Monthly Archives: July 2011

Coworking Europe conference 2011 – Be with us in Berlin on November 3-4-5th 2011

Global Enterprise, Club Office and BetaHaus, with the support of Deskmag,  have teamed up to shape Coworking Europe 2011, the second pan-European conference on coworking.

The Coworking Europe 2010 in Brussels was a huge success.

Coworking Europe 2011 will take place in Berlin on November 3-4-5th.

This year, the Coworking Europe conference will bring together thinkers, activists, policy makers, corporation HR and innovation managers, entrepreneurs, freelances, coworking spaces managers and owners, plus all those interested in uncovering the real potential of coworking in Europe. Blending together local, European and global players, Coworking Europe will feature exciting presentations and inspiring debates. Have a look at the first draft of the program.

We invite you to take part in this exciting event.

We offer a special price for the whole coworking community.

Book before August 31st 2011 and pay only 85 EUR (all taxes incl.) for the three days conferences.
=> ONLY 150 Early Birds TICKETS AVAILABLE for the early bookingButton_001
Price ticket after August 31st  will rise to  295 EUR(all taxes incl.).Venue :  Betahaus + Club Office

With the support of Deskmag

About affordable hotel prices in Berlin

A limited number of business suites and hostel beds are available for visitors of Coworking Europe Conference 2011 at CLUBOFFICE Berlin at a special rate. We recommend you to contact CLUBOFFICE early as demand will be high. Quote Coworking Europe Conference 2011 when you make your booking to receive your discount.Don’t wait too long…

Available Categories

4 Guest Business Apartment
(2 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom)
Distance to CLUBOFFICE: 2km (2 tube stations away)
Price: € 99,90 per night (€ 24,95 per person & night)

2 Guest Business Apartment
(1 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom)
Distance to CLUBOFFICE: 400m (by foot)
Price: € 59,90 per night (€ 29,95 per person & night)

2 Guest Hotel Room (**** 4 Star Style Hotel)
(1 double bed, 1 bathroom)
Distance to CLUBOFFICE: 2km (2 tubes stations away)
Price: € 79,90 per night (€ 39,95 per person & night)

CLUBOFFICE Suite
(1 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 2 bathrooms)
Distance to CLUBOFFICE: in the house
Price: booked out

CLUBOFFICE Hostel
(Hostel room with 2 to 4 beds, shared bathroom, shared pantry)
Distance to CLUBOFFICE: in the house
Price: € 9,90 per night and bed

Hotel booking here

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58% of UK workers think the traditional office will be dead by 2021

According to a study commissioned by Virgin Business Media, 58% of U.K. workers think the offices of today will not exist in ten years’ time (…) The survey also revealed that 56% of respondents believed that they would spend less time commuting in 2021, presumably because they believe they will spend more time working remotely.

Coworking spaces  could play a important role in that shift.

“As employers search for more agile and effective ways of running their businesses, we’re increasingly finding that firms are swapping expensive office spaces in favor of a virtual workplace, where all activities can be conducted remotely”, says Virgin Business Media, quoted in this Gigaom post.

Is coworking getting more professional ? Definitely. Have a look at this BetaHaus Hamburg’s video

In Brazil, two coworking spaces in 2008, twenty in 2011… How many in 2012 ?

Do coworking and crowdsourcing belong to the same family ?

“With the advent of new communication technologies and networks on the Web 2.0, traditional work processes seem to be becoming increasingly obsolete. Crowdsourcing and Coworking are the hottest trends of the year and both are very similar in their approaches”.

“The working models of the future are no longer devised in the upper echelons of big business. They often occur among the very young in non-traditional settings. And sometimes putting this bit of “here” and “there” together leads to the same ideas and goals. We can probably describe it as a “movement” or perhaps even as a “trend”. Two of these movements that have been lurking around the creative industries for some time are crowdsourcing and coworking. They both have similar tonality and also share a common background – they represent a new way of working. In addition, they complement each other perfectly for a “Future Workplace (…)”

“(…) Both approaches – crowdsourcing and coworking – are based on the fact that people who work in virtual and physical networks can in this way create a higher value collectively than if they acted independently. This is also true for problem-solving, innovation and creative output.”

Read the rest of the article on Crowdsourcing.org