Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

lean camp 2011Following last year’s excellent “Seattle Lean Camp,” we are now nearing Kaizen Camp:  Seattle 2012. (We did have a name change, so as not to confuse us with another set of camps with the same name.)

Kaizen Camp is July 24-25, again at the beautiful Center for Urban Horticulture. Yet again, we have award-winning food trucks catering the event (both with vegetarian options), so no boring food! Already the event is nearly half full, with attendees from software, government, health care, manufacturing, education, and more.

harold speakingThe diversity of voices and ideas is unparalleled – which is exactly what we were aiming for. Lean ideals and principles will be discussed. People sharing their success stories as well as their challenges. Different disciplines working together to create new ideas and explore continuous improvement.

Last year we were blessed with great conversation, learning, food, and near gender parity. Judging by the buzz so far, this year promises to be even better.

What to expect:

  1. Great sessions
  2. Conversations with other smart people
  3. Learning about what is working
  4. Strategizing about sticky problems
  5. Exploring ways to create better working environments, systems, processes, and policies

What you will be spared:

  1. Dull speakers
  2. Bad boxed lunches
  3. Canned presentations
  4. Being silent while others talk at you
  5. Sales pitches from consultants pretending to be speakers

Cost and Sponsors

Kaizen Camp: Seattle is $79 early bird and $99 late bird. With all this learning, two awesome meals, a full day of snacks, and a T-shirt from Nordstrom, that’s a steal. We couldn’t do this without our sponsors:

  • Nordstrom Innovation Labs
  • Modus Cooperandi
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington – Bothell
  • LeanKit Kanban

See you there!