San Francisco

Portable Benefits and the On-Demand Economy

Image courtesy of Sergio Ruiz for SPUR

New technologies and business models are fundamentally changing the economic landscape across the country, adding value to consumers’ lives and bringing new opportunities for workers. These changes are also raising questions about the changing nature of work in America for businesses, workers, labor organizations, governments and consumers alike. We must find a path forward that encourages innovation, embraces new models and creates certainty for everyone involved. Join a cross-sector conversation about the growing interest in portable benefits and protections for on-demand and other independent workers and the creation of a safety net for the 21st century based in part on a new Portable Benefits Resource Guide for policymakers that the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative will release the same day.​ Co-presented by the Aspen Institute

+ Natalie Foster / Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative
+ Lenny Mendonca / Presidio Institute
+ David Rolf / SEIU 775
+ Nikhil Shanbhag / Instacart



free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members


Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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