What we're about

Control The Room is a monthly meetup focused on helping facilitators hone their craft to help improve the quality of meetings. Originally named Austin Design Sprint, based on our Design Sprint method which exposed us to new ways of meeting. In addition to supporting GV Design Sprint enthusiasts, we present and share many different methodologies, including Liberating Structures, Game Storming, Thinking Wrong, MG Taylor, Improv, and much more.

Each month we rotate between highlighting practitioners sharing case studies with tips and tricks, facilitation practice where you can get hands-on with tools for better meetings, and a deep dive skill-building workshops.

We’re honored to be part of the Google Global Sprint Chapter program that aims to build and foster a Design Sprint community by providing awareness, resources, and connecting people.

Thank you to Capital Factory for sponsoring event space in 2019 for the Austin Design Sprint Meetup. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers.

Upcoming events (5+)

Monthly Meetup

Capital Factory, ACL Room (16th floor)

Learn how to run better meetings! The best way to become a great facilitator is practice. We'll have facilitation practice where you can sign up like karaoke to try out a new method or just participate. Either way, we would love to have you! Running late? No problem, we always have a little networking at the beginning in case traffic is holding you up and you can jump in as soon as you arrive!

Monthly Meetup: Facilitation Practice

Capital Factory, ACL Room (16th floor)

Facilitation is hard skill to practice. How does a facilitator get better? Intentional practice in a safe space. Voltage Control hosts our Control the Room meetup to help you workshop new facilitation methods in a safe environment of peers. Come join us!

Monthly Meetup

Capital Factory, ACL Room (16th floor)

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Monthly Meetup

Capital Factory, ACL Room (16th floor)

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Past events (34)

Monthly Meetup: Facilitation Practice

Capital Factory, ACL Room (16th floor)

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