To keep the submission process as fair as possible, this year, proposals will be submitted through an anonymous submission system. The Australian Agile community, reviewers and chairs will be able to view, comment on, and offer feedback or suggestions on all submissions, but nobody will be able to see the author's name or company.
This means that your submission will be reviewed purely based on the content submitted. We suggest that you focus on addressing the stream criteria, have a clear outline of ideas and examples you will present, describe how you will use your 40 minute slot, and plainly state the learning outcomes for delegates.
It is better to submit early so you have a greater chance of receiving feedback from the community and iterating your proposal. This will give you the best chance of being accepted as a speaker for Agile Australia 2014.
All submissions will remain anonymous until the chairs for each stream have finalised their shortlist.
The duration of every session is a total of 40 minutes. This 40 minute slot includes an introduction and thank you by the MC, and time for questions if you choose.
There could be up to five sessions running concurrently. Each session may have up to 200 in the audience. Delegates do not sign up to a particular session prior to the conference - they vote with their feet! So please ensure your session description is enticing while also accurately describing the presentation you will give.
The conference theme is Embracing Disruption. How do you adapt to rapidly changing market conditions, or be the cause of change? How do we create more valuable and higher-quality solutions faster? Can you share new ways to work with your team, your stakeholders, customers, and leaders? Embracing disruption is all about stretching the minds of delegates and organisations with clever ideas, new tools and techniques and shared experiences.
The Agile Australia program will feature FIVE content streams. We ask that you consider how your proposal meets the needs of these streams and also speaks to the Embracing Disruption theme. Please carefully consider what each stream is looking for and be sure to select the right stream for your proposal.
- The Agile Organisation
- Individuals and Interactions
- Measure and Learn