[iDC] The People’s Disruption. November 10-11, 2017 at The New School

Trebor Scholz scholzt at newschool.edu
Tue Oct 10 04:39:32 UTC 2017

*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 http://www.ccaglobalpartners.com, Cooperatives for a

Better World https://cooperativesforabetterworld.coop/, Eugene Lang The

New School for Liberal Arts http://www.newschool.edu/Lang, 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 http://www.zebrasunite.com 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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