Evolution of Work

Evolution of Work, a collaboration among the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, Freelancers Union and New York Fed, calls together thought leaders across academia, government, industry and the nonprofit world to explore how the nature of work is evolving. The discussion will look at the role of technology, shifts in worker arrangements and relationships and the effects of these changes on workforce development strategies.

Event Details
Date and Time
Thursday, November 17
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location
Museum & Learning Center
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street, New York, NY
Audience
By invitation only.
Media

The event will be open to the press. Chatham House Rule will be in effect for all but certain remarks that are specified as on-the-record. For all other sessions, media may report on comments made during the event, but may not attribute remarks to individuals or organizations.

If you are a member of the media and would like to RSVP for the event or need more information, please contact Betsy Bourassa at betsy.bourassa@ny.frb.org.

Agenda
8:00am-
8:30am
Coffee, Discussion, Exhibit Viewing
8:30am-
9:10am
Opening: Setting the Context

Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director, Freelancers Union
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
9:10am-
9:20am
Welcome Remarks

William Dudley, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York | Remarks
9:20am-
10:30am
Session 1: Sizing the Gig Economy and Economic Impact
How big is the "gig" economy? What is its impact on economy activity and the workforce?

Panelists:
Diana Farrell, Founding President and CEO, JP Morgan Chase Institute
Erica Groshen, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Alan Krueger, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Moderator:
Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Information, Operations & Management Science, NYU Stern School of Business
10:30am-
10:40am
Break, Exhibit Viewing
10:40am-
11:50am
Session II: Technology and Impact on the Future of Work
What are the broad ways technology is shaping the future of work? What is the role of platform work?

Panelists:
danah boyd, Founder, Data & Society
Chad Dickerson, CEO, Etsy
Glenn Hutchins, Chairman, North Island and Co-founder, Silver Lake
Carmen Rojas, CEO, The Workers Lab

Moderator:
Andrew Rasiej, Chairman, NY Tech Alliance and Founder, Civic Hall
11:50am-
1:00pm
Lunch, Remarks

Introductions:
Eric S. Belsky, Director of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors

Remarks:
Lael Brainard, Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
1:00pm-
2:20pm
Session III: The Evolving Worker
What is needed to support the evolving worker? What are the most pressing challenges facing the current workforce?

Panelists:
Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Oisin Hanrahan, Co-Founder and CEO, Handy
Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School
James Sherk, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Moderator:
Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director, Freelancers Union
2:20pm-
2:30pm
Break, Exhibit Viewing
2:30pm-
4:15pm
Session IV: On-the-ground Community Development and Labor Models
As labor and employment models evolve, how do we rethink workforce development strategies? What are the implications for low- and moderate-income earners?

Nancy Biberman, Founder and President, WHEDCo(moderator)

Part 1: Community Development & Workforce Development
Arturo Gonzalez, Chief, Consumer and Community Dev. Research, Board of Governors
Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink

Part 2: On-the-Ground Labor Models
Deborah Axt, Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York
Michael Peck, Co-Founder and Executive Director, 1worker1vote and Mondragon North American Delegate
Saket Soni, Executive Director, National Guestworker Alliance
4:15pm-
4:30pm
Closing Remarks

Senator Mark R. Warner, United States Senate (invited)
4:30pm-
5:30pm
Reception, Exhibit Viewing, Gold Vault Tour
Perspectives From the Evolution of Work
Contacts
Nora Fitzpatrick
Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, Communications & Outreach
212 720-1736
nora.fitzpatrick@ny.frb.org