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Welcome back to CukeUp! Australia

Following a successful partnership for the 2016 event, we’re pleased to be able to offer both a track talk and lightning talk spot for Speak Easy at CukeUp! Australia. This conference will be held in the beautiful city of Sydney on 17-18 November and the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is August 5, 2016.

CukeUp! Australia 2016

Welcome to EclipseCon Europe

We’re pleased to welcome another conference partner, EclipseCon Europe! This three-day conference is being held in Ludwigsberg, Germany, from 25-27 October and there is one Speak Easy track talk up for grabs. The deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is July 18, 2016.

eclipsecon Europe 2016

Welcome back to TechWell

Following a successful partnership for 2016 events, TechWell are again generously supporting the Speak Easy programme for their 2017 events. There are two track talk and two lightning talk slots set aside for Speak Easy at both STAREast (to be held in Orlando, Florida, from 8-12 May 2017) and Better Software/Agile Dev/DevOps (West) (to be held in Las Vegas from 5-9 June 2017). These are fantastic opportunities with plenty of time to submit your proposals.

   

Welcome to TestWest

We’re delighted to welcome a new Speak Easy conference partner, TestWest! This conference is offering a track session opportunity for Speak Easy presenters at their one-day 2016 conference, which will be held in the Western Australian city of Perth on 15 September. The deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is July 1, 2016.

Welcome to Belgian Testing Days

It’s time to introduce our latest Speak Easy conference partner, Belgian Testing Days! The conference is offering a couple of opportunities for Speak Easy presenters at their 2016 conference (track and lightning talk), to be held in the beautiful city of Brussels in Belgium on 13-16 June. You’ll need to be very quick to have a chance to be there, the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is June 1, 2016.

Welcome back to EuroSTAR

We are delighted to welcome back EuroSTAR, who have given Speak Easy one slot at their conference in Stockholm in 2016. This event runs from 31st October to 3rd November and the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is July 31, 2016.

Welcome to STPCon Fall 2016

We assisted STPCon last year and there’s another opportunity for a SpeakEasy mentee in 2016, this time at the STPCon Fall 2016 conference taking place in Dallas, Texas, on 19-22 September. Get your skates on, though, the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is April 23, 2016.

Welcome to Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference

It’s time to introduce our latest Speak Easy conference partner, the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference! The conference is offering two opportunities for Speak Easy presenters at their 2016 conference, to be held in Portland on 17-19 October. Be quick for the chance to speak at this well-established event (now in its 35th year!), the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is May 1, 2016.

Welcome back to Test Masters Academy

Our latest Speak Easy conference partner, Test Masters Academy, have now kindly opened up two opportunities for Speak Easy presenters at their Fall 2016 conference. The event will take place in New York from September 26-27, 2016, and the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is May 1, 2016.

Welcome to Test Masters Academy

We welcome our latest Speak Easy conference partner, Test Masters Academy. Their Spring 2016 “Test Leadership Congress” will take place in New York from April 25-28, 2016, and they are looking for a lightning talk candidate from Speak Easy (a five-minute talk plus five minutes for Q&A). This is a great opportunity for a new presenter to give a short talk and enjoy a great conference experience but you need to be quick – the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is April 10, 2016.

Welcome to CAST 2016

We welcome our latest Speak Easy conference partner, CAST 2016! This annual context-driven testing conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from August 8-10, 2016 and the deadline for SpeakEasy submissions is February 15, 2016.

CAST 2016

Welcome to Australian Testing Days 2016

We welcome our latest Speak Easy conference partner, Australian Testing Days 2016! This conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia, on May 20 & 21, 2016, with confirmed keynote speakers being Michael Bolton and Anne-Marie Charrett. There is one track session spot available to Speak Easy and the deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016.

Australian Testing Days 2016

Welcome to Romanian Testing Conference 2016

Our newest Speak Easy conference partner is the Romanian Testing Conference. This conference will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on May 19 & 20, 2016. There are two spots available to Speak Easy and the deadline for submissions is March 19, 2016.

Romanian Testing Conference

Welcome to QA or the Highway 2016

We welcome another conference partner, this time it’s QA or the Highway! This conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio, US on 16 February 2016 and there are four places available to Speak Easy, but you’ll need to act fast on this one – the deadline for submissions is 4th December!

QA or the Highway

Welcome to European Testing Conference 2016

The inaugural European Testing Conference will take place in Bucharest, Romania, on 11-12 February 2016. This conference has kindly offered a 30-minute presentation slot to a Speak Easy mentee and the deadline for submissions is 18th December.

