Call For Proposals

We are looking for speakers with proven expertise and a strong capability to present on cutting edge software development methods. We expect the speakers to be committed to sharing innovative ideas and contributing to the growth of Agile and Lean mindset. To present at Agile India 2022, please submit your proposal before 11 June 2022 via our public proposal submission system.

Why speak at Agile India?

  • Expertise Present before a highly motivated and activated audience
  • Dialogue Directly engage with a diverse agile community ranging from Agile Coaches to senior engineers, team leads, C-suite executives, and enthusiastic practitioners
  • Network Interact with thought leaders and innovators

We know that there are many great speakers who are passionate about Agile, but who don’t have the opportunity to speak at conferences or events. If you are a first time speaker, don’t worry, we offer speaker shepherding sessions to help new speakers present like professional speakers.

A recording of your talk will be posted on YouTube where it will be freely available for you to share and could rack up thousands of views after the event.

What topics are we looking for?

We are looking for speakers from around the globe committed to sharing innovative ideas and contributing to the growth of Agile and Lean mindset. The conference is looking for proposals from a diverse range of speakers from across the community.

  • Agile Mindset
  • Sustainability
  • Agile Ethics
  • DevEx & DevOps
  • Digital Disruption
  • Cloud Native
  • Chaos Engineering
  • Quality Acceleration
  • Design Innovation
  • Customer Obsession
  • Productivity & Personal Growth
  • Tech for Good

Call for Proposals Timeline

  • Open Call for Proposals – 11 April 2022
  • Last Date to Submit Proposals – 11 June 2022
  • Acceptance Notification – 13 August 2022
  • Draft Program Published – 3 September 2022

Session Formats:

  • Talks/Case-Studies (45 minutes)
  • Demos (20 or 45 minutes)
  • Hands-on Workshop/Tutorials (45 or 90 minutes)
  • Full Day Hands-on Workshops/Trainings (8 Hours)

Review Process

We are looking for authentic and deep topics related to Agile Mindset, Design Innovation, Developer Experience, DevOps and Chaos Engineering. We are committed to diversity and believe in transparency. Hence, all proposals will be public. Registered user of the submission system will be able to comment on your proposal. You are required to reply to those comments to provide clarifications, explain revisions and respond to questions. The program team will look at how well you’ve responded to comments and updated your proposal to incorporate public suggestions. Ultimately the decision to accept a session resides with the program team.

Your proposal stands the best chance to be selected if it’s unique and has past presentation videos and slides. Make sure you fill in all the details given on the form to avoid back and forth with the program committee.

Please ensure you’ve read:

  1. Selection Criteria
  2. Good Proposal Attributes
  3. Best Selection Chance
  4. Tips for Proposals

To encourage early submissions and iterative improvement of proposals, we start accepting proposals as soon as we find them a good fit. Since competition gets tougher with progressing time, it is advisable to avoid waiting until the last minute for proposal submission.

Conference Videos

All conference videos will be recorded and released freely under Creative Commons (CC) License on our YouTube Channel. The speaker owns the copyrights to the videos.

Compensation for speakers

Agile India is organized by volunteers from Agile Software Community of India, a non-profit body founded in 2004 with a vision to evangelize new, better ways of building products & services that delight the users. We are not in a position to pay any speaker as the goal of the conference is to make it extremely affordable to everyone, and as organisers we just want to break even. However, as a conference, we are happy to help promote your work in any way we can, let us know how we can help.

The conference also donates a part of the revenue to NGOs in India nominated by the speakers.

As a speaker at the conference you will get:

  • Free full-access conference pass
  • Bragging rights that you presented at Agile India
  • Session recording to share with your network
  • Speaker shepherding – expert advice on your presentation

Submit a proposal