Please note that we listed them not depending on their importance, but solely in chronologic order.
So, here are the most interesting Agile conferences to be held this year from Polontech’s point of view:
March 27-28, Kiev, Ukraine
Agileee is an annual and the largest and most well-known Agile conference in the Eastern European. 132 speakers from all over the world are presenting this year.
April 12, Dubai, UAE
This is going to be the first Agile Middle East conference, so it’s not to be missed. Keynote speakers are Michael Stump, Managing Director EMEA at Scaled Agile Inc., and Andrew Hiles, well-known Scrum Coach and Trainer.
April 17, Indianapolis, USA
The conference organisers promise to provide a mix of sessions focused on agile basics, technical practices, as well as management and leadership topics. there will also be an open-space area where you can plan your own session and get other attendees and speakers to join you in your discussion.
April 21, Madrid, Spain
The conference will cover such topics as getting started with Lean Kanban, Lean Kanban analytics, using Lean Kanban in not IT domains. The keynote speakers are David Anderson, a thought leader in managing effective software teams, and Peter Kerschbaumer who has helped companies and teams for almost 20 years.
April 30 – May 1, Dearborn, MIssissippi, USA
6th annual Agile and Beyond conference will bring together engineers, designers, product owners and executives for workshops and talks focused on Agile and Lean processes. The conference offers 35 lectures of your choice from acknowledged Agile professionals.
4-6 May, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Keynote speakers this year are going to be one of the forefathers of Scrum, Mike Cohn, ana Jim McCarthy. The conference is already sold out, but following its result would definitely be useful. Other Scrum Gatherings will also take place in Shanghai on September 14-16 and Prague on November 16-18.
June 7-12, Las Vegas
November 8-13, Orlando, USA
Agile Development Conferences: Agile Development West and Agile Development East. The conferences will last for a whole week and provide more than a hundred of learning and networking opportunities and forum for discussing the latest trends in agile methods, technologies, tools and principles.
June 8-10, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Lean Kanban North America 2015 is part of the global Lean Kanban conference series of events providing guidance on how you can apply Kanban methods to your work. The conference will also present the 5th annual Brickell Key Award this year.
June 17-18, Sydney, Australia
This year, the organisers are expecting to attract over 1000 delegates to this annual conference which has been themed The Art of Simplicity.
July 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands
There are still no details for the event, but we highly recommend you to monitor it.
July 16-18, Heraklion, Crete
A little bit non-traditional conference in our list is #AgileCrete, July 16-18, Heraklion, Crete. It is an Open Space unconference that connects agile professionals, which means that participants decide what topics they want to talk about, and the unconference starts with an empty schedule. This will allow you to discuss only the topic you like in the format you prefer.
August 3-7, Washington, USA
The conference will provide over 200 Agile sessions, insightful keynotes and various social and networking events within a week.
September 3-4, Falmouth, UK
Another UK-based conference which was extremely successful last year and will have something to offer this year, as well.
September 14-15, Prague, Czech Republic
The conference was ranked 15th among best Agile, Lean, Kanban and Scrum conferences of 2014. This year it will provide 2 full conference days with 2 parallel tracks and one additional workshop/game/openspace track in the afternoons at open area each day.
September 18, Athens, Greece
The summit is organised by Agile Greece community and is aimed at furthering Agile methods application in the regional business.
September 30 – October 2, Cambridge
Recognised as one of top 10 Agile and Lean events in Europe, this community-driven, practical event on Agile and Lean software development will be interesting to anyone working in web and mobile development.
October 23-24, Kiev, Ukraine
Date and city of the conference are yet to be announced, but you should definitely have it on your watch list.
October 7-9, Edinburgh, Scotland
One of the best conferences last year is definitely going to provide some thought provoking discussions, so you should follow it.
November 9–12, Potsdam, Germany
Last year, this conference was named 2nd Best Agile conference in the world and Best conference for testers. The keynote speakers this year will be Lisa Crispin, co-author of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, and Janet Gregory, consultant who specializes in helping teams build quality systems using agile methods. The conference was very successful last year, and there is no reason for it not to repeat its success this year.
November 16-19, San Francisco, California, USA
One of the best conferences last year will provide discussions of the most critical questions about entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and managing for innovation, full-day in-depth workshops, group Q&A sessions, and peer-to-peer conversations, as well as SF Site Visits and group dinners at local restaurants.
We really hope this article was helpful, and you found Agile conferences that you’d like to visit or follow this year.
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