3 Amazing New Things for CFC 2013 (June 22-24, San Francisco)

Why You Should Start Saving NOW for CFC 2013
(June 22-24, San Francisco)

Ilise Benun on your online marketing planWe’ve been working hard since September on the program for this year’s Creative Freelancer Conference and it’s finally ready! So I’m thrilled to announce that registration is open for CFC and HOW Design Live — a 5-day extravaganza of inspiration and networking.

More and more people each year get The Big Ticket so they can attend the whole thing. You almost can’t afford not to, if you’re going to make the investment in the first place. So if that’s your plan, start saving now and figure out how many clients/projects you need to pay for it. (It could be just one!)

I’ll be blogging more as we get closer about the exciting details of CFC but here are 3 new additions I want to make sure you see:

  1. Matchmaking with In-HOWse managers. Last year, the In-HOWse conference was running right next door to CFC and some of the managers snuck over and asked me if I could recommend any freelancers. Light bulb moment! So this year, our Happy Hour on Day 1 (June 22) will bring everyone into the same room to network and get to know each other. (Don’t worry, we’ll prep you for this networking experience.)
  2. Trade Show for Freelancers/InHOWse: Plus we’ll have a trade-show-style set up where you can meet actual prospects in corporate marketing/creative departments who are looking for freelancers just like you to give their work to. Show your portfolio, shake their hands and get their cards! Freelancers will sign up in advance for a spot at a table and In-HOWse reps will come by to visit and view your work.
  3. Three Days of CFC: CFC has grown into a 3-day affair and on Day 3, I want you to let the 2 days worth of intense information sessions sink in. There are lots of ways to do that. There will be another set of Morning Roundtables — you can even lead one on a topic of your choice. The Resource Center and Exhibit Hall will be open. You can do free-form peer-to-peer mentoring (i.e. more networking with colleagues). Or you can attend 2 very hands-on post-conference workshops ($99 each — more about those soon).

That’s not all, of course. You’ve probably received a brochure in the mail with more details and you can find it all here on the web site.

Early bird deadline is Mar. 15 and you get $50 off. Register here.