Regional Scrum Gathering® Melbourne 2020 has been postponed again!!

Just when we thought we might actually get to run this conference, COVID has struck again! Our venue (Bayside Eden) advised us late last week that they have been commandeered by the Victorian Government for COVID-related purposes for at least the next 6 months; commencing immediately. All bookings (including ours) have been cancelled until the venue is re-opened to the public.

To avoid having to reschedule again, we have made the decision not to fix new dates (or a venue) until these continual minor outbreaks occurring throughout Australia settle down. With the vaccine to be rolled out over the next few months, we hope this current instability will lessen and allow us to secure dates that we can actually proceed with. It is of the utmost importance to us that everyone in Australia (& hopefully even the rest of the world) can travel to our conference and feel safe together in an enclosed space. Registrations will be unavailable until the new dates are set.

With all going well we hope to be able to announce new dates and run the conference in Q4 2021. Most of our speakers have reconfirmed their commitment to present at the conference, and our sponsors are all on-board as well – which is fantastic.

To keep our Scrum Community stimulated in the interim, we will be offering virtual Lightning Talks from some of our presenters, aimed to give a taste of what will be on offer at the ultimate event. These will commence in April and will be conducted approximately every 6 weeks. More information on these will be released in the next month or so.

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 THE SCRUM AUSTRALIA EXPERIENCE

Networking Galore

Are you’re looking to hire new staff and want the best in the industry?  You could be the one looking for a change in employer, but want to meet the company face to face? Or, do you just want to network with like-minded Agile and Scrum enthusiasts?

Well, Scrum Australia has it all!  Our conferences have representatives from all industries: governmental and private, large and small, national and international.  Our Jobs Board enables you to seek new staff or promote yourself to new employers.  It’s free for all attendees.

Our job is to bring you together: the rest is up to you.

Fantastic Sponsors

Our sponsors all have one thing in common: they are passionate about Scrum and the our community!  We’ve had many sponsors return to sponsor us again and again. Our sponsors are not just a name and a logo.  They are people, and it is those people who enrich our conference.

If you’re interested in sponsoring, please contact Kaz for a prospectus via our Contact Us page, or at karen@scrum.com.au.

Warm, welcoming & nurturing atmosphere

Our conferences assemble participants from across the globe, yet are small enough that everyone’s contribution is valued: from practitioners who have had years of experience, to people experiencing Scrum for the first time.

Our Scrum Australia team are there to welcome you and help you with any queries you may have; both on the day and by emailing Kaz, our event organiser.

At Scrum Australia, we want you to learn, to teach and, most of all to enjoy yourself!

Quality Keynote Speakers

Quality keynote speakers are one of the biggest draw-cards to the Scrum Australia Gatherings. In the past we have hosted some of the world’s most recognised authorities in Scrum and Agile: Christopher Avery, Steve Denning, Kenny Ruben and Stacia Heimgartner-Viscadi (who is returning as a presenter for 2021!). In 2021 we have the pleasure of Lyssa Adkins, Andrea Tomasini and our very own Matiu Bush joining us a keynote speaker

Superior Sessions & Workshops

Our presenters hail both from Australia and around the globe.  Their contribution brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to our sessions and workshops, that sets us apart from many other local conferences. We have proudly ignited the speaking career of many a practitioner.

Coaches’ Clinic

We provide a Coaches Clinic that offers participants complimentary coaching with experienced Scrum coaches: sourced from our participants, sponsors and speakers. Our experienced facilitator Renae Craven will aim match you with the coach best suited to your needs.  For more on Coaches’ Clinic please see here.

Open Space

Open Space is a self-organising session where participants work together to create their own schedule. Open Space gives you the opportunity to propose topics that you and your fellow Scrum-ites can explore in a open and relaxed environment.  For more on What is Open Space, see here.