9 August update
We have filled the majority of slots in the schedule. Confirmations will be sent out soon. There are some slots that we are still looking to fill, particularly with more advanced topics, tech topics, and product management. We particularly want to add people who aren't male to the schedule. If you feel you could propose something that fits this description, then please email us a note at [email protected]
14 July update
The first round of submissions is closed. Anyone who submitted will be considered and will have feedback given about their submissions.
We also plan to accept new submissions no earlier than 25 July, in case you missed the first round of submissions. Any that are received after this date are not guaranteed to receive the same level of feedback as those submitted in the first round. Also, if all the available slots are already allocated, further submissions will not be accepted.
RENEW, REFRESH, RECONNECT. BE PART OF IT!
This year we are celebrating 10 years of the most engaging and valuable event of its type for lean, agile, systems thinking & more.
LAST is designed to be a platform for cross-discipline collaboration and the development of professional skills and knowledge. The conference is rooted in the lean and agile movements, but has a broader remit than that. We are here to help people level up in their professional capabilities.
We encompass software and product development, user and customer experience, leadership and management, organisational design and strategy, project management and process improvement, innovation and creativity.
By coming together and sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other, we all learn to be better at work and can continue to grow and help others. You can draw from a variety of fields and experiences to contribute content.
People that come to LAST come from all walks of life and contribute together to growing the capabilities of the Melbourne workforce.
Before you submit a session, you must review and understand the information on this page. Doing so will increase your chances of being accepted, as you will know how we would like things done and the principles of the event.
If you missed the information session on 22 June, you can catch up with it here (hint set playback speed to 1.5x).
THINK TWICE ABOUT SUBMITTING A TALK WITH SLIDES (WHY?)
Interpret the brief widely. Pitch us your ideas.
Be as detailed as possible in your submission, as this will help you to refine your idea in your own mind, help the content curation team select your session, and allow people who are coming to LAST to decide that they want to come and participate in your session/s.
Don't forget, you can edit your session and adjust the idea in the coming weeks, so don't think that you've only got one chance.
Visibility, comments and likes on your submissions
VISIBILITY OF SUBMISSIONS - Please note that the information you fill in on ConfEngine is available publicly. The exception is the field, "Presentation Requirements", so if you want to include information that only the selection team can see, put it there. ConfEngine will also Tweet your submission at the handle @ConfEngine, and will @ the Twitter handle that is linked to your CE profile.
COMMENTS - The system allows users to give Feedback, both publicly or only to the selection team, on submissions. Please be considerate and constructive, as per LAST's Community Code of Conduct.
LIKES - The system allows users to "Like" submissions. A larger number of likes informs the selection team, but doesn't guarantee that the submission will be selected.
Out of town submitters
As we are focused on the local community, we don’t expect people to travel from interstate or overseas to participate, although you are welcome if you choose to come. LAST is an event with low registration prices, so we need to keep overheads low. Therefore, we generally do not reimburse travel and accommodation, or pay a fee to session leaders/speakers.
Paid registrations have already opened in May. As we always sell out, and as successful submitters won't be notified until August, it could be wise of you to grab a registration. If you are accepted onto the schedule, you can request a refund.