BLOG + PRESS: April 2015

GCUC 2015 Tours

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking

I hope you’re getting excited to see some of the great coworking spaces we’ve got lined up for this year’s tours! There are so many coworking spaces currently operating or opening in the greater San Francisco Bay Area that it’s hard to get an accurate count, but I’ve heard the number is in the triple digits! While we really wanted to visit spaces all over the Bay, we had to keep the selection to the public transportation routes most easily… Read More »

Why I decided to attend GCUC again

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking

By Melissa Saubers In May of 2014, GCUC was held in my hometown, Kansas City, Missouri. I got to attend and I was happy to help the GCUC crew behind the scenes. From Day 1, moment 1, I was truly impressed with the entire production and all of the attendees. Liz, Lindsey, Mike and crew know how to put on the most informative conference ever. On May 5, 2014 I posted this on Facebook: The best conference I’ve ever been… Read More »

Behind the Scenes with GCUC’s Creator, Liz Elam: Meditation, Meaning and Making a Difference

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Liz Elam in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Retrospective

Liz Elam is the wizard behind the magic of GCUC. Having entered the world of coworking in 2010 after founding Link Coworking in Austin, she has served as a fearless, quirky, open-hearted leader of the movement ever since. We chatted about what keeps her motivated after five years in coworking, what advice she’d give herself of 10 years ago, and what new things we can expect at GCUC 2015. Amy: You’ve been in coworking for a long time now, Liz.… Read More »

Copass Camp San Francisco: A Californian Adventure + GCUC

Posted on April 9, 2015 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking

May 4-9. We’re headed to California. We’re doing GCUC USA. We’re playing a trampoline dodgeball tournament. We’re going whitewater rafting. Are you with us? After years of making friends and connecting to communities in France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, and further afield – we’re finally making it out there (and we mean far out, man): the Wild, Wild West. Well, maybe not the Wild West of those old western movies (in fact, for the landscape we’d bet that our Fuerteventura Adventure… Read More »

Top 10 Reasons you should attend GCUC

Posted on April 6, 2015 by sundaram in Coworking

10. The Unconference allows anyone to be a speaker! What does that mean exactly? Well...exactly what it says. The coolest part of an unconference is the ability for every attendee to fully participate in engaging conversations with each other, rather than sitting in an auditorium being talked to for hours on end. No matter whether this is your first time coming to GCUC or you have been every year, the opportunity to engage and connect with your coworking peers is… Read More »

Day by Day Tips for Squeezing the most out of GCUC

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Liz Elam in Conference

GCUC 2015 is only a few weeks away. If it’s still snowing where you live (Chicago), it’s time to poke around your closet and find some short sleeves because it’s sun’s out, guns out in Berkeley! So pat yourself on the back for getting a tax-write off on a trip to nice weather and then put your sunscreen down and get serious about what you’re going to get out of this Unconference. Day 1: If you’ve been to GCUC before and… Read More »