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

Visa Information

Be sure to make your visa appointment as far in advance as possible.

For some embassies it can take quite a bit of time before you can receive an appointment for an interview. It will assist you to bring proof of airplane ticket reservations (contact your local embassy to see about the specifics—some do not require you to show actual purchase of a ticket). Be sure also to budget funds for this interview and process (contact your local embassy for costs).

It may also help if you bring along a letter of invitation. To receive a letter of invitation please let us know in your registration information and we will contact you. If you cannot register until you know you have a visa, please contact us directly (below) to ask for a visa invitation letter.

We are happy to create these letters for you to give to your embassies until about June 15—after which it may be too short a time-frame for us to be able to send these letters to you and for you to secure a visa application appointment in time. Again: the earlier the better.

Please send to both Ms. Nettie Pardue and Ms. Kelly Feder (members of the WOSonOS 2008 Host Team) the following information and they will create this letter for you:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Your postal address
  • Your telephone, fax, email
  • Full contact information for the US embassy in your country (official name, postal address, telephone number(s), fax number with country code)

Please include with that information:

  • A paragraph about your experience in Open Space and facilitation, why you wish to come, and how you will use the experience you gain at this conference

We think that information will help your interview and we shall include it in the invitation letter.

Please send all the information above to both Nettie and Kelly at: and

NOTE that we cannot offer letters of invitation after June 15, 2008—it is also likely that if you are applying for a visa at this late date there will not be enough advance time for your visa interview plus travel arrangements.