The event will feature a series of panel discussions with key voices in the conversation around independent workers, in the on-demand economy and beyond. Senator Mark Warner, honorary co-chair of the Future of Work Initiative, will join the discussion. The event will be hosted by Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland, co-chairs of the Future of Work Initiative, and Maureen Conway, Executive Director of the Economic Opportunities Program. The event’s panels will also feature a number of signatories of the November 10, 2015 letter to lawmakers agreeing to principles on portable benefits for independent workers, including business representatives, worker advocates, and thought leaders.
Thomas E. Perez, US Secretary of Labor
Senator Mark Warner, US Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia and Honorary co-chair, the Future of Work Initiative
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, the Aspen Institute
Bruce Reed, Co-chair, the Future of Work Initiative
John Bridgeland, Co-chair, the Future of Work Initiative
Maureen Conway, Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Economic Opportunities Program
Two Panels to Include:
- Byron Auguste, Managing Director, Opportunity@Work
- Oisin Hanrahan, CEO, Handy
- Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
- Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO, Care.com
- David Rolf, President, SEIU 775
- Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation
- Saket Soni, Executive Director, National Guestworker Alliance
The Future of Work Initiative is built in the spirit of nonpartisanship and collaboration, as it looks to find consensus on common sense policy solutions. Senator Mark Warner from Virginia and Purdue President Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland, who headed the Domestic Policy Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively, will serve as Co-Chairs. Conor McKay, formerly chief of staff of the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles debt reduction commission, will be the Initiative’s Director.
The Economic Opportunities Program (EOP) is a policy program at the Aspen Institute whose primary mission is to advance promising strategies and policies to help low- and moderate-income Americans succeed in today’s dynamic economy. Led from the Institute’s headquarters in Washington, DC, EOP is composed of three related initiatives: the Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning, and Dissemination (FIELD), Skills for America’s Future, and the Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI). Learn more at as.pn/eop.