IISE Lean and Six Sigma Symposium

Pre-Conference Event: Lean and Six Sigma Symposium

Saturday, May 18, 2024
9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Montreal Convention Centre, Montreal, Canada


Whether you're an experienced practitioner or just starting your Lean Six Sigma journey, this one-day symposium offers a dynamic platform to learn and connect, with practical applications that can be applied across a wide range of industries.

Prepare to explore cutting-edge topics such as the integration of artificial intelligence with Lean Six Sigma, digital transformation, and industry-specific case studies. We're gathering industry experts, thought leaders and practitioners to explore the latest trends, advancements and success stories in Lean Six Sigma.

Engage in interactive sessions, hands-on workshops and stimulating discussions that will equip you with valuable insights and a fresh perspective. Gain access to proven tools and the opportunity to enhance your proficiency in the methodologies that lead to lasting, impactful results.

Register and reserve your seat today.


Mark GrabanMark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, published author, professional speaker, blogger, podcaster and entrepreneur.

He builds upon a deep education in engineering and management with practical experience working with executives and frontline employees in multiple industries. He synthesizes and practices approaches, including Lean management, continuous improvement, statistical methods and people-centered leadership to cultivate psychological safety and employee engagement.

Mark helps others learn how to improve and sustain performance. In his healthcare work, this means improving the quality of care and patient safety while reducing cost and improving the workplace experience. Across multiple sectors, goals also include improving the customer (or patient) experience, helping develop leaders and employees, and building more robust, adaptive organizations for the long term.

He has learned, practiced, and taught these methodologies in settings including manufacturing, healthcare, and technology startups, working independently since 2010. Mark often works in partnership with other consulting groups on larger engagements. Mark is also a senior advisor to the technology and software company KaiNexus and has a small equity stake.

Program Highlights

All listings are in Eastern time.

  • 9 a.m. — Featured Speaker: Mark Graban
  • 10:30 a.m. — Deep Dive: Isaac Mitchell                                           
    Hansei: Reflections from a Japan Lean Study Trip: Deep dive into Intention and Goal Setting from a Daruma
  • 12 p.m. — Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 p.m. — Melanie Amadoro & Smitesh Bakrania  
    Entrepreneurial Mindset Learning
  • 3:15 p.m. — Closing Session:Dave Harry & Mark Graban
    Kahoot & Prizes