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Welcome to Vancouver!

Posted on September 25, 2017

Welcome to Vancouver, GCUC folks! The Coworking BC Collective is thrilled to have you all visiting us! Here’s some information about our fine city that you might find helpful: Getting around: Vancouver doesn’t have Uber or Lyft, so visitors get around using cabs, public transit, or car/bike share. Our public transit system is made up of buses, the SkyTrain (which is a (mostly) above ground subway), the Westcoast Express (a train that goes to the suburbs), and the SeaBus, which… 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 // Shareable.net 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 »

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

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By Gretchen Spreitzer, Peter Bacevice and Lyndon Garrett via the Harvard Business Review. There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale. This is at least a point higher than the average for employees who do their jobs in regular offices, and something so unheard… Read More »

Are Women More Collaborative Than Men? Meet the Women of Coworking

Posted on November 1, 2015

As an independent writer and journalist interested in holistic productivity, I’ve been to almost half a dozen coworking conferences all over the world—in places like Barcelona, Kansas City, Austin, Berkeley, Calif., etc. I love watching the coworking movement grow and shift, and being lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the next phases are taking shape. But, the inaugural Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Toronto stood out to me as one of the absolute best. It was both… Read More »