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7 Conferences for Freelancers to Attend

Attending conferences can be a great way to stay up-to-date on industry trends and connect with potential clients and other solopreneurs in your industry. No matter what type of freelancer you are, there’s a conference out there for you. 

Here’s a list of 7 in-person and virtual conferences that should be on your radar if further developing your skillset and growing your network is a focus for you.

Best Conferences for Freelancers

General Conferences

Creator Economy Expo: This in-person conference is the go-to event for content creators of every type – including coaches and freelancers. Creator Economy Expo was organized for those interested in building and growing their content businesses without relying on social platforms. During this conference, you’ll learn from 40+ creators on how to build and grow your content business.

ConvertKit Conference: Created for creators, by creators, this 3-day conference is chock full of keynote speakers, workshops, creator meet-ups, and more. If growing your business and building relationships with other creators is on your to-do list, this conference is a must-attend. From leveling up financially, using AI to assist in content creation, niching down, and more – this conference covers all the basics and then some. 

Marketing and Social Media Conferences

State of Social: Crafted for those who work in social media, this annual conference dives into the current and future trends in both social media and digital marketing. If you’re looking to connect with other social media strategists, find inspiration, and learn from thought leaders in the space, this conference is for you. From keynote speakers to workshops covering everything from organic social to audio branding – this is a must-attend conference for all who touch the ever-changing world of social media. 

Digital Summit: Digital Summit is the nation’s largest conference series for digital marketers and has multiple yearly events taking place in cities across the United States. These events feature industry leaders discussing all aspects of digital marketing – from SEO to branding and everything in between. With former keynote speakers including Gary Vaynerchuk, Mark Cubin, and other thought leaders from leading global brands like Google and Microsoft, you’ll not only walk away from this conference with a deeper understanding of all things digital marketing, but with a cup full of inspiration.

DigiMarCon: DigiMarCon (Digital Marketing Conference) is the world’s largest marketing, media, and advertising conference and exhibition series hosting 40+ events annually in cities across the globe. Network with thought leaders, gain insight into the latest innovative technology, and hear from some of the most thought-provoking speakers in the industry on topics ranging from emerging digital strategies to the latest tech innovations. This conference will leave you feeling inspired and challenged.

Writing and Journalism Conferences

Chicago Spring Fling Writer’s Conference: From webinars to keynote speeches, networking, a silent auction, a book signing event, gala ball, and more, this romance writing-focused conference is perfect for both published and unpublished writers looking to network and level up professionally. The conference’s masterclasses cover timely and culturally relevant topics like Ted Lasso as Romance, and The War of Art – to name a few!

ASJA: ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors) is an annual virtual conference featuring keynote speakers and expert sessions led by some of the United State’s most successful freelance writers. This conference is perfect for those of you who want to connect with other freelance writers, gain confidence in your craft, and get inspired to take your career to the next level. With keynote speakers and workshops covering topics like 9-5 freelancing and making six figures as a freelancer, this is a conference all of you freelance writers won’t want to miss.

About the AuthorMadi leads community at Harlow and cares deeply about giving freelancers resources and a space where they feel welcomed and heard. She currently lives in Chicago with her two fur babies, Ozzie and Olive, and enjoys exploring both the city and the newest cookbook in her collection.

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