12 Workshop day

Hands-on workshops from 9 AM till 5 PM at various locations in the city. You need a separate workshop ticket to attend.

13 Conference day

Talks from 9 AM till around 6 PM. After the talks there's a party with live music, dinner and drinks.

14 Conference day

Talks from 9 AM till around 6 PM.

What is Stretch?

An international platform and community for leaders and managers to share stories, hands-on solutions and explore new trends and ideas to lead, fail, learn and stretch: Stretch is a non-profit conference that brings 500 attendees from all around the world who want to build effective organizations since 2013.


Dive deep into agile leadership, coaching, mental health, continuous learning, remote management, high-performing teams, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion.


Drop us a line at hello@stretchcon.com

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Amber Vanderburg

Amber Vanderburg

Director of Human Resources at Paradigm Shift

Amber is an award-winning international businessperson, coach, and speaker. Named as Tulsa’s 40 under 40, Oklahoma’s 30 under 30, and 3-time SHRM award winner with an MA degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Oklahoma and Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma. Amber has implemented HR best practices in organizations small and large domestically and abroad with a passion for mobilizing ideas and equipping teams to exceed goals. In 2016, Amber was the female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. Amber worked with an international team of coaches to transform the organizational design, training, and culture to cultivate more high performing teams. This experience inspired the founding of the global student-athlete consultancy group, Player Pathwayz, which equips international athletes with opportunities for success post-high school. Today, Amber works as an HR Director with Paradigm Shift. Speaking events and clients include Google Development Day, LinkedIn Learning, ScanAgile 2019, Music City Tech Conference, TYPO3, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Association for Talent Development (ATD), and Indian National Sports Association.

Ben Linders

Ben Linders

Trainer, Coach, Author, Independent Consultant

Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement. Author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives, What Drives Quality, The Agile Self-assessment Game, Problem? What Problem?, and Continuous Improvement. Creator of many Agile Coaching Tools, for example, the Agile Self-assessment Game.

Ben is a well-known speaker and author; he’s much respected for sharing his experiences and helping others share theirs. His books and games have been translated into more than 12 languages and are used by professionals in teams and organizations all around the world.

As an adviser, trainer, and coach, he helps organizations with effectively deploying software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers.

Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean, Kanban, and Quality. He shares his experiences in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for InfoQ, and as a practitioner in communities like Computable, Quora, DZone, Stackoverflow, and TechTarget.

Kate Wardin

Kate Wardin

Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corp & Founder at Developer First

Kate Wardin has always been passionate about the people side of software development. She is currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. Outside of her day job, she helps organizations around the world build strong Engineering teams which starts with developing confident, purposeful and inspiring leaders.

Kinga Fekete

Kinga Fekete

HR Business Partner at Prezi

Kinga is an HR Business Partner, facilitator and global learning and development specialist at Prezi.com. She designs and facilitates skill-building programs focused on effective communication, emotional intelligence and mindfulness around the globe. Besides her full time role at Prezi, she is a Certified Search Inside Yourself facilitator and mindfulness trainer, working on helping individuals and teams be more effective, increase their productivity and improve their wellbeing. Kinga completed her studies at the University of Babes-Bolyai on Management and Psychology, where she graduated as an economist in management and behavioural analyst. She completed Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training in Oxford, organized by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and she is a certified facilitator of the Search Inside Yourself emotional intelligence and mindfulness training developed by Google (offered by the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, US).

Stephanie Gasche

Stephanie Gasche

Agile Transformation Coach

Originally from Austria, Stephanie has lived, studied and worked in Germany, France, California and the UK. With degrees in English, History and International Business Management, Stephanie’s out-of-the-box thinking and value system led her to join the Agile movement in 2012. Ever since then, she has spread and scaled the Agile mindset and methods such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean Start-Up, Design Thinking in multinational corporations and SMEs in the DACH region. In recent years, Stephanie has also founded two social impact start-ups and worked as an intercultural trainer in helping refugees with their integration in Austria. These valuable experiences flow into her daily work as an independent Agile Consultant when coaching intercultural and internationally distributed teams.

More speakers will be announced later


Workshops will be announced soon


Film Theatre

Budapest 1088, Rákóczi út 21

Uránia Film Theather is located in the centre of Budapest. It was built in the 1880s as a music and dance hall. The building is a combination of Eastern Moorish and Venetian Gothic styles. It was first used as a movie theatre in 1899, when the Uránia Scientific Society hosted a presentation here, illustrated with moving pictures. The name Uránia has been used ever since.

Uránia is not only a beautiful building but an important landmark too - this is where the first independent Hungarian feature film was shot in 1901, and where the first film screening was held after World War II. Today, Uránia is a showcase for Hungarian film, hosting several film festivals and cultural events.





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Questions? Drop us a line at hello@stretchcon.com


Balint Koves

Bálint Köves

Program Comittee,
Attila Balogi

Attila Balogi

Program Comittee,
Dorina Szabadi

Dorina Szabadi

Program Comittee,
Communication Expert, Prezi
Medea Baccifava

Medea Baccifava

Stretch Founder,
Sponsorship Manager, Prezi
Adam Boros

Adam Boros

Head of Conferences,
Agnes Hegedus

Ágnes Hegedűs

Event Designer,
Andras Feher

András Fehér

Sponsorship Expert,
Simon Molnar

Simon Molnár

Attendee and Tickets Expert,
Barna Mazan

Barna Mazán

Speaker and Travel Manager,