EcoDistricts Summit

“The sharing movement is changing the face of our streets and neighborhoods, challenging notions of ownership and consumption, vocation and recreation, travel and neighborhoods. This panel will explore the big issues of the sharing economy and the nuts and bolts of how it’s happening on the ground. Chaired by James Slezak, Co-Founder, PEERS, with panelists: […]


Personal Democracy Forum 2014

Thurs June 5, 3:30-4:30pm: Defining and Debating the “Sharing Economy”. Tom Slee, James Slezak, Denise Cheng, Adam Greenfield, Nancy Scola (moderator). Is there such a thing as the “sharing economy,” or are some people more interested in sharing, while others are interested in the economy? How can we usefully distinguish between “sharing economy” enterprises that […]


Sharing Value and Control: The Future of the Sharing Movement

San Francisco, May 13, 2014, 9AM. Brad Burnham (managing partner, Union Square Ventures), Janelle Orsi (co-founder, Sustainable Economies Law Center) and James Slezak (co-founder, in conversation at the opening plenary of SHARE, presented by Peers and SOCAP. The sharing economy is creating wonderful new ways of pooling resources and building community and economic opportunity. Yet as […]

Co-operatives Movement: Global Conference & General Assembly

Cape Town, South Africa: “How can co-operatives reach under-represented voices of women and youth; engage members, customers and employees and help build the next generation of co-ops? The answer is in large part through communication and media, including social media. This session includes a live cross to New York by Skype, with guest speaker James Slezak, co-founder […]

CSRWire / JustGood Panel: 21st Century Movements & The Modern Lifestyle

Join Net Impact CEO, Liz Maw; “No Impact Man” Documentary & Book creator, Colin Beavin; Purpose Partner and Co-Founder of and New Economy Lab, James Slezak; Community Manager, David Friedlander; CSRwire Editorial Director, Aman Singh and Founder, Brian Weinberg for an exciting discussion entitled “21st Century Movements – The Modern Lifestyle.

Great Work MBA 2013 Faculty

November 10 – 15, 2013 “What if you could do more of the work that matters – the work you care about, the work that really makes a difference – and less of all the other stuff? Join best-selling author Michael Bungay Stanier and some extraordinary experts to focus on the 25 most essential skills you […]


Peers: a movement for the sharing economy

July 31, 2013:—the organization to grow, mainstream and protect the sharing economy—is launched by executive director Natalie Foster, alongside co-founders James Slezak and Douglas Atkin, in partnership with Airbnb, Vayable, Taskrabbit, MeetUp, Lyft, Sidecar and more than 30 other leading sharing and peer economy organizations from around the world. […]


New York Social Media Week 2012: New business models for social change

NYC Social Media Week: New Business Models to Convert Human Intent into Tangible Action (panel discussion) Speakers: James Slezak (, Sam Espinosa (Director of Marketing, StickK), Emily Fisher (Online Editor, Oceana), Wayne Lin (Opower), John C. Havens (, Dan Vallejo (CEO & Co-Founder, The Mutual) Date: Thursday, February 16th 2012, 6:00pm—11:00pm Official page at


The Guardian: How to scale up sustainable business (online discussion)

The Guardian: How to scale up sustainable business (online discussion) Contributors: James Slezak (, Randall Krantz (head of sustainability, World Economic Forum), Toby Quantrill (head of policy, Fairtrade Foundation), Charles Roberts (CEO, Greeenstar), Craig Simmons (co-founder, Best Foot Forward) Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Record of live discussion at