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Call for Speakers for The Path to Agility 2017


The Central Ohio Agile Association is gearing up for the 2017 Path to Agility Conference, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 24-25, 2017 at The Ohio State University Ohio Union.  

You have the opportunity to present at the conference on a topic of interest to the Agile and Lean communities.  We are looking for people who offer presentations that are both engaging and informative.  The topic should relate to Agile or Lean, and you should be passionate about your subject.  You don’t have to be the foremost expert on your topic — you just need a compelling story to tell!

To let us know you are interested, please submit the following information here:

  • Title – Your first opportunity to make a great impression with both the submissions committee and attendees
  • Photo – High-resolution photo that will be included in conference marketing
  • Speaker bio – Includes information about your agile knowledge and experience, your prior speaking experiences, and whether you have delivered this presentation before
  • Abstract – Description that will be used in conference marketing, and will entice attendees to choose your session to attendees
  • Session Details – Any additional information that you would like conference organizers to consider. For example, you might include an agenda, timings/schedule, why you are passionate about this topic, or anything else that paints the picture of your session.
  • Learning Objectives – Statement of what participants will take away – please include at least two
  • Track – We are looking for content for 4 tracks:
    • Leadership
    • Product
    • Coaching
    • Craftsmanship
  • Audience Level
  • Preferred Room Setup


All submissions will be reviewed by the submissions committee and judged on the merits of the topic and the presenter’s ability to connect with the audience.  Submissions should be completed no later than Sunday, 19 February 2017.  Presenters receive a complimentary registration to the 2-day conference.


Submit your session here or follow this link:

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The Path to Agility Conference 2016


Registration is now open!!!


COHAA is excited to announce our 2016 The Path to Agility Conference, featuring The Path to Craftsmanship. The conference will be held on Wednesday, May 25th and Thursday, May 26th.


The conference website is continually being updated as we add more sessions. We have an exciting lineup of speakers, workshops, and panels scheduled. We will also have Open Space sessions and a code retreat covering practices and lessons learned in Agile, Lean, DevOps, and Organizational Change Management frameworks.


The conference will be held at the Ohio Union. The venue page on the conference site does provide a list of hotels and restaurants located nearby. The conference retrospective & happy hour (After the Path) will occur on Thursday at the Big Bar immediately after the closing keynote on Thursday.


The speaker and session content is being updated on a daily basis, so please check the website regularly.


We have several authors speaking this year. Our closing keynote will be Jason Womack, international speaker and productivity expert. We plan to include a free copy of his latest book, How to Start When You’re Stuck (Wiley, 2016) to the first 250 registered attendees. A book signing will be planned on Wednesday. We plan on providing additional books from our other speakers, so please do register early to be eligible.


If your organization plans to send a number of associates to the conference, we can help facilitate the registration process. A conference redeem code can be created based on the num ber and type of tickets you plan to approve. An invoice will be generated by COHAA and payment must be received by April 30th.


The redeem code can be used by your associates during the registration process. We can provide a report of individuals signed up with the registration code on request.


Contact to setup.


See you in May!