Agile Alliance Announces Call for Speakers for Agile 2011

Date 2010/12/20 4:03:06 | Topic: News

PORTLAND, OR.,  Dec. 17, 2010 – The Agile Alliance, ( a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced it is accepting speaking submissions for the Agile 2011 Conference, the industry’s leading Agile development event, scheduled for Aug. 7 – 13 in Salt Lake City (

Conference organizers welcome submissions targeted at audiences of all experience levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced). Interested individuals are encouraged to submit ideas and proposals for sessions via an online submission system at ( Following core agile principles, this year’s program selection will incorporate an iterative feedback process for those submitting session proposals. All proposals will be made available for review by the Agile community, enabling presenters to receive feedback and modify their abstracts based on suggested improvements until the final deadline of Jan. 10, 2011.

“It has been 10 years since the signing of the Agile Manifesto,” said Todd Little, Agile 2011 conference chair. “A great deal has happened in the world of software development and agility in those 10 years. We are excited that Agile2011 returns to the area where the Agile Manifesto was signed to rediscover some of our roots and to try to discover new ways of improving software development.”

Agile 2011 will offer multiple ‘stages’ to attract audiences with different interests. The stages within the program are proven to provide participants with the feel of a smaller, focused mini-conference while offering attendees a wider choice of topics to choose from. Agile 2011 will host a number of exciting and beneficial states including:  
* Adoption and Transformation
* Agile Boot Camp
* Agile for Embedded Systems Development
* Agile Show and Tell Lightning Talks
* Business and Project Management
* Coaching and Mentoring
* Collaboration, Culture and Teams
* Development Practices, Languages and Techniques
* Enterprise Agile
* Hands-On Learning
* Insights – Experience Reports
* Leadership
* New Horizons and New Voices
* Research at Work
* Testing and Quality Assurance
* User Experience and Interaction Design
* Working with Customers

Agile 2011 aims to connect attendees with the foremost leaders in the Agile domain, enriching the collective body of knowledge and influencing the line of thought in the field. It encourages debate and fosters innovative ideas based on real-world implementations for executives, managers, software development practitioners and researchers from labs and academia.

“The annual Agile conference brings together a wide range of representatives of the software community, from developers and engineers to project leads and IT executives,” said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. “We look forward to another great conference and celebrating 10 years since the signing of the Agile Manifesto.”

For more information on Agile 2011, visit (  

About the Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the ( With nearly 6,000 members located around the globe, the Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. The Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile Conference, the industry’s leading event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe.


The Agile 2011 conference ( is scheduled for August 7-13 in Salt Lake City. For more information about the organization, visit (

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