What happened on Day 2 of the Global Coworking Unconference Australia?

A proposed national coworking association discussion and an Unconference of sponsorship tips, content & marketing, communication channels, workforce evolution and physical spaces.

Day 2 of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference in Sydney on the 5th of June started quite bright, early and well caffeinated at Fishburners in Sydney. We started out discussing the proposal of a unified coworking collective body and then moved into an Unconference. For those playing at home, an Unconference is an open time period session where attendees can volunteer a theme, question or topic area to guide through and the group will pick it apart, review, challenge and muse over it for the assigned 45 minutes before jumping into another session.

After smashing through a variety of topics at the Unconference section of the day, GCUCAU then piled into a double decker red bus to visit Tank Steam Labs, Gravity Cowork, Your Desk and lastly to Hub Sydney for wine down drinks.

Twitter again was the main source of information flow for those both at the conference and for those who were following along worldwide. There were many key topics covered and discussed in depth which is broken down below by section. Below is a curation of my own, GCUC official and attendee tweets that spanned day two’s key topics.


Proposed Association
@CoActiv8
Proposed Shared Work Hubs Association (SWHA) meeting in full swing at #gcucau

‏@GCUCAU
How effectively will the assoc serve the interests of its members considering the different values of its constituents? @melinachan #GCUCAU

@ahrenzie
We're not competitors, we're a #community - reflections on the global #coworking spaces community at @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

 

Sponsorship
@ahrenzie  
Talking about affiliate #marketing, #sponsorship in addition to #events. See banks & proff services #GCUCAU @GCUCAU

‏@ahrenzie
Murray discussing .@google for #Entrepreneurs as a @Fishburners #sponsor for #coworking at @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

‏@ahrenzie Jun 4
#Sponsorship - If your contact thinks it's their idea, they'll champion & run with it. Own it & be #honest & value add. @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

‏@ahrenzie  
#Sponsorship tip - find out their goal and then deliver to that metric @GCUCAU #GCUCAU @Fishburners @GoogleForEntrep

@ahrenzie  
#Sponsorship - Be direct, send a list of #benefits with the contract, be #respectful (know your line) @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

@ahrenzie  
#Sponsorship for #coworking spaces - visit http://www.grantready.com.au , start small, refer helpful tips on, sponsorshp about exclusivity #gcucau

 

Content, Digital & Marketing
@ahrenzie  
#Coworking loves #live events however recorded #digital #content also performs really well @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

‏@ahrenzie  
#Opportunity identified for a #content curator of live feeds and recorded materials to be shared between #coworking spaces @GCUCAU #GCUCA

‏@ahrenzie  
Quality of live streaming #content is a concern for #coworking spaces @GCUCAU #GCUCAU @periscopeco @AppMeerkat
 

Communication channels
‏@ahrenzie  
Discussion: with what channels / how do you communicate with your members? @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

@ahrenzie
.@Yammer, Mesh, PA, face to face, emails, #socialmedia for communications in #coworking spaces. 1-1 comms is people taxing @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

‏@ahrenzie  
#Coworking spaces #CRM used include @relateiq @trello @GCUCAU #GCUCAU @space3ed @HubAustralia

‏@GCUCAU
Digital community is important. Give your coworking members an avenue to stay connected when they're not in-space. #GCUCAU #coworking

 

Workforce evolution
@GCUCAU  
We're in a really incredibly creative & inventive time. Things are breaking & opening. BCorp provides framework. Anna @CPCounsel #GCUCAU

‏@AnferneeC
Entrepreneur traits are independent of age #GCUCAU

 

Physical spaces
@ahrenzie  
Your OH&S rating is the point of difference for corporates working from your #coworking space rather than home #GCUCAU @GCUCAU @Fishburners

‏@melinachan
#gcucau @yourdesk: Total fitout per sq m $700 absolute budget; comfortable $1000+ IF DIY per workstation $600 min, $1000 comfortable

‏@ahrenzie
Don't be a superhero, be a #facilitator through your communications - train your members to be self sufficient @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

‏@_AlanDee
So turns out emptying the dishwasher at #coworking spaces is a universal problem #GCUCAU

@ahrenzie
Using the #dishwasher and replacing the printer paper - 2 #annoying things members love to ask over and over @GCUCAU #GCUCAU. Any others?

‏@ahrenzie  
Ownership of #coworking space- better owned by #smallbusiness #startups #freelancers OR is it defined by #personality type? @GCUCAU #GCUCAU

 

Bonus tweets
@shashib
The collaborative sharing economy has created 17 billion-dollar companies (and 10 unicorns) @JOwyang http://b.shashi.co/1EZAhsa

‏@ahrenzie
Member council - #gamification, not afraid to fail, try new things, #organising teams, keep trying til it happens @GCUCAU #GCUCAU #coworking

‏@ahrenzie Jun 4
Great unconference session lead by @JonoHerrman at @GCUCAU #GCUCAU #humancapital #innovation #government #ecosystem

 

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