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Takeoff & Find Your Way To GCUC 2014

One of the hardest parts about organizing a conference for a bunch of bright, motivated and savvy Entrepreneurs is that you need to pick some overall themes. Last year we went to the European Coworking Conference to participate and to observe. In an Unconference session we learned that the main suggestion for improving Coworking Conferences was to make it more like Coworking and less like a conference. Duh. Seems so obvious but we had never thought of it.

  • ‘Better Work Tour’ hosts innovative workshops for community builders

    Alex Hillman, founder of Indy Hall in Philadelphia and specialist in collaboration and community for cities and businesses is coming to the UK! Alex will be fronting his 'Better Work Tour' which will see him discussing topics of coworking, community building and the likes of how this fast moving functioning trend is quickly changing the game of how and where we work.

  • Deadline Extended for Global Coworking Conference Host City Bids

    With its roots at the SXSW Conference in Austin, TX dating back to 2007, the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) attracted over 300 people from eleven countries in 2013 and is seeking bids for a new city to host the 2014 event. The deadline for proposals is now extended to Friday, August 2.

  • The Evolution of Coworking Conferences

    All of the coworking conferences, unconferences or barcamps happening all over the world, are now taking on a big assignment. They are expected to keep up the momentum within the coworking community, while simultaneously presenting the most current state of the coworking movement. But these trends are changing fast, and it has become difficult to predict what they will be from one year to the next.

  • Coworking, Coliving: towards new lifestyles beyond the border Life / Work

    Are you a hacker looking for an island? A creative who is travelling amongst the new kinds of “monasteries” in Europe? An entrepreneur who enjoys working in the countryside just a few miles from town? Some of you might be experiencing these new life/work environments in the near future. Are you ready to change, not only the way you work, but also your lifestyle? Deskmag attended the OuiShare Fest and was able to watch the debate about this topic.

  • The Coworking Casino - organized by Deskmag & Betahaus

    Ready to share, connect, expand your network and most importantly, have fun? The Coworking Casino will open its doors, to all freelancers and coworking addicts, on May 16th at Betahaus Berlin. Unlike most casinos, you will not go out of this one with empty pockets or stomachs!

  • Coworking gone trade show

    CeBIT is the world’s leading event for digital business, IT and telecommunication. This annual trade show took place on the world’s largest exhibition grounds in Hanover, between the dates of March 5th to the 9th, of this year. There were also tons of high school kids running around in packs, stuffing their pockets with giveaway ballpoint pens, mouse pads and free candy. At the fair's center people could get to know more about coworking.

  • Accomplices, 3D-printers and (unwanted) freedom

    Work in Progress, a conference organized by the Hamburg Creative Society, went into round two on march 1st. “Strategies for the working world of tomorrow,” was the mantra for the long, demanding and very educational weekend at Kampnagel. The event was filled with interesting talks, heated debates and a very involved audience. 9 hours, 5 speeches and 3 panels later, Deskmag is now ready to sum it up for you.

  • Australia’s 1st coworking conference initiate world’s first Coworking Industry Association

    The Coworking Conference Australia was held in Melbourne last week, bringing together space operators from the country’s 62 coworking spaces together to discuss how coworking creates value. Once in the same room, the movement’s leaders committed to the togetherness and sustainable growth of this industry to initiate the formation of the world’s first Coworking Industry Association.

  • NorisCityJam: the Nuremberg spin-off

    Ever heard of a stakeholder map? Or a service blueprint? Then the Global Service Jam 2013 is for you. Here’s to learning what it takes to offer great customer service in your business and how to detect and fulfill your customer’s need. Three parties will profit from the NorisCityJam, the Nuremberg spin-off: the participants, the organizer, and the coworking space. Event organization is a challenging experience, but ultimately rewarding, with long-term benefits.

  • The Global Coworking Movement is Coming Back to Austin

    For the second year running, Texas will host the biggest coworking conference in the world. The Global Coworking Unconference Conference takes place at the Austin Music Hall on March 5 & 6. The GCUC, or “Juicy” as its commonly known, is the most important event of its kind and a bright spot on the calendar of coworking enthusiasts everywhere. The two-day event is split between an organized conference on the first day and an open-format unconference on the second.

  • The different types of cooperation

    Coworking is based on cooperation. This topic, cooperation, is explored in depth in a recent book 'Together" from American sociologist Richard Sennett. Not all forms of cooperation stand for coworking or provide benefits for everyone. We look at what types of collaboration he distinguishes for us, taken from a section of his book.

  • How does coworking create value? Australia’s first coworking conference explores

    The first official coworking event to take place in the region, the Coworking Conference Australia, is just over a month away. The program, officially announced last week, includes presentations not only from the coworking community, but from corporate Australia and coworkers themselves, with topics exploring the theme ‘how coworking creates value’ amongst all sectors and industries.

  • The early bird gets the worm: Upcoming Coworking Events in 2013

    Growing everyday, the coworking movement is recognized as the future of office workers. After the New Year many people start coworking. Thus it's a good time to start with events, which can introduce you to coworking spaces - globally & locally. A few weeks later, two central meet-ups of the coworking movement will take place in Austin & Melbourne. Here's some information about what's coming up and where you can get your early bird tickets before prices rise.

  • Holidays are Coming: Coworking Style

    Christmas, Chanukah or whatever it is that you choose to celebrate is a wonderful time of the year. You get to spend quality time with your family and loved ones, take some time off of work, kick back and relax. But what do coworking spaces do when most of their members stay home and stuff their faces with cookies and turkey? Deskmag asked coworking spaces around the globe what they were planning for the holidays...

  • Day One: Coworking Conference Europe

    The Bellevilloise in Paris' east buzzed with activity yesterday as 280 attendees came together for the third annual Coworking Europe Conference. Participants came from as far as the US and Australia, with over 30 nationalities represented. The programme on day one featured keynotes from a range of industries, and invited audience participation in the afternoon during panel discussions.

  • Your way through Coworking Europe

    The Coworking Europe Conference begins in a few days. Three hundred participants will fly, bus and drive in from all over the world to meet at the third edition of the European conference, held this year in Paris. More than 50 panels, workshops, barcamp sessions and parties are planned over the three days, from the 8-10th of November. For those attending, here are some preparation tips for the event; for those who are not able to attend, some ways to interact from afar.

  • Social Media Week Berlin: Still going off with a bang

    Day two into Social Media Week Berlin - one of 13 simultaneous events around the world - and it’s still off with a bang, with huge attendance at all three venues throughout each day. The week-long event kicked off with a networking breakfast at Naherholung Sternchen hosted by Artconnect Berlin, and was the perfect way to launch what has already been an open and collaborative event.

  • Summer Coworking Events

    There are a lot of events going on this summer for coworking spaces and their members alike. Beat the slow period by attending events and expanding your networks. Here are a few events that are taking place this summer in cities around the world: get in to the summer swing, get expansive, meet people and share your knowledge.

  • $350 Million for a 'Coworking World Capital'

    While many space operators and their members are whiling their days away in the sun, the organizers of Coworking Europe are already working on the third edition of the Coworking Conference, to take place on the 8th to 10th of November in Paris. It is the first conference that will be used as a tool for urban development, as well as explaining how, with 350 million dollars, a “Coworking World Capital” could be created in a city center. For the coworking community, early bird tickets will again be available up until the 31st of July.

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