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GCUC is coming to Berkeley!

Posted on November 7, 2014 by sundaram in Community, Conference

That’s right folks! GCUC, short for Global Coworking Unconference Conference and pronounced “juicy”, is the biggest coworking event of the year and it’s coming to the place where coworking was born: the Bay Area. The event attracts coworkers from all over the planet to come together in one place for three full days of panel discussions, high-energy breakout sessions, high-fiving team building activities and hella shenanigans. As a result, attendees always leave with a whole slew of new concepts and… Read More »

It’s called the GLOBAL Coworking Unconference Conference after all….

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Liz Elam in Uncategorized

I’ve operated a successful and profitable Coworking space for almost (gasp) four years! Like most operators, I often field calls and requests for meeting from others thinking about opening a Coworking space. I’m happy to talk and encourage but I get enough requests that I have to limit my engagement. I have now run a successful and a little profitable Coworking conference for over (gasp) three years. I started to get calls for other regions of the world asking for… Read More »

What Coworking Looks Like.

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

In case you happened to miss GCUC 2014, we decided to bring you some highlights of the GCUC 2014 crew—the smiles and the faces of a thoroughly engaged, enthusiastic community of coworkers from around the globe. We hope you enjoy this collection of fun times had by our attendees. This is what coworking looks like. See you in 2015! Read More »

New Models for Coworking – The Blurring of Lines

Posted on by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

Coworking is a growing trend but growing in very different ways — today’s panel included people running spaces that are independent, corporate funded, university funded and one with a climbing wall. When asked “what has worked and what are the challenges?” There were a range of answers. Generally speaking, growth was the top issue while the network strength was a close second. Small, focused teams manages the space while using the right tools have helped grow these communities. The second half of… Read More »

Rise of the Superconnector

Posted on by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

Scott Gerber outlines the role of a superconnector in a big data world. After asking people who have 500+ connections on LinkedIN to recite all the name, we learn that that these connections are meaningless. When you treat your members like numbers you are fundamentally forgetting these people are human. Gerber leaves us with the idea if you can be a meaningful role for someone, you have a fan for life. Read the full article on medium.com Read More »

The Future of Design and Work – What’s Next?

Posted on by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

Trends in the workplace are rapidly changing. Over the course of only a few years the cubical height have shrunk to zero. Layouts in the office have changed from closed and static to open and collaborative. Furniture continue to evolve as well as the technology within them. We are not far away from connected furniture that have APIs people can hack. Read the full article on medium.com Read More »

Top 8 Moments of the 2014 Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Kansas City

Posted on by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

By Sarah Snyder Three weeks after the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) has left Kansas City, I am reflecting on the superb experience we had and connections we made. Think Big Coworking and Think Big Partners could not be more excited with the decision GCUC made to come to Kansas City this year and we hope that our beloved city proved to be more than expected (which I think it did.) This being my third year attending, GCUC continues to… Read More »

GCUC Kansas City: Big Ideas We Brought Home

Posted on by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Retrospective

It’s no secret we had a blast at GCUC in Kansas City. We wanted to share some of the exciting things we packed into our carry ons to bring home. As always, our number one takeaway was: We’re all in this together. The coworking community is still so young and everyone is very eager to office advice, share successes and failures, and help each other continue to get the word out about what we’re all working to build. None of… Read More »

GCUC 2014: The Potential of Coworking

Posted on by Liz Elam in Coworking, Retrospective

For 3 days, coworking geeks from around the globe gathered in Kansas City for this year’s Global Coworking Unconference Conference. During our time together we shared, listened, learned, argued and laughed. As always when coworking friends convene, it felt wonderful to reconnect with the global movement. Coworking is not just this thing that we do in Seattle – it’s a movement of independent workers from around the world all looking to do better together. Now back home in Seattle, I… Read More »