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Nate Blecharczyk (Co-founder, Airbnb), Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Miguel McKelvey (Co-Founder, WeWork), Clay Shirky (Author), Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) & others.
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 08:30 AM    Cost: $95
NYU Stern Paulson Auditorium, 40 W 4th St


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On May 30th 2014, NYU Stern and the Partnership for New York City bring together entrepreneurs, government leaders, academics, business executives, VCs and students for a unique day of discussion and thought leadership about the emerging collaborative, peer-to-peer and sharing economies.

Hosted By
Arun Sundararajan (Professor, NEC Faculty Fellow, NYU Stern & NYU CUSP)
Luke Williams (Executive Director, NYU Stern Berkley Center)
Cynthia Franklin (Senior Associate Director, NYU Stern Berkley Center)

Plenary Speakers
Nate Blecharczyk (Co-Founder and CTO, Airbnb)
Jennifer Bradley (Fellow, Brookings Institution)
Althea Erickson (Director of Public Policy, Etsy)
David Estrada (VP of Government Relations, Lyft)
Natalie Foster (Co-Founder and Executive Director, Peers)
Lisa Gansky (Founder, Mesh Labs and Instigator Collective)
Maria Gotsch (President and CEO, Partnership Fund)
Sara Horowitz (Founder and Executive Director, Freelancers Union)
John Horton (Professor, NYU Stern and Scientist, oDesk)
Josh Isay (Managing Director, SKD Knickerbocker)
Kyle Kimball (President, NYC Economic Development Corporation)
Douglas Krugman (Co-Founder and CEO, WebThriftStore)
Jessica Lawrence (Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup)
Andrew McLaughlin (CEO, Digg and Instapaper and Partner, Betaworks)
Miguel McKelvey (Co-Founder and CCO, WeWork)
James Parrott (Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute)
Andrew Rasiej (Founder, Personal Democracy Media)
Craig Shapiro (Co-Founder and CEO, Collaborative Fund)
Clay Shirky (Author and Professor, New York University)
Benjamin Tincq (Co-Founder, OuiShare)
Jeffrey Wald (Co-Founder and COO, WorkMarket)
Adam Werbach (Co-Founder, Yerdle)
Fred Wilson (Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures)
Kathryn Wylde (President and CEO, Partnership for New York City)

Collaborative, Peer and Sharing Economy Summit
Tentative Program
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome from NYU Stern – Luke Williams, Executive Director, Berkeley
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, NYU Stern
9:05 am - 9:10 am Framing: The Collaborative, Peer and Sharing Economy - Arun
Sundararajan, Professor & NEC Faculty Fellow, NYU Stern and NYU CUSP
9:10 am – 9:20 am Setting the Stage: Peer-to-Peer, Disruption and Institutions - Clay Shirky,
Distinguished Writer in Residence, NYU Journalism Institute and NYU ITP
9:20 am - 9:25 pm Student Spotlight 1 - Samuel Fraiberger, NYU
9:25 am - 10:00 am Deep Dive 1: The Changing World of Work and Entrepreneurs
Platforms are reshaping today’s workforce, and have led to the rise of independent contractors,
freelancers, unconventional workers, micro-entrepreneurs and worker cooperatives. What are the
opportunities and challenges created by this new world of work? Will this new workforce grow
the economy or will growth be slowed as we lose corporate economies of scale? How should
society plan for this transition and the potential upheaval of the traditional workforce?
 Sara Horowitz, Founder & Executive Director, Freelancers Union
 John Horton, Professor, NYU Stern; Scientist, oDesk
 Kyle Kimball, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
 Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork
 Jeffrey Wald, Co-Founder and COO, Work Market
 Moderated by: Maria Gotsch, President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City

10:00 am – 10:15 am Conversation: Platforms and Shared Cities - Nathan Blecharczyk,
Co-Founder & CTO, Airbnb, and Arun Sundararajan
10:15 am – 10:55 am Deep Dive 2: New Institutions, New Collectives
As collaborative, peer-to-peer and sharing platforms move economic activity out of existing
institutions and into new ones, what gaps are created in the social safety net? How will capital
contributions to society that currently rely on corporate and local taxes be funded? Will new
market-based solutions, like those which have emerged for U.S. retirement planning emerge, or
will government need to expand, or will new peer collectives emerge?
 Natalie Foster, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Peers
 Douglas Krugman, Founder and CEO, WebThriftStore
 Andrew Rasiej, Founder, Personal Democracy Media; Chairman, NY Tech Meetup
 Benjamin Tincq, Co-Founder and Global Connector, OuiShare
 Adam Werbach, Co-Founder, Yerdle; former Global CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi S; and
President, Sierra Club
 Moderated by: Clay Shirky 10:55 am – 11:10 am Coffee Break
11:10 am – 11:50 am Deep Dive 3: Responsive Regulations and New Business Models
As disruptive technologies continue to alter how businesses operate, can the regulatory
infrastructure adapt quickly enough to allow innovation while still achieving their central role in
providing a fair and safe environment for consumers and businesses? If a new balance between the
government and marketplace is needed, what does this look like, and how do we achieve a
transition while also considering the interests of existing players?
 Jennifer Bradley, Fellow, Brookings Institution; author of ‘The Metropolitan Revolution’
 Althea Erickson, Director of Public Policy, Etsy
 David Estrada, Vice President of Government Relations, Lyft
 Josh Gold, Political Director, New York Hotel and Motel Trades Union
 Arun Sundararajan
 Moderated by: Andrew McLaughlin, CEO, Digg and Instapaper; Partner, Betaworks

11:50 am – 11:55 am Student Spotlight 2: Sarah Cannon, Harvard University

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Conversation: Friction between New York and the Collaborative, Peer and
Sharing Economy
Cities are innately sharing economies. The depth and diversity of New York’s markets, coupled
with its density of businesses and people, make the city one of the largest potential global markets
for the new economy. However, striking the right balance between thoughtful policies and
regulations that protect the health and well-being of residents and creating the space for
innovation and growth has been challenging. Participants will build on the issues raised in the first
three deep dives to discuss opportunities and challenges to realizing the full potential of NYC’s
deep market, possible paths towards co-existence of the old and the new, and explore what other
cities are doing to become more “shareable”.
 Nick Grossman, General Manager, Union Square Ventures
 Josh Isay, Managing Director, SKD Knickerbocker
 Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
 James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute
 Craig Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO, Collaborative Fund
 Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO, Partnership for New York City
 Moderated by: Arun Sundararajan

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Bringing It All Together - Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square
1:00 pm Closing Remarks, Buffet Lunch

All sessions will be held in the Paulson Auditorium, NYU Stern School of Business
40 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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