The 2020 unconference is booked in Victoria!

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The unconference will take place May 25th and 26th 2020 at the

University of Victoria, Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road), Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Covid-19 Update – March 11, 2020

The Agile Open unconference scheduled for May 25/26, 2020 in Victoria, will still run as normal. We have adjusted our return policy and will provide a refund for tickets (minus the $8 eventbrite fee) up until 7 days before the event. If Health Canada, BC CDC or the University of Victoria recommends cancelling the conference, we will cancel the conference and process ticket refunds for all attendees.

If you are traveling from outside of Victoria, please be aware of how your travel and accommodation provider will refund your booking fees, should the conference be cancelled and you choose not to visit Victoria. The Agile Open Organizing committee will post updates on this website as information changes.

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The Open Space Format

The 2020 Agile Open Space builds on all the good points from the past five years. We play. We smile. We laugh. Come prepared to share your latest ideas, challenges, lessons learned, laughable moments, and experiments. Passion is contagious! Is this your first Open Space, read more here.

Gold sponsor

Quartech is an award-winning business and IT solutions firm providing Agile services since 2010 and DevOps services since 2013. Through offices in Vancouver and Victoria, we partner with our public and private sector clients to deliver innovative technology solutions. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner in Application Development and Content & Collaboration (SharePoint), and we are on our way to Gold Partner status in Dynamics 365 with D365 professionals on staff. Quartech is also active in client projects in areas such as Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Cloud covering a variety of technologies. We cultivate long-term relationships and foster respectful and transparent relationships, honour our agreements and promises, and care for our community. Our account executives are senior-level experts with IT and business delivery experience in planning, implementing, and supporting technology solutions.

Silver sponsors

Improving – Calgary (formerly Quadrus) has been serving Calgary since 1993. Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. We are a leader in Agile training and services in North America. Our culture encourages both the inspiration and motivation for our team of over 500 Improvers to achieve amazing things. We are constantly striving to live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement through the foundation of trust.

Brett Palmer & Associates provides training and consulting services for organizations wishing to adopt lean and agile approaches. We specialize in rebooting broken agile transformations. We partner with top coaches nationally and internationally to provide ongoing support to our clients. We offer our clients access to private live online events, conferences, and coaching products not available anywhere else.

Bronze sponsors

You are Agile and have Kanban boards. We are data nerds and collect the data that Agile Teams produce to give you the metrics to improve. Besides the standard set of metrics like cycle time, throughput and lead time our product intelligently calculates the actual time spent for each person what is a key input for Agile Accounting. Try our free Quantify for Jira addon that is used by over 500+ teams worldwide or visit our website at to learn more. See you at the unconference!

It’s Understood Communication helps you talk so people listen and listen so people talk – because a good conversation is the most powerful business tool anyone will ever have. It’s the secret to powerful teamwork, meaningful leadership and any sort of change. As coaches, trainers and facilitators, we’ve had our focus on individuals and interactions since before Agile was a “thing.” These days, we’re helping tech people build their skills as coaches, facilitators and collaborative communicators. Accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), our lively in-person workshops and distance programs are dedicated to making people awesome.

Alluvial Management Consulting partners with clients throughout North America and Europe around Certified Scrum® Training, Agile organizational design, large scale Agile workshop facilitation and related coaching & advisory services. Through their passion and experience, Alluvial’s consultant and trainers instill Agile principles and practices that improve organizations across both leadership and product development teams. All services are available in both English and French. Alluvial’s key values are integrity, respect for people, trust and open listening.