Open Space Session Host Application

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Open Space Session?

Open Space Technology (OST) is a participant-driven way of running a meeting. Participants self-organize into 60 minute sessions and focus on answering this framing question:

What is needed to mobilize a world unity movement?

Be prepared to be surprised. Here’s a short video introducing Open Space Technology: https://youtu.be/M_jhcvCYBbg

What is required to host an Open Space Session?

To host an open space session you don’t need to be an expert, you just have to be willing to convene the session, have somebody take notes, and report back to the group as a whole.

The notes taken during the meeting include:

  • Session Name
  • Session Host
  • Participant Names
  • Discussion Topics
  • Commitments Made
When does the Open Space Session take place?

You select a time slot for when the Open Space session is to take place in the application below.

Where does the Open Space Session take place?

Each open space session host provides a link to an online room (e.g. Zoom or Messenger) that the attendees click on and join. Let us know if you need help getting an online room for your proposed session.

How does everyone find out about the sessions?

The open space begins in the main zoom room with everyone in attendance. Each session host is given 60 seconds to tell the main room about the session they will be hosting.

People can add sessions right up until the main room closes. The agenda wall is posted on the website and each session that is submitted has its own row.

What if no one joins my sessions?
If you’re committed to this topic this gives you the ideal time to focus on it and develop your idea. Or if you prefer, you can go join another session.

What is Open Space?

Open Space Technology (OST) is a participant-driven way of running a meeting. Participants self-organize and focus on answering this framing question:

“What is needed to mobilize a world unity movement?”

Anyone can host a 60 minute session related to answering the framing question. All topics are welcome. OST works because it is fueled by personal passion and responsibility. Be prepared to be surprised.

Open Space Session Host Application

Applications to host Open Sessions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who made Open Space during the event such a success!