The biggest global coworking conference series, Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), will return to Australia from 15-17 August, with workplace wellbeing at the forefront of the agenda while also covering other industry hot topics such as building business, growing scope and raising capital.
City of Sydney and local coworking pioneer, Hub Australia, have partnered with GCUC to present the conference which is expected to bring together more than 250 local and international experts, entrepreneurs and workspace providers. Some of the more unique discussion topics that will be explored include: how coworking can help solve the loneliness epidemic; why time isn’t the most valuable asset but health is; and the state of Australia and how it’s equipped for the future of work revolution.
The conference line-up boasts impressive thought-leadership talent including globally renowned speaker and millennial expert, Holly Ransom, Founder of ‘female-centric’ coworking space One Roof, Sheree Rubinstein, and CEO and Founder of Hub Australia, Brad Krauskopf.
“The Global Coworking Unconference Conference comes at a time when the coworking sector has undergone rapid growth both internationally and locally. It is an exciting opportunity to examine the emerging workplace model, share knowledge, foster our coworking community and create industry connections. We’re proud to promote Australia’s coworking industry and this event will play an important role in shaping the next chapter,” explains Krauskopf.
The innovative conference, sponsored by the City of Sydney, will include curated tours of Sydney coworking spaces, an inspiring agenda of keynote speakers and panels, as well as an ‘unconference/mastermind’ format where participants can share knowledge and learnings in an informal setting.
Liz Elam, GCUC Founder and conference keynote speaker, believes the coworking sector has an opportunity to lead the workplace wellness movement and embracing wellness is crucial to ensuring the future success of the coworking model.
“Coworking is an industry centred around people – and the ability to ensure the wellness of those people, beyond just physical but also mental and emotional wellness, is going to be how future coworking spaces will be judged. The loneliness epidemic is a global issue and I believe coworking is part of the solution. The opposite of loneliness is community, and community is at the very heart of coworking. This is something I’m excited to delve into as part of the upcoming GCUC Australia conference,” says Elam.
The GCUC Australia 2018 speaker program includes:
- Brad Krauskopf, CEO and Founder of Hub Australia
- Brodie McCulloch, Founder of Space Cubed
- Carl Sullivan, Founder of YourDesk
- Darren Smorgon, Managing Director of Sandbar Investments
- Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent, a consultancy specialising in marketing to millennials
- John Preece, Chief Property Officer of Hub Australia
- Liz Elam, GCUC Executive Producer and Founder and Owner Link Coworking
- Naomi Tosic, Director of The Office Space
- Nick Shewring, Founder of The IkiFounder Network
- Sheree Rubinstein, CEO and Founder of One Roof, and former recipient of the Victorian Young Achievers Leadership Award
- Tobi Skovron, CEO of CreativeCubes.co
GCUC Australia is a three-day event being held in Sydney from 15-17 August, with coworking tours being held across Sydney coworking spaces on 15 August and the conference being held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 16 August and Sydney Startup Hub on 17 August.
Tickets to GCUC Australia are on sale now at http://au.gcuc.co/