Find out about what the world of GCUC (pronounced ‘juicy’) has in store for co-working unconference fans in 2017.
Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) describes itself as a ‘worldwide explosion of co-working awesomeness’. Tapping into the fact there are now more than 10,000 co-working spaces across the globe, these unconferences now take place on every continent. The unconference provider describes co-working as a ‘workplace revolution’, a global movement and the future of work. We couldn’t agree more.
“Co-working is a phenomenon that is taking the world by storm. From one community in 2005 in San Francisco, to 7,800 as of 2015. And in 2016 alone, another 3,000 or so new ones coming on board.” – Tony Bacigalupo, GCUC Radio
It’s called an ‘unconference’ conference because the organisers like to emphasise the informal exchange of information and ideas, much like the co-working movement itself promotes. This means that as well as a more conventionally structured programme of events, there is plenty of opportunity for networking and to hear from inspiring co-working fans. Unconferences explore everything from the location and design of co-working spaces, to branding and community building.
These unconference conferences during 2017 will involve jam-packed days full of keynotes and the unconference itself. There will also be a camp, networking opportunities, panel sessions, exclusive insights, food, drinks, and a party. Events are said to be appropriate for those new to co-working as well as old hands at this way of working.
Here’s what 2017 has in store for GCUC unconferences:
- USA East Coast, 2 to 5 May 2017
- Australia, June 2017
- ASEA in Singapore, information coming soon
- Canada in Vancouver, October 2017
- China, December 2017
“If the growth of co-working spaces means we have a chance to replace the hierarchies of traditional employment with peer-to-peer network systems, then maybe people can have a relationship with work that’s so much more than just a paycheck.” – Tony Bacigalupo, GCUC Radio
Check out GCUC’s video about co-working: