Cowo has taken part in several coworking events, such as the Coworking Europe conferences 2010 (Bruxelles) and 2011 (Berlin), and set up a couple of national coworking camps in Italy (CowoCamp 2010 and 2011).
Why should someone pay to attend a conference where the main topics should be sustainability and shared collaboration?
Isn’t the admission fee a barrier to a genuine broadening of coworking grassroots?
The web has brought us free global information available 24/7, and this open culture has given birth to a zillion of wonderful ideas, among which the so-called coworking movement.
Of course, this is not meant to criticize: all events related to coworking bring value to the idea, and nice venues, international speakers and… sandwiches, cost money.
With free admission, and open to everyone, right ;-)