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Speaker Submission Instructions

Closing Date: Friday 11 May 2018

The Service Management Conference uses a community-driven approach to produce a balanced, comprehensive and topical program each year. With a firm focus on quality over quantity, we work hard to address the changing needs and interests of the ITSM tribe.

Speaker proposals are accepted through a custom-built, open and anonymous submission system. A volunteer reviewing team of 40+ ITSM practitioners from all corners of the country kindly help to give feedback, shortlist and rate the submissions to help create a truly outstanding Conference program.
Once the stream chairs have submitted their shortlists from their respective streams, the Conference Committee then meets to review the shortlists, remove any duplicates, balance topics and ensure no single constituency is over- or under-represented on the program.

About 25-30 submissions are invited to be part of the final Conference program.

Please note that Keynote and Invited Speakers are exempt from the submissions process. They are invited to participate at the discretion of the Conference Committee to address hot topics not otherwise covered by submitted presentations, represent must-have constituencies, and add star power!


The streams for the 2018 conference are:

  • People and culture
  • Service management practices
  • Cybersecurity
  • Modern managed services

Speakers will be required to also nominate a level: beginner, intermediate, advanced.


Please submit your proposal online no later than 5pm AEST on 11 May 2018 via the below portal:

Speaker Submission Portal

Proposals may only be submitted online through Currinda and will not be accepted by fax, email or post. The Service Management 2018 Conference Secretariat will notify all submitters of acceptance via email by the end of June 2018.

Please note: the submitting author (if different to the presenting author) will be the one linked to the abstract and will receive all relevant information via email. It is the submitting author’s exclusive responsibility to ensure that all emails to do with the abstract are passed onto the presenting author and any other relevant parties.

Authors will require a profile on Currinda in order to submit an abstract for consideration. This profile will then be used for registration for the conference.

  • When logging in to Currinda, you will be asked to create a profile (unless you already have a Currinda profile) and then, prompted to submit a speaker proposal for the conference. You can submit multiple proposals, one after the other, through your profile.
  • Whilst you can come back to your submission(s) at any time prior to the submission deadline, please ensure you proceed through the entire process to complete your submission. If you fail to do this, your proposal will not be reviewed.
  • You must nominate a stream and a level: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
  • You can log back into the system and edit your proposal at any time until 5pm AEST on 11 May 2018. Simply log into your Currinda profile, select the proposal to amend and navigate through the top tabs to the section(s) you wish to edit.
  • An automatic acknowledgement email will be sent once your submission is complete.
  • Abstracts must:
    • Be typed straight into the text field in Currinda. It is recommended that authors have this text ready to copy and paste (ensuring that no formatting carries across).
    • Not exceed 500 words, excluding titles, authors and affiliations
    • Show only one presenting author by ticking the appropriate box
    • Include the first name, surname and affiliations of all authors separately
    • Include a succinct overview of the intent and purpose of the presentation
    • Not include any tables or figures
    • Include a title that is less than 150 characters with spaces. Please ensure the title is written in sentence case, not all caps.

For all enquiries, please contact:
Tel: + 61 2 9431 8600 Email: smconference@theassociationspecialists.com.au