Open Space

What Is Open Space?

“Open Space” (aka Open Space Technology, OST) is a concept initiated in 1985 by Harrison Owen to transform conference events. Attendees self-organize around themes to plan and implement participant-driven agendas. 

Our version of Open Space is a passive, asynchronous, digital interpretation. Participants still self-organize around themes, but do so by adding comments and/or directly editing our online Open Space document, found here. Weekly topics are listed in the Table of Contents. Anyone may add questions, comments, suggestions, etc. into the document for peers to engage with.

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