creative freelancer business conference / Sessions


Whether you’re a freelancing veteran, the owner of a small agency, or a designer with a full-time job who’s fantasizing about making the leap into freelance work, you’ll find best business practices, advice and encouragement to start and grow a successful freelance business at CFBC. Keep reading for full session descriptions.

Wednesday: May 14, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 amThe Sky’s The Limit for Fearless Freelancers (and Networking Prep)
Ilise Benun, Founder, Marketing Mentor
10:15 am - 11:15 amReady. Set. Reinvent!
Alina Wheeler, Author
11:30 am - 12:30 pmSpeed Coaching
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch on Your Own
12:30 pm - 6:45 pmExhibit Hall Open (12:00pm - 6:30pm)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmSales & Self-Promotion Strategies for Creatives
Jen Lombardi, Head Honcho & Creative Genius, Kiwi Creative
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmThe Intimacies of Pricing Your Customer
Jason Blumer, Chief Innovation Officer, Blumer CPAs
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmSpeed Coaching
5:30 pm - 6:45 pmExhibit Hall Happy Hour - sponsored by 123RF.comFreelancer Showcase & Matchmaking Happy Hour - PARTICIPATING SHOWCASE SPOTS ARE SOLD OUT

Thursday: May 15, 2014
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast Roundtables (sponsored by IHAF) / Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am - 10:00 amSpeed Coaching
10:15 am - 11:15 amSolving Your Biggest Creative Problem: The Client
Doug Dolan, Doug Dolan Communications Inc.
11:30 am - 12:30 pmThe How-Tos of Virtual Teams
Damien Golden, Founder and Creative Director , iKANDE Advertising
Elke Giba, Owner and Creative Director, Giba Group
Julie Lang, Principal, Julie Lang D+AD
Stephanie Helline, Owner and Creative Director , Strategic Design Studio
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmExhibit Hall Open
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch on Your Own
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmSpeed Coaching
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmBest Practices for Graphic Design Proposals
Ilise Benun, Founder, Marketing Mentor
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmIs Your Work Eating Your Life Alive? Freelancers Speak on Work/Life Balance
Jill Anderson, Designer/Developer, Jill Lynn Design
Jenn David Connolly, Owner, Founder & Creative Director , Jenn David Design
Laura Foley, Creative Director, Laura M. Foley Design
Tom Tumbusch, Freelance Copywriter, WordStreamCopy, Inc.

Friday: May 16, 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast Roundtables (sponsored by IHAF)
8:30 am - 9:30 amCreative Strategy and the Business of Design
Douglas Davis, Principal & Assistant Professor, The Davis Group LLC & NYC College of Technology
9:45 am - 10:45 amCreating a Business Action Plan
Corwin Hiebert, Principal, Taendem Agency
11:00 am - 11:30 amGeneral Session - A Celebration of Authenticity: What I've Learned About Brand Minimalism
Andrew Gibbs, Founder of The Dieline, Creative Director, HOW Design Live
11:30 am - 12:30 pmGeneral Session - Design and Happiness
Stefan Sagmeister, Founding Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh

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