Thank you to the following organisations. Their support enables LAST Conference's affordability.

Headline sponsor


Thanks to Elabor8 for joining LAST Conference 2014 as the Headline Sponsor.

Elabor8 was founded by passionate Agile practitioners and was an early adopter of Agile principles. We are consultative, pragmatic, independent and experts in all Agile approaches - but won’t push a particular flavour.

Whether you’re brand new to Agile, part way through a transformation and hitting difficulties, or looking to take your Agile practice up a level, we have the skills, scalable resources and tailored accelerators to ensure you experience success in Agile.


Gold sponsors

Owned and operated by ASX-listed REA Group (REA:ASX), you can find realestate.com.au on your computer, smartphone (via our award winning app) and tablets. We’re the number one place for all things property and the home of Australia’s leading property community.

Rally is a recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). Rally is dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile development and portfolio management practices that increase the pace of innovation, improve product quality and boost customer satisfaction.

The company's experienced services group, including training through Agile University, guides companies through the organizational change for becoming innovative, Agile businesses.

Together, Rally's on-demand Agile ALM platform and its leading Kanban-based project collaboration tool, AgileZen, support more than 136,000 users in 116 countries.

Rally Software

Silver sponsors

Kiandra IT
For over 18 years, Kiandra IT has provided high quality IT to organisations of all sizes. Kiandra are specialists in Microsoft technologies and use the .NET platform to create powerful, custom solutions for clients.

Kiandra recruits and retains the best and most knowledgeable IT professionals the industry has to offer, and has been ranked on the BRW Best Places to Work list 5 years running. Kiandra’s focus on elite-level professionals has enabled the organisation to grow to be one of Australia’s most notable IT service providers.

Kiandra IT

DiUS is an Australian technology services company that helps clients innovate and grow. Since 2004, DiUS has developed and enhanced the technology products of many blue-chip companies, extending offerings into new areas to give them a competitive edge. 

DiUS will be making sure that we are well caffeinated on the day. They will be providing you with a voucher for a free coffee at Axil on Burwood Rd. It's only 300m from the venue and is one of the most renowned names in the Melbourne coffee scene.



Redbubble is a Melbourne founded, international marketplace and community for artists and designers to showcase and sell products based upon their work.

Redbubble are one of the few companies in Melbourne implementing the principles of Lean Startup throughout their company…and they are hiring!


Organising sponsor


Tabar are a co-op of lean, agile business people who work together to help clients work in more lean and agile ways.

Together, we have years of experience in consulting, training, facilitation, development and coaching. We can bring our experience to your organisation’s agile and lean journey.

Our goal is to help managers and teams to understand, embrace, and benefit from uncertainty by responding in innovative and agile ways.

We provide training, coaching and consulting services to leading Australian companies.


Academic Supporter

Swinburne University

Swinburne University of Technology is a diverse institution offering professionally recognised university degrees and courses for local & international students.

Swinburne University


Dare Festival Melbourne

LAST event organisers, Tabar are bringing Dare Festival to Melbourne on 27 October 2014. Dare is an event about workplace happiness, engagement and innovation. With great people and companies, and their real stories of inspiring working.

We are a part of a series of events held in London, Oslo, Antwerp, Toronto and Melbourne.

Dare Festival Melbourne is buying everyone a drink at The Hawthorn Hotel. Just hand over the drink token you receive when you check-in.

Dare Festival


"For over 40 years Neuland has offered a complete range of top-quality training and workshop materials; from unique refillable markers to innovative pinboards. All our products are designed and manufactured at our German plant to ensure the highest level of quality control, which also allows us to continuously improve our brand." 

Thanks to Neuland for supplying markers, and facilitation materials for us to use…and give away as part of Marcels Doodle Competition.


Pearson Technology Group (PTG), the computing reference publisher of Pearson Education, is an elite assembly of the most trusted and recognized brands in the computing arena.

They have supplied some books to give away from such well known names as, Jurgen Appelo, Mary Poppendieck, Ilan Goldstein and Tom de Marco

Pearson Australia