Open Source Open Society (OS//OS) started as an exploration of how the principles of the open source software movement could apply to wider society and to champion the people doing this work.

We believe open principles can improve our businesses, improve the access and impact of technology and create a healthier democracy.


The internet has fundamentally rewritten the rules for human culture. We can transparently exchange information on a scale we have never been able to imagine before.

We have the resources to enable more people to actively participate in public affairs than ever before in history.

We have the capacity to work together and collaborate on large scale issues at a species level.

Our individual freedom to innovate has never, ever been greater.

The impact of technology on society is growing everyday. The tools of today give us the collective potential to radically improve the world so it works better for everyone.

This work is already happening across business, technology and government. Join us to amplify, celebrate, extend and and connect the open world.

Welcome to the age of active participation.

Welcome to the world where being open is better for business, technology and democracy.


OS//OS 2016 is being delivered by a passionate team of collaborators from across the Enspiral network.

Silvia Zuur - Event Director

After leading the successful first OS//OS in 2015 Silvia is back at the helm in 2016. She loves designing events that meaningfully connect people, inspire collaboration and ask big questions of the world.

Helen Kirlew-Smith - Event Producer

As a producer, event manager and facilitator, for Helen, it is all about sharing stories, and connecting people and partners. She returns to to OS//OS 2016 to help build bigger events, wider partnerships and deeper impact.

Ants Cabraal - Marketing Director

Ants is leading the marketing and promotion of OS//OS, he is excited by opportunities to bring diverse organisations together to put Wellington on the map as a world leader in purposeful impact.

Simon Jarvis - Digital Marketing

Simon is a full-stack creative, digital marketer and technologist who’s excited by the possibilities OS//OS brings by intersecting so many different worlds. Back again this year with renewed energy to widen the community and reach in both digital and physical spaces.

Lucy Carver - Events Coordinator

Lucy is a passionate community organiser with a background in designing and leading alternative education programmes. She joins the OS//OS events team for the first time to champion the lead up events and help to bring the conference to life.

Francesca Pick

Francesca is a project manager, writer and speaker interested in how tech can change business, society and human interaction. She helps teams working on meaningful projects to increase their impact through collaboration and experiments with new forms of distributed organization. She has played an instrumental role in developing the international community and think-tank OuiShare since 2012 and is chair of OuiShare Fest, an international 3-day conference in Paris with 1500 participants.

Dayna Carter - Experience Designer

Dayna has joined the team as the Experience Design awesome human to put help ice the cake which is OS//OS. She is passionate about people, event management and ensuring everyone has a great time.

Paul McGregor

Paul is part facilitator, part law and policy geek. He's joins the OS//OS team to help spread the word and connect with our friends in the far reaches of the public sector.

Speaker Curation Panel

Ben Knight, Loomio

Don Smith, Dev Academy

Jessica Ducey, Enspiral

Keitha Booth, Creative Commons

Programme Design Team

Billy Matheson, EXP

Gina Rembe, Lifehack

Alanna Krause, Loomio

OS//OS is being delivered by EXP. EXP is an event management company created to deliver events for social impact.

Enspiral Experience

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