IOS | How it Works 

Moderated Dialogue


At the beginning of Open Session, we kick things off with an intention-setting and then move into a moderated dialogue on a timely topic or issue. Everyone is given an opportunity to share their unfiltered perspective. 

Freeform Dialogue

In the second hour, we break into smaller groups and let the conversations flow more freely. During this time, many participants may wish to explore the group dialogue more deeply or new ideas altogether. 


Guided Meditation

Before we head back into the world and start checking our smartphones, we take the last few minutes to share key insights uncovered during the second hour and close the session with a short guided meditation. 

At IOS, we inevitably will encounter perspectives that do not perfectly align with our own. With that in mind, there are three rules we rely on to keep the conversation going.