Call for Papers (CLOSED)

Be a part of our wonderfully weird and Agile event! We hope you consider submitting an abstract for Global Scrum Gathering Austin to share your ideas with our community as a part of the program.

What we’re looking for:

We want an insightful and entertaining experience for attendees. That said, we’re looking for proposals for presentations and workshops/interactive sessions that follow the path of our Gathering themes:
  • Organizational Transformation: The Learning Curve
    Share your organizational transformation journey experiences. We are looking for speakers with insights in the following (and more!): What does leadership in a successful transformation look like? How do you hire good coaches? What is the role of technology? How do roles and responsibilities change? What’s needed for success?
  • Scrum in Hard Places
    If you’ve ever been told, “Scrum can’t work here” or have struggled to implement Scrum in a tough environment, we want to hear from you! This theme is for those in process, documentation, or security-heavy industries, in regulated environments, where “we’ve-always done things this way” is the ruling, or on large contracts that are not generally conducive to Scrum.
  • Scrum in Unusual Places
    You’ve applied Scrum in unique situations, both at home and at work. You’ve applied the framework like how teachers apply Scrum to help students self-organize around learning goals; how HR teams use Scrum to streamline and change recruiting activities; or how other departments outside of IT (Accounting, Marketing, and Legal) use Scrum, both for new products/services and ongoing operations. 
  • Strengthening the Scrum Team
    We are looking for presentations on ways ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, and other Scrum Team members can become more effective in their roles. We are also looking for presentations on how Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development, Lean development processes, and other techniques can improve how Scrum teams work. 
  • Scrum Tool Kit
    Consider submitting talks and workshops that demonstrate use of practical tools, techniques, and games for Scrum teams. Share creative ideas on ways to strengthen team skills, increase engagement, drive business outcomes, encourage teams to perform at their highest level, or practice collaboration and communication techniques?  We want to hear from you.


  • Submissions Deadline and System Close: August 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
  • Review Phase; August 16 - September 30, 2018
  • Accepted/Rejected Notifications Sent: Week of November 5, 2018
  • Deadline for Accepted Speakers to Confirm: Speakers have 72 hours to confirm once notified
  • Program Announced: Early December 2018

What’s the next step?

  1. Please review the entire submission guidelines before you proceed with your submission. It has all the details you need to know.
  2. You’ll need to create a User Profile the first time you use the system. If you need assistance, contact us at Use “Login request for Call for papers Austin” in the Subject field.
  3. Once your profile is created, advance through the submission form to complete fields as you’re prepared. You may “save” your submission at any time and return at a later date to continue work.
  4. While not all fields are required, it is highly recommended all fields be completed to best outline your proposal.
  5. Several fields throughout the submission will be used for web program listing, mobile app, and social media promotion. Please consider these fields when providing details and uploading headshots.
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