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XP Agile Universe '04 - Open Space Invitation

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  • William Wake
    XP Agile Universe 04 - Open Space Invitation Keynotes, tutorials, and papers are important, but they re not the real conference. The real conference happens
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2004
      XP Agile Universe '04 - Open Space Invitation

      Keynotes, tutorials, and papers are important, but they're not the real
      conference. The real conference happens in the between times - when people
      talk, argue, and reflect.

      Open Space is a meeting structure designed to capture and focus the energy
      and spontaneity of these emergent conversations. Come join us at the XP
      Agile Universe Open Space, and help explore the question,

      "How little can we do, and still build great software?"


      - XP Agile Universe '04
      - August 15-18, 2004
      - Hyatt Regency Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

      Open Space is part of the XP Agile Universe '04 the conference - if you're
      registered for the conference, you're welcome at the Open Space. See
      www.xpuniverse.com to register now!

      The opening session is from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, on Sunday, August 15.
      Sessions will be held all day Monday and Tuesday, and part of Wednesday
      morning. The closing session will be late morning, Wednesday, August 18.

      Open Space will last three days. Each morning, and after the last session,
      we'll have a meeting for everybody. The rest of the day is divided into 45
      minute time slots. There are several meeting areas available for each time

      In the opening session, we'll have an opportunity for everybody to propose
      and schedule sessions that interest them. (You can add sessions later as you
      think of new topics.) You'll find yourself acting in several different ways:

      * HOST - bring an idea, propose a session, host the session, and ensure that
      a summary is captured in the wiki.

      * PARTICIPATE - recognize an interesting idea that you can contribute to or
      learn from, and participate in the session.

      * OBSERVE - you're welcome to just watch. You're not stuck attending a slot
      you don't like - part of Open Space is the idea that it's ok to leave a
      session in the middle.

      Open Space has four principles and a law:

      The Four Principles:
      - Whoever comes is the right people.
      - Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
      - Whenever it starts is the right time.
      - When it's over, it's over.

      The Law of Two Feet:
      If, during the course of the gathering, you find yourself in a situation
      where you are neither learning nor contributing, you must use your two feet
      and go somewhere productive.

      * Last year's Open Space wiki, at
      * Worldwide Open Space, at http://www.openspaceworld.org
      * Harrison Owen's Open Space training, at http://www.openspaceworld.com

      Ann Anderson (Ann.Anderson@...) and Bill Wake
      (William.Wake@...) are co-chairs of the Open Space portion of the
      conference. Please feel free to contact them with any questions you may

      (This invitation is on the web at http://www.xpuniverse.com/openSpace)
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