Shareable spares no digital ink when covering coworking efforts around the world, so we’re excited to be involved in the first Coworking Unconference in the United States, on the eve of South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, TX. Taking place on Thursday, March 10th from 3pm to 11pm at the Hangar Lounge, the Unconference is an opportunity for coworking space owners, creative professionals, entrepreneurs, developers, researchers, marketers, educators, and more to meet and discuss the role and future of work.
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The benefits of coworking spaces are self-evident: in a survey of European coworkers, 87% said that they had started new ventures with people they cowork with. Approximately 600 coworking spaces around the world serve 15,000 – 20,000 coworkers annually, a number that continues to grow as freelancers and self-starters discover what can be gained by working communally and collaboratively.
Organized by Brooklyn-based startup Loosecubes, the Unconference promises a freewheeling, participant-driven discussion. Loosecubes, Founder and CEO, Campbell McKellar, says, “The Unconference will be a powerful opportunity for coworkers to do what they do best: meet up in a physical space and get to work creating the future.” Rounding out the Unconference will be panel about the future of work including Shareable publisher and co-founder Neal Gorenflo.
If you’re heading out to Austin (a hotbed of coworking and collaborative spaces itself), we hope to see you this Thursday, March 10th between 3pm and 11pm at the Hangar Lounge. Tickets are going fast, so reserve yours asap at the Coworking Unconference website. We’ll be looking for fascinating and inspiring stories about the coworking space, so be sure to say hi!