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Game-Changing Travel: Airbnb at Washington Ideas Forum

November 27, 2013

Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and CTO of Airbnb, interviewed by Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic.

As travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving, their lodging options have increased enumerably, thanks to Airbnb. Co-founder of the controversial industry-disrupting technology, Nathan Blecharczyk, spoke recently at the Institute’s 2013 Washington Ideas Forum, co-sponsored by The Atlantic and the Newseum. In the video above, Blecharczyk describes Airbnb’s business model, and the intended — and unintended — benefits and challenges ahead for both travelers and those providing accommodations on the site.


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