[OSList] The 2020 Online World Open Space on Open Space - Planning Discussion

Lucas Cioffi lucas at qiqochat.com
Sun May 31 09:58:30 PDT 2020

Hi All,

Four weeks ago we heard from our colleagues in Germany that unfortunately
and understandably the 2020 in-person gathering cannot happen this year
(their original message is at the bottom of this email).

Then Mark Carmel started a thread 12 days ago: "How about we have a global
OST facilitated by HHO with invites to all on this list serve?"

*I propose that we can all participate in the planning process for an
online World Open Space on Open Space (WOSonOS) this year*...

*First we'll need a compelling invitation.*  On this Google doc
will find 10 empty spaces where anyone can write a rough draft of an
invitation.  You can also add comments to other people’s invitations in the
comment section for each invitation.  If you would prefer to not use Google
docs, please feel free to reply to this email with your draft invitation.

   - Action Item: So if you find yourself sitting down for coffee one
   morning with a clear mind and thinking about why it is important to bring
   OS facilitators from across the world together at this moment, please share
   those thoughts as an invitation on that page.

*Second we'll need a place to host the event.*  If we get 25 (or more)
people to offer their Zoom accounts, then we can have 25 (or more) breakout
spaces for free.  We can use a tool I've built (QiqoChat) to make it easy
for people to jump between the Zoom meetings, but people can use Zoom
directly if they prefer.

   - Action Item: Please add your name to the Google doc (link is above) if
   you have a Zoom pro account and would like to share it for this online

*When should we do it?*  I propose that once we complete the invitation, we
schedule it with three week's advance notice.

*How much should it cost?*  I propose that it should be free with a
recommended donation of $X to organizations near where you live (for
example the Open Space Institute <https://osius.org/> if you live in the
US).  This way we can use the event to build our network's capacity.

What do you think?  The thread is open...

Lucas Cioffi
Lead Software Engineer, QiqoChat.com
Scarsdale, NY

On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 2:12 PM Jo Toepfer via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:

> Dear OS Community worldwide!
> *Whatever happens is the only thing that could have… *We hereby inform
> you – with regret, let’s say it ones before we look forward – that we
> decided to stop the preparation of the WOSonOS 2020 planned to be held
> October 29 through 31, 2020.
> After a careful review of the current circumstances and the possible
> developments of the COVID-19 pandemia we came to the conclusion that we can
> not held the event as planned. At the moment it would be unrealistic to
> conduct the event in a face-to-face format in fall 2020 here in Berlin. We
> as the sponsor and all those who want to participate and would have to book
> their trip in advance would be left with the cancellation costs.
> The alternative option to hold the WOSonOS as an online event instead is
> clearly not our choice. For us this would be a different meeting than the
> one we are entrusted with, and we have no passion to do it online.
> The ones who already registered, 43 participants from Iceland, France,
> Canada, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Sweden, US, Italy, Spain, Malaysia,
> Switzerland and Germany, are already informed personally and their
> participation fees will be fully refunded.
> *Next steps:* We are currently checking the option to postpone the
> WOSonOS to 2021. Therefore it would be helpful to know whether a designated
> team for 2021 already exists? If so, please contact us and we will figure
> out where the next WOSonOS will take place. Our preparations are on a
> hold – and *whenever the time is right* we (and the venue manager) are
> ready to invite you to Berlin. It is still a wonderful place to get in
> touch in Open Space on Open Space and we appreciate the opportunity to host
> it whenever it starts.
> Take good care and stay well,
> Dietmar, Jo, Julia, Juliane - WOSonOS sponsor team
> boscop and reinblau cooperatives, berlin
> --
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> Jo Toepfer, boscop eg
> Boxhagener Str. 119B, 10245 Berlin
> Tel: +49-(0)30-42018000
> Mob: +49-(0)176-22394083
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> 28th World Open Space on Open Space 2020 in Berlin
> The worldwide Open Space community will meet from Oct 29 through 31, 2020
> in Berlin
> Details and Registration here <https://wosonos2020.berlin/>
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