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GCUC 2012 made a hell of a splash. This year expect more of the same:


Global Coworking Conference Recap

The 3rd Annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) was held March 5th and 6th in Austin, Texas. Reflecting the strong growth of the coworking industry, there were well over 300 attendees this year – more than triple the number attending two years ago….

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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…

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GCUC: On a Mission To Be “The most focused and nimble conference you’ve ever attended”

Believe it or not, coworking is not yet a household name. Yet the coworking industry is experiencing staggering 200% growth and even large corporations are doing it. And if GCUC (pronounced “juicy” by the way), the new annual event for coworking professionals, has anything to do with it, it won’t be long until “coworking” becomes a regular part of business vernacular, for corporations large and small…

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Study Shows Coworking is About Community

“You know how in L.A. everyone has a movie script? In Austin, everyone has a startup.” It was January 2012, and I was trying to explain to a Dallas Morning News reporter why Austin had so many coworking spaces…

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Insider Blog: The Juicy Story: Global Coworking Unconference Conference

In 2010, Loosecubes took the initiative to host a half-day Unconference the day before SXSW. I had not heard of an unconference and it was explained to me as a crowdsourced agenda born out of the BarCamp movement. I went into the Coworking Unconference with an open mind and a lot of questions around how this could possibly work. I was amazed at how quickly ideas that resonated rose to the top and people formed groups to discuss them…

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Insider Blog: The Juicy Story: Global Coworking Unconference Conference

It all started as a meet-up of people coming to SXSW with an interest in Coworking. The meet-ups were held in Austin in 2008 and 2009 and organized by a local Coworking enthusiast. In 2010 Loosecubes decided to turn it into an actual event—the first ever Coworking Unconference. Liz Elam of Link Coworking helped the Loosecubes team with logistics and finding sponsors…

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GCUC 2013: Coworkaholics Descend on Austin

As we have said time and time again, entering the coworking world is the best possible idea for any startup, independent business or even an established venture trying to shake up its practice. No one knows this better than the folks who organize the Global Coworking Unconference Conference…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Why GCUC has an Unconference

In 2010, Loosecubes took the initiative to host a half-day Unconference the day before SXSW. I had not heard of an unconference and it was explained to me as a crowdsourced agenda born out of the BarCamp movement. I went into the Coworking Unconference with an open mind and a lot of questions around how this could possibly work.

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The Global Coworking Unconference Conference

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the youth of the coworking industry. Sure, while the first coworking space opened nearly ten years ago, and in spite of the explosive growth of coworking spaces, it’s only fairly recently that the work space model has moved from the early adopters to established business owners and entrepreneurs endeavoring to change the way we meet and work.

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The Spotlight Will Be on Coworking at GCUC in Austin Next Week

Liz Elam, founder of Link Coworking in Austin, is getting ready for a huge conference next week. But it’s not South by Southwest.It’s the Global Coworking Unconference Conference, which takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Austin Music Hall at 208 Nueces St. The first day is a formal conference with an unconference taking place on the second day.

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Turn Your Extra Space Into Cash… and Community

Running a co-working space on the side allows some business owners to earn extra income, nurture their creativity and enjoy a supportive community. Look around your office. Do you see any unoccupied desks or vacant rooms? To you those empty spaces may represent a less than optimal lease or, more optimistically, room to grow.

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Why Collaboration is the New Name of the Small Business Game

If you’re in business for yourself, you’re competing against everyone else – or are you? While it might seem like you have to play the dog-eat-dog game to get ahead, the tide is changing. Cooperating, instead of collaborating, has become the norm – and there’s scientific evidence behind it.

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Why Your Office Will Disappear

If you’re like most people, you work in a high-rise building alongside colleagues who, much of the time, are away from their seats in meetings, at lunch or traveling for business. Get ready for drastic change. A global recession, emerging sharing economy and more buy in to climate change are each pointing boardrooms toward efficiency. Your office as you know it will be gone.

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DIGITAL EDITION: March 2013

Check out Liz Elam in the march edition of the Austin Women’s Magazine!

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