2024 Conference

Grow with the Flow:
Cultivating Agility Through Continuous Learning

March 20-22, 2024 - Portland, OR

Agile Open Northwest, a non-profit alliance of agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region, presents our 18th annual Open Space conference about agile practices and techniques! It will be held March 20-22, 2024 at the Left Bank Annex in Portland, Oregon. We are dedicated to a low-cost conference and are pleased to hold the rate to only $345 (plus ticket fees) for the 3-day event.

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More about the 2024 Conference:


Due to attendee demand, this year’s conference is a full three days long!


Left Bank Annex - Portland Oregon

Coming from out of town? We’ve arranged special rates with several local hotels. Check out the Location section for more information.


March 20-22, 2024.


YOU and other experienced, collaborative, committed agile practitioners. Registration will be limited, so watch this space or join our email interest list to be notified when registration opens.


The registration fee is $345 for the three-day event, including a daily continental breakfast and lunch. (Amount does not include ticketing service fees)


Yes, you can! Agile Open Northwest depends on sponsorship support to keep registration costs affordable. See our Sponsors section, or contact us at sponsors@agileopennorthwest.org for more information.

Conference Schedule

The conference runs Wednesday March 20th  - Friday March 22nd, 2024


Breakfast: 8:00 am
Circle and Marketplace: 8:30 am - 10:20 am

First Session: 10:30 am

Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Afternoon Sessions: 12:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Evening News & Reports: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


LEAN Coffee: 7:00 am
Breakfast: 8:00 am
Circle and Marketplace: 8:30 am - 9:40 am

Morning Sessions: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Evening News & Reports: 4:00 pm


LEAN Coffee: 7:00 am
Breakfast: 8:00 am
Circle and Marketplace: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Morning Sessions: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Circle: 12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm

Retrospective: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue Clean up: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location & Map

The Leftbank Annex is located just off the freeway in downtown Portland in the Rose Quarter.


If you’re from out of town and staying at the Crowne Plaza or anywhere in town, we hope you’ll walk or take public transit to the Leftbank Annex.

If you need to drive to the Leftbank Annex, limited paid parking is available at the Rose Quarter East Garage and a nearby public lot. Please note that parking at the small Leftbank Annex lot is reserved for AONW volunteers, those needing reasonable accommodation, and Leftbank Annex staff. If you are unfamiliar with the Rose Quarter, please refer to this printable map to orient yourself to the venue and nearby parking.


For out-of-towners, the Leftbank Annex is within walking distance of several affordable places to stay.

We have arranged for courtesy discount prices at several nearby hotels:

Other Nearby Hotels

Below are the other nearby hotels that are within walking distance of the LeftBank Annex. These provide a range of comfort and affordability.


Silver Level

Ayin Health Solutions

Bronze Level

FaST Academy
Fluid Scaling Technology (FaST) is an ultra-lightweight enabler for adaptivity and emergence through minimal structures and fluid teaming. FaST can enhance your agile method no matter what you are doing or can be used stand-alone. Adding the capability of fluidity means your organization can morph in structure and makeup to match ever-changing market demands and discoveries as you align closer with customer needs. 

Open Space Institute
We believe that inspired behavior can be an everyday experience and that humanity is limited by its perceptions of the possible. The OSI-US was created to grow that sense of possibility and make it a reality by focusing on learning, research, and practice.


AONW 2024 is brought to you by our conference chairs, Open Space facilitator, and the Agile Open Northwest Board of Directors

Paige Watson 

Andrew Rux

1st Day Facilitator
Ann Konkler

2nd Day Facilitator
Diana Larsen

3rdDay Facilitator
Julie Bright

Board Member
Aki Namioka

Board Member
April Jefferson

Board Member
Winslow Hermson

Board Member
Quinton Quartel

Board Member
Willem Larson

Board Member
Steve Kuo

Board Member
David Whitlock

Alka Bhandari

Julie Bright

Hotels, etc.
Garret Bolton

Volunteer Coordinator
Drew Bryan