Submit Your Proposal until Friday 25 November 2022

Submit your proposal
"Great experience as a speaker. One of the better ones. They understand where the speaker is in their 'journey' and anticipate next steps. Nice people too."
Mark Smalley, Author, BA & Beyond speaker
Great organisation! You have an eye for details and give attention required to all - speakers, attendees, sponsors.
BA & Beyond participant
The conference was one of the best-organized and professional I’ve seen. It ran smoothly, on time, with a terrific moderation by Filip and great outreach to the community. The networking that resulted from it was also excellent. Congratulations on a model conference!
Howard Podeswa, Author, BA & Beyond speaker

Call for Speakers

At the BA & Beyond Conference, we combine inspiration from thought leaders in the BA field with genuine stories from practitioners that can help others move their BA skills forward. Our conference is about business analysis in the broadest sense. Both presentations covering how you are using classic BA techniques and skills to your advantage given today's challenges, and presentations on new and related techniques, skills, and approaches are welcome.

We're looking for a broad mix of topics rather than a narrow focus, so don't hesitate to submit in case of doubt. After all, BA is about making change happen in your organisation and any related topic can be a valuable source of inspiration for conference participants.

Potential topics are:

  • Rock solid BA tools & techniques that stand the test of time
  • Ensuring architects, business analysts, functional analysts and developers solve the same business problem
  • BA and strategy
  • BA and agile: Friends or foes? How do you perform BA work in an agile context?
  • The Role of the BA in digital transformation, design thinking, innovation, data science, machine learning, …
  • How to match new approaches and technologies with legacy processes and systems
  • Closing the loop with customers: customer research & BA, co-creation, citizen development, …
  • Soft skills, facilitation, and supporting team collaboration: a key to BA success?
  • Building BA communities of practice
  • Genuine stories of struggles and successes in organisational change

We are looking for short 20-minute sessions to inspire the audience with a TED-style talk, and longer, 40-minute sessions where you can elaborate on your topic while engaging with the audience.

We have a preference for talks showcasing real life projects, as these are typically most appreciated by the audience. Theory on BA techniques is welcome, but preferably supported by practical examples.

We welcome both experienced and new speakers. Key for a succesful presentation is focus and preparation. In either time frame, you can convey one or two key messages with some theory and case examples. So when preparing your presentation, you should be ready to take your time, rehearse, and trim your content until you have the essence.

Do you have a topic in mind but are unsure about presenting? Submit your topic without any obligation and we'll get back to you to discuss your idea.

All speakers get free access to the entire conference. When presenting with two speakers, the second speaker will receive a 50% reduction to the conference fee. In case you have already registered for the conference when we confirm your speaking proposal, you can always transfer your tickets or receive a full refund.

Please note the entire event will be in English.

Don't hesitate to contact us for more info or any questions you may have. Check our tips for more details or submit your proposal below.

We very much look forward to receiving your proposal!

You will be notified about acceptance of your submission around mid December.

Submit Your Proposal until Friday 25 November 2022

Submit your proposal
"Great experience as a speaker. One of the better ones. They understand where the speaker is in their 'journey' and anticipate next steps. Nice people too."
Mark Smalley, Author, BA & Beyond speaker
Great organisation! You have an eye for details and give attention required to all - speakers, attendees, sponsors.
BA & Beyond participant
The conference was one of the best-organized and professional I’ve seen. It ran smoothly, on time, with a terrific moderation by Filip and great outreach to the community. The networking that resulted from it was also excellent. Congratulations on a model conference!
Howard Podeswa, Author, BA & Beyond speaker

Tips for your proposal

  • Select an engaging topic, relevant for a diverse audience.
  • Provide a concise and clear abstract with up to three key takeaways.
  • Demonstrate practical results you or your team have achieved.
  • Provide actionable tips for the audience to take away.
  • Have a clear focus in your proposal. Don't try to cover too much.
  • We prefer to receive multiple submissions, each with a clear focus, over a single, broad proposal covering too much ground.
  • Don't submit a commercial presentation.

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