Open Space Technology

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Open Space Technology is a dialogic/collaborative meeting technology.


Definition

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology


"Open Space Technology (OST) is a way to convene people for a conference, retreat or meeting. "Technology" in this case means 'tool' - a process; a method. Attendees are asked to generate the meeting agenda as well as participate by leading small group break-out sessions during the meeting time. There is usually a facilitator, but no official meeting leader who demands compliance."


More Information

  1. For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology
  2. It is similar to BarCamps or Unconferences.
  3. Harrison Owen, a brief history of open space, at http://www.openspaceworld.com/brief_history.htm