2022 Speaker Expression of Interest

Speaker Expression of Interest Submission is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for the 2021 IIBA Festival of Business Analysis.

Notification will be sent out from late July, if you have not received a notification from us please check your junk folder, and if it is still missing please email bapd@australia.iiba.org

Submissions OPEN

13 April 2021

Submissions OPEN

Submissions CLOSE

27 July 2021

Submissions CLOSE


FROM Late July


Early Rates FINISH

25 August 2021

Early Rates FINISH 


You are invited to submit a presentation for consideration, by the Committee, for the 2021 Festival of Business Analysis.  To be held from the 18 to the 22 of October 2021, this year’s event will consist of both in-person and online presentations.  All submissions will be reviewed by the full Festival Committee with successful presenters notified by early July.

When completing your submission, we ask you to consider the following aspects, which the committee will be taking into consideration when reviewing your submission;

  • New information, emerging and/or innovative approaches, practices or techniques
  • High-quality content, including tangible learning objective
  • Success stories & lessons learned by the organisation/individual showcased with case studies
  • The audience.  Many of our attendees are experienced BA’s who would like to see a return on their investment and tangle outcomes.

Key areas for presentation

BA Career Development BA Profession Trends
BA Community of Practice BA Specialisation
BA Hard Skills BA Soft Skills
BA Ways of Working – ISO BAs in the Enterprise


Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 7: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
Chapter 2: Business Analysis Key Concepts Chapter 8: Solution Evaluation
Chapter 3: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Chapter 9: Underlying Competencies
Chapter 4: Elicitation and Collaboration Chapter 10: Techniques
Chapter 5: Requirements Life Cycle Management Chapter 11: Perspectives
Chapter 6: Strategy Analysis
During the submission process, you will be required to note a preferred presentation format.
The committee may request that you consider an alternative format.
Presentations will be allocated to the program taking into account author preference and balance of the program.


  • 45 minutes in duration, including question time.


  • 30 minutes in duration, including question time.


  • 2 hours in duration, including question time.
  • 1 hour in duration, including question time.

Submissions are due by 27 June 2021

Submissions received after this date may not be accepted.
Please submit via the presentation portal on this website (see box above).

The Synopsis should not exceed 250 words.


Authors (or the person submitting on behalf of the author) will be notified via email on a rolling basis regarding the status of their presentation by early July.


Presenters will receive a complimentary ticket to the online festival and the city they will be presenting in (if presenting in-person).