Why I decided to attend GCUC again

By Liz Elam On April 23, 2015 In Uncategorized

By Melissa Saubers

In May of 2014, GCUC was held in my hometown, Kansas City, Missouri. I got to attend and I was happy to help the GCUC crew behind the scenes. From Day 1, moment 1, I was truly impressed with the entire production and all of the attendees. Liz, Lindsey, Mike and crew know how to put on the most informative conference ever.gcucOn May 5, 2014 I posted this on Facebook:The best conference I’ve ever been to. Learned so much about coworking and community at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference! — with Michelle Craven Rohlf at National Airline History MuseumAnd it truly was the best conference I had ever been to. So when the time came to buy Early Bird tickets for GCUC 2015 in Berkeley I jumped right on it. Skip to April 2015 and I get a call from my accountant…about taxes…and I panicked. I had to sell my GCUC ticket, I needed to pay the tax man. So I sold my GCUC ticket pretty quickly (thanks Stephanie) but then I immediately had “sellers remorse”; what was I thinking! I said it was the best conference I had ever been to, so why would I not do EVERYTHING possible to go again? Attending GCUC has had a significant, positive impact on my business over the past year. Again, why would I not go?Luckily, there was another option to purchase an early bird priced ticket and lodging through Copass Camp: San Francisco. I jumped right on it and booked my flight. I’m coming to GCUC 2015 in Berkeley! Yay!And here’s why I’m pumped about attending GCUC 2015:

  • I will make new “business” friends and connections and continue to be a part of this wonderful, supportive Global Coworking Community. The Connections I made last year have proven to be invaluable resources to help me continue to grow Cowork Waldo.
  • I can always continue to learn new “tricks of the trade” and apply them to my 2 year old business. I will admit that I don’t know everything and there is still so much to learn about the Coworking Industry.
  • I am really excited about all of the new features at GCUC this year.
    • Camp GCUC for newbies will be such a great opportunity for anyone new to the Coworking business. I wish this would have been available when I was starting out.
    • The Legacy Unconference is going to be the bomb. Who better to learn from than each other.
  • The speakers, the vendors, the attendees, the food, the furniture, the parties; I’m so glad I won’t miss a second of it.

So look for me at GCUC Berkeley – I’ll be the one in KC gear – say hi and let’s “connect”.