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Friday, November 2 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Story Circles and your Story of Self

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You can find your group at opencon2018.org/groups. Your group number will be the same as your group table in the Collaboratory. 

We'll explain this session before the break and each group has been assigned an "anchor" who understands more depth about the session.

OpenCon is a community, a diverse one, and to flourish communities need time to connect. One of the best ways to do that is through telling stories. Stories are at the core of how we identify and express ourselves, interpret and shape our worlds, and connect with others. The thing is, between grabbing a coffee at the break, seeing a friend across the hall, or grabbing some food it’s so rare to find time at an event to sit down with your fellow attendees to just listen & connect. At OpenCon, we wanted to make sure this wasn’t the case. Because OpenCon is an experiment, this year we’re trying something new, again, after attendees love the session in 2016. Enter: the “Story of Self Circles”.  

Story circles are, at their heart, extremely simple. A small group sits in a circle, and each member takes turns to tell their story, uninterrupted, with no questions or comments before, during or after. The question each member answers is “What brought you to where you are now?”. This isn’t a chance to recall travel nightmares, or your resume, it’s a chance to tell the story of your life. While you talk, others simply listen.

Friday November 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Scott Library Collaboratory 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 2S5, Canada