Call for Papers: Submission Form


Leading in a VUCA World
Agile Conference 2021


Deadline: November 23, 2020 at 9:00 pm ET

We live in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world. Nothing illustrates this more than the COVID-19 pandemic that defined a “new normal” with business, housing, education, transportation, and energy challenges. In the United States, news cycles continue to alternate between infection rates and racial unrest.

The pandemic provides challenges - and opportunities - as organizations in every industry learn how to adapt.

The theme of our 2021 Boston University Agile Innovation Lab Conference is Leading in a VUCA World. What did we learn in 2020? How can we apply these learnings as we move forward? We encourage scholars, practitioners, and students to share their insights. If your paper is accepted, you will present it at our virtual conference in January.

Image courtesy of Sawyer Reitz

Presentation Abstract Information

Abstract Title *

Session Type *

Keynote *

Do you want the Conference Team to consider your abstract as a keynote?

Track *


Presentation Topic *

Select the topic(s) that best describes your abstract.

Presentation Abstract *

500-750 words 

Delivery Approach *

Specify how you will allocate the 30 min of your talk. Include time for the introduction of self, topic introduction, detailed discussion, specific takeaways, etc.

Learning Outcomes *

Identify at least 2 and a maximum of 3 learning outcomes from your talk.

Prerequisite Knowledge *

Does the audience require prerequisite knowledge?  For example, to understand this presentation, the audience should have good exposure to agile transformation; or, the audience should have a basic understanding of Quality and Risk Management.

Information for Program Team *

Provide detail here to the Conference Program Team to consider during their review. Avoid pitching for the talk here; instead, discuss the global relevance, previous discussions of this talk at some conference, links to the article if published in scholarly journals or practitioner columns, etc.

Presentation Sample 

Link to YouTube/Vimeo video of you talking

Presentation History 


Name *

Employer / University *

Position/Role *

Geographic Location * 

City, State/Province, and Country

Time Zone *

Email *

Are you a Doctoral or Graduate Student *

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