Sunday, August 4, 2019

Call for Collaboration for 2020 Edition, Amsterdam Feb 6-7th

Other conferences call for papers or proposals. We call for collaboration.

TL;DR: Propose an idea or outline for a session. We are selecting based on discussions via Skype/Hangouts.
Event: European Testing Conference 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands 6.-7.2.2020 (5th edition) Compensation: Speaker travel expenses guaranteed by the conference.
Deadline: Schedule your call before September 15th 2019.


Our conference 

European Testing Conference 2020 takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands February 6-7th. 2020. The conference travels annually to different locations in Europe.

We are setting up the best practical testing conference that represents testing as different people know it: testers, developers, business analysts and managers. We recognize that testing is continuous, and we want to learn to do its different flavors better through sharing ideas and experiences in the spirit of dialog. We seek to understand.

Looking for sessions

To find the right people to share in this conference, we want to collaborate with the existing and emerging speaker communities. We find our professional home communities to be those of agile and context-driven testing, and software craftsmanship, but actively seek to break the walls between them.

We want a good balance of European and non-European speakers and a good balance of software craft and (exploratory) testing backgrounds.

We ask you to collaborate on two types of sessions:
  • Talks of ideas with practical applicability / Demos of ideas in use (30 minutes) 
  • Workshops of hands-on experiences for participants (90 minutes)
We ask you to collaborate, because we believe the best results come out of working together. We want you to share your topic and excitement, and collaborate before you invest heavily in making the session final as a proposal.

We acknowledge we can’t fit all the great sessions there are. So we want to make it mutually efficient while enabling great content we as organizers would be unaware of. We believe there’s more value out of the collaboration than just our conference talk selection through getting to know one another. 

When you respond to the call and we’re considering you, we’ll have a 15-minute Skype/Hangouts session with you to talk about your idea. If you get cut from consideration just for not having space in our talk budget for your type of idea, we’ll let you know by email. We expect the finalized abstract from those who we choose, not as criteria of entry. Timeframe for the discussions is August and September, and this call closes on September 15th.

If the call intimidates you, allow us a prioritization without the call (we contact you if you’re idea seems like a MUST have) through this: - we prefer the chance to meet, so this is a secondary choice.

What we have to offer:

  • entry to participate and present at a great conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands 6-7.2.2020 
  • travel expenses (coach) and hotel 3 nights reimbursed 
  • profit sharing – we share ½ of the profits with the speakers. You get part of the honorarium pot that translates to money, based on the conference’s financial success and the length of your session 
What we expect:

  • Speakers who can stay and participate for the duration of the conference. This is very important to having a great learning environment. 
 Come. Learn. Do. Teach. Test.

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