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
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WOSonOS 2008 Host Team


Our fabulous Open Space colleague Gabriela Ender and her team developed an internet-based meeting methodology that gives a real Open Space experience in a virtual environment. Many of her fellow Open Space facilitators have helped field test this lovely tool.

In September 2008 we will meet in cyberspace for the World Open Space Online on Open Space—WOSOonOS 2008.

Excerpted from the OpenSpace-Online® site:

Change Facilitator Gabriela Ender and her team from Germany developed the internet real-time methodology OpenSpace-Online®, which especially promotes autonomous, responsible, respectful, and results-oriented collaboration, thereby helping to overcome the limitations of time and space, as well as saving lots of travel costs. The easy to use system helps sponsors to quickly organize OpenSpace-Online® meetings for small and large groups. The virtual-led procedure of this "Do-it-Yourself" real-time meeting method makes it possible for participants to work together WITHOUT "human" online moderators in a highly productive liberated and joyful manner. This worldwide unique methodology is setting new innovation standards for global e-collaboration by enabling unique, holistic and highly participative architectures to link multifaceted ways of face-to-face and on-line activities in business, community, education, health-care, social and governmental settings.