21—22 September 2017  •  London

The Conference for Freelancers

21–22 September 2017  •  London

Solo is a rallying cry for independents
in the tech and creative industries.

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Why should you be here?

Supportive Community

Meet, share war stories, and swap freelancing advice with hundreds of your fellow designers, copywriters, developers, illustrators, and more.

Actionable Takeaways

Each of our speakers is hand-picked because they have an experience or several you can learn from. Whether you've been solo for a month or a decade, you'll leave a better freelancer.

Swag and Discounts

To make your ticket even more affordable, your goodie bag is also loaded with discount codes. Save on things you already use.

Freelance-Specific Programme

Unlike other conferences, our only mission is to improve the way you run your business — and we won't let anyone on stage to pitch you a product or service.

Bursts of Inspiration

If you've been thinking about increasing your rates, specialising in a niche, or taking your first freelance client, you'll be fired-up enough to go for it. Your ticket will pay for itself.

Continued Support

From our exclusive, year-round Slack team to monthly Meetups and plain old-fashioned keeping in touch, we'll push one another to continuous improvement.


The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue.

Conveniently located in central London, this brutalist architecture icon is easy to get to whether you’re flying in for the event or cycling from down the road.

Our single track conference will take place in the 250-seat Frobisher Auditorium, and you’ll have private access to the renowned conservatory to explore during breaks in the day.

There's no venue in London more inspiring.

Workshop and coworking venues TBA

Barbican Centre entrance
London Underground logo National Rail logo

Barbican Station on the Circle, Hammersmith & City, or Metropolitan lines is a 5 minute walk from the venue.

Moorgate Station on the Northern line is a 9 minute walk, while the following stations with Underground or National Rail service are under 15 minutes on foot:

  • Bank
  • Farringdon
  • Liverpool Street
  • Moorgate
  • Old Street
  • St. Paul's


Thursday 21 September

How to escape clients from hell

Bryce Bladon headshot Bryce Bladon



Counting the costs: what goes in your accounts? + Q&A

Emily Coltman headshot Emily Coltman FCA



What next? How and why to grow your business

Panel Discussion



13 ways designers screw up client presentations + Q&A

Mike Monteiro headshot Mike Monteiro


🍻  Drinks on us!

Friday 22 September

Workshop: Presenting work with confidence

Mike Monteiro headshot Mike Monteiro

Social coworking

Join us and your new friends for casual networking while you turn Thursday's ideas into action.


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Conference Pass

Includes full access to all Thursday sessions, catered lunch, exclusive afterparty, and Friday’s social coworking. Limited to 35.

£199 Get Yours
Regular Price

Conference Pass

Includes full access to all Thursday sessions, catered lunch, exclusive afterparty, and Friday’s social coworking.

£249 Get Yours
Limited to 25

Workshop Ticket

For Mike Monteiro’s exclusive Friday session, Presenting Work With with Confidence. Thursday sessions not included.

£399 Get Yours
Why Choose?

Conference + Workshop

Unrestricted access to everything included with both conference and workshop tickets. Save £50 on separate full price.

£599 Get Yours

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