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Open Space Technology was discovered by Harrison Owen as a better way to unleash the power of self-organization in teams, organizations, and communities. The Open Space Institute of the United States (OSI-US) believes that inspired behavior can be an everyday experience and that humanity is limited by its perceptions of the possible. The OSI-US was created to grow that sense of possibility and make it a reality by focusing on: learning, research and practice.

Virtual Opening Space for Peace and High Performance 2022

The Open Space Institute U.S. welcomes attendees from around the world to our second virtual gathering for our annual event, held at International House in New York City before MLK day every year since the 1990's.

We hope you will join us, and that includes Harrison Owen, to contemplate opening space for peace and high performance, thinking specifically:


Click here to learn more and register.

Virtual Gathering 2022 Opening Space for Peace and High Performance

Save the Dates January 14-16, 2022 for Virtual Peace & High Performance

The annual Peace & High Performance will happen virtually again January 14, 15, and 16 in 2022. Please save the date and be ready for the invitation to register. It will happen virtually again on the QiqoChat platform with a pay what you can model, the same as last year.

Upcoming Open Space Trainings

There are two upcoming Open Space Technology facilitation trainings coming up in French and English. Each is online and in six sessions:

Women in Agile Open Oct 8-9

The Open Space Institute - U.S. invites you to attend the Women in Agile Open, an online Open Space meeting being held Friday and Saturday October 8-9.

The Agile movement has made huge inroads throughout all areas of society well beyond software to bring flexibility and humanity to work. The focus on the importance of human value and capacity has been present in Agile with the use of Open Space Technology in the Agile community since before they adopted the name "Agile" in 2001. This event welcomes all genders to come design the future together in open space.

The OSI-US's own April Jefferson is on the amazing international team. They'll be using QiqoChat with attendance times that will work for any time zone. April has been pioneering it's usage in many areas. Attendance is pay what you can by donation with a very low recommended request of US$20 if that works for you.

We hope to see you there!

Future of Work May 7-8

The Open Space Institute - U.S. welcomes you to the Future of Work Open Space May 7-8.

The event is "pay-what-you-can", and since we are sponsoring this event we can also offer a discount code "VMEMBER-01". Visit

Harrison Owen Morning Reflections - January 23-24, 2021

Harrison Owen offered Morning Reflections at the Opening Space for Peace and High Performance 2021 online event, January 23 and 24, 2021. Enjoy!


Marai Kiele: What's so great about Open Space Technology?

Thomas Perret: What's so great about Open Space Technology?

WOSonOS 2019

Our event page is now open for WOSonOS 2019 in the Washington D.C. Area, Fri-Sun October 25-27.

World Open Space on Open Space. Honoring the Ineffable Spirit of Open Space Technology? ineffable. Utterly indescribable; Inspires a sense of "Awe". If you are eager for possibilities beyond current expectationss, please join us! Be prepared to be surprised! The 27th Annual World Open Space on Open Space welcomes participants to engage in Open Space Technology as a practice and a philosophy.


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