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Top 17 Coworking Conferences to Visit in 2023

Helga Moreno
Helga Moreno
Top 17 Coworking Conferences to Visit in 2023

Coworking conferences provide one of the best ways to stay sharp and ‘in the know’—from networking with peers to learning about the most current market trends, these events have something for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just learning your way around coworking, these incredible conferences can be a source of inspiration and practical advice. Here are some great benefits of attending a coworking conference:

  • Get up-to-date on the latest market news and trends.
  • Connect with potential partners and investors.
  • Discover new strategies to finance spaces, attract new members, and achieve sustainable business growth.
  • Hear real-life success stories and learn best practices that you can incorporate into your own business.

Don't miss out—check out this list of top conferences in 2023!

 
Top Coworking Conferences 2023

1. Coworking Alliance Summit

February 15 • Online

Get ready to come together with the world's leading coworking alliance leaders, members, and industry professionals from around the world! The annual Coworking Alliance Summit is back with an unforgettable virtual experience on February 15, 2023.

The Summit will provide a chance for participants to meet their peers, make new connections and share resources in an engaging 3-hour event.

Industry experts such as Christoph Fahle of ONE Coworking, Vika Zhurbas of Ukrainian Coworking Association, Jerome Morgan of Innovate Calgary Social Innovation Hub, and Ashley Proctor of Creative Blueprint will be presenting topics including alliances 101 (formation, structure, and operations), fostering inclusivity and diversifying leadership, land trusts & cooperative models and forming a sustainability alliance.

This Summit was established in 2020 by Ashley Proctor and Hector Kolonas with the goal of providing support to coworking operators and alliances—so grab your tickets today if you are building, leading, or growing a coworking collective or alliance!


2. WorkX

February 21 - 23 • New York City, US

Are you looking to learn more about the future of work and workplace transformation? Look no further than the 2023 WorkX Conference in New York City this February 21-23, 2023! This two-track program will provide you with the opportunity to learn from experts from the Best Places to Work, Fastest Growing Brands & Most Innovative Technologies.

At WorkX, you'll have access to interactive discussion groups, lightning talks, an extraordinary exhibit hall experience, new fun and exciting networking opportunities, CE credit hours, and much more.

You'll be able to gain insights on topics such as employee engagement, office space design, culture change initiatives, and more. Plus, you'll get a chance to meet with industry leaders and innovators who are shaping the future of work.

Whether you're a business leader or coworking operator looking for strategies on how to create a successful workplace or an HR or community professional seeking new ideas on how to engage members and employees, WorkX is the perfect event for you. With its focus on cutting-edge topics like artificial intelligence and machine learning in the workplace, it's sure to provide valuable insight into how organizations can stay ahead of the curve.


3. London Coworking Assembly

February 27 • London, UK

The London Coworking Assembly is hosting a unique event on Designing a Coworking Space in 2023 that will bring together experts and professionals from different industries to discuss how to make the most out of any space. The event will focus on creating an inviting atmosphere, developing meaningful relationships with members and customers, as well as other topics such as promoting local values like inclusion, equality, and accessibility when people are using the coworking space.

Participants in this exciting event include Marc Navarro from Coworking Spain, Pauline Roussel from Coworkies, Karen West-Whylie from Three-Sixty Workrooms, David O’Coimin from Nook Wellness Pods, and the founder director of MATT PR Aceil Haddad.

This group of knowledgeable individuals is sure to offer best practices in making the most out of your coworking space—no matter if it’s for students, freelancers, or contract workers!

London Coworking Assembly can become your monthly source of inspiration as they organize awesome events like this all year round, once or even twice a month.


4. Workspace Design Show

February 27-28 • London, UK

The Workspace Design Show is the UK’s premier event for workplace interiors. On February 27-28, 2023, the show will bring together the UK’s top architects, designers, and corporate professionals to explore the experience of tomorrow’s workspaces.

At this two-day event, attendees can expect to find furniture, lighting, surfaces, technology, and acoustic products that will help shape tomorrow’s workspace. The show also offers thought leadership from industry experts and networking opportunities with other professionals in the field.

The Workspace Design Show is a great opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in office design and to learn how to create an environment that fosters creativity and innovation while being agile for flexible working models. Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of the UK’s biggest workspace event!


5. Workspace Expo

April 4-6 • Paris, FR

Workspace Expo is the leading European BtoB trade show for furniture and workspace design. It is held annually in Paris, France, and this year it will take place from April 4th to 6th, 2023.

With 299 brands present and 83 new brands, Workspace Expo confirms its status as the premier event for discovering innovations and new products in the office sector.

The 2022 year's edition of the Workspace Expo was an unexpected success in spite of the still uncertain health situation. 18 009 visitors gathered at the show to explore the latest trends and products available in the market. Final decision-makers, buyers, specifiers, and architects… all met at Workspace Expo to exchange ideas and discuss their needs.

This year the trendy space designed by architect Karl Petit will be organized around the theme “10 years in the green”. In addition to exploring new products on display, attendees can also attend keynotes and premium conferences proposed by institutional partners to stay up-to-date with industry trends.

