2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Portable Benefits: The Future of the Safety Net

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon C
500 E 4th St

As major debate rages on the value of work in the on-demand economy, a critical question has emerged: how do we preserve these income opportunities while protecting the worker? Current employee classification options, independent contractor or employee, give us a false choice between stability and flexibility. In this session we will explore new ways that we can support this large and growing workforce.

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David Rolf at SXSW

David Rolf



Known nationally as an innovative labor leader, David Rolf is the President of SEIU 775, the fastest growing union in the Northwest representing home care and nursing home workers in Washington sta...

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Natalie Foster at SXSW

Natalie Foster

Special Advisor

The Aspen Institute

Natalie has spent the last 15 years at the crossroads of social movements and technology, and is currently a Fellow at Institute for the Future in Palo Alto. She advises the Aspen Institute’s Futur...

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Oisin Hanrahan at SXSW

Oisin Hanrahan

CEO Co-founder


Oisin Hanrahan is the co-founder and CEO of Handy, the leading on-demand home cleaning and repair service.

As CEO of Handy, Oisin has guided the company through exceptional growth, building the...

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Shelby Clark at SXSW

Shelby Clark



Shelby is a social entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to building and empowering p2p marketplaces. He is currently the CEO of peers.org, which aims to support sharing economy workers left vu...

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