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Coworking Europe 2015 will be organized on November 11th, 12th and 13th in Milan, Italy.

The 2015’s edition aims to address openly all the topics related to the coworking model.

The conference will also be an exceptional opportunity to share best practices, connect and, why not, build up and collaborate on new exciting projects.

See Coworking Europe 2015’s program here below :

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Program

Day 1

  • 8.45 Registration

  • 9.30 Welcome by Jean-Yves Huwart, Coworking Europe

  • 9.35 Introduction speech by the Milan Municipality

    Cristina Tajani, Councillor Milan Municipality

  • 9.40 Milan : an open air innovation lab for new working models

    Stefania Burra, Giorgio Baracco, Proteina & Espresso Conference (Italy)

  • 09.50 Introduction of the local Coworking scene

    With Talent Garden, Login, Cowo, Copernico, Espresso and many more

  • 10.10 Global Coworking Survey 2015 : disclosure of the latest data

    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag (Berlin, Germany)

  • 10.25 How IAC's (Incubator , Accelerator and Coworking spaces) are reshaping London

    The Greater London Authority has issued a study which shows how IAC (incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces) are changing the face of the City.

    Sara Turnbull, co-chair of the London Open Workspace Providers Group and co-founder of the Boostrap Company, will tell us about the impact of IAC’s on London.

  • 10.40 Different patterns and motivations of Coworkers - An analysis

    Baptiste Broughton, Neo-Nomade (Paris, France)

  • 10.55 How Africa prepares itself for a Coworking boom (with MTechHub Kinshasa)

    Filip Kabeya is the founder of MTechHub in Kinshasa, a recently created coworking space in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • 11.05 Social interactive and weak links building game

    A special moment to generate interaction and social connection between participation through a fun and non intrusive game.

  • 11.20 Coffee Break

  • 11.45 Coworking and Vacation is becoming a trend topic in a growing number of summer and winter spots

    Steve Munroe, Hubud, Bali

  • 12.00 Coworking partnering with a company or a sponsor : the pros, the cons and the things to keep in mind

    Mike La Rosa, Coworkaholic

  • 12.15 Toolbox Coworking : A look back on the impact of six years of operation on the city ecosystem

    Sara Bigazzi, toolbox, Torino (Italy)

  • 12.30 What is missing for companies to let their staff work out coworking spaces ? Will they create their own ?

    Jennifer Magnolfi

  • 12.45 ``On stage Twitter-Express``

    All attendees can line up in front of the mic on stage to introduce themselves or make an announcement or an invitation, all in 20 sec max !

  • 13.00 Lunchtime

  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 1 (Area A) - Collaboration between Coworking communities : going beyond the utopia

    Panelists :

    • Fergus Murphy, Irish Coworking Assembly (Cork, Ireland)
    • Lisa Lombardi, CoWallonia (Namur, Belgium)
    • Christian Cordes, German Coworking Federation (Wolfsburg, Germany)
    • Sabrina Schifrer, Alpe Andria Coworking (Klagenfurt, Austria)
    • Moderated by : Olivia Czetwertynski, Coworking Europe (Madrid, Spain)

  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 2 (Area B) - Are Coworking spaces the best ``Learning environment`` and how to create associated services ?

    Panelists :

    • Sajid Islam, Hub Dhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
    • Maria Uvarova, DI Telegraph (Moscow, Russia)
    • Gareth Jones, Welsh ICE (Cardiff, UK)
    • Mathieu Genty, Cowork in Grenoble (Grenoble, France)
    • Moderated by : Tony Bacigalupo (NWC, US)

  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 3 (Area C) - Is coworking the magic step to transform office buildings into friendly work villages ?

    Panelists :

    • Rafa de Ramon, Utopic_Us (Madrid, Spain)
    • Paul Keursten, OPEN (Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • Marina Calcagno, Copernico, StartMiUp (Milan, Italy)
    • Axel Kuborn, Silversquare (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Moderated by : Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin, Germany)

  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panel 4 (Area A) - Coworking as a corner stone of the On Demand Freelance Economy ?

    • Marco Torregrossa, Secretary General European Forum of Independent Professionals (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Patrick Murdock, The Hub Newry (Northern Ireland, UK)
    • Sandrine Benattar, Soleilles Coworking (Paris, France)
    • Matija Raos, president of the Croatian Independent Professionals Association (CIPA)
    • Moderated by : Anna Jagric, The Crowd Forum (London, UK)

  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panel 5 (Area B) - The value in crafting and developing a Coworking brand

    • Massimo Carraro, Cowo Network (Milan, Italy)
    • Lars Brücher, Betahaus Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
    • Davide Dattoli, Talent Garden (Milan, Italy)
    • Lenneke van Rossum, Seats2Meet (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
    • Moderated by : Carlos Almansa, Nexudus (London, UK)

  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panels 6 (Area C) - Coworkation, mobile working, nomadism : a new open door for coworking ?

