I was amazed how well the Slack channels worked as a "hallway track"! There were so many great discussions. Being part of all of them in a physical conference isn't possible, but with Slack I could catch up on them all.Andre, Participant, LAx 2020
Lean Agile Exchange is returning for a 3rd online event - with a mixture of inspiring speakers, tutorials, engaging live sessions, interactive group sessions, speaker Q&A - plus the all-important hallway track. Participants will be encouraged to tackle new, challenging ideas, and share their knowledge with others.
We have a relentless focus on improving participant experience and raising the bar in the tech events sector - this is no different in a virtual environment. We provide an online experience that is close to our heart: high-value, affordable, interactive and exceeding participant expectations.
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Our Call for Speakers is now closed
The conference is centred on ways of working and thinking that get things done with teams, improving agility, productivity, engagement, and enjoyment. We don’t mind if you call that agile, DevOps, lean or something else, it’s all about improving and unlocking potential, regardless of your personal or organisational start point.
We are looking for...
Themes - culture, collaboration, transformation and change, sustainable pace, leadership, coaching, planning, effective methods of working with groups, including users and stakeholders. We also value case studies and hard won practical experience - we are not interested in sales pitches.
Fresh perspectives - new lenses on long-term challenges, we're looking for practical, inspiring, novel sessions that our participants can learn from and engage with. Be bold, teach us something new, make us think, make us smile, be yourself - authenticity is important - you don’t have to follow agile fashion.
Practical approaches - we want participants to hear and experience things they can try in their work. Sure there will be some deep theory but it will be blended with take away points that can be applied later.
Authenticity & inspiration - our speakers will be people who have experience, and can share it with others, enabling them to learn and experiment. We value substance over style, and that means a range of levels of speaking skills - we welcome submissions from any industry, role, background and experience level.
Inclusivity & diversity
We aim to be inclusive and diverse, both in terms of the speakers in our programme and participants at the event. We welcome people from all domains, who may not self-describe as using agile and have techniques, or critiques, that others could learn from. Our review process is anonymous to ensure selection based on merit and not how well a speaker is known.
This is an opportunity for both experienced and first-time speakers to share experiences of the practical application of agile and lean techniques. If you are still in the early stages of your speaking career and would like additional support then contact us to discuss how we can support you further.
We provide - a safe and fun place to share ideas, try something new, get feedback and engage with a knowledgeable, open minded audience. We have a Code of Conduct that describes expected behaviour.
Our growing community is made up of many wonderful people, from around the world...
The conference attracts all levels of industry practitioner, particularly within digital businesses, who are focussing on managing their roles and teams in an agile and lean manner. The event runs in the London timezone and welcomes professionals from all over the world. People who want skills that they can use and ideas they can share.
LAx 2021 attracted people with the following roles:
- C-Level/Director/ Founder
- Data Strategy
- Digital, Engineering, Product, or Service Directors & Managers
- HR/People Development
- Job seeker
- Manager/Head of
- Product Manager/Owner
- Programme and Project Manager
- Quality Assurance or Tester
- Scrum Master/Delivery Manager
What our participants said
I found collaborative sessions more enjoyable than just listening to a presentation. I learned more of the soft skills that I can work on and improve during work activities. A significant amount of hard work goes into 1) organising and managing the event and 2) building and presenting the material - thank youAndy, Participant, LAx 2020
I liked the way it was scheduled with adequate time to recharge between talks. That made it much easier to focus and get the most out of them.Anonymous, Participant, LAx 2021
Remote access worked really well and allowed for more consumption of the content than I think would have been possible if it were physically hosted. It was also really well planned and hosted.Anonymous, Participant, LAx 2021
Again you were able to bring a diverse, inclusive, inspiring conference, with lots of opportunities to learn on subjects not directly related to Lean/Agile, but after listening them they do. If that makes any sense.Anonymous, Participant, LAx 2021
Absolutely top-notch program. All talks were good-to-great, and I found plenty of new ideas. And some confirmation;-)Anonymous, Participant, LAx 2021
I love the library and the Eat, Grow, Learn section. Also really pleased with the speedy upload of the recorded sessions <3Anonymous, Participant, LAx 2021
really clear and well structured, very useful lots of take homes great session, practical and enjoyed the use of gifs! Interesting and useful content that can be used in the work, nice pace and engagingAnonymous, Participant, LAx 2021
Thank you! - A great amount of organisation and logistics clearly went in to make this the conference it was - I loved I could participate without travelling and I could attend as an individual and not feel excluded but connected to like minded humans. Connected.... it felt connected with the workshops and breakout rooms (it took a lot to switch on my camera and connect but my courage was worth it for the reward of connecting)Anonymous, Participant, LAx 2020
I love it that this conference not only has a code of conduct and talk about inclusivity, but one can feel it's part of the DNA.Anonymous, Participant, LAx 2021
Deep topics, big variety, great atmosphereJohannes, Participant, LAx 2020
Diversity of speakers. It was so good to see more under-represented groups speaking. The experience was fun and informative. Thanks for making this happen! Great work!Lyndsay, Participant, LAx 2020
To find out more about Lean Agile Exchange and what happens at a LAx virtual event, take a look at previous years.