Blawgthink and Open Space

Last week I presented a little session about podcasting at Blawgthink, a conference for legal bloggers. The first day of the conference was fairly traditional, with various strands and presentations for all varieties of skill levels. The second day was entirely in the Open Space format. There were no scheduled sessions, the agenda was created by the people for the people. In this podcast, I have a clip from Michael Herman, an expert who facilitates Open Space workshops around the world. Oh yeah, I also share the trials and tribulations associated with my first business trip. Enjoy the show!

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Show notes:
Blawgthink 2005: A conference for legal bloggers created by Matt Homann
Open Space: A chaotic, but productive way to facilitate a conference. I dig it.
Michael Herman: An expert is Open Space meetings and kind enough to allow me to broadcast his introduction.

By | 2005-11-22T05:44:11+00:00 November 21st, 2005|Teach42 Podcasts|6 Comments

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  1. David Warlick 11/22/2005 at Nov 22, 05 | 9:12 am


    Again, great to have you back. I’ve often wondered about having a conferences, where the attendees have access to a wiki long before the conference event, where they write the program in collaboration, basically listing the topics they want to learn about, and people who can teach that, then put their names under them as presenters. A Collaboratively designed conference.

    Great show!

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    I wonder about politeness. I could imagine myself being stuck in a conversation that I wasn’t that interested in and feeling impolite about moving and leaving someone in the lurch. I guess that the whole idea is that you should feel free to meet your own needs… but sometimes that is so selfish and shallow. hmmmm…

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