Interested in convening and hosting a World Café? These free resources will guide you through the process. Taken together, they cover everything from considerations related to the design of 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!
Café to Go! This concise guide to the 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.
Café To Go Translations: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak; "Mini" Café Guidelines: Somali, Russian; World Café Principles, Russian; Café Know How, Spanish, What is the World Café?, Spanish
[Additional resources for hosting include The World Cafe Resource Guide and The Art of Powerful Questions (both are available in English through our Store)]
The following translations are available for free download, here:
World Café Checklist. This helpful checklist of materials you may need for a World Cafe was compiled by World Café Community Foundation "Chief Chef and Bottle Washer", Barbara Krohn. It also details some of our favorite sources for materials.
Image Bank. Here is a variety of graphic support materials created by talented World Café reflective visual artists, including printable graphics (posters and tablecards) for World Cafe Etiquette.
You are welcome to download and use all the above free resources to support you in hosting successful and dynamic World Cafés. They are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license, and 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 professional capacity. And in whatever capacity you are using them, your contributions help make these resources freely available and are deeply appreciated.