BLOG + PRESS: GCUC USA 2016

2016 was juicy

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC USA 2016, Retrospective

2016 was a great year for GCUC and coworking in general. We made a lot of new friends, took GCUC to new places and grew as community along the way. We could not be more excited to see what the new year has in store. A little reflection on 2016.... GCUC took place in Los Angeles for the very first time. We also held an epic rock paper scissors tournament with over 100 people! We put South America on the… Read More »

15 things I bet you didn’t know about GCUC

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016, Retrospective

Do you know all there is to know about GCUC? Here are fifteen things you probably don’t know: If you say G-C-U-C fast it kinda sounds like juicy – which is where the pronunciation comes from. It’s how all the punny stuff started… Every GCUC has a giant set of letters. You can usually find them on the stage. #iconic GCUC’s name was a nod to Stephen Colbert GCUC never takes place at the same location. In the beginning, the… Read More »

Behind the scenes GCUC story

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016, Retrospective

Jennifer was one of our awesome volunteers for the GCUCALL conference in May. She helped out tremendously and not only got to experience GCUC for the first time as an attendee but worked behind the scenes as well.  We are so grateful to have had her on board. Check out her experience below! GCUC: It was kind of crazy….I found myself in Downtown Los Angeles for my first ever coworking conference, a night of delayed flights, slow Uber drivers and… Read More »

Top 10 Signs that Coworking is Entering the Mainstream

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016

Top 10 Signs Coworking is Entering the Mainstream The annual U.S. Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) was held last week in Los Angeles. Based on what we saw, heard and learned, coworking is entering the mainstream. Our top 10 reasons why are: 1. The continued exponential growth of global coworking spaces and members: Carsten's Foertsch's excellent presentation on the coworking industry made it very clear our forecast at the 2014 GCUC that there would be 1 million coworking members by 2018 is woefully low.… Read More »

Look out Coworking, Here comes big money! By: Cat Johnson

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016, Press

When a small group of coworking enthusiasts gathered in Austin, Texas in 2008, they knew they were on to something special. They couldn’t have known, however, that their budding movement would turn into a global industry. But, turn into an industry it has, complete with big money, corporate involvement, and a strong focus on scale. As the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) executive director Liz Elam said at last week’s conference in downtown Los Angeles, “If you’re not thinking about… Read More »

Hoot hoot mother F**ker

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016

Another juicy story that has made its way to us. Thanks Kay Transtrum! I’m the program coordinator/ community manager at CO+HOOTS based in Phoenix, AZ and this was my very first time attending GCUC. Jenny, our founder, freaks out about GCUC whenever it’s mentioned and gushes about how amazing it is. Like anyone who watched the Star Wars movie three weeks after release or listened to the new Adele’s “Hello” after people subtweeted the crap out of the lyrics, I… Read More »

A Juicy Story – Josh Fine, Captain of the Enterprise

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC Story, GCUC USA 2016, Retrospective

At GCUC this year we focused on telling our stories.  We were surprised and delighted that Josh Fine took the initiative to send us his GCUC story.    Then we had an idea... what if we asked everyone to share their story... Please send them in and we'll be happy to share and Thank you. Josh's story: We are real estate developers in central Denver. In February 2014 we saw a diamond in the rough and seized the opportunity –… Read More »

How to handle difficult members

Posted on February 22, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, GCUC USA 2016

As coworking space builders, makers, and instigators we’ve all dealt with difficult members at one time or another. GCUC is the perfect chance to learn how other industry leaders confront the difficulties of managing a coworking space, including the annoying guy who won't stop talking about his cats when people are trying to work. What follows is an article written by emerging coworking thought leader, Ryan Chatterton, on dealing with difficult members. Ryan believes in providing experience-based and operations-focused insights… Read More »

Its a juicy Alliance

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016

We are super excited to announce a joint partnership with Alliance Business Centers Network. Together, the new 'GCUC Alliance' will deliver an exciting program of events for the flexible workspace community throughout 2016. In the space of little more than two decades, the Alliance Business Centers Network (ABCN) has hosted 34 Strategic Summits and WorldView Forums to bring together the best and brightest minds in the business center and serviced office industry. During that time, coworking has emerged as a… Read More »

Want a free ticket to GCUC USA?

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC USA 2016

We know you’re dying to attend GCUC, which is why we’re giving you the chance to be the lucky winner of a FREE ticket to GCUC USA this upcoming May in Los Angeles. Like everything else we do, the contest is easy, fun, and you won’t want to miss out. Here’s what you need to do: head over to Instagram (follow us @gcucu_usa if you already don’t), post a fun and funky picture that depicts something juicy about coworking, use… Read More »