I am fortunate enough to have been invited to present at Agile Vancouver (www.agilevancouver.ca). They're calling their conference "Much Ado About Agile", and Ken Schwaber is giving a keynote. Here are just a few of the presenters: Jim Shore, David Anderson, Janet Gregory, Frank Maurer, David Hussman, James Grenning, Jennitta Andrea. It's scheduled for Nov. 4 - 6, and registration will open in the next few days.
I'm doing a track session called "Are Agile Testers Different?" and a tutorial on an iteration in the life of an agile tester. I'll only get to do the tutorial if enough people sign up, so if you're interested, please sign up early!
The best part of any conference is the informal connections you make, talking to people facing the same issues you face, getting lots of ideas and inspiration. This conference will be a wonderful opportunity for that kind of networking. And it's put on by a fabulous group of volunteers, who are going out of their way to give back to our agile community. Please consider it!
(And a note to U.S. residents - flying to Seattle and renting a car to drive to Vancouver is WAY less expensive than flying straight to Vancouver, plus, I think you still don't need a passport at the border if you drive, but I could be wrong about that).