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Conference Track

This part of the conference is ideal for those who are new to Coworking, those who are in the initial planning stages of developing a Coworking space, and those who are still looking for tips for developing their current space. Here, we will answer questions that Coworking owners get asked over and over and share valuable tools and techniques for running your space. This agenda is tentative, so we reserve the right to change it up!

  • 7:00
    Texas Breakfast and Check-in begins

    — Welcome to GCUC!

  • 8:00 – 8:10
    World Premiere of The Coworking Video

    — All participants!

  • 8:10 – 9:30
    The State of the Union, a Research Update on Coworking (Opening session)

    — Deskmag, Emergent Research, Turnstone, Loosecubes, Global Enterprises

  • 9:30 – 10:30
    How to Design, Build and Grow your Space for Collaboration

    — Blankspaces, GRIND, Cambridge Innovation Center, Gensler (NYC)

  • 10:30 – 11:30
    Ask a Coworking Owner – Q&A (Afraid to Ask)

    — Coco, Next space,  Coop, Parisoma

  • 11:30 – 12:30
    Why Real Estate can Make or Break you

    — Workbar, Right Space Management, Your Office Agent, WeWork

  • 12:30
    Juicy Texas BBQ Lunch

    — That’s right. Welcome to Texas.

  • 1:15 – 2:00
    How to Get Government Funding, Operate as a Non-Profit and be Bad Asses

    — Gangplank

  • 2:00 – 2:45
    Interns are the Future – How to Recruit, Onboard and Leverage Intern Talent

    — Link Coworking, Internship Builder, Actual live intern, Launchpad Creatives

  • 2:45 – 3:15
    What to do When you Hit a Bump in the Road

    — Office nomads, IndyHall, Conjunctured

  • 3:15 – 4:00
    Leveraging Technology to Enhance your Space and Community

    — LiquidSpace, Deskwanted, Green Spaces, Cowork Jax

  • 4:00 – 5:00
    (Optional break) Student-led walking tour of the University of Texas campus

    — (meet at large fountain in-front of the UT tower)

  • 4:00 – 4:45
    Why You Need to Get in the News (using PR and Social Media to attract the right members)

    — Shareable, Creative Density, New Work City, Coworking Spain

  • 4:45 – 5:15
    Unconference Reports Back


  • 5:15 – 6:00
    Conference Wrap-up and winner of “I Share My Space” announced

    — Join us in celebrating the winner!

  • 6:00
    Turnstone’s Texas Tailgate Party

    (you’re invited)

Unconference Track

It wouldn’t be an unconference if we had a schedule.  That being said, Iris Kavanuaugh of Next Space will be implementing new and exciting tools to make this the most focused and nimble unconference you have ever attended.  We will be implementing QR code surveys during the conference  to insure we’re hitting all the marks during the day and utilizing the write & slides to capture our thoughts.  Come ready to make your passions realized and share your vision for the community.  We will also be making  a deliverable that will be presented to the larger community at the end of the day.

Please email Iris Kavanagh if you would like to propose a topic for the Unconference.

  • Unconference Track

    — TBD of course!

Deskwanted/Deskmag Coworking Space Ship

Coworking Treasure Hunt and Closing Party
March 9, 2012

The Hunt

We have prepared a self-guided tour for you in the form of a Treasure Hunt. Follow our map and visit as many of the coworking spaces in the Austin area that you can to collect the coworking clues, for a chance to win 3 one-month tickets to any coworking space or spaces in the world*.

The Coworking Treasure Hunt will lead your exploration of the diverse landscape of coworking in Austin.

As Austin is large and the terrain tough, it may be advisable to make a friend, team-up, rent a car, take a bus, divide the task, or simply run!

So far nine spaces are on the map. On Friday 9 March they will be ready for all visitors with smiles, information, mini-tours, and of course the ever important clues. Maps and further information coming soon.

The winners will be announced at the closing party.

On the map – Conjunctured, CoSpace, Go Lab, Hub Coworking, Link Coworking, Perch Coworking, Soma Vida, Space 12, and Tech Ranch

The Party

All conference participants are invited to Conjunctured for a final evening of information, mixing, mingling, connecting, live music, and cheers over some locally brewed beers – on Deskwanted/Deskmag of course.


  • Carsten Foertsch presents an in depth look into the Global Coworking Survey and Developing Trends
  • Deskwanted and Deskmag will announce the winners of ‘The Coworking Treasure Hunt’.
  • Live Music
  • Bethany Bauman
  • Mellow DJ set + the mingles

*Up to 250 Euros per ticket.