Agenda

Day One: Conference

Wednesday, Oct. 5
  • 8:00 AM

    Registration Begins at Montréal Science Centre
    Le Belvedere

  • 8:00 AM

    Breakfast / Introductions
    Coffee Bar

  • 9:30 AM

    Welcome to Montréal
    Ashley Proctor, GCUC Canada

  • 9:45 AM

    Icebreaker

  • 10:00 AM

    A Human Revolution:
    Liz Elam, GCUC Global

  • 10:15 AM
    Panel: Coworking Coast-to-Coast
    Moderator: Chad Ballantyne – The Creative Space
    Denise Brennan – Creative Coworkers, Zach Lyster – The Commons Calgary, Shannon Richards – The Two Twenty, Christine Andrews – Acme Works, Ian-Patrick Thibault – Coworking Rive-Sud
  • 11:00 AM

    Purpose Driven Real Estate
    Natalie Voland, Le Salon 1861

  • 11:20 AM

    Break

  • 11:40 AM

    The Interspace Network
    Louise Guay, Living Lab de Montréal

  • 12:00 PM

    Creative Placebreaking
    Am Johal, SFU / 312 Main

  • 12:30 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30 PM

    Coworking Data & Trends
    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag

  • 2:00 PM
    Coworking in Paris since 2011 – My advice and tips
    Sandrine Benattar, Soleilles – France
  • 2:15 PM

    Panel: Coworking Members
    Moderator: Angel Kwiatkowski – Cohere
    Nancy Wood – The Factory, Jennifer Hensell – Indy Hall, Anna Crooke – Foundery, Maxime Bouillon – La Gare

     

  • 2:45 PM

    Your Staff are Your First Community: Growing Your Team Holistically
    Iris Kavanagh, COSHARE

  • 3:00 PM

    Break

  • 3:15 PM

    How to Sustain a Buzz in Your Community: Lessons From the Honeybees
    Oren Salomon, Dallas Fort Work

  • 3:30 PM

    Panel: Diversity our Strength
    Moderator: Jonathan Chaloux
    Ariane Careau – Temps Libre, Hanneke Marois-Ronken – ECTO, Annie Ferlatte – Communautique

  • 4:00 PM

    Coworking in the context of the Sharing and Collaborative Economy
    Tiberius Brastaviceanu & Jim Anastassiou

  • 4:30 PM

    Authentic Coworking
    Tony Bacigalupo, Coworking.org

  • 5:00 PM

    Day Two Announcements

    Happy Hour Reception
    5pm – 7pm

  • 7:00 PM

    Go for dinner with your new friends!

Day Two: Unconference

Thursday, Oct. 6
  • 8:00 AM

    Check In at Montréal Science Centre
    Breakfast / Introductions
    Coffee Bar

  • 9:30 AM

    Unconference Welcome
    Day Two Check In
    Ashley Proctor & Tony Bacigalupo

  • 9:45 AM

    Propose and Vote for Unconference Sessions

  • 10:10 AM

    Unconference Topics & Sessions Announced

  • 10:15 AM

    Session 1 Begins

     

    Group 1: Growth Strategy / Revenue Streams
    Group 2: Rural Coworking / Non-metro spaces
    Group 3: Coliving Movement

  • 11:00 AM

    Session 2 Begins

     

    Group 1: Coworking Collectives – Collaboration between spaces
    Group 2: Helping your members thrive
    Group 3: Increasing impact with a small team

  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch
    Sign up for tours

  • 1:15 PM

    Group Photo

  • 1:30 PM

    Session 3 Begins

     

    Group 1: Coworking Utilization Stats w/ KISI
    Group 2: Events & Programming
    Group 3: Ask a veteran founder

  • 2:15 PM

    Session 4 Begins

     

    Group 1: COHIP Information Session
    Group 2: Mission, Vision, Values: Shaping community
    Group 3: Technology for coworking

  • 3:00 PM

    Break

  • 3:15 PM

    Session 5 Begins

     

    Group 1: Setting boundaries / Avoiding ‘burn out’
    Group 2: Marketing & Promotions
    Group 3: Being impactful in your neighbourhood / Global collective initiatives

  • 4:00 PM
    Unconference Wrap Up
    Tony Bacigalupo
  • 4:45 PM

    Closing Remarks:
    Ashley Proctor, GCUC Canada

  • 8:00 PM
    GCUC Canada Party
    CREW
    360 Rue St-Jacques, Montréal
    8:00PM – 12:00AM

Day Three: Workshops & Tours

On October 7th we bid farewell to the Montréal Science Centre and we head out to explore many exciting locations across the core of the city.

You will have the chance to customize your tour experience. Which of Montréal’s most innovative collaborative spaces would you like to visit? Walk or share a cab with friends. Stick with the group or take some time to recharge and reflect as you head out to explore our incredible host city!

Friday, Oct. 7
  • 9:00 AM

    Morning Tours – Check In
    Multiple Locations

     

    Tour 1 – Meet at Colectiv
    33 rue Prince – within CEIM Office #306

     

    Tour 2 – Meet at St. Viateur Bagel
    263 St. Viateur Ouest

  • 12:00 PM

    Take yourself to Lunch

  • 1:00 PM

    Afternoon Tours – Check In
    Multiple Locations

     

    Tour 3 – Meet at Brooklyn Cafe
    71 Rue St-Viateur Est

     

    Tour 4 – Meet at La Tonique
    4710 Rue St-Ambroise

  • 4:00 PM

    Afternoon Tours Wrap Up
    Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

     

    See you next year at GCUC Canada in Vancouver, BC!