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Rise of the Independents: Supporting the new workforce
Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
The role of work in our lives is changing forever. Between traditional employment and traditional entrepreneurship hide increasingly popular ways of working that have to date flown under the radar.
They've been called independents, contingent workers, freelanceers, free agents, solopreneurs, the creative class, and more. Regardless of what you call them, they have one core thing in common: the freedom to choose how, when, where, and why they work.
Within this growing group lie answers to some of society's biggest challenges, but this new workforce is only now starting to come into its own. Join a group of people who are leading the way in supporting the needs of independent workers for a discussion on what is being done now and where things are going.
7:00 - Meet & mingle
7:30 - Introduction and opening remarks by Tony Bacigalupo, Mayor of New Work City
7:40 - Brian Difeo, Community Manager of Hive at 55
7:50 - Chris Guillebeau, Author of The $100 Startup
8:00 - Open discussion
About New Work City
New Work City is a support community for people who work for themselves. We share a space that we use as our headquarters for coworking, events, and other gatherings. Membership is open to all and starts at $30/month. Learn more here!