Agenda

  • Camp GCUC! An optional paid event for GCUC first-timers. Learn how to open and run your coworking space.

  • The first official day for all GCUC participants! Three tracks of coworking goodness.

  • GCUC Unconference! For all GCUC participants! In the evening, we partay and shake our tailfeathers.

  • GCUC Finale! Optional coworking tours around LA. See how the West Coast does it. Tears and hugs.

Tuesday, May 3: Camp GCUC

It wouldn't be juicy if we didnt keep changing things up on you. So pay attention people!!

The day will start off with a riveting registration process followed by camp orientation where you will receive the quick rundown for the day.

Camp GCUC is just for the novice. We will be giving you all of the information anyone who attends GCUC needs to know about starting and running their coworking empire.

  • We will be kicking off the day centered on the bottom line… the nitty gritty numbers. We will be whipping out the spreadsheets to show you the real cost of owning and running a coworking space. we have a simple rule of thumb – if the numbers don’t work, don’t open. – Don Ball

  • Community is the yeast to the coworking bread. You start with a culture. You knead it. And then you step back and watch it rise. Session includes: how to seed, nurture, and grow thriving coworking communities. And create a community that is breaking bread together. – David Walker & Iris Kavanagh

  • Design is critical to the success, flow and function of your coworking space. We will cover everything from the windows to the walls…. and everything else in between. – Jerome Chang

  • Its not as easy as it looks. It takes a lot of tools and technology to flawlessly run a coworking space.  Its not just software and hardware, its a methodology and we’re about to blow your mind. – Bill Jacobson

  • We just couldn’t leave you hanging when it comes to the legal shenanigans you are sure to face. We will cover the basics of contract negotiations and teach you some yoda like skills. – Toby Mathis

tuesday
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration
  • 8:45 AM
    Camp Orientation
  • 9:00 AM
    Session 1 (Finance ) - Don Ball
  • 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:15 AM
    Session 2 (Community) - David Walker & Iris Kavangh
  • 11:15 AM
    Break
  • 11:30 AM
    Session 3 (Design) - Jerome Chang
  • 12:30 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:30PM
    Activity (Scavenger Hunt)
  • 2:45 PM
    Session 4 (Tech) - Bill Jacobson
  • 3:45 PM
    Snack
  • 4:00 PM
    Session 5 (Negotiations & Legal) - Toby Mathis
  • 5:00 PM
    Wrap up
  • 5:30 PM
    Campfire Happy Hour! Meet the GCUC Crew at the Cana Rum Bar!
  • 7:00 PM
    Campfire ends

*We reserve the right to change things up to keep you on your toes - this thing is fluid!

Wednesday, May 4: GCUC Conference

Kicking off the Juicy experience, we will start bright and early with registration and pastries … and coffee lots and lots of coffee.

Tracks...this is new, so listen up vets. We have designated 4 topics and curated talks on each - Coworking 101 (for the newbies), Real Estate (for the CRE group), Entreprenuership (for growth) and Coworking 2.0 (for the veterans). Stick to one track or mix and match, but when the room is at capacity, you have to resort to plan B.

    1. New Paths to revenue – Coworking 101
    2. Negotiations and Contracts – Real Estate
    3. The website design of the future – Entrepreneurship
    4. How to scale your community – Coworking 2.0
    1. How to be a community stand out – Coworking 101
    2. The Future Office – Real Estate
    3. Legal Pitfalls – Entrepreneurship
    4. Multiple location management – Coworking 2.0
    1. HR – How to hire and manage – Coworking 101
    2. Is the social workplace to become the next big thing ? – Real Estate
    3. Stress management and your health – Entrepreneurship
    4.  How to raise money – Coworking 2.0

Upon completion of your last track we are going to wrap up the day, hit the high notes and fast track to happy hour… I mean networking. You can thank our friends from Office Suite Strategies and Steelcase for the juicy drinks.

Its dinner time, we want you to explore the city and get a feel for the local color, so we are enacting “take yourself to dinner”. You’re welcome.

wednesday
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration & Pastries
  • 8:30 AM
    Welcome
    - Liz Elam
  • 8:40 AM
    A Coworking Story - Why Coworking is the key to my success - Brian Meece
  • 9:10 AM
    Building the Foundation - Our Story, Our Future (saving the world one workstation at a time) - Frank Cottle
  • 9:30 AM
    Why Music Matters - How to reduce distractions with music - Will Henshall
  • 9:45 AM
    Ice Breaker - Jeremy Neuner
  • 10:15 AM
    The Social Workplace - Call it what you will, it's about choice and people - Jean-Yves Huwart
  • 10:30 AM
    Multi Sensory Design - It's so much more than just furniture - Melissa Marsh
  • 11:00 AM
    The Future of work - Steve King
  • 11:15 AM
    The Far Side of the World Panel - Bob Zheng & Brad Krauskopf & Sherif Kamel
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:30 PM
    Track session choice #1
  • 2:30 PM
    Break
  • 2:45 PM
    Track session choice #2
  • 3:45 PM
    Break
  • 4:00 PM
    Track session choice #3
  • 5:00 PM
    Day One - Rap UP
  • 5:30 PM
    Happy Hour

*We reserve the right to change things up to keep you on your toes - this thing is fluid!

Thursday, May 5: GCUC Unconference

We are going to start the day off with a little soul sparking meditation. We'll dive right in to the numbers, explore growth, and hear some juicy stories... complete with a mic drop. After lunch we will talk design and technology followed by our world famous unconference in the afternoon.

  • Session 1 Unconference topic – It’s day of crowd sourced content. Everyone can be a speaker at GCUC!

  • Session 2 Unconference topic – It’s day of crowd sourced content. Everyone can be a speaker at GCUC!

  • Session 3 Unconference topic – It’s day of crowd sourced content. Everyone can be a speaker at GCUC!

thursday
  • 7:45 AM
    Coffee and Parfaits
  • 8:30 AM
    Welcome
  • 8:40 AM
    The Future of Coworking: an Analysis of the numbers from the Global Survey - Carsten Foersch
  • 9:00 AM
    A conversation on growth strategy - Jamie Hodari and Debra Larsen
  • 9:30 AM
    Storytelling - 10 Minutes and a Mic drop - Paul Hemming & Ashley Proctor
  • 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:15 AM
    Future design what is the next model? Hybrid? Office? Open? Let's debate! - Bob Fox
  • 11:15 AM
    Workspace Infrastucture goes bleeding edge and revenue follows- Tony Freeth
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:15 PM
    Unconference Formation
  • 1:45 PM
    Unconference Session #1
  • 2:45 PM
    Break
  • 3:00 PM
    Unconference Session #2
  • 3:45 PM
    Break
  • 4:00 PM
    Unconference Session #3
  • 4:45 PM
    Break
  • 5:00 PM
    Wrap up
  • 5:15 PM
    Go explore LA & eat dinner with your new friends!
  • 8:00 PM
    Closing Disco Party

*We reserve the right to change things up to keep you on your toes - this thing is fluid!

Friday, May 6: Coworking Tours

Coworking Tours! We are curating a number of Coworking tours around the city! Pick your poison and join us on the bus or a self guided tour- maps provided! More to come, so stay tuned.

Friday
  • 10:00 AM
    Coworking Tours!

*We reserve the right to change things up to keep you on your toes - this thing is fluid!