Thriving in a Regional City

Susie Bower, Chief Executive Officer at BBAMZ Ltd, officially opens the festival and outlines the


Networking drinks with Delamere Vineyard & Red Brick Road Cider

There is nothing like a sparkling from Delamere Vineyards or a cool cider from Red


Keynote: Freelancing - The Future of Work

Dr Marcus Bowles discusses the future of freelancing and the skills you need to thrive

09:00-09:45 Room#1

Keynote: Working as a freelancer: an editor's perspective

Shona Martyn examines the editor-freelancer relationship including: Know your market The pitch Following the brief

09:50-10:30 Room#1

Morning Tea

Have a short break and grab a coffee or tea.

10:30 - 10:45 Room#1

In Conversation: Katya Wachtel

Broadsheet is a digital magazine that focuses on the cultural life in Australia's cities. Katya

10:45 - 11:30 Room#1

Keynote: So you want to leave your day job?

Full-time to freelance - frightening, frantic, but oh so fulfilling. Hear Karen Percy's experience of

11:30 - 12:15 Room#1


Enjoy a fresh selection of wraps and a chia pudding from one of Launceston's most

12:15 - 1:15 Room#1

Workshop: Digital Video tips and tricks

Multimedia consultant Corinne Podger will show you how to maximize the production studio in your

1:15 - 2:15 Room#2

Workshop: Social Media 101 - Tips for targeting an audience

Social media expert Regina Lovitt practically demonstrates using images, keywords, titles and branding to build

1:15 - 2:15 Room#1

Panel: What are you worth?

Undervaluing your skills and worth as a freelancer is a common problem. Join this lively

2:30 - 3:15 Room#1

Q&A: Freelancing in film

Got a great idea for a short film, feature or documentary but don't know how

3:15 - 3:50 Room#1

Building supportive communities

Find out more about how to build a community of like-minded creative professionals to enhance

3:50 - 4:50 Room#1

Monday Wrap up

Wrap up of sessions, dinner arrangement details for the Blue Stone Bar and Grill, comedy

4:50 - 5:00 Room#1

Network Gala Dinner

Enjoy a three-course meal sourced from the fresh produce of the Tamar Valley at the

6:30 - 10pm Room#1

Keynote: It's a Jungal out there

Jungal is a premium freelancing platform designed to help you to get more done with

9:00 - 9:45 Room#1

Panel: Young Entrepreneurs in the creative sector – Plan B is Plan A

Just starting out as a freelance entrepreneur? Join Northern Sound System as they discuss the

10:00-11:00 Room#1

Morning Tea

Enjoy a short break to make a coffee or tea.

11:00 - 11:15 Room#1

In Conversation: Rachel Smith

There are shopping lists, birthday lists, wedding lists and wish lists but there is nothing

11:15-11:50 Room#1

Storytelling that shapes the world

The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas supports quality storytelling in Australia and Asia

11:50 - 12:30 Room#1

How freelancers can unlock media distribution budgets for incremental revenue streams

In this session, learn how to unlock powerful new tools and tap into content distribution

12:30 - 1.00 Room#1

Lunch Break

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

1:00-1:45 Room#1

Panel: Turn your freelance skills into short courses

You've got amazing skills and the education market is booming.  How can you turn your

1:50-2.50 Room#4

Workshop: Design your freelance brand assets

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

1:50-2:50 Room#2

Workshop: Catchwords in digital publishing to get an editors attention

Martin Newman takes you through Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to get your story ideas in

1:50-2:50 Room#2

Superannuation for freelancers

Freelancers are at risk of retiring with little superannuation. Avoid financial traps and minimise the

3:00-3:45 Room#3

Keynote: Cybersecurity for freelancers

With cyber-attacks on the rise, and without an employer to protect them, freelancers can be

3:50-4:30 Room#1

Tuesday Wrap Up

Wrap up of the full festival program and next steps.

4:30 Room#2
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