What’s an Open Space like?

What is it like to attend an Agile Open event?

Nicola McCrabbe attended her first Agile Open Canada event: “Overall, my first experience of an Open Space experience was extremely good.” Read her full post here.

Grow as an Agile Practitioner
Come prepared to share your ideas (the great ones and the crazy ones), challenges, lessons learned, laughable moments, and experiments! During the Agile Open you learn, teach, engage, listen and laugh. Connect with agile practitioners that share your passion for doing things better. You leave energized with new ideas and an excitement to put them into practice. Guaranteed!

Get Connected
Using an Open Space format, we the participants shape the un-conference through information sharing and networking. Agile Open Canada offers a friendly, enthusiastic and safe environment. We encourage diversity in people, ideas, opinions, and points of view. Regardless of where you are in your agile journey, you are welcome to share and learn from beginners to experts alike. We value connections, and we value ideas. We believe strong network connections allow us to accomplish much more than we would be able to otherwise. If you are a regular attendee or just passing through, expect to feel connected. At the Agile Open event, you meet friends, mentors, change agents, and people who may be at the same stage as you in your journey. Have focused conversations with large groups, small groups or one-on-one. Network, chat, and have fun.

Fun
We play. We smile. We laugh. Play enables people to tap joyously into our creativity and be more innovative. Come prepared to share your latest ideas, challenges, lessons learned, laughable moments, and experiments. Passion is contagious!

Giving Back
Agile Open Canada is organized by agile enthusiasts for agile enthusiasts. Each year a group of agile practitioners from Western Canada volunteer our time to organize an Agile Open event. Registration fees are purposefully kept low to keep the event open to everyone. Excess funds are utilized to seed the next year’s Agile Open Canada.