When and where is Workday Rising taking place?

Workday Rising is taking place October 1–4, 2018, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

When is my session proposal due?

Your session proposal is due on or before 5:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

How many session proposals can I submit?

You are welcome to submit as many unique session proposals as you like.

Can I submit to Workday Rising in the U.S. as well as Workday Rising in Europe?

Yes, you may submit to both conferences. The Call for Presentations website for Europe will open at the end of March.

Will all session proposals be accepted?

No, space is limited. The Content Review Committee will choose the best session proposals based on the guidelines on this website.

How many speakers are allowed in each session?

Only one speaker is allowed per session. If you’d like to add a co-presenter, you must provide your rationale during the submission process.

What are the content focus areas for Workday Rising?

This year’s conference features the following tracks:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Payroll and Workforce Management
  • Driving Excellence and Success
  • Student Administration (U.S. ONLY)
How long does the submission process take?

If you have familiarized yourself with the guidelines on this website and have your information ready, it should take 15 minutes or fewer to complete the submission process. You can also save your session proposal and complete it later before the Call for Presentations closes on March 29. If you don’t complete your session proposal by the deadline, it will be marked with a “Partial” status and will not be considered for selection. Note: The website will automatically time out after 10 minutes of inactivity. You will receive an email confirmation that includes your session proposal details when it has been successfully submitted.

What information do I need to include with my session proposal?

You must provide the following information:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Track
  • Learning Level
  • Target Audience
  • Industry Focus
  • Speaker Information
  • Key Takeaways
  • Target Business Size
What makes a good title?

Clever titles might be fun, but remember that you’re fighting for the attention of the Content Review Committee along with hundreds of other titles. Consider short, straightforward titles that describe what your session covers since this information will be published in the Session Catalog (for example, “Launching a Global Procurement Program with Workday”). There is a 125-character limit (including spaces) for the title.

How do I write a great description?

Keep it short and simple since this information will be published in the Session Catalog. Articulate the value of the session, what you will cover, the target audience and industry focus (if applicable), and what they can expect to learn. It is very important that your description matches the content that you present. Include keywords and phrases that you think your target audience will use to search for your session. There is a 500-character limit (including spaces) for the description.

Which track should I select?

Workday Rising is organized by broader content categories aligned with audience experience paths. Please select the track that is most relevant to your session proposal, even if your content works for multiple tracks. If your session proposal is selected, Workday may change your track if appropriate.

Which learning level should I select?
  • Introductory: These sessions provide an overview of basic use cases, features, and benefits for people who are new to Workday or to specific features.
  • Advanced: These sessions cover more detailed use cases and are meant for experienced users with a deep understanding and knowledge of Workday features, configurations, and integrations.
  • All Levels: These sessions are relevant to anyone and include Workday best practices, customer case studies, new features, and business processes.
What do I put for "audience takeaways"?

In no more than three bullet points, sum up what you expect attendees to learn and why this session is important. There is a 500-character limit (including spaces) for the audience takeaways.

Can I preview my session proposal before I submit it?

Yes, you will be able to preview your session proposal. If you need to make edits, select the Edit icon next to the section you want to update.

Why do I have to agree to the Session Proposal Submission Agreement before I can submit my session proposal?

Presenting at Workday Rising takes a considerable amount of time and effort. Because you become part of the attendee experience, we want you to be aware of the commitment required to be a speaker.

Will I be able to make changes to my session proposal after the Call for Presentations closes?

No, you will not be able to edit your session proposal or have access to the submission tool once the Call for Presentations closes. If you have an incomplete session proposal (“Partial” status), it will not be included in the selection process.

When should I expect to hear back on my submission?

The Content Review Committee plans to send notifications the week of May 14, 2018.

If my session proposal is selected, will I receive a complimentary conference pass?

Yes, you'll receive one complimentary pass to Workday Rising. This pass is not transferable. Workday employees: You will receive specific guidelines for complimentary passes during the submission process. If you have questions regarding speaker passes, please contact risingspeakers@workday.com

If my session proposal is selected, will Workday pay for my travel or lodging?

Workday is not able to provide travel, lodging, or other financial compensation for speakers. What we can provide is exposure to the brightest minds and cutting-edge innovators within our community.

If I change companies after my session proposal is selected, can I still present?

No. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept your session proposal if you change companies. Your session will be canceled and removed from our conference program. 

Help! I created an account, but I'm no longer able to log in. What do I do?

Our support team is here to help with all technical issues. Email risingspeakers@workday.com with any questions or concerns.

Still have questions?

If you have additional questions or are interested in additional speaking opportunities at Workday conferences, please email risingspeakers@workday.com.