Is Uber a model for the sharing economy? Some say yes, others disagree. Does regular currency have a role in the sharing economy, or must it be 100% based on time/trade? Many of us like the idea of this new paradigm, but the way is not always clear. We don't expect to wrap everything up neatly in a short conversation, but want to get the conversation started and invite others to join in...
Erik Lehmann of Ithaca, New York uses an alternative local currency. Elias Crim has studied slow money and has been active in trying to get a maker space up and running in Valparaiso, Indiana. Xander Gieryn is working on establishing a tool sharing library for artists in Indianapolis. Todd Fuqua has been active with www.timebankindy.org. These panelists, plus others who will be dropping by will discuss their own experiences with the sharing economy and their take on how we can best transition into it, learning from their collective wisdom.
We'll be hosting this special session on a new platform, www.blab.im. You'll need to set up a free account on Blab to join in (very easy to do, especially if you already have a Twitter account.) If you have a webcam and mic/speakers, this is the most interactive and effective way to join in, however, you can also post comments via a chat window if you prefer or if you do not have the set up to join in another way.
Rather than "register" you will need to "subscribe" via this link to take part:
Note: the first hour will be recorded. Panelists have agreed to participate for one hour only. For anyone who wants to continue the conversation, I'll hold over into another hour if there is interest.
Sustaining members will be given preference since their financial support is what keeps CoThrive running. If you haven't yet become a member, but would like to please join us. Anyone is welcome to attend, observe and contribute ideas. One-time love offerings always appreciated.
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