The Open Space Experience
Join us at Los Techies Fiesta Open Space Conference October 25-27
An Open Space conference is really a different experience than the traditional, presentation driven conference. While both formats are about learning new things, they go about it in entirely different ways. While I enjoy both, to me an Open Space conference is more organic and focuses on a free flow of ideas vs a structured lecture. The way I often describe it is if you’ve ever gone to a conference and the most stimulating moment was a conversation in the hallway or break room, that’s an Open Space conference all day long.
If you’ve ever gone to a conference and the most stimulating moment was a conversation in the hallway or break room, that’s an Open Space conference all day long.
The environment is very fluid and active. This is due to the Law of Two Feet and the schedule is determined by the attendees. Unlike a presentation focused event, where you tend to sit still and listen to someone for an hour or more, you are actively encouraged to move around and keep engaged. If a session isn’t going the way you want, just go to another, or start your own.
What would you like to talk about this year?