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Will the real sharing economy please stand up?

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Swanston Hall

Melbourne Town Hall

90-120 Swanston Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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You use it every time you catch an Uber or book a weekend away on AirBnB. You’re part of it when you borrow from a tool library, swap food at a community garden, or use open data to build an app. And if you make a living driving for Uber, or bid for gigs on Airtasker and Sidekicker, it’s your bread and butter.

It’s the sharing economy – and it’s revolutionising the way we work, do business and build community. But how do we understand such a diverse phenomenon? Is it still 'sharing' when wages are earned and profits made? And why does this all matter to Melbourne?

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Trebor Scholz - Associate Professor for Culture and Media at the New School in New York City and author, Uberworked and Underpaid: How workers are disrupting the digital economy

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MC Darren Sharp - Director, Social Surplus and Australian editor, Shareable
Kate Trumbull - Communications Manager, Car Next Door
Julie Miller Markoff - Governance guru, bHive Bendigo
Erz Imam - Director, Depo8

Trebor Scholz's Australian tour is generously supported by the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals.

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