WORK2019 – Real Work in the Virtual World 

Please notice that the programme is subject to minor changes.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 (8:00-17:30)

8:00 Registration opens (registration desk is open every day during the scientific programme)
8:30-9:30 Session 1 (parallel tracks, available for ad hoc sessions, no programme)
9:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-11:30 Opening remarks: Timo Harakka, Minister of Employment of Finland
Keynote: Chasing Innovation: Work, Value, and the Colonial Present
Associate Professor Lilly Irani
University of California, US
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Keynote: The online gig economy as a window on the futures of work: What we know and what we don’t
Associate Professor Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford, UK
14:15-15:45 Session 2 (parallel tracks)
15:45-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:30 Session 3 (parallel tracks)
19:00-20:30 Reception and Dinner at Helsinki City Hall


Thursday, 15 August 2019 (8:30-19:00)

8:30-10:00 Session 4 (parallel tracks)
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-11:45 Session 5 (parallel tracks)
12:00-13:00 Keynote: Labour regulation for the future: automation, artificial intelligence and human rights at work
Professor Valerio De Stefano
University of Leuven, BE
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 Keynote: The Future of Interpersonal Work: Inequality, Insecurity and Automation in Connective Labor
Professor Allison Pugh
University of Virginia, US
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:30 Session 6 (parallel tracks)
17:30-18:00 Get together & refreshments
18:00-19:00 Keynote: Me™: The Neoliberal Self at Work
Professor Ilana Gershon
Indiana University, US


Friday, 16 August 2019 (7:45-16:00)

7:45-8:00 Coffee
8:00-9:30 Session 7 (parallel tracks)
9:30-11:30 Keynote: Platform Dependent Entrepreneurs and Business: Understanding Power in the Platform Economy
Professor Martin Kenney
University of California, US
Panel Discussion: Digital Work in the Platform Economy 
Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku, Seppo Poutanen, University of Turku, Petri Rouvinen, ETLA/Avance Attorneys, Laura Seppänen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Presider: Professor Steven Vallas, Northeastern University, KU Leuven
This session is SWiPE research consortium’s concluding seminar
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Session 8 (parallel tracks)
14:30-15:00 Coffee
15:00-16:00 Session 9 (parallel tracks)