The Biz Dojo has been an advocate for the collaborative work space since the launch of our first space on Auckland’s K Rd in 2009. Four years, another city, and two spaces later, we’re all about joining forces with other like-minded humans who are passionate about activating awesome communities.
When Nick and Jonah met Alex Hillman from Indy Hall at a coworking conference in Brisbane, they liked the cut of his jib. World domination was planned, schemes were plotted, and now we’re excited to bring Alex across the world to share his tales of wisdom with us.
So, we’d like to proudly introduce….
What Coworking Can Teach Us About the Future of Work
Alex founded IndyHall in Philadelphia back in 2006 and has grown it to become a coworking community that its members and other coworking spaces look to for inspiration. He has also runs a boutique collaboration consultancy, creates amazing events for his community, and got involved in Tony Hseih’s celebrated “Downtown Project” in Las Vegas.
The Better Work Tour sessions will explore the effectiveness of coworking, the ingredients to an thriving innovative community, and how we can apply this mechanism at the organisation, precinct and city level.
The Interactive Workshops will allow for extended Q&A with Alex, where people can bring specific ideas and challenges from their own community to discuss.
Alex will be traversing the country and sharing his thoughts in Christchurch (9 Sept), Wellington (11 Sept) and Auckland (13 Sept).
Check out the event page for more details..
We’ve got some amazing heavy-weight partners joining us to help bring Alex over:
Auckland Airport - who are in the midst of their own exciting collaborative space development - have generously come on board as our Platinum Partner to present the NZ tour.
Vidak are also supporting the tour as a Gold Sponsor. They’re experts in their field of beautiful office furniture- and have been for 23 years. They’ve long been a friend of the Dojo family, and they’re absolute pros at creating inspirational workspaces.
In Christchurch, we’re partnering with CPIT - Skills for Canterbury. Not only will we be using the great CPIT campus on Madras St, but the lucky breakfast seminar attendees will be served deliciousness from the student restaurant.
Massey University are kindly hosting the Wellington events in the beautiful Te Ara Hihiko (the new College of Creative Arts building).
Finally, in Auckland, amazing architects, Warren and Mahoney are really excited to be supporting the event, and we’re teaming up with Survive and Thrive 2013 - NZ’s smart-thinking event for innovative people working in the creative sectors. Alex’s sessions will run alongside this annual conference at AUT’s fabulous Sir Paul Reeves Building.
So get in quick as spaces are limited!