5 May 2020
Dear OS Community worldwide!
Whatever happens is the only thing that could have… We hereby inform you – with regret, let’s say it once 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