Exploring the rise, impact, challenges and opportunity of the Collaborative Economy.

2015 Event Date to be Announced Soon  |  Kansas City, MO

Presented by Social: IRL and Crowd Companies 

Presenting Sponsor: Callahan Creek 

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Event HoStS

The Resilient Summit is co-hosted by Crowd Companies Founder, Jeremiah Owyang, and Social: IRL Principal, Ben Smith. Together they lead a day of exploration and learning around a key trend that’s redefining  business models, empowering consumers and driving the next phase of social.

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LOCATION

For the second year, the Resilient Summit will take place at the magnificent Union Station in Kansas City, MO. At the heart of the nation Kansas City offers easy regional access as well as direct flights from across the U.S. to Kansas City International Airport.

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WhO Attends

The inaugural Resilient Summit saw a diverse group of attendees from 3 countries and 17 states,  including national brands, startups, local and regional businesses, entrepreneurs, social media pros, community managers, marketing agencies, cities and civic groups, makers and sharers.

Join us as we explore the rise, impact and opportunity of the Collaborative Economy. 

 

The inaugural Resilient Summit in 2014, drew a diverse group of attendees from three countries and seventeen states. From national brands to startups and local business, city leaders and civic groups to leaders in the Maker and sharing movements, marketing agencies and social media pros to entrepreneurs and investors - all coming together to explore the rise, impact and opportunity of the Collaborative Economy.

In 2015, we'll take the conversation to the next level. We'll dig deeper and explore key driving factors behind this rapidly escalating trend, which has now seen more than $8.5 Billion directly invested in to Collaborative Economy startups and with the key families of industries being impacted increasing from six to twelve in the latest version of Jeremiah Owyang's Collaborative Economy Honeycomb: Goods, Food, Services, Transportation, Space, Money, Health and Wellness, Logistics, Corporate, Utilities, Municipal, Learning. 

Driven by societal, financial and technological factors, the movement in unstoppable. It is as powerful and disruptive as social media was before it. The Collaborative Economy is the next phase of social. 

In the first phase of social, we shared media. With the growth of social and mobile and affordability and accessibility of technology such as 3D printing, we are moving in to the next phase of social where people don’t just share media – they share goods, services, money, space and resources. The crowd is starting to become like a company: self-financing, self-designing products, self-manufacturing, self-selling to each other – bypassing inefficient corporations in the process. 

We invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights on this critical topic and to go beyond typical keynote presentations to a highly engaged conversation focused on asking and answering some of the most difficult questions, and together developing actionable insights.

 Businesses – What role to businesses play when people get what they need from each other? Find out how businesses must enable these new behaviors.

Startups – Who’s the next Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, or Kickstarter? Come explore how these scalable new business models are growing faster than ever.

City Governments and Civic Organizations – Using new technologies, find out how cities and governments can increase resiliency, and reduce waste by igniting the sharing community in your own city.

Makers and Sharers – Calling all revolutionaries! Come join you breathren as we redesign and reshape the economy in a way that helps the people.

Marketing Agencies - What’s the next phase after social media? Come learn how the sharing economy and maker movement ignite new influencers in the physical world.

Social Media Pros and Community Managers – The first phase of sharing is when people created media and shared it, we call this social media. Now people are creating physical products and sharing them, understand how to tap into the powerful Collaborative Economy movement.

Entrepreneurs & Innovators – Find out why Google, VCs and other powerful investors have double-downed into the sharing economy and online marketplaces. Find out the latest tech trends at this first-of-a-kind Summit.

Small Business – Connect to your community as the local level as people share, make and develop community using new technologies.

 

A full-day agenda featuring keynote speakers, brands, startups, cities, and leaders from the Maker and sharing movements .

 

The day will be hosted and moderated by Crowd Companies founder, Jeremiah Owyang. We’ll highlight valuable opportunities for corporations, startups, and cities as well as discuss some of the challenges being faced as the pace of innovation and consumer-driven change disrupts established business models and forces a re-thinking of city ordinances and regulations. We’ll also explore the impact and opportunity for marketers as well as how corporations can both retain relevance and gain competitive advantage by working with the startups and consumers driving and servicing the Collaborative Economy.

Topics covered will include:

  • The State of the Collaborative Economy: Definitions, why is this happening, what are challenges, what are the potential high level models that will emerge.
  • How the sharing economy is the economic model for the 21st century.
  • What role do corporations play if people get what they need from each other?
  • As startups embrace the collaborative economy and stand to disrupt established businesses, how do corporations work with startups to mutual advantage.
  • Understanding how the industrial revolution just got personal.
  • What does the future look like? How do cities, businesses, and people all win in this new economy.
  • Networking with industry leaders, makers, sharers, and business innovators.

 

 

Resilient Summit 2015 Speaker Announcements Coming Soon! In the Meantime, meet your Summit co-hosts.

 
Jeremiah Owyang, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Crowd Companies Keynote and Resilient Summit Co-Host Jeremiah helped big companies navigate the first phase of sharing, called social media.  He’s committed to helping companies through the second phase of sharing, as people share and create the physical world around them called the collaborative economy. Over the course of his career, Jeremiah Owyang has identified big trends before they happen, and helped big companies through the transition. Prior to founding Crowd Companies, Jeremiah was a founding partner and research director at Altimeter Group. Before that he served as a Forrester Analyst covering social computing for the interactive marketer, and Global Web Marketing manager at Hitachi Data Systems, where he launched the social media program. Read his full bio here.

Jeremiah Owyang, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Crowd Companies

Keynote and Resilient Summit Co-Host

Jeremiah helped big companies navigate the first phase of sharing, called social media.  He’s committed to helping companies through the second phase of sharing, as people share and create the physical world around them called the collaborative economy. Over the course of his career, Jeremiah Owyang has identified big trends before they happen, and helped big companies through the transition. Prior to founding Crowd Companies, Jeremiah was a founding partner and research director at Altimeter Group. Before that he served as a Forrester Analyst covering social computing for the interactive marketer, and Global Web Marketing manager at Hitachi Data Systems, where he launched the social media program. Read his full bio here.

Ben Smith, Principal at Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek Resilient Summit Co-Host Ben Smith serves as Principal at social business agency Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek, a full service marketing agency working with national and regional specialty brands. He also hosts Social: IRL’s national conference series, working with some of the most respected names in the industry to provide in-depth training and education in a format that goes well beyond typical keynote presentations. He regularly speaks on social media related topics to national and regional audiences and volunteers with a number of digital education and advocacy groups, including recently completing a term on the Global Board of Directors of Social Media Club.

Ben Smith, Principal at Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek

Resilient Summit Co-Host

Ben Smith serves as Principal at social business agency Social: IRL, and Director of Social and Emerging Media at Callahan Creek, a full service marketing agency working with national and regional specialty brands. He also hosts Social: IRL’s national conference series, working with some of the most respected names in the industry to provide in-depth training and education in a format that goes well beyond typical keynote presentations. He regularly speaks on social media related topics to national and regional audiences and volunteers with a number of digital education and advocacy groups, including recently completing a term on the Global Board of Directors of Social Media Club.