Public Speaking

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Emily is an experienced public speaker and has spoken at various agile and technology meetups and conferences around the world.

She speaks on the topics of agile, lean, digital, people, organisations and communities of practice. Below are confirmed and previous public speaking engagements.

Speaker bio

Coach, consultant and trainer for agile delivery and digital transformation. Passionate about people, communities and learning. The author of “Building Successful Communities of Practice”.

You can view Emily’s full speaker bio here

Audience Feedback

“Amazing keynote, extremely good slides, lots of humour made it entertaining, and important message! One of my favourite talks this year.” – participant at People, principles and pragmatism

“great session Emily with easy to implement takeaways. Thanks a million. #TuringFest”Billy McDiarmid

“A wonderful keynote to kick off @agilemanc day 2 from @ewebber with important messages and numerous amusing animals. #AgileManc” – Matt Eyre

“Fabulous keynote from @ewebber on people & pragmatism. Really thought provoking stuff & super engaging #agilemanc” – Jenny Martin

“Moving @ewebber’s book on Communities of Practice to the top of my tsundoku pile after her very practical #lascot16 talk” – Ellen Grove

“Feeling inspired by @ewebber to thank folks building communities of practice at @PinterestEng. Thankful to my fellow sr women devs! #yow16” – Andrea Burbank

Upcoming appearances

2nd October 2018

Lean Agile Scotland

Talk: Whole-team Whole-team responsibility: why really working as a team leads to great delivery
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland


14th November 2018

Agile Testing Days

Talk: Whole-team responsibility
Location: Potsdam, Germany


Please get in touch if you want to invite me to speak at your conference.


Previous appearances

2018

  • TestBash Brighton, Brighton UK. Communities of Practice, the missing piece of your Agile organisation | slides
  • Internal DWP Delivery Conference, Leeds UK. How Silos affect your flow

2017

  • Agile Testing Days (keynote), Potsdam Germany. People, principles and pragmatism | slides | video
  • ASAS (conference) Arhnem, The Netherlands. Communities of Practice, the missing piece of your Agile organisation | slides
  • TODO (meetup), London UK. The Value Of Communities Of Practice
  • Offgrid Sessions (conference), Essex UK. How Big Change Comes in Small Packages
  • Agile on the Bench (meetup), London UK. What learning to knit reminded me about learning
  • Google Firestarters (meetup), London UK. Scaling learning through communities in digital transformationsslides
  • CukeUp! London (keynote), London UK. The Power of the Community of Practice |  slides
  • New Crafts conference, Paris France. Communities of Practice, the missing piece of your Agile organisation | slides
  • Agile Manchester (keynote), Manchester UK. People, principles and pragmatism slides
  • Craft (conference), Budapest Hungary. Communities of Practice, the missing piece of your Agile organisation | slides
  • UX Budapest (meetup), Budapest Hungary. Three ways to break down silos in your agile organisation | slides | video
  • Agile in the city Birmingham (workshop), Birmingham UK. Are your standups and retrospectives really working? | slides
  • Agile on the Bench (meetup), London UK. Avoiding groupthink and echo chambers: diversity and the multidisciplinary team (with Lakshan Saldin)

2016

  • YOW! Conference Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney Australia. Communities of Practice, the Missing Piece of your Agile Organisation video
  • Agile in the City Bristol (conference), Bristol UK. Workshop: Are your standups and retrospectives really working?
  • Lean Agile Scotland, Edinburgh UK. Communities of Practice, the Missing Piece of your Agile Organisation | video
  • GOTO Copenhagen (conference), Copenhagen Denmark. Communities of Practice, the Missing Piece of your Agile Organisation video
  • Agile Cambridge (conference), Cambridge UK. Workshop: Agile is not just for software: creating an agile workflow
  • Turing Festival (conference), Edinburgh UK. Embracing Change or Bracing for Change: Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Product Teams | video and slides
  • Agile Cymru (conference), Cardiff UK. Building successful communities of practice
  • Spark the Change (conference), London UK. Connected organisations: why we need communities of practice and how to help them succeed
  • Agile in the City London (conference), London UK. Workshop: Agile is not just for software: creating an agile workflow
  • Agile on the Bench (meetup), London UK.The Agile team onion or how many pizzas does it take to feed your team?
  • Agile Manchester (conference), Manchester UK. Building Successful Communities of Practice
  • Pre Agile Manchester (meetup), Manchester UK. The Agile team onion or how many pizzas does it take to feed your team? | slides

2015

2014

  • Agile 25×20 (meetup), London UK. What learning how to ride motorbikes taught me about being agile slides
  • Agile Cambridge (conference), Cambridge UK, Building a Delivery Community

2013 / 2012