In March 2012, Ken Schwaber and I felt there was room for a new Scrum event in the Netherlands. We felt the need for an event that was a platform for people practicing Scrum. We wanted to crave space to talk, connect, share ideas, experiences and challenges on Scrum.
On 11 July 2012 the first Scrum Day Europe event happened. 130 People, one day, no booths, no sponsors, no vendors, a few keynotes and lots of small high-energy, collaborative sessions. An event, not a conference. Impact, not volume.
Imagine, on 7 July 2016 the 5th edition of the Scrum Day Europe event takes place, facilitated by partners in principle, Prowareness and Scrum.org. The location is the same: the magnificent Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam. The ambition and core concept are the same: interactivity, people, Scrum. I am sure that some day we will even stop projecting the names of us, organizing parties, in the main room.
The theme of this 2016 edition is "The next iteration". We will not only celebrate the 5th anniversary of the event, but we want to use the occasion to show our gratitude to the participating practitioners for helping Scrum reach the age of 20. We want to celebrate by reflecting on the future of Scrum. At the start of the day I will be sharing our thoughts and observations, in my opening keynote called "The future present of Scrum". But, much more important, during the open sessions and interactive workshops, attendees have plenty of time to interact with each other and the presenters. Therefore we need the input from Scrum practitioners that want to share viewpoints and considerations.
A call for action
If YOU have ideas to share on the future of Scrum, the future that lies beyond those teenage years, please send in a proposal for the call for papers via the website. What challenges do we face with Scrum? What do you consider crucial looking forward? How can people, teams, and organizations employ Scrum for software development more and better?
Propose a session. Or get your ticket to join us on this fabulous day for high-energy interactions on Scrum. Be quick. Registration is limited!
Thank you for your participation. Thank you for Scrum.
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