Events

Thanks for all the interested participants on October 24th. It was great to discuss with you. Till soon and all the best!

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Please visit the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium’s Facebook page for event registrations. Thank you.

Next events

October 24th, 2017, 7pm – 9pm (Tokyo @JIC)

PLATFORM COOPERATIVISM: Citizen benefitting and democratically run (nonprofit) organizations in the digital economy

See also http://jglobalinstitute.org/en/npoforum/ for full event.

Outline
The Internet is slipping out of ordinary users’ control. Internet technologies are transforming our workplaces, relationships, and societies. Companies like Uber, Amazon, and Facebook are capturing vital sectors of the economy such as transportation, advertising, and phenomena like search and social networking. All of us who rely on the Internet have virtually no control over the platforms that affect and inform us on a daily basis.

Platform cooperativism is a growing international movement that builds a fairer future of work. Rooted in democratic ownership, co-op members, technologists, unionists, and freelancers create a concrete near-future alternative to the extractive sharing economy.
This forum provides the ideal overview for anybody interested in the concept of platform cooperativism. We are also seeking contributors to the formation process of the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium, a sister organization of the PCC New York,www.platform.coop/consortium.

Specifically addressing the NPO forum context, the following questions will be discussed:
– What’s the difference between a cooperative and a nonprofit?
– What do we get when we cross a cooperative with a nonprofit?
– How can a nonprofit be run cooperatively?
– What’s the argument for democratically-run nonprofit organizations?

Information about the guest-speaker, Mathias Sager
Mathias engages for a fairer future of work and a truly cooperative digital economy that is benefitting all its contributors and next generations. Mathias possesses an International Executive MBA in Information Management, a Bachelor in Education Sciences, a postgraduate Certificate in Crisis and Leadership Communication, as well as a postgraduate Certificate in Psychology. In his long standing as a Big 4 Senior Manager in IT Risk and Advisory, Mathias led global client projects and international teams in Europe and Japan. A current focus is the formation of the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium, a sister organization of the PCC New York (platform.coop). Mathias is originally from Switzerland.

Organization profile
The Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium (a sister organization of the PCC New York, www.platform.coop) is in its formation process and therefore on the mission to spread awareness about the international development.

Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) connects key stakeholders of the emerging platform economy ecosystem to create synergies in the pursuit of increased shared value, ownership, and governance. The PCJ Consortium supports the cooperative digital economy through research, experimentation, education, advocacy, documentation of best practices, technical support, the coordination of funding, and events.

The Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium does:
– Advocate the role of platform cooperativism in a fairer future of work
– Work with partners to develop a local research agenda for the sector
– Share impactful stories of platform cooperativism’s potential
– Help platform cooperatives get started

Location
At Tsunago, J-Global Institute of Collaboration, 1-7-20 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 〒103-0028 (B2 Yaesuguchi Kaikan, SMBC Nikko Shoken is 1F)


November 10/11th, NYC

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The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

November 10-11, 2017 / The New School, New York City

 

The first platform cooperativism event in 2015 popularized the #platformcoop concept, and the conference a year later brought together co-op and union leaders to push the model forward. This third event will zero in on ways that platform cooperatives can help to address some of the future’s most urgent challenges. The fairer digital economy we need is already emerging, but it won’t happen on its own. That’s where you come in.

  • Learn about new platform co-op projects that are shaping this emerging ecosystem, from blockchain-based financing to user-owned clouds
  • Reflect on research about platform co-op experiments in recent years
  • Confront growing challenges from artificial intelligence to global governance
  • Join leaders from co-ops, industry, labor, and social movements—from Associated Press to Black Lives Matter—to raise the scale of our ambition

Platform cooperatives are poised to be a dynamic, transformative force in building a more equitable economy for people across various income, race and class strata, starting with the most vulnerable populations. This is a political and economic movement that can disrupt Silicon Valley’s disruptors by shifting the focus toward fundamentally fairer forms of ownership and governance. Over the past few years, the burgeoning of platform co-ops, community currencies, worker’s tech, the solidarity economy, and B Corps have shown us that alternative economies are not only necessary but possible. Come help us make platform cooperativism part of the new normal.

