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15 things I bet you didn’t know about GCUC

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, Retrospective

Do you know all there is to know about GCUC? Here are fifteen things you probably don’t know: If you say G-C-U-C fast it kinda sounds like juicy – which is where the pronunciation comes from. It’s how all the punny stuff started... Every GCUC has a giant set of letters. You can usually find them on the stage. #iconic GCUC’s name was a nod to Stephen Colbert GCUC never takes place at the same location. In the beginning, the… Read More »

5 ways to promote your coworking space!

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Sustainability

As they say, the earlier the better! If you’re planning to open a new coworking space in 2017, NOW is the time to formulate your promotional plan. According to DeskMag’s GCUC Global Coworking Survey Presentation 2016, two in three coworking spaces start their promotion at least a few months before opening. The higher the investment or the bigger the space, the earlier the promotion needs to start before opening. Here are 5 tactics to consider: Highlight the surrounding area: Entice… Read More »

Coworking: as told by the numbers

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends

There’s so much to be gained at coworking conferences that you may not know; The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) has been on the frontlines creating a big, juicy wave of awesomeness that is changing the face of work as we know it. While coworking is on the rise, both internationally and state-side, there’s still a lot of information out there that people may be unaware of. We’ve thrown together a few fun facts that may surprise you. 6  From… Read More »

Canada oh Canada

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends

October is rapidly approaching and with it comes GCUC Canada! There are so many great things about our Montreal Conference that we wanted to share so we went straight to the source, Executive Producer, Ashley Proctor. As a self-proclaimed “coworking conference enthusiast” Proctor has attended every American GCUC conference since 2013 and found something lacking. At the U.S. conferences she was only one of two or three attendees representing all of Canada. “I felt like we had a lot to… Read More »

GCUC China here we come!

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends

After last years success in Shanghai, GCUC is taking on Bejing this go around. If you are planning on joining the GCUC Crew in China, make sure you get your Visa now! We have included a list of helpful info below. Hope to see you then! Venue: 571D-Park Traffic is pretty brutal. Like really brutal. Plan for 2 hours of travel time to get anywhere. We suggest staying at a hotel like the Hilton or the Heyi hotel. You will… Read More »

Behind the scenes GCUC story

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016, Retrospective

Jennifer was one of our awesome volunteers for the GCUCALL conference in May. She helped out tremendously and not only got to experience GCUC for the first time as an attendee but worked behind the scenes as well.  We are so grateful to have had her on board. Check out her experience below! GCUC: It was kind of crazy….I found myself in Downtown Los Angeles for my first ever coworking conference, a night of delayed flights, slow Uber drivers and… Read More »

Top 10 Signs that Coworking is Entering the Mainstream

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016

Top 10 Signs Coworking is Entering the Mainstream The annual U.S. Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) was held last week in Los Angeles. Based on what we saw, heard and learned, coworking is entering the mainstream. Our top 10 reasons why are: 1. The continued exponential growth of global coworking spaces and members: Carsten's Foertsch's excellent presentation on the coworking industry made it very clear our forecast at the 2014 GCUC that there would be 1 million coworking members by 2018 is woefully low.… Read More »

Look out Coworking, Here comes big money! By: Cat Johnson

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016, Press

When a small group of coworking enthusiasts gathered in Austin, Texas in 2008, they knew they were on to something special. They couldn’t have known, however, that their budding movement would turn into a global industry. But, turn into an industry it has, complete with big money, corporate involvement, and a strong focus on scale. As the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) executive director Liz Elam said at last week’s conference in downtown Los Angeles, “If you’re not thinking about… Read More »

Hoot hoot mother F**ker

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016

Another juicy story that has made its way to us. Thanks Kay Transtrum! I’m the program coordinator/ community manager at CO+HOOTS based in Phoenix, AZ and this was my very first time attending GCUC. Jenny, our founder, freaks out about GCUC whenever it’s mentioned and gushes about how amazing it is. Like anyone who watched the Star Wars movie three weeks after release or listened to the new Adele’s “Hello” after people subtweeted the crap out of the lyrics, I… Read More »

A Juicy Story – Josh Fine, Captain of the Enterprise

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016, Retrospective

At GCUC this year we focused on telling our stories.  We were surprised and delighted that Josh Fine took the initiative to send us his GCUC story.    Then we had an idea... what if we asked everyone to share their story... Please send them in and we'll be happy to share and Thank you. Josh's story: We are real estate developers in central Denver. In February 2014 we saw a diamond in the rough and seized the opportunity –… Read More »