Category Archives: Open Space

Concurent Open Space: at UUA GA

Boy in the Bands puts out the question will Open Space work at the GA. While linking to my post about Traditional + Open Space It took me a while to actually find a link to “the GA” and the … Continue reading

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Open Space on a Page

I gave Andy Hook and Ryan the co-hosts of WhereCamp the run down of Open Space Technology a few days before during Where2.0. This one page was the result. I was sad that I couldn’t make the unconference but glad … Continue reading

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Online Community Unconference: Unconfrences for Communities Q & A

Besides facilitating I lead a session at the Online Community Unconference about unconferences. I got to talk with three wonderful women (the right people) who were all interested in learning more about how it really could work for their communities. … Continue reading

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AOL internal ‘unconference’

Two weeks ago I headed out to Dulles and lead an unconference for AOL. There were 4 AOL folks who had been to one of my events either MashupCamp or the Internet Identity Workshop and about 120 people new to … Continue reading

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Learning by Example: IIW

One of the fun parts of this work is to help make great experiences and introduce folks to Open Space. At the Java One Conference i got to meet Sinsato who is working on an unconference in Montana who I … Continue reading

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Introduction to Open Space at ITU-T

I presented this several years ago to the International Telecommunications Union. I was invited to attend a meeting of Study Group 17 that was looking at different forms of identity, network, enterprise and user-centric. I was able to persuade the … Continue reading

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What is Open Space about? EFFECTIVENESS

What is Open Space all about? It is not about hippies in California using some “idilic process”. It was a methodology designed by Harrison Owen to have really effective meetings. Effective as in solving problems, building consensus and getting things … Continue reading

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Open Space as a Tool for Engaging Complex Systems

I was searching around for stories about Open Space and its use in different contexts. I found this amazing articulation of the complexity of our time and where Open Space is particularly effective along with the “two engines” that drive … Continue reading

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Open Space, what happens why does it work

The first open space that I ever lead was for the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in 2005. Since then I have lead many events in professional technical communities. This is a description that I typed up to explain open space … Continue reading

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Mashup Camp made the Merc

I am at Mashup Camp facilitating. Yesturday a San Jose Mercury News reporter came to cover they event and today we made the front page of the business section with this title – Plan-as-you-go “unconference” unleashes ideas. I like the … Continue reading

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