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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 »

Coworking Tours NYC

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

There are hundreds of coworking spaces in New York. How many have you been to? On Thursday May 4, 2017 you can put a checkmark next to some of New York’s finest coworking spaces, with a map and self-guided tour route of awesome spaces like Blender, Bond Collective, Grind, and more! Want to join the fun? Get on the tour list here: http://gcuc.deskpass.com/tour/ Between the hours of 9am to 5pm, you’ll be able to visit any space listed on the… Read More »

Top 10 Juicy Things To Do In NYC While Attending GCUC

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

Chelsea Market/High Line Experience (75 9th Avenue): The High Line is one of the coolest places in the city--hands down.  In case you haven't heard, the High Line is an abandoned elevated freight train line which has been converted into an elevated park. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District up to 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. The first phase of the High Line opened in the summer of 2009 and has become an instant hit… Read More »

Launching the  Coworky Awards!

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Coworky Awards, GCUC 2017

  The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC – pronounced juicy) is known for being little, well...off-beat, unique and different.  We don’t follow the rules and we don’t pay attention to what everyone else is doing.  We march to the beat of our own drummer. We do our own thing and it seems to resonate and attract a very diverse and passionate following. We have been talking about creating an industry awards program for years and this year is the year… Read More »

A Juicy Q&A

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

Want to know more about GCUC? Check out this article from our friends at The Farm... The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC - pronounced “juicy”) is the world’s largest coworking conference - and it’s about to host its first event here in New York on 5-7 May 2017. Here at The Farm, we’re pretty excited to see what such a conference will bring to our city - and to our coworking space. So, we caught up with its director of operations,… Read More »

Why did GCUC tickets go up in price?

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

Holding an event in the most populous city in America is expensive.  When we say expensive we mean really, really, really expensive.  Our cost went up almost 40% year over year just for the venue.  We also wanted to be in the heart of the city and that also drives up cost.  We did look hard at Industry in Brooklyn and BellWorks in New Jersey but we really didn’t feel like the neighborhoods could support our unique needs. After battling… Read More »

A love letter to Coworking

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Coworking, GCUC 2017, GCUC 21013 Conference, GCUC Story, Retrospective

I remember well the meetup at the uber trendy San Jose Hotel before SXSW in 2009.  I met a whole bunch of operators from around the world and thought – what a bunch of suckers.  They were willing to tell me all their secrets.  They were willing to send me their business plans.  I thought to myself… this is FANTASTIC, I’m the only the shark in the tank.  It took about one month before I was schooled on new way… Read More »

Why coworking is different than working from a coffee shop

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Press

  Coworking is a little different than just working from a coffee shop and here's why... You can go to the restroom without having to ask your sketchy neighbor to watch your laptop or having to pack everything up and risk loosing "your spot". Coworking spaces are designed for maximum productivity. Everything from comfortable erganomic chairs to white noise and strategically placed power outlets. Most of the time the coffee is free in a coworking space and you dont have… Read More »

New York is about to get Juicy

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Press

The world’s largest coworking conference series, The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC – it’s juicy), is headed to New York in May, 2017. For 6 years now, GCUC has been the largest and most relevant coworking and workspace-as-a-service industry conference that operates on a global scale. GCUC has brought together industry leaders and movers and shakers  from all corners of the world – South America, Canada, Asia, Australia and of course the States.   GCUC also has a knack for bringing… Read More »