Today I am at the Mohonk Mountain House in NY State for the New York Association of Independent Schools Technology Manager and Librarian unconference.
The Hotel Lobby is really made to help people connect and chat. The space is beautiful. Definably QWANful (Quality Without a Name) from Christopher Alexander’s A Timeless Way of Building.
The information managers and others from NYSAIS have been meeting here for years. It is their “retreat home base”. So not only do the know the people but they know the place it is their home for conferences. This “knowing” of space has made them really at home here and have taken to using Open Space in this context.