Declaration Of Interdependence

“Chance favors the connected mind.” This is the premise of a great book (and TED talk, if you prefer) by Steven Johnson, in “Where Good Ideas Come From.” Johnson invokes an important, and perhaps forgotten, part of our country’s history. In fact, he takes us back to the “idea” of America. A revolutionary idea that arguably changed the world more radically than any other time in history. And to what do we attribute this idea? In short, being connected. The flowering of ideas, and the hope for an unfettered pursuit of those ideas, didn’t come from social media, blogs, or a progressive government. The Age of Enlightenment was an age marked by REAL connections. As in, actually talking.. with other humans… about very cool stuff. It was coffee houses that had, in fact, become the center of innovation.

Today’s coffee houses aren’t quite what they were back then. In fact, today they’re often where people go to be alone together. Which brings me to my point. If you want to develop ideas and opportunities, or gain momentum on the ones you have… if you want to find resources or inspiration, or keep your finger on the pulse of progress… If you have wings to fly, then join a community of those who share the same feather.

We too often mistake the concept of independence to mean we should succeed on our own, independent of resources or those who can contribute to our goals and ideas. So yes, WE can, indeed. Perhaps those are the only words needed in a declaration of interdependence. Strong communities are essential to our prosperity, so take a break from Facebook and go face some actual faces. Go have your coffee among others who give a damn about what it is you’re working on on that there computer. In other words, go join a coworking space! If you’ve never been to one, our members of the San Diego Coworking Alliance are inviting you to try it out for free during coworking week. We hope to see you there!

Peter McConnell, Owner/Founder of 3RDSPACE, Club For The Creative.

San Diego Coworking Week 2016

Coworking Week 2016 celebrates 11 years of coworking, collaboration, and the shared economy. The event will begin on Monday, August 8th and run through Friday, August 12th.

Come cowork for free at each of these spaces on their designated day!

Monday | 8/8

Union North Park
3919 30th Street location only
Coworking: 8am – 5pm
RSVP with to secure your spot!

Tuesday | 8/9

Hera Hub, all locations
Coworking: 9am – 5pm
Business Acceleration Expo 10am-2pm: Carlsbad | Sorrento Valley, Mission Valley

Wednesday | 8/10

3rdSpace, Univ. Heights
4610 Park Blvd.
Coworking: 8am – 5pm
Startup Collaborative – 6pm – 8:30pm

Thursday | Aug 8/11

NEST CoWork, Downtown
1855 First Avenue, Suite 103
Coworking: 8am – 5pm
Speed Networking – 5:30 to 7:30

Friday | 8/12

Co-mmunity, Hillcrest
1228 University Ave, Suite 200
Coworking: 8am – 5pm
w/WRAP UP PARTY – 6-9pm @ Co-mmunity (featuring “startup stories”)

Official hashtag: #coworkingweek
San Diego hashtag #coworkingweekSD

Coworking Week 2015

Coworking Week 2015 celebrates 10 years of coworking, collaboration, and the shared economy. The event will begin on August 3rd, and end on August 7th.

Come cowork for free at each of these spaces on the designated day!

Monday, Aug 3rd – Cyber Hive, Downtown
Tuesday, Aug 4th – DeskHub, Little Italy
Wednesday, Aug 5th – Co-Merge, Downtown
Thursday, Aug 6th – Hera Hub, all locations
Friday, Aug 7th – 3rdSpace, Univ. Heights and Ansir Innovation Center, Kearny Mesa

Official hashtag: #coworkingweek
San Diego hashtag #coworkingweekSD

In 2005 an independent worker in California conceived of a different way of working; he envisioned a place where independent workers could come together, collaborate and reap the rewards of community, increased productivity and creativity. That worker was Brad Neuberg. Approximately 5000 coworking spaces around the world will celebrate Neuberg’s vision as part of International Coworking Day.

San Diego Coworking Week 2014

Coworking Week 2014 celebrates 9 years of coworking, collaboration, and the shared economy. The event will begin on August 4th, and end on International Coworking Day, August 9th.  Come cowork for free at each of these spaces on the designated day!

Monday, Aug 4th – Cyber Hive, Downtown
Tuesday, Aug 5th – Hera Hub all locations
Wednesday, Aug 6th – Co-Merge, Downtown.
Thursday, Aug 7th – Ansir Innovation Center, Kearny Mesa
Friday, Aug 8th – 3rdSpace, Univ. Heights

Saturday, Aug 9th – BBQ to celebrate the “official” International Coworking Day – Kate Sessions Park – 12:00 – 2:00pm – Bring a blanket and beverage of choice 😀
Party at Pete’s house after!

Official hashtag: #coworkingweek
San Diego hashtag #coworkingweekSD


2013 Coworking Week


Monday, Aug 5th – Blank Slate – ( – near Old Town
Tuesday, Aug 6th – 3rd Space – ( in University Heights
Wednesday, Aug 7th – Hera Hub – ( – Sorrento Mesa
Thursday, Aug 8th – Ansir Innovation Center ( in Kearney Mesa
Friday, Aug 9th  – Co-merge ( & CyberHive – Downtown

Coworking Happy Hour! 5:30 to 8:00pm

Join us for San Diego Coworking Week! Aug 6-10, 2012

COME WORK WITH US FOR FREE!  Each space will have special events/promotions…

6th – Monday – 3rd Space – ( in University Heights
7th – Tuesday – Cedros Works – ( in Solana Beach & Kohwork’n – ( in San Marcos
8th – Wednesday – Hera Hub – ( in Sorrento Valley
9th – Thursday – Ansir Innovation Center ( in Kearney Mesa & Coworking Connection ( in Murrieta
10th – Friday – Co-merge ( in Downtown

THEN ROUND OUT THE WEEK WITH A CO-HAPPY HOUR ON FRIDAY NIGHT, HOTEL INDIGO, LEVEL 9 rooftop bar & lounge, from 5-7pm.  Enjoy drink specials and discounted appetizers.  RSVP at

Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter –
509 9th Ave.

Mayor Sanders Proclaims San Diego Coworking Day


Proclamation San Diego Coworking Day San Diego Coworking Alliance