2017

The 19th and 20th of October 2017, academics, policymakers, business leaders and platform workers came together to experience the future of work and find ways to shape it.

The University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with shareNL and Leiden University, convened this group of people during a two-day conference held in Amsterdam. Participants got the latest insights, not only from policymakers, academics and business leaders, but also from platform workers themselves.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Themes discussed include, but were not restricted to: 

 
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The current state of the labour market in Europe and changes brought about by the platform economy

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Online reputation and the challenges of labour markets controlled by algorithms

 
 
 
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New/emerging platform business models and organizational forms (e.g. cooperatives)

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Policy: How can we safeguard job security and social justice in an increasingly flexible labor market?

 

2017 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

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''THINK-LIKE'' ROUNDTABLES

Attendees were invited to participate in a series of ''Think Like'' roundtables led by representatives of the diverse stakeholder groups.  READ MORE 

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QUESTIONS FROM platform WORKERS

At “future of work” conferences there is usually a lot of talk about platform workers. Opportunities to talk with them are much less common. In this session, platform workers take the stage alongside their platform representative    READ MORE

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

Included Benjamin Sachs from Harvard Law School, Vera Demary from Cologne Institute for Economic Research, Jeremias Prassl from University of Oxford, Benedikt Franke co-founder of Helpling and Evert Verhulp from the University of Amsterdam. READ MORE

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SPEAKERS 

Speakers from different disciplines participated in panel discussions and where leaders of round tables. Learn more about who they are. READ MORE

PARALLEL PAPERS SESSIONS

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AIRDND DINNER 

We invited our attendees to have an out of the ordinary dinner. Instead of a traditional restaurant, we offered a true local experience - a meal at one of the homes of an Amsterdamer.

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RECEPTION

At the end of the conference, attendees could enjoy an appetizer and grab a refreshing cocktail sponsored by Chivas Regal. A time to relax and connect with past and future collaborators. 

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VENUE

The conference was hosted in Amsterdam University College. The building won the 2013 Amsterdam Architecture Prize and the architecture of the academic building emphasises environmental sustainability.

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SPEAKERS, RESHAPING 2017

PHOTOS, RESHAPING 2017

VIDEOS, RESHAPING 2017