On the heels of last month’s inspiring launch, Collaborative Chats will be back for our second monthly event on Wednesday, March 21 at Airbnb’s swingin’ SoMa HQ.
The topic: economic impact. The economic effects of new online collaborative consumption marketplaces are uncharted. Sharing of idle assets redirects consumer spending on goods and services from traditional providers to individual microentrepreneurs and small businesses in local communities. As participation in collaborative marketplaces grows, what will the impacts be within urban economies? What is collaborative consumption’s potential as an economic development tool, and how may such effects vary in different geographic areas and across industries?
Lauren Anderson, Innovation Director, Collaborative Labs
Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR
Molly Turner, Director of Public Policy, Airbnb
NOTE: The event is now sold out (thanks everyone!), but watch this space for full video after the fact and join in the continuing conversation.