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Event Details

AgileTour 2017

Time: October 23, 2017 all day
Location: Frontline, in Malvern near the PA Turnpike Exit 320
Street: 1400 Atwater Drive
City/Town: Malvern, PA 19355
Event Type: agiletour, meade, conference
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2018

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Event Description

October 23, 2017

. . . . . The Agile Tour at AgilePhilly


( We moved the date from October 16 )


The survey to gauge interest is now CLOSED.  It was HERE

The session grid of the topics and speakers

so you can plan your day is HERE 

The link to buy tickets ( $20 ) is at

-======== Our Theme This Year ============-

Philly hails her victor of Gettysburg,

General George Gordon Meade, of course.

And that fine little guy who served under him . . .

His nickname - Old Baldy - his Horse.


Five days prior is the 130th anniversary of the Statue of General Meade in Fairmount Park near the Please Touch Museum.  Suitable suggestions on how to commemorate this are encouraged, starting with signing the petition to move his statue to City Hall.

The statue went up fifteen years after Meade’s death, in front of several thousand people and many Civil War veterans, on October 18th, 1887.

After the dedication, the Fairmount Park Art Association held a gala at the Union League downtown with six hundred guests including General Meade’s West Point classmates, a number of his personal staff and aids, many who had served under him when he commanded the Army of the Potomac. 

Meade was a Philadelphia native and co-founder of Fairmount Park.  But General Meade's most remembered accomplishment was his defeat of General Robert E Lee at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863.

The theme of this year's Agile Tour is

  • Be Smart
  • Be Brave
  • Keep on Keepin' On
  • These are how battles are won.

and for inspiration, a quote in an article on Bravery resonates
The book of life has no scrap pages, write with care

So too is Walk fast to follow your people because you are their leader

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Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on October 30, 2017 at 10:01am

The slide decks are at the top of the page where the Online Session Grid is.  Not that many from the speakers, so I will have to send out a reminder to them, but first . . . The email about the cool upcoming topics this winter has go out. . . Nov 14th at Frontline is IMPACT MAPPING.

Comment by JASON R CARTY on October 30, 2017 at 9:54am

Hello, any update on the decks being available yet?

Comment by Lilia Weber on October 24, 2017 at 4:26pm

I'll add my thanks here. This was my first Agile Philly conference and I really enjoyed it and I have some things to immediately put to use. Thanks to all the coordinators, presenters, and attendees sharing at Lean Coffee et al. I went here looking for the presentation decks today because it was that good! I now see John Voris' comment so I'll check back in a few days.

Comment by Martin Le Brun on October 24, 2017 at 1:17pm

Thanks John Voris for organizing such a great event. And thanks to all the speakers -  I had a great time, and learned a lot from them and from the other attendees I met.

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on October 24, 2017 at 11:55am

Copies of the slides from the speakers will be posted on this page in the next few days.

Comment by Tom Zosh on October 24, 2017 at 11:47am

I had a great day of learning at yesterday's Agile Philly conference!  Where can we find copies of the various presentations?

Comment by Michael Massimino on October 24, 2017 at 10:39am

What a fantastic day of learning!  Thank you to the organizers and presenters!

Comment by Greg Mester on October 22, 2017 at 7:55am

Have fun tomorrow.  I always came away with learning new stuff to practice with my teams.

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