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GCUC USA 2017 Session: How We Gather- New Communities Of Meaning And Belonging

Global Coworking Unconference Conference held a session, titled How We Gather- New Communities Of Meaning And Belonging, on Day 1. The speakers, Casper Ter Kuile and Angie Thurston, are Fellows at Harvard Divinity School. They discussed how the new landscape of communities- from CrossFit to coworking spaces- are replicating traditional religious functions. They began with discussing the massive trend of religious disaffiliation nationwide. The millennial generation is less affiliated than any generation before them. They can not identify themselves with…

Ashley Proctor took the How to scale a community session in GCUC USA 17

How to scale a community – Ashley Proctor – GCUC USA’17 Unconference

The second day of the three-day-long annual GCUC USA'17 had an unconference with a renowned name in the coworking industry - Ashley Proctor. She is the founder of Creative Blueprint, co-founder of Coworking Toronto and Coworking Ontario. She is also the executive director of 312 Main Project in Vancouver and GCUC Canada. The session began with the audience introducing themselves citing own name, place of origin and current activities regarding coworking. Megan Johnson of Social House raised a question about how can…

Mark Gilbreath, Brad Krauskopf, Mara Hauser, Ashley Proctor and Shlomo Silber on ASK US ANYTHING session

Ask Us Anything: Workplace Industry Icons – GCUC USA’17 Day 1

One of the driving forces behind coworking industry - Global Coworking Unconference or GCUC, arranged a 3-day long conference in the USA this May. It gave all the newbies in the industry an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge from the best in the business. During a session called “Ask Us Anything” held on day one, four workplace industry icons came together to share their insights about coworking workspaces and more.   The session started with moderator Mark Gilbreath, Founder, and…

GCUC 2017 Unconference USA Day 1

GCUC USA 2017 Session: Planning For Explosive Growth

  Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) is the largest coworking conference series in the world. GCUC USA 2017, held in New York City from May 5-7, lived up to its promise of “a worldwide explosion of coworking awesomeness” through exploring locations, design, branding and more. One of the sessions held on Day 1 of the conference, Planning For Explosive Growth, brought together a panel of coworking experts, moderated by Laura Kozelouzek. Laura is the CEO and Founder of Quest Workspaces.…

Chris Garvin of Terrapin Bright Greentook took Reinventing the workplace session

GCUC USA 2017: Reinventing The Workplace For The 21st Century

On Day 1 of Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), a session was held by Chris Garvin Of Terrapin Bright Green. Chris discussed the problems faced by typical offices and how wellness, sustainability and people-centric approach can stop them. Chris explained how the idea of modern day coworking has sprung up from old age coffeehouses and pubs. Today the story of coworking has been a largely phenomenon. It’s been a story about breaking work free from the boxes that we have…