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OpenSpace is the energy of a good coffee break, with the flexible structure of wiki, where last minute, new creative ideas that otherwise wouldn't be on the WikiSym program to be worked on by all types of wiki enthusiasts, in a format that allows deeper consideration of an issue than can be achieved with a 20 minute presentation.

As a point of reference, many unconferences are organized with OpenSpace or a variant.

Scheduled Topics

Session Report/ Relatorio de Sessao

This is an online version of the paper Session Report/ Relatorio de Sessao to use on the page for each session.






In 1985, Harrison Owen organized The Third Annual International Symposium on Organization Transformation in a very different way. Harrison claims people have been meeting this way as long as there have been people on earth, though many would say that the minimal structure Harrison added is essential, just the minimal structure provided by a wiki is essential. In a wiki, automatic linking is one of those pieces of structure, for example. In Open Space, the time grid on the wall is perhaps essential.

The Four Principles

  • Whenever it starts is the right time.
  • Whoever comes is the right people.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
  • When it's over, it's over.

The One Law

  • The Law of Two Feet (or the Law of Mobility)

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Keynote and Invited speakers
George P. Landow
Professor of Art and History at Brown University               More...
Stewart Nickolas
IBM Emerging Technologies
Dan Ingalls
Sun Microsystems Laboratories
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