Open Space, formally Open Space Technology is a method for organizing meetings as described by Harrison Owen in Open Space Technology: A User's Guide.
Meetings held in Open Space have no pre-determined agenda. Participants create the agenda at the very beginning of the event and it evolves thoughout the event.
Open Space relies on the Four Principles:
- Whoever comes is the right people.
- Whatever happens in the only thing that could have.
- Whenever it starts is the right time.
- When it's over, it's over.
and the One Law
- the Law of Two Feet - if at any moment you find yourself in a situation where you are not learning from nor contributing to, it is your responsibility to use your two feet to go somewhere where you can be more productive.