European Testing Conference

Welcome to Nordic Testing Days 2016

We welcome another major testing conference to the Speak Easy programme, Nordic Testing Days 2016. Held in the beautiful city of Tallinn in Estonia from 1-3 June, this large conference has allocated a slot for a Speak Easy mentee and the CFP is open until 1st January 2016.

Nordic Testing Days 2016

Welcome to Let’s Test 2016

We are delighted to announce that Let’s Test 2016 has signed up to Speak Easy! The conference is held in a stunning location in Sweden and they have kindly allocated two slots for Speak Easy, so get cracking on your proposals (the CFP is open until 8th November for Speak Easy)!

Let's Test 2016

Welcome to XP2016

XP2016 is an agile and lean software development conference being held in beautiful Edinburgh from 24-27 May, 2016. Their call for papers through Speak Easy is now open.

XP2016

Welcome to MEWT

The Midlands Exploratory Workshop on Testing (MEWT) has signed up to Speak Easy. The next workshop (with theme “Models for Thinking”) takes place in Nottingham on 10th October and offers a safe and supportive place for new speakers to practice their skills.

Midlands Exploratory Workshop on Testing

Welcome to CukeUp!

Another conference has joined the Speak Easy programme, this time it’s the BDD conference CukeUp! The conference takes place in Sydney (Australia) in November, with the call for papers through Speak Easy now being open.

CukeUp!

Welcome to Agile Testing Days

We’re pleased to welcome Agile Testing Days to the Speak Easy programme! The conference takes place in Germany in early November and the call for papers through Speak Easy is now open. Note that, if you are accepted to speak at this conference, not only do you pay no conference fee, but your hotel and travel expenses are also covered! (limited to a lump-sum of 700EUR (if traveling within Europe) or 1400 EUR (if traveling from outside Europe), including economy class trip and hotel)

Agile Testing Days 2015

Welcome to eclipsecon Europe

Another conference joins the Speak Easy programme, eclipsecon Europe. The conference takes place in Germany in early November and the call for papers is now open.

Eclipsecon

Welcome to EuroSTAR

Speak Easy is pleased to welcome EuroSTAR 2015 as our newest conference partner! EuroSTAR has reserved a “New Voices” speaking slot for a Speak Easy speaker. You have until 14th August to submit your proposal to us and remember to work with EuroSTAR’s 2015 theme, “Walking the Testing Talk”.

EuroSTAR 2015

SpeakEasy interview with Association of Software Testing

Anne-Marie and Fiona were interviewed recently by Alessandra Moreira from the AST, talking about the SpeakEasy programme generally as well as specifically around the CAST 2015 conference. Read their interview over at the AST site.

Welcome to CopenhagenContext

We’re pleased to add another conference to our growing list of supporters, CopenhagenContext 2016! A speaking slot has been reserved for a Speak Easy speaker and there’s plenty of time to prepare – the call for papers starts on April 30th and closes August 31st, 2015.

Copenhagen Context 2016

Attend the YOW! technical presentation workshop in Sydney for free!

We’re pleased to offer the chance for you to attend the YOW! Technical Presentation workshop to be held in Sydney on 1st May – for free! We have just one spot available at this women-only workshop – to be in with a chance to take this spot, simply email us at contact@speaking-easy.com and let us know why you should be the one to attend. This competition closes 15th April 2015.

Welcome to STP Con

We welcome the support of STPCon, who have reserved one speaking slot at their Fall conference for a Speak Easy speaker.

STP Conference Spring 2015

SQE conferences

There is a Speak Easy speaker slot for each of the Better Software East, and Agile Development East and DevOps conferences! The CFP is officially closed but Speak Easy submitters get an extra two week extension. But be quick and submit a proposal here before the 30th April 2015.

Better Software conference (East)   Agile Development conference (East)

CAST 2015

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We are excited to announce we are working with CAST 2015 to help develop diversity in their speaker program. If you are an inexperienced speaker and you wish to be mentored and secure a spot at CAST 2015 submit your details and we will connect you with an experienced mentor who will help you create an abstract, put together your talk (if you get selected) and help you gain experience in speaking. Go on! You know you want to!

Ready to submit a conference proposal?

If you already have a good idea for a conference talk, you can enlist the help of a mentor to get your proposal ready for submission via our conference proposal submission page.

Online Web Summit

We will be holding an online web summit to help speakers gain experience in testing. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on this initiative.

Currently our program is focused on assisting software testers. However if you like the initiative and wish to expand it to your area of expertise, why not email us at annemarie.charrett@speaking-easy.com and we can chat about it?