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Agile Games New England 2020 Conference

event starts

01 Jun 2020

event ends

03 Jun 2020


Boston University

Join us for the 11th annual Agile Games Conference!

  • Dates: Monday, June 1 - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 
  • Location: Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
  • We will build the program (June 1-2, 2020) from the sessions you propose here.

The conference concludes with a full day Open Space on Wednesday, June 3, 2019. We invite all speakers and participants to help create the Open Space on the 3rd day of the conference.

Start proposing your sessions, games and great ideas on 20 January 2020.

Don’t miss the last responsible moment! We’ll accept proposals until 11:59 PM Boston time, 12 March 2020.

While you’re in the neighborhood, don’t forget to check out our sister Mob Programming Conference on May 30 & 31!


Speaker Selection Process

We encourage submissions from both new and returning speakers. We reserve the right to move a proposal to another track. (We’ll talk to you about this!) 

Please bring the materials you need (other than sharpies and stickies). 

Speaker Compensation

Presenters selected for Agile Games 2020 will receive complimentary registration to attend the full 3-day conference, including all sessions, meals, events, and parties, along with our undying gratitude for your generous participation. We are happy to offer complimentary lodging as appropriate at Boston University, too. 

No other form of compensation will be provided, other than what is listed above.

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

20 Jan 2020

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

12 Mar 2020

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Agile Games 2020: Power of Play: Engagement for All


Proposal Timeline

  • Call for Proposals Open: January 20, 2020
  • Close of Call for Proposals: March 12, 2020 (11:59pm ET)
  • Notifications to Presenters: March 23, 2020
  • Publish Conference Program: April 1, 2020 (seriously)

Conference Theme: Power of Play: Engagement for All

Consider these tracks for your proposal:

  • Engaging Employees and Teams: Do you have specific ideas that encourage people to include themselves as individuals and as part of teams?
  • Classics & Starter Kit: Classic games that we use in the Agile community – Do you have a fav oldie but goodie game that you use frequently, perhaps with a new twist? (Don’t worry about the audience having “seen it all before.” It might be classic to you and new to others.)
  • Collaboration Games: What do you suggest for collaborative work? How do we help people move from work-as-individuals to work-as-team?
  • Nuts and Bolts of Creating, Modifying & Debriefing Games: Great game facilitators make it look easy. Have something to share on how to design, run, debrief, and evolve games to ignite those “aha” moments for your group?
  • Games for Bosses, Leaders & Skeptics: Got the secret sauce to engage “those challenging people” in games their teams really need? Please share!
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Games: How do you create accessible games? How about making sure everyone feels as if they are included and safe to play?
  • Surprise Us! Are you cooking a new game or idea that doesn’t quite fit into one of our tracks? Never fear. Surprise us!

Our preference is to include interactive / hands-on sessions supportive of the theme and tracks noted above.