A chance to share your Agile story at Agile2022

Agile2022 will be my first in-person conference since 2018.

This Agile20XX conference has always been a special week for me. So much content. So much access to world-class speakers. So much space to stretch your brain and try new things.

My first Agile Alliance conference was in 2012 in Dallas. I attended because some coaching friends recommended it (and my employer agreed to pay). As a new agilist, I was exposed to so many new ideas, new voices, and new experiences that I vowed to come back the next year. My employer would not pay for two consecutive years so I submitted and crossed my fingers.

Agile2013 happened to be in Nashville … and I got accepted. I was thrilled to be included in an amazing line-up of thought leaders and boundary-pushers, as well as newbies like me.

That week in Nashville changed my life in so many ways. I found confidence in my presentation skills, I made connections that facilitated me quitting my corporate job, and I made friendships that, to this day, support my professional and personal growth.

I almost didn’t submit.

I didn’t think I had anything new to offer. I thought people only wanted to hear from established speakers. I worried about not knowing anyone. I was wrong on all accounts.

We all have stories we tell ourselves, things that keep us from trying. What are your reasons for not submitting? What’s holding you back? Are you willing to consider that these are just stories?

If you are, we’d love to have you submit your proposal. I’m the Track Chair for Accelerating Products and our team welcomes submissions from new voices, as well as experienced speakers. We’re looking for talks and workshop submissions about designing, developing, and caring for great products.

We all have unique experiences and stories to tell. Yes, even you. Take a chance and submit today.

It just might change your life.

This is an Agile Alliance community blog post. Opinions represented are personal and belong solely to the author. They may not represent the opinion or policy of Agile Alliance.

Add to Bookmarks Remove Bookmark
Add to Bookmarks Remove from Bookmarks
Add to Bookmarks Remove from Bookmarks
Diane Zajac

Diane Zajac

Several years ago, Diane traded a career in corporate America for a life of coaching and she has never looked back. She now uses her 13 years of experience to help groups, from Fortune 50 companies to the U.S. Government, transform their people into high-performing teams. Drawing from kanban, systems thinking and psychology, Diane teaches teams to practically apply an agile mindset, and in the process, find joy in their work again. ----- Whether it’s…

Looking for more great Agile content?

Be among the first to know about new events, articles, guides, and more by subscribing to our newsletter.

Be among the first to know about new events, articles, guides, and
more by subscribing to our newsletter.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By entering your email and subscribing, you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy

Recent Agile Alliance Blog Posts

Post your comments or questions

Discover the many benefits of membership

Your membership enables Agile Alliance to offer a wealth of first-rate resources, present renowned international events, support global community groups, and more — all geared toward helping Agile practitioners reach their full potential and deliver innovative, Agile solutions.

Not yet a member? Sign up now