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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
09:00-10:00
Room#1

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.

Karen Percy
10:00-11:00
Room 1

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?

Bec Adamczewski
Fran Molloy
Karen Percy
Corinne Podger
11:20-12:20
Room#1

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.

Marina Pullin
11:20-12:20
Room#2

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.

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

Lunch

Enjoy a buffet of tasty treats sourced from local producers in and around 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.

1:30 - 3:30
Room#2

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.

Rachel Berger
1:30 - 2:30
Room#3

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.

Karen Percy
Fran Molloy
9:30-10:30
Room#1

Panel Discussion: Start me up

Freelancers are entrepreneurs. How did they start up? What funds are available? How do you build a successful business?

Fran Molloy
Meredith Castles
Marina Pullin
Corinne Podger
10:00-11:00
Room#2

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.

Dr Marcus Bowles
12:00-1:00
Room#2

Lunch Break

Join us for another selection of treats sourced from around the Tamar Valley.

break
1:00-2:00
Room#2

Workshop: Design asetts for your business

Join freelance designer Bec Adamzewski in this workshop on designing digital assets for your freelance business.

1:00-2:00
Room#2

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.

Marina Pullin