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Historical Moments from

The 13th International & 19th North American Symposium on QFD

September 5–14, 2007, Williamsburg, Virginia USA

Symposium Transactions

 

© Copyright 2007-08 QFD Institute, Masanobu Yoshikawa, Yoshimichi Watanabe, and Harold Ross.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Akao Prize ceremony, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, photo by QFD Institute

2007 Akao Scholarship for QFD, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, photo by QFD Institute

Keynote speakers: (from left) Dr. Akao, Dr. Saaty, Mr. Mazur

Dr. Saaty receiving Akao Prize Award

Catherine Chan receiving Akao Scholarship for QFD

Dr. Akao delivering a keynote address

Dr. Saaty delivering a keynote address

Mr. Mazur (left) and Dr. Saaty

Dr. Akao addressing the audience, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Dr. Akao on QFD and Kano Model

Tutorial on AHP, taught by Mr. Richard Zultner, QFD Institute

Tutorial on GTI, taught by Mr. Greg Yezersky, Institute of Professional Innovators

Applying the Japanese Quantification Method III in the House of Quality, presented by Dr. Shindo of Yamanashi University, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute QFD for Chinese telecom service quality, presented by Professor Xiong, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Prof. Shindo, Japan's Yamanashi University, presenting his paper

Prof. Xiong presenting QFD for Chinese telecom service quality

Prof. Georg Herzwurm, Universität Stuttgart in Germany, presenting a paper on QFD Wiki

Mr. Ross and Dr. Akao, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute A speaker receiving a certificate of appreciation, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

QFD for diversity and corporate strategy, presented by Ms. Kathy Hines, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.

Mr. Harold Ross and Dr. Akao

Mr. Kojima receiving an appreciation after presenting a Japanese aerospace case study

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Attendees receiving an autograph from Dr. Saaty, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Attendees enjoy the food and drinks during the reception

Attendees getting AHP books autographed by the author Dr. Saaty

Attendees networking during the reception

The Saaty family

Attendees networking, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Attendees enjoy the reception,  ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, photo by QFD Institute

Attendees from Spain, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Attendees from Ecuador and Japan

Attendees enjoying the reception

The youngest attendee we've ever had

Thomas Jefferson, played by famed historic actor Bill Barker, addressing the QFD audience on the importance of education, scientific and technological advancements that will make people's life better

The elite class of 2008 QFD Black Belt(R) Certificate Course graduates

QFD Black Belt(R) attendees work on assignments, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Congratulations to the Class of 2007 QFD Black Belt® Certificate Course!

Black Belt® students working together on a class exercise

Christiana Campbell's Tavern where QFD attendees enjoyed a tavern dinner and colonial entertainment, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Tavern dinner, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Japanese delegates enjoy the tavern dinner, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

QFD attendees enjoyed a colonial tavern dinner at Christiana Campbell's Tavern which is said to be favored by General George Washington

An attendee and her daughter enjoying the tavern dinner

A group of Japanese delegates ready for a big meal

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Capitol building in Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute Fifes and drums corp in Colonial Williamsburg, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute Attendees greeted by a colonial citizen, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

This Capitol housed both the representatives of the royal government and the Virginia colony's House of Burgesses

Fifes and drums in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg

Japanese attendees receiving colonial greetings

Dr. Akao enjoying a conversation with a colonial citizen, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Prof. Shindo fashioning colonial militia gears, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

18th century Virginia militia demonstration, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Dr. Akao gemba-visiting a colonial town

Dr. Shindo in colonial militia fashion

Some attendees ventured to partake in the Virginia militia training

Attendees enjoying the historic village of Colonial Williamsburg, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute Prof. Watanabe from Japan enjoying a healthful breakfast al fresco

Governor's Palace

Costumed historic interpreters provided insight into the colonial life

Prof. Watanabe from Japan enjoying healthful breakfast al fresco in perfect weather

a horse-drawn buggy transport visitors in Colonial Williamsburg, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

A tavern musician plays a serpent, an 18th century music instrument, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Capitol Ball, an evening entertainment enjoyed by some of the attendees, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, photo courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Horse buggy transporting visitors

A tavern musician playing a serpent, an 18th century music instrument

Some attendees also enjoyed evening programs, one of which was the Capitol Ball

The Governor's Palace foyer, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

A cook displays the 18th century dinner at Govenor's Palace, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

A tavern musician, ISQFD'07-Williamsburg, QFD Institute

Foyer of the Governor's Palace boasting the mighty power of the king and royal government

A cook demonstrating 18th century cooking in the Governor's Palace kitchen

Another musician entertaining QFD attendees during dinner

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