Call For Speakers
The Call for Speakers is now closed. You are welcome to continue to make a submission and it will be held in reserve. Building Business Capability 2018, scheduled for November 5-9, 2018 at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas. BBC is the official conference of the IIBA®.
Do you or any of your team have a formal presentation to contribute to this event?
All selected speakers will be entitled to attend the conference free of charge. (Limit: 2 speakers for each presentation)
Innovation in the Fast Lane
We are accepting submissions for conference sessions and half-day workshops. The 2018 conference theme is “Innovation in the Fast Lane” and all submissions should tie into our theme. We are particularly interested in case studies—especially ones that have proven ROI.
All submissions will be reviewed by the BBC Program Council who will select the presentations for the 2018 BBC Conference.
- Roger Burlton, Founder, Process Renewal Group
- Jared Gorai, CBAP, Director, Regions & Chapters, IIBA
- Ronald G. Ross, Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC; Executive Editor, Business Rules Journal
The Program Council places higher value on presentations that provide:
- High quality content, including: title, session description and learning objectives
- New information, emerging and/or innovative approaches, practices or techniques
- Case studies, success stories & lessons learned by the organization itself
- Specialized topics related to key practice areas of the conference
Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence. Whether organizations are looking to optimize or transform their business practices or strategize a new business direction, BBC provides the most comprehensive conference program offering insights through a broad range of topics, collaborative working sessions, case studies, panels, and tutorials.
This year’s BBC Conference features 16 Tracks:
- Rethinking Business Models
- Designing the Adaptable Business
- Customer Experience
- Business Analytics
- Data Foundations
- Product Management
- Analysis & Design
- High-Impact Techniques
- Leadership Skills
- Getting Ahead
- Enterprise BA Capability
- Organizational Agility
- Agile & DevOps
- Practitioners Toolbox
- AI & Bots
- Digital Fluency
Hints & Tips for Writing Your Abstract
Imagine yourself an attendee sitting in the audience when you give your presentation. What would you like to hear (or not)? What would make a positive impression and make you feel your time well-spent? Consider those questions carefully when you write your abstract.
For starters two quick rules: Don’t be commercial, and don’t overuse buzzwords. Both will lessen your chances of being accepted.
Say enough, but don’t say too much. One sentence – or a list of bullets – is definitely not enough. More than 100-150 words is usually too much. Either way it will look like you didn’t spend the time to think through and express your message carefully.
The most important thing is have something to say that’s useful! Value-add is a must. The audience will want actionable content – stuff they can apply or make a difference with when they get back to their jobs. What have you learned that can be useful to them? How can they apply it? Talking about case studies is always good. So is ROI.
Don’t underestimate the BBC audience. Generally you’ll be talking to experienced, world-class professionals who are capable of absorbing new material comfortably. Aim high!
BBC brings together an unsurpassed group of professionals tasked with leading business excellence. Help spread the knowledge to your peers, not only in the sessions, but also informally at the many networking opportunities. All speakers have free access to the 3 day Building Business Capability conference program.
Please fully complete the Call for Speakers Submission Form to improve the chances of your talk being accepted.
Abstracts will not be selected if they appear to directly promote any products or services, or are of a commercial nature. Any speakers who violate this agreement during their presentation will not be invited to speak again. Call for Speakers submission deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.
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Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence.