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Submission Guidelines

Use these guidelines to craft a successful proposal to present at Workday Rising. Breakout Sessions run for a total of 45 minutes or one hour (session time includes 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A). You can find more detailed information on the submission process in the FAQs section of this website.

Note: Due to the high volume of submissions, not all proposals will be accepted.

What we’re looking for.

  • Deep-dives into product features and functions
  • Tips for deployments, integrations, and configurations
  • Introductions to products or specific feature areas
  • Case studies or customer success stories
  • Best practices
  • Thought leadership and industry trends

Helpful reminders. 

  • Consider your target audience.
  • Outline the key audience takeaways and learning objectives before you begin your submission.
  • Focus on how your experience is different, innovative, and impactful.
  • Share with us how you will provide tangible examples and measurable results.
  • Utilize a storytelling approach that is supported with data.
  • Educate—don’t sell.
  • Craft thoughtful responses to each question in the submission process.
  • Use jargon-free language and clearly communicate the value of attending the session.
  • Proofread your final submission.


By submitting a session proposal, you agree to allow Workday to promote, publish, display, and disseminate the content including, but not limited to, your name, company, and title, for use associated with Workday Rising. Workday reserves the right to edit all content. 

You will be required to agree to the Session Proposal Submission Agreement as part of the submission process. Confirmed customer speakers will be required to review and sign the Speaker Consent form.

The complimentary pass for selected speakers is not transferable. Workday does not reimburse speakers for travel and expenses. Workday employees will receive specific guidelines for complimentary passes during the submission process.

Workday Partners

Our partner ecosystem is vital to the success of Workday Rising. Sponsoring Titanium, Platinum, Gold, and Silver Partners are offered a limited number of breakout sessions as part of their sponsorship package. Partners are also welcome to submit session proposals on behalf of joint customers; however, the presenting speaker must be from the customer company. If a sponsoring company is a Workday customer, submissions highlighting the sponsoring company’s use of Workday products will be considered.