Speak at ABE
Call for Speakers
We are looking for speakers
We are focusing on our “by example” theme, therefore we are looking for real life case studies, adoption reports, etc. We’d like you to share examples of adopting particular practices (pick one and dive into details) or failure examples and reasons (we are all interested in avoiding the same mistakes). During your submission you will be asked to state which practice is covered by your talk.
We will ask you to do either a 15–20-minute talk or a 5–10-minute lightning talk / pecha kucha.
In 2021 we decided to focus the agenda on four themes:
- developer perspective—craftsmanship, ceremonies hell, coping with agile
- agile globally vs locally—culture differences, remote & distributetd teams, time zones
- agile vs black swans—covid, climate change, uncertain environment, system resilience, antifragility
- product vs process—pm vs po, agile products vs agile projects
Despite the focus, we also accept submissions not related to these main themes.
Your talk should focus on one particular practice. Good examples: “planning poker”, “story maps”, “merit money”, etc. Bad examples: “agile”, “transformation”, “scrum”, etc.
In case of speakers who have not yet spoken at ABE we ask you to include either a link to one of your recorded talks or a recorded short introduction to a submitted topic (so that we can assess your stage performance and English proficiency). It is not mandatory although recommended.
Should you have more than one topic to present do not hesitate and submit them all.
Call for Trainers
We are looking for trainers for the Dojo
At AgileByExample 2013 we launched the first Dojo, which was a day of 12 half-day workshops. They became extremely popular. Since 2013 we held over 100 workshops. Our Dojo became a unique feature of ABE, as we are the only agile conference (at least in Poland) doing so many workshops for so many attendees.
In 2021 all the workshops were organized over Zoom.
The workshop should be 3–3.5-hour long and be for 10–30 people. Regarding the topics, we prefer soft skills (conflicts, communication, etc.), product related (vision, design, backlog management, etc.), agile practices & roles (retrospectives, product owner, scrum master, etc.) or even introductions to methods (GetKanban game, Beer game), although we may do a few technical as well (TDD, BDD, etc.).
Please let us know if you are willing to do the same workshop twice (both morning and evening session).
Call for Topics
We are looking for moderators of ABE Slack
In 2020 we moved online. Part of the conference was held on Slack where we had four thematic channels. In 2020 the topics were: Agile at scale, Agile UX, Communities in the organization and Leadership. Each of them was moderated by a pair of moderators whose responsibility was to engage the participants and encourage discussion.
This year we are organizing call for topics. As a moderator you will be hosting a Slack channel. Your responsibility will be to initially seed the discussion and then keep it hot throughout the conference (two days).
All speakers and trainers will get one free ticket to the conference (Dojo is excluded) and one coupon for additional ticket purchase with 50% discount.
We do not cover transport and accommodation.
In case an accepted speaker has bought a ticket already, there will be a possibility to transfer the ticket to another person or get a 100% refund.
Call for Speakers & Trainers will be closed on June 28th, 2021.
The Conference Program Committee will review and select proposals for conference presentations. We will be contacting you back in July and the final agenda will be published late August / early September.