Call for Speakers - Building Business Capability

Speak at BBC 2019

The Call for Speakers is now open. You are welcome to make a submission until February 15 for Tutorials and March 15 (EXTENDED FOR 1 WEEK) for conference sessions. Building Business Capability 2019, scheduled for November 11-15, 2019 takes place at The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton Monday, 3555 South Ocean Drive HollywoodFlorida33019. 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)

Unleashing Creativity

We are accepting submissions for conference sessions and half-day workshops. The 2019 conference theme is “Unleashing Creativity” 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 2019 BBC Conference.

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, round-table working sessions, case studies, panels, and tutorials.

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!

This year’s BBC Conference features 17 Tracks:

  • Cultivating Innovation
  • DecisionCAMP
  • Rethinking Customer Experience
  • Realizing Business Strategy
  • Enterprise Design
  • Business Agility
  • Data & Business Analytics
  • Owning the Product
  • Analysis & Design
  • High-Impact Techniques
  • Practitioners Toolbox
  • Leadership & Interpersonal Skills
  • Tomorrow’s Professional
  • From Agile into DevOps
  • AI & Bots
  • Digital Fluency
  • Enterprise Architecture Summit

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, February 15 for Tutorials and Friday, March 15 (EXTENDED FOR 1 WEEK), 2019 for conference sessions.

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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 words is usually too much. Express your message fully but succinctly.