Calling All Speakers and Sponsors

We are currently accepting speaker submissions and sponsorships for InnoVAte Virginia 2018!

The date is Monday, March 5, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.

Brought to you by Agile Richmond, Innovate Virginia is a boutique conference in central Virginia that brings together 20+ industry thought-leaders and 400+ Agile practitioners for a day of networking, interactive sessions, insightful keynotes, and fun! Join us on Monday, March 5th for our 7th annual Innovate Virginia conference.


Innovate Virginia offers something for everyone involved at all levels of an organization:

  1. Lean/Agile Methods: Focus on the people and the methods they use to deliver software
  2. UX/Design: Focus on maximizing user experience and customer satisfaction
  3. Requirements/Metrics/Testing: Focus on requirements, metrics, and testing
  4. Software Engineering/DevOps: Focus on building and releasing software
  5. Innovation Games/Team-Building: Focus on innovation in strategy, problem-solving, and team-building
  6. Let’s Chat Speaker Sessions: available speakers will participate in unscripted Q&A sessions with our attendees

Each speaker slot is one hour — most plan 45-50 minutes of content with 10-15 minutes for questions.

For any questions about speaker submissions or tracks, please contact

SPEAKERS: We Want You!

We’d love to have you participate in InnoVAte Virginia 2018. We’re looking for a diversity of speakers, over an array of topics that will offer something for everyone who attends!

Because of the large number of potential speakers this year, we are asking that speakers submit their talk proposals to us by 12/15/17. We will select speakers the first week in January which will allow us 1 1/2 months to sell tickets with attendees having the complete line-up at the time of purchase. Please complete the Speaker Submission form and send to We will let you know if your talk has been selected by mid-January. For speakers outside of the Richmond area, Agile Richmond will reimburse speakers for conference travel costs (within reasonable limits).





We have multiple levels of sponsorship available for InnoVAte Virginia 2018, all are the same cost as last year (we aren’t increasing ticket prices, either!).

Sponsorship levels are:

  • 4 Gold Sponsorships – $3500 (1 remaining)
  • 9 Silver Sponsorships – $1550 (3 remaining)
  • 5 Track Sponsorships – $1000
  • 10 Bronze Sponsorships – $500
  • 2 WiFi Sponsorships – $750
  • Prize Giveaway Sponsorships – unlimited (for prize giveaways at the cocktail reception)

If you are interested in sponsoring InnoVAte Virginia 2018, please contact We thank you for your support.



We anticipate starting ticket sales in mid-December. Tickets for attendees will be $199 for Early Bird pricing, increasing to $249. We are maintaining the ticket prices from last year to ensure InnoVAte Virginia is accessible to as many attendees as possible.

Our goal is to price the tickets so companies can afford to send 10 associates vs. one or two, or if someone is between jobs, they can still afford to attend.

Note: if you are aware of a hardship case where someone would benefit from the networking and learning opportunity, but is unable to afford a ticket, please let us know. As long as tickets are available, we will work to make sure they can attend. And we thank you for that! It’s the generosity of our speakers and sponsors that make it possible.

We will provide a total of 400 tickets and we anticipate selling out for the 7th year in a row!



Located in the heart of central Virginia, the Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is an excellent location for a conference of this size and type. The conference center offers a great ballroom for keynotes, intimate rooms for break-out sessions, and a large central location for sponsor booths. Visit their website at Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center.

Note: the venue name has changed but it’s the same location as the 2017 InnoVAte Virginia conference.



We are very grateful for the support and participation of our speakers and sponsors. We look forward to seeing you at the 7th Annual InnoVAte Virginia Conference!

If you have questions or comments, please email We’d love to hear from you!

Joan Gammon & the Agile Richmond Team