Call for Agile in Education and Training Submissions

MAY 21 - 25, 2019

Montréal, Canada


XP 2019 — 20th International Conference on Agile Software and Systems Development

An Agile Alliance Event

May 21-25 - Montréal, Québec, Canada

XP, the International Conference on Agile Software and System Development, is the premier agile software development conference, providing a unique forum where researchers, practitioners, agile thought leaders, coaches, and trainers present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, trends and concerns in the field of Agile Software and System Development.

XP2019 marks the 20th edition of the “First Conference in Agile”. Whether you are new to agile, a seasoned practitioner, an executive, or a researcher – XP will provide you with a broad-based learning and networking experience. The theme for XP2019 will be “Agile - the Next 20 Years: Share and Discover!

Agile continues to advance – and the focus of the XP conference program has expanded over the years. While the first XP conference focused on eXtreme Programming and pre-dated the “Agile Manifesto” – XP2019 solicits contributions that address all modern agile approaches, as well as the application of agile to applications including but not limited to: DevOps, FinTech, AI/ML, IoT, and other mission critical systems with global reach.

The XP 2019 conference will be in downtown Montréal at the École de technologie supérieure, an engineering school part of the Université du Québec network.  A renowned metropolis in the province of Québec that is among the largest cities in North America,  Montréal is home to multiple and diverse attractions. In addition to the large Francophone population, there is also a sizable Anglophone community and many cultural communities, which gives the city a cosmopolitan flair. Boasting a human dimension in a city where everyone feels safe, Montréal features vibrant neighbourhoods and numerous green spaces, along with restaurants to suit every taste and budget.

Agile in Education and Training

The Agile in Education and Training track will centre around how we teach agile concepts - either to students in formal learning environments, or to practitioners on the ground; and also how we can apply our knowledge of agile and lean in developing these learning experiences.

We welcome thoughtful participants interested in teaching and learning. We would like a mix of short talks, interactive sessions and discussions. We want to learn from your experiences, and to develop new ideas. From university to professors, to industrial coaches, to learning organisations - please propose something to help us learn to teach (and learn) agile concepts better, or just come and add to the conversation.


We invite proposals of structured sessions (e.g. short talks, experience reports, tool demos, goldfish bowls), to mix with workshop and discussion sessions. Proposals should address educational challenges in agile that could foster good discussion, such as topics that are hard to teach, techniques and schemes for teaching principles and practices effectively, questions about how to assess certain forms of agile learning, learning through online tools, and more. 

Proposals will be evaluated based on these criteria:

  • Relevance to educators
  • Relevance to practitioners
  • Likelihood of starting a discussion
  • Being something interesting and new, not something boring and established


Proposals must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system by the defined deadline.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: Saturday 19th Jan 2019
  • Notification: Monday 24th Feb 2019


All dates are defined as AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

Program Committee

  • Craig Anslow, Co-Chair, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Martin Kropp, Co-Chair, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland


If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at




All tracks and sessions of XP 2019 are available at the conference website along with the specific call for submissions, dates, committees, and guidelines.