Aussie freelancers to gather for Melbourne event on National Freelancer Day, this Thursday Nov 12

national freelance day instagram.jpgThis Thursday, November 12, more than 3 million Australians will celebrate a flexible working style that delivers creativity across all sectors.

Australia's freelancing community, estimated at more than 3 million, will have their first chance to gather together to celebrate their independent way of working on Australia's first ever National Freelance Day this Thursday 12 November held at the General Assembly offices in William Street, Melbourne.

National Freelancer Day (NFD) will provide an opportunity for hundreds of freelancers to celebrate a creative working style, discuss   the benefits and challenges of opting for a freelance working life, and hearing from top-level speakers about how to future-proof a freelance career.
In Melbourne, the freelancing community will host a series of lightning quick, TED-style talks, on the theme of 'Future Proofing Your Freelance Career' from speakers who are either past/current freelancers or work with freelancers.

will-dayble-hires.jpgThe 2015 line up includes tech, digital, finance and personal branding experts including Will Dayble (left), Kristen Boschma, Bob Watts, Susan Young (pictured below) and Ashley Playsted, who will deliver insights around personal branding, managing freelance finances and how to go from a solopreneur into building a team of your own.

Freelancing is increasingly being touted as the 'future of work' with numbers of people involved in some sort of freelance work increasing every year. Companies Susan Young 2.jpgsuch as Uber, and platforms such as Upwork or Freelancer have highlighted the impact that technology has had in creating a freelance workforce.

There is no such thing as a typical freelancer. What they have in common is an interest in flexibility and quality of life and concerns about stability and predictability. These are the sorts of issues that will be tackled at the National Freelance Day events and in Freelance Australia's events and resources heading into 2016.

The event is free and open to everyone.

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