Everything You Should Know about Submitting a World-Class Proposal

Interested in presenting at the Agile India 2014 conference? But concerned that your proposal might not get accepted? We hope this blog can encourage you to submit a world-class proposal that would be hard to reject.

Unlike many other conferences, this is a community-driven conference. We (the community) organize the conference, we propose sessions, we review the proposals, we select the most relevant proposals, we attend the conference and we learn and benefit from it ultimately.

Hence writing good proposal is extremely important and one must understand the importance of the following major sections of a proposal:

  1. Session Level (Introductory, Practicing or Expert)
  2. Theme – Most relevant theme to which your proposal belongs
  3. Summary – Description of your session
  4. Session Type – Format of your session
  5. Process/Mechanics – Details about how you will run your session
  6. Learning Outcomes

Please read the instructions on Tips for Proposals and Mitch Lacey’s sound advice on Getting your Session Accepted at the Agile Alliance Conference.

Before submitting your proposal, make sure you browse through existing proposals. Feel free to comment/give feedback to other proposals.

If you’ve presented this or a similar topic, please provide links to slides, videos, pictures, etc. They would greatly help the reviewers make a decision.

To take advantage of the Early Bird Submission process, please read: Early Bird Submission: What’s the big rush?

Other important resources for presenters: