In 2020, the savvy tech-giant, Bill Gates, predicted a 50% drop in work-related travel post-pandemic, since “physically sit[ting] in front of someone else to discuss something in person won’t be the ‘gold standard’ anymore,” and he runs the world so who are we to argue!? Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic saw day-to-day work, professional events, and conferences all move online. While this came as a welcome comfort to some during periods of social distancing and lockdown, for others there was a big gaping gap left where the in-person social bustle and networking over a beverage in a buzzing events hall once were.
With the rescinding of lockdown restrictions many in-person events have re-emerged, moving out of the Zoom rooms and back into the physical ones. Though face-to-face events are significantly fewer post-COVID, many Agile conferences and meet-ups have re-appeared to once again unite and educate the community. And that’s no surprise – the Agile mindset is easy to buy into, but can be challenging to master. With 71% of private sector companies having either implemented or commenced the process of implementing Agile, the need for knowledge-share and a sturdy, experienced Agile network is real.
This list includes UK & Europe-based conferences dedicated to Agile and its related frameworks, scheduled to be held in-person in 2023. All of the listed events are held in English. For those of you who would like the benefits of experience-sharing, networking with like-minded folk, or simply wish to keep up with the latest developments in Agile ways of working, we have also included a list of smaller (in number of attendees, but not in fun) in-person Meet-ups (UK based).
Do you know of any great in-person conferences & meet-ups hosted in the UK/Europe that aren’t on our list? Let us know by commenting on <<this Linkedin post>>.