JUNE 23-28, 2019



Save the date and join North America's greatest Agile Testing Festival!

Call for Papers

Welcome to the Agile Testing Days USA 2019 Call for Papers. The CFP is open until November 18th, 2018. As follows you will find all the important details to submit your proposal. We look forward to receiving your submission(s) for a 30 minute talk, a 120 minute workshop and/or a 150 minute workshop.

You will be redirected to our Call for Papers app.

Reasons to become an AgileTD USA Speaker

Knowledge is the only thing that doubles when shared. The conference provides an amazing opportunity to share your unique research, interests and knowledge with the fellow attendees
Get inspired. The ATD USA Conf is also fruitful for you as a speaker. Speaking at the conference benefits you in the way that you get new input from many other professionals at once. You invented a theory - it works in your environment, but find out if it also works in other environments! Or your theory lacks at some point and you don't know why - bring it into a discussion and our ATD USA practitioners will help you to develop and optimize your theory!
Meet and Greet. The event gives you the opportunity to meet other speakers and experts to get a unique insight. Our Speaker’s dinner and the Social nights provide you with even more networking opportunities to build a strong personal connection in a way that you can’t do online.
Upgrade yourself. Spruce up your CV and make yourself and your expertise more valuable while you progress through conference speeches.
Pave the way for your brand. No matter your expertise or industry, use the power of the conference to boost the awareness level of your brand.
Be there or be square. Women and New Voice speakers at conferences and meet-ups are still under-represented. At ATD USA you will be welcomed with arms wide open. Come and share your knowledge.
Get some valuable feedback & boost up your Speaking Skills! All our Speakers receive after the conference a feedback from the audience - this will help you to continuously improve your speaking skills.


There shall be no financial remuneration. Speakers and co-speakers shall be granted a free entrance ticket to the 2-day conference (tutorials and training classes excluded). The speakers shall be refunded travel expenses on presentation of receipts, the amount of which is, however, limited to a lump-sum per speaker of $750.00 (if the speaker travels within the US or from Canada) or $1,500.00 (if the speaker travels from outside the US or Canada), including economy class trip, accommodation, car, bus, train or taxi transfer.

In any case we cover 2 (two) hotel nights per speaker. Hotel costs include the accommodation in a double room for max. 2 nights (for the time of the conference) only.

We do not cover expenses for food, beverages or any other services. All receipts may be presented to the organization team, as soon as costs occur (long-term bookings like flights), and shall be submitted no later than July 15, 2019.

Topics of interest

Hot topics

  • Advanced & Expert Level: Technical Hands-on Sessions with laptop required (Automation, CI/CD, BDD, TDD)
  • Advanced & Expert Level: Test automation tools and technique
  • Agile Testing (and experiments) in complicated domains: medical devices, low level libraries & drivers, automotive, bitcoin, block chain, Internet of Things, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
  • Agile & Testing for Mobile Apps
  • Agile Testing on embedded platforms
  • Agile/Lean UX and Interaction Design
  • Automated testing in micro services environment
  • Continuous Delivery/Deployment and DevOps
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Hardcore Agile Testing
  • Hacking & Security Testing
  • Lean Startup
  • Pair and Mob testing
  • SAFe \- Scaled Agile Framework and Testing

Other topics

  • Agile techniques in Infrastructure related projects
  • Agile Data Management
  • A/B testing and Canary releases
  • Agile and Design Thinking
  • Agile culture and environment
  • Agile for Real Time & Embedded systems
  • Agile in Regulated Environments
  • Agile Management and Leadership: roles, responsibilities, models and approaches
  • Agile Methods & Tools
  • Agile patterns and anti-patterns for Agile transformation and Enterprise scaling
  • ALM process
  • AngularJS automation test (Protractor vs Selenium)
  • Approaches to scaling Agile (LeSS, SAFe, DAD, etc.)
  • API Design and Testing
  • Automated testing for desktop and MAC
  • Automated unit/integration/system/acceptance level tests
  • Automation success stories
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Coding Dojos and code Katas
  • Collaboration and Building teams
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing
  • Design for Testability and other‘ilities’
  • Distributed Agile: patterns and anti-patterns
  • Evolutionary Architecture and Emergent Design
  • Examples of when Agile doesn't work
  • Exploratory Testing and Heuristics
  • From waterfall to agile development/testing
  • How do CI and CD affect testing
  • How to choose automation levels
  • HTML5 security test
  • Integrating and testing Enterprise systems and Legacy systems
  • Learning models and techniques: individuals, teams and organizations
  • Measuring Exploratory Testing
  • Mobile Automation Test with Appium
  • Model based testing
  • New testing methods
  • Non functional testing for web, mobile, desktop
  • Open source testing within companies
  • Pair and Mob programming
  • Performing Exploratory testing while practicing Continuos Deploy to production
  • Performance testing
  • Refactoring, Design patterns and principles
  • Retrospectives and Continuous Improvement
  • Security and Penetration testing in Agile projects
  • Simple issue reporting
  • Systems-Thinking
  • Teaching developers testing
  • Test Data Management and GDPR impact on Software Quality Assurance
  • Testing as a coaching role
  • Testing in DevOps
  • Testing in the age of Internet-of-Things
  • Testing skills - What are those exactly?
  • Testing Serverless architecture
  • xDD practices (TDD, BDD, ATDD, etc.)

Note: The conference will continue to promote a broad set of Agile-related topics, but increasing importance will be given to industrial experiences related the adoption of Agile (and Lean) development and to the ways by which the adoption of Agile helps organizations to innovate.

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