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OpenSpace-Online

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The OpenSpace-Online® Real-Time Meeting Methodology promotes autonomous, responsible, respectful, and results-oriented collaboration and helps to overcome the limitations of time and space, as well as saving lots of travel costs. The easy to use system helps sponsors to quickly organize OpenSpace-Online® real-time meetings for small and large groups. The virtual-led procedure of this real-time meeting method makes it possible for participants to work together without “human” online moderators in a highly productive liberated and joyful manner. […]

How does it work?: The OpenSpace-Online® Real-Time Technology is a high encoded (448 Bit) Internet conferencing system that makes it possible to run single and/or simultaneous real-time meetings and conference for 5 to 125 persons. Neither organizers nor participants are required to have prior knowledge about the method or technical expertise. In order to take part users only need to be interested in the conference theme. Participants use a basic Internet connection on a standard computer that has been loaded with the easy to use OpenSpace-Online® Real-Time Conference Software.

Pure self-driven process based on passion and responsibility: The virtually-facilitated, text-based Internet methodology guides all participants through successive phases as follows: opening circle, creating a shared agenda, discussing topics in various sessions, café talks and private one-to-one conversations, summarizing the topic sessions, prioritizing topics and planning for next actions or steps, and closing circle. No external online moderator is needed because the virtual open space facilitator COMOSO (see below) guides all participants through the graphically beautiful, highly intuitive real-time conference which last in average 3 to 4 hours. The participants themselves are the experts who bring shared interests in the theme, knowledge about various topics, and ideas for new solutions.

OpenSpace-Online is available for download in Windows, Mac, and Linux.

OpenSpace-Online is developed by OpenSpace-Online GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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