Open Space for WikiWomen?

WikiWomen will be organised as an OpenSpace. The open space is a special type of (un)conference, focussed on a particular topic, where all the participants are actually contributors & decision-makers. There are no special guests/speakers, no passive listeners. The aim is to stress on the skills and expertise of the participants, and to involve all of them in an equal way.

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The first session was an agenda-setting session where everyone is invited to propose a discussion topic. There are three possible spaces, therefore three parallel discussions can take place. Participants are following the rule of the two legs: if you are not learning, nor contributing to a certain session, feel free to move on and join another one.

There are different roles in each session, which people take: note-takers, dynamic wovers, subject keepers.

There are also several (un)rules, such as: 'it starts when it starts', and it 'ends when it ends', 'what happens is the only thing that could happen', 'whoever comes is the right person'. In other words: feel free to move around, and feel welcome -- all person's experience is important, and contributing with your knowledge will make this forum go ahead.

If you want to read more about open space, have a look at this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-space_technology