Call for Speakers

The Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour (GOAT) is the largest non-profit agile conference in the Canadian capital region. It provides world class talks and workshops, enhances professional networks, and inspires professionals of all levels to innovate and collaborate.

Interact with more than 700 invested, engaged agile professionals, and the people they influence.


  • Your Agile, Lean, and DevOps knowledge
  • A valuable workshop
  • Your organization’s experience.

GOAT seeks to include experienced speakers, and to encourage diverse new voices from our communities.

All content is expected to meet the standards of the GOAT Code of Conduct.

Session talks should be 45 minutes long. Session workshops can run up to 1 hour and 45 minutes, please request the session extension in your proposal.


Imagine The Future




Agile Government
  • Agile practices for the unique challenges of government organizations
Beyond Agile
  • Trends in Agile and complementary practices such as Kanban, Systems Thinking, Value Driven Development, Impact Mapping,  etc.
Business Agility
  • Agile practices for the enterprise. 
  • How can modern methods be applied to governance, compliance, portfolio, projects, and the enterprise as a whole?
DevOps and Technical Agility
  • Technical practices, tips, and techniques to deliver exceptional value
High Performance Teams
  • Strategies for building high-performance teams.
  • Tips and tools that help teams reach their goals and maintain team health. 
  • What have you seen in the workplace that influenced building a high-performance team?
  • Experiments the teams did, what worked for them and not.
Myth Busters
  • What are the myths around agile?
  • What do people believe that is not true. 
  • What is true but not believed or commonly known?
Product and Customers
  • What are the leading practices in product ownership, product management, UX, CX, and design?
8th Track
  • Interesting, great, unique, distinct highly rated topics that do not fit the other tracks



Speaker Compensation

Speakers receive free admission to the conference.

Important Dates

  • 2019-June 1 – Call for Speakers Open
  • 2019-Sep 10 – Call for Speakers Closes
  • 2019-Sep 24 – Initial Speaker selection will be complete. Speakers will be notified shortly after.

To submit a talk, following the link below to create an account. You will be redirected to the account creation form.

Create an account to submit your talk