YES – IT’S ON – WOSONOS 2017!!
(25th Annual!!)
It’s time to register for another annual gathering to explore the edges of Open Space — and to push them out just a little bit further. Like the Chicago host Michael Herman wrote, this is the place to laugh and learn — with old friends and kindred spirits — some of the most experienced Open Space practitioners on the planet and some of the most passionate new practitioners and explorers of Open Space. You needn’t consider yourself an Open Space expert. It’s enough to bring your passion, your experience and the story from just one place where you’ve opened the space — or even a real situation where you are actively working now to open the space. But don’t expect a training event, or conference, because that’s not what this one is.

The practitioners gathering will be at Shui Li Hui, right beside Tainan University and the 5 Concubines Temple, a 3 minute bike ride from Confucius Temple. This is Central Tainan in the historic area. On Google search “wosonos17.”

It’ll be held October 26-28.
9am to 6pm Thurs & Fri., and 9 to noon Saturday.
The night before there’ll be an informal gathering at a nearby sidewalk barbeque place.

Overseas visitors will have priority for on-site housing until September 15. There are 20 double rooms on site @ 500NTD/person/night. We held all rooms at the venue from Oct. 25 through 28. We’ve got a list of several other housing options. Trip Advisor & AirBnB work super well, too. The venue is a <100NTD taxi ride from every possible level of housing. We’ll be happy to help folks find what works best for them. Easy peasy.

This year the venue arrangements give us the space to offer a “pick your own price” registration. Price won’t be an impediment for anyone. We recommend 150 USD. Each person tells us the price that works for them. Some people are joining our support team in exchange for free registration. We supply breakfast, lunch and snacks. For dinners, Tainan is FULL of great food. We’ll hand out maps and lists.

Space opens 9am Thursday. Agenda Walls go from empty to full by about 10am. As usual, each person there is invited to host the topics that matter most to them, and we self-organize from there. It’s fun. Be prepared to be surprised!

It’s the yearly “meeting of the tribe,” as several people in Manila last year expressed. We gather, we renew, we post and host topics, share stories and learnings, think through issues & opportunities in our practice. It’s that simple. The most powerful thing in the world is what happens when people meet up.

Please join us!
… and please do help spread the word to those people you know who will learn from and contribute to this worldwide open space gathering!

Interested in coming?
Say so here: https://goo.gl/forms/bVRV3ZAogKA5ZzD93

KNOW you’re coming?
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ycpls2v8

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Want to know more about Open Space Technology? Watch these videos.
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Jane on behalf of the Inviting Team

Early Feedback

“I am sooo excited that I can finally join you. Even the experience of filling out the registration form was so much fun & easy, far from what am usually exposed to…already giving me a taste of the beautiful things that await in my journey to Tainan 🙂 ”

“You have such a lovely way to gather people together, a welcoming change.”