Agile Coach Camp Canada is very popular this year. The organizers decided to use a lottery style ticketing system. If you have not put your name on it, do it! It reminded me of Google I/O when the tickets were sold out in less than an hour. ACCCA is the Google I/O of Agile, even Agile 20xx is not sold out in that record time!
If you are like me, i.e. not lucky at all, you probably will be left out this year. It’s not the end of the world. Be positive, there are four draws, you will get four chances (as I do). You might get lucky and score a ticket. If not, it’s always next year too. If you got lucked out of ACCCA this year, what are your alternative options? These are some of what I know in North America, and recommend!
Agile Games Canada – Toronto
Agile Coach Retreat – Toronto
Spark The Change – Toronto
Play 4 Agile North America – Cornwall
Agile Open Canada – Vancouver
Agile Coach Camp – U.S.
East – Toronto
- AgileTO: The largest of its kind in Toronto, and in Canada!
- LeanAgileNetwork (formerly known as AgileLunch): Agile with lunch, or the other way around!
- Agile Ontario: The oldest that I know of! Running and running!
- KanbanTO: A younger, focused on Kanban and its implementation
- Lean Enterprise Toronto: Focused on innovation and how enterprises can embrace lean startup ideas!
- Envision Agile Meetup: Another good meetup in Toronto.
- Agile Dialogue Mississauga: A great community in Mississauga.
- Halton Agile/Lean Network: Specific to the people leaving in Halton region.
- Toronto ScrumMaster Clinic Meetup: A clinic for Scrum Masters.
- Lean and Agile Change Management: From Change Management team!
Ceased to Operate:
SystemsThinkingTO: Focused on systems and thinking about them! Agile Drinks: Drink to Agile! and to a new or old friend
East – Ottawa
- Agile Ottawa Meetup Group: An Ottawa group with more than 2000 members
West – Vancouver
- Agile Vancouver: Vancouverites around Agile! Almost as big as AgileTO!
West – Calgary
- Calgary Agile: A meetup group for practitioners of agile methods in Calgary
- Agile Alliance (Agile 2019): The largest of all!
- Agile & Beyond: A very good conference to attend.
- Agile Games: Another great conference, it is called games, and you will find games; but there are more to it.
- Big Apple Scrum Day: A day of Agiling in the big apple
- TriAgile: I haven’t been to this yet. I have heard lots of good things about it.
- GOAT (Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour): One good conference in the heart of Canadian capital.
- Toronto Agile Conference: I mostly go for meeting old friends, and new ones!
- Agile Montreal Tour: I have never been to, heard good things about it!
- XP (2019 is in Montreal): This is the first year out of Europe!
- AgileDC: A good conference in the heart of U.S.
- LeanKanban Global Summit: I have never been to. It is worth checking if you are more into Kanban.