This will be a full day event held on October 9 in the Berkeley Clark Kerr Conference Center:

  • 830am-9am: Registration and Breakfast

  • 9am-915am: Welcome (Emcee: Karen Bruns)

  • 915am-1030am: Keynote. Simon Macpherson. Playing with purposeful intent.

  • 1045am-12pm: Session #1: Teri Christian. Plan to Win!

  • 12pm-1pm: Lunch

  • 1pm-215pm: Session #2: Sherman Gomberg. Empowerment and Borrowed Authority - an Audience
    Participation Play

  • 230pm-345pm: Session #3: Emilia Breton-Lake. Play your way to cultural change.

  • 4pm-430pm: Closing Ceremony


Simon Macpherson is the keynote speaker for

Agile Games West 2019!

Simon Macpherson will be the keynote speaker at Agile Games West!

Simon does not do boring meetings.

He sees them as an opportunity to help people engage and heaven forbid even have fun. The mental and physical activity he brings to the workplace always increases connection, collaboration and productivity. As an Agile Coach and leader within Accenture|SolutionsIQ, and a faculty member of the Agile Coaching Institute, he has been guiding and playing with organizations through creative learning for the past 8 years. He has spoken at numerous Agile events such as Agile Leadership Meet 2016 - Bangalore, Mile High Agile 2018 - Denver, and multiple times at AONW - Seattle/Portland.

Simon's keynote is titled Playing with purposeful intent.

Stop doing icebreakers and energizers just for the sake of doing them. Bring more coherence into your work through intentional play. There is so much more available to us when we facilitate with the knowledge of how to weave emotional intelligence into learning. Strong facilitation skills and systems awareness are key to making games and play useful in the workplace. It’s always more than just a game. Bring all of your brains online - head, heart, and hands - to tap into the full experience of playing with purposeful intent.

Register here. Agile Games West takes place on October 9, the day before Agile Open Northern California 2019.

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