Special Events

Networking is more important than ever, and an integral part of your Agile2018 Conference experience.  Be sure to attend these Special Events aimed at helping you network with participants and speakers in casual, social settings.  You'll have lots of opportunities to make valuable professional contacts, catch up with colleagues, and make new friends.

Daily Activities

Evening Events


Registration Desk

Marriott Grand Foyer

Sunday - 15:00 - 19:00
Monday - Thursday - 7:30 - 17:30
Friday - 7:30 - 12:30

Pick-up your badge and conference materials and ask any questions you may have at Agile2018 throughout the week.

Register and attend the Early Registration Meet & Greet on Sunday from 18:00 - 19:00 to miss the crowd!

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First Time Attendee Orientation

Marriott Salon 1&2

Sunday - 15:15 - 15:45 & 18:15 - 18:45
Monday - 8:15 - 8:45

New to the Agile2018? These short half-hour sessions are designed
to give you a little “101 Guide” to Agile2018, including insights
into ways to get the most out of your experience. There will also
be a “Q & A” session at the end in case we miss anything.
There is no pre-registration required for any of these sessions.

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Agile Alliance Lounge

Marriott Grand Foyer G1

Monday - Thursday - 9:00 - 17:00

Take a break from Agile2018 action and relax in the Agile Alliance Lounge! As an attendee, you are a member — we invite you to check out information about Alliance initiatives and activities, meet the board members and staff, and visit the NEW Agile Advice and Business Agility areas. While you’re there, don’t forget to enjoy a refreshing beverage, pick up some swag, and discover how you and your company can become more involved in the Agile community.

See you there!

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Agile Alliance Initiatives

Initiatives are ideas and concepts that develop into plans for action.  They are proposed by Agile Alliance members or the Agile Alliance board of directors.  Initiatives help the Alliance deliver on its mission to support people who explore and apply Agile values, principles, and practices to make building software solutions more effective, humane, and sustainable.”  There is an Initiative Shepherd available to assist individuals with concept development.

Stop by the Agile Alliance Lounge to see all our initiatives, get involved, or propose one of your own!

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Agile Advice

Monday 13:00 - 15:00, Tuesday - Thursday - 11:00 - 15:00, Friday 9:00 - 11:00

We all need advice from time to time, and having someone to bounce ideas off or share their thoughts can lead to great insights and uncover creative personalized solutions. At Agile2018, we are excited to provide Agile Advice as an offering tailored for you to bring your toughest questions, your biggest puzzles, and your worst hurdles.

Agile Advice is a 20 minute one-on-one conversation with an expert ready to offer their time and insight to those that are looking for a bit of advice. This diverse group of experts will be ready to chat about a wide range
of Agile topics such as culture, training, engineering, frameworks, and leadership. Make sure to stop by and sign up for actionable advice on your Agile journey!

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Business Agility Lab

Monday - Thursday - 10:30 - 16:30

Did you know that over half of Agile teams have issues with development and business people working together effectively? A core principle behind the Agile Manifesto is that they must do so daily throughout their project. Without adopting the Agile practice of daily collaboration, organizations struggle to deliver high customer value.

To address this, Agile Alliance will have a special area in the Agile Alliance Lounge: The Business Agility Lab. In this space, we will have daily events and mentoring run by business leaders who understand the benefits of Agile and how it is adopted across the entire company. Ray Arell(Agile Alliance Corporate Outreach and retired Sr.Director of Intel Corporation), Steve Denning (former Director at the World Bank), Heidi Musser (former VP & CIO at USAA), and other business leaders are waiting to assist you.

The Business Agility Lab will be open Monday-Thursday from 10:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00, with activities announced daily. Mentor session signups will be available in the Agile Alliance Lounge. We look forward to your participation!

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Sponsor Exhibits

Pacific Ballroom

Monday – 12:00 – 15:45 & 19:00 – 22:00
Tuesday – 12:00 – 15:45
Wednesday – 12:00 – 15:45 & 18:30 – 20:30
Thursday – 10:15 – 14:00

Sponsors are an important element of the Agile2018 Conference. Be sure to stop by and say Hi to all of our Sponsor Exhibitors in the Pacific Ballroom at Agile2018.

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Marriott Grand Foyer

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 – 18:00

Come check out the latest literature on agile practices.

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Early Registration Meet & Greet

Marriott Grand Foyer

Sunday - 18:00 - 19:00

Attend the Early Registration Meet & Greet on Sunday from 18:00 - 19:00 to miss the crowd!

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Pacific Ballroom

Monday - 19:00 - 22:00

Join us for Agile2018’s opening night reception. The evening will be filled with food, drink, and games! Mix and mingle, chat with new Attendees, reconnect with old friends, and be sure to check out the Sponsor booths to see what’s new and exciting in the industry.

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Agile Tonight!

Marriott Salon 1&2

Tuesday - 17:30 - 19:00

Ready to talk about the big issues in Agile? Each year at the Agile20XX conference, our Agile Tonight! session brings attendees together to learn about and discuss important questions, issues, and trends which impact and influence our industry.

At Agile2018, Agile Tonight! is a facilitated session that will initiate a positive conversation about diversity and inclusion. We we will collectively raise awareness of the issues which can lead to feelings of being physically, mentally, or emotionally unsafe or of being excluded — at our conferences, at our workplaces, in our industry, and in our lives. We will create an inclusive environment in the room and share approaches and stories that will give everyone more confidence to help create safer environments in their daily work and lives.

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Agile Alliance Members Meeting

Marriott Salon 1&2

Wednesday - 17:30 - 18:30

The annual Agile Alliance Members’ Meeting will be held at the Agile2018 Conference. Members are invited to meet, hear about, and discuss Alliance business with the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. Drinks and snacks
will be served.

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Agile2018 Sponsor Reception

Pacific Ballroom

Wednesday - 18:30 - 20:30

Have fun -- eat, drink and be merry! Get your Agile2018 party map signed at this year’s Sponsor Reception for your chance to win lots of cool prizes.

Explore the latest, greatest Agile resources while having a blast with friends and colleagues!

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Agile2018 Conference Party @Beach House!

Beach House

Thursday - 19:00 - 23:00

Celebrate an awesome week with colleagues and new friends
as you enjoy delicious food and drinks, great music and dancing and
surrounded by entertainment! It’ll be a Conference Party to

This year’s Agile2018 Conference Party will take place at the amazing Beach House.

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