What?

The Coworking Summit is an annual gathering for founders and managers of coworking, hacker, maker, and art spaces in the Mediterranean region. The Summit’s programming is designed specifically for the needs of spaces in this dynamic region. The 2016 Coworking Summit will take place from December 13-17 in Djerba, Tunisia. 

Who?

The Coworking Summit invites managers or founders of art spaces, coworking spaces, hacker and makerspaces from around the Mediterranean region. The Coworking Summit empowers these spaces by giving the founders and managers the opportunity to learn from and share experiences with each other.

 

Why?

More than just a place to work, coworking spaces serve as an anchor for communities of young, motivated individuals. These spaces are transforming the ways in which people work, creating new types of jobs, and reinvigorating the cultural life of their cities. 

 

 

Program

Day 1
14 Dec 2016
Day 2
15 Dec 2016
Day 3
16 Dec 2016

Early Birds Outdoor Activity (Optional)

Meet at the lobby and head to the beach area for Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation session before breakfast. An awesome way to start the day.  
M’hamed Kouidmi

Welcome, Introductions, and Team Building

We’ll kick off the summit with some morning energizers, team-building activities and the chance to introduce all the participants and trainers. 
M’hamed Kouidmi
Andra Iacob

Parallel Workshops

OPTION 1: “Creativity: It Will Probably Save the World (and Help Your Business Too) by Sofiane Ben Chaabane, co-founder of the Tunisian concept store and brand, Lyoum. Like it or...
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Sofiane Ben Chaabane
Marnix van Holland
Carly Slater

SPARK: 1+1=3, Not Only Those That Are Bad at Math Should Be More Than The Some of Its Parts

Spark sessions are short, inspiring talks designed to give the audience a burst of energy and get them thinking. In this session, Marnix Van Holland from the Hivos Green program...
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Marnix van Holland

SPARK: Creative Entrepreneurship in Egypt

Spark sessions are short, inspiring talks designed to give the audience a burst of energy and get them thinking. In this session, Maie El Zeiny from the social incubator Nahdet...
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Maie El Zeiny

Co-Creation Session

Over the course of the three-day summit, participants will be given dedicated time to work together and with the trainers on a specific project or initiative. This session will serve to...
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M’hamed Kouidmi

Co-Creation Session

This second collaboration session will follow-up on the initial brainstorm and agenda-setting started earlier in the day. During this time, participants will select the most salient ideas begin working on a...
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M’hamed Kouidmi

Early Birds Activity (Optional)

Meet at the lobby and head to the beach area for Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation session before breakfast. An awesome way to start the day.
M’hamed Kouidmi

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Option 1: ” Raising Funds from NGOs, Foundations & Other Institutional Donors” by Evert van der Meulen, the chief fundraising for New Silk Roads and who has experience in raising millions of...
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Evert Faber van der Meulen
Khaled Helioui
Keith Wallace

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Option 1: “Plan and Manage Your Results” by Arthur Steiner, Project Manager of Mideast Creatives. The coworking community is filled with great ideas that will truly change the world if put...
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Arthur Steiner
Maie El Zeiny
Rima Abou Baker

Mentoring Session: “World Cafe”

Participants will have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one or in small groups with summit trainers and guests to discuss their ideas, opportunities, and challenges.
M’hamed Kouidmi
Florence Clara Ziegler
Kim Beckers
Judith Veraart
Arthur Steiner
Andra Iacob
Evert Faber van der Meulen
Maie El Zeiny
Kevin Coyne
Sofiane Ben Chaabane
Marnix van Holland
Rima Abou Baker
Khaled Helioui
Carly Slater

Visit: CoZi Coworking Cafe and Houmt Souk

Participants will have the opportunity to visit CoZi Coworking Cafe, Djerba’s newly inaugurated coworking space, followed by a leisurely visit to Houmt Souk, an old-style neighborhood and market.
Bechir Gtari
CoZi – Coworking Cafe
Mohamed Ben Ghazi

Co-Creation Session

During this session, participants will continue working on the projects that they started the day before.
M’hamed Kouidmi

Early Birds Activity (Optional)

Meet at the lobby and head to the beach area for Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation session before breakfast. An awesome way to start the day.
M’hamed Kouidmi

Team Building

M’hamed Kouidmi

SPARK: Coworking in the MENA: Look Where We’ve Come!

