Symposium on the Sharing Economy materials available

Did you miss last week’s Symposium on the Sharing Economy? Presentation slides and video recordings from the event are now available!

The symposium began with a one-day workshop that brought together researchers from around the globe to discuss their work, foster collaboration, and identify future research needs. Several faculty from the U of M’s Initiative on the Sharing Economy gave presentations.

The second day of the event, a public forum, featured opening presentations by Initiative Director Saif Benjaafar and Nice Ride Executive Director Bill Dossett, Executive Director. Tom Fisher, director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the U of M’s College of Design, gave the luncheon keynote. The event also included panel discussions with leaders from industry (including Nice Ride, HOURCAR, and Zipcar), academia, nonprofits, and government.

The symposium was one of the Initiative’s first activities. Launched in 2015, the Initiative was established by CTS in partnership with Professor Saif Benjaafar and other faculty members across the U of M and is administered by CTS. It aims to position the U of M at the forefront of the development of a science of the sharing economy.

Symposium materials available on the Initiative website include:

Stay tuned for more coverage of the event in next month’s issue of Catalyst.

Posted in Events, Sharing economy

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