If you're looking for a one-stop shop for all your furniture and workspace design needs, then look no further than Workspace Expo! With its wide range of exhibitors, knowledgeable speakers, and inspiring themes, there's something for everyone at this year's event.


6. GCUC North America

April 19-21 • Chicago, IL, US

GCUC is the world's largest coworking conference series, bringing together decision-makers and game-changers in the coworking and flexible workspace industry. This unique event provides attendees with expert insights, visionary conversations, educational programming, breakouts, and opportunities for connection. It is a place to learn what is going on within the industry and how to future-proof your business.

At GCUC, you will find a diverse crowd of coworking newbies, industry experts, 10+ year veteran operators, VCs, investors, and real estate giants.

The conversations are engaging and attendees keep coming back year after year. GCUC helps support and grow the industry while making sure everyone is constantly learning, growing, and evolving their business.

If you're looking to stay up to date on the latest trends in the coworking space or want to make meaningful connections that will propel the future of work then GCUC is an event you don't want to miss!


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7. Running Remote 

April 25-26 • Lisbon, PT

Remote work is becoming increasingly popular as more companies are transitioning to a remote-first or hybrid model. The Running Remote conference is the premier event for remote-first and hybrid teams, bringing together hundreds of companies from around the globe to discuss the latest strategies on remote work, company culture, workforce management, and more.

At this two-day live event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from C-Level Executives, Founders, VPs, and HR leaders who have extensive experience leading, running, and managing remote-first and hybrid teams. Over 50 experts will share their industry insights, best practices, and learnings with you.

The agenda has been designed based on feedback from over 300 leaders who shared their biggest remote-work challenges with us. With 50 speakers and 35 sessions, this two-day live event promises to be jam-packed with value, learning, networking opportunities, and fun!


8. The Workplace Event

April 25-27 • Birmingham, UK

As employee expectations shift and work behaviors evolve, it has never been more important to bring together the latest insights and innovations in workplace and facilities products and services. The Workplace Event is a first of its kind, bringing a wider scope and sharper focus on employee experience and workplace performance.

The Workplace Event will be taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 25-27 April 2023, with a program of content, awards, and insight, including a FREE-TO-ATTEND Workplace Leaders Summit, Workplace Leaders Top 50, Workplace Data Census, and more.

This event will be powering new strategies and facilities innovations to transform the workplace.

Hear from leading thinkers and organizations who are shaping the workplace experience and moving the industry forward. Bringing innovative ideas and inspiration center stage, The Workplace Event is a hive for collaboration and innovation to improve the workplace experience. Discover the latest products and services to optimize your facility and workplace performance.

From workplace interiors and design to digital technology, facilities services, building management, and more, you will find a supplier to help you elevate your workplace strategy and performance.


9. FlexWork Academy

May 8 • Valencia, ES

FlexWork Academy is the perfect way to boost your knowledge before attending the Coworking Spain Conference. It's an intensive one-day program designed by and for coworking professionals, which will cover key topics related to optimally managing a space. Whether you've just opened a coworking space and don't know where to start, have been in the sector for years but need to refresh the basics, or want to take a step further to correct mistakes, FlexWork Academy can help you get the most out of your coworking experience.

Don't miss this opportunity​​—attend FlexWork Academy and get all the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to make your coworking space successful.


10. Coworking Spain

May 9-10 • Valencia, ES

Coworking Spain is the reference conference in Spain for the Coworking, Flex Office, and Coliving sectors. With a duration of two days, the next edition of the CWSC will be the XII. The global pandemic has hit the industry hard, but it has also demonstrated its resilience.

The mission of CWSC is to create a forum for discussion and knowledge on the evolution of work and living environments encompassing sectors such as coworking, flex office, hybrid work, coliving, and others. Their vision is to make CWSC a must-attend event on the global coworking conference circuit with people, communities, business models, and initiatives as its main focus.

CWSC brings together more than 200 attendees each year from all over Spain to explore new concepts, deepen their skills and discuss innovative trends in flexible workspaces focused on large corporations or huge urban colivings, or small community spaces in rural environments. The two-day experience includes keynotes, panels, and workshops led by professionals from different industries.

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11. Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

May 15-16 • London, UK

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit is the perfect event for digital workplace leaders, architects, IT leaders, application and I&O leaders to gain access to insights, tools, and more. With events taking place in San Diego, London, Tokyo, and other locations around the world, Gartner Digital Workplace Summit offers a unique destination experience designed for top leadership teams to connect face-to-face with Gartner analysts and peers.

At Gartner Digital Workplace Summit, attendees can learn how to accelerate digital workplace productivity and agility, boost workforce productivity, and gain insights into remote work learnings. The conference offers a mix of insights and research-backed sessions that will help you design a digital workplace strategy and program built to optimize the impact of your technology and talent.


