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Agile2023 Program Information

An Agile20XX Conference needs to be seen to be believed – it’s an amazing conference where people from all over the world come together to discuss the latest in all things Agile. This is your chance to become a part of the experience by submitting a talk or workshop for Agile2023. Read on to find out more about Agile2023 and discover why it is an event not to be missed!

We are here for the community!

Agile Alliance was founded by and thrives by virtue of its community. The Agile20XX annual conference has been the primary mechanism for bringing that community together year after year to expand and promote Agile values and principles, regardless of which Agile framework you follow (or you don’t follow a framework at all).

Protecting the health and well-being of our community is of paramount importance to Agile Alliance. With COVID-19 being an ongoing concern, we are taking every practical step to make the conference safe for all participants–attendees, speakers, and staff will be required to follow health protocols so that we can enjoy being together safely.

Agile2023 Presentation Types

75-Minute Talks & Workshops

Engaging, dynamic, and thought-provoking sessions leave you with tips and tricks to try, questions to explore, and ideas to challenge. These will be 75-minute sessions in both talk and workshop formats.

3-Hour Deep Dive Workshops

These workshops are designed to allow you to explore and experience a topic in greater depth. They are activity-based sessions where attendees learn together through a series of facilitated exercises guided by the presenter(s).

30-Minute Talks

For Agile2023 we are going to experiment with a small number (up to 6) 30-minute talks, to enable smaller soundbites of information.

What else?

There will be a multitude of activities to complement the sessions, from Open Jam, Keynotes, Agile Advice, Lightning Talks, multiple networking opportunities, and lots more. We are so excited to have the chance to meet and interact with everyone at the event. So bring your thoughts, openness, and energy.


For Agile2023, we are putting a focus on sustainability. We have a specific interest in submissions that apply a sustainability lens to ANY topic, showing how people, organizations, and technology can embed sustainability into their thoughts and actions too. If your submission aligns with this please, add the keyword sustainability to your submission.

Lightning Talks

Wanting to share your thoughts in a shorter fast-paced session? Have some ideas you want to try out and get some feedback on?

It’s time to propose a Lightning Talk

The purpose of the Lightning Talk Track is to provide a lightweight, flexible opportunity for speakers to share valuable information with participants. Presentations are short with one of the following formats:

  • 3-minute Lightning Talk (no slides)
  • 5-minute Lightning Talk (slides)
  • 7-minute Pecha Kucha style presentation

The Lightning Talks will follow these themes: Energizing People and Teams, Enriching Organizations, Accelerating Products, Technology for all, Career Stories, and other. These sessions provide an opportunity for rapid and diverse learning on a variety of topics.

Submission Timeline

  • Lightning Talks may be submitted from April 4th, 2023 through to June 4th, 2023
  • Voting on Lightning Talks will be open from June 5th, 2023 through June 19th, 2023
  • Approved submitters will be notified by June 26th, 2023

To submit a Lightning Talk, use the button below to go to the submission system. If you have any issues and need help, feel free to contact us.

Open Space

Passionate about helping improve your organization? Learning to see yourself as a leader so you can help others?

Thursday Open Space is the place to be!

Open Space is an amazing framework that gives everyone (including you) the opportunity to create a new menu of conference sessions to:

  • fill in gaps from other sessions and integrate learnings from the week,
  • dig deeper into topics you are interested in with others who have similar interests,
  • explore a topic that was not on the program,
  • meet and connect with attendees who you would not have otherwise met.

Whether you are new to open space or have experienced a great one, join us! We will explain the structure so that you (and everyone else) can create and learn from amazing sessions and content!

The Audacious Salon

Want to dive into some topics in more depth? Want to learn techniques for handling those constructive conflict or debate situations?

Check out Audacious Salon track

The Audacious Salon at Agile2023 is exactly what you might imagine such an audacious name to be: An invitation to participate in dialogue and discussion of the most adventurous, bold, and daring topics one might find at the conference. This year’s edition of the Audacious Salon takes aim at four intriguing themes which challenge our closely held norms, beliefs, and assumptions:

  • What “necessary evils” must we continue to support and grow in our mission of agility throughout our organizations? Let’s explore sticky subjects like…

Frameworks, Certifications, Scaling, and enterprise-size systems

  • How does “Agile coaching” need to evolve to be a greater benefit to organizations? Agile coaches often have more experience telling others how to do things, than doing them themselves. What if Management is really where “Agile coaching” should be? Can coaches cause change w/o explicit authority?
  • Is Agile the solution to all that ails a business? We sure seem to use Agile for a lot of problems. What might help companies improve results more than Agile today? What can we learn from Queuing systems and flow, “The Covid era” and remote working, Organizational design and development, and Management as a “service” (to people)
  • It seems like every year companies push for troublesome practices like “performance management”, metrics and measurements, accountability, etc. How can we finally realize these things in a healthy, productive way?

Performance management, Accountability, Measurement and metrics, and more!

Featuring a “daily debate” and multiple group-dialog-focused sessions throughout the week, the Audacious Salon is the place for the wisdom of the entire conference to emerge! Despite its audacious nature, the Salon is carefully designed for inclusion and participation and is a safe place to discuss beliefs.

You’re all invited to bring your wisdom and insights to the Audacious Salon at Agile 2023 and help create a world of work that is inclusive, flexible, and innovative. Come join the discussion!

The Agile Alliance Lounge

Interested in meeting the Agile Alliance Board? Want to hear more about how you can get involved with community initiatives?

The Agile Alliance Lounge (in the Citrus Ballroom) is the place to find out the answers to these questions and so many more. Learn from the people in Agile Alliance who are creating coaching ethics, translating the Agile manifesto, supporting meet-ups and coach camps, and have great future plans to do more. There will also be fun games and activities! This is a place where everyone is welcome.

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