I attended Fireside Chat: The Future of Work on Wednesday 11th of April. The event was held at WeWork, a co-working space in the heart of the CBD on Elizabeth street.
The shared space layout at WeWork was very interesting with various areas to set up for work as well as meeting rooms to book for clients. There was a large outdoor seating space too with a lot of co-workers from WeWork mingling together.
The attendees were a selection of university students, attendees who wanted to come and listen to the key speakers and members of the WeWork collaborative space.
The panel included Tony We from Weploy, Jamie Dawson from WeWork, Jane Pirovich from Hall & Wilcox and Julian Waters Lynch from TypeHuman. These panelist came together to discuss the ways in which technology and innovation are influencing the way of the future of the workplace.
The changes in culture, fast advancement of technology and work hours have developed over the years. These changing conditions are affecting the way we work, where we work and when we work with a huge focus on work-life balance and flexibility.
Majority of the panel discussed the benefits of working in a creative co-working space. The are around 80-90 spaces in the city alone. This will continue to grow as workers understand the importance of creating a shared workplace environment especially for the evolving start-up and entrepreneur culture in Melbourne.
Overall I really enjoyed the panel discussion as well as hearing their personal stories within their industries of work.
Things to note:
Location: WeWork, Level 4, 152 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 3000
Highlight: Very interesting discussions by the panel
Hot tip: There was no food so make sure to bring a snack. Could get a water from the co-working space bar.
Networking Opportunity: 2/5