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Overview of the Coworking Europe 2011 via tweets, blog posts, pictures and videos

    1. November 6, 2011 1:57:54 AM EST
  1. RT @Mazenh: #coworkingeu: imagine a discussion between #egypt #china #netherlands #france #germany #usa all those talents in 1 room! unbelivable values
    November 4, 2011 9:58:33 PM EDT
  2. RT @22a22cowodesign: it’s as simple as this: “people want to work with other people” #coworkingeu Ramon Suarez from @BetaGroup states.
    November 7, 2011 12:43:49 PM EST
  3. Sex, Coworking, & Rock ‘n Roll: awe.sm/5Ypa8 #coworkingeu
    November 8, 2011 10:35:15 AM EST
  4. “It’s not about place, it’s about people RT @EuropeCoworking: Coworking Europe 2011 conference : bit.ly/rEIf39 #coworkingeu
    November 8, 2011 4:05:23 AM EST
  5. We’re creating coworking so that it can exist. It doesn’t matter who’s doing it. awe.sm/5YpaS #coworkingeu
    November 8, 2011 1:55:13 PM EST
  6. A great experience in Berlin at #coworkingEU!
    November 5, 2011 8:11:15 AM EDT

  1. Bienvenidos a todos nuestros nuevos amigos despues del intenso fin de semana en #coworkingeu. Welcome our new… fb.me/1pwnALafR
    November 6, 2011 6:46:52 PM EST

DAY ONE

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  6. November 10, 2011 2:42:25 PM EST
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  9. Coworking Conference 2011 (Berlin) – Day 1 (1/2)
    November 4, 2011 6:02:54 AM EDT
  10. RT @deskmag: First results of the 2nd Global Coworking Survey: bit.ly/viwDED #coworking #coworkingEU
    November 5, 2011 10:48:43 PM EDT
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  12. Coworking Conference 2011 (Berlin) – Day 2 (1/2)
    November 5, 2011 5:48:55 AM EDT
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  16. RT @maxthemonkey: I need the mayor to come my event and say “what this people do is amazing”. That’s what we need from government. #coworkingeu
    November 6, 2011 1:32:47 PM EST
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  18. interested to know the first thing everyone attended #coworkingEU will do in his/her space ? personally, having a lot 🙂
    November 6, 2011 1:09:55 PM EST
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    November 7, 2011 8:56:55 AM EST
  22. The #coworkingeu state of mind continues in my Cowo space, where today we welcome a team of developers from Poland! 🙂
    November 7, 2011 5:41:29 AM EST
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  24. November 10, 2011 6:14:19 AM EST
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  26. Cowoking, ¿opción de futuro?
    November 10, 2011 1:06:14 PM EST
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  29. RT @JeanYves: Ce que les entreprises peuvent apprendre du Coworking bit.ly/sgneBE (via @MutinerieCrew) #coworkingeu
    November 9, 2011 6:03:27 AM EST
  30. RT @alexknowshtml: Loving Oliver’s talk on designing coworking spaces. “It’s not about asking people what they want, it’s about engaging them.” #coworkingeu
    November 7, 2011 7:35:23 PM EST
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  36. RT @DCollab: Here we go! Let’$ talk about the dirty word, Money, money! @theliuyan #CoworkingEU
    November 6, 2011 11:17:44 PM EST
  37. RT @dermotegan: Corporates r using co-working spaces as a tool to experiment and rapid prototype in a way that they cannot do internally #coworkingeu
    November 8, 2011 4:20:00 AM EST
  38. Paris and Philly chatting in Berlin! This is #coworkingeu spirit! Cc @alexknowshtml @MutinerieCrew @EuropeCoworking http://pic.twitter.com/iITceLw5
    November 8, 2011 7:13:44 PM EST
  39. Comment aider à rendre les réunions créatives: post-it, Lego, pâte à modeler! Cc @CLUBOFFICE #coworkingeu http://pic.twitter.com/ohJVxshc
    November 8, 2011 7:11:26 PM EST
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  44. We’re excited about mainstream. We fear mainstream. #coworkingeu awe.sm/5YpaS
    November 8, 2011 6:04:19 PM EST
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  54. Coworking Conference 2011: DAY ONE
    November 10, 2011 2:45:57 PM EST

