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What are we looking for ?

For the BA & Beyond conference, we are looking for speakers who can provide information, insights and experiences on topics related to 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 participants.

Key is audience involvement and interaction so that we can share and learn from each other. We will host short 25-minute talks to inspire the audience with a TED-style talk, and longer 40-minute talks where you can elaborate on your topic while engaging with the audience. In addition, we will host a number of 90-minute workshops for deep-dive, hands-on learning.

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.

While English will be the main language for our conference, we are considering running a limited number of sessions in Dutch or French, so feel free to submit a talk in these languages.

The Call for Speakers was closed on 8 January 2021.

Contact us for more info or any questions you may have.

What's the process ?

  • Submit your proposal until 8 January 2021.
  • We'll confirm acceptance of your proposal by 20 January 2021.
  • Submit a one page synopsis and draft presentation by 15 February 2021.
  • Submit a one minute video pitch of your talk by 15 February 2021.
  • We'll give you feedback and possibly organise a dry-run.
  • Submit your final presentation by 5 March 2021.

Tips for your proposal

  • Select an engaging topic, relevant for a diverse audience.
  • Provide a concise and clear abstract with 3 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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