BLOG + PRESS: April 2017

Phoney Booths – SAD!

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Speakers

Look, I get it. You’re surrounded by several dozen coworkers and you can see and hear them all because you’re in an open office space . That last thing you want to do is yap away on your phone for everyone else to hear. This wasn’t supposed to happen if everyone was talking like in a newsroom or trading floor…or even a busy restaurant, where your conversations would be private, despite the lack of any walls, because all the ambient… Read More »

Find Your Tribe

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

I’ve personally watched coworking grow from a few spaces (less than 100) to what I’m guessing is about 15,000 spaces around the world.  There is coworking in every corner from Mongolia to Vietnam to Ecuador.   Coworking is not just an open space for working; Coworking is a movement.  Its about working in a community and it’s on fire. Try to find a business center that doesn’t identify as Coworking – in fact Regus claims they invented it (they did… Read More »

Lets talk community

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

Community What's the difference between running an office rental facility and growing a truly impactful collaborative community everyone wants to be a part of? It all comes back to your higher purpose. These days, there's no shortage of folks looking to make a few bucks renting desks in pretty-looking environments. In this session, I'm going to show you how to stand out from the crowd by going after something fundamentally different, more fulfilling, more compelling, than renting the prettiest workspace… Read More »

THE FUTURE OF COWORKING: A Q&A WITH GCUC’S LIZ ELAM

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

  In 2011, there were 1,130 coworking spaces with 43,000 members. Now there are an estimated 3,800 spaces around the world, with more than a million people coworking. In that time, coworking has gone from a small movement to a global industry. We spoke with Liz Elam, executive producer of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) and founder of Link Coworking in Austin, Texas, about the current state of coworking, where the industry is headed, and the changing nature of… Read More »

Convene is GCUC and heres why…

Posted on by Stormy McBride in Uncategorized

It’s no surprise that The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC – pronounced juicy) is partnering this year with Ryan Simonetti, Co-Founder and CEO of Convene.  Convene was honored by SmartCEO Magazine as one of the fastest growing mid-size companies on the East Coast.  As the first “workplace-as-a-service” (Waas) platform that partners directly with landlords, Convene proves itself to be both innovative and revolutionary.    GCUC is excited to introduce Ryan’s business savvy to GCUC USA this May.  In New York… Read More »