To partner conference Business Agility Day

Call for Speakers

Deadline for abstract submission was March 31, 2021

Agile Leadership Day (ALD) is the meeting place for leaders from business and IT.

At this one-day conference, practitioners from leading companies share insights and best practices on topics ranging from operational to strategic agility. Agile Leadership Day provides an opportunity to exchange experiences and share ideas, to network and to leave with practical suggestions to apply when you get back to the office.

Every year, we have an open call for speakers, where we invite practitioners to send in your stories. What challenges have you overcome? What approaches or tools worked for you and your team? Where are you heading? Take to the stage and share your solutions with the agile community!

Selection Process

There is a 2-step selection process:

1) All abstracts are evaluated. Applicants who are shortlisted will be asked to send their presentation to the organisers.

2) The Conference Board will evaluate the presentations and select 12-15 presentations for the final programme.

Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

• Benefits for participants / Transferable learning objectives

• Originality / Innovation

• Comprehensibility / Storyline / Structure

• Practical relevance / actionable content

Key Deadlines

  • March 31, 2021: Deadline Abstracts
  • April 16, 2021: Feedback Round 1
  • May 6, 2021: Deadine Presentations
  • May 31, 2021: Feedback Round 2
  • October 27, 2021: Conference

No Sales Pitches, please!

You love your company, your products, your services? And that’s great, because life is too short to waste at a job you hate! But please focus your talk/workshop on practical, real world solutions that are transferrable to other attendees. Pure sales pitches and talks that focus heavily on a specific tool or service will be rejected.


Talks are 30 minutes long (incl Q&A); Workshop are hands-on, interactive sessions for a smaller group (ca. 30 participants) and last 60-70 minutes.

Service Providers

For the purpose of establishing a clear line between partners and other service providers, we have decided to ask service providers in the main program to also support the conference as partners – we view this as fair.

Service providers are defined are those who offer services in the agile field in the German-speaking region of Switzerland and who seek to directly gain economic advantage through their stage appearance.

If a speaker feels that s/he is not included in the definition (because s/he, for example, does not seek direct economic benefit or proposes unique content), an appropriate option can be offered. The Conference Board will consider this request in good faith and, together with the speaker, will seek a solution.


All speakers are granted free entry to both conferences (Agile Leadership Day and Business Agility Day), including catering and the partner expo. Please note that travel costs are not covered by the organisers.

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Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021