Invitation to Sponsor

Lean Agile KC 2015 will be the first conference in Kansas City devoted solely to Lean and Agile learning. The conference will feature cutting edge topics like Lean UX and DevOps, in addition to the more familiar topics of coaching Agile teams, culture, and organizational change.


What is the format?

LAKC 2015 will be a single, full-day conference at the KU Edwards Campus on Oct. 27. The conference will have two major content components: traditional breakout talks and Open KC (a modified Open Spaces session) that consists of informal discussions in an open setting. The Open KC event allows a unique opportunity for sponsors to engage with attendees and speakers in the content of the conference.

This will be a different sponsorship opportunity than typical conferences. Instead of driving attendees to your table, we encourage sponsors to engage with our attendees and speakers through the available collaborative space. Sponsors will have the opportunity to show their support for Lean and Agile methods by participating in the sharing and learning.


Who will attend?

Attendees and speakers will consist of engineers, testers, analysts, project managers, product managers, executives, and entrepreneurs who all care about Lean and Agile for technology organizations. These are the change agents who make Agile work in their workplace. Local companies represented by speakers will include Cerner, Hallmark, Sprint, VinSolutions, Commerce Bank, Westar Energy, Great-West Financial, Digital Evolution Group, H&R Block, and Balance Innovations. If the conference sells out (and we expect it to sell out quickly), the total number of attendees and speakers will be 220+.

In short, the Agilists attending this conference will be the local change agents who care enough about their craft to take a day to share and learn from their peers in an educational and learning setting.


Why Sponsor?

Every year, more companies choose to adopt Lean or Agile to improve their ability to deliver customer value. There has never been a Lean-Agile conference before in KC–demand is high.  If you care about attracting Lean and Agile thinkers or getting your product offering in front of this group of decision makers, this opportunity is for you.  Sponsor space is limited to 10 tables, so sponsors will have the opportunity to engage with attendees in a casual, intimate, environment.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Listing-Only Sponsor 
– Company listing on conference home page prior to, and minimum of 1 year after conference
– Company listing on printed conference event schedule
– Company logo displayed during opening and closing remarks

Participating Table Sponsor (limit of 10)
– Includes a 2 ft. x 5 ft. sponsor table next to the Open Space sessions
– Admission for two sponsor attendees
– Prominent company listing on conference home page prior to, and minimum of 1 year after conference
– Prominent company listing on printed conference event schedule
– Company logo displayed during opening and closing remarks

Happy Hour Host Sponsor Add-On (limit of 1)
– One Participating Sponsor may add on a Host Sponsorship for additional exposure
– Exclusive branding of evening happy hour, including company logo and content displayed in slide content on conference center big screens for the duration of the happy hour event
– Sponsorship cost goes to provide complimentary drinks and hors devours for attendees and speakers
– Other sponsor benefits can be negotiated


Sponsorship Terms and Rules


Sponsorship Signup

By submitting the LAKC 2015 Sponsorship Signup From, your organization is committing to sponsoring the conference at the selected level. Pending remaining availability, this submission secures your sponsorship position. Confirmation will be sent via electronic invoice to the email address submitted.

Sponsor Payments and Refunds

Sponsorship benefits will not start until full payment has been received. There will be no refunds offered for this conference. In the event of inclement weather, or other emergency, which causes the conference to be cancelled, a make-up event will be scheduled at a later time. All sponsorships will transfer to make-up event.

Day of Event

Less tradition, more engagement

This event is designed to be light on the traditional sponsor booth experience, and heavy on attendee engagement. Subsequently, the sponsorship tables are only 2 x 5 feet. And there will not be a conference mechanism (promotion or prize drawing) to drive attendee foot traffic to sponsor tables. Rather, we encourage our sponsors to step out of the booth and engage with the attendees and speakers in the breakout and open space sessions, over coffee, and at lunch.

Sponsor initiated promotions

Sponsors are welcome to design their own conference day promotions or drawings. Please get approval from LAKC for any significant promotional activity to ensure compatibility with the conference goals. LAKC reserves the right to refuse activities that may depart from the desired conference experience.

Sponsor Table Power

Power outlets for sponsor tables at KU Edwards is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Let LAKC know if you wish to request a power outlet near your table, and we will make every effort to accommodate your power needs.


Questions? Contact Troy Tuttle for more information on securing your sponsorship:


Sponsorship Submissions are due by Oct. 1, 2015.

Sponsorship Payments are due by Oct. 9, 2015.

Reserve your Sponsorship