Platform Co-operativism Conference at the New School: Nov. 7-9th

At the last YSI Convening in Asia, a lot of conversation was had about platform co-operativism. For anyone in NY, this is a great opportunity to check out the latest and greatest (and maybe some lessons learned) from the sector.

*Dates: *November 7-9, 2019.

We are convening one hundred fifty speakers from over thirty countries to meet each other, co-design, and learn about a wide range of topics:

  • worker power in the platform economy,
  • antitrust,
  • misogyny and racism in co-ops,
  • ecological sustainability,
  • best practices for cooperation including the allocation of startup funding,
  • the potential of platform co-ops for data trusts,
  • data co-ops,
  • new models for distributed governance,
  • and data sovereignty.

Highlights include Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All in conversation with Wilma Liebman, former chair of the NLRB. (➡️November 8, 8pm)

*Policy Facilitators: * Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator; John Martin McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (opposition Finance Minister) of the Labour Party, UK; Dieter Janecek, member of the German Bundestag; New York Assemblymember Ron Kim,

Platform Co-op Founders from: Mensakas, Equal Care Co-op, Up&Go, Salus Coop, Fairbnb, Smart, Fairmondo, NeedsMap, Stocksy United, Cataki, Cotabo, Resonate, Core Staffing Cooperative,

*Scholars: * Juliet Schor, Mark Graham, Joseph Blasi, Jack Qiu, Gar Alperovitz, Sandeep Vaheesan, Koray Caliskan, Jessica Gordon-Nemhard,

Platform co-op incubators and other organizations providing infrastructure support:, Unfound, Sharetribe, IDRC

*Tech co-ops: *Sassafras, CoLab, Startin'blox, Cooper Systems

*Allied Community Groups: * Sixth Street Youth Program, Techo, Peer to Peer Foundation, Young Farmers of America, Data 4 Black Lives, Institute for the Future, The New School Hip Hop Collective, The Fairwork Foundation,

** Union and Co-op leaders: ** United States, Japan, Indonesia, France, Sweden, and India.

Coming to us from Zambia, Hip Hop artist PilAto, a.k.a Zambia’s Voice of Inequality, will perform a remake of Childish Gambino's This Is America. The New School Hip Hop Collective will stage a night of Liberation. Prof. Daniel Blake and his Music for Political Action Fall 2019 course at The New School selected and researched the history of songs that relate to our event. You'll hear them in the breaks.

Lastly, the artist Gabo Camnitzer will stage a children's strike with Sixth Street Youth Project, and a film screening with Astra Taylor (in person).

Registration is $0-5: