Welcome to the home of the Agile Professional Learning Network – Research Laboratory 2021, a new kind of learning experience.

Research Laboratory 2021 - Introduction

Learn more about our May 2021 learning event!

Research Laboratory 2021 - Client Partner

Submit a Challenge and learn about becoming a Client Partner at our May 2021 learning event!

Research Laboratory 2021 - Research Team

Learn the benefits of joining a cross-functional Research Team at our May 2021 learning event

Research Laboratory 2021 - Podcast

Listen as we explain the May 2021 learning event on the Agile Chicago Style podcast

Research Laboratory 2021 - Workshop Facilitator

Learn about becoming one of our virtual instructors

Research Laboratory 2021 - Research Partner

Learn how to share in solving your own organization’s problems

Research Laboratory 2021 - Virtual Attendee

Learn how to have a more traditional conference experience without joining a Research Team

The Call for Challenges has begun.  If your challenge is accepted, you will become the key stakeholder to an agile research team that will propose solutions and document the outcomes as your challenges are addressed.

Each real-world challenge will be assigned a team of researchers to analyze the challenge, recommend solutions, monitor the results and adjust course as necessary.  Results will be captured and the research team will be co-authors of the resulting experience report.

Each research team will need someone to coordinate the activities during the conference, and make sure the research team continues to meet in the weeks following the conference. 

During the conference, all attendees will have the opportunity to attend skill-building workshops to learn about specific agile practices and how to apply them.  Do you have what it takes to show them how it's done?

Check out the conference information page for the most up to date news and announcements about the event.

Before you register, think about whether you would like to volunteer to help organize and run the conference.

Before you register, consider whether your organization would like to be a sponsor.  Sponsors get many perks, including free tickets!

Register today!  Attendance is limited!  Early-Bird Pricing and Group Discount rates are only available until April 15.  Reserve your place today!

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We Are the Agile Professional Learning Network of Chicago

We are a community of Agile Professionals, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. We come together each month to hone our craft, and learn new ways to apply agility in our professional lives.

Learn About the Agile Professional Learning Conference

Since 2017, APLN Chicago has sponsored a one-day Agile Learning conference in Chicago.  

In 2021 we’re trying something new.  Click this link to learn more!

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