Summit #2: Supporting the recovery of the Co-working sector

Edge Ryders - Virtual Summit to support Co-working sector and spaces
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Provisional date - 9th June 2020

Working title: Supporting the recovery of the Co-working sector

Overview: In response to COVID-19 global crisis, Edge Ryders has gathered many of leading lights from the co-working community globally to host a constructive session in the following format:

Before the summit:
Focused interviews with a moderator, to be held with the key speakers/contributors
Resulting in articles etc for promo of summit itself

Summit sessions:
Keynote public sessions – on themes to support the recovery of the industry, identifying needs, supports, creating collaboration and
Facilitated roundtables – could we bring in hacking into this? Or some of that approach…to have actions coming out of the session

Speakers/groups contacted:
John O’Duinn, Civic Actions - confirmed

Nacho Rodriquez, Spain - founder Co-working/Living Gran Canaria and the wider Canarian islands

NACEC Ireland (National Association of Community Enterprise Centers) - Gary O’Meara

Impact Hub Global - Edi their Comms Lead is interested in contributing

La Colaboradora Co-working/Incubator Space - Community Co-working with a novel time bank

Robert Kropp, Digital Nomad
Freelancer who writes on Co-working spaces and has travelled extensively

Others in process:
Co-working Accelerator / Melting Pot - Claire Carpenter

Tulsa Remote - Aaron B

Sende /Portugal - Coworking/Coliving - Edo

Cat Johnson, Co-working consultant
Offers communications support packages to the sector

Jamie Orr – CEO Jellyswitch
Also runs a co-working in Lake Tahoe

Private sector contributors:
Allwork Space -AllWork Space
Alliance Business Centers/Co-working
Upflex – Erin Westover

Please contribute any feedback, ideas, suggestions and tag other who can contribute @noemi @nadia


Some of us are participating in an online course on micro-solidarity end of this month, led by Richard Bartlett, one of the core members behind Enspiral. I can see a big overlap with co working.
Others in the community have mentioned other useful practices like ‘shut up and study’ virtual library rooms.

We could bring some of the tools for discussion at such a roundtable and get people to think about them and try them out.

Is this what you had in mind or are you thinking more high level things?

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yes spot on @noemi Working on the final agenda and format over next few days … will get you to review also.

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Just a note to self that we need to ensure we have consent forms etc in place in the registration process ; Listening Session: Participant Information Sheet template

Hi @RoRemote let us know if we can help with anything?
Not sure if you are also using the registration form for the Resilient Livelihoods summit to on-board people?

there might be registrants there who could also support this work, because they seem to be interested in tech for remote collaboration.
anyway, if you have some updates it would be great to support you,

morning @noemi, working on the site with @kajafarszky currently. Will have a landing page soon. We have discussed a simple registration form for interested people. Will send on when ready.

Meanwhile, I need help on the format of the event on the 21st of July. What the tech conferencing capability is? Can I demo it?

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To my knowledge that we would be using zoom. We have a pro account. Not the webinar add on yet, we would need to discuss if that would be needed, if you are not planning any special break outgroup exercises we should be good as is. If you want we can go through the features and how we usually do events like that with multiple moderators with different roles after the second interview on Monday for example?

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