Call for Speakers - Building Business Capability

Speak at BBC 2023

Call for Speakers for BBC 2023

Building Business Capability 2023 is scheduled for May 8-12, 2023. BBC is the official conference of IIBA®.

Deadline for Tutorial submissions: October 7, 2022
Deadline for Conference Session submissions: October 14, 2022
Speakers will be notified by: December 16, 2022

While the submission deadline has passed we are happy to consider your submission in case of program changes. After the official Call for Speaker deadline, we no longer send feedback. We will contact you if a (backup) speaker slot becomes available.
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)

Selection Process

We are accepting submissions for conference sessions and half-day workshops. The 2023 conference theme is “Competing on Capability” 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 2023 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 enhances your ability to advance People, Product, Data, and Knowledge, to build core leadership skills, and to deliver business excellence in today’s organizations. True business excellence is required to be customer-centric and to successfully deliver digital business transformation. 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 4 Tracks that we are seeking submissions for (plus 2 more):

    • Building People Capability
    • Building Product Capability
    • Building Data Capability
    • Building Knowledge Capability

Across the tracks we have 4 Trails that highlight sessions on:

    • Business Analysis
    • Business Architecture
    • Business Design
    • Business Leadership

BBC brings together an unsurpassed group of professionals tasked with leading business excellence and transformation. 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.

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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. To optimize your chances, express your message fully but succinctly.


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