Yesterday I facilitated an Open Space for the Bricking It conference held at Channel 4 in London. With my friends at Policy Unplugged, I’ve developed a stripped down version of the Open Space format to work in 3 hours.
Feedback has been very good and I really enjoyed myself.
One fun thing we did was asked all participants to fill in a form saying what, as a child, they wanted to be when they grew up, and what careers advice they’d give a youngster today. We papered a wall with all the answers…
and it gave a perspective on the fabulous variety of minds present in the room. I looked at this and thought, why would you take all this brainpower and constrain it in a conventional top-down format? Yay for Open Space.
Here are David Wilcox’s pictures of the event.