Fringe World Open Space on Open Space, Melbourne 11 May
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
9.30 am – 4 pm
Those of you who are familiar with Open Space might be aware that each year there is a World Open Space on Open Space (WOSonOS) event that brings together Open Space practitioners to, well, talk about Open Space. This year the WOSonOS is in Berlin, Germany May 12 – 15.
Many of you will also be aware that Fr Brian Bainbridge (who died in early February this year) was instrumental in the growth and development of Open Space in Australia and New Zealand. He also
maintained the Open Space Institute, circulated regular newsletters and trained many of us in the art and practice of Open Space Technology. He was also well known throughout the world and attended all but one of the last 17 World Open Space on Open Space events.
We have decided to host a Fringe Open Space on Open Space in Melbourne on May 11 to continue the tradition of having local Open Space on Open Space events and to honour Brian’s contribution. Fringe because it’s the day before the WOSonOS and we hope to post some pictures and reports on the (yet to be created) new Australasian Open Space Institute web site for those in Berlin, and elsewhere, to enjoy. It’s also an opportunity to explore the future of Open Space in Australasia – and to do what we always do at an Open Space on Open Space: have conversations about what matters to us, whatever that might be.
Oh, you’re wondering who ‘we’ is? Well, it’s me (Viv McWaters) and Andrew Rixon and Anne Pattillo (New Zealand) and Chris Corrigan (Canada) and Johnnie Moore (UK) and Geoff Brown (Australia). So you see it’s our mini World Open Space on Open Space, and even if no-one else comes we’ll have great conversations.
But we’d love you to join us.
Date: Tuesday May 11 2010
Venue: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Time: 9.30 am – 4 pm
Format: Open Space
Please leave a comment if you plan to attend, or if you have any questions. That way we’ll know how manylunches to order.