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:

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About Naresh Jain

Naresh Jain is an internationally recognized Technology & Product Development Expert. Over the last decade, he has helped streamline the product development practices at many Fortune 500 companies like Google, Amazon, HP, Siemens Medical, GE Energy, Schlumberger, EMC, CA Technologies, to name a few clients. These days, he is more focused on engineering excellence and product innovation. In a nutshell, hire him as a consultant/mentor, if your entire organization wants to move beyond the Agile and Lean mindset. Naresh is leading two tech-startups, which build tablet-based adaptive educational apps for kids, conference management software and social-media search tool. His startups are trying to figure out the secret sauce for blending gamification and social learning using the latest gadgets. Naresh founded the Agile Software community of India, a registered non-profit society to evangelize Agile, Lean and other Light-weight Software Development methods in India. Naresh is responsible for conceptualizing, creating and organizing 50+ Software conferences worldwide.