BLOG + PRESS: Retrospective

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 »

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 »

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 »

Life After Coworking…

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

By: Erin Griffin, former Community Curator at NextSpace Berkeley. It was awesome when I did it, but it is even more awesome now that I am not doing it. Let me explain… Without a doubt, opening and operating a coworking space was the biggest project of my life. When I was hired to open NextSpace Berkeley nearly three years ago, I was a newbie to California. I was expected to not only build a 9,000 square foot space but to… Read More »

3 Key Points from GCUC 2015

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Liz Elam in Retrospective, Uncategorized

By Copass There’s no doubt that the GCUC 2015 coworking (un)conference was a smashing success. Bringing together around 300 people from across the USA and further afield, it was a meeting of the minds to discuss the intricacies, challenges and opportunities that coworking faces today. A gathering of independent projects and visions, GCUC brought us together under one common project, one shared mission: coworking. This ambiguous and open word is exactly what gave it strength at GCUC this year, where… Read More »

GCUC 2015 Coworking Conference Recap

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

by Mike McKeown, The Best Workplace Last week I participated in the 2015 Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) in Berkeley, CA. While I don’t personally operate a coworking space, I approached the conference from the POV of a design and workplace strategist. The coworking community has always had an appeal to me, a certain buzz I continue to try to pinpoint, both personally and professionally. Happy to say, GCUC delivered. A common thread throughout the conference was the notion that “we’re… Read More »

Behind the Scenes with GCUC’s Creator, Liz Elam: Meditation, Meaning and Making a Difference

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Retrospective

Liz Elam is the wizard behind the magic of GCUC. Having entered the world of coworking in 2010 after founding Link Coworking in Austin, she has served as a fearless, quirky, open-hearted leader of the movement ever since. We chatted about what keeps her motivated after five years in coworking, what advice she’d give herself of 10 years ago, and what new things we can expect at GCUC 2015. Amy: You’ve been in coworking for a long time now, Liz.… Read More »

What Coworking Looks Like.

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

In case you happened to miss GCUC 2014, we decided to bring you some highlights of the GCUC 2014 crew—the smiles and the faces of a thoroughly engaged, enthusiastic community of coworkers from around the globe. We hope you enjoy this collection of fun times had by our attendees. This is what coworking looks like. See you in 2015! Read More »

New Models for Coworking – The Blurring of Lines

Posted on by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

Coworking is a growing trend but growing in very different ways — today’s panel included people running spaces that are independent, corporate funded, university funded and one with a climbing wall. When asked “what has worked and what are the challenges?” There were a range of answers. Generally speaking, growth was the top issue while the network strength was a close second. Small, focused teams manages the space while using the right tools have helped grow these communities. The second half of… Read More »