Convened by

Trebor Scholz, Camille Kerr, Nathan Schneider, Palak Shah
Featuring

Alicia Garza / Felicia Wong / Brad Burnham / danah boyd / Joseph Blasi / Pia Mancini / Yochai Benkler / Juliet Schor

 

And many more: platform.coop/2017/participants
Sponsored by

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Also, don’t miss:
Platform Coop 2017: Technology Afterparty

(November 12, New York, NY)

An after-party for #platformcoop-obsessed tech developers and platform designers to come together and learn from one-another, connect, and co-create.
Register here —it’s free.
DazzleCon ’17

(November 15-17, Portland, OR)

Still accepting applications! If you’re a post-revenue founder interested in learning more about creating a more inclusive and ethical type of funding, be sure to visit www.zebrasunite.com.

More Information and Apply
Tenerife Colaborativa 2017

(November 23-27, Tenerife, Spain)

An opportunity to discover the keys that encourage economic paradigm shift and to explore initiatives that lead to practice.

More information and Registration


Past events


September 12th, 2017, 7pm – 9pm

PLATFORM COOPERATIVISM: Digital sharing economy, open source, and the future of freelancing

The 2nd official event to introduce to Platform Cooperativism & Invitation for Contributions to the PCJ Consortium

Outline

The Internet is slipping out of ordinary users’ control. Internet technologies are transforming our workplaces, relationships, and societies. Companies like Uber, Amazon, and Facebook are capturing vital sectors of the economy such as transportation and phenomena like search and social networking. All of us who rely on the Internet have virtually no control over the platforms that affect and inform us on a daily basis.

Platform cooperativism is a growing international movement that builds a fairer future of work. Rooted in democratic ownership, co-op members, technologists, unionists, and freelancers create a concrete near-future alternative to the extractive sharing economy.

Let’s imagine a digital economy that would follow the 7 co-operative principles:
1 Voluntary and Open Membership
2 Democratic Member Control
3 Member Economic Participation
4 Autonomy and Independence
5 Education, Training, and Information
6 Cooperation among Cooperatives
7 Concern for Community

This introductory town-hall like seminar is the ideal overview for anybody interested in the concept of platform cooperativism. We are also seeking contributors to the formation process of the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) consortium, a sister organization of the PCC New York,www.platform.coop/consortium.

We are looking forward to discuss with interested parties from local policy makers, academics, civic society organization, platform co-op enterprises, independent software developers, artists, designers, lawyers, activists, publishing outlets, and funders, who want to respond to genuine needs in the digital economy.

The sharing economy started out with so much promise: environmental benefits, genuine sharing, etc. But what we are seeing today is platform capitalism as usual. How can we, building on the Japanese structure of collective ownership, start a conversation about a better digital economy that is more fair, more equitable?

Information about the instructor/convener, Mathias Sager

Mathias’ motivation is to engage for a fairer future of work and a truly cooperative digital economy that is benefitting all its contributors and next generations. Mathias possesses an International Executive MBA in Information Management, a Bachelor in Education Sciences, a postgraduate Certificate in Crisis and Leadership Communication, as well as a postgraduate Certificate in Psychology.
Mathias is concerned about the interplay of human potential and behavior, the (digital) economy and society, and the promotion of cooperative ways to increase individual and collective, private and professional thriving and well-being. Mathias has worked as a high school teacher, IT project manager, and leadership and communication trainer. In his long standing as a Big 4 Senior Manager in IT Risk and Advisory, Mathias led global client projects and international teams in Europe and Japan.
A current focus is the formation of the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium, a sister organization of the PCC New York (platform.coop). Mathias is originally from Switzerland.

Organization profile

The Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium (a sister organization of the PCC New York, www.platform.coop) is in its formation process and therefore on the mission to spread awareness about the international development.

Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) connects key stakeholders of the emerging platform economy ecosystem to create synergies in the pursuit of increased shared value, ownership, and governance. The PCJ Consortium supports the cooperative digital economy through research, experimentation, education, advocacy, documentation of best practices, technical support, the coordination of funding, and events.

The Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium does:
• Advocate the role of platform cooperativism in a fairer future of work
• Work with partners to develop a local research agenda for the sector
• Share impactful stories of platform cooperativism’s potential
• Help platform cooperatives get started

Join us in forming the necessary alliances. Possible members include the following: Researchers, city governments, municipalities, policy makers, incubators, educators, community-builders (grass-root level), platform coop enterprises (start-ups and established ones), coop networks, Independent software developers, open source software developers, artists, designers, lawyers, activists, foundations, publishing outlets, funders, and any inventive organization and individual worker and co-op member with a genuine cooperative mindset who is willing to actively contribute to the activities of the PCJ consortium

Location: Please ask for Tsunago, J-Global Institute of Collaboration.

Thanks to Tsunago, JIC! Please see Japanese version of the invite!

コースの概略―デジタル時代における共同組合の価値とビジネスモデル:プラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズムの導入及び貢献のためのご招待

通常のユーザーにとって、インターネットは手に余るものになってきており、インターネット技術は、我々の職場、人間関係、社会を変えつつあります。ウーバー、アマゾン、フエイスブックといった企業は、移動という経済の活力あるセクターと検索やソーシャルネットワーキングといった現象を占拠しています。インターネットに頼る私たち誰もが、日々私たちに情報を提供し、影響を与えるプラットフォームに対して、実質的に制御不可となっています。プラットフォーム共同主義は、仕事に対してより公平な将来を構築する目的で国際的に広がっている動きです。民主主義の所有に根差して、協同組合員、科学技術者、労働組合員、フリーランサー達が、経済を抽出して共有するために近い将来取って代わる具体的なものを作っています。以下の7つの共同主義原則に従うデジタル経済を想像してみましょう:• 自発的かつ開放的なメンバーシップ• 民主主義的なメンバー規制• メンバーの経済参加• 自治と独立• 教育、研修、情報• 共同主義者間での協力• コミュニティへの配慮この導入セミナーは、プラットフォーム共同主義の理想概念に興味のある方に適しています。また同時に、PCCニューヨークplatform coopの姉妹組織であるプラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズム・ジャパン(PCJ)共同事業体の形成プロセスに対して貢献してくれる方も探しています。デジタル経済におけるニーズに対応したいと考える研究者やプラットフォーム協同組合企業、独立ソフトウェア開発者、アーティスト、デザイナー、弁護士、活動家、出版直売店、発起人など利害関係者たちとの話し合いを楽しみにしております。

組織のプロフィール

プラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズム・ジャパン(PCJ)共同事業体(PCCニューヨークplatform coopの姉妹組織)は、その形成プロセス中であり、それゆえ、そのミッションは、国際開発についての知名度を上げることです。プラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズム・ジャパン(PCJ)は、増大した共有価値、オーナーシップ、ガバナンスの追求においてシナジーを創造するために、新興プラットフォーム経済生態系の重要なステークホルダーを結び付けます。 PCJ事業共同体は、研究、実験、教育、弁護、ベストプラクティスのドキュメンテーション、技術的サポート、資金提供の調整、イベントなどを通して、共同デジタル経済を支援します。• プラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズム・ジャパン(PCJ)のすること:• より公正な仕事の将来に向けてプラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズムの役割を提唱する• 部門別に地域の研究課題を発展させるためパートナーと共に働く• プラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズムの可能性に関する影響力のある話を共有する• プラットフォーム協同組合が開始できるように手助けする必要不可欠な同盟を共に作りましょう。考えられるメンバーは以下を含みます: 研究者、市の自治体、政策立案者、養成者、教育者、地域・町づくり(草の根レベル)、プラットフォーム協力企業(スタートアップと確立したもの)、協力ネットワーク、独立したソフトウェア開発者、オープンソースのソフトウェア開発者、アーティスト、デザイナー、弁護士、活動家、財団法人、出版直売店、創設者、全ての独創的な組織,自営業者、進んでPCJ共同事業体の活動に積極的に貢献できる真に協力的なマインドセットを持つ協同組合員

インストラクターであるマティアス・セイジャ―氏に関する情報

マティアスは、人間の可能性と行動や(デジタル)経済と社会の相互作用、また個人と共有体そして私人かつプロフェッショナルの福利を増やすための協同方法の促進について懸念を示しています。現在の課題は、PCCニューヨークplatform coopの姉妹組織であるプラットフォーム・コーポラティヴィズム・ジャパン(PCJ)共同事業体を形成することです。


