Upwork and Economic Innovation Group to Co-Host Remote Work Event Series Exploring Post-COVID Trends

SAN FRANCISCO – () –Upwork Inc. (Nasdaq: UPWK), the global marketplace for work, and the Business innovation group (EIG) announced today that they will jointly host a three-part series of virtual events that will explore the long-term economic, political and geographic impact of remote working. The series with the title “Rise Of The Remote: Exploring Trends In Remote Working After COVID Post“Starts on June 16, 2021.

“The pandemic is the most action-packed event the American workforce has seen in decades, and it accelerates the adoption of remote working and the potential for a broader economy,” said John Lettieri, President and CEO of EIG. “This current series examines how emerging labor market trends could reshape the economy and redefine economic development in the years to come.”

“Communities in the United States are on the brink of significant change that can only happen with public policies focused on supporting a transformation in the way and where people work,” said Michael McGeary, Head of Global Public Policy at Upwork. “The communities that make most effective use of the power of remote and independent work will be those who have policies that help ease the transition for businesses, workers, and the US economy.”

The conference series brings together thought leaders, journalists and subject matter experts to highlight innovative research and data-driven policy solutions to explore the power of remote working.

Event schedule

  • Session 1: Will the Rise of Afar change America’s economic geography?‘- June 16, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

    • Fireside chat keynote: Richard Florida, University Professor at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and the Rotman School of Management, in conversation with John Lettieri, President and CEO, EIG

    • Arpit Gupta, Assistant Professor, New York University, Stern School of Business

    • Matthew E. Kahn, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University and Director of the JHU’s 21st Century Cities Initiative

    • Adam Ozimek, Chief Economist, Upwork

    • Julia Pollak, labor economist, ZipRecruiter

    • Moderator: Rani Molla, Senior Data Reporter, Recode

  • Session 2:Heartland Revitalization: Planning Public Policy for Rise Afar‘- June 30, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

    • Michael McGeary, Head of Public Policy, Upwork

    • Laurel Farrer, Founder and CEO, Distribute Consulting

    • Kathryn de Wit, Project Leader, Broadband Access Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts

    • Ben Stewart, General Manager, Tulsa Remote

    • Moderation: Kim Hart, National Technology Correspondent, Axios

  • Session 3: “Distribute for Dynamics: Using Remote Work to Promote Entrepreneurship and the Economy”‘- July 14, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

    • Christopher T. Stanton, Marvin Bower Associate Professor of Business, Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School

    • Joe Golden, Co-Founder and Former CEO, Collage.com

    • Gretta Corporaal, Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

    • Moderation: Adam Ozimek, Chief Economist, Upwork

Register for the Rise of the remote control Series.

About Upwork

Upwork is the global job marketplace that connects companies with independent talent. We serve everyone from one-person startups to 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables businesses and freelancers to work together in new ways to unleash their potential. Our talent community made over $ 2.3 billion in 2020 with Upwork in more than 10,000 skills including website and app development, creativity and design, customer support, finance and accounting, consulting and operations. Learn more at www.upwork.com and join us LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About the Economic Innovation Group (EIG)

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas lab and advocacy organization whose mission is to drive solutions that empower entrepreneurs and investors to create a more dynamic American economy. Headquartered in Washington, DC and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG brings together leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities in the whole nation. More information is available at www.eig.org.

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