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Many major agile conferences this time of year give you an opportunity to find one that fits your needs.

The United States Scrum Gathering will be held on May 16th through 18th in Seattle, Wash. The first two days are 90 minute sessions with seven running concurrently. The third day is open space where everyone gets a chance to present. Keynotes will be delivered by Bryan Stallings, Michal Cohn, Steve Denning, Steve McConnell and Joe Justice.

On June 5th the Agile Development Practices West conference starts in Las Vegas, Nev. The first three days, Sunday through Tuesday, consists of courses and workshops. Wednesday and Thursday are 75 minute sessions along a number of specialty tracks. The closing on Friday is an Agile Leadership Summit by the APLN, chaired by Linda Cook. Keynotes presentations include Geoff Bellman and Linda Rising.

Agile 2011 is being held in Salt Lake City, Utah this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agile Software Development Manifesto (created in 2001 at Snowbird ski resort in Utah). The conference begins on Monday August 8th and ends on Friday August 12th. The first day consists of short (60 or 90 minute) tutorial sessions. The first keynote is on Tuesday by Barbara Fredrickson. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there are numerous concurrent sessions across 17 different tracks. Friday’s session ends at 12:00 PM after keynotes from Kevlin Henney and Linda Rising.

Agile Eastern Europe is being held in Kyiv on September 23rd and 24th. The program is scheduled to be published on May 30th. Keynote speakers include Alistar Cockburn, J. B. Rainsberger and Jurgen Appelo.

The Agile Prague Conference is being held in Prague on September 29th and 30th. The theme will be "Agile Adoption Process" with a focus on "Selling Agile to Management".

Lean & Kanban 2011 Benelux is being held in Anwerp on October 3rd and 4th. The current list of speakers includes David J. Anderson, Don Reinersten and Alan Shalloway.

There are two agile conferences in London in October. On October 4th the three-day Agile Business Conference starts. It is quickly followed by the three-day Scrum Gathering London which starts on October 11th.

Check local user groups for other local, national and international conferences in your area.

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