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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 47: Coworking Europe Brussels

Alex Hillman got an inside look on the Coworking Europe Conference in Brussels from a friend who attended the event.  He discussed the event with Sam Abrams. A conference can be used to share what you know.  However, no one should go into a conference thinking that they know more.  There should be no feeling of superiority within the space. The conference was valuable in how much knowledge and ideas were put out in the open.  There can also be…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 33: People at Work Summit

Adam Teterus and Sam Abrams reflect on the People at Work Summit, an experiment in hosting a conference on the internet. Accessibility It is important that attendees are comfortable enough with one another to upgrade the level of dialogue.  We learn the most from people who are different from us. To maximize the learning, you want your event to be as accessible as possible. Additionally, not everyone knows what coworking is.  Indy Hall did not want to make the conference…

Conferences & Summits as Alternative Revenue

Are coworking spaces wildly profitable? Is it a lifestyle business?- Sajid Have you ever been to a co-working conference? I have attended many over the years. There are three main conferences globally; GCUC conference which is now global, Coworking Europe and CU Asia. These conferences are organised by co-working space operators and I have been wondering, why do they do it? Are coworking spaces actually making money and if so, why are operators organizing conferences? It’s a huge job organizing…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 22: Community in Comedy

Sam Abrams talked to Greg Maughan about how the theater, and its community, has evolved over the years.  Before he founded Philly Improv Theater, Greg Maughan felt that Philly lacked a comedy community. Many similarities can be drawn from Greg’s process to that of coworking. Background Greg started the theatre knowing he didn’t want to start a club.  Theatre is very different from a club. Clubs are more like a bars that hire people to tell jokes.  In this setting,…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 16: Coworking Conferences

Sam Abrams, a core team member of Indy Hall, discussed how to make sure that you get your moneys worth at the coworking conferences with Alex Hillman.  Sam attended her first ever conference which was particularly successful. Day One Day one is typically the conference day.  Alex expressed how he prefers the unconference day because it does not feel like he learns much on the first day.   People tend to use the stage a certain way which often feels…