Agenda

  • April 22nd // Camp GCUC

    Stay tuned for agenda updates, as we are fluid!

    • 8:45

      Registration

      Pick up your badge and get to know some of the game changers in the rooms.

    • 9:45

      Welcome to Camp GCUC - Orientation

      Liz Elam will welcome you to camp and give you a run down of the day's juicyness.

      Speaker(s)

    • 10:00

      Real Estate: Leases, Negotiations and NNN (if you don't know what that is you HAVE to sign up)

      Let's talk the nitty gritty. The industry is evolving and so are the financing methods. Do you boot strap, raise money, have investors, partner up or buy outright? Where are the known money pits and where exactly is the sweet spot that yields a profit? Come and see.

      Speaker(s)

    • 11:00

      Break

      Grab a snack, meet some people, chat up some of our awesome sponsors.

    • 11:15

      Technology: It's Complicated, Learn from our Mistakes!

      Unless you are an IT guru- technology can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate (SO MANY OPTIONS). Here you will get a quick walk through on the software and hardware basics- you know- the stuff that you will need to keep your space up and running as well as the opportunity to Q and A with one of our industry's techsperts. (techexpert.)

      Speaker(s)

      • Bill Jacobson , Workbar
    • 12:15

      Lunch

      We really want you to network with other guests- grab a plate and sit down with some of the other coworkers and shared workspace masterminds.

    • 1:30

      Community: How Do You Build it? How Do You Monetize It? How Many Events Should You Host?

      Its not kumbaya but it is serendipitous. Friendships, partnerships, connections and opportunity are born from a well established community- but how do you build it? Monetize it? Turn it on its head with the coolest events ever? We kid- but really. Here at GCUC, not only will we teach you to build it, we will immerse you in ours. How's that for a real time demo?

      Speaker(s)

    • 2:30

      Group Activity (read fun) & Break

      Look alive people. We are here to keep you on your toes.

    • 3:30

      Design: How To Design Your Space. What Elements Do You Need and What Should You Leave Out?

      Hate to say it- but it's not just about the community. Community thrives in a well-designed and activated space. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to take notes. We're not talking just furniture, we are talking well certified, biomemicry, instagramable shared workspace bliss. Are you ready?

      Speaker(s)

    • 5:30

      Happy Hour

      Grab a drink and mingle with the other GCUC attendees!

    • 7:30

      VIP Dinner

      If you bought a VIP GCUC ticket you will have the details.

    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.

  • April 23 // GCUC Day 1

    Stay tuned for agenda updates, as we are fluid!

    • 8:00

      EPIC GCUC photo in Times Square on the Stairs!

      Its going to be epic, all of the cool kids will be there.

    • 8:30

      Doors open

      Doors are now open!

    • 10:00

      Welcome!

      Welcome to GCUC USA 2018! We have three themes at GCUC this year, Liz will lay it all out for you.

      Speaker(s)

    • 10:10

      Yes, That Kind of Naked

      Naked Hub is hitting the mark on all three of our themes for GCUC 2018. Buckle up, this is going to be juicy.

      Speaker(s)

    • 10:40

      Health is the New Black

      It's not just about checking box with a yoga class or mediation room- its about considering how ones work environment and atmosphere affects their mental and physical health. That old saying "you can pour from an empty cup" rings more true now than ever- what are you doing to help fill that cup?

      Speaker(s)

      • Mark Strauss , Interior Design Magazine
    • 11:10

      Break

      Break time!

    • 11:30

      Lovenotes to your Landlords and REITS

      Speaker(s)

    • 12:10

      Designing for Humans- Not Just Profit

      Coworking has revolutionized office design around the world... but it's time to take it up a notch. As an industry we're getting a little predictable and stale. Let's talk to some folks taking it up a level and learn about how they're designing for the future.

    • 1:00

      Lunch is Served

      Nom Nom Nom. Grab a plate and sit with your new conference community.

    • 2:15

      Fun- You'll See

      We are just here to keep you on your toes.

    • 2:45

      The Gamers Grew Up: Adapting to the New Media Age

      By 2022, video games will have informed nearly 50 years of how humans interact with work and the world. They will have grown from a hobby to a dominant force in every facet of life, with entertainment alone valued over $230 Billion. How is work, workspace, and our social scene adapting after a half-century where virtual worlds went from science fiction to everyday life? How will the work of the future change the worlds we live in and make? World Building studios Pigeon Hole Productions co-founders, Trisha Willams and Joseph Unger share their research on the Future of Work, at the World Building Media Lab at the University of Southern California and how their company making fiction become reality with the Kauffman Foundation and Sundance.

      Speaker(s)

    • 3:30

      Shit Gets Real

      We're throwing down some hard truths about our industry and what it takes to succeed.

      Speaker(s)

    • 3:40

      Break time!

      Grab a snack and stretch your legs

    • 4:00

      Coworking in the Future City

      What does the city of the future look like and what role will coworking play? How can you align with your city to support economic growth and promote entrepreneurship? How are city governments working to meet challenges around entrepreneurship and economic sustainability? Are people moving to the city cores or moving back out to the suburbs?

      Moderator

      Speaker(s)

    • 4:45

      Props to the Tops

      The Coworky Awards!!! We will be giving awards to the best in the biz- are you one of them?

    • 5:30

      Happy Hour

      We are big proponents of work hard play hard(er). Grab a sip or two and introduce yourself to everyone in the room- but not in an obnoxious, overly bearing way. Be cool, this is your new community.

    • 7:00

      Meet up for Dinner with your New Conference Friends!

    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!

      Come early to check out demos from some of our sponsors. Full line coming up soon.

    • 8:30

      Acoufelt Demo

    • 9:00

      Varidesk Demo

      We promise you will want to be in the room- there may or may not be $$$ giveaways...

    • 9:15

      Emagispace Demo

    • 9:30

      Demo

    • 10:00

      Welcome Back to GCUC Day 2!

      Welcome back- we hope you are ready for a juicy unconference experience with a twist.

    • 10:15

      Choose a Workshop or a Session!

      A. Next level community B. Designing for corporates C. Coworking for good

    • 11:00

      Choose a Workshop or a Session!

      A. Amenities & Add Ons B. Future City C. Dismantling the Loneliness Epidemic

    • 11:45

      Break Time!

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

    • 12:00

      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

    • 12:15

      Submit your Topics for the Unconference

      The unconference is crowd sourced- so go after it! Post the topic you want to talk about, need answers to or are just cocurious about.

    • 12:30

      Topic Fast Pitch

      You've got 30 seconds to pitch your topic- ready set go!

    • 1:00

      Lunch

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

    • 2:15

      Unconference Session 1

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

    • 3:00

      Break time

      Strech your legs and check out our awesome sponsors.

    • 3:15

      Unconference Session 2

      Pick your unconference session!

    • 4:00

      Break time

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

    • 4:15

      Unconference session 3

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

    • 5:00

      Wrap up Session

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

    • 6:00

      Happy Hour

      Happy hour time- more juicy details to come.

    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.

  • 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.

    Stand by because we will be sending out more information on the tours once the full list of spaces has been curated! See you in NYC!

     

    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.