Celebrate Coworking Day on August 9!

Celebrate coworking’s lucky 13th birthday by organizing or joining an event in your city!

What is Coworking Day?

Coworking Day is an annual holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the day Brad Neuberg first brought modern-day coworking into the world. You can still see Brad’s original blog post announcing the first coworking space here.

Brad was highly supportive of people taking his idea and running with it, so when Tara Hunt and Chris Messina came along, he encouraged them to spread the concept of coworking far and wide.

And spread the idea they did—through the Coworking Google Group, Coworking Wiki, Coworking Blog and more, they inspired others to build similar communities everywhere—and that’s why coworking is rapidly becoming a household name.

On Coworking Day, members and managers of coworking communities have a chance to celebrate the story behind what makes coworking special—on a global scale, and on a local scale—by hosting open gatherings in their spaces or elsewhere.

How do I participate?

To participate in a Coworking Day activity, find one happening in your area! Search “coworking day” and the name of your city, or message your local coworking spaces in your area to ask them if they’re organizing anything special.

You can also check a directory we are working on compiling here:

How do I organize a Coworking Day event?

It’s easy! Pick an event format, set a date and time, and post your event online for anyone to join.

Both managers and members of coworking spaces can organize.

You can host a town hall, a free coworking day, a work sprint, a happy hour, an educational session, or even just a social event—Susan Dorsch of Office Nomads in Seattle celebrates by taking her members out to a bowling night!

Look at the events in our directory above for inspiration—in the spirit of coworking, feel free to copy their ideas and use them as inspiration for your city’s event!

Got questions?

Contact us at info [at] opencoworking.org!

Who are you?

I’m Tony Bacigalupo—I help run Open Coworking, a nonprofit that oversees all the free resources you’ll find at coworking.org, including the Coworking Visa, Coworking Google Group, Coworking Leadership Slack Channel, and more.

We love coworking and want more people to be a part of this movement that is helping over 1 million people find belonging and empowerment through local community and entrepreneurship.

If you’re reading this, you’re a part of the movement. Welcome!

Grab some Coworking Day logo images to use here!

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