Geert Lovink on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:02:01 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

November 10-11, 2017 / The New School, New York City



The first platform cooperativism event in 2015 popularized the
#platformcoop idea, and the second event in 2016 brought together co-op and
union leaders to push the model forward. This third event will zero in on
ways that platform cooperatives can help to address some of the future’s
most urgent challenges. The fairer digital economy we need is already
emerging, but it won’t happen on its own. That’s where you come in.

Learn about new platform co-op projects that are shaping this emerging
ecosystem, from blockchain-based financing to user-owned clouds

Reflect on research and lessons from platform co-op experiments in
recent years

Confront growing challenges from artificial intelligence to global

Join leaders from co-ops, industry, labor, and social movements—from
Associated Press to Black Lives Matter—to raise the scale of our ambition

Platform cooperatives are poised to be a dynamic, transformative force in
building a more equitable economy for people across various income, race
and class strata, starting with the most vulnerable populations. This is a
political and economic movement that can disrupt Silicon Valley’s
disruptors by shifting the focus toward fundamentally fairer forms of
ownership and governance. Over the past few years, the burgeoning of
platform co-ops, community currencies, worker’s tech, the solidarity
economy, and B Corps have shown us that alternative economies are not only
necessary but possible. Come help us make platform cooperativism part of
the new normal.

Convened by:
Trebor Scholz, Camille Kerr, Nathan Schneider, Palak Shah

Alicia Garza / Brad Burnham / danah boyd / Joseph Blasi / Pia Mancini /
Yochai Benkler / Juliet Schor

And many more:

Sponsored by:

CCA Global Partners, Cooperatives for a
Better World, Eugene Lang The
New School for Liberal Arts, Robert
L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School,

Febecoop, Unionen, Vancity, SMart, Stocksy United;

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations,
Sharetribe, Hexalina, Freelancers Union, Institute for the Future, 
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, Shareable.

Presented by:

The Platform Cooperativism Consortium


Also, don’t miss:

Platform Coop 2017: Technology Afterparty (November 12, New York, NY): an
after-party for #platformcoop-obsessed tech developers and platform
designers to come together and learn from one another, connect, and
co-create. Register here—it’s free

DazzleCon '17 (November 15-17, Portland, OR) is still accepting
applications! If you're a post-revenue founder interested in learning more
about creating a more inclusive and ethical type of funding, be sure to
visit for more information and to apply!
Tenerife Colaborativa 2017 (November 23-27, Tenerife, Spain): an
opportunity to discover the keys that encourage economic paradigm shift and
to explore initiatives that lead to practice. More information and
registration on the website

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