05 Sep 2013
Co-working expert and founder of Philadephia’s Indy Hall, Alex Hillman, is visiting Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland on the “Better Work Tour” next month to share his insights on collaborative work environments and how they are changing the way we work.
Mr Hillman has been brought to New Zealand by The BizDojo, a national network of collaborative workspaces that operates from locations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Alex to New Zealand,” says The BizDojo’s Auckland founder and partner Nick Shewring. “Alex has a lot of insights to offer about how to create innovative co-working environments at community, precinct and city level that we believe will be useful for government organisations and workplaces around New Zealand, but are particularly relevant given the opportunities offered by the Christchurch rebuild.”
Alex will be presenting at two events in each city starting with a breakfast seminar and workshop at CPIT in Christchurch on 9 September. He will then present two seminars at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts building on 11 September before heading to Auckland to present at AUT University’s “Survive & Thrive” conference in the new Sir Paul Reeves building and to deliver a break out workshop in partnership with the conference on 13 September.
“The smaller workshops that Alex will facilitate offer people and organisations an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice from him on their particular projects,” says Mr Shewring. “This is a rare opportunity to learn from a global leader in co-working environments.”
Alex Hillman’s New Zealand visit is sponsored by ‘The District’ at Auckland Airport and Vidak with city sponsors Warren and Mahoney (Auckland), Massey University (Wellington) and CPIT (Christchurch).
For more information about Alex Hillman:
Breakfast Seminar (2 hours), $45
A high-level overview of the ways in which co-working is transforming how and where we work now, and will continue to do so in the future. Alex will delve into ideal community building practices and provide tips for designing a workspace that encourages collaboration and serendipity.
Interactive Workshop (3 hours), $250
A Q&A workshop that lets attendees get direct feedback on ideas, and provides practical, actionable advice for improving the success of their own community, space or organisation.