Denver Coworking Week 2014 starts next week at Creative Density. This is Denver Coworks’ second annual celebration of our communities and the freedom that the coworking movement supports. This year we are offerings a new focus each day on a type of workers with free coworking and programs designed for them. Monday is Creative Density’s day and we are celebrating mobility and the new economy with a focus on freelancers and remote workers. Throughout the week the other coworking communities will have programs for creatives, green entrepreneurs, and small businesses. It will end with a kickball tournament between coworking spaces with all invited to play.
Bonus! All participating coworking spaces will open their doors and have free coworking all week long. Shazam!
Schedule: Denver Coworking Week
May 12 – 16th.
Creative Density – Monday RSVP
Start off the first day of Denver Coworking Week at Uptown’s Creative Density – the freelancer and remote worker coworking space. The day will begin with an introduction to coworking (plus coffee and pastries), followed by helpful small business and freelancer workshops, and finally yard games and grilling.
All mobile workers, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about coworking are invited to this free event. Your ticket allows you free access to any and all events at this location on this day.
9:00 am:Coffee + Pastries / What is Coworking and the Colorado Coworking Passport?
Learn how coworking is helping mobile workers collaborate, learn new ideas, and be happier workers by escaping the home office or coffee shop.
10:00 – 10:45 am:Freelancing: The best places to find your next gig in Denver
Joining the freelancer and independent movement is scary but easier than ever. There are a lot of great resources and ways to approach businesses and will bring the best ones to light to help you get your next local gig.
Taught by Jason Tranel of Simpalo, a local freelancer connector, and Craig Baute of Creative Density Coworking.
2:00 – 3:30 pm:WordPress Happiness Hour: A roundtable Q & A
WordPress powers 20% of the websites on the web and is one of the most used platforms small businesses use for their website. Join us for our regular WordPress Happiness Hour where we present our latest work, answer each other’s questions, and make us all a little bit closer to become WordPress experts.
Taught by Michael of AutoMattic, the creators of WordPress.com.
4:00 – 6:00 pm:High-fives, Yard Games, and Grills
Creative Density works hard and plays hard. When you’re here you instantly have a group of friends to celebrate the highs, get support during the lows, and play yards and grill with when the sun is out. Come and get to know one of the best coworking communities in Denver and join us.
Converge – Tuesday RSVP
Converge Denver is a coworking community for creators! Located in Denver’s RiNo Art District, we are a multidisciplinary space that currently includes designers, filmakers, marketers, coders, writers, painters, publishers, and more. We are a group of culture creators who not only work together but play together and desire to make a difference in our city.
8:30 am:Open Coworking and Breakfast Bites
Get an early start on your work day and enjoy some great Huckleberry Roasters coffee with a few edidibles to get you up & running.
11:00 am:Yoga for Coworkers
Julie Campilio of Radiant Beginnings will lead this unique class that allows each participant to be fully engaged while connecting with others, reducing stress, and accessing both sides of your brain! She’ll help bring your mindfulness & breath together and sprinkle in simple yoga poses for ANY BODY. NO prior yoga experience necessary!
12:00 pm:Free Lunch!
Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch! And this one is provided by Jim N’ Nick’s Bar-B-Q. It’s just for those who RSVP for the day. So sign up ASAP!
1:00 pm:Writing Beyond Copy
Get your creative juices flowing with a short creative writing workshop guided by Caleb Seeling, publisher of the award-winning, nationally acclaimed Conundrum Press. He’ll talk briefly about the creative writing process, followed by a fun writing exercise. The point won’t be to critique your writing, but to simply enjoy the process.
3:00 pm:Promo Videos Are Dead! Using Emotional Branding to Connect with Customers
This workshop, led by Craig Spinks owner of Quadrid Productions, will show you how video can be used to help people make an emotional connection with your business without being manipulative. There’s more to our distaste for promo videos than just a desensitization to sales pitches…they often have the appeal backwards!
Green Space – Wednesday RSVP
12:00 pm:Group Lunch
Join the Green Spaces community for our monthly group lunch! We will meet in the lounge space at noon and walk to a nearby restaurant together.
5:30 pm:Happy Hour featuring Certifiably Green Denver
Join us for drinks & bites and learn more about how you can make your business certifiably green!
Thrive – Thursday RSVP
8:00-12:00 Open coworking and tours of the space.
12:30-2:30 – Rockies Venture Club presents Venture Capital 101
2:30-5:00 – Open coworking and tours of the space.
5:00 Happy hour party and small business resource hour – bring your 30
second pitch for a free 15 minute lightning session with marketing and PR
specialist Lisa McAlister, and get an awesome professional he
Shift – Friday RSVP
Join Shift Workspaces on the final day of Denver Coworking Week, as we feature interactive sessions on Sustaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance for busy professionals and small businesses. From nutrition and wellness, to desk ergonomics and time management, we’ll provide tips from experts and even from our own member community.
All mobile workers, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about coworking are invited to these free events. Your ticket allows you free access to any and all events at this location on this day.
8:00am – 5:30pm:Free Coworking
Bring your laptop and work in our shared space, anytime between the hours of 8 am & 5:30 pm.
9:00 am:Bagel & Fruit Breakfast
Start your work day off with a healthy breakfast. We’ll provide Bagels, cream cheese, fruit, yogurt, granola, and of course our own awesome coffee.
11:00 am:Stephanie Wachman: Time Management for the Busy Professional
12:00 pm:Lunch in a Pinch
Sample some great options for quick and nutritional lunch choices for when you’re on the go.
1:00 pm:Stretching for Sitters
Join our yoga experts for a short instruction on some great stretching exercises to do if you sit in front of a computer a lot. Stop by for 5 mins or for the full 30.
Mingle and meet other coworkers while enjoying gourmet snacks and adult beverages, including beer from our kegerator.
5:30pm:Kickball at Alamo Placita Park
What better way to burn off some energy (and beer calories) after a long day of work? Join the Denver Coworks Alliance as we play a spirited game or two of kickball.