The Coworking Library team will host an evening full of coworking geekiness and insights into current research trends during the upcoming CU Asia (Bali, 5-7 March 2020). As an interdisciplinary open database collecting all research into coworking worldwide, we are especially looking forward to organizing this on-site event that connects researchers, coworking space operators, and anybody who is interested in the exciting conference topics: Coworking, Coliving, Cogiving and Colearning. Read about how you can become part of it.

About CU Asia

CU Asia is Asia’s largest coworking conference, running annually for 5 years in Indonesia (x2), Malaysia, Thailand and India. Bringing together coworking operators, members, startups, investors, workplace strategists, designers and dreamers, CU Asia is focused on how vibrant communities are reshaping the way we work, live and learn. It is an experience, not an event.

About the Coworking Library

Together with many international researchers, we have been organizing researchers’ meetups for the past 4 years as satellite events of major coworking conferences. The format is very open and interactive. We invite people who have researched different aspects of coworking who would like to share their insights with a broader audience beyond their academic bubble.

Banner of CU Asia 2019 and Carsten from behind with the Coworking Library Logo on his shirt
Carsten at CU Asia 2019

Call for papers: submission process and organization

Anyone who is interested in participating is welcome. Submissions will be based on an abstract that gives an overview of what you would like to share at the event (max. 500 words or two pages excluding references). Topics must be either related to coworking or coliving. They should also include a recent research project that you were part of. There are no restrictions on the field of research as we would like to have a diverse panel with people who like to think outside the box. Our dedication to promoting inclusion is the foundation of our events. We believe that embracing diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, physical and mental ability, age, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us who we are is the foundation of the better world we want to create.

The deadline for submissions will be the 10th of January 2020.

We invite anybody interested in submitting a proposal to get in touch with us and send it directly to Johanna:

Johanna presents an update on the Coworking Library in an actual library in Amsterdam, next to her is a presentation with the title Coworking Library
Photo credit: GCUC Canada at the Researchers’ Meetup in Amsterdam 2018

What happens in case of acceptance for the Coworking Salon during CU Asia?

The organizing team will get in touch with you personally in mid-January. Then you can make your travel arrangements before we meet in Bali at the beginning of March 2020. We cannot cover your travel and accommodation costs. We will issue a confirmation of acceptance and a formal invitation with which you may be able to apply for funding e.g. from your university. If your sponsor cannot cover the conference ticket cost, you may receive a conference ticket for all three days of the conference.

What happens if there are more proposals than spaces and we cannot accept you? 

Spaces are limited. Nevertheless, we would still love for you to attend the conference and can offer you a discount code for the conference ticket to CU Asia. Watch your inbox in mid-January for that.