Thursday August 16th 2012
|Where||The Commonwealth Club of California - 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco, CA|
|Time||6:30 PM - |
|Cost||$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||Lisa Gansky, Author, The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing|
Shelby Clark, Founder and Chief Community Officer, RelayRides
Leah Busque, Founder and CEO, TaskRabbit
Cory Smith, CEO, Hub Bay Area and SOCAP
Liz Gannes, Senior Editor, AllThingsDigital - Moderator
Walk a block and borrow your neighbor's lawn mower. Co-work in a friendly office space with other companies. The one time a month you actually need a giant SUV, just jump in the one parked down the street. Born from the woes of a struggling economy, folks everywhere are reverting to the age-old mantra - sharing is caring. The last five years have seen an upsurge in companies and groups that are pooling resources to increase savings, efficiency and green-friendly practices. Peer-to-peer marketplaces like RelayRides and TaskRabbit have the potential to revolutionize how we view both business and personal pursuits, with an emphasis on accessing rather than owning. Hear leaders from the shared economy dish on their visions for the future of collaborative consumption, and how we can all contribute and benefit.
Afterwards we'll put our brainwaves into action at the INFORUM Trading Post. Come ready to exchange ideas, memberships, business cards, secrets and anything else that falls on the table, with some of the most innovative collaborative companies!
Commonwealth Club of California
INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. INFORUM has 2,500 members and events are open to all.