Speaker Submission Deadline
May 10, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT (GMT -7)
Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge, stories, and insight? Have you discovered innovative ways to use Atlassian that will take teams to the next level?
We invite all of our customers, partners, and Atlassian staff to team up and take the stage at our annual Atlassian Summit. As a speaker, you’ll get the chance to inspire teams from around the world and help them unleash their full potential.
Whether you're a first-time speaker, or a conference alumni, we want you (and anyone on your team) to share your ideas. There are no limits to where the presentations can come from, and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to submit a talk.
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Good luck! We look forward to seeing your submission.
Summit is our annual user conference that brings together industry thought leaders, product experts, and hundreds of teams that use our tools from all around the world. Discover how your forward-thinking ideas and talks fit into our seven different tracks at Summit U.S. 2017.
Priorities change fast these days. How do modern teams collaboratively organize and track small, medium, and large projects? What's the role of a roadmap in a world of short feedback cycles and continuous change? Learn how Atlassian helps teams to get more done faster.
Software development changes in a service-first-world. Users expect updates frequently, instantly, and without any downtime. How do development teams ensure quality, reliability, and create a DevOps focused deployment pipeline? See how tools and technologies help software teams work closer together and deploy better software with confidence.
Running and supporting systems is a critical part of company operations. IT and service teams need to collaborate closely with other teams in order to deliver solutions fast. Learn how effective teams monitor their systems, automate support tasks, communicate incidents, and much more in the DevOps era.
Teamwork is really hard. Building strong, collaborative, and focused teams at all levels of an organization is important for its ongoing success. This track is about how to improve teamwork, scale teams, cultivate diverse teams, and embed all that into the company's culture.
In our fast-paced work environments, collaboration and communication is more important than ever before. Find out how Atlassian teams and customers connect distributed teams, share knowledge, and collaborate in real time.
If you're ready to go big with your Atlassian deployment, these sessions are for you. Get practical tips easing administration, upgrading versions, increasing end-user adoption, and scaling your Atlassian infrastructure.
Unlock the true power of your Atlassian products by using our add-ons and APIs to custom fit your product to your needs. Hear from real-world teams who have done this for their specific needs in technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and more.
All Atlassian Summit speaker submissions will be reviewed and graded by a program committee comprised of Atlassian employees 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.
This year, we have more than 25 people on the selection committee reviewing all of our submissions. Our reviewers come from a wide variety of demographic backgrounds and possess a broad range of expertise. We’ve even added people from outside Atlassian to our committees 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 U.S. 2017.
We think this is one of the most impactful changes we can make. We know that decisions about people – who to hire, who to promote, and who to select for speakers slots at conferences – are subject to our unconscious biases. Things that shouldn’t matter, like someone’s gender, race, or age, subtly influence our decisions in ways that disadvantage people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. So we’ve decided to take that information out of the equation when considering the merit of the topic. We don’t want to reinforce historical inequality, we want to interrupt it.
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.
To ensure that all of our speakers are comfortable and confident when speaking at Summit, each speaker will be work closely with one of our 7 track leads to fine tune their presentations from start to finish. We will also have multiple training opportunities ranging from webinars, in-person training (for locations with high concentrations of speakers), and presenting at local Atlassian User Group meetings. We believe that these training opportunities 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.
Do you have what it takes to be a Summit speaker? To improve your chances at being selected, be sure to cover these points::
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 talks 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 behavior, 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!
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