ACE! is the largest regional conference of its kind in Central Europe, attracting people from all over the region.
The innovative ACE! format, premiered in 2011, and successfully copied by other events since, allows every attendee to be exposed to a broad range of ideas from foreign and regional thought leaders and then to explore those ideas and practices that most interest you in more detail.
ACE! brings together some of the best-known agile and lean practitioners in Europe and abroad, so you're sure to have a great networking experience and come away with new ideas and enthusiasm.
We're always experiementing at the ACE! Conference and this year we'd like to try an idea the one of the ACE! organizers enjoyed at an academic conference.
The artifacts exhibit is a chance to share and discuss the physical manifestation of lean and agile prinicles and practices. It provides participants with an opportunity to present work in different formats and in a forum that facilitates open discussion.
An artifact can be anything physical. They can be include products you’ve made, visual management tools, conceptual objects, design sketchbooks, visualizations of organizational processes, prototypes, visual communication devides, or research tools.
The artifacts should be highly engaging; they should encourage interaction with the object itself as well as discussion amongst attendees.
Submissions should describe the following:
- What is the artifact? (A research tool, a concept or product, an explanatory model, a visualization of an insight, etc.)
- What are its key features or aspects?
- What is its intended usage and main purpose?
- What actual thing would you put on display at ACE!? (Computer with digital tool, photographs, video, consumer product, etc.)
- So what? Why is it interesting to an ACE! audience?
- One or two images of the artifact (picture or sketch)
- Anticipated technical and spatial requirements (power, screen, table space, etc.)
This is a chance to show off innovative tools and techniques that you have created. During the artifact session, you will have several minutes to describe the artifict, which will be on exhibit for the duration of the conference.
Located in the historic area of Kazimerz, the ACE! 2014 venue is a converted tram depot dating from the days of horse-drawn trams in Kraków. It's now a resaurant, brewery, and conference center, and for two days, it's all ours!
Stara Zajezdnia Kraków by DeSilva
ul. Św. Wawrzyńca 12
The fifth annual ACE! conference will be Poland's largest agile event, attracting 350-400 attendees from large companies and startups alike.
The innovative ACE! format (now used by several other events, as well) of short talks in one-track, and long open spaces, is great for speakers. It means that every speaker gets 30 minutes to explain one or two key ideas to every attendee (no competing for participants with other tracks), then speakers can organize an open space in which they can explore those ideas in more depth with only the attendees who are most enthusiastic to engage with them. Everyone learns more this way, attendees and speakers alike.
Year after year, speakers report having a great time and high-value learning opportunities at ACE! Come join us for a great time in one of Europe's most lovely old cities. The call for presentations is open until the end of February.