Why Reviewers and Stage Producers should Submit Proposals?

At the previous Agile Alliance conferences, the conference chair and program chairs were barred from submitting any sessions. If the reviewers or stage producers submitted a proposal, there was a special protocol to review such sessions. 

However at the Agile India 2012 conference, we feel that everyone should be treated the same way. Hence everyone should be eligible to submit a proposal. If they go through the normal review process, they would get a sense of how the overall review process is working. 

Our hope is that by being on the receiving side of the review system, everyone will be more empathetic and inclusive. And in the process, improve the review system. 

Rationale: Eat your own dog food.

People can certainly misuse this process. However our philosphy is that we don’t like to punish the majority for the minority (people who want to game the system.)

Transparency, openess and trust goes a long way.

Earlybird Submission is now Closed!

We are very pleased to have a total of 178 proposals from 144 unique speakers at the end of the earlybird submission.

There ar a lot of quality proposals and we think we would be able to select & give a final confirmation to at least 25 proposals.

Right now each stage is busy reviewing the proposals and giving more feedback to the submitters.

We are trying to make sure every submitter has got

  • enough feedback (at least 2 reviewers),
  • sufficient time (at least 48 hrs) to update their proposal/s based on the feedback
  • and at least 2 feedback-update iterations

By 10th Oct, each stage will produce a list of sessions from their stage with reasons stating this proposal should:

  • 110% be in the conference
  • 200% be rejected

Rest of the sessions might still need improvement and we’ll give them more time.

P.S: If you’ve not got any feedback for your proposal, start bugging the stage producers.