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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 48: Coworking Europe Brussels Part 2

Alex Hillman and Sam Abrams continued their discussion on the Coworking Europe Conference from the last episode.  Sam related her workshop to improv. Community Something that is taken for granted in the coworking industry is community.  There is an assumption that you should be successful in community if you take certain steps or do certain things.  You learn community building skills with practice. No one is naturally good at community building. It takes practice, time, and dedication.  If you do…

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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…

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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…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 21: Creating a Conference

Adam and Sam sat with Indy Hall members Curtis and Kotaro, co founders of the Cocoa Love Conference.    Venue When looking for a location it is important to find a venue that is going to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere — not a cold, lecture hall.  If the conference is remote, give the attendees some means on communication. That way, they can talk and feel as if they were in the same room.  For example, use Slack. What makes…

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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…