Agenda

  • Day 1 // GCUC Conference

    10:00am

    Welcome

    10:10am

    Six years ago, Uber, AirBnB, and WeWork didn’t exist. Today, one is worth more on paper than General Motors, another more than Hyatt, and the third more than SL Green. Why? The pithy answer is that there’s an app for all that, but the truth is more complicated — where we live, how we move, and how we work are all being disrupted. The rise of coworking, co-living, and ride-hailing all point to new possibilities for networking, re-purposing, and more intensively utilizing what was previously just a house, or a car, or the office. In addition, how we perceive the cities, how we use them, and how we find each other within them has been fundamentally altered by our ability to connect, to summon services on demand, and to allow our data exhaust be used for dousing. In his talk, the New Cities Foundation’s Greg Lindsay describes how the city‐as‐a‐service is changing how we move, work, and love — and the investment opportunities this creates.

    11:00am

    What Google has learned from building hubs for Entrepreneurs across the globe

    Amrit Dhir, Global Operations, Google for Entrepreneurs. 

    Sit down, strap in and get ready for some best practices and research debuting at GCUC.

    11:30am

    Break

    Take a brain break and grab a snack from the nourish bar.

    12:00pm

    The Typical office has lots of problems- stop repeating them. By Focusing on wellness, sustaninbility, and people we can take shared workspaces to the next level.

    12:30pm

    Workspace Evolution – Assumptions, Predictions and a whole world of change.

    1:00pm

    Lunch

    Grab a bite to eat and get to know the other GCUC attendees

    2:30pm

    Icebreaker

    Wait and see

    2:45pm

    Planning for Explosive Growth

    3:30pm

    Why your Address is just as important as your community

    3:50

    Break

    Take a brain break and check out the GCUC sponsors.

    4:00pm

    Ask Us Anything – Workplace industry icons

    5:00pm

    Catch a ride to happy hour.

    5:30

    Happy Hour at the Steelcase Worklife Center!

    Join us for drinks at the Steelcase Worklife Center on 4 Columbus Circle New York New York 10019.

    6:00pm

    Coworky Awards

    The first ever industry awards…. the Coworky Awards!

    8:30pm

    Take Yourself to Dinner

    Go explore the citys thriving food scene and soak up the local flare.

    At GCUC, we don’t mess around. We bring you the best and brightest speakers in the industry – no pay-for-play, no sponsor politics – just wise words from big brains, carefully curated to give you your money’s worth.

    Hear from thought leaders paving the way and bringing you with them, shaping the future of work and giving you what you need to carve out your space in it.

  • Day 2 // GCUC Unconference

    9:30am

    How the Unconference works

    9:45am

    Submit unconference topics & vote

    10:15am

    Fast pitch unconference topics

    10:45am

    Break

    11:00am

    Unconference Session 1

    11:45am

    Break

    12:00pm

    Unconference Session 2

    12:45pm

    Lunch

    2:00pm

    Unconference Session 3

    2:45pm

    Break

    3:00pm

    Unconference Session 4

    3:45pm

    Break

    4:00pm

    Unconference Reports Back

    4:45pm

    Wrap for the day

    8:30pm

    GCUC Party

    It’s a party. You’re Invited!

    We’re already living the long-awaited future of work and coworking is spelled all over this workplace revolution.

    For five years now, GCUC has marched hand in hand with the coworking movement around the world; we’ve explored everything coworking, from location and design, to branding and finance.

    With top thought-leaders of the industry as speakers and panelists, together we’ll help you jump on board and dominate the future of work!

  • Day 3 // Camp GCUC

    In a nutshell, CAMP GCUC is the ultimate one-day immersive experience. If you’re here, you’re fairly new to the shared workspace realm, but you’ve just had a two-day crash course with some of the brightest brains in the business. You’re thirsty for more. So, we juice things up with firsthand lessons in financial modeling, designing your space, building community and harnessing technology. You and 100 fellow awesome people will come together to learn and depart with new mentors, colleagues and friends for life.

    Year after year, we’ve seen this experience crank up the trajectory of hundreds of soon-to-be luminaries. It’s a gamechanger. That’s why it comes on a separate ticket. Got yours yet? Good. Let’s get this party started.

    8:30am

    Pick up your Badge

    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

    11:00am

    Break

    Stretch your legs, get caffinated and grab a snack

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

    12:15pm

    Lunch

    Let’s break some bread and engage in conversation.

    Who loves renting rectangles of space to people who just come and go? Anybody? Not me either! Your community is not just what makes a coworking space special–it’s what attracts members and powers your business. We will walk you through the process of fostering the authentic connections you’ll need to develop (or redevelop!) a lasting sticky culture. Expect handy worksheets and lots of interactive Q&A! Tony Bacigalupo will be leading this one for you guys!

    2:30pm

    Group activity & Break

    We love an ice breaker and we love us some coffee and sometime we love iced coffee

    3:30pm

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

    4:30pm

    Wrap up

    Ask the presenters anything

    We’re already living the long-awaited future of work and coworking is spelled all over this workplace revolution.

    For five years now, GCUC has marched hand in hand with the coworking movement around the world; we’ve explored everything coworking, from location and design, to branding and finance.

    With top thought-leaders of the industry as speakers and panelists, together we’ll help you jump on board and dominate the future of work!