Month: April 2015

GCUC 2015 Tours

I hope you’re getting excited to see some of the great coworking spaces we’ve got lined up for this year’s tours! There are so many coworking spaces currently operating or opening in the greater San Francisco Bay Area that it’s hard to get an accurate count, but I’ve heard the number is in the triple digits! While we really wanted to visit spaces all over the Bay, we had to keep the selection to the public transportation routes most easily navigable within the four-hour time slot we have for tours. This meant Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco were our best bet for a great tour selection and experience. When I sent out… Read More

Why I decided to attend GCUC again

By Melissa Saubers In May of 2014, GCUC was held in my hometown, Kansas City, Missouri. I got to attend and I was happy to help the GCUC crew behind the scenes. From Day 1, moment 1, I was truly impressed with the entire production and all of the attendees. Liz, Lindsey, Mike and crew know how to put on the most informative conference ever. On May 5, 2014 I posted this on Facebook: The best conference I’ve ever been to. Learned so much about coworking and community at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference! — with Michelle Craven Rohlf at National Airline History Museum And it truly was the best conference I… Read More

Behind the Scenes with GCUC’s Creator, Liz Elam: Meditation, Meaning and Making a Difference

Liz Elam is the wizard behind the magic of GCUC. Having entered the world of coworking in 2010 after founding Link Coworking in Austin, she has served as a fearless, quirky, open-hearted leader of the movement ever since. We chatted about what keeps her motivated after five years in coworking, what advice she’d give herself of 10 years ago, and what new things we can expect at GCUC 2015. Amy: You’ve been in coworking for a long time now, Liz. What keeps you motivated and passionate when it comes to coworking? What keeps you in the game? Liz: Coworking is about so much more that just a place to work. We get… Read More

Copass Camp San Francisco: A Californian Adventure + GCUC

May 4-9. We’re headed to California. We’re doing GCUC USA. We’re playing a trampoline dodgeball tournament. We’re going whitewater rafting. Are you with us? After years of making friends and connecting to communities in France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, and further afield – we’re finally making it out there (and we mean far out, man): the Wild, Wild West. Well, maybe not the Wild West of those old western movies (in fact, for the landscape we’d bet that our Fuerteventura Adventure is much closer!) but instead, the dramatic cliffs, beautiful beaches and scenic mountains of beautiful California. Got that picture in your head yet? Here’s some music to put things in perspective. GCUC… Read More

Top 10 Reasons you should attend GCUC

10. The Unconference allows anyone to be a speaker! What does that mean exactly? Well…exactly what it says. The coolest part of an unconference is 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. No matter whether this is your first time coming to GCUC or you have been every year, the opportunity to engage and connect with your coworking peers is second to none! 9. Where else are you going to meet hundreds of other people into coworking? The GCUC team can always tell who’s at their first coworking event, because the look… Read More

Day by Day Tips for Squeezing the most out of GCUC

GCUC 2015 is only a few weeks away. If it’s still snowing where you live (Chicago), it’s time to poke around your closet and find some short sleeves because it’s sun’s out, guns out in Berkeley! So pat yourself on the back for getting a tax-write off on a trip to nice weather and then put your sunscreen down and get serious about what you’re going to get out of this Unconference. Day 1: If you’ve been to GCUC before and you think you know the drill…then you don’t know Liz. She is mixing it up like Beyonce on the dance floor. Check the agenda and you’ll see that Day 1 is totally… Read More