FreelanceCamp is coming to Vancouver May 29th at the Network Hub on Richards and Hastings.
I have been attending “camps” for the last five years as I’ve found a large part of being in the social media realm is actually getting out from behind the computer screen and meeting, networking, and just hanging out with others. The beauty of “camp” is usually the loose unconference format (see: BarCamp). You show up and anyone could be a presenter as each attendee can pitch a talk and then the schedule is made on the fly.
“Freelance Camp is an opportunity for freelancers to get together, to learn from each other best practices and to share their experiences,” said organizer Minna Van who also operates The Network Hub co-working space.
I asked Minna about bringing FreelanceCamp to Vancouver, and who would benefit from attending. “Too often freelancers are working by themselves and with this event we want to send the message you can be in business for yourself but not by yourself,” said Minna. “There is a community of freelancers in Vancouver and at this event; we will meet, learn and support each other.”
“It is more of a discussion format than it is formal presentation format. Everyone is expected to be an active participant.
She added that the event is for any kind of freelancer, not just writers. Everyone from developers, consultants, real estate agents and musicians are likely to attend. “We encourage people from different industries to come out so we have a more balanced perspective about business.”
This is the very first FreelanceCamp in Canada and Minna is excited for what will transpire during the discussions and presentations. Tickets are currently for sale online for $10.00 and you can find out more about featured guests, sponsors and activities on the FreelanceCamp Vancouver website.