Call for Presentations
Be part of the Much Ado About Agile conference in October 2011. This is your call to become one of the speakers at this event, where you can share tools, knowledge, and know-how with fellow attendees. This year’s conference will be held in October, from Monday the 24th to Thursday the 27th. Our four (4) day, three track format provides a self-directed learning opportunity with a wide variety of informative technical and non-technical presentations. As in previous years, Days 1 and 4 will be devoted to tutorials, and Days 2 and 3 will be filled with presentations and other events. We are looking for some new topics this year, particularly topics related to our theme. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to share current and emerging trends, best practices, and first-hand experiences with like-minded industry professionals. Presentations for any level of experience are welcome, but preference will be given to intermediate and advanced presentation topics. Share your experience and knowledge with your peers by submitting a presentation proposal. Presentation slots are 90 minutes in length. Slots may be filled with one 90 minute presentation, two 45 minute presentations, or three 30 minute presentations. Submit your proposal today and help shape this year’s MAAA 2011.
Conference Theme and Tracks
The theme of this year’s conference is “Hunting Agile Elephants” – following the outcome of the gathering to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The “elephants” are all too often unacknowledged problems with Agile methodologies that people are usually reluctant to talk about. Presentations are organized into tracks:
Presentations may be submitted for both new topics and topics that have been presented elsewhere. Use these guidelines for what to include in your submission:
- Title: Choose a title that is clear, concise, and intriguing. Many attendees will decide whether or not to go to your session based on your title.
- Presentation Summary: Capture the essence of your topic in no more than 50 words to provide additional quick detail on what your presentation is about.
- Presentation Abstract: In 400 words or less, provide a more detailed description of your topic and what attendees can expect to take away from it.
- Speaker Biography: Briefly describe your background and expertise (not to exceed 300 words). If more than one speaker, please provide a biography for each.
- Session Delivery Time: Indicate the anticipated length of the presentation.
- Reference: Provide a reference, endorsement, or testimonial if possible.
- Audience Level: This will indicate the knowledge level that your presentation is for.
- Equipment Required: Laptop, LCD Data Projector, DVD, VHS, Audio Capability (Speakers)
- All presentations should be delivered with the highest professionalism to maximize the value obtained by the attendee. Any selling (perceived or overt) during the session is deemed unprofessional and is not acceptable.
- A Presenter Package covering logistics and details will be sent by the Program Committee to all selected presenters. Presenters are responsible for arranging their transportation to and from the conference site.
- We reimburse speakers up to $150 for their accommodation, and for an economy class return airfare. Details of special rates at the conference hotel will be included in the Presenter Package.
Presentations will be accepted by the Program Committee according to their appropriateness for the audience, and the alignment of the topic with the Conference Themes and Tracks. We thank you in advance for your submissions. We will be contacting everyone who’s presentation is accepted by August 31, 2011.