Submissions are now open for Agile2020

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The Agile2020 organizing committee has just gathered for our first onsite at the Hilton Orlando — the host hotel for the conference.


As we were walking around to work out which room will provide the best experience for Audacious Salon and Experience Reports, and how we should combine rooms to provide the space for attendees to congregate and share their stories and listen to one of the many brilliant speakers we have on our program, it reminded me of the American poet, Emily Dickinson, who once wrote, ‘I dwell in possibility’. You, too, can dwell in possibility by speaking at the Agile2020 conference July 20-24, 2020 in Orlando, FL. We are currently accepting submissions until February 9th, 2020.

With so many tracks to choose from, you’re sure to find a platform to get your message out. Want to tell people about your personal journey? Submit an Experience Report, have insights into the Future of Agile? There’s a track for that, too. Simply head to the Agile Alliance website to the track that’s right for you.

Creating a diverse and well-rounded program and conference depends on people like you. If you have a desire to be a speaker for 2020, we ask that you put pen to paper, start internal conversations or chew the cud with those around you, then put fingers to keyboard and submit your sessions. Remember — you have your own unique perspectives to share!

If you are uncertain about how to create an effective submission, there are two good examples to look at on the submission page (right after the timeline). If at any point you want to iterate (I know, that’s very Agile of you) on your submission, there are a host of track chairs and reviewers eager to help you out. Simply select “ask for feedback” when you enter your submission.

As a reminder, starting this year we have a single submission deadline –  February 9th. If your submission is not in “Ready for Evaluation” on that date, it will not be considered for inclusion in the 2020 program.

If you’ve got an idea, concept, or pattern and you want to be a part of Agile2020, submit it to one of the many tracks and start on your path to possibility!

Agile2020 organizing committee


About the Authors


As an Agile/DevOps coach & trainer with over 20 years of diverse experience in IT, I bring unique perspective and stories ”from the trenches”. I’ve been fortunate to work with co-located and distributed teams in US, Canada, Ireland, Japan, UK, India and Russia and can share with you their distinct challenges, successes and effective practices.
I am an educational games designer, the author of several DevOps/Agile books and games, including “DevOps with Lego, Chocolate”,  “Fear in the Workplace” and Safety in Workplace. I speak and faciltate these workshops internationally (45 conferences, 15 countries). 

Being a part of the agile comminity is my passion. Through running several meetups in NYC, organizing local and global conferences I met so many inspiring, phenomenal people. Can't wait to meet you and learn from you at Agile2020!


Emma comes with a degree in Computer Science many moons ago and chose to work as a test engineer, starting out as a compiler tester in the semi conductor chip industry. During this time she became familiar with both hardware and software and used many languages to develop and enhance automated testing against a suite of tools and enable developers to be able to initiate their own builds and determine the status of these and allow them to investigate build issues early.
This good grounding in the development lifecycle and the varied development activities form what is now called DevOps, develop build and test through to release was invaluable to the rest of her career.
She has continued this career path under different job titles and in different methodologies and varied languages but always believing that it is important to consider the whole cycle from conception through to value delivery, support and maintenance. This led to a feeling of affinity with agile and she now works as an agile coach. She has been actively involved in training and coaching internally throughout her career but stepped out of her comfort zone to reach a wider audience within the community. Being part of the BBST training team, speaking at conferences and running workshops and continually learning.


A self-proclaimed nerd, Brandon Carlson works for Lean TECHniques, Inc., an IT consultancy that helps teams deliver high-value, high-quality products to market. Since starting his career in 1995, Brandon has held positions from development and architecture to management—and he’s still learning. Passionate about developing both people and products, he and his team at Lean TECHniques have helped countless organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies improve their product development and delivery systems. Brandon can be reached on Twitter @bcarlso and pretty much everywhere else on the web as “bcarlso.”


Kevin thinks that if you drew a Venn diagram with "acting degree", "CS degree", and "worked for Siegfried and Roy", he'd be the only one in the middle. The combination of liberal arts/fine arts/technical helps him see problems from multiple angles and not just where the ones and zeroes go.

He currently works for Delaware North, designing solutions across the enterprise.


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