An Open Space Conference in Memphis TN
April 28, 2017

About

Have you ever wanted to create your very own conference filled with fascinating sessions focused on the topics that most interest you? Have you ever hoped to find a safe place to engage in a deep discussion with experts on a topic that you are just starting to learn? Welcome to the first Agile Open event, hosted in Memphis, TN on April 28, 2017. This isn’t a traditional conference! There are no keynote speakers or PowerPoints!

Using the Open Space Technology (OST) approach, this event encourages agile practitioners to self-organize around topics that are most important to them. Attendees with common issues and interests share their experiences and learn from others. There is no preset agenda for the event; rather, sessions are created “live” by the participants at the start of the day. Click here for a short video on Open Space Technology

Plan to spend a full day connecting with others who share your passion and are willing to take responsibility for what they believe in and care about around following a path to agility.

In order to get the most out of this event, please come prepared with topics that are of interest to you, either to learn more about or to share your experiences.

Location

FedEx Institute of Technology 365 Innovation Dr., Memphis, Tennessee 38152

Schedule

The schedule for the day will start with registration and introduction followed by 2 open space sessions. Lunch will be catered at 11:15 followed by 3 more open space sessions. The day will close with a 45 min session from 16:15 to 17:00

08:00 - 08:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome, Introductions & Creating the Marketplace
09:15 - 10:05 Session 1 (50 min)
10:15 - 11:05 Session 2 (50 min)
11:15 - 12:05 Lunch
12:15 - 13:05 Session 3 (50 min)
13:15 - 14:05 Session 4 (50 min)
14:15 - 16:05 Session 5 (50 min)
16:15 - 17:00 Evening News & Closing

Sponsors

Braintrust

The Braintrust Consulting Group is a worldwide leader in Agile training, specifically using Scrum.

As a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) and a Scrum Alliance (SA) Registered Education Provider (REP), The Braintrust Consulting Group offers classes ranging from fundamentals to certified training.


Lokion

Since 2000, Lokion has delivered compelling online experiences for our clients and their customers.

As a full-service interactive firm in Memphis, Lokion specializes in eCommerce, agile services and CX strategy. We know that technology has to work for real people in order to get results.

Our strategists, developers, and agile coaches can help you understand your users, address your most pressing needs and bring outstanding solutions to life.


FedEx Institue of Technology

The FedEx Institute of Technology is an advanced technology and research organization that serves as the front door to the research infrastructure and innovation capabilities of the University of Memphis.

It functions as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and innovation in emerging technologies by supporting cross-campus research innovation clusters and the wider technology community in Memphis. The Institute is the central hub for efforts to maintain a cutting-edge innovative environment in the Mid-South region.


Memphis Technology Foundation

Memphis Technology Foundation is a group of people in Memphis with a diverse interest in Technology. We are user group leaders and participants interested in learning and growing our community.

The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding Section of any future federal tax code.


Scrum Alliance

Become part of something bigger than you alone. With over 375,000 members worldwide, Scrum Alliance brings you together with like-minded people who are passionate about Scrum and who are changing the world of work every day.

We are a nonprofit membership organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum. We provide advocacy, community, and education to support this movement, equip our members, and help them succeed with Scrum in software development and beyond. Learn more at www.ScrumAlliance.org and come sprint with us!

Contact

Please send any questions or comments to: Kate Megaw @ <kate.megaw@braintrustgroup.com>