Watch the videos from OPEN 2017 – The two day conference on Platform Co-ops, organised by The Open Co-op on the 16 – 17 February 2017. We will be uploading more videos to this page as they are ready so check back again soon…
OPEN 2017 – Introduction
Oliver Sylvester-Bradley introduces the OPEN 2017 – Platform Co-ops conference, highlighting global temperature rise and increasing inequality as issues our failing political institutions are not managing to solve. Open 2017 aimed to bring people from the open source worlds, together with people from the co-op world to encourage mass collaboration and the development of a sustainable, democratic economy.
OPEN 2017 – How we’ve got to here
Trebor Scholtz charts the events which gave rise to the Platform Co-op movement, where we are now and what we need to do next.
OPEN 2017 – Open + Co op: A force to be reckoned with?
JOSEF DAVIES-COATES and LAURA HILLIGER
Imagine if we could combine open practices with co-operative ownership and governance. These two hugely successful movements have the potential to catalyse each other with enormous mutual benefit.
Can the Platform Co-ops movement replace our failing economic and political systems?
OLIVER SYLVESTER-BRADLEY, JOHN THACKARA, BRIANNA WETTLAUFER, and FELIX WETH explore the possibility of a co-owned, democratically controlled nested system of Co-ops superseding our failing economic and political systems.
Creating a positive policy framework
Claire McCarthy, John McDonnell MP, Dirk Holemans, Matthew Brown and Karin Christiansen discuss “What can Governments, Local Authorities and Councils do to enable platform co-ops to flourish?”