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Have an idea to share? An experience to describe? A passion to spread?

Join us on the lightning talks stage, we want to hear about it!


It is fun, it is fast, it is easy to prepare and deliver a talk. Lightning talks have a long history, they come in different formats and vary in duration. The talk maybe given by experienced speakers or by first time speakers (this is a great way to get started if you have something great to share).

Nevertheless of the format there is something that is common for all types of "lightning" talk. They are fast, bright and catchy. The focus is on the content of the talk, rather than your presentation style.

Have a look at the current lightning talk schedule.


Each speaker will have five minutes in total. Its an open, honest, informal, free format talk with no presentation deck or other fancy tools. You can stand in the center of a group of like-minded people, and share your talk with them.


There is one 90 minute slot on each day of the conference days, this will allow for 16 lightning talks each day.


The themes of lightning talks will follow the themes of the conference:

  • Agile and Outsourcing
  • Agile Development Practices
  • Agile Product Management
  • Agile Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Craftsmanship
  • Culture, People and Teams
  • Devops
  • Enterprise Agile
  • Leadership and Organization Transformation
  • Lean Principles and Practices
  • Lean Startup
  • User Experience


Lightning Talk proposals can be submitted through the online submission form and must be received by February 17, 2013.

Speakers are required to register and already planning to be present at the conference.


If you have any further questions, email to

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why only 5 mins?
Simply because small is beautiful and small is punchy. Focus on 1 to max 3 key points the audience can take away from your talk.

2. Will there be extra time for Question and Answers?
No. Unlike regular talks, lightning talks don’t have a Q&A section. These talks are usually just one-way. They generally lead to followup discussion and better networking with like-minded participants after the talk.

3. Once I submit my lightning talk, are there chances of it getting rejected?
We rarely reject lightning talks. We want to encourage more people to give lightning talks and we are willing to work with them to refine their topic and focus of the talk to ensure they deliver a world-class lightning talk.

4. Do I get any compensation for delivering a lightning talk?
No. You have to register for the conference to be able to deliver a lightning talk. It is meant for participants who have registered for the conference and planning to already be there at the conference.

conference program

Meet Craig Larman, Mary Poppendieck, Rebecca Parsons, David Hussman, Fred George, Jeff Patton, Jez Humble, Linda Rising, Neal Ford, Venkat Subramaniam and many other Agile Thought Leaders...

This Conference offers you:

26th Feb - 2nd March: 14+ Paid Workshops

27th-28th Feb (Wed-Thur): Management Agility Conference covering topics ranging from Management, Leadership & Org. Transformation, Product Discovery. Targeted at CxO, Executives, Managers & POs

1st-2nd March (Fri-Sat): Technical Agility Conference covering topics ranging from Development, Delivery & Ops. Targeted at Testers, Developers, Analysts, UX Designers, Architects & Dev-Ops

3rd-4th March (Sun-Mon): GuruPLoPthe first Indian conference on Patterns & Patterns languages of Program. Targeted at Pattern authors and others who are interested in writing Patterns.

Choose from 4 Parallel Tracks, Workshop, 1:1 Coaching or Open Space.

Lightning Talks

Have an idea to share? An experience to describe? A passion to spread?
Submit your lightning talk proposals today via our online form.

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