I am really excited about the opportunities that are coming up for me to facilitate Open Space in the tech world.
First of all there is the Online Community Unconference on June 6th being put on by Forum One. I went to their Online Community Camp last year and gave them some grief about it. It was a great event with great people and I am really looking forward to facilitating it this year. It will be at the Computer History Museum which I love.
Jeremiah highlights why it is going to be great.
The Online Community Unconference is a gathering of online community practitioners – managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors – to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities. Those involved in online community development (and social software in general) share many common challenges: community management, tools, marketing, business models, legal issues. As we have found with our past events, the best source of information on all of these challenges is other knowledgeable practitioners.
I am working with Supernova to facilitate their Open Space day on June 19th at Warton West this is going to be great. It is basically free with a price of $25 (this is so that people who say they are coming actually do)
The Supernova Open Space Workshop is an open forum on the social, moral, technical, and strategic questions impacting the increasingly connected world in which we live. Discussions about topics like user control, neutrality, identity and open standards are setting the stage for future policies and economic decisions. Come to this event to learn more, participate in the community and shape the future of the New Network.
Then I am heading to Chiago to spend a week at the IETF meetings and then working on the BlogHer unconference day on Sunday July 29th.
All of these will be lead using Open Space Technology.