DAY TWO

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    November 7, 2011 8:56:40 AM EST
  2. November 6, 2011 1:58:36 AM EST
  3. RT @dariobanfi: It’s not about place, it’s about people! (my article for italian newspaper about #coworkingeu) bit.ly/tVYJ2g
    November 9, 2011 5:29:05 AM EST
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  21. Coworking Conference 2011 (Berlin) – Day 1 (2/2)
    November 4, 2011 7:38:58 AM EDT
  22. Coworking Conference 2011 (Berlin) – Day 2 (2/2)
    November 8, 2011 6:24:03 AM EST
  23. Berlin 2011, seeking the future of work
    November 9, 2011 3:43:04 AM EST
DAY THREE
  1. Brainstorming 003″ session… Design like a promote of users!!… #coworkingeu
    November 5, 2011 7:37:51 AM EDT
  2. Differentiate more by creating more. awe.sm/5YpaS #coworkingeu
    November 8, 2011 2:40:09 PM EST
  3. November 10, 2011 2:50:01 PM EST
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  23. Congratulations to all the team of the #coworkingeu, it was a great event!! We are now full of new ideas ow.ly/i/kDjO
    November 5, 2011 8:05:24 AM EDT
  24. Just landed in Barcelona, thank’s again, miss you a lot #coworkingeu http://lockerz.com/s/153540424
    November 5, 2011 2:45:47 PM EDT
  25. Berlin – barcelona- moskow, still have 10 hours to get shanghai. I miss #xindanwei and my home #CoworkingEU
    November 6, 2011 11:24:37 PM EST
  26. Back in Milano. With mind, heart, vision in Berlin, Shanghai, Philadelphia, Lisbon, Brussels, Zurich, S. Francisco, Helsinki… #coworkingeu
    November 7, 2011 7:55:55 AM EST
  27. .@EDELSTALL now on its way back to Hannover.#coworkingeu was great! We’re looking forward to next year. PICS: bit.ly/u8ZxKf @deskmag
    November 6, 2011 11:46:32 AM EST
  28. Berlin blues… So, this is my recipe for not being disoriented! 🙂 #coworkingeu @lisalombardibe http://pic.twitter.com/yqOxRvOU
    November 6, 2011 1:44:45 PM EST
  29. #coworkingeu baby blues….
    November 6, 2011 3:49:49 PM EST
  30. impressions of the #coworking conference last week @CLUBOFFICE #coworkingEU bit.ly/uoqbcA
    November 9, 2011 10:25:11 AM EST
  31. #coworkingeu quelle énergie! De retour avec des milliers d’idées pour votre futur espace liégeois! Sentiment de… fb.me/1qogWDuq0
    November 7, 2011 3:55:43 AM EST
  32. Todos los enlaces de noticias sobre #coworkingeu fb.me/1akilhAAr
    November 11, 2011 3:52:23 AM EST
  33. Taking advantage of my jetlagged morning to share my thoughts after #coworkingeu. “Sex, Coworking, and Rock ‘n Roll” dangerouslyawesome.com/201…
    November 8, 2011 8:16:34 AM EST
  34. Resting @ home after #coworkingeu. Thanks to @betahaus @deskmag @CLUBOFFICE for great time
    November 6, 2011 5:07:32 PM EST
  35. Thank you @Cluboffice and @Betahaus for hosting the #coworkingEU you’ve been the best hosts ever, hope to see you soon
    November 6, 2011 9:34:44 AM EST
  36. @CLUBOFFICE Thanks for hosting #CoworkingEU. it was a great event and you did a great job!
    November 7, 2011 9:55:55 AM EST
  37. Wow! It has been a great time having you all in Berlin #coworkingEU. Looking forward to meet again next year… @CLUBOFFICE loves #coworking
    November 7, 2011 4:29:08 AM EST
  38. RT @betahaus: Who knows where this will be…. 😉 RT @22a22cowodesign: See you next year! #coworkingeu
    November 6, 2011 7:43:16 AM EST
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The Wall Street Journal, VC’s, the real estate business, Madagascar… More and more players are interested in Coworking

Here is what the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) wrote  in an article about Coworking, last week:

“Owners of stodgier office spaces are tearing up their floor plans to chase the market. Earlier this year, a building at 115 Sansome St., in downtown San Francisco, started remodeling for a more flexible layout to appeal to high-tech start-ups.

“We are transforming this project because we think we will achieve greater demand for the space as well as higher rents than could be attained by maintaining the traditional office space,” says John Winther, founder and managing partner of Emeryville, Calif.-based Harvest Properties, which is leasing the building.

More and more people, business organisations or public bodies are interested in the development of Coworking.

Companies are choosing alternative workspace strategies, reported CNBC, for instance, a few days ago.

This month, a Real Estate convention held by CBRE underlined the rising importance of mobile working and of coworking for the Real Estate business (thanks Marc Gilbreath, LiquidSpace, for the information).

Besides, Venture Capital firms are nowadays investing in coworking facilities and tools (cfr General Assembly or LooseCubes, rencently).

In brief, “Money man are taking notes” of what is happening in the coworking workd, anaysed Gigaom in a recent post.

Indeed, so far, regarding this new trend, the US seems ahead of Europe. However, European operators could catch up pretty fast.

And so will the rest of the world, most likely. In Asia, South America or Africa. In Madagascar, for instance, the blogging community strongly pushes to develop the coworking movement on the island.

The future of work

More and more people want to become independent workers and they enjoy it !

Emergent Research will be speaking at the Coworking Europe 2011 conference, on November 3rd.

For the last 6 months, Emergent Research has been partnering with MBO Partners on a deep dive research project on independent workers – freelancers, contractors, temps, solopreneurs, etc.

Among their findings, they observed that 55% of independent workers in the US say it’s their proactive choice to become independent.  Relatively few (15%)
said it was entirely due to factors beyond their control (job loss,
etc.).

Based on the huge shift in values in the working world, we can assume that the trend in Europe is similar. In the Netherlands, Ronald van den Hoff, from Seats2meet (who will be a speaker at the Coworking Europe 2011 conference as well), the percentage of independent workers in the economy could jump from 9% to … 40%, in the very long term.

Coworking will definitely play a role ito support that evolution…

A coworking space in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Coworking is spreading all around the world. Look at this new space in Almaty, Kazakhstan (via Alex Hillman).