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Coworking is the Biggest Opportunity of Our Lifetime

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

If you aren’t on the coworking train, you better hop on. Coworking and the shared workspace industry are changing the way people work- for the better.What people once thought of as a “trend” has now proven that it is here to stay. Take a look at what Allwork had to say after GCUC this year. GCUC 2017 HIGHLIGHTS: “COWORKING IS THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY OF OUR LIFETIME” This past weekend, May 5th – 7th, the Global Coworking Unconference Conference took place… Read More »

A Big GCUC Bite Out of the Big Apple

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press, Sponsorship

GCUC took New York City by storm last week. GCUC would not be possible with out the support of the community as well as our sponsors. One of GCUC top sponsors, essensys, published this shortly after the conference and we couldnt help but share it…. A Big GCUC Bite Out Of The Big Apple GCUC 2017 in NYC raised the bar for industry conferences. From Convene, the impressive venue, to the refreshing content and panels from industry experts. It’ll be… Read More »

14 Takeaways from GCUC 2017 in New York City

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

Just like that, months of planning have paid off and GCUC USA has come and gone for this year. We could not have been happier with how this year's event turned out and we are so thankful for everyone that came out. Coworking (and GCUC) would not be what it is without such an amazing and supportive community. We are the future of work and this is the human revolution. Here are a few words from the Allwork Crew, to… Read More »

Workbar’s Technology Path

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Speakers, Tech

Workbar’s Technology Path By: Bill Jacobson I consider it my primary job to understand what drives our members in both their professional and personal lives.  At Workbar, we made the strategic decision to thoroughly learn about our community before we built any technology that we knew would eventually be required for us to scale. Spending many years in previous companies as a technology founder, I learned the value of good technology platform to a community like Workbar.  But I also… Read More »

Phoney Booths – SAD!

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Speakers

Look, I get it. You’re surrounded by several dozen coworkers and you can see and hear them all because you’re in an open office space . That last thing you want to do is yap away on your phone for everyone else to hear. This wasn’t supposed to happen if everyone was talking like in a newsroom or trading floor…or even a busy restaurant, where your conversations would be private, despite the lack of any walls, because all the ambient… Read More »

Find Your Tribe

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

I’ve personally watched coworking grow from a few spaces (less than 100) to what I’m guessing is about 15,000 spaces around the world.  There is coworking in every corner from Mongolia to Vietnam to Ecuador. Coworking is not just an open space for working; Coworking is a movement.  Its about working in a community and it’s on fire. Try to find a business center that doesn’t identify as Coworking – in fact Regus claims they invented it (they did not).… Read More »

Let’s Talk Community

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

Community What’s the difference between running an office rental facility and growing a truly impactful collaborative community everyone wants to be a part of? It all comes back to your higher purpose. These days, there’s no shortage of folks looking to make a few bucks renting desks in pretty-looking environments. In this session, I’m going to show you how to stand out from the crowd by going after something fundamentally different, more fulfilling, more compelling, than renting the prettiest workspace… Read More »

The Future of Coworking: A Q&A with GCUC’s Liz Elam

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

In 2011, there were 1,130 coworking spaces with 43,000 members. Now there are an estimated 3,800 spaces around the world, with more than a million people coworking. In that time, coworking has gone from a small movement to a global industry. We spoke with Liz Elam, executive producer of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) and founder of Link Coworking in Austin, Texas, about the current state of coworking, where the industry is headed, and the changing nature of work.… Read More »

Convene Is GCUC and Here’s Why…

Posted on by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

It’s no surprise that The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC – pronounced juicy) is partnering this year with Ryan Simonetti, Co-Founder and CEO of Convene. Convene was honored by SmartCEO Magazine as one of the fastest growing mid-size companies on the East Coast. As the first “workplace-as-a-service” (Waas) platform that partners directly with landlords, Convene proves itself to be both innovative and revolutionary. GCUC is excited to introduce Ryan’s business savvy to GCUC USA this May. In New York City,… Read More »

Coworking Tours NYC

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

There are hundreds of coworking spaces in New York. How many have you been to? On Thursday May 4, 2017 you can put a checkmark next to some of New York’s finest coworking spaces, with a map and self-guided tour route of awesome spaces like Blender, Bond Collective, Grind, and more! Want to join the fun? Get on the tour list here: http://gcuc.deskpass.com/tour/ Between the hours of 9am to 5pm, you’ll be able to visit any space listed on the… Read More »