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PA Coworking Conference
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Conference Summary

Coworking in PA is on the rise. With this exciting growth, several spaces have recognized a need to come together as a coworking community to discuss and expand on the philosophy guiding our communities, collaboration, sustainability, and accessibility. We feel that now is a good time to catch up, share what we’ve learned, and set an intentional course for the future of coworking in our state. Through that process, we want to create a support network for each other as the movement grows.

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[ SPEAKERS ]

A talented bunch

JOSH LUCAS
Work Hard Pittsburg

    SAM ABRAMS
    Indy Hall

    SEAN FEDORKO
    Founder of Radius CoWork

    ALEX HILLMAN
    Founder of Indy Hall

    ANGEL KWIATKOWSKI
    Founder of Cohere

    ANNE KIRBY
    Founder of The Candy Factory

    [ AGENDA ]

    Join us for a variety of panels and speakers during our two-day conference!

    6
    :00
    PM
    Meet & Greet – Getting to know you @ Tellus360
    The Candy Factory

    Networking Mixer

    Get to know your fellow conference members at our meet and greet! Kick off the conference right. Come work from The Candy Factory during the day,we'll gather there around 5:30 and walk over to Tellus 360 for dinner. Appetizers will be provided. Dinner and drinks are self pay but so worth it!

    8
    :00
    AM
    Check-in & Breakfast
    The Candy Factory

    Check-in / Breakfast

    Join us for check-in and breakfast featuring food & coffee from Perkup & Co.

    9
    :00
    AM
    Speaker: Anne Kirby from The Candy Factory
    The Candy Factory

    Coworking Trends Presentation/ Q&A

    Anne Kirby, founder of The Candy Factory will present from 9:00 - 9:45 am with a Q&A session following the presentation until 10:00 am.

    10
    :00
    AM
    Speaker: Alex Hillman from Indy Hall
    The Candy Factory

    Community Presentation/Q&A

    Alex Hillman from Indy Hall will be presenting on the concept of community. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation from 10:45 - 11:00 am.

    11
    :15
    AM
    Panel & Group Discussion: Community Dynamics & Member Engagement
    The Candy Factory

    Panel: Community Dynamics & Member Engagement

    11:15 - 12:00 - Panel: Were you raised in a barn? Community dynamics & member engagement. A  group discussion will follow this panel featuring speakers: Anne Kirby (Founder of The Candy Factory), Sean Fedorko (Founder of Radius CoWork), Alex Hillman (Founder of Indy Hall), Sam Abrams (Indy Hall), and Angel Kwiatkowski (Cohere).

    12
    :00
    PM
    Lunch
    The Candy Factory

    Lunch

    There will be food trucks available with a variety of food offerings for purchase.

    1
    :30
    PM
    Panel & Group Discussion: Sean Fedorko from Radius CoWork
    The Candy Factory

    Coworking and Politics

    Gain knowledge and insights regarding the topics of Coworking, community and Politics with Founder of Radius CoWork, Sean Fedorko. Guests: Lancaster Mayor, Danene Sorace, Lancaster City Council President, James Reichenbach and Lancaster City Council Member Ismail Smith Wade-El.

    2
    :30
    PM
    Speaker: Josh Lucas from Work Hard Pittsburgh
    The Candy Factory

    Bigger Than Yourself

    Learn how to make an impact in your local community with Josh Lucas, Work Hard Pittsburgh.

    3
    :15
    PM
    Afternoon Break/Snacks
    The Candy Factory

    Afternoon Break/Snacks

    Take some time to enjoy a quick beverage and a snack during our afternoon break.

    3
    :45
    PM
    Speaker: Sean Fedorko from Radius CoWork
    The Candy Factory

    Marketing Your Coworking Space

    Gain insight on how to market your coworking space with Sean Fedorko, Founder of Radius CoWork. There will be a brief Q&A session following this presentation from 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM.

    4
    :45
    PM
    Panel: Coworking Collaboration Between Spaces
    The Candy Factory

    Panel: Building Bridges

    4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Panel: Building Bridges - Coworking collaboration between spaces with Sean Fedorko (Founder of Radius CoWork), Alex Hillman (Founder of Indy Hall),Anne Kirby (Founder The Candy Factory), and Angel Kwiatkowski (Founder of Cohere).

    5
    :30
    PM
    End of Day
    The Candy Factory

    End of Day

    Enjoy our Friday Evening Event following the end of the Day 1 conference.

    6
    :30
    PM
    Friday Evening Networking Event
    ZOE

    Friday Evening Event

    Zoetropolis Stillhouse, 112 N Water St Lancaster, PA 17603

    8
    :00
    AM
    Check-In and Breakfast
    The Candy Factory

    Check-in / Breakfast

    Enjoy breakfast featuring baked goods and coffee.  

    9
    :00
    AM
    Discussion and Groups
    The Candy Factory

    Discussion and Groups

    Possible Topics:

    1. To get funding or not to get funding, that is the question
    2. Open Concept vs hybrid
    3. The coworking manifesto - What it is and why it’s important
    4. Type of incorporation: Social impact, B Corps, Single Owner, co-op, non-profit, etc
    5. Shared spaces, maker spaces, and art co-ops
    6. Technology and how best to integrate it into your space - comparing the software, hardware, and services we subscribe to for operations.
    7. CoLiving - The next big thing?
    8. Running a Coworking Space - The dos, don’ts, and management
    9. Marketing Your Coworking Space - New organization - The Collaborative Group.
    10. Coworking Resources / Technology- Wiki projects & google group, software (i.e. conf room, invoice, etc)
      Speakers include Angel Kwiatkowski (Founder of Cohere).

    12
    :00
    PM
    Networking Lunch/End of Conference
    The Candy Factory

    Networking Lunch / End of Conference

    Light lunch provided or gather a group of new friends and hit one of the many great spots in Lancaster.

    [ THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT ]

    We want to thank our generous sponsors for their help in making this conference possible.

    [ OUR BLOG ]

    06
    Mar 2018

    Angel Kwiatkowski of Cohere

    Angel Kwiatkowski is the founder of Cohere, the first and largest community-managed shared office space in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since its opening in 2010, Cohere…

    02
    Mar 2018

    Mike Embrescia of WorkDesq

    Mike Embrescia is the Founder & CEO of WorkDesq, an online service that introduces companies to full-time freelancers. He is on a mission to build…

    24
    Feb 2018

    The 2018 Coworking Conference Event Venue: The Candy Factory

    The Candy Factory is a wonderful place of opportunity. This trendy industrial space is a diverse hub where people of all different professions and skill-sets…

    LOCATION


    Welcome To The Candy Factory, Coworking in Lancaster, PA

    The Candy Factory

    342 North Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603

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