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.”
Coworking Space Ship visits 10 citiesTen cities in North America will be visited this March by Deskmag & Deskwanted’s Coworking Space Ship, a traveling mini-conference about the trends and changes in coworking worldwide. Deskmag writers and researchers will give short presentations. These free events are a chance for each city’s coworking enthusiasts to come together to learn, network and organize.
Countdown to Austin UnconferenceIn just a few weeks, coworking enthusiasts will travel to Austin to take part in the 2012 Global Coworking Unconference Conference. The second U.S. coworking gathering in the Texas capital will be an opportunity for seasoned experts to rub shoulders with new space operators, with topics and tracks catered for both.
Plug: Like Jelly, with a twistThe collective knowledge and skills of coworkers remains the most under-utilized resource of the coworking movement. One method of tapping into the shared intelligence of a network of individuals is Plug, an event format similar to a Jelly meet-up but with a twist: participants are asked by their host to solve a challenge during their working session. Plug began in Amsterdam one year ago, and is now a weekly event that draws on a network of over 200 individuals.
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