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Tickets are available for the 2019 edition!

15 Jul 2018 / Maaret Pyhäjärvi, Franziska Sauerwein

You don’t want to miss out on the 4th edition of European Testing Conference. The edition is packed with great practical lessons on how we do testing in today’s organizations, and its founded on the deep learning on conference organizing we have from these years. We’ve grown to learn that we are different in how we look at collaboration - we work together in new innovative ways to bring you the best program.

We are delighted to announce that tickets for the 2019 conference in Valencia Spain on February 14-15 are now available.

The ticket categories have both a timeframe and a quota on their availability.

  • Super Early Bird Tickets (749 Euros) is available until Mid-September or until 30 people have used the opportunity.
  • Early Bird Tickets (849 Euros) is available until Mid-November or until 40 people have used the opportunity.
  • Regular Tickets (1049 Euros) are available until the conference or until we are full with 200 people.

You may be thinking that our ticket prices are on the higher end, and you are right. That is by design, coming from the fact that we not only pay the speakers travel and hotel, but also share profits with them. This enables us access to very high quality speakers - and you access to high quality learning.

The conference organizers are a group of speakers and practitioning professionals. We take your learning seriously - with a twist of fun to reinforce what we’re learning.

See you at European Testing Conference 2019!

In the spirit of transparency to help you make your choices, here’s a summary of our whole ticket pricing idea. We will have 7 European Diversity Tickets available for free through Travis Foundation. Two of them come with a travel scholarship. We use discount codes available for old speakers to encourage their return, speakers we could not fit into the program this year to encourage them joining, and to particular South-European markets to bring down ticket prices they find preventive. Feel free to get in touch if our communications have not reached you and you are on these groups.

Call for Collaboration for ETC 2019

25 May 2018 / Maaret Pyhäjärvi, Franziska Sauerwein

ETC 2019 Call for Collaboration Other conferences call for papers or proposals. We call for collaboration.

TL;DR: Propose an idea or outline for a session. We are selecting based on discussions via Skype/Hangouts. Event: ETC 2019 in Valencia, Spain 14.-15.2.2019. Compensation: Speaker travel expenses guaranteed by the conference. Deadline: Submit by August 19th 2018.


Our conference

European Testing Conference 2019 takes place in Valencia, Spain February 14.15. 2019. The conference travels annually to different locations in Europe.

We are setting up the best practical testing conference that represents testing as different people know it: testers, developers, business analysts and managers. We recognize that testing is continuous, and we want to learn to do its different flavors better through sharing ideas and experiences in spirit of dialog. We seek to understand.

Looking for sessions

To find the right people to share in this conference, we want to collaborate with the existing and emerging speaker communities. We find our professional home communities to be those of agile and context-driven testing, and software craftsmanship, but actively seek to break the walls between them.

We want a good balance of European and non-European speakers and a good balance of craftsmanship and (exploratory) testing backgrounds.

We ask you to collaborate on three types of sessions:

  1. Talks of ideas with practical applicability (30 minutes)
  2. Demos of ideas in use – show and tell (40 minutes)
  3. Workshops of hands-on experiences for participants (90 minutes)

We ask you to collaborate, because we believe the best results come out of working together. We want you to share your topic and excitement, and collaborate before you invest heavily in making the session final as a proposal.

We acknowledge we can’t fit all the great sessions there are. So we want to make it mutually efficient while enabling great content we as organizers would be unaware of. We believe there’s more value out of the collaboration than just our conference talk selection through getting to know one another.

When you respond to the call and we’re considering you, we’ll have a 15-minute Skype/Hangouts session with you to talk about your idea. If you get cut from consideration just for not having space in our talk budget for your type of idea, we’ll let you know by email. We expect the finalized abstract from those who we choose, not as criteria of entry. Timeframe for the discussions is August and September, and this call closes on August 19th.

What we have to offer:

  • entry to participate and present at a great conference in Valencia, Spain 14.-15.2.2019

  • travel expenses and hotel 3 nights reimbursed

  • Profit sharing – we share ½ of the profits with the speakers. You get part of the honorarium pot that translates to money, based on the conference’s financial success and the length of your session

What we expect:

  • Speakers who can stay and participate for the duration of the conference. This is very important to having a great learning environment.

Come. Learn. Do. Teach. Test.

Conference is approaching!

27 Dec 2017 / Maaret Pyhäjärvi

The year 2018 and thus European Testing Conference 2018 is approaching. Shall we meet in Amsterdam on February 19-20th?

There’s been a small change in our program, making it even more awesome and worthwhile to attend. Jessica Kerr has pressing reasons to cancel her appearance this year, and we replaced her with Pamela Gay, an American astronomer, a true inspiration.

Join us in Amsterdam and get your ticket today. All speakers have special discount codes, and they would love for you to reach out to them to introduce yourself in advance and ask for the code.