San Francisco

The Bay Area’s Gig Economy

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, July 26, 2018

An increasing number of workers are self-employed, many as gig workers who use an online platform to perform specific services. What does gig work look like in the Bay Area, and who is working in these jobs? What policy ideas (like portable benefits) could improve their working conditions? Join an all-star panel as academics, practitioners and employers discuss the current and future state of this work in the region. Co-presented by the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative.

+ Vikrum Aiyer / Postmates
+ Caleb Jonas / Samaschool
+ Annette Bernhardt / UC Berkeley
+ Annelies Goger / Social Policy Research Associates
+ Natalie Foster / Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative
+ Egon Terplan / SPUR


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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