Be a Speaker at AgileAus23

Share your story

Speaker EOIs are now closed

We invite those with stories to share at AgileAus23 to please throw their hat in the ring by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) from 15 – 31 March 2023.

In 2023, we invite people to submit a short outline of their topic to present a 5-minute lightning talk or a 30-minute presentation. The EOI process also asks you to provide some information about the speaker, and welcomes the inclusion of links to a short video or previous presentations you have made. You can read here for more guidance on the content and criteria.

Why speak?

  • Make valuable connections! AgileAus will help introduce you to curious minds, playful colleagues and possible collaborators long after the conference.
  • Sharing your story with an audience of industry peers is a valuable exercise to articulate and crystallise your thinking and develop your presentation skills and confidence.
  • Speaking at AgileAus23 is an excellent opportunity to represent your organisation and share your story.
  • Sharing your knowledge and experience will help your peers find value and meaning in their work.
  • All those invited to speak at AgileAus23 receive a complimentary registration to the two-day Conference where you can learn and network.
  • Speakers (not including lightning talk speakers) will receive $300 towards any flights needed to attend the conference.
  • AgileAus is particularly passionate about nurturing, uplifting and celebrating those who speak at the Conference as they are the beating pulse of the event! Speakers are supported with coaching and care to ensure talks are as good as they can be.

Submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) to speak at AgileAus23, from 15 March to 31 March 2023 → Speaker EOIs are now closed

Timeline of Important Dates

Wednesday 15 March 2023 EOI submissions open for 2 WEEKS ONLY.

Wednesday 15 – Friday 31 March 2023

Community members submit their EOIs, and people (you need to login) can comment, question and vote for the talks they want to see at AgileAus23.
Chairs and Reviewers clarify submissions by asking questions and giving feedback.

Wednesday 22 March 2023 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm AEDT

EOI Information session (held via Zoom) for submitters to ask questions and receive guidance on how best to submit an EOI. Please RSVP to

Wednesday 29 March 2023 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm and 4:00pm-5:00pm AEDT

EOI Information sessions (held via Zoom) for submitters to ask questions and receive guidance on how best to submit an EOI – with an opportunity to break out into ‘Streams’ to ask specific stream questions with stream chairs and reviewers. Please RSVP to

Friday 31 March 2023 EOI submissions to speak at AgileAus23 close.

April 2023

Chairs and Reviewers begin whittling down EOI submissions and produce a shortlist of talks.

7-10 April 2023 Easter Break!

Thursday 27 April 2023

Chairs meet to determine the final shortlist. (with the exception of Lightning Talks)

Late April 2023

All submitters (except Lightning Talks) are notified if they have (or have not) been provisionally invited to speak at AgileAus23.
Speakers are paired with a program guide (buddy) to help guide them through to the Conference.

Early May 2023

Final shortlisting of Lightning Talks and Lighting Talk speakers provisionally invited to speak at AgileAus23.

Mid May 2023

Speakers and topics are announced on the website.

Monday 15 May 2023 All-day Speaker Bootcamp (Content and Storytelling) in Sydney
Led by acclaimed author, presenter and facilitator, Zoe Coyle – all speakers (invited and provisional) are encouraged to attend this fun, tools-based bootcamp to work on the key ingredients and framework to help build and finesse a great presentation.

Tuesday 16 May 2023 Half-day Online Speaker Bootcamp (Content and Storytelling), led by Zoe Coyle

Wednesday 14 June 2023 All-day Speaker Bootcamp (Performance and Delivery) in Sydney, led by Zoe Coyle
An opportunity for all speakers (invited and provisional) to take their presentation to the next level! Learn invaluable rehearsal techniques and guidance to help manage your voice, nerves and energy levels to really hit it out of the park at AgileAus23!

Thursday 15 June 2023 Half-day Online Speaker Bootcamp (Performance and Delivery), led by Zoe Coyle

Friday 16 June 2023 All-day Speaker Bootcamp (Performance and Delivery) in Melbourne, led by Zoe Coyle

Mid-Late June 2023 Speakers move from provisional to confirmed speakers once receiving final sign off.

Late June 2023 Full program announced (full schedule)

Monday 14 – Tuesday 15 August 2023 AgileAus23 Conference!
Including speaker breakfast on Monday 14 August 2023