Agenda

  • April 22nd // Camp GCUC

    Stay tuned for agenda updates, as we are fluid!

    At GCUC, we don’t mess around. We bring you the best and brightest speakers in the industry – no pay-for-play, no sponsor politics – just wise words from big brains, carefully curated to give you your money’s worth.

    Hear from thought leaders paving the way and bringing you with them, shaping the future of work and giving you what you need to carve out your space in it.

    Camp GCUC is brought to you by..

    Satellite Deskworks

  • April 23 // GCUC Day 1

    Stay tuned for agenda updates, as we are fluid!

    We’re already living the long-awaited future of work and coworking is spelled all over this workplace revolution.

    For five years now, GCUC has marched hand in hand with the coworking movement around the world; we’ve explored everything coworking, from location and design, to branding and finance.

    With top thought-leaders of the industry as speakers and panelists, together we’ll help you jump on board and dominate the future of work!

  • April 24 // GCUC Day 2 Unconference

    Stay tuned for agenda updates, as we are fluid!

    • 8:00

      Industry Demos- Hardware, Software, you Name it!

      The lineup of demos you don’t want to miss. Stay tuned as we will announce two more… p.s there may be BIG giveaways.

      • Office Evolution
      • Acoufelt
      • Varidesk
      • Zap Floor
      • Emagispace
      • Fuelled Collective

    • 10:00

      Welcome Back to GCUC Day 2!

      Welcome back- we hope you are ready for a juicy unconference experience with a twist. Today consists of sessions and a day of crowd sourced conference (the unconference).

    • 10:10

      Choose a Session!

      A. Battle the big boys without raising money: Gregory Kittelson, Co-founder of KMC Solutions

      Build a successful and expansive business through capitalizing on the unexpected. Are you leaving money on the table? Secrets on how to build an empire without outside investment. Spoiler alert: Yes, you can. Located in hub 2.

      B. Design by the Numbers – The pro forma.: Jerome Chang, Founder of Blank Spaces

      Together, let’s construct a financial model for a coworking space. Then let’s use that to see how architecture can maximize space efficiency and financial profitability. Located in the forum.

      C. Giving Your Community Purpose: Nate Heasley, Executive Director, All Good Work

      Being a socially responsible business isn’t just a choice anymore, it’s the new standard. This session will explore the ways in which a coworking space can be socially responsible, and how it is good for business and for building community. We will also talk about how to use social responsibility programs generate more attention and revenue for your space. Located in hub 1.

    • 11:00

      Choose a Session!

      A. How to Hit the Funding Jackpot: It’s Not Just Luck – Jamie Hodari, CEO and Cofounder of Industrious

      Startups today are all vying for a scarce yet vital resource: investor funding. With every entrepreneur convinced his idea will disrupt an industry, what’s the secret to cultivating such a coveted resource? On the heels of an 85 million dollar funding round, Industrious CEO Jamie Hodari shares how to raise a round with the right VCs at your back. Located in the forum.

      B. Future City (Sharing Cities): Neal Gorenflo, Cofounder, Chief Editor, and Executive Director of Shareable

      When you think about it, coworking spaces are outposts of sharing in cities that connect their members for mutual benefit. What if your entire city was as supportive, social, and fun as your fave coworking space? A few pioneering cities are actually attempting exactly that. Come learn what they are doing in an interactive workshop hosted by Neal Gorenflo, editor of the new book, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons, and take these lessons how to apply in your town or city. Located in hub 2.

      C. Dismantling the Lonliness Epidemic: Laura Shook, CEO of Soma Vida Wellness Coworking, Women Who Cowork

      We are in the midst of a loneliness epidemic, and beyond the loneliness, lies the greater crisis – our growing sense of disconnection. Humans are a social species and our innate impulse is connection, however, in a culture that continues to glorify the grind and rank productivity over sustainability, we are more often alone and exhausted than connected and thriving. Coworking, a human revolution in the making, is offering an alternative – placing connection and community at the heart of it’s mission. And, within it’s reach, is the possibility to bring people back into inextricable connection with one another. Located in hub 1.

    • 11:40

      Meet back in the forum

      Stretch your legs, grab a sip and mingle with the rest of the GCUC community.

    • 11:45

      Unconference Formation- What is it? How do ya do it?

      An unconference is the day of, crowd sourced content that is curated by the people for the people. You submit the the topics you want to talk about and the ones with the most votes become sessions! The unconference format is a bit less formal than a traditional session as it’s meant to be an open conversation amongst the attendees in the room. That’s why we break into smaller groups

      Speaker(s)

    • 12:10

      Topic fast pitch & Voting

      This is your opportunity to pitch your topic! We’ll vote and get this underway.

    • 12:30

      Lunch

      Chow time- lets eat. Grab a plate and make a new friend.

    • 1:30

      Unconference session 1 (4 sessions)

      Head to the session that sounds the most interesting to you.

      A (forum left): TBD

      B. (forum right): TBD

      C. Hub one: TBD D.

      Hub two: TBD

    • 2:15

      Break time

      Strech your legs and check out our awesome sponsors.

    • 2:30

      Unconference session 2 (4 sessions)

      Head to the session that sounds the most interesting to you.

      A (forum left): TBD

      B. (forum right): TBD

      C. Hub one: TBD

      D. Hub two: TBD

    • 3:15

      Break time!

      Pick your unconference session!

    • 3:30

      Unconference session 3 (2 sessions only)

      Pick the unconference session that speaks to your (GCUC) soul.

      A (forum left): TBD

      B. (forum right): TBD

    • 4:15

      Wrap up session

      Share your takeaways from your sessions, workshops and unconference sessions today!

    • 5:00

      GCUC and All Good Work happy hour

      Join GCUC and All Good Work for sips at Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant. For your GPS.112 West 45th Street 3rd floor New York, NY 10036 (it’s walking distance from Convene) RSVP here (space is limited)

    • 8:00

      Co-raoke

      Forget the cheesy, chintzy karaoke machines you’re used to—this is the next level. This is a REAL COVER BAND, and you are the LEAD SINGER. Join your host Tony B. Goode and Rock & Roll Karaoke at Hill Country BBQ for a night you (and your vocal chords) will not soon forget.  RSVP HERE

       

    At GCUC, we don’t mess around. We bring you the best and brightest speakers in the industry – no pay-for-play, no sponsor politics – just wise words from big brains, respectfully curated to give you your money’s worth.

    Hear from thought leaders paving the way and bringing you with them, shaping the future of work and giving you what you need to carve out your space in it.

  • April 25 // Coworking Tours

    That’s right! NYC coworking tours are on the horizon!

    If you want to join GCUC and Deskpass on coworking tours in the city- make sure that you sign up here. We are offering group tours as well as as a self guided option for those of you that would prefer to go solo.

    The official tour list will be emailed to tour registrants a few weeks before the event, but here’s a small preview:

    • Bond Collective
    • WeWork
    • The Yard
    • The Farm
    • Grind
    • TechSpace
    • Work Better
    • Ensemble

    And many more!!

    At GCUC, we don’t mess around. We bring you the best and brightest speakers in the industry – no pay-for-play, no sponsor politics – just wise words from big brains, carefully curated to give you your money’s worth.

    Hear from thought leaders paving the way and bringing you with them, shaping the future of work and giving you what you need to carve out your space in it.