Agile MiniCon Earth Day

Agile MiniCon – Earth Day 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022 • Online

The Agile MiniCon is a twice-annual online event featuring deep Agile learning with speakers and discussions covering a range of Agile concepts, followed by an after-party for meeting up and networking with fellow Agilists. Registration is FREE for Agile Alliance members! If you’re not already a member, you can join today for just $49/year and take advantage of this and many other online events throughout the year.

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Linda Rising Keynote Agile2021 Speaker

Linda Rising

Independent Consultant

“About Trees, Agility and Me”

I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of 2020 walking with my husband outdoors. We are fortunate to have miles of walking trails in our community and even during the most severe lockdown, we were able to log over four miles a day. I know the scientific evidence for being outside for enjoying nature, but I really came face to face with it during this challenging time. I also discovered several books, articles, TED Talks, and podcasts about how amazing trees are. Even though trees are rooted in place and seem to have little control over their environment, they are Agile. They communicate. They cooperate. They look after one another. This is especially true for the old trees. This is a great metaphor for how Agile works and especially applies to my role in the Agile space. This presentation is about my year-long journey to learn more about trees and in the process learn the secret of Agility and what it might mean for my life and death.

About the Speaker

Linda Rising is an Agile consultant and the author of numerous articles and five books. She was honored by the World Agility Forum in 2020 with their Lifetime Achievement Award.


“For the Future—Agile Practice Must Make a Difference for the Earth and Sustainability”

This is an emergency.None of our Agile improvements in product development will matter at all if we can’t change the course of the climate crisis. Like everyone we feel overwhelmed to confront a problem as wickedly complex as the climate crisis, and we’ll show you that Agile practitioners have many skills and methods at our fingertips to make a difference for the future. Many hands make lighter work. So, let’s do this!

Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer who helps teams and organizations worldwide make an Agile transition.

Steve Holyer

Steve Holyer

Steve Holyer is an experienced trainer, coach, facilitator, and consultant helping organizations unleash value and deliver proven results.


Agile MiniCon After Party

Meet up with your fellow Agile MiniCon attendees at 2 PM ET in the Virtual Lounge for networking and socializing. Our speakers and panelists will also be available in the online space for follow-up questions and more in-depth conversations. Agile Alliance staff will be there as well to answer any membership questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you in our Virtual Lounge!

Agile Alliance Virtual Lounge

Environmental organizations that you can help support

Our speakers have selected charitable organizations important to them that you can learn more about and even make a donation to

Linda Rising’s Pick

The Mother Tree project is investigating forest renewal practices that will protect biodiversity, carbon storage, and forest regeneration as climate changes. This field-based research compares various retention levels of Mother Trees (large, old trees) and their neighbors, as well as regenerating seedling mixtures, in Douglas-fir forests located across nine climatic regions in British Columbia. Learn more

Steve Holyer’s Picks

The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation is a registered non-profit, public benefit organization, with a focus on ocean conservation, awareness, research, and education in South Africa. Learn more

Steve also recommends these organizations:

The WILDOCEANS programme

Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)

Jutta Eckstein’s Picks

“I choose Gaia Education because they believe that education is the biggest tool in the fight for a more regenerative future and reversing the climate crisis. I’m currently participating in one of their education programs.” Learn more

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