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Agile conferences are a great place to network. But they are also a melting pot of insights and industry trends.

For any digital project managers looking to stay ahead of the curve, or pick up a new tactic they can use for digital projects, these are the best agile conferences to attend in 2024.

Best Agile Conferences 2024 Shortlist

Here's my shortlist of the best agile conferences I think are worth attending in 2024:

  1. Agile Open Northwest - Portland, OR (March 2024)
  2. Team '24 by Atlassian - Las Vegas, NV (April 2024)
  3. Agile and Beyond - Detroit, MI (May 2024)
  4. Global Scrum Gathering New Orleans - New Orleans, LA (May 2024)
  5. Agile Open Canada - Victoria, BC (May 2024)
  6. Agile on the Beach - Falmouth, UK (July 2024)
  7. Agile2024 - Grapevine, TX (July 2024)
  8. Agile Executive Forum - Dallas, TX (July 2024)
  9. Agile Cambridge - Cambridge, UK (October 2024)
  10. Agile + DevOps East - Orlando, FL (October 2024)

Find more details about each conference below.

Best Agile Conferences Of 2024

1. Agile Open Northwest - Portland, OR (March 2024)

Agile Open Northwest conference homepage
A preview of the Agile Open Northwest conference on their website.

Overview:

Agile Open Northwest offers an open space environment encouraging a dynamic exchange of ideas and knowledge. This conference focuses on agile software development and its practices, experiences, and techniques.

Why You Should Attend:

It's a unique opportunity for real-time collaboration and learning from practitioners. The open space format is particularly engaging, fostering a creative and inclusive atmosphere.

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2. Team '24 by Atlassian - Las Vegas, NV (April 2024)

Team '24 by Atlassian conference
The website for Team '24 by Atlassian.

Overview:

Team '24 is Atlassian's flagship conference, diving deep into how software teams can improve collaboration and efficiency. Expect to hear about the latest in Jira, Confluence, and other Atlassian tools.

Why You Should Attend:

Atlassian tools are ubiquitous in digital project management. This event is crucial for insights on leveraging these tools for better project outcomes.

3. Agile and Beyond - Detroit, MI (May 2024)

Agile and Beyond conference
A preview of the Agile and Beyond conference from their website.

Overview:

This conference explores a wide array of agile topics from technical practices and tools to leadership and business strategies. Agile and Beyond brings together diverse speakers from various industries including Melissa Perri.

Why You Should Attend:

The broad scope of topics means you'll gain insights into agile practices and how they intersect with business strategy and leadership.

4. Global Scrum Gathering New Orleans - New Orleans, LA (May 2024)

Global Scrum Gathering New Orleans conference
The Global Scrum Gathering, put on by the Scrum Alliance, takes places in New Orleans this year.
  • Dates: May 19-22, 2024
  • Location: In-person in New Orleans, LA
  • Pricing: See the registration page for current pricing
  • Website: GSG NOLA '24

Overview:

This event focuses on Scrum and agile methodologies, offering deep dives into Scrum practices, case studies, and interactive sessions led by experts in the field.

Why You Should Attend:

If you're using Scrum or considering it, this conference is invaluable for practical insights and networking with Scrum practitioners.

5. Agile Open Canada - Victoria, BC (May 2024)

Agile Open Canada conference
Agile Open Canada is taking place in Victoria, British Columbia this year.

Overview:

Similar to its Northwest counterpart, Agile Open Canada provides an open space for agile enthusiasts to discuss, learn, and share experiences about agile and its various methodologies.

Why You Should Attend:

The format allows for a personalized conference experience, highly beneficial for those looking for specific advice or networking opportunities.

6. Agile on the Beach - Falmouth, UK (July 2024)

Agile on the Beach conference
This year's keynote speakers at Agile on the Beach.
  • Dates: July 4-5, 2024
  • Location: In-person in Falmouth, UK
  • Pricing: Starts at £660
  • Website: Agile on the Beach

Overview:

Set in a unique location, this conference covers agile practices in software, business, and team management. It’s known for its community feel and insightful sessions. One of the keynote speakers is Abeba Birhane.

Why You Should Attend:

Apart from the scenic setting, the mix of practical workshops and theoretical sessions provides a well-rounded understanding of agile in various contexts.

7. Agile2024 - Grapevine, TX (July 2024)

Agile2024 conference
An overview of the Agile2024 conference schedule.

Overview:

One of the largest gatherings for agile practitioners, this conference by Agile Alliance covers the latest trends, practices, and strategies in agile software development.

Why You Should Attend:

This is the place to be for a comprehensive update on agile methodologies and an opportunity to learn from the top minds in the industry.

8. Agile Executive Forum - Dallas, TX (July 2024)

Agile Executive Forum conference
Agile Executive Forum's website.
  • Dates: July 23-25, 2024
  • Location: In-person in Dallas, TX
  • Pricing: See the registration page for current pricing
  • Website: Agile Executive Forum

Overview:

This forum focuses on the strategic role of agile within organizations, aimed at senior executives and leaders. It covers the integration of agile practices at the highest levels of management.

Why You Should Attend:

If you're involved in strategic decision-making or want to understand how Agile can transform organizations, this is a must-attend.

9. Agile Cambridge - Cambridge, UK (October 2024)

Agile Cambridge conference
A preview of Agile Cambridge from their website.

Overview:

This conference focuses on practical applications of agile and Lean in software development, strongly emphasizing hands-on sessions and case studies.

Why You Should Attend:

It's particularly useful for those looking for actionable insights and real-world applications of agile methodologies.

10. Agile + DevOps East - Orlando, FL (October 2024)

Agile + DevOps East conference
An overview of the Agile + DevOps East event from their website.

Overview:

This conference merges the latest in agile methods with DevOps principles, offering a comprehensive look at the integration of development and operations for improved efficiency.

Why You Should Attend:

The blend of agile and DevOps content is ideal for teams looking to streamline their development pipelines and enhance collaboration.

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By Galen Low

Galen is a digital project manager with over 10 years of experience shaping and delivering human-centered digital transformation initiatives in government, healthcare, transit, and retail. He is a digital project management nerd, a cultivator of highly collaborative teams, and an impulsive sharer of knowledge. He's also the co-founder of The Digital Project Manager and host of The DPM Podcast.