Speaker Submission Deadlines
Atlassian Summit: December 04, 2018 at 23:59 PST
Developer Day: January 25, 2019 at 23:59 PST
Atlassian Summit is coming to Las Vegas, Nevada on April 9 – 11, 2019. It's your turn to share your story, best practices, and expert advice.
And for the first time, we're introducing Developer Day at Summit, a special event dedicated to the Atlassian Ecosystem and our community of developers.
We're looking for business leaders, developers, end users, and industry experts to join us as session speakers for both Summit and Developer Day. Join us to share your expertise around:
Take a look at the specific tracks for each event below to inspire you.
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to submit a speaker proposal. If you're selected as a speaker, you will get a free conference pass to the respective event you'll be speaking at. The selection process is competitive, but we've got tips and tricks for submitting a winning proposal.
These sessions are not for service and product pitches. If you're interested in marketing your solutions, please take a look at our Sponsorship opportunities.
To submit a session for Atlassian Summit 2019, create an account below, or log in to finalize and submit a draft / additional sessions.
See where your talk would fit into one of our eight tracks at Summit.
This track is about how people and teams can work more effectively together. Tools are an important foundation, but it's what people do with the tools and the practices around them that are even more important. Share with us the culture and practices that allow your team to thrive.
This track is about how teams across an organization use Atlassian. Inspire others with new and interesting use cases.
This track is about how development and operation teams are breaking down silos and working more effectively together. Share how your teams have brought visibility and better collaboration into the software development and operation process.
This track is all about how to organize work as a team and continuously adapt the plan. Share how your teams stay agile with changing requirements, multiple stakeholders and feedback loops.
This track covers topics from end user support to managing IT services. Share how your IT teams collaborate, operate, and deliver solutions fast in a service-first world.
This track is all about how teams collaborate, share knowledge and work better together. Share how your team use tools and practices to foster discussions and create open communication channels.
This track is all about how to run Atlassian in larger organizations and at scale. Share how you and your team set up Atlassian for high availability, scalability, and performance.
This track is all about managing, upgrading, and supporting the Atlassian stack. Share best practices on how to get started, how to get the most out of the Atlassian stack and how to roll-out Atlassian to your organization.
Developer Day at Summit is a special event dedicated to the Atlassian Ecosystem and our community of developers. Showcase your ideas and best practices in one of our two different tracks at Developer Day.
Get up to date on APIs, roadmaps, features and new services that will set you up for success. Are you developing an app for our products or services? Hear from the product and service teams on what's new.
Dive deep with the greatest minds in the Atlassian Ecosystem. Advanced topics include app development, DataCenter/Server, testing, and performance tuning and scaling. Additionally, business topics like using the Marketplace API to help inform your business.
All Summit and Developer Day speaker submissions will be reviewed
and graded by a program committee comprised of Atlassian
employees, Partners, and customers. Speaker details will be
anonymous during preliminary selection to ensure we have an
objective assessment of each submission.
Atlassian is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive event that showcases the contributions of people from all backgrounds in technology. Collecting demographic data about our applicant pool and speaker lineup is a key part of that mission. We will not use this information to inform our selection process, but rather to understand how effectively we are reaching and supporting speakers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at Atlassian Summit.
There are 25+ different people on the selection committee reviewing our all submissions. Our reviewers come from a wide variety of demographic backgrounds and possess a broad range of expertise. To ensure that we have the benefit of a diversity of thought when selecting the kind of content that will be presented at Atlassian Summit 2019 and Developer Day 2019.
When speakers submit their proposed topic, reviewers won’t be able to see any identifying information about the presenter while the content is being evaluated. This will allow us to assess the true merit of the proposal without allowing someone’s demographic characteristics or speaking experience to bias our decisions. After determining the highest quality submissions from each track, our selection committee will meet to ensure that we have an appropriate balance of speakers. In addition to the diversity and experience level of our speaker line up, we also try to ensure a good mix of Atlassian employees and customers.
The last hurdle to overcome is a structural one. We know that
because of implicit bias, people from underrepresented
backgrounds may be less likely to have significant prior speaking
experience compared to their majority-group counterparts.
We want to ensure that all of our speakers are comfortable and confident when speaking. To that end, we’ll be offering live speaker training to selected presenters who would find it valuable. We believe that this training will pay a wide variety of dividends: it will ensure that we have a high-quality set of talks and increase the confidence of all our speakers.
When our committee is evaluating your submission, we only have what you provide as a part of your submission to take into consideration, so make it good! To improve your chances at being selected, be sure to cover the following points.
Here are some examples of abstracts from a previous Atlassian event.
We want everyone who attends Atlassian Summit to feel safe and included. We expect Summit staff, speakers, attendees, and sponsors to be respectful and collaborative, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or any other personal characteristic. This applies to all areas within the conference venue, talks, workshops, parties, and any online media or spaces associated with Summit.
We're an open company that values an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can be their full selves without being subject to unacceptable behaviour, including demeaning, harassing, abusive, violent, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct.
Conference staff is always available to help anyone who believes that this code of conduct has been violated. Conference staff can be identified by their "staff" t-shirts if there are any potential concerns, or participants can report incidents to the contact listed below. We reserve the right to take any action we deem appropriate, including expulsion from the conference, to maintain a positive, inclusive atmosphere at Atlassian Summit. Staff are also happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist anyone for the duration of the conference.
If you see or experience something that violates this code of conduct in law or spirit, please Be the Change You Seek and report the incident!
To report an incident, contact personnel at the registration desk or firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Reports may be made confidentially.