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My Top 6 Takeaways from the Austin Global Coworking Unconference Conference

Anyone would jump at the chance to learn something new and meet unique, smart industry people in a cool out-of-town spot. When I discovered the Austin Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC, pronounced “juicy”), I knew this would be one of those moments. And it was more than I could have imagined…


What coworking can teach corporate offices

If you’re going to Austin this year for SXSW and you’re a fan of coworking, you might want to arrive a few days early to hit the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (formerly known as the Coworking Unconference) being held in the city on March 8. With a range of panels on starting and running a space, the all-day event is geared toward owners. But at least one discussion might be of interest not only to coworking entrepreneurs but also to forward-thinking managers as well…


The conversion to coworking 2.0 continues

Coworking may have started among idealists and the community-minded as a way to band together to make work better and more ecologically friendly, but as Steve King, a partner at Emergent Research, told GigaOM earlier this year, it’s a movement in the midst of a major transition. Coworking is shifting (in fits and starts and with many owners determined to hold to its initial ideals) toward greater professionalization and is increasingly run by the more traditionally business- and profit-minded, King said…


All Grow’d Up: Coworking State of the Union

I’m at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), the second annual coworking held in Austin before SXSW. My first impression – wow, coworking is all grow’d up. The size and professionalism of the event is a big shift from last year’s less formal, grassroots effort. Oh, and apparently, coworking is not so much a movement anymore, it’s an industry.


GCUC Austin: “Bottom of the bell curve”

The crowd is changing, the topics are professionalizing and the competition is intensifying. The Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Austin was a huge day of information and interaction, where new space owners mixed with experienced operators, and big businesses dropped in to spy on the action. Everyone agreed that the movement is undergoing intense growth and change. As conference director Liz Elam said, “we’re at the bottom of the bell curve…”


Sharing Abounds At Global Coworking Unconference

This year’s Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC or “juicy,” for short) started off strong with a Coworking State of the Union panel discussion. After the panel finished, attendees were treated to the debut of a new video meant to help coworkers and coworking space owners explain the movement to those curious to know more.


Global Co-working Conference: Working at home

Co-working allows a group of people who don’t work for the same company to share a working environment – often a shared rental office. Thursday in Austin the Global Coworking “Un-conference” Conference kicked off at the The AT&T Conference Center.


2 Million Juicy Jobs Represented From Cowork Conference in Austin

Today 280 people from all over the globe are heading to the state where everything is big. Texas will be hosting more than the South By Southwest event in Austin this week. Leaders, seekers and dreamers at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference, or GCUC, (pronounced juicy) are joining forces, as they meet to share ideas and collaborate, all in the name of coworking.


The Global Coworking Unconference Conference

We were fortunate enough last week to travel to Austin, Texas, for the second annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference. Our co-founder, Elton, was invited to speak on a panel regarding the use of technology in coworking spaces. While there, we met, mingled and brainstormed with some of the best and brightest coworking minds from around the world.


‘Accelerate Serendipity’: Independent Workers Turn to Coworking for Structure and Social Life

David Walker, relaxing on a green couch in an old house in east Austin, was spending a quiet, rainy afternoon chatting and working on his scrapbook. But that gives you the wrong impression of Walker, the scrapbook, the house, the conversation, and even the couch.