Why you should speak at ACS Canberra Events?

15 September 2021


  • Are you or do you know a subject-matter expert (SME) who would like to share knowledge & experiences with a group of like-minded peers?
  • Speaking at ACS events gives you automatic credibility on your subject matter and helps position you as an expert in your industry. When your customers or clients see you as an expert, they are more likely to consider doing business with you.
  • Speaking at ACS events, you are contributing your knowledge, experience and add value to the community. 

The benefit of speaking opportunities at ACS events

As an ACS event speaker, your name and company name will be mentioned on the ACS website, eNewsletter, upcoming events and ACS social media channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

The ACS Canberra e-newsletter has a readership of just over 3000. Social media marketing across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter had over 830,000 impressions combined, as well as website engagement of close to 250,000 pageviews. 

So why not take this opportunity to speak and share your up to date technology insights, knowledge & experiences with us?

Each year, ACS Canberra is seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for our branch events. This year; we are looking for SME speakers and focus on the following topic themes:

  1. Application Security
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Business Analysis
  4. Cloud Technology
  5. Cyber Security
  6. Data Science & Analytics
  7. Digital Identity
  8. Enterprise architecture
  9. Ethics in Information Security
  10. Software & programming
  11. Industry thought-leadership (C-level)


Presenter: You need to be capable of public speaking, provide fresh insight and perspective on ACS Tech event related topics, engaging with audience and inspiring them to take action when they leave the room.

Presentation: Content must focus on the interchange of technical information, solution to problems and provide attendees with educational value with specific knowledge and skills or advice on how it relates to their future development about various aspects of the topic.

Key learning outcomes: The learning outcomes from your presentation is required to align to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) with a range of skill levels from level 4.


The primary event audience are ACS members, which consists of multiple levels of IT professionals, from entry-level technologists to senior level managers and corporate executives. Entrepreneurs, ICT consultants and educators will also be in attendance. 

This can be done virtually or in-person (*aligning with the updated COVID-Safe plan).


Send your topic proposal to Jenalle.Bushby@acs.org.au.

Your presentation proposal should include:

  • A photograph of yourself (Photos should be high resolution 400 dpi JPEG file and a cropped head to shoulder close up
  • A short bio (approximal 150 words)
  • Link to your LinkedIn profile (if you have one)
  • Your topic (approximal 5 words)
  • An overview of your presentation (approximal 200 words). Outline what are you going to talk about. and
  • The key learning outcomes for audience.
  • Who should attend (Which target audience will benefit from your presentation)


The presentation formats are depending on individual events, most of ACS events are conducted in lecture format, except the panel presentation, or roundtable discussions. 

NOTE:  The speaking opportunity at ACS is voluntary (unpaid). 

Further information and speaker form can be obtained from Jenalle.Bushby@acs.org.au.

Find out more about ACS Upcoming events.