Launceston Freelance Festival

  • Start Date 06/05/2022
  • Start Time 16:00
  • End Date 06/07/2022
  • End Time 17:00
  • Location Launceston, Tasmania

Join us for three days of keynotes, networking and workshops including:

  • business skills
  • the know-how to manage multiple income streams
  • tips on how to source work
  • an understanding of contracts
  • a willingness to learn about new technology and new ways of doing things
  • the confidence to go out there and build your own freelance empire.

The Freelance Festival will teach you how to do all these things and more. You’ll also have ample opportunities to network with successful entrepreneurs, media professionals, designers, industry representatives and more. You’ll meet like-minded people while enjoying the serenity of Launceston and its delicious food and beautiful wineries.

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Topics Speakers Time Venue
Thriving in a Regional City 4:00-4:30
Networking drinks with Delamere Vineyard & Red Brick Road Cider 4:30-6:00
Topics Speakers Time Venue
Keynote: Freelancing - The Future of Work 09:00-09:45 Room#1
Keynote: Working as a freelancer: an editor's perspective 09:50-10:30 Room#1
Morning Tea 10:30 - 10:45 Room#1
In Conversation: Katya Wachtel 10:45 - 11:30 Room#1
Keynote: So you want to leave your day job? 11:30 - 12:15 Room#1
Lunch 12:15 - 1:15 Room#1
Workshop: Digital Video tips and tricks 1:15 - 2:15 Room#2
Workshop: Social Media 101 - Tips for targeting an audience 1:15 - 2:15 Room#1
Panel: What are you worth? 2:30 - 3:15 Room#1
Q&A: Freelancing in film 3:15 - 3:50 Room#1
Building supportive communities 3:50 - 4:50 Room#1
Monday Wrap up 4:50 - 5:00 Room#1
Network Gala Dinner 6:30 - 10pm Room#1
Topics Speakers Time Venue
Keynote: It's a Jungal out there 9:00 - 9:45 Room#1
Panel: Young Entrepreneurs in the creative sector – Plan B is Plan A 10:00-11:00 Room#1
Morning Tea 11:00 - 11:15 Room#1
In Conversation: Rachel Smith 11:15-11:50 Room#1
Storytelling that shapes the world 11:50 - 12:30 Room#1
How freelancers can unlock media distribution budgets for incremental revenue streams 12:30 - 1.00 Room#1
Lunch Break 1:00-1:45 Room#1
Panel: Turn your freelance skills into short courses 1:50-2.50 Room#4
Workshop: Design your freelance brand assets 1:50-2:50 Room#2
Workshop: Catchwords in digital publishing to get an editors attention 1:50-2:50 Room#2
Superannuation for freelancers 3:00-3:45 Room#3
Keynote: Cybersecurity for freelancers 3:50-4:30 Room#1
Tuesday Wrap Up 4:30 Room#2