A demonstration is a session that shows a tool or technique.
An experience report captures the story of a real agile project, summarizing what happened on the project and the key learning points. These reports allow practitioners to share their practical advice and guidance with other teams. Generally an experience report is a 20-30 minute presentation which will be combined with other experience reports to complete a 60 or 90 minute session. This year submitters will have to submit a 3 to 4 page written report of their experience which will be available via the confernece website.
A panel is a moderated discussion, in which small groups of experts present their positions and discuss them with each other and with the audience. Great panels engage panelists with diverse opinions.
Presentations on non-commercial agile topics that do not fit into the categories of tutorial, workshop, experience report, or research.
Tutorials are instructor-led interactive 60-90 minute classes designed to provide participants with practical, hands-on knowledge they can use right away on Agile projects. Tutorials have clear learning objectives that focus on teaching specific skills or techniques.
A workshop is an opportunity for conference attendees to learn from each other about a relevant topic, generate ideas that expand a new technique or practice, or brainstorm ideas for the next new “thing”. The format might be a workshop, a peer-to-peer session, a goldfish bowl, a think tank, a simulation, or whatever creative idea you have to get people thinking and discussing. In a workshop, participants learn from each other, as well as from the session leader. Resulting knowledge is transferred to the larger community. Workshop summaries are published as post-proceedings on the conference site.
If your idea for a session does not fit any of the above then select session type Other making sure that you explain what type of session you are proposing in the session details.