Open houses provide information; provide a forum for understanding people's concerns and discussing issues; and provide opportunities for follow up or feedback (see Displayor Exhibit). A relatively informal event designed to allow people to drop in and obtain information at their convenience. Usually, the open house includes display information and presentation material complimented by printed handout materials and the presence of the sponsor's staff to meet with and answer people's questions one-on-one. Brief presentations should also be made at regular times to inform guests.
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