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.