Agile Midwest 2017 – Call for Papers

The Agile Midwest Conference is seeking engaging and interactive presentations focusing on the values, principles and practices of agile software development.

We are accepting presentation submissions to fill the conference program using accessible using the link below:

Click here to submit an Agile Midwest session using

 Submission Timeline

SUBMISSIONS – Our call for presentations will run from 7/20/2017 until 11:00 PM Central time on Friday, 8/25/2017.

NOTIFICATION – Selected sessions for the program will receive notification no later than Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

ACCEPTANCE – Invited presenters will confirm acceptance by Friday, September 8, 2017.

ANNOUNCEMENT – The full conference program will be announced no later than Monday, September 11, 2017.

 What kinds of sessions are we looking for?

The Agile Midwest Conference welcomes submissions on all topics related to agile software development, inclusive of:

  • Agile Team & Collaboration Activities
  • Product Ownership
  • Agile Coaching
  • Scrum / Lean / Kanban Methodologies
  • Scaling Agile / Enterprise Agile
  • Agile Testing / QA / QE
  • Agile Measurement / Metrics & Portfolio Management
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Agile Technical Practices
  • DevOps
  • Business Agility & Alignment & Innovation


Presentation Format

We welcome submission of talks / presentations; however, selection preference will be given to sessions that are more interactive (exercises, simulations, games) which engage participants to apply or practice what they have learned.

The majority of our presentation sessions are 45 minutes long (most selected sessions will be 45 minutes long) – the conference will include a limited number of 90 minute sessions to allow for more in-depth activities and discussions.

Conference presentation rooms feature A/V capabilities (projection screen).  Agile Midwest will provide basic facilitation supplies (Post-Its Notes, Note Cards, Markers, etc) for activities/exercises within interactive sessions.

Selected Presenters

Presenters of sessions selected for the conference program will receive complimentary admission to the Agile Midwest conference on Thursday, October 12, 2017 and the conference Open Space on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

We encourage those not selected for presentation to register to attend the event where you will be able to offer to share your session as part of conference Open Space on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.