Coworking Unconference Asia 2019: Coworking is Growing Up!

5 days + big ideas + industry leaders + the world’s most delightful destinations = the coworking unconference Asia, since 2015.

Bali, Thailand, Malaysia,
and now: Goa, India. Join us on February 19-22, 2019

In 5 years we’ve welcomed 1000+ participants from over 40 countries into our community. Coworking space operators, workplace and education futurists; global media and trend bloggers; tech innovators, government officials and digital nomads; proptech and design firms; plus real estate, investment and venture capitalists– they’re are all part of the CUasia conversation. And you should be too. If you are coworking curious, come along! There’s no better place to talk about SCALE than India.

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It’s not a conference, and it’s more than an event. It’s an experience.

If you are interested in the coworking industry, Asia is the place to be. And if you are looking into ways of growing your coworking space, India is the perfect country to go to.

CU Asia is an opportunity to consciously step out of the busy-ness of the business world and to meaningfully explore high level industry questions with peers and top experts from around the world. It’s a chance to inspire, and be inspired by the rapid and mindful entrepreneurial growth in the Asia Pacific, the world’s largest coworking market.

What’s on this year

CU Asia is 5 years old. It’s time for us to grow up! That doesn’t mean we need to stop playing around and having fun. It means it’s time to get serious about bringing that fun to the wider world. It’s time to scale!

This year’s CUasia experience is about making everything that’s good about coworking contagious. We will leverage everything there is to learn from industries that have grown before us. We will mitigate mistakes; increase our impact; and co-create an ever-better version of the future, together.

We’ll ask BIG questions about growing: How? When? How much? Too much? With whom? And most importantly: WHY.

We’ve got some very creative ways to make you part of the conversation, so don’t miss out!

Here’s just *some* of what you can expect this year:

  • Vulnerable sharing on the good, bad and ugly of ‘growing up’.
  • Philosophical debates: to grow or not to grow?
  • The gains and losses of getting big.
  • Are partners right for your path forward?
  • Why does the world need more coworking?
  • Does making more money change the way you work?
  • What’s our real impact on the world?
  • Swapping quick tips, tricks and tools that will make it all easier in our community carousel.
  • Games, parties, popups and all manner of opportunities to connect.
  • The launch of coworking academy 3.0 curated especially for established spaces and new places that want to take the big leap.

And as always, the all-too-rare opportunity to meet your global community and celebrate this incredible industry together.

  • Spotlight india
  • Coworking academy
  • Excursion
  • CU Asia day 1 (Keynotes & Speakers)
  • CU Asia day 2 (The Unconference)

A day to celebrate, showcase and explore the Indian coworking and startup ecosystem and connect it directly with global partners. Meet your fellow coworkers, listen to true stories, share differences and similarities and be part of a growing country tribe.

Tuesday, 19 February

This full-day, pre-event workshop is designed to help new or prospective spaces accelerate their learning on the Big 4 of Coworking: Community, Finance, Operations, and Programming/Events. If you’re planning on opening a coworking space, or want to learn more about running a business hub, this one is for you! You’ll learn how to manage and create a successful coworking space from some of the biggest minds in our industry.

Wednesday, 20 February

You’re in Goa, after all, so don’t forget to indulge in everything incredible India has to offer– the fabulous food, glorious beaches and friendly people don’t begin to cover all that’s on offer. Sign up for our post-conference excursions and you’ll figure out why the world calls Goa the ‘Rome of the East’. The costs? On us!

Thursday, 21 February

The first day of the main event! Hear from coworking leaders and adjacent industries about how and why coworking is helping people live, work and learn differently in the new collaborative economy. Stay tuned to our Facebook group for more details on our speakers as they are confirmed…

Friday, 22 February

They say decisions are made by the people who show up, and an unconference is no exception. It is the ultimate adventure in emergent, topical, cutting-edge, talk-about-what-really-matters-to-you discussion!

Bring your insights, speculations, queries and burning concerns– it’s all on the table at CUasia.

Sunday, 23 February

Who is coming

Joy Taylor

Co-Founder and community manager at Canvas Coworking space


Mayur Sontakke

Founder of Remote Explorers

David Masefield

Co-Founder of Startup Toowoomba and president of Canvas Coworking


Vandita Kedia Purohit

Co-Founder at The DAFTAR, Pune India

Steve munroe

Co-Founder Hubud

Vitto Christaldi

Chief of Learning & Experience at Hubud

Maria A. Triwahyuni

Head of Partnerships at Hubud


Interested in becoming a sponsor or media partner?

Get in touch with [email protected]

The word on the street

You don’t need to trust us. See what others have to say.

Alex Hillman
Founder of IndyHall, Philadelphia
“Once again, CUAsia sets the bar high and then LEAPS over it. This group knows how to have fun and knows how to share, has big ideas and diverse perspectives. This year I met more *true professionals* in our industry than ever before.

Brittnee Bond
Bond Work
“What a week! I’m so grateful to have met all of you, learned together, played together, and explored this amazing city together.”

Vandita Kedia Purohit
Co-Founder ‘The Daftar’, India
“The people, the community, the venues, the hosts, the conference & unconference and Penang – everything was a great experience. Meeting people from the community from around the world is always amazing. Learnt, shared and created some amazing stories.“

Michael Moonesinghe
CEO & Founder of Glover Daniels International. & Business Hubs and Nomad Trails Sri Lanka
“I met with so many welcoming and genuinely giving people. Learning lots, meeting some awesome people who are equally as passionate about making a real difference and making some excellent contact.”

Jessica Knapp
Marketing Manager at Officernd
“Wow. Leaving this conference with a nourished heart, many new friends, lots of lessons and boost of inspiration. Goddamn I love coworking/coworking people! Thanks to the team for making it such a great few days, you did a beautiful job!”

Goa, India

If you are interested in coworking and the future of work, the worker and the workplace, then you need to be at CU Asia. Sign up to stay in touch.