Freelance Camp Vancouver 2012

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Freelance Camp 2011

Chances are that you have, are, or maybe one day will be working independently. If this is true then Freelance Camp is the “unconference” for you!

What is Freelance Camp? It is an unconference style event for independent workers to connect, share knowledge, and become better freelancers. This year it will be held once again in downtown New Westminster at The Network Hub.

Freelance Camp will have an open agenda that participants will create on the day of the event in the morning by nominating and voting for which topics they would like to be covered. People who want to lead or present will add their session to the empty schedule. Any one can lead a session and any one can be a thought leader by sharing their experience. The finalized schedule will be chosen by all participants and once posted, you can choose which session you would like to participate in.

Some topics that may be covered at this event include:

•  Task and Time Management tools
•  Marketing and Social Media tools
•  Coworking
•  Working remotely
•  Negotiating contracts
•  Business Ethics
•  Intellectual Property
•  How to set up a Consultancy

If being an informal and casual ‘unconference’ wasn’t unique enough in itself, this event is also one of the very few which offers a Yoga session. Last year there was one session offered but due to it’s popularity this year there will be 2 sessions offered – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This is a great way to keep everyone energized and focused through the event. The Yoga sessions will again be instructed by our very own resident yogi Sharan of Yoga On The Flow!

Tickets are selling fast with about 8 tickets remaining. The cost for this event is $15/ticket and includes 5 fantastic lunch options. 100% of proceeds go to charity. Oh wait – did I mention the FREE stuff?  Just for attending you will get free 100 mini business cards, free .ca domain from Webnames.ca , and discounted services from Netlek.  Also, there will be amazing prize giveaways!

Freelance Camp is a great way to network, meet potential clients and/or partners.  See you there!

Photo Credit: Jeremy Lim

 

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