It’s official, GCUC 2014 will be hosted by the beautiful city of Kansas City, Missouri! Come and hobnob with the inspiring movers and shakers of the Coworking Movement.

Connect, Share, & Grow

GCUC 2014

May 1-3
Kansas City, Missouri

GCUC 2014 is going to be bigger and better than ever. We have a host of workshops, speakers, topics and more, to inspire, motivate and connect. Get your tickets today and be a part of the coworking movement that is turning the working world upside down.

Agenda

Thursday, May 1st

  • 7:30 – 8:45 Registration and Building of Member Wall
  • 8:45 – 9:00 Howdy from Liz Elam, GCUC Executive Producer
  • 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome to Kansas City, Mayor Sly James
  • 9:15 – 10:00 Ice Breaker
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Keynote // Rise of the Superconnector Scott Gerber, Founder – YEC
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Coworking by the Numbers – A Research Update Steve King, Emergent Research
  • 12:00 – 1:00 LunchFood Trailers
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Guest Speaker // Ronald van den Hoff, Seats2Meet
  • 1:45 – 2:30 Panel – New Models for Coworking – The Blurring of Lines Moderator: Herb Sih, Think Big // Erik Wullschleger, Sprint // Jack Storey, Mind Market // Bill Jacobson, Workbar // Jesse Levin, Brooklyn Boulders
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Panel – The future of design and work Moderator: Andrea Foertsch, Disruptive Space // Brian Shapland, GM Turnstone // April Redmond Echols, Coca Cola // Vince Pan – Analog Studio
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 – 5:15 Panel – Growing Too Fast or Growing Too Slow to Getting it Just Right Moderator: Felena Hanson, Hera Hub // Angel Kwiatkowski, Cohere // Lana Morisoli, Makers // Brad Krauskopf, Hub Australia // Jamie Russo, Enerspace // Benjamin Dyett, Grind
  • 5:15 – 6:30 Happy Hour Mix and Mingle with Coworking Peeps
  • 6:30 – ? Take yourself to Dinner Check out Kansas City with your new friends

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Friday, May 2nd

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Unconference instructions and Q&A Sarah Snyder, Think Big
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Submit Coworking topics Propose Session Topic Now
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Formation of Unconference Agenda
  • 10:00 – 10:45 First Sessions
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Second Sessions
  • 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Food Trailers
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Third Sessions
  • 1:45 – 2:30 Fourth Sessions
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Break
  • 3:00 – 3:45 Fifth Session
  • 3:45 – 4:00 Information Gathering
  • 4:00 – 4:30 Unconference Wrap-Up
  • 4:30 – 4:45 Closing thoughts and Call to Action – Jeremey Neuer and Liz Elam
  • 5:00 – 7:00 Free time We’re at First Friday and eat something
  • 7:00 – 10:00 Celebrate Coworking Party – MOBank

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Saturday, May 3rd

In our survey we learned that you want more focused time on some important topics. We reached out to some leaders in the Coworking community and asked them to help up provide some content to you. These sessions are an additional cost. We have to pay for space and time, you understand. We also are providing a couple of options for KC Coworking Tours (at no additional cost to you).

9:00 – 11:00

Buy Workshop Tickets or Register For Tours
  • Workshop Session I: Build Your Community Without Burning Out

    Discover the difference between a group of people in a room sharing desks, and a true blue coworking community. Alex Hillman and Adam Teterus – Indyhall. Held at Officeport.

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    Workshop Session I: Coworking Finance – Crunching the Profit Numbers

    Can you make money with a coworking space? YES. We’ll show you how. Ramon Suarez, Betacowork. Held at Think Big.

    OR

    Take a tour of Kansas City coworking spots

11:00 – 1:00

Take Yourself to Lunch

1:00 – 3:00

Buy Workshop Tickets or Register For Tours
  • Workshop Session II: ______ spaces: Architecture for Your Coworking Space

    Learn the nuts and bolts of design, and construction. Build a killer spot. Jerome Chang, Blankspaces. Held at Officeport.

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    Workshop Session II: Technology and Coworking

    Technology is a constant in an increasingly connected, tangled, mobile world. Untie the knot. Sam Rosen, Desktime. Held at Think Big.

    OR

    Take a tour of Kansas City coworking spots

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Coworkers Represented