About the Event

August 23 - August 25

Will your skills have any value in the future?

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report states that by the mid-2020s, more than one-third of the skills we currently consider crucial for today’s jobs will have changed.

This means that as we head into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, freelancers, traditional workers, and those looking at self-employment, must stay ahead of the curve by adopting new skills, embracing change, and adapting to novel ways of working.

To help you navigate this rapidly changing employment landscape, the theme for this year’s festival is The Future of Work.

Our program includes:

  • High-profile speakers
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops
  • Physical/Mental/Emotional wellbeing for freelancers
  • Finances and contracts
  • Online security
  • And while the festival is underway, you will have the opportunity to:
    • network with a diverse range of media professionals and creative artists
    • engage with successful small business operators
    • learn entrepreneurial skills from Australia's top freelancers
    • dine at one of Launceston's s best restaurants

    The future of work consists of learning a living ~ Marshall McLuhan

    Festival highlights include an exploration of picturesque Launceston and sampling the beverages from the award winning Tamar Valley wineries.

    The 2020 Freelance Festival is an exciting chance for you to learn, explore, and network with a growing workforce of freelancers and entrepreneurs.

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gary nunn

Gary Nunn

Freelance Journalist

Nina Hendy

The Freelance Collective

Owen Tilbury

Owen Tilbury

BOFA Film Festival Director

Holly Shoebridge

Holly Shoebridge

Director - Oceans Accounting & Advisory

John Bergin

John Bergin

Google News Intiative

rachel berger

Rachel Berger

Comedian and Writer

Nick Tartaro

Nick Tartaro

Filmmaker & Event Producer

Dr Tim Kitchen

Dr Tim Kitchen

Adobe -Senior Education Specialist

More Speakers

Full Program Out Soon

Sunday, 23rd August

4:00 - 6:00PM
Jinglers Creek

Tamar Valley Taster

Networking Drinks

Enjoy a tasting session of wines and sparklings with Fiona Turner, winemaker from Jinglers Creek.

Monday, 24th August

Tuesday, 25th August

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MEAA Members


  • Pre-conference activity
  • Festival network drinks
  • All sessions and workshops
  • Morning tea & lunch
  • Dinner and comedy show

Custom Package


  • Day Tickets
  • Workshops
  • All sessions
  • Morning tea & lunch

Event Partners