Spark sessions are short, inspiring talks designed to give the audience a burst of energy and get them thinking. In this talk, Rima Abou Baker will discuss the exciting, inspiring,...
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Rima Abou Baker

SPARK: “Can We Pretend That Never Happened?: Navigating Personal Space”

Spark sessions are short, inspiring talks designed to give the audience a burst of energy and get them thinking. In this talk, Carly will map out how personal space works,...
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Carly Slater

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Option 1: “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling: How to Create a Perpetually Inclusive Environment” by Carly Slater, an entrepreneur, community director, event producer, executive coach, and public speaker. Co-working communities are built to be...
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Florence Clara Ziegler
Kim Beckers
Carly Slater

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Option 1: “Community Building from the Bottom Up” by Kim Beckers,a former civil servant that now specializes in redeveloping buildings and serves as an advisor for art spaces and Floor Ziegler, a bottom-up community...
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Lotte van Elp
Florence Clara Ziegler
Kim Beckers

Co-Creation Session

This final session will be dedicated to teams completing their projects and preparing to present them to a larger audience.
M’hamed Kouidmi

Project Gallery and Closing Ceremony

Participants will present their final collaboration projects to the group and celebrate their work for the week.
M’hamed Kouidmi
Andra Iacob

Participants

Yasmine Berrada

-Espace Bidaya-

Walid Doghri

-El Space-

Tarek Matar

-Neopreneur-

Sami Hourani

-FORSA Space-

Saif Bouktir

-Mercy Corps-

Rima Abou Baker

-ISTEBDAA-

Rebeka Gluhbegovic

-Lingare Mahdia-

Omar Assaf

-SHIFT-

Nawres Arif

-Science Camp-

Mourad Hentati

-Mercy Corps-

Mohamed Rahmo

-madSpace-

Mohamed Ghachem

-Lingare Mahdia-

Mohamed Ben Ghazi

-CoZi Coworking Café-

Mohamed Abu Helgha

-Enala Entrepreneurship Center-

Marouan Aoudia

-The Address-

Maroua Maouheb

-7ay Coworking Space-

Maie El Zeiny

-Nahdet El Mahrousa-

M’hamed Kouidmi

-Business Wise-

Lotte van Elp

-Open.co-

Kim Beckers

-APPM Management Consultants-

Khaled Helioui

-Big Point-

Kevin Coyne

-Wasabi-

Karim El Hamri

-Dare Space-

Judith Veraart

-Dutch Culture-

Hassen Hajbi

-Lingare Sidi Bouzid-

Hanane Fzain

-Drosos-

Hadhami Talbi

-Cogite Coworking Space-

Gabriel Ferneini

-Beit Waraq-

Florence Clara Ziegler

-Floor Ziegler Company-

Fatene Ben Hamza

-Hivos/Cogite-

Eric Asmar

-Houna-

Carly Slater

-Ignite-

Bechir Gtari

-CoZi Coworking Cafe-

Aymen Soussi

-Passengers Lab-

Atilim Sahin

-ATÖLYE-

Asma Mansour

-Lingare-

Arthur Steiner

-Hivos Mideast Creatives-

Andra Iacob

-Hivos Mideast Creatives-

Ameni Rahmani

-Lingare Tunis-

Spaces

SHIFT

-Tripoli, Lebanon-

Science Camp

-Basra, Iraq-

Passengers Lab

-Sousse, Tunisia-

Neopreneur

-Byblos, Lebanon-

madSpace

-Casablanca, Morocco-

Lingare Mahdia

-Mahdia, Tunisia-

Espace Bidaya

-Casablanca, Morocco-

ENALA

-Tripoli, Libya-

CoZi – Coworking Cafe

-Djerba, Tunisia-

Cogite

-Tunis, Tunisia-

Beit Waraq

-Beirut, Lebanon-

ATÖLYE

-Istanbul, Turkey-

7ay Coworking Space

-Rabat, Morocco-

Partners