I am always looking for conferences / training opportunities close to where I work. A staple is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference held in Portland. This years conference will be the 25th annual event. PNSQC recently announced the keynote speakers for the 2007 conference (October 8-10, 2007): Johanna Rothman and Hugh Thompson. As usual, I recommend this conference highly.

I recently saw an announcement for a conference that will be held in Bellevue, WA on July 9-11, 2007. The 2nd annual Conference of the Association for Software Testing will have Esther Derby, Keith Stobie, Lee Copeland and Harry Robinson as keynote speakers. Looks like it could be a good one.