5th-7th June 2022 | Enterprize - Launceston
Why You Should Attend
Join some of Australia's most successful freelancers in the tranquil city of Launceston.
Upskill in digital, writing, design and marketing in a selection of workshops.
Spark New Ideas
Be inspired by the keynotes, sessions and workshops in this event filled festival.
The Ultimate Freelance Event.
The Launceston Freelance Festival provides the opportunity to join Australia's best freelancers for upskilling, workshops and more.
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Keynotes, panel discussions & workshops
all in the heart of Launceston
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Dr Marcus BowlesDirector: Institute of Working Futures
Karina DambergsChief Executive Officer FermenTasmania
Meredith CastlesInteraction Design Science Specialist
Karen PercyVeteran Journalist and Freelancer
Susie BowerChief Executive Officer BBAMZ Ltd
Fran MolloyFreelance Journalist & MEAA representative
Eric BlackBusiness Development Manager
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Bec AdamczewskiIllustrator and Graphic Designer
Marina PullinDirector: Jungal
Rachel BergerComedian and Writer
Corrine PodgerDirector: Digital Skills Agency
Martin NewmanJournalist and Lecturer
Things to do
during the festival
The festival begins with a welcome address and presentation. Food and drinks are sourced from local farms and vineyards and special guests FermenTas. Discover the fermentation process and why UNESCO officially recognised Launceston as a City of Gastronomy.
Festival Program 2022
Check out some of the program highlights.
Full program available soon.
Thriving in a Regional City
Susie Bower, Chief Executive Officer at BBAMZ Ltd, officially opens the festival and outlines the benefits for freelancers and digital nomads living in a regional city.
Launceston: A City of Gastronomy
Join Karina Dambergs from FermenTasmania for drinks and nibbles sampled from the Tamar Valley. Discover the fermentation process and the story of how Karina co-founded the first Tasmanian apple cider business and the successful pitch to make Launceston a City of Gastronomy.
Keynote: Leaving your day job?
Veteran ABC journalist Karen Percy discusses the benefits of leaving a high-profile day job to freelance full-time. Karen outlines the opportunities, risks, highlights and benefits of a freelance career.
Panel Discusson: Finding and keeping the perfect client
Every freelancer dreams of working with a perfect client. Where do you find them? How do you keep them? How do you juggle expectations and when is the time to leave some clients behind?
Keynote: Surviving and thriving the in the freelance Jungal
It's a Jungal out there. Jungal CEO Marina Pullin delivers a keynote on the advantages of working with freelance agencies, negotiating payment, the skills in demand and enhancing your LinkedIn and professional portfolio to attract clients.
MediaSuper: Why you need a superfund
Freelancers are at risk of retiring with little superannuation. Avoid financial traps and minimise the risk of retiring without appropriate funds.
Enjoy a buffet of tasty treats sourced from local producers in and around the Tamar Valley.
Workshop: Lighting and Shooting in front of green screens
Join Corinne Podger as she demonstrates how to set up your lights and camera to capture the subject perfectly and give your videos a professional polish.
Workshop: Comedy Writing
Comedy is a great way to enhance your writing and make your sentences shine. Join Rachel Berger, one of Australia's best stand-up comedians, for this workshop on polishing your prose with humour.
Discussion: Building a freelance community
Freelancers often feel isolated but it doesn't have to be this way. Karen Percy and Fran Molloy discuss the advantages of joining freelance communities. Where are they? Who are they and how do you become involved.
Panel Discussion: Start me up
Freelancers are entrepreneurs. How did they start up? What funds are available? How do you build a successful business?
Keynote: The Future of Work
What is the future of work? What skills are required? How do you prepare? Join Dr Marcus Bowles and Kate Britt from The Capability Co as they gaze into a well-researched crystal ball on your potential future.
Join us for another selection of treats sourced from around the Tamar Valley.
Workshop: Design asetts for your business
Join freelance designer Bec Adamzewski in this workshop on designing digital assets for your freelance business.
Refine your freelance portfolio
You are your own human resource department. Learn from our panel of human resource professionals on preparing and presenting yourself for interviews and building a professional portfolio that clients will love.
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