GCUC Online 2020 Recap!

By Stormy McBride On April 29, 2020 In CoworkingConferenceCommunityGCUC USAGCUC Webinars

Last week we took the GCUC conference experience online for the first time and what an amazing turnout! While we couldn’t connect in person we were elated to connect with everyone virtually. We fully believe that coworking is rooted in community and GCUC online was a physical manifestation of that love and support.

If you missed it live but still want the juicy details check out the full video coming soon to GCUC membership.

The playback will include the following sessions:

  • Coworking, Covid and the Future: Liz Elam – Founder at GCUC Global, Carsten Foertsch – Founder & Editor at Deskmag, Jean-Yves Huwart – CEO at Social Workplace
  • Tech and Member Experience Survey – Enabling Technology: James Shannon – CPO at essensys, James Rankin – Head of Research and Insight at The Instant Group
  • Black Swans and COVID19 Pandemic: Steve King – Partner at Emergent Research
  • Resilient Leadership: Staying Centered While Sustaining Your Community: Laura Shook LMFT – Co-Founder at Women Who Cowork
  • Why the air you breathe matters: Cynthia Seymour – Principal at Seymour Consultants
  • Survival of the Fittest: Jerome Chang – Founder & Architect at Blankspace


Here’s a little sneak peek on what was said:

“The virtual events the GCUC Community team is producing right now are so needed in this time of confusion and forced distancing from our spaces, our members and indeed from each other, as a community of operators. I met several people during the GCUC online event who don’t normally attend GCUC because they can’t leave their space, or can’t afford to travel away from their space. I hope that GCUC continues to produce this valuable online content, even when we are able to return to the in-person events our global community of operators love so dearly and look forward to each year.”

Iris Kavanagh – Cofounder at Women Who Cowork

“The mere fact that GCUC Online happened, let alone was such a success, is a testament to the resiliency of our industry, and to the people in it.”

Jen Luby – Founder at Day House Coworking

“GCUC continues to lead when the coworking world needs it most. GCUC Online was a brilliant balance of data, business insights, future-gazing and connection. To seamlessly move from leases, landlords, black swans and financial projections to resilient leadership, workspace wellness and the future of work without missing a beat is a testament to the unique perspective and vision of the GCUC team and community.”

Cat Johnson – Writer & Content Strategist at Cat Johnson Co

We’re working on a blog to answer all your questions that went unanswered during the event. Stay tuned & check the GCUC Calendar for our next online event!

We would be remiss not to thank all involved. GCUC online was just as much of a production as a physical GCUC. We want to thank our attendees for joining us from over 10 different countries! A big thank you to our speakers for their sharing not only their knowledge but their time and lastly to our unbelievable sponsors, if it wasn’t for you then GCUC Online wouldn’t be as juicy as it is. We appreciate you all and look forward to bringing you more GCUC in the future.

Stay well,
Liz, Stormy and The GCUC Crew