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How does an unconference work?

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

We all know what a conference is; people dress up, some show up in suits, it’s super formal, they’ve got a set topic of discussion, there’s some time for questions at the end, some are boring and some aren’t, you get the idea. We are GCUC, AKA the Global Coworking Unconference Conference. We’ll stop here as some of you might be confused. Unconference Conference...we know, it’s kind of contradictory. So allow us to shed some light. Basically an unconference is… Read More »

How Coworking Changes your City

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

Coworking spaces are popping up in cities, large and small, all over the world. They’ve revolutionized the work model and brought life to many communities and cities, changing them for the better. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn about just a couple of ways in which coworking spaces improve a city; from environmental aspects to community ones, if there’s a coworking space around you chances are you’ll see some improvements. Melissa Saubers, CEO of Cowork Waldo in Kansas City,… Read More »

How to Find the right Consultant By: Ceci Amador

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

Hiring a consultant can help small businesses, startups, and workspace operators in various ways. From helping with accounting and legal matters, to marketing efforts and providing specialized know-how, consultants can help ease the stress associated with day to day tasks necessary to get a business going and keeping it afloat. However, finding the right consultant for your business isn’t an easy task, especially when there are various candidates out there. We spoke with Karen Condi, founder of Lexington based consulting… Read More »

On the Global explosion of Coworking

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

On the Global explosion of Coworking: Coworking is on the rise. What was once thought of as a trend is looking like it is here to stay. Check out what our friends at Workdesign Magazine have to say about the growth of the coworking movement. Click here to get the scoop! Read More »

Camp GCUCALL: Everything you need to know to open a flexible workspace

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

CAMP GCUCALL: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO OPEN A FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE. Just because you’re a novice or don’t have a workspace (yet) doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the all the juicy fun. Camp GCUCALL: What is it? It’s the perfect opportunity for industry novices to learn everything about opening, managing, and growing a flexible workspace. The day will be divided into five sessions that’ll cover community, technology, design, legal and finance. We’ll get real about what it takes… 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 in the New Worker Magazine!

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Liz Elam in Uncategorized

Over on the New Worker Magazine, Melissa Mesku has a great profile on history and culture of GCUC.  The entirety of it is reproduced below. If you haven't seen the New Worker, ch-ch-check it out! In most industries, the annual conference might warrant a raised eyebrow at best. But in the case of GCUC, the industry is coworking, and that makes all the difference. The quirky name, Global Coworking Unconference Conference, is in homage to a Stephen Colbert skit, and its acronym,… Read More »

Colearning Before Coworking

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Community, Coworking, Uncategorized

by Melissa Geissinger, President & COO of WIMP and General Manager of WIMPspace  A geek. A nerd. A dork. If you’re anything like me (a 30-something tech entrepreneur who built her first website in 1996), you’ve been called at least one of these things at some point in your life. The crazy thing? These days it’s actually cool to be identified as one. Well these days if you wander the streets of Santa Rosa, California, about an hour north of… Read More »

Co-working Spaces: An Expensive Cure for Loneliness or an Inexpensive Solution for a Cool Office

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Liz Elam in Uncategorized

Yesterday, ran a sensational, clickbait-y article entitled "Co-working Spaces; An Expensive Cure For Loneliness" in which author Patrick Clark argues that coworking spaces (no hyphen necessary, y'all!) are expensive overpriced workspaces for chumps. As you can imagine, that didn't sit well with us. The math was wrong! He missed the point! We understand that haters are going to hate and coworking has really come along way if anyone feels the need to write articles exposing the "dirty truth behind… Read More »