LKUK14 Call for Proposals

Lean Kanban United Kingdom is seeking proposals for sessions, workshops, and Lightning Talks to build the best programme yet.  Some speakers will also be invited.   Submit a proposal for a talk now

About LKUK14

Lean Kanban United Kingdom is for managers, team leads, consultants and executives who want to more reliably deliver the products and services their customers demand.

In 2 days, learn how to achieve improved business agility through faster, more predictable and more flexible service delivery.

The Conference looks for significant contributions to practical application of Lean Kanban to improve service delivery. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the practitioners to meet and share experiences and cutting-edge development in the field.

Key dates

Submission closes on         25-Aug

Final review and refinements      15-Sep

Speakers notified            22-Sep

 Note: The review and feedback process starts as soon as you submit your proposal. Your chances for acceptance is greatly improved by submitting early as you’ll receive more feedback and support to finesse your proposal.

What are we looking for in a proposal?

Sessions should be about Lean Kanban or connected to it. We look both for insight and pragmatic application. As an attendee I would like to learn about the context, starting point, the goals, the approach taken to achieve the goals, how well they were met, surprises and key take aways with time in the session for questions and answers. We suggest that session proposers allow 10 to 15 minutes for questions and answers.

As described on our landing page, we are looking for sessions ranging across three broad experience levels:

  1. Kanban Foundations
  2. Intermediate: Effective Practices
  3. Advanced: Developing Organisational Capability

Please indicate which of these best describes your session.

Who Should Submit a Proposal?

Anyone with practical application of Lean Kanban is a candidate for a great topic at this conference. In all ways and manners, we try to assemble the most diverse conference we can, and we do that with your help.

The Kanban community is stronger than ever and we’re still reaching new areas, new industries, and new users. Be a part of growing Kanban by helping us change the future and share your experience.

You don’t need to be a well travelled professional speaker to get on stage at Lean Kanban UK. What matters is the topics, the materials, and the drive to present great things to this community. We welcome first timers and will work with you to make you feel at home. We also engage our experienced speakers to work with less experienced speakers to share their wisdom and help put together the best delivery possible.

What Kind of Sessions can I Give?


These are the traditional talk sessions given during the conference. They’re mostly 45 minutes long, but we offer a limited number of 90 minute slots. We want something for everyone. If you think you have a topic but aren’t sure how to propose it, contact our program committee and we’ll work with you. We’d love to help you come up with a great proposal. We want to see the content and we can work with you and iterate on the session name if you want us to help.

Take a look at which talks made it in the last year. There are a ton of great presentations in there. Hopefully we can include yours in 2014.    2013 Programme


As with the talks, we are looking for workshops that can grow this community at any level. We aim for workshops that will advance knowledge of Kanban, advance this community, and shape the future.

As workshops are in an interactive classroom-like setting, they require much more preparation and space is limited.

Lightning Talks:

Lightning talks are a good way to share in a short informative and fun way. These sessions are 5 minutes each.

Open Spaces:

Whether you’re an expert wanting to solicit feedback on something or coming with a specific learning need, open spaces are your opportunity to propose and run a session on the day.  You do not need to submit an Open Space topic in advance.