Launceston Freelance Festival 2018

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April 30 – May 1

The Walkley Foundation and The Media and Arts Alliance will present the inaugural Freelance Festival to be held in Launceston, Tasmania, in May, 2018.

Featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and business advice, the Launceston Freelance Festival will be an unmissable opportunity for established and emerging freelancers to network with like-minded people and to plan for the future.

Topics covered include:

  • Technology for freelancers
  • Travel writing
  • Podcasting
  • Social media self-defence
  • How to be a digital nomad
  • Business skills
  • The know-how to manage multiple income streams
  • Tips on how to source work
  • An understanding of contracts
  • The confidence to go out there and build your own mini-media empire.

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 Tasmania’s best restaurants and explore picturesque Launceston and its surrounds.

The 2018 Freelancer Festival is an exciting chance for you to learn, explore, and network with a growing workforce of freelancers and media entrepreneurs.

I didn’t want an unsatisfying career. And I didn’t want to commit to one place – either one company or one location. I wanted to make my own decisions ~ Rocco Baldasarre, Digital Nomad

Festival highlights include an exploration of picturesque Launceston and its surrounds and the beautiful Tamar Valley wineries.

The 2018 Freelancer Festival is an exciting chance for you to learn, explore, and network with a growing workforce of freelancers and media entrepreneurs.

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Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.


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