The next day, those who could not attend the world café could see in the posters what interests people. Which is very useful in order to decide issues to be presented during the marketplace. I will not go into too much on how an Open Space works. (If you are interested, leave a comment and I will write a separate article). What I will say is that it generates an energy and a climate of sharing and helping each other, that does not usually happen in other types of more standard conference formats.
After the first marketplace, we had all 5 streams and time slots filled with ideas, with some sessions spilling onto the beach (as usual). The gong gives the starting signal for the first sessions. In the afternoon, after all the sessions, we met again to share what we had learned and to thank those who have participated and hosted.