FreelanceCamp PRO Coming to San Francisco

FreelanceCamp PRO, a BarCamp-style “unconference” for freelancers, will be hosting its next event on June 5 in San Francisco. It will consist of a series of participatory workshops, with all the content provided by the attendees themselves.

In true BarCamp style, the actual schedule will be determined by attendees on the day of the event, but if the list of suggested topics is any indication, FreelanceCamp PRO should be of interest to regular WWD readers. Suggested topics include:

  • Transitioning from freelance to agency
  • Balancing products with services
  • Running 100 percent remotely
  • Coworking
  • The art of subcontracting
  • Advanced toolkits: PM systems, finance and communication
  • Beyond the basic services
  • Long-term clients

FreelanceCamp PRO is aimed at experienced freelancers who have been in business for a year or more. Tickets to the day-long event cost $50 (plus a $2.24 fee). It’s suggested that attendees bring laptops (Wi-Fi will be provided), their own coffee mugs, lots of business cards and “a head full of ideas.”

Still not sure if BarCamp-style events are for you? To get an idea of why FreelanceCamp PRO might be useful (and fun!), check out this post from Pamela about her experiences of a similar event in Paris.

Running a similar event? Tell everyone about it in the comments.

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