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 broad sense. Both presentations covering how you are using classic BA techniques and skills to your advantage in today's challenges, and presentations on new and related techniques and skills, 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. This is why we will host short 25 minute sessions followed by a table discussion facilitated by us, and longer 40 minute sessions where you can elaborate on your topic while engaging with the audience.

We have a preference for presentations 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.

Presentations will be in English in order to allow for a diverse audience.

We very much look forward to receiving your proposal!

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

What's the process ?

  • Submit your proposal until 29 November 2019.
  • We'll confirm acceptance of your proposal by 24 December 2019.
  • Submit a one page synopsis and draft presentation by 11 Februari 2020.
  • We'll give you feedback and possibly organise a dry-run.
  • Submit a one minute video pitch of your talk by 25 Februari 2020.
  • Submit your final presentation by 10 March 2020.

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.
  • 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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