call for abstracts
Call for Abstracts: OPEN
Submission Deadline: 16th August 2023
Notification of Acceptance: 11th September 2023
Speaker Webinar : 11th October 2023
Materials Check-In: 1st November 2023
Materials Submission Deadline: 22nd November 2023
Review the ‘Speaking Terms of Agreement‘ here prior to submitting your abstract (this includes information on speaker entitlements)
All submitted abstracts must meet all of the following requirements:
- Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
- Your abstract will be submitted as plain text on the submission site (it is recommended that you copy and paste your abstract into the field provided)
- Provide a 50-word synopsis and (up to) a 500-word body of your abstract, used on the event website of accepted abstracts
- Outline four (4) key learning objectives that attendees of your session will have learnt. Describe what will be presented, focusing on the material to be covered, whom the session is intended for, listing job titles etc.
- Confirm that at least one speaker will be registered to the event to present the submitted abstract
- Submit a biography (limited to 150 words), high quality square photo (PNG format, 300X300 dpi) and high quality company logo (minimum 300 dpi) which will be used on our event website and app. If your company has a style guide that must accompany your logo, please ensure you attach a copy when submitting your abstract
- Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the BILT Federal Committee.
- Abstracts will be approved on their merit, within the conference’s time and resource constraints.
- Successful applicants will present in 60 minute sessions.
- Sessions can take the form of presentations, roundtables or panels. Case studies demonstrating innovative or well-developed practice are welcomed and encouraged to be put forward as an abstract.
- If you are considering submitting a panel discussion, we encourage you to consider diversity of views and backgrounds when assembling your panel members
- Feedback suggests that our delegates are becoming more experienced with use of software tools and as such are seeking more advanced sessions. Therefore, submitted abstracts should be classified as (and suitable for) Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Guru or All Levels.
- Facilitated Panel
Levels of Expertise
Each session is required to have an experience level nominated by the speaker. Speakers are to ensure their nominated experience level matches the content in their presentation. Feedback from past conferences suggests that delegates are looking for more advanced session content, therefore we do not intend on presenting any beginner level classes and are seeking abstracts in the following experience levels:
A general understanding of concepts related to the presentation topic is assumed, but detailed understanding of the specific aspects covered in the topic is not. Delegates are expected to be comfortable with the software generally but may be new to the topic you are covering.
The session is expected to explore specific, detailed, high-level and complex functionality and concepts that are, nevertheless, generally encapsulated within the existing capabilities of the program or tool. Delegates are expected to have a good working knowledge of the topic of the class, but not the experience to push it to the degree that is proposed within your session.
The session is expected to be innovative and forward thinking, exploring new areas and discussing best practice solutions. Delegates are expected to already have a very good knowledge of the subject and may often be other speakers, or people who could be speakers! There is unlikely to be a need to explain concepts, definitions and the like, but expect a potentially robust discussion from people who will know what they are talking about.
'You live on the raw, bleeding edge of what your software can do, and only smile when it screams in protest and spits out results even the developers said it couldn't manage. If you don’t believe you could be teaching this class, it may not be for you.' There is no such thing as too difficult or arcane for a guru class…
These sessions tend to focus on general principals and concepts that do not require deep and/ or specific knowledge of tools. The sessions often take the form of forums, panel discussions and the like, but also include lecture style sessions with a more theoretical/ philosophical orientation.