The Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD Group), in partnership with COWRK Iowa City and iQuest, is hosting its next Iowa City Jelly on Thursday, July 21st, 2011, from 9:00 am. to 4:30 pm. at the former Budcat office, 332 South Linn Street in Iowa City.
Jellys are casual drop-in cowork sessions that combine creativity and productivity. Attendees can focus on their own projects, see what others are working on and make new connections. There is no fee and no agenda. Coffee, wireless internet and electrical outlets are provided free of charge.
According to Mark Nolte, ICAD Group Business Development Director, this location replicates coworking facilities opening nationwide. “This will be our first Jelly in unoccupied office space,” said Nolte. “Many of the coworking locations we’ve toured have a similar vibe where space has been repurposed and the focus is on collaboration and innovation.”
In the Iowa City area, past Jellys have been held at libraries, conference rooms, and at a few University of Iowa locations, but never in available office space.
Anyone who can work away from an office are welcome at the Jelly for fresh ideas and for a change of pace. Past participants include entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, developers, writers, and those working online.
“Our ultimate goal is to create and link coworking facilities in the region,” added Nolte. “Jellys allow people to experience and engage in coworking and provide us feedback.”
For more information visit iowacityareadevelopment.com/.