Dear Jane and Gail and all,

Alas I cannot attend this year but to all my Open Space colleagues, peers
and friends, if there is even a slight chance that you might go to Tainan
in Taiwan, how I urge you to do so.

I have often traveled far to attend WOSonOS. Each has been magical and

My very first foreign Open Space foray was to Taipei in Taiwan. It tugs at
my heart still the memory of my time there. There was a warmth and
simplicity in the hospitality that etched itself in my soul. It began my
journey into this world of open space, a journey that I treasure more and
more each day.

Having met Jane Lewis in Manila last year, I know that this gathering will
be unique…cozy, surprising, memorable and as they say full of laughter and

Below a link to some pics from 2009. You will see many familiar faces from
our Open Space community. *Life long friendships happen at WOSonOS!!*

Now in 2017, WOSonOS is happening in another part of Taiwan – a country
that offers such beauty and hospitality.

I include a link to my 2009 Taiwan photos...dedicated to Gail West and crew
with warm wishes and big hugs to Jane and the 2017 host team!

Suzanne with warm greetings from Florida

Suzanne Daigle
Open Space Facilitator
NuFocus Strategic Group

FL 941-359-8877
Cell: 203-722-2009
Twitter @Daiglesuz

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 6:50 AM, Gail West via OSList <> wrote:

> Lovely to meet and greet whoever comes!  How about you?
> Thanks.
> Gail
> On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Michael M Pannwitz via OSList <
>> wrote:
>> Dear Gail,
>> great invitation, warm, straight and simple.
>> Wishing you and everyone joining a wonderful time in October.
>> I am sure there will be a participant from here to deliver the invitation
>> to the WOSonOS in 2020 in Berlin... as announced at the WOSonOS in Berlin
>> in 2010!
>> Hugs and Peace
>> mmp
>> Am 05.08.2017 um 09:59 schrieb Gail West via OSList:
>>> YES - IT'S ON - WOSONOS 2017!!
>>> <
>>> 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
>>> Michael Herman, the 1999 Chicago host 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 ShuiLiHui, 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."
>>> WHEN
>>> It'll be held Oct. 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. We held all rooms at
>>> the venue. (For reservations, email me) 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.
>>> Registration fee:
>>> 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.
>>> 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: <
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>>> KNOW you're coming?
>>> Register here: <>
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>>> share your/our news
>>> --
>>> /Gail West, /
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>>> Skype) gwestica
>>> <>
>> --
>> Michael M Pannwitz
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