5th-7th June 2022 | Enterprize - Launceston

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Festival 2022

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Why You Should Attend
The Festival

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Networking

Join Australia's most successful freelancers in the tranquil surrounds of Launceston.

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Learning

Attend workshops, keynotes and sessions to enhance your freelance career.

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Spark New Ideas

Enrich your skills, storytelling and more in our event filled festival.

Get ready for 2022

The Festival will be open for registrations soon.

About the 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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30 +
Speakers
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8 +
Workshops
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Things to do
during the festival

The festival kicks off with a welcome address, food and drinks sourced from local farms and vineyards and a presentation by special guests FermenTas. Explore the fermentation process and why Launceston is recognised as a City of Gastronomy.

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Photos

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Networking

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Vouchers

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Dinner

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Sweets

Event Speakers

Some of the freelancers from across Australia
joining us in Launceston

Dr Marcus Bowles

Director: Institute of Working Futures
Dr Marcus Bowles

Dr Marcus Bowles

Director: Institute of Working Futures
Dr Marcus Bowles is one of our favorite speakers at the Launceston Freelance Festival. Dr Bowles has a wealth of data and statistics to help you understand the skillsets in demand.

Karina Dambergs

Chief Executive Officer FermenTasmania
Karina Dambers Distiller

Karina Dambergs

Chief Executive Officer FermenTasmania
Karina is a co-founder at Red Brick Road Group, a distillery in Deloraine, Tasmania. Karina is also the Chief Executive Officer at FermenTasmania and was part of the successful bid to UNESCO to recognise Launceston as a City of Gastronomy.
 

Meredith Castles

Interaction Design Science Specialist
Meredith Castles

Meredith Castles

Interaction Design Science Specialist
Meredith is an Interaction Design Science specialist and PhD Candidate. She has worked extensively as an actor and writer in the TV, film, stage, and radio industries for over 20 years She co-hosts and helps produce the nationally award-winning STEM podcast That’s What I Call Science and is one of two professional gamer hosts of an upcoming international podcast on Women Live-Streamers. Meredith solo hosts a live-streamed science communication show on Twitch TV twice weekly to teach people about science fundamentals through conversation and video gaming. Her PhD research is looking at how tertiary ICT students can better interact with the educational technology they are required to use and each other by harnessing the power of Citizen Science and Human-Computer Interaction. She’s exploring the following: if tech designers (experts) can learn how to build better technology by learning from the real-world usage and wants of students (non-experts) the resulting technologies should be evolutionary rather than fit for purpose. Meredith is also sourcing evidence and creating a new model for the sustainability of Women in ICT for Tasmania, aimed at retaining women by creating role models who can communicate to a wide audience.

Karen Percy

Veteran Journalist and Freelancer
Karen Percy

Karen Percy

Veteran Journalist and Freelancer
Karen Percy is a veteran news reporter, with more than 30 years of experience. Her career has taken her around the country - Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin, Sydney and now Melbourne - and around the world - Canada, South East Asia, Russia. She's worked for the ABC, Channel 10 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. From 2006-2009 she was an ABC correspondent based in Bangkok. In 2010 she went to Moscow and freelanced for a number of agencies including CBC, SBS, Radio France International, Deutsche Welle, Orf in Austria and Radio New Zealand. In recent years she has specialised in court reporting. Karen is a co-Vice President of the Media section of MEAA and a director of the Walkley Foundation. She is Chair of the Dart Centre Asia-Pacific which focuses on trauma and journalism.

Susie Bower

Chief Executive Officer BBAMZ Ltd
Susie Bower

Susie Bower

Chief Executive Officer BBAMZ Ltd
Susie is a fifth-generation Meander Valley resident, living and working in Regional Tasmania. She has spent over 20 years working in Local Government and the higher education sector and has broad management experience. Ms Bower has previously held roles as the Director of Community and Economic Development at the Dorset Council. She has a strong interest in improving educational outcomes for students in Tasmania, and has helped to establish four scholarship programs for students wishing to further their education.  

Fran Molloy

Freelance Journalist & MEAA representative
Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Freelance Journalist & MEAA representative
Fran Molloy is an Australian journalist and author, journalism academic and founder of the Freeline forum for independent journalists in Australia. She is also on the Federal Council of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
Her work has appeared in such newspapers as The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age and The Sun-Herald as well as a range of magazines including Fast Thinking, The Walkley Magazine published by the Walkley AwardsG Magazine (Australia), Practical Parenting published by Pacific Magazines and others.

Erik Black

Stakeholder Engagement Media Super
Erik Black

Erik Black

Stakeholder Engagement Media Super
Erik combines relationship management and stakeholder engagement with client education and a consultative sales style that promotes client acquisition, retention, and penetration. Erik's client-focused approach is to cultivate and nurture relationships with all stakeholders, balancing interests of clients, suppliers, and external partners to optimise outcomes. Erik has a reputation as an exceptional communicator, excelling in solving customer issues and improving the overall client experience.

Bec Adamczewski

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Bec Adamczewski

Bec Adamczewski

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Bec Adamczewski is a graphic designer, illustrator and educator based in nipaluna/Hobart. She is drawn to the space where art and design mediums collide, traditional and digital methods creating stories for physical and digital spaces. Much of Bec’s work revolves around community, providing places for expression and reaffirming shared creative practice.  She is passionate about investing in the design community and has an ever-growing list of personal ‘dream’ projects that she works on in her spare time to complement her commercial work.
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    4:00-4:30

    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.

    Susie Bower
    4:30-6:00

    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.  

    Karina Dambers Distiller
    09:30-11:00
    Room#2

    Panel Discusson: Finding Your Ideal Clients

    Every freelancer dreams of the perfect client. Where do you find them? And how do you know when it's time to leave some clients behind?

    Bec Adamczewski
    Fran Molloy
    Karen Percy
    11:20-12:20
    Room#2

    MediaSuper: Why you need a superfund

    Freelancers are at risk of retiring with little superannuation. Discover how to avoid the traps and minimise the risk of retiring without appropriate funds.

    Erik Black
    12:30 - 1:30
    Room#2

    Lunch

    Enjoy the tasty treats sourced from the Tamar Valley.

    break
    1:30 - 2:30
    Room#1

    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.

    10:00-12:00
    Room#2

    How to Gain Regular Work

    Keep the momentum going with freelance opportunities.

    Karen Percy
    Fran Molloy
    Meredith Castles
    12:00-1:00
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    Lunch Break

    Another day, another fabulous lunch.

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    1:00-2:00
    Room#2

    Finance For Freelancers

    Join MediaSuper as they discuss how to get the best from your super fund.

    Erik Black
    1:00-5:00
    Room#2

    Content Marketing Agency

    Learn how to market your content.

    Dr Marcus Bowles
    Bec Adamczewski
    Fran Molloy
    • Early Bird - MEAA Members

      MEAA paid member & Concessions

      $160
    • Early Bird - Full Festival

      Keynotes, workshops, seminars and opening night drinks and nibbles.

      $199
    • Early Bird - Full Festival & Gala Dinner

      Workshops, seminars, opening night and gala dinner.

      $299

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