Open Space Practitioner Websites

The following English-language websites offer significant OST resources and information that may be of interest. The sites listed here are noted for their generosity, above and beyond simple, professional marketing. Scroll down for Danish, Dutch, French, German, Haitian Creole, Polish, and Swedish. See also Open Space Groups


OSLIST Archive – search the archives – discussions on the OSLIST have been archived since March 1998. The archives are fully searchable and contain countless stories, discussions and musings on Open Space Technology. List membership (free and easy) may be required in order to view the archives.

Harrison Owen – http://www.openspaceworld.COM – the originator of OST and other colleagues, articles, training workshops, books and more.

Chris Corrigan – – practice notes in weblog, stories and resources

Gabriela Ender – – Real-Time Open Space Conference Software, Blended Open Space, Open Change Network, List of Change Facilitators Worldwide.

John Engle – – Helping organizations get better at doing good and, – stories and background in English, Haitian Creole and French, about how we are using open space to foster peace and self-determination in Haiti.

Michael Herman – – practice variations and resources, collected articles, sample invitations, stories, training and practice workshops, etc.

Peggy Holman – – OST toolbox, papers and other resources

Jack Martin Leith – – a bunch of stuff that supports OST facilitation, attitude and more.

Kerry Napuk – – describes OST and four other processes, stories archive, client testimonials and newspaper clippings… pioneering new applications and countries.

Birgitt Williams – – Birgitt Williams and the team at Dalar offer OST training both in person and online as well as Open Space facilitation. Birgitt and her partner Ward Williams are also the Co-Founders of the Genuine Contact(TM) program.

Donna Clark – – Website of Emergent Futures Consulting, who offers Open Space Technology training and meeting facilitation.

Mark Pixley – – “Open Space in Asia” this website provides information/results from recent Open Space events/training held in Asia.

Lisa Heft – – articles, resources, tools and training on Open Space Technology and Interactive (participatory / experiential / student-centered) Learning

Diane Gibeault – – articles, resources (English and French)

Julianne Bell – – training, why and how OST works every time

Zelle Nelson and Maureen McCarthy – A tour through OST, resources; along with other tools for creating inspiring organizations

MichelleCooper? – Website of Integral Visions Consulting, who offers Open Space Technology and Conscious Open Space Organization training and meeting facilitation.


[Open Space Institute Denmark] – GerardMuller?,, caretaker. Contains info on OS, training, examples of events including reports, literature, links.


[Open Space Institute of The Netherlands and Flanders] – managed by Koos de Heer, the institute does not have its own web page yet.

 French – Ockham, praticien Forum Ouvert en France – John Engle and associates, opening space in Haiti and France – Diane Gibeault & Associé.es-Associates. Praticienne du Forum ouvert (OST) formée par Harrison Owen, Diane offre de la formation en FO depuis 10 ans. Canada, France, Brésil – Philippe Slioussarenko, Open Space facilitator and trainer located in Paris

German – Michael M Pannwitz, open space practitioner and trainer located in Berlin, Germany – Matthias zur Bonsen – Open Space Echtzeit-Konferenz-Software, Open Space Consulting and Facilitation, Open Change Network, List of Change Facilitators Worldwide – Jo Toepfer, open space facilitator and open space trainer located in Berlin, Germany

Haitian Creole – John Engle and associates opening space in Haiti.

Hungarian – Hungarian site with some photos

Korean – open space institute korea, convened by stanley park

Polish – Pawel Plawiak, Webmaster & Administrator

Spanish and Portuguese – a separate wiki website hosted right here at

Swedish – ThomasHerrmann?, consultant – Agneta Setterwall – Swedish Genuine Contact Website – promoting Open Space Technology and the Conscious Open Space Organization