August 31st 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Cooperative Values & Business Models in the Digital Age

An Introduction to Platform Cooperativism & Invitation for Contributions

Course Outline

The Internet is slipping out of ordinary users’ control. Internet technologies are transforming our workplaces, relationships, and societies. Companies like Uber, Amazon, and Facebook are capturing vital sectors of the economy such as transportation and phenomena like search and social networking. All of us who rely on the Internet have virtually no control over the platforms that affect and inform us on a daily basis.

MakingGood_PlatformCooperativism

Platform cooperativism is a growing international movement that builds a fairer future of work. Rooted in democratic ownership, co-op members, technologists, unionists, and freelancers create a concrete near-future alternative to the extractive sharing economy.

Let’s imagine a digital economy that would follow the 7 co-operative principles:

  • Voluntary and Open Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Member Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training, and Information
  • Cooperation among Cooperatives
  • Concern for Community

This introductory town-hall like seminar is the ideal overview for anybody interested in the concept of platform cooperativism. We are also seeking contributors to the formation process of the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) consortium, a sister organization of the PCC New York, http://www.platform.coop/consortium.

We are looking forward to discuss with interested parties from local policy makers, academics, civic society organization, platform co-op enterprises, independent software developers, artists, designers, lawyers, activists, publishing outlets, and funders, who want to respond to genuine needs in the digital economy.

The sharing economy started out with so much promise: environmental benefits, genuine sharing, etc. But what we are seeing today is platform capitalism as usual. How can we, building on the Japanese structure of collective ownership, start a conversation about a better digital economy that is more fair, more equitable?

Information about the instructor/convener, Mathias Sager

Mathias’ motivation is to engage for a fairer future of work and a truly cooperative digital economy that is benefitting all its contributors.

Mathias possesses an International Executive MBA in Information Management, a Bachelor in Education Sciences, a postgraduate Certificate in Crisis and Leadership Communication, as well as a postgraduate Certificate in Psychology. Mathias is concerned about the interplay of human potential and behavior, the (digital) economy and society, and the promotion of cooperative ways to increase individual and collective, private and professional thriving and well-being. Mathias has worked as a high school teacher, IT project manager, and leadership and communication trainer. In his long standing as a Big 4 Senior Manager in IT Risk and Advisory, Mathias led global client projects and international teams in Europe and Japan.

A current focus is the formation of the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium, a sister organization of the PCC New York (platform.coop). Mathias is originally from Switzerland.

Organization profile

The Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium (a sister organization of the PCC New York, www.platform.coop) is in its formation process and therefore on the mission to spread awareness about the international development.

OvercomeChallenges_PlatformCooperativism

Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) connects key stakeholders of the emerging platform economy ecosystem to create synergies in the pursuit of increased shared value, ownership, and governance. The PCJ Consortium supports the cooperative digital economy through research, experimentation, education, advocacy, documentation of best practices, technical support, the coordination of funding, and events.

  • The Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium does:
  • Advocate the role of platform cooperativism in a fairer future of work
  • Work with partners to develop a local research agenda for the sector
  • Share impactful stories of platform cooperativism’s potential
  • Help platform cooperatives get started

Join us in forming the necessary alliances. Possible members include the following: Researchers, city governments, municipalities, policy makers, incubators, educators, community-builders (grass-root level), platform coop enterprises (start-ups and established ones), coop networks, Independent software developers, open source software developers, artists, designers, lawyers, activists, foundations, publishing outlets, funders, and any inventive organization and individual worker and co-op member with a genuine cooperative mindset who is willing to actively contribute to the activities of the PCJ consortium

Price

As the event includes the identification of contributors to the Platform Cooperativism Japan (PCJ) Consortium, it is brought to you for free.

Registration

Please register through our Facebook page or leave us a message. Thank you.

Location

B2 Yaesuguchi Kaikan, 1-7-20 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 〒103-0028 (SMBC Nikko Shoken is 1F). Please ask for Tsunago, J-Global Institute of Collaboration.

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