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Follow the STAR to Become a Speaker at EuroSTAR 2017

  • 25/01/2017
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  • Posted by Daragh

2017 is a particularly special year for EuroSTAR as we’ll be celebrating our 25th Annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference.

We couldn’t have done it without the help and support of so many amazing people. Thank you!


Over the last two and a half decades, the EuroSTAR Conference has grown from strength to strength and demand for speaker places has never been higher. In 2016 there were over 550 submissions for 60 places and we expect even greater numbers again this year.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Magic of Testing“, as chosen by Programme Chair 2017, Iris Pinkster.

At this stage you’re probably asking yourself:

“What does following stars have to do with becoming a speaker at EuroSTAR 2017?”

This is a very valid question. As curious as I am to see the outcome of hundreds of testers setting off in search of EuroSTAR speaking slots by turning to the nights sky, it’s not going to help your chances of getting on the programme.

Instead, I’ve come up with my STAR tips to improving your chances of a successful Submission:


SStart thinking about your submission.

This might seem like a no-brainier but coming up with a killer topic can be tough, especially given the demand for places. Where do I start? What should I talk about? What type of talk will it be? Answering these questions can take time and with the Call For Submissions deadline quickly approaching (February 5th), i’d suggest you get started today.


TType an abstract.

You might not have an idea fully fleshed out just yet, which is understandable, but typing out an idea will help you get your creative juices flowing.

We don’t expect your abstract to contain your exact finalised talk for the EuroSTAR Conference 2017 in Copenhagen, that can come later. We just want to get an understanding of the nature of your proposed talk.


AAsk questions.

If you’re new to speaking at testing conferences, and we get lots of those, then you’ll probably have lots of questions. If so, please feel free to get in touch as we’d love to help you out.

You can e-mail us: [email protected]

Call us +353 (0) 91 51 4470.

Tweet us directly @esconfs or discuss a query with our followers by using #esconfs.

You could also ask for feedback from the experts on our software testing community, Huddle.



We have hundreds of amazing resources on Huddle that might give you some inspiration for your proposed talk.

You can access Blog Posts, Webinars, eBooks, Podcasts and Forums completely FREE right HERE.


To find out more about the call for submissions process, just click on the link below.

Submit here

Best of luck and we hope to see you in Copenhagen this November.

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Daragh Murphy

Daragh is Content Marketing Specialist for EuroSTAR Conferences & Huddle. An avid rugby fan, Daragh loves to watch Munster and Ireland games. If you see him at the EuroSTAR Conference he might have a video camera in his hand - stop him and ask him about his beagler (beagle/king charles cavalier cross) pup Nelson.

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