World Open Space
on Open Space 2008
The Invitation
To Register
The Site
Getting There
Who's Coming?
Our Sponsors
Schedule and Times for Events
recommendations and links (delegates are responsible for their own accommodation)
Airports and Ground Transportation
Opportunities to help share resources with others so they, too, can join us at the WOSonOS
Information and suggestions about financial aid, home stays, and other resources
Visa information
Global Village Marketplace and Silent Auction
Maps and driving directions for the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio, Fort Mason, and San Francisco
Other Places and Things to Do in and around San Francisco (including whale watching, a WOSonOS tradition in regions shared with whales)
Currency Conversion
Weather (summer in San Francisco shifts from warm to foggy and cold)
About Open Space Technology
If you have any questions we welcome you to contact us:

WOSonOS 2008 Host Team

Open Space Institute of the USA

If you wish to seek partial funding from Open Space Institute USA (OSI-USA):

First note that if you have received funding from the OSI-USA before, they ask that you please wait 3 years or more before you make another request for funding to them, so that others may also have a chance to use these resources.

To ask for partial funding:

  • Please first see if you fulfill all of the following 4 criteria:

    1. Projects (using or informed by Open Space) that serve underserved areas of the world.

    2. Leveraged efforts that reach multiple people, especially in training or other sustaining sorts of ways.

    3. Situations wherein other groups or individuals have already made investments so that OSI-USA augments rather than initiates projects.

    4. A description of how you will do good work with the experience you gain at this conference and a commitment of how you will bring the story of what you do back to the larger OS community.

  • Then research your costs and make a detailed list showing each cost.

  • Write a request for partial funding explaining how you fulfill the 4 criteria and also showing all your costs, including what portion is being covered by your other sources of funding and what portion you seek from the OSI-USA.

Send your request for funding to

Please note that funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and the final deadline for receiving proposals is May 9, 2008.