8-10 OCTOBER 2024, BUDAPEST

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

Over the last 13 years, it’s been an incredible journey for us, and we hope it has been for you too. Witnessing people return year after year and new friendships forming has been truly special. HUSTEF has evolved into one of Europe’s top software testing and quality conferences, boasting 750+ attendees from 30+ countries. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without YOU— our speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees. Your contributions have been invaluable. We want to express our gratitude for being part of the HUSTEF community and extend an invitation to join us in making HUSTEF 2024 the best conference ever!

>> PROGRAM CHAIR OF HUSTEF 2024

“I joined the HUSTEF conference in 2022 as a keynote speaker and workshop trainer and my experience of the conference, the community and the hospitality was top notch. So when the organisers asked me to be the program chair, I was delighted. 

What am I looking forward to for 2024? Meeting the vibrant testing  community in the wonderful city of Budapest, listening to your talks, hearing your experiences and learning from you all. HUSTEF is a shining example of why it is worth attending in-person conferences, I highly recommend that you put it on your list. 

Testing and quality assurance are highly collaborative activities. Let’s meet up, create connections and learn from each other!”

Alexandra SCHLADEBECK

Program Chair of HUSTEF 2024

>> PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR STORY OR TUTORIAL PROPOSAL

We’re on a mission to craft a diverse and invaluable program for HUSTEF 2024. We’re actively seeking outstanding software testing speakers and educators who can inspire and educate both today’s testers and the leaders of tomorrow! If you’ve got insights to share, we want to hear from you.

>> OUR PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Elizabeth ZAGROBA

PC Member

Attila FEKETE

PC Member

Alex SCHLADEBECK

Program Chair 

Tibor CSÖNDES

Head of HUSTEF

Kristoffer NORDSTRÖM

PC Member

>> OUR REVIEW COMMITTEE

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

Submission deadline of the Proposals

Notification of Acceptance

Submission deadline for intro video (1 min)

Submission deadline for final presentations’ slide decks

>> WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?

The talks that add most value are experience based stories, shared by people who were directly involved in delivering an outcome to their stakeholders.

The greatest learning comes from understanding the outcome required, and the obstacles and challenges that needed to be overcome. The sharing of those experiences, detailing what worked well, and what didn’t work so well, are important to ensure attendees take away new perspectives, ideas and techniques.

>> TOPICS

Technical & Product related
There are so many different types of challenges we would like to hear about! We welcome submissions that describe solving technical and product problems such as Requirements, Reporting, Automation, Stakeholder Management, Team Structures and Capabilities, Test Design, Test Management, Tooling, Product & Project Risk Management… the list is endless, so we intentionally don’t have a theme for this year’s event, we want to hear all your good stories.
Non-Technical Skills
We are also interested in what people have done to increase their impact and that of their teams. To be valuable to our stakeholders, testers need to provide information to people so they can make effective decisions. It’s therefore important to invest in developing non-technical skills, such as communication, influencing, assertiveness, managing wellbeing, inspiring trust and respect and making / keeping new habits. We would love to hear how you have invested in personal and professional development, why you did it, and what the outcomes have been.

>> LEVELS OF THE PROPOSALS

We want to encourage as many styles, stories and subjects as possible. Some proposals may have specific practical tips, others may propose challenging new perspectives or ideas. We welcome sessions aimed at beginners, and those aimed at more experienced and advanced practitioners.

We are also looking for hands-on, practical tutorials that address the needs of both beginner and advanced practitioners.

  • Beginner talks introduce and teach concepts and skills that are needed by people new to their role.
  • Intermediate talks may address some new challenges but should be suitable for most conference delegates.
  • Advanced talks provide new insights, discuss and explain complex challenges, and add to industry knowledge

To submit to speak, simply fill out the submission form (link to Easychair here) telling us a bit about yourself and the talk you’d like to give.

>> TYPE & LENGTH OF PROPOSALS

  • Length of track talks: ~ 30 mins (depends on the number of accepted proposals)
  • Length of tutorials: full-day tutorials (4×1,5 hours) OR half-day tutorials (2×1,5 hours)

Just like in previous years, your talk should not focus on marketing, tooling or service details. Tools and test services can be promoted in the vendor sessions organised for partners. If you would like to be a partner in organising the conference, please contact Csilla Kohl (csilla.kohl@hstqb.org).

REMUNERATION

  Live Conference Ticket + Party
Exclusive Speaker Dinner Accomodation with breakfast Travel costs Fee for the presentation
TRACK  SPEAKERS YES YES YES, 2 nights up to 400 EUR within Europe, up to 700 EUR from outside of Europe NO
TUTORIAL PRESENTERS (half-day) YES YES YES, 3 nights up to 400 EUR within Europe, up to 700 EUR from outside of Europe YES, 700 EUR from 10 participants
TUTORIAL PRESENTERS (full-day) YES YES YES, 3 nights up to 400 EUR within Europe, up to 700 EUR from outside of Europe YES, 1000 EUR from 10 participants

>> HOW TO SUBMIT

The independent Program Committee and Review Committee will evaluate all proposals. Please submit your proposals via EasyChair.

Please note that the program, including the slides of accepted presentations, will be made available electronically (video and PDF slides) to participants on the conference website and YouTube channel.

>> HOW TO SUBMIT A GREAT PROPOSAL

Do you have a great idea and you would like to maximize your chance to make the HUSTEF 2024 Programme? Here is a great submission from last year as an example – have a look and get inspired how to do present your proposal! Good luck and hopefully see you in Budapest!

>> CODE OF CONDUCT

HUSTEF Code of Conduct is strictly enforced and is intended to ensure that all participants including delegates, speakers, vendors, and staff feel welcome and safe.

>> ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Tibor CSÖNDES

Head of HUSTEF

Csilla KOHL

Project Manager

Petra BOZSIK

Project Assistant

Orsi KOVÁCS

Event Manager

Szilvia SZALAI

Event Manager

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