.Open Space on Open Space  ...

 what is OST?
 about this site
 the bulletin board













Just a quick note here to say that Marysville was a great conference...complete proceedings posted online in a new format... a wiki web, demonstrated for you at OSONOS10 proceedings...stay tuned to this page for news and information about next year's OSONOS conference in Sweden/Denmark.

OSonOS in OZ:
The Tenth Annual Worldwide
Open Space Practitioners' Conference
near Melbourne Australia,
on November 9-12, 2002


TheTenth International OPEN SPACE on OPEN SPACE in OZ at Marysville ­ about 100 minutes drive into the mountains from Melbourne Airport, Victoria, Australia - will be on November 9 (commence with evening BBQ)-10-11-12 (finish with lunch), 2002.

It will be Spring here, with temperatures anywhere between 10 degreesC and 25 degreesC, maybe bright sunlight, maybe some rain - Melbourne (in Spring especially) has a reputation of being able to have four seasons in the same day. Wonderful!

We'll make suggestions about clothing to bring by about May, 2002, so stay tuned to this page. In the meantime some things to think about and start planning on...


Click to download registration info and forms:

osonos registration form as .PDF format (will open in Adobe Acrobat)
osonos registration form as .DOC format (will open in MS-Word)

news about requesting financial assistance.PDF (will open in Adobe Acrobat)
news about requesting financial assistance.DOC (will open in MS-Word)


Suggestion for Air Travelers:

Ask your own travel agent to give you a price on what you want to do and where you want to go; and then send that data to our travel lady here, Joy Doylend <joy@jstravel.com.au> to see if we can better the price for you by arranging things from this end. Harrison Owen's trip to Australia this year came out at nearly half what he had been quoted from his US agency!!!

And remember that our Australian currency is sitting at about half the
US$ right now, and seems unlikely to move very far beyond that in the coming months. It makes travel from North America and parts of Europe very much less expensive than the numbers seem.

And on-the-ground costs are far less than in other countries, though perhaps not as inexpensive as some parts of Asia. The current cost of a McDonalds Big Mac Hamburger, for the record, is AU$3.00 - that is about US$1.56.

We will have accurate fees for OSonOSinOZ for you by early March, with
early-bird registrations and accommodation arrangements in place at that


Registration and accommodation forms:

Click to download registration info and forms:
osonos registration form as .PDF format (will open in Adobe Acrobat)
osonos registration form as .DOC format (will open in MS-Word)

The fee we are arranging will be all-inclusive - no extra charges unless you go to the Old-Fashioned Lolly Shop in Marysville or the Art Shop or.....

If you'd like to know about other travel options in Australia while you are here, the following might give you some idea of what is worth considering. You'll need to get an atlas or access the Internet to make sure you know the distances involved. <Lonely Planet - Australia Map>
will be helpful, and lots of other data is available at <Australia-Virtual Tourist.com>


Extended Travel Options:

Tasmania: 7 days/6 nights [before or after the Conference] Air Melbourne/Launceston (overnight) Freycinet (2 nights) Port Arthur (overnight) Hobart (2 nights) Melbourne.

Melbourne to Sydney (or Sydney to Melbourne): 5 days/4 nights [On the
way to or from Melbourne] Melbourne/Beechworth (overnight) Canberra (3 nights) Sydney.

Cairns/Port Douglas : 6 days/5 nights [before or after the conference] Air Melbourne/Cairns (5 nights)/Sydney then ex Sydney

Sydney : 6 days/5 nights [before or after the conference] Air Melbourne/Sydney (5 nights) then ex Sydney.

Norfolk Island : 6 days/5 nights [before or after the conference] Air Sydney/Norfolk Island (5 nights)/Sydney then ex Sydney.

Great Ocean Road, Victoria : 4 days/3 nights [before or after the conference] Melbourne/Geelong/Apollo Bay (overnight) Halls Gap/Ballarat (overnight)

And there are other options in New Zealand, too, on the way to or from

For further details and pricing, get back to Joy Doylend <joy@jstravel.com.au>. Joy can also arrange visas when ticketing is set up from this end.


More to come about OSonOSinOZ... but do make sure you have the dates in your diary.

Cheers and blessings
Fr BRIAN S. BAINBRIDGE, briansb@mira.net

Links to previous OSonOS conference proceedings

For a recap of discussion at the last two OSonOS conferences, please follow the links below.

OSonOS VI, Monterey California, USA
OSonOS VII, Chicago Illinois, USA

OSonOS VIII, Berlin, Germany
OSonOS IX, Vancouver BC, Canada