2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Battles at Home: Protecting the Sharing Economy

Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Parkside Restaurant
301 E 6th St

The sharing economy has alternately been called a means to empower users and add efficiency to the economy as well as a death knell for powerful, incumbent industries. Now, almost anyone can rent out their bedroom or be an on-demand driver. As the peer-to-peer economy grows, these services raise issues ranging from taxes to public safety, and some incumbent industries have grown frustrated with this disruption in the marketplace, attempting to use city and state government to squash these burgeoning businesses.
Our panel will discuss the current policy battles across the U.S. from ridesharing battles in Illinois and Virginia, to the fights over home-sharing in New York and California as well as debate the merits of the arguments made by incumbent industries. Panelists will speak to the key battleground states, highlighting which states and cities have advanced a pro-innovation agenda versus those who have propped up the incumbent industries.
Presented by Glen Echo Group


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April Mims

Public Policy Mgr


Brandon Pollak

Dir/Global Affairs


Chris Nakutis

Texas GM


Laurent Crenshaw

Head of Federal Affairs


Laurent Crenshaw is the Public Policy Manager for Yelp DC and is their first D.C. hire. Prior to joining Yelp, Laurent served as the Legislative Director for Rep. Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the ...

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