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You're invited to take part in the ALE Unconference, where you have the power to address the topics in Agile & Lean Software Development that interest you most.

Power Transformance

We'll create our program together in Zurich during this gathering which connects 300 thought-leaders, practitioners, and partners in Europe's network for Agile & Lean Software Development. Open Space provides enough spontaneous structure to get started.  

With an open program, we rely on a guiding theme. Explore the meaning and impact of Agile & Lean Power Transformance for your specific business and community needs.

Read more about the open space program.

Check-out the outline for each day right here.

This conference is different. We have a guiding theme, but we don't have a fixed program. You will create the program and agenda together at the event. The program will emerge around your business needs and our theme.

In the next days, we will begin announcing  Seed sessions' which are our  keynotes, short talks & workshops prepared in advance. We'll channel a very small stream of these sessions to trickle through the open space. If you choose to cultivate the idea seeds they will grow to entwine with your ideas emerging in the Open Space program.

Recent Updates

Why I’ve Never Missed an Edition of ALE

Oana Junco has never missed an ALE Unconference. She explains why, and tells us about the spirit of ALE.

Holding Space for Change

In Our Closing Keynote, Deborah Preuss asks: "What happens when you take the excitement of learning at ALE back to your workplace?" The new practices you've learned can help, but the real magic lies in making room for new ways to take root - facilitators call it "holding space."

New Seed Sessions for the ALE18 Program

Introducing 5 new seed sessions...

kanban, visualisation, measurement, inclusion, transformation, & lean benchmarking

Doing not Talking: an Experiential Keynote

Adam St. Lawrence and Markus Hormess, (co-authors This is Service Design Doing) will deliver an experiential keynote using business methods drawn from the professional theatre.

Some keynotes you hear. This keynote you will do.

Hugging our Sponsors!

Thanks for helping make ALE18 happen!

The Kraftwerk space is run by Impact Hub Zürich, and it’s the unconference location we’ve been waiting for.

Learn more!

It isn’t all chocolate and finance industry. In fact, there’s a lot of mediterranean flair to this pocket-size metropolis. And boat loads of things to do while you’re here.

More about Zürich

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Our sponsors help us make ALE18 awesome by donating time, money and materials. Most of all, they show they care for our community of learners. Thank you all!

All day caffeine supply on Wednesday!
All day caffeine supply on Thursday!
Our fantastic Kraftwerk venue!

The employers of the organising committee team members allowed for significant investments in time to set up an ALE18 to rock!

All day caffeine supply on Wednesday!