Special Events

August 5 – 9   |  Gaylord National |   Washington, D.C.

Networking is more important than ever, and an integral part of your Agile2019 experience.

Be sure to attend these Special Events at Agile2019 aimed at helping you network with participants and speakers in casual, social settings. You’ll have many opportunities to make valuable professional contacts, catch up with colleagues, and make new friends.


First Timer Orientation

Sunday- 3:15 & 6:15pm


New to the Agile2019 Conference? These short half-hour sessions are designed to give you a little “101 Guide” to Agile2019, 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 you miss anything.

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Open Daily

Sunday – 3:00 – 7:00pm
Monday & Tuesday – 7:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday- 7:30am – 3:30pm

Pick-up your badge and conference materials and ask any questions you may have at Agile2019 throughout the week.

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Early Registration Meet & Greet


Join us for a night of networking! Register early on Sunday to avoid the crowd, registration opens at 3!

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Ice Breaker Reception: Night at the Museum


7:00 – 10:00pm

Join us for Agile2019’s Opening Night reception, themed after the movie Night and the Museum! The evening will be filled with food, drink, and friends! Mix and mingle, chat with new attendees, reconnect with old friends, and be sure to check out the Sponsor exhibit booths to see what’s new and exciting in the industry.

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Agile Tonight!


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 impacting and influencing our industry.

At Agile2019, Agile Tonight! continues the conversations about diversity and inclusion in our world, expanding on the earlier conversations we began at our previous conferences. Through data, interactive table exercises, and practitioners’ stories, we will collectively raise awareness of the issues leading 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 Lounge

Open Daily


Take a break from Agile2019 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.  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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Business Agility Lab

Open Daily

10:30 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 17:00

As the Agile ecosystem expands to include engineering and business management, adapting the core Agile principles to work in the entire company is a huge opportunity to grow higher customer value and profits. But doing so is not without challenges. To address this, Agile Alliance will have a special area in the Agile Alliance Lounge called the Business Agility Lab.

In the Lab, you will be able to participate in several working sessions with business leaders who have a depth of experience in building Agile organizations and companies. They will offer firsthand knowledge about the challenges and success stories in broad adoptions. This year’s business leaders will be Ray Arell (Business Development Leader for Agile Alliance, former Sr. Director at Intel), Heidi Musser (Principal Consultant at LeadingAgile, former VP & CIO at USAA), Hendrik Esser (Manager of Special Projects at Ericsson), Shawna Cullinan (Enterprise Agile Coach at Paciolan), Bonnie Aumann (Agile Coach previously with Spotify), Deepti Jain (Agile Transformation Strategist at AgileVirgin), and Rhea Stadick (Enterprise Agile Transformation Expert at Nike). Attendees will be able to sign up for one-to-one mentoring at the Lab.

We also encourage you to participate in one of the widest retrospectives on Agile adoptions, the Narrative Project. You can add your voice by submitting a story or help design experiments to amplify Agile principles inside your company — all in the Lab.


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Sponsor Exhibits

Monday– 12:00-3:45pm/7:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday- 12:00- 3:45pm
Wednesday– 12:00-3:45pm/6:30-8:30pm
Thursday– 10:15am-2:00pm

Sponsors are an important element of Agile2019. Be sure to stop by and say hi to all of our Sponsor Exhibitors in the exhibition hall

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Come check out the latest literature on Agile practices.

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Agile2019 Sponsor Reception: Sights of DC

Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Prince George Exhibit Hall

Have fun — eat, drink and be merry! Get your Agile2019 Sights of DC 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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Conference Party

Thursday, 7:00 – 10:00pm
National Harbor Block Party

Join us for an epic block party as we take over the street outside the Gaylord National! Dance to the band out in the street, join in on one of the games outside, mix and mingle your way through Cadillac Ranch, Brother Jimmy’s, Bobby McKey’s, and Public House!

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