    • Anita Komarek, Hotel Schani (Vienna, Austria)
    • Eric Van den Broek, CoPass (Paris, France)
    • Stuart Jones, Coworkation.com (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin, Germany)
    • Moderated by : Jenny Schäpper-Uster, Coworking Switzerland (Wil, Switzerland)

  • 16.15 - 16.40 Coffee Break

  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panel 7 (Area A) - Coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators, startup farms... : a same family, with what kind of differences ?

    • Ramon Suarez, president of the European Coworking Assembly (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Miguel Calero, CoSfera (Cordoba, Spain)
    • Olivier Attia, Spark Labs (New York, US)
    • Carolina Rendeiro, eMerge America (Miami, US)
    • Moderated by : Anna Jagric, The Crowd Forum (London, UK)

  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panel 8 (Area B) - Are coworking spaces becoming the ``hubs`` of new collaborative and sharing services ?

    • Giorgio Barraco, Proteina (Alessandria, Italy)
    • Tony Bacigalupo, NWC (New York City, US)
    • Claire Carpenter, TheMeltingPot (Edinburgh, UK)
    • Valentina La Terza, Base Milano (Milan, Italy)
    • Moderated by : Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin, Germany)

  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panel 9 (Area C) - Coworking with, in or for corporations ?

    • Jennifer Magnolfi (New York, US)
    • Christiant De Neef, FastTrack (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Alice Soru, Tiscali (Cagliari, Italy)
    • Baptiste Broughton, Neo-Nomade (Paris, France)
    • Moderated by : Madeleine von Mohl (Betahaus, Germany)

  • 17.40 Plenary Session - Reminders and 1st wrap up

  • 17.55 Communications

  • 18.10 Cocktail

Day 2

  • 9.00 Unconference briefing

    By Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin, Germany)

  • 9.10 Sessions pitches (1 min each, max 21 sessions)

    By sessions leaders.

    Up to 21 topics will be confirmed  for the morning.

    A  new set of proposals will be decided during the day, making it possible to go deeper with some discussions.

  • 9.35 Moderation tips and expected results

    Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin, Germany)

  • 9.40 - 10.30 Unconference Session 1

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 10.35 - 11.25 Unconference Session 2

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 11.25 - 11.50 Coffee Break

  • 11.55 - 12.45 Unconference Session 3

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 12.50 Lunchtime

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Unconference Session 4

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Unconference Session 5

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 16.05 - 16.30 Coffee Break

  • 16.30 - 17.20 Results presentations

    Every session leader gets the opportunity to share during 1-2 minutes with the audience his/her takeaways from the discussion session they led.

  • 17.30 Unconference's wrap-up

  • From 19.30 Coworking Europe Party (registration mandatory)

    Click here to register

    Party hosted and organized by Avanzi – Barra A

    H 19.30 – Kick-off
    H 20.00 – Food and drinks at Upcycle
    H 21.00 – ULI in concert

    Address : Avanzi – Barra A – Via Andrea Maria Ampère, 61/A Milano

Day 3

  • 9.30 Coffee Welcome

  • 10.00 Workshop 1 - Community Building

    With Adam Teterus and Alex Hillman

  • 10.00 Workshop 2 - Conversation on what to take into account in the design of a coworking space

    Conversation with the presence of designers. Facilitated by Carolina Pacchi, Dastu Department at Politecnico di Milano.

  • 10.00 Workshop 3 - How to work with sponsors to support and develop my space

    Mike La Rosa, Coworkaholic

  • 12.00 Lunchtime

    Pre-order your sandwich the days before

  • 13.15 Beginning of the Milan Coworking Tours

    Register for your guided tours before.

    Eight groups in total. Buy you public transportation day ticket prior to departure.

    The Milan Coworking Tour is organized by CoworkingFor

  • 17.30 End of the Milan coworking tours

  • 19.30 - 21.30 Aperitivo and walking dinner at Talent Garden (registration mandatory)

    Click here to register

    Participation fee 11,24 € (All inclusive, food and beverages)

    Address :  Talent Garden Milano – Calabiana – Via Arcivescovo Calabiana 6 Milano