Topconf Tallinn Open Space Day
There will be no agenda, which sets the stage for the meeting's participants to create the agenda for themselves, in the first 30–90 minutes of the event. We will begin with short introductions by the organizer and facilitator. They introduce the purpose; the facilitator explains the "self-organizing" process called "open space." Then the group creates the working agenda, as individuals post their issues in bulletin board style. Each individual "convener" of a breakout session takes responsibility for naming the issue, posting it on the bulletin board, assigning it a space and time to meet, and then later showing up at that space and time, kicking off the conversation, and taking notes. These notes are usually compiled into a proceedings document that is distributed physically or electronically to all participants. Sometimes one or more additional approaches are used to sort through the notes, assign priorities, and identify what actions should be taken next.