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Friday, March 28, 2014
“Citizen Spaces Announces Global Coworking Week 2014 celebrating 9 years of coworking, collaboration, and the sharing economy”
In 2005 an independent worker in California conceived of a different way of working; he envisioned a place where independent workers could come together, collaborate and reap the rewards of community, increased productivity and creativity. That worker was Brad Neuberg and the word he used to describe his vision was coworking, is also a cofounder of Citizen Space, arguably the world’s first Coworking Space. On August 9th, approximately 5000 coworking spaces around the world will celebrate Neuberg’s vision as part of International Coworking Day.
Last year (2013) Citizen Spaces started celebrating for an entire week instead of just one day, this year we are encouraging space owners all over the world to join us in celebrating 9 years of coworking, collaboration, and the shared economy!
Coworking Week will begin August 2, 2014, and end on International Coworking Day, August 9, 2014, if you are interested in participating; we have provided a guide to jump start your participation below.
All the marketing materials you need, and some event ideas that we are implementing in SF. You can implement the same program, or remix and mash it up for your space as you see fit.
Here is what we ask participating space owners worldwide to commit to:
1) Promote the event through all channels at your disposal
2) Offer Free Drop In Passes at least one day of Coworking Week Celebration
3) Offer a special “Coworking Week” membership discount to encourage new member sign ups
4) Use the branding & logo provided by Citizen Space to promote Coworking Week
5) Keep Sponsorship rates listed the same as the sponsorship sales docs provided by Citizen Space
6) Participate in the Monthly organizers Google Hangout Meetings
Step 1: List your official event on the Coworking Week Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/coworkingweek/
Step 2: Download the Zip File with event logo & other marketing materials here
Step 3: Create a content calendar to promote the event on social media starting April 1
Step 4: Start sponsor and participant outreach in your local community by April 15
Official Event Date: August 2nd – Aug 9th
Official Hashtag: #coworkingweek
Space Owners & Sponsors with questions can contact us at 415-501-9155, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On August 9, 2013, Citizen Space, the world’s first coworking space, will celebrate its 7 year anniversary and the global coworking movement with “International Coworking Day 2013”.
International Coworking Day will be celebrated all over the world and will focus on freelancers, independents, & startup businesses who have chosen to “work collaboratively together”.
There already exists a global sense of community among people who have a dedication to collaborating, communicating and working together in a shared space. If you want to join in on the discussion, and get a sense of the buzz and enthusiasm that is being generated to create spaces like Citizen Space globally, please do so at http://discuss.coworking.com/.
The general concept of coworking is simple; Freelancers, startups, independent professionals, or anyone with workplace flexibility who happens to work better when collaborating, rather than alone, come together in a shared workspace. Those who get involved agree to uphold the values set out by the movement’s founders, as well as communicate and socially interact with one another. It is all about creating a better working environment for entrepreneurs to get productivity flowing.
Working alone is a nice idea on the face of it. Those who work in an office environment will readily tell you how they would love to sit at home in their dressing gown and get up and make a cup of coffee every now and then. The truth is that there are a number of distractions that can slow down your production. There is also the loneliness and solitude that comes with working home alone. There are a number of stories and testimonials that support the general idea of International Co-working Day on August 9; read some of the stories here -http://coworking.com/coworkingstories.pdf and see if coworking can transform the way you work.
History Citizen Space:
In 2006 Tara Hunt & Chris Messina along with Brad Neuberg (Hat Factory) and a few others launched Citizen Space. Citizen Space became the first stand-alone “work” only shared space using the “coworking” label to describe a new type of collaborative space.
Citizen Space was acquired by Toby & Gina Morning in 2011, and continues to operate the world’s first coworking space in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district at 425 Second Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, Ca, 94107.
For more info, and & tours please contact our Member Services Desk:
Citizen Spaces Coworking Inc