Proudly, I’d like to announce Agile Open 2005 , the first Internatonal Open Space Conference on Agile Software Development, which will take place on 29 and 30 April in Belgium.
Movements really rise or fall on the strength of on-going social occasions – XP user group meetings, XP Days, Agile Seminars, XP and Agile conferences, and the Agile Open Conference are the epicenters of the agile movement.The Agile Open conference is an international Open Space conference intended for software development and business people from all walks of life, taking place on 29 and 30 April 2005, in Mechelen, Belgium … we invite you to an amazingly open, warm and lively community space where people spark new insights in and relationships for collaborative (software) development and doing business together.
Agile Open is for participants, by participants: we determine the actual program together at the start of the conference. We do not expect people to invent all the sessions on the spot, so we encourage you to put ideas for sessions on the conference wiki. Any ideas for sessions you would like to experience, or hear and see happen, as well as ideas for sessions you would like to organize and facilitate are welcome.
Agile Open is organized on a non-profit basis by Agile Systems vzw. See the conference wiki for more information about how you can participate. We’ve kept the conference fee low, at only 180 euro (ex. VAT). Note that the number of participants is limited to 60!