Open Space Friends Everywhere,

The World is Shifting.  Come Back to the Circle.  Open More Space!

If you can find your way to Manila on November 9-12, by all means, do it.
If you can't, then joining from your laptop or phone via the Open Space
Community Circle at is the next best thing to being

We're opening more space.  We have a number of online breakout spaces
connected to Manila, plus an online bar, kitchen, porch, pool and newsroom.

We will run a number of experiments during the Manila gathering, all aimed
at supporting more connections among open space friends everywhere.  Be
prepared to be surprised!

Here's what we have imagined so far:

   - Opening in Manila - we'll open a connection to the main meeting space
   in Manila so you can see and hear the opening circle and posting of topics.

   - Breakout/Butterfly Connections - we'll have four (plus or minus)
   laptops connected throughout the day so people in Manila can bring distant
   friends along to breakout sessions, or just have butterfly conversations.

   - Online Breakouts/Butterflies - there are spaces for online
   participants to post or flutter into conversations with other online

   - ** Midnight in Manila ** will happen exactly when the name says it
   will.  Between Days 1 and 2, while Manila participants are sleeping,
   friends from many other timezones will be wide awake and invited to gather
   for a couple of hours of meeting and learning together.

   - Next Year's WOSonOS site selection - for the first time, open space
   friends tuning in from anywhere can be a part of the conversation about
   where to gather next.  Maybe we'll keep the connection open for the Closing
   Circle as well, but that will be up to participants in Manila.

Lucas has made many improvements in the QiqoChat platform since we met
there a year ago for the Virtual OSonOS, including a switch to Zoom for the
audio/video connections.  Suzanne has made a great video that we'll share
with you soon.

*Registration is required and is open now:  visit
<>.  The cost is $10 for anyone not
participating onsite in Manila, to cover the audio/video costs.  *

You can send questions and comments to me directly or post them to the list
here, so we can answer them for everyone.  The whole experiment will emerge
and evolve as more and more people choose to join us.

What we're offering is a space, a platform, for you to learn and contribute
and create and connect and discover...  What happens will be totally
determined by who shows up – sound familiar?  We'll work out the details as
we go along...

Please join us – and share this with friends and colleagues, especially on
the various OS facebook groups!

Sharon, Mitch, Joan, Michael, Lucas, Suzanne...


Michael Herman
Michael Herman Associates
312-280-7838 (mobile)
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