Date(s) - 11/11/2016 - 13/11/2016
Since the “Platform Cooperativism: The Internet, Ownership, Democracy” event in November 2015 at The New School, conferences and community meetings about the cooperative platform economy have taken place in Berlin, New York City, Florence, Bologna, Weimar, Melbourne, London, Brussels, Boston, Budapest, and Philadelphia. A new book, Ours to Hack and to Own, gathers many of the rationales and experiments that are driving the movement forward. The Platform Cooperativism Consortium will launch at this event, creating a global network of institutions to support this eco system of businesses. The vision is spreading. A year later, we need to keep the momentum building and continue forging the critical connections necessary to make this vision even more a reality.
On November 11-13, 2016, “Platform Cooperativism: Building The Cooperative Internet” will take place at The New School and Civic Hall in New York City.
On Day 1, we will bring together an international group of policymakers to discuss regulation and investment in alternative models. In the afternoon, we’ll think through the legal and design implications of the cooperative platform economy.
On Day 2, discussions will focus on global opportunities for convergence among worker resistance, unions, and cooperatives. How can online co-ops meet some of the platform economy’s challenges that the labor movement has struggled with?
On Sunday, Day 3 an unconference co-sponsored and hosted by our partner Civic Hall will allow for an open stream of project proposals for the platform co-op space.