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Open 2017 is a two day conference on Platform Cooperatives – online organisations which are owned and managed by their members. The event is organised in conjunction with Goldsmiths, University of London on 16 - 17 February 2017.

openDemocracy is a media partner and will be hosting a range of articles and Q&As with various speakers in the run up to the event.

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For every booking made via our site, a small donation to support our editorial work will be made by the organisers.

Ours to Hack and to Own

Ours to Hack and to Own is an extremely timely publication covering the legal, social, technical and economic aspects of the platform co-op movement. 

Part of our focus on Platform Co-ops and the February open2017 conference. We offer you a 10% partner discount to the event here

Representation is no longer enough - A Q&A with Michel Bauwens

A Q&A with Michel Bauwens, as part of our focus on Platform Co-ops and the forthcoming open2017 conference.

openDemocracy offers you a 10% partner discount to the event here

What would Twitter be if it adopted Wikipedia’s politics?

As Twitter drowns with trolls, dictators and profit warnings, could now be the time for a co-operatively run, open source alternative?

Part of our focus on Platform Co-ops and the February open2017 conference. we offer you a 10% partner discount to the event here

“Build democracy and it spreads like a virus”

A Q&A on Platform Co-ops with Nathan Schneider, as part of our focus on Platform Co-ops and the forthcoming open2017 conference.

openDemocracy offers you a 10% partner discount to the event here

Loomio and the problem of deliberation

One of the frustrations within the current political system is that most people are alienated from deliberation. The founders of decision-making software Loomio want to give everyone access to that essential skill. 

Re-writing the core code of business: A Q&A with Douglas Rushkoff

Why start-ups should shy away from attracting too much investment. Part of our focus on Platform Co-ops and the forthcoming open2017 conference.

openDemocracy offers you a 10% partner discount to the event here

Bookings made via our site include a small donation to support our editorial work.

Disrupting capitalist democracy

Are platform co-ops key to building the future?

Beating short-term security in the sharing economy

The ambition of a co-operatively owned sharing economy is here – but without government support it’s in danger of being wiped out by the tide of platform capitalism.

Introducing Open 2017 – what are platform co-ops?

Open 2017 is a two day conference on Platform Cooperatives being organised in conjunction with Goldsmiths, University of London on 16 - 17 February 2017. Get your ticket with our 10% partner discount here→ Bookings made via our site include a small donation to support our editorial work.

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