Diego, California
October 10-12, 1997 Salt Lake City, Utah
April 25-27, 1997 Burbank, California
October 15-20, 1996 Tucson, Arizona (joint meeting with SWAFS)
April 26-28, 1996 Reno, Nevada
October 13-16, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada
April 28-30, 1995 San Diego, California
October 7-10, 1994 Honolulu, Hawaii
April 22-24, 1994 Catalina Island, California
October 22-24, 1993 Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 16-18, 1993 San Francisco, California
October 9-11, 1992 Denver, Colorado
April 24-26, 1992 San Diego, California
October 11-13, 1991 Phoenix, Arizona
April 19-21, 1991 Las Vegas, Nevada
October 5-7, 1990 Long Beach, California
April 27-28, 1990 Park City, Utah
October 6-8, 1989 Oakland, California
April 21-23, 1989 Tucson, Arizona
September 10-14, 1988 Aurora, Colorado (joint meeting with ASQDE)
May 27-29, 1988 Reno, Nevada
October 9-11, 1987 Palm Springs, California
May 22-24, 1987 Santa Fe, New Mexico
October 10-12, 1986 Sacramento, California
May 23-25, 1986 Aurora, Colorado
October 11-13, 1985 San Diego, California
May 24-26, 1985 Salt Lake City, Utah
November 9-11, 1984 Phoenix, Arizona
February 24-26, 1984 Anaheim, California
October 7-9, 1983 Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 27-29, 1983 San Bruno, California
October 8-10, 1982 Las Vegas, Nevada
May 28-30, 1982 San Diego, California
October 9-11, 1981 Phoenix, Arizona

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