Let’s Test 2019
Let’s Test 2019 will take place in the Western Cape’s picturesque seaside town of Gordon’s Bay at the premium Krystal Beach Hotel. The hotel has a spa and beautiful blue pool on the sun deck. The elegantly appointed rooms feature stunning views of the marina and beautiful mountains in the area. The Krystal Beach Hotel is only 40km and a 35 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.
Gordon’s Bay is a harbour town situated close to wine regions, 35kms from an African penguin colony at Stony Point, and the beautiful major attractions of Cape Town. It is named after Robert Jacob Gordon, the Dutch explorer of Scottish descent.
The conference runs for 2.5 days between 24 – 26 November 2019 and will have an intentional focus on the craft and community of Context Driven Testing. We will showcase not only South African talent, but also host new and familiar faces and minds from the global community.
We are looking for keynotes, workshops and experience-based talks that will inspire thinking, grow skills and facilitate meaningful interactions! Most of all, we want to create a space where people have fun and are able to develop the craft and community of testing in South Africa!
Having a proposal accepted will give you the full conference free of charge (this includes accommodation for Sunday and Monday nights and all meals during the conference). We also have a travel allowance of up to R 5,000.00 per speaker.
Note: We don’t force any specific format for your submission, but however you write, draw or record it, it should include enough information about your proposal that it’s clear what your topic will be about and what the attendees will likely take away from your session. If your proposal gets accepted then we’ll give you an opportunity to formulate a new version to go on the program description pages, so don’t worry about giving away too much information in your submission. Remember: We need to understand what you’ll be presenting in order to compare you fairly to the rest of the bunch.
How to get accepted:
- New content over old
- Opinionated over one-size-fits-all stuff
- Challenges convention rather than agrees with established “truths”
- You want to present your own experiences from the field
- Interactive over sit-and-listen (but there’s room for both)
- Your proposal contributes depth (or breadth) to the community discourse
- You make us believe that you can deliver what you’re selling, regardless of whether you are well-known or a first-timer to the conference scene
- We understand why people will be excited to attend your talk/workshop/session
You don’t need to hit all the points above, but if you don’t hit at least a couple, you’re in trouble.
How to get rejected:
- Old, stale, beating-a-dead-horse topic (unless there’s a twist or a deep experience base)
- Thinly veiled marketing ploys or services promotion
- You forgot to bring the new, the interesting twist or the crazy
- We don’t understand your submission, or it’s obvious you threw it together in under 5 minutes. We take constructing the Let’s Test program seriously and though we sometimes get in touch and let people clarify fuzzy parts of their submission, you shouldn’t count on it.