IBADD Call for Proposals

May 9-10, 2019

The Central Iowa Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is proud to announce the 12th annual Iowa Business Analyst Development Day (IBADD). We are branching out to include other business areas to provide a well-rounded skill set for Business Analysts.

The theme for IBADD 2019 is BA’s, QA’s and PM’s Oh My! Many Business Analysts work beside and assist with various different roles within an organization. We want to encourage those working in Quality Assurance, Project Management, Business Architecture, IT, and Product Ownership to join us for two days of development.

IBADD is looking for industry leaders from all aspects of the SDLC, including both Agile and Waterfall methodologies. The focus of our Development Day is to enable business analysts and others in business and IT worlds, to see their “yellow brick road” and move forward in their career by leveraging their own unique personal portfolio of business, analytical, technical, leadership and other skills.

IBADD 2019 invites industry experts in the community to share their knowledge with attendees. The IBADD content team is seeking presentation and/or workshop proposals on a wide range of topics pertinent to business analysts and other IT roles. Proposals for interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, facilitated discussions/forums or panel discussions are welcome.

You should know... the Des Moines area has one of the most active IIBA chapters. It boasts more than 300 active members, monthly meeting attendance averages of 100 people and IBADD 2018 brought in over 370 people. In 2017 the Central Iowa Chapter garnered 2 out of 9 awards at the International conference. In addition to networking within this dynamic IT community, presenters also enjoy free conference admission, transportation to the event location from the airport, executive suite accommodations, and more.

IBADD 2019 will consider any and all topics that will provide value to Business Analysis and any associated role.

Submission Guidelines

To submit a session/workshop proposal please create an account (if you don't have one already) and submit up to four Presentation or Workshop Proposals. To complete your submission you will need:

  • Session/Workshop Title, Topic
  • Presenter(s) and contact information
  • Session/Workshop Abstract (no more than 100 words)
  • Session/Workshop Outline Draft
  • Key benefits for attendees
  • Presenter experience (other public speaking opportunities)
  • History of this presentation/workshop (other events where the material was presented)
  • Testimonials on this presentation/workshop from other industry leaders