We meet four times a year.

The next conference will be held at BCS, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.

All conferences offer tea/coffee at registration, mid-morning and afternoon; a first-class buffet lunch is also provided.

The conferences are an ideal opportunity to experience high-quality speakers from overseas and the UK.

Upcoming Conference

SIGIST Winter 2016 Conference - Wednesday 7 December 2016

Registration is now open for our Winter 2016 conference taking place at BCS, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

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Challenge yourself!

At the December conference, our speakers will challenge you and we ask you to challenge yourselves.

Mieke Gevers discusses the challenges of performance testing in agile projects.
Antony Marcano asks: 2017 - what technical challenges do we face?

Other full length presentations:
Steve Watson, RBI, discusses Challenges for TMs in changing roles
Bob Stickland, T3/T5 Heathrow, presents Heathrow Terminal X - the testing challenges

Dr Stuart Reid hosts a 3 hour Test Design Challenge Workshop

Welcome four new speakers selected for our SIGiST New Speaker mentoring scheme:
Andy Shaw mentored by Dot Graham; Cassandra Leung mentored by Julian Harty; Gwen Stewart mentored by Graham Thomas; and Babatunde Oduniyi mentored by Mieke Gevers.

Lunchtime networking and debates: your chance to raise a debate, so we’ll hold some slots for on-the-day Soap box sessions - book to speak on the day - 5 mins each.

The SIGiST committee reserves the right to amend the programme if circumstances deem it necessary. Workshops will have limited places.

Planning for 2017

14 March and 14 June SIGiST in London

February 2017 we plan another event outside London: ask Steve Allott for details

We have some dates for 2017, so put them in your diary and request the budget to come!

We are planning the programme, so if there is a topic or speaker you’d like covered please let us know via the SIGiST website. We are particularly interested in future challenges for testing, 4th Industrial Revolution and coming trends, but we also want some sessions on the here and now. Got a story you’d like to tell? Got a topic you ‘d like covered? Tell us!


(prices stated are inclusive of VAT @20%)

BCS Members: £70.00
Non Members: £80.00
Full time Students: £20.00 (may be asked for evidence of entitlement)

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Non-member? Join online today, using 'SIGIST' and receive 10% discount on membership fees:

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Contact Details

If you would like to discuss any of the above please contact Sallyann Cossey, Member Groups Coordinator, on or (01793) 417723.

Previous conference details

Details from previous Conferences can be found in earlier issues of The Tester. Copies of presentation slides can be found under the Past SIGIST Conferences link below.

Past SIGIST Conferences
Other Software Testing Conferences


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Future conferences

Dates for your diary:
Q1 2017 (out of London - date to be decided)
14 March 2017, London
14 June 2017, London
14 September 2017, London
1 December 2017, London