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12. Bansko Nomad Fest

June 25-July 2 • Bansko, BG

Are you ready to pack your bags and join us in the beautiful mountain village of Bansko this summer? Bansko Nomad Fest, now in its 6th consecutive year, is a celebration of the location-independent lifestyle and nomad mindset! For one week this summer, hundreds of digital nomads and freelancers from all over Europe will converge on the picturesque town for a jam-packed itinerary of activities.

The lineup includes exciting presentations, workshops, sports, mindfulness activities, and lots more!

Every afternoon is filled with opportunities to explore the nature around Bansko with fun activities like yoga, hiking, speed-dating, and even premium options such as rafting and horseback riding.

After the sun sets, it's time to enjoy some delicious local cuisine and mingle with new friends.

On top of that, there are also “unconference” sessions which give attendees control over what they learn or present. Fest's focus is firmly rooted in remote work and nomad lifestyles so everyone can have an enriching experience regardless of where they are on their journey.


13. The Future of Work

September 14 • Dublin, IE

With technology innovations such as AI, robotics, automation, and the gig economy rapidly transforming the jobs we do and how we interact with our workplace, employers are quickly understanding the importance of flexible workplaces. Research has shown that features like natural daylight, views out of windows, and better air quality can actually improve employee productivity.

The Future of Work event is set to bring together leading executives from sectors like HR, recruitment, education, training, tech, manufacturing, and supply chain to discuss the opportunities and challenges in today’s job market.

Attendees will learn about sustainable and ergonomic professional environments; design a workplace that meets the needs of a diverse workforce; plan a workspace that can easily accommodate new technology but remains people focused; automate and robotize processes for better efficiency; leverage AI and machine learning for improved decision making; explore the benefits of remote working; foster collaboration within distributed teams; create an attractive compensation package to retain talent; embrace mobility opportunities across industries; develop a culture based on trust and respect; assess global trends to understand future vacancies and careers.


14. Wellbeing at Work Summit

September 19-21 • London, Manchester, UK

The 9th Wellbeing at Work Summit UK takes place from 19-21 September 2023 live in-person in London, Manchester & virtually. This three-day summit is the perfect opportunity for senior-level HR, Reward, Wellness, Benefit, and business leaders to take their well-being and mental health strategies to the next level.

The data shows that organizations that prioritize workplace well-being outperform their competition they are able to attract and retain better talent and increase productivity.

At the summit, attendees will have access to cutting-edge data, insights on Wellbeing at Work, as well as leadership round table discussions and keynote speeches from global experts in the field.

By attending the Wellbeing at Work UK Summit, employers and coworking operators have a unique opportunity to create a positive culture of well-being in their workplace while integrating tools and knowledge to lift employee/member satisfaction, engagement, and productivity.


15. WDC

October 3 • Kranj, SL

The WDC is designed to match workplace design with strategic vision and sound management, allowing attendees to learn how they can best use technology and design to create a better working environment. No matter your role—whether it be in HR, facility management, real estate, interior architecture, or design—WDC has something to offer everyone.

At this conference, you'll be sure to network with colleagues and leaders from all walks of life: SMBs, SMEs, and large enterprises alike. Plus, you'll receive valuable insight from industry professionals, who will lead interactive discussions about the key topics impacting our diverse workplace


16. The Future of Work Europe

November 7-8 • London, UK

It's time to future-proof your workplace and find out what steps you need to take to succeed in the future of work. At The Future of Work Europe Event, discover the latest trends and strategies within the Future of Work landscape, such as Frontline Workers, Workplace Transformation, HR Technology, Culture, Employee Engagement, Digital Workplace, Learning & Development, Human Resources, and Office Space & Design.

This event is designed for senior executives working in Human Resources, Internal Communication, Change Management, and more. Find out what it takes to stay ahead of the competition and ensure your organization is prepared for the changes ahead.


17. Coworking Europe

November 28-29 • Porto, PT

Coworking Europe is a unique networking event for professionals in the coworking industry. It was first launched in Brussels, Belgium, in 2010 and has since grown to become one of the largest communities of coworking and flexible office operators, real estate brokers and developers, consultants, architects, designers, technology and service providers worldwide.

The conference has been held in numerous great European cities such as Warsaw, Amsterdam, Dublin, Brussels, Berlin, Barcelona, and Milan—now Vienna and Bratislava will be added to the list!

The mission and vision behind producing Coworking Europe annual conference are led by SocialWorkplaces.com—a company incorporated in Brussels that believes that coworking is at the heart of social trends like digitalization, urbanization & sustainability. Their aim is to provide content & services that help transition businesses from traditional workplace models into more sustainable ones based on the human focus.

Check out the interview with Jean-Yves Huwart, the founder of the conference, to learn more details about the event.


To Take Away

Don't forget to stay up to date on all of the amazing coworking events and conferences happening in 2023! Subscribe to our newsletter for all of the announcements, updates, and other exciting news about these events, so you can be sure you're always prepared for the most enjoyable experience.

Whether you're looking for a chance to network with industry professionals or just have a great time with your friends, there are plenty of opportunities available in 2023! So start planning today and get excited about the coming coworking adventure!

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