Open Space

Did you ever find that your most useful conference tip came from the coffee line or the bar? Open Spaces are intended to do just that. In other words, a space consisting of breaks only, an informal way of discussing topics with a focus on learning and helping.

How does it work?

  • We will have several Open Space sessions per conference day.
  • Each Open Space session will be hosted by 1 or 2 experts from a large group of speakers who are facilitating the Open Spaces at ATD USA 2022 (the exact time slots will be announced shortly before the event)
  • The individual session does not have a set schedule.
  • We collect topics & choose the focus together
  • We build the agenda in small chunks of time to forge intense discussions during each Open Space
  • This is a walk-in session, come and go as you like (main frame being the session timing of course)
  • You don't have to take an active part in the discusssions

What are possible topics?

  • Do you need help with a specific problem?
  • Are you blocked somewhere and just don’t know how to fix it?
  • Do you want to mingle with an idea?
  • Did you try something crazy that turned out to work really well?
  • Or do you want to tweak something that worked well but not perfectly yet?
  • Have you read a book/blog/website and want to tell others about it?
  • Do you want to share your experiences with other practitioners?
  • Are you looking for a conference buddy?


Come in and find out.