Last week, I highlighted 3 things that will be different at CFC this year: (1) It's a 3-day affair (June 22-24 in SF). (2) You will not only network with your peers but also with actual prospects from in-house creative departments looking for help. (3) You can show off your work trade-show style during the Matchmaking Happy Hour on Day One.
This week, I want to kick off a series of posts that will give an overview of the program we've put together. As we get closer we'll be featuring interviews and podcasts with the speakers so you can hear directly from them what you'll learn to strengthen your business skills.
So here's the tip of the iceberg of what can you look forward to at CFC 2013:
Are you integrating your values into your work? Fave speaker from 2012, Sarah Durham of Big Duck, is coming back and this time she'll talk about how to combine what you care about with how you position yourself and your business. She'll show you how she's done it and how you can do it too, and with confidence. (In the meantime, follow Sarah on Twitter and/or sign up for Big Duck's E-News, The Duck Pond, here.)
Are you cheating yourself on your taxes? June Walker, tax professional specializing in "indies" and author of The Confident Indie, is coming back (she spoke at CFC #2 in San Diego) to talk about how to stop cheating yourself on your taxes, especially when it comes to deductions. She'll focus specifically on how to take all the legitimate expenses you can -- and with confidence. (In the meantime, read her blog and/or sign up for June's E-Letter here.)
That's not all, of course. Over 3 days, we'll also hear from Colleen Wainwright, Mark O’Brien, Jim Krause, Jessica Hische, Alisa Bonsignore, Jezra Kaye, Austin Kleone, Dana Manciagli, Bryn Mooth, Ilise Benun (that's me) and Dyana Valentine. Plus we're finalizing our freelancer panelists and will introduce them soon! See all the session details and speakers here.
Join us in San Francisco on June 22-24 for CFC only or June 22-26 for the entire HOW Design Live Conference (get the Big Ticket!) Get $100 off (CFC only) if you combine promo code "ILISE" + Early Bird rate before March 15. Register here.