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GCUC Membership is Here!

Posted on November 6, 2018

GCUC is now offering membership! We are uniting the small business, entrepreneurs and freelancers because you know w    hat… All of us together are bigger and stronger than the behemoths. The big guys make up roughly 6% of the shared workspace industry. That leaves the other 94% to us. Membership includes: Access to past GCUC presentations from conference Videos produced by GCUC global Business templates and documents Access to industry forums and a job board Exclusive access to GCUC deals… Read More »

Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on October 8, 2018

Mental Health Awareness week starts today. It’s time that we focus on ourselves and learn to listen to our bodies. Are you tired, burnt out, overwhelmed? It’s time you take that into consideration. In this day and age we are constantly bombarded with information- real time, constantly, and expected to process it, real time, constantly. To be honest, our bodies and brains are not built for that. This week is integral in not only bringing awareness to others mental struggles… Read More »

Essensys Announces Global Sponsorship of GCUC Coworking Conference Series

Posted on October 5, 2018

We are super excited to our global partnership with longtime sponsor and partner, essensys. You might have seen them at any number of GCUC events in the past as they have been proponents and a key player in the industry for the last few years. We are happy to say that you will be seeing more of them as they will play a vital role in all GCUC events for the next year. Through this partnership we will be able… Read More »

Want to join us? Apply for a GCUC Canada scholarship!

Posted on July 1, 2018

It's a challenge to make ends meet when you're starting a new business. As many of us are independent workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs - we may not have the resources to attend an national event such as a conference. The value in attending a coworking conference like GCUC Canada is immeasurable, particularly for those who are starting out, those who might be in transition, or those who are considering diving into the world of coworking and collaborative work space. The… Read More »

So what’s an ‘Unconference’ anyway?

Posted on July 26, 2016

To get the best of both worlds, GCUC Canada uses a combination of both the traditional conference and the ‘unconference’ format. The Unconference is a full day dedicated to participant driven discussions that promote peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. (Some of you may know this format as a bar camp). No unconference is the same, however the format dictates that the participants will determine which topics are most important and that they will lead these collective discussions. Equipped with markers and… Read More »

Why is attending GCUC Canada so valuable?

Posted on July 1, 2016

If you run a coworking space, you already know first-hand how beneficial networking can be to your business. At GCUC Canada, you’ll have the opportunity to meet hundreds of collaborative visionaries, share ideas and learn directly from your peers. Coworking enthusiasts are some of the smartest, most innovative people you will find around the globe, so this is truly a golden opportunity! We’ve got some of the biggest names in the industry joining us in September to launch conversations about… Read More »

How to Win at a Coworking Conference

Posted on June 1, 2016

Big thanks to Alex for a great review of GCUC Canada 2015 in Toronto, Ontario! The Coworking Weekly Show Episode 16: How to Win at a Coworking Conference In 2016 By Alex Hillman: Community Builder, Culture Designer EP 16 Description: How can you make sure that you get your moneys worth at the coworking conferences that are happening throughout 2016? Get the skinny on how to get the most out of conference and unconference formats from Sam Abrams, a core… Read More »

Top 10 Signs Coworking is Entering the Mainstream

Posted on May 9, 2016

The annual U.S. Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) was held last week in Los Angeles. Based on what we saw, heard and learned, coworking is entering the mainstream. Our top 10 reasons why are: 1. The continued exponential growth of global coworking spaces and members: Carsten’s Foertsch’s excellent presentation on the coworking industry made it very clear our forecast at the 2014 GCUC that there would be 1 million coworking members by 2018 is woefully low. We’ll be updating this forecast in the near… Read More »

How Coworking Changes your City

Posted on March 29, 2016

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 »

The Original Spirit of Coworking Still Alive at GCUC 2015 Conference

Posted on November 30, 2015

By Cat Johnson // To kick off last week’s Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Berkeley, Ca., Tony Bacigalupo, co-founder of New Work City, posed a question: Who thinks coworking means dividing up office space to sell at a profit? Not a hand went up. He then asked those who think coworking is something more than that to raise their hand. Nearly every hand in the room shot up, accompanied by cheers, shouts, and hollers of approval. And with that,… Read More »