Fall Conference 2018

Click here to read the Conference information and logistics email sent to attendees on October 16, 2018.

Click here to read the email that was sent to those registered for pre-conference workshops/tours.



LOCATION: Sheraton West Des Moines

Join us in Des Moines for Fall Conference 2018! This year's conference will feature 2 keynote speakers, informational breakout sessions, exhibitors, giveaways and networking. Oct 23 will be dedicated to pre-conference workshops and tours. Breakout sessions and workshops will offer continuous improvement learning opportunities for those working in healthcare, services, government, education, manufacturing, finance, and other businesses.

Lean leaders and practitioners will share how they are using Lean methods to change their culture while striving for operational excellence. Watch this page for more information!

2018 Keynote Speakers

Jim Lancaster

Wednesday, Oct 24
Jim Lancaster
CEO and owner of Lantech.com, LLC

Becky Halstead

Thursday, Oct 25
Becky Halstead
Brigadier General, US Army, Retired


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Pre-conference Workshop and Tour Descriptions (PDF). Pre-registration required.

Breakout Descriptions (PDF) No pre-registration. Breakouts will be filled on a first-come first-seated basis during the conference.



HOtel Room Information

A block of rooms has been set aside at the West Des Moines Sheraton for Iowa Lean Consortium attendees:

  • Iowa Lean Consortium Hotel Rate (single or double room): $119 + tax
  • Reservation Deadline: October 2nd*

To make a reservation, call 800-325-3535 and reference "Iowa Lean Consortium Fall Conference"

*Once the block of rooms is filled, or the hotel reservation cut-off date has passed, rooms may not be available or at an increased rate.