Friday, October 1, 2010

Santa Cruz Freelance Camp Oct 2

Only 22 hours left to register Santa Cruz Freelance Camp tickets on-line. I went last year and thought it was a worth every penny. Great networking and inspiring.

Attention: Last year's event sold out at 300 attendees, this year we are limiting the number of attendees to 150. We expect to sell out so buy your tickets now before they sell out!

Freelance Camp Santa Cruz 2010 is the 3rd annual Santa Cruz Freelance Camp. If you are or plan on being a PRO at running your business, this event is for you. Trade notes with your peers, learn how to run your business from multiple perspectives, Share, learn and grow with other like minded professionals in a fun and supportive enviroment. Oh, and get cool SWAG too!

You ask: What is a BarCamp? BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants. The day consists of sessions proposed by attendees and the schedule is created on site the morning of the event. BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn from each other in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.


Small Business Owners
Independent Contractors
Anyone Running a Professional Micro Business

SOME OF THE TOPICS we imagine might surface (just to prime the pump). Of course, you the attendee will chose the topics on the day of the conference:

* Transitioning from Freelance to Agency
* Balancing Products with Services
* Running 100% Remote
* Freelance Coops & Coworking
* The Art of Subcontracting
* Advanced Toolkits: Project Management Systems
* Finance & Communication
* Beyond the Basic Services
* Long Term Clients
* Start-up Must Haves (Incorporation, Insurance, Accounting, Legal, Real Estate, etc)


The day will start at 8am with an hour of socializing over coffee and pastries. We will be handing out stainless steel Klean Kanteens to the first 150 registrants at the sign up. We have 120 Kanteens and150 sign ups slots so come early! It is really important you arrive by 9am so you can participate in creating the day’s agenda. At 9am sharp we will give directions on how to propose a topic and then we will create a schedule. The schedule building takes an hour. Come prepared to participate in this dynamic hour long session. This is one of the most important parts of the day! We will be harvesting the minds and expertise of all the people in the room to come up with topics pertinent to freelancers. If you’d like to lead a session you’re going to want to speak up with your topic idea at 9am, when the schedule is being created.


* Your own coffee mug
* A head full of topic ideas
* Your laptop (free wi-fi provided.) If you are not so inclined to arrive with electronic note-taking items a simple notebook and pen will do.
* Lots of business cards. This is a great networking opportunity. You can get a quick turnaround from if you are in need of cards.


A light breakfast including all the Lulu's coffee you can drink will be provided by Freelance Camp. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Lunch will be catered and is being sponsored courtesy of the City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency (Thanks Peter! You rock dude.)


The beautiful Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center in downtown Santa Cruz

75 Front Street, Santa Cruz CA 95066

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