The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) went to Berkeley! Just across the bay from San Francisco we hosted the biggest gathering of Coworking peeps in the US! Coworkers from across the globe took part in Camp GCUC, a new conference/unconference format, the opportunity to tour over 25 coworking spaces, and more!
Top 5 Highlights of GCUC
Attendees were the first to hear the results of the Coworking survey
What’s that you say? Show us the numbers? Ok, then! GCUC partnered with our buddies at Emergent Research on a new survey all about the effectiveness of networking in coworking spaces. That’s right, in addition to all those great traditional coworking stats, we proved without a doubt that “Accelerated Serendipity” exists!
Camp GCUC – an all day primer on opening a coworking space
Folks new to coworking or in the process of opening their first space learned the ins and out of how to go about it. Camp GCUC was their one stop shop on all things Technology, Design, Real Estate and Branding!
The Unconference allowed anyone to be a speaker!
What does that mean exactly? Well…exactly what it says. The coolest part of our unconference was the ability for every attendee to fully participate in engaging conversations with each other, rather than sitting in an auditorium being talked to for hours on end. For both first-time attendees and coworking veterans, the opportunity to engage and connect with their peers was second to none!
Where else were you going to meet hundreds of other people into coworking?
The GCUC team could tell who was at their first coworking event, because the look on their faces was priceless! We often heard attendees exclaiming: “There are other people like me!” and it’s true! Too often are we stuck in the daily grind of managing our own spaces – this was an opportunity to meet owner/operators from all over the world!
Attendees heard the story behind the word Coworking from the man that chose it.
Before 2005, the word “coworking” didn’t even exist. We wanted to find the origins of the word and were delighted by what we discovered. Brad Neuberg shared it with us Thursday morning!