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Opening Space for Peace and High Performance 2022: A Virtual Gathering

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January 14-16, 2022

By practicing and taking part in open space, it becomes ‘sticky’ within us. How we move beyond this moment has an impact and supports us.

Therefore we ask...


In an effort to

as a collective, as individuals.

This is an invitation for people with various backgrounds to explore how we can invite peace for impact, leveraging the practice of Open Space.

Who’s invited?


If you are interested in using your gifts and exposing your hidden ones...

If you are ready to take action and redefine our future together...

If you’re ready to support impact...

This is the space for you!

What to expect?

A time to share, to learn and to deepen our conversational practice in our work, in our homes, and in our communities around issues, initiatives and possibilities that matter to us and that we want to explore together.

When is it happening and where?

January 14th, 15th, 16th, 2022

Each day, there will one circle.

The event will be online using QiqoChat — a collaboration platform using a combination of Zoom and other tools.

How are we going to work together?

Our virtual dialogues will be in Open Space Technology, a loose structure powered by five principles and one law which guides behavior and provides clues in self-management.

Whoever comes are the right people
Wherever it happens is the right place
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 mobility or (the law of two feet) — every person is responsible for their own learning and moves to conversations they find the most rewarding and where they can make a difference.

How it all started...

For nearly a quarter of a century, people from around the world have come together to open space over four or three days in New York City, at International House.

Over the years, this gathering has always been unique and special. It was like coming home for those who attended before; for those new to Open Space, a welcoming place that quickly felt like home.

Past gatherings were hosted by Harrison Owen, Karen Davis, with Devorah Gilbert and Ralph Copleman; in recent years, Suzanne Daigle, and the Open Space Institute

‘Opening Space for Peace and High Performance’ has been the call for more than a decade. Now more than ever, in its broadest applications of self, life, work, community, and world; it speaks to the urgent need of our times.

Last year, the convening question was: “How Do We Engage 8 Billion People in Meaningful Conversation?”. This question is still very much alive in us, fueling dialogues around the world.

We are excited you are joining us in this adventure. Be prepared to be surprised!


We are excited you are joining us in this adventure - any one or all three days. We welcome arrivals for reception and networking at 9am EST (-0500 GMT). The opening each day happens at 10am and ends 3pm EST.

On Saturday after news and announcements we include an option for all to join the hosting organization Open Space Institute - US' annual member meetup from 3:30pm to about 4:30pm EST or whenever it is over.

Please view this Daily Flow page to better see what it looks like in your time zone.

This link may help you add the event to your calendar in your time zone.


Our desire is to include all who want to participate. The suggested donation is $25 for the three days to cover our costs. Any amount above will be welcome with the goal of continuous educational activities to foster learning in Open Space through OSI US. If financial circumstances are difficult, know that you will be welcome at no cost.

Registration is necessary to have access to the sessions.


Karen Davis at +1 (212) 595-9107 or


Harrison Owen: Harrison is President of H.H.Owen and Co. His academic background and training centered on the nature and function of myth, ritual and culture. In the middle '60s, he left academe to work with a variety of organizations including small West African villages, urban (American and African) community organizations, Peace Corps, Regional Medical Programs, National Institutes of Health, and Veterans Administration. Along the way he discovered that his study of myth, ritual and culture had direct application to these social systems. In 1979 he created H.H.Owen and Company in order to explore the culture of organizations in transformation as a theorist and practicing consultant. Harrison convened the First International Symposium on Organization Transformation and is the originator of Open Space Technology. He is the author of Spirit: Transformation and Development in Organizations, Leadership Is, Riding the Tiger, Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide, The Millennium Organization, Tales From Open Space, Expanding Our Now: The Story of Open Space Technology, The Spirit of Leadership: Liberating the Leader in Each of Us, The Power of Spirit: How Organizations Transform, The Practice of Peace,and Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World.

Open Space Institute US: OSI-US holds space for Open Space and serves by: providing access to resources on Open Space; connecting individuals and groups to inform, inspire, mentor, and sustain each other in opening and holding space; and being an inclusive learning community. We believe that inspired behavior can be an everyday experience and that humanity is only limited by its perceptions of the possible. OSI was created to grow that sense of possibility and make it a reality by focusing on: learning, research and practice.

You can see who has registered at this link.

January 14th, 2022 9:00 AM to January 16th, 2022 3:00 PM
Online with QiqoChat and Zoom
United States
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