Spotlight: Freelance

Spotlight: Freelance

The Secrets to Freelance Success

September 28, 2013
Toronto

Overview

Anyone can become a freelancer, but not everyone can run a successful freelance business.

FITC Spotlight: Freelance

It takes more than just being a killer programmer or someone who is creative with their designs. You also need to know how to get the clients you want, achieve stakeholder approvals, budget for projects, and even how to network and brand yourself.

Whether you’ve just finished school, have recently become your own boss, or are moving on from a company, we’ll help guide you to success at Spotlight: Freelance!

Hear the stories of eight leading industry professionals who are or have been freelancers, and others who work with freelancers directly. Discover their secrets to freelance success. Find out how to price your projects and how to ensure you get paid. Learn strategies on working with clients and how to deal with things like dreaded scope creep. Gain insights on protecting your work and intellectual property. Master the skills of networking to land jobs with the people you want, on the projects you want.

Join us for a full day at Spotlight: Freelance and help enhance your freelance career!

What is covered?
Working with clients • Pitching • Pricing • Networking • Business practices / The law •
Finances • How to work with agencies

Who should attend?
Designers, developers, project managers…anyone that freelances in the interactive industry.

Drinks, networking and new opportunities
Now that you’ve got the know-how, you need the know-who, and knowing just a few right people could mean success with your freelance business. After the sessions, join us at O’Grady’s Tap & Grill for your chance to speak with some of the presenters one-on-one and ask them questions. You’ll have the opportunity to chat with other attendees and share your stories over drinks and snacks, and who knows, you might just land your next project.

About Spotlight events
We develop our Spotlight events as jam-packed full day events focusing on a specific topic relevant to today’s digital creators. They are designed for both students and industry professionals, with notable speakers presenting on their specialty. Attendees will build up their skills and learn new information, with a minimal time commitment and a nice low price point.

Location

40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
  1. The main entrance is off St. George Street, just north of College Street, east of Spadina
  2. Room #1130 is on the main floor

Underground parking is available within the complex. Cars should enter via Huron Street, located one block west of St. George Street, north of College. Outdoor parking for the full day is also available in the King’s College Circle parking lot, accessed via King’s College Road one block east of St. George Street.

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