How the emergence of global tribes and flexible-use workspaces are impacting our societal and cultural evolution.
Over the the last decade we have seen an emergence of globally connected hubs that serve as platforms for internationally connected tribes of entrepreneurs, technologists, artists, and creatives.
In recent years we’ve also seen the rise of digitalnomadism, travel-as-a-lifestyle companies, and coworkations. New business models, new services, and new products have been created to serve these burgeoning industries, but are we only looking surface-deep?
During this summit we want to look deeper. We’ll
discuss how these industries are poised to change society on a fundamental level and what opportunities these developments present.
This in-depth coworking and coliving summit is a highly interactive event. Our team will facilitate discussions and activities throughout the day using facilitation methods such as open space technology and world cafe.
During these activities we’ll explore new ideas, opportunities, and impactful ways forward for the coworking, coliving, and digital nomad ecosystem.
Our aim is that each participant leaves with new insight into this ecosystem and possibly can gain ideas for how to join this global movement in a productive way.
Some of our key questions:
Why did these hubs emerge recently on a global scale?
What change do/can they facilitate in society?
What opportunities are available in this ecosystem and what’s already played out?
What is their relation to governments?
How do these global communities and tribes interact with local entities and boundaries like ultra local communities, districts, cities, and states?
Could this ecosystem push the world toward more open borders; is this good or bad?
Is the propagation of these global/local communities increasing access to resources and opportunities or widening the gap?
Where do we draw the line between commercial and ideological interests in this industry?
How does the business dimension and the emergence of super big hub providers like WeWork change the game?
Because of the format of the event, all of these questions may or may not be explored. It is entirely up to each individual participant to be a part of any of the various discussions that happen throughout the day.
Summits are by invitation-only and limited to 150 participants. To join and contribute please fill out this form.
Summit Hosts: Ryan Chatterton, Christoph Fahle & co-organizer Brittnee Bond
Ryan is the founder of Coworking Insights, a coworking media platform focused on delivering unique and in-depth insights for coworking founders and their teams.
He’s the Marketing Director at Habu, a quickly growing coworking management platform that is simple, fast, and intuitive for managing recurring billing, bookings, and other admin tasks.
Formerly with Impact Hub and PARISOMA, Ryan now has over 4 years of combined experience in a variety of roles in the coworking industry, including marketing, events, operations, sales, software, and partnerships He’s a digital nomad and a lover of wine and tacos.
Christoph founded betahaus, one of Europe’s most influential independent coworking space. As a CEO, he guides the international growth and partnerships. As a strategy advisor, he helps corporate companies to understand the transformation of work, and the coworking and coliving phenomenon.
He is a board member of the European Coworking Assembly, Hardware.co and NIDA Madrid. He is also mentoring in various accelerator programs and publicly speaks about Coworking and Coliving.
Brittnee Bond is a co-working and co-living consultant; specializing in sustainable impact and women entrepreneurship. She is the cofounder of Wanderist Life and community manager for Punspace in Chiang Mai, Thailand and has previously worked with Wifi Tribe.
She believes sustainable change can be accomplished if done strategically and recently organized and facilitated a social impact hackathon in Bali that built off this belief.
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