What is Open Space Technology?

Started by Harrison Owens after a tour with the Peace Corps in Africa.  An event for people to engage in discussions about topics that deeply resonate with them.

How do I participate?

Each participant is free to become a Convener and take responsibility for:

  • Proposing a topic and adding it to the Marketplace
  • Negotiating with other conveners as necessary to determine where and when the discussion will take place
  • Convening the discussion, welcoming the participants, and inviting them to contribute to the discussion
  • Ensuring that the results of the discussion are captured and recorded so they can become part of the proceedings

Conveners are Open Space Participants who initiate small-group sessions and/or informal discussions. They are Emergent (Informal) Leaders.

What’s the refund policy?

You may cancel your registration 45 days before the event date and receive a full refund.

What’s the refund policy?

You may cancel your registration 45 days before the event date and receive a full refund.


Why should I attend?

This is one of the few opportunities to discuss a topic or ask questions with people willing to support you.


 


How do I participate?

Be a Convener.

  • Proposing a topic and adding it to the Marketplace
  • Negotiating with other conveners as necessary to determine where and when the discussion will take place
  • Convening the discussion, welcoming the participants, and inviting them to contribute to the discussion
  • Ensuring that the results of the discussion are captured and recorded so they can become part of the proceedings

Be an Attendee.


What are the guidelines?

The Five Principles (in no particular order…)

  1. Whoever comes is the right people
  2. Whenever it starts is the right time
  3. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  4. When it’s over, it’s over
  5. Wherever it happens is the right place

The One Law: Law of 2 Feet

  • If at any time during our time together you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet and go someplace else.

What is the refund policy?

 

You may cancel tour registration 45 days before the event and receive a full refund.  There is a 10% cancellation fee if you cancel up to 30 days before the event. There is no refund 29 days before the event.