Call for proposals

We are currently collecting ideas for presentations for Managing Design 2018 (Sydney), and will continue to accept proposals until midnight Sunday February 18.

We are looking for practical presentations about a wide range of topics, and from different types of organisations. We’ll be looking for case studies, techniques, strategies, and more. 

All presentations must be specific to managing design teams, processes or artefacts. We won’t be including presentations that feel like they are more general UX (hold onto these for UX Australia 2018).

Submitting an Idea

It’s simple. Email your idea to hello@uxaustralia.com.au.

You need to include the following information, but it should be no more than one page:

  • Draft title – what you would call this talk in the program
  • Explanation – an overview of what you are going to talk about and why. It does not need to be a detailed description – a few bullet points might be enough – but it does need to explain your idea and what the audience might get from your talk so that it can be assessed
  • Presented before? - please explain when and where and if you are planning any changes of the content or format of your talk.
  • Draft presentation description – 2-3 sentences, tops. This is the descriptions we will use on the website if your talk is selected.
  • Where the idea came from and why you’re qualified to talk about it

For more information about the conference and to understand the wide range of presentations we included at last years event, take a look at Managing Design 2017.

For tips on how to submit a proposal, please see this news items on How to write a kick-ass conference proposal.

10-minute talks

There will be 10-minute talks will be included immediately after lunch on the conference day. These will be open to anyone registered for the conference by the end of early-bird registration.

Speaker benefits

Successful speakers (main conference, not 10-minute talks) will receive:

  • Free conference entry
  • For 45-minute presentations: $A800
  • For 20-minute presentations: $A400

** The fine print:

If you work for an organisation (e.g. Government) and can’t accept payment, we will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses up to the presentation amount; or we can hold the amount over towards a future conference ticket.

We can’t pay individuals directly (unless we take out almost half as PAYG). If you can’t invoice us, we can reimburse travel and accommodation expenses up to the presentation amount; or we can hold the amount over towards a future conference ticket.

Only one free conference entry and payment will be issued per presentation. If you would like more than one speaker to present, we will pay one of you and you can sort out how it is distributed. Additional presenters will receive discounted entry (early-bird rates).