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Thursday, April 12 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Freelancing: A Survival Guide to the Future of Work Almost Full

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What does the gig economy mean for workers, entrepreneurs, and YOU? An era of ultimate freedom or the collapse of the social contract? How does it look different for white collar workers versus trades professionals? For women versus men? Learn how to stay afloat in a sea of unpredictability.

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John Reinhold

President, RVA Magazine
John Reinhold is CEO, owner and President of Inkwell Ventures. Inkwell owns RVA Magazine, the biggest independent media in Virginia. Inkwell also owns Gayrva, the largest LGBT Media in Virginia. Some of John's other projects include: Gallery 5, RVAlution, Richmond Mural Project, RVA... Read More →

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Ace Callwood

CEO, Painless1099
Ace Callwood is the co-founder and CEO of Painless1099, a smart platform that manages 1099s, benefits, and taxes for independent contractors and their clients. Prior to Painless1099, Ace co-founded Coffitivity, an ambient sound app that was one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Sites of... Read More →
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Anna Payne-Fife

Associate Director, Future of Work Initiative, The Aspen Institute
Anna Fife serves as the Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative. Prior to the Aspen Institute, Anna worked in the executive office of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization focused on ending childhood hunger in America... Read More →
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Jeff Tennery

Founder & CEO, Moonlighting
Jeff is one of the nation's leading experts on the gig economy. He is the Founder & CEO of Moonlighting, the first nationwide mobile marketplace where anyone can hire or be hired in any community in the country. Jeff has spent more than 25 years in leadership roles at Verizon, AT&T... Read More →
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Claire Wasserman

Educator, Writer, Community Builder, and Founder, Ladies Get Paid
Named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Claire Wasserman is an educator and writer, focused on helping women grow their careers and their bank accounts. As the founder of Ladies Get Paid, Wasserman created an online community of over 60,000 women from all 50... Read More →

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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Kauffman’s most enduring legacy to his community and the world is the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He established the Foundation with the same sense of opportunity he brought to his business endeavors, and, with the same convictions. Kauffman wanted his foundation to... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:10pm EDT
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