Blog + Press

Hyphen No More.

Posted on October 9, 2018

We are making history here people. For years the coworking community and those who were trying to understand the coworking community were at odds about the real spelling of coworking. Those that were in the day to day throughs of the industry called it coworking. No dash. Why? Because we like to be together. But there was always this disjunction- when coworking became more mainstream and popular the press talked about it. In true journalist fashion they followed the rules… 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 »

A Juicy Retreat!

Posted on October 5, 2018

You asked for it and we listened. At every GCUC we hear the same thing ‘We just want to talk to each other.’ Well, we decided to call your bluff and we are offering up the first ever GCUC Canada Retreat! Do you need a break? Do you want to get away from it all and recharge? Great. We have created time and space for you to do just that in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Invest… Read More »

Essensys Announces Global Sponsorship of GCUC Coworking Conference Series

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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 »

International Coworking Day

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Happy International Coworking Day, Friends! Today is the day to celebrate the fact that we are all part of something far greater than ourselves. Locally and globally, we are a community of forward thinkers, innovators and game changers paving the way for the future of work. This is big-time stuff, if you really think about it. We, the coworking peeps of the world, are fundamentally shifting the way all workspaces are seen and structured. That is freaking epic. While we… 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 »