IBADD Call for Proposals

May 28th-29th, 2020

The Central Iowa Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is proud to announce the 13th annual Iowa Business Analyst Development Day (IBADD). This year our theme will be around “2020 Vision”. IBADD 2020 will be a 2 Day Event, May 28th and 29th at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

The IBADD Content Team invites industry experts to submit presentation proposals for our annual conference. We are seeking presentations and workshop proposals on a wide range of topics pertinent to agile, business analysis, business relationship management, product owners, quality assurance, project management, business architecture, data analytics, career development and leadership. Presentations may include the following formats: lecture, hands on activities, one to three-hour workshops and breakout sessions.

Business analysts and those in related roles need more than ever to stay on top of the rapidly changing business and technology environments. After the conference, the goal is for participants to return to their team with leading edge industry best practices. The knowledge gained will provide attendees enhanced efficiency and skills within their organization.

The Des Moines area has one of the most engaged IIBA chapters with 275 active members and over 400 people attended IBADD 2019. Presenters enjoy free conference admission, transportation to the event location to and from the airport, executive suite accommodations, and more.

We would love to have you join our conference and provide your expertise on these topics.

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

Please submit your proposal by September 9, 2019 to be given serious consideration.


  • September 9th – Interested speaker response deadline
  • October 31st – Submit contracts to interested speakers
  • November 15th – Signed contract deadline
  • November 29th – IIBA Central IA Chapter website updated with the final speaker list and respective speaker information

If you have questions, feel free to email the content team at content@IBADD.org.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.


IBADD 2020 Content Team