Strong Registration for Agile 2010 Sells Out Early Bird Discounts, Agile Alliance Plans Special Event at Epcot Center

Participants to have exclusive access to Epcot Center during annual Agile Alliance gathering and discounted Walt Disney World tickets for attendees and their guests

Jun 30, 2010, 09:03 ET from Agile Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agile Alliance, (, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced that early bird discounts for the Agile 2010 conference have closed due to strong registration for the event. It also announced that the conference's annual attendee party will be held at Disney's Epcot World ShowPlace Pavilion on Thurs., Aug. 12. The conference party will feature exclusive performances by the Dragon Legend Acrobats; contortionist Albena Aleksandrova and the Celtic band, Off Kilter.

"The selection of Orlando as the host city for Agile 2010 allows the Alliance to provide attendees not only with a full range of sessions on how to succeed with Agile practices, but also a fun and enhanced community atmosphere where participants have access to world-class entertainment just a short walk away," said James Newkirk, Agile 2010 conference chair. "Interest in this year's conference from both sponsors and attendees has been unprecedented due in part to Agile techniques not only seeing success in software development but in other areas, such as training, human resources and manufacturing."

All attendees will be invited to attend the Agile Alliance's annual attendee gathering and conference party at Epcot's World ShowPlace Pavilion. The evening will include a scrumptious buffet dinner, beverages and full access to world-class performers. Dragon Legend Acrobats will display a different kind of agility, strength and balance with their age-old art form of Chinese acrobatics. The night also will feature Albena Aleksandrova, a contortionist who becomes one with the music demonstrating balance, control, strength and stretch, all with the human body.  Finally, attendees will rock out with Off Kilter, a Celtic band that merges traditional Celtic music with rock 'n roll classics while sporting kilts and bagpipes. Following the eventful evening, guests can enjoy a dazzling IllumiNation: reflections of earth fireworks show at 9 p.m. (Eastern) and all Epcot has to offer until midnight.

In its ninth year, Agile 2010 is the leading international conference on Agile methods in software development, bringing together many disciplines in the fields of information systems and software development to foster the exchange of fresh ideas and best practices. It provides independent software vendors, software consultants and in-house corporate development teams with the knowledge and shared experiences that lead to successful Agile programs. Agile 2010 connects attendees with the foremost leaders in the Agile domain, enriching the collective body of knowledge and influencing the line of thought in the field. It encourages debate and fosters innovative ideas based on real-world implementations for executives, managers, software development practitioners and researchers from labs and academia.

Attendees can register online by visiting ( For more information on discounted Walt Disney World tickets for conference participants please visit: (

About the Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the ( With nearly 6,000 members located around the globe, the Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. The Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile Conference, the industry's leading event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe. The Agile 2010 conference is set for August 9-13 in Orlando. For more information about the organization, visit (

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