Open Space and Unconferences


Opening Space as a process for identifying, surfacing and addressing thorny issues has been around for a long time … long, long before Winer offered up the term “unconference” … and is more robust and better thought through than what has been suggested as “unconferencing”. And there are other group processes that address the same or similar objectives that have also been around a lot longer … World Cafe, Conversation Cafe, Dynamic Facilitation, Appreciative Inquiry, Speed Geeking, The Fishbowl, Dialogue Circles and so on.