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Hosting Tool Kit

Interested in convening and hosting a World Café? These free resources will guide you through the process. Taken together, they cover everything from the Café, physical set-up of the Café environment, creative application of the Café design principles, and much more. All you need are people and a place to meet!

cafe-to-goCafé To Go! This NEWLY REVISED EDITION of the classic concise guide to hosting World Café covers the basics of the World Café process. It includes brief outlines of each principle, a description of Café Etiquette, an outline of key elements of the World Café conversations, and tips for creating Café ambiance.

Current (Revised) Café To Go Translations
Greek Cafe To Go | Spanish Cafe To Go

We are actively inviting translations of the revised edition! Please contact us if you can help.

Other Documents
Benefits of Graphic Recording A downloadable pdf written by senior World Café graphic facilitator Susan Kelly.

World Café Checklist This helpful checklist of materials you may need for a World Cafe was compiled by Barbara Krohn. It also details some of our favorite sources for materials.

Image Bank A wide variety of graphic support materials created by talented World Café reflective visual artists (including printable graphics – posters and table cards – for World Cafe Etiquette.

“Mini” Café Guidelines & Other World Café Guides:
Somali, Russian; World Café Principles, in Russian; Café Know How in Spanish, and What is the World Café?, in Spanish.

Translations of The Art of Powerful Questions and The World Café Resource Guide (available in English through the World Café Store)
In Italian: The World Cafe Resource Guide & Guida Breve al World Cafe
In French: The Art of Powerful Questions
In Spanish: The Art of Powerful Questions

Turkish World Café Hosting Resources (in three documents): World Café Principles & Methodology 1, World Café Principles & Methodology 2, & World Café Principles & Methodology Panels

You are welcome to download and use any of the above free resources to support you in hosting successful and dynamic World Cafés, wherever you are in the world. The translations were all contributed by volunteers (the entire World Cafe community thanks you!) and all materials are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution3 License, which means if you use them publicly, they need to be credited with a link to our website. See details in our Copyright and Use Policy page.

A donation to the World Café Community Foundation is appropriate if you are using these materials in a paid, professional capacity. In whatever capacity you are using them, your contributions help make these resources freely available and are deeply appreciated.