BLOG + PRESS: Coworking

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 »

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 »