An Open Space Conference in Des Moines, IA
October 26, 2018
5 CDUs, 8 PDUs & 8 SEUs


Have you ever wanted to create your very own conference filled with fascinating sessions focused on the topics that most interest you? Have you ever hoped to find a safe place to engage in a deep discussion with experts on a topic that you are just starting to learn? Welcome to the first Agile Open Iowa event, hosted in Des Moines, IA on October 26, 2018. This isn’t a traditional conference! There are no keynote speakers or PowerPoints!

Using the Open Space Technology (OST) approach, this event encourages agile practitioners to self-organize around topics that are most important to them. Attendees with common issues and interests share their experiences and learn from others. There is no preset agenda for the event; rather, sessions are created “live” by the participants at the start of the day. Click here for a short video on Open Space Technology

Plan to spend a full day connecting with others who share your passion and are willing to take responsibility for what they believe in and care about around following a path to agility.

In order to get the most out of this event, please come prepared with topics that are of interest to you, either to learn more about or to share your experiences.


FFA Enrichment Center 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023


The schedule for the day will start with registration and introduction followed by 2 open space sessions. Lunch will be catered at 12:15 followed by 2 more open space sessions. The day will close with a 45 min session

08:00 - 08:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome & Opening the Space (Creating the Marketplace / Agenda)
09:00 - 10:00 Session 1 (60 min)
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Session 2 (60 min)
11:15 - 12:15 Session 3 (60 min)
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Session 4 (60 min)
14:00 - 15:00 Session 5 (60 min)
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:00 Evening News & Closing



The Braintrust Consulting Group is a worldwide leader in Agile training and coaching, specifically using Scrum.

Braintrust is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) and a Scrum Alliance (SA) Registered Education Provider (REP), The Braintrust Consulting Group offers classes ranging from fundamentals to certified training.

IIBA Central Iowa

The Central Iowa IIBA Chapter is a community of approximately 350 members. In 2017, the Central Iowa IIBA Chapter was awarded the Excellence in Chapter Sustainability Award and the Leadership Excellence Award.

As the premier Business Analyst education provider in this area, the Central Iowa IIBA Chapter hosts monthly lunch and learns, agile roundtables, full-day AmpEd training sessions, and study groups. We welcome everyone to attend any of our events. If you want to learn more about our Chapter and what we do, please feel free to view our website at or contact us at

Scrum Alliance

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We are a nonprofit membership organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum. We provide advocacy, community, and education to support this movement, equip our members, and help them succeed with Scrum in software development and beyond. Learn more at and come sprint with us!


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