Creative Freelancer Conference Networking


Networking is vital to your business. You network to attract clients, collaborators and even just to stay sane when working solo becomes a little, well, solo.

The CFC program is chock full of facilitated networking events designed to help you break the ice with ease. Keep reading for details.

Saturday, June 22

Happy Hour + Matchmaking for Freelancers & In-HOWse

5:00 – 6:30 pm
Meet actual prospects in corporate marketing/creative departments who are looking for freelancers just like you to give their work to. Show your portfolio, shake their hands and get their cards!

Sunday, June 23

Creative Freelance Breakfast Roundtables

8:00 – 8:50 am
Make the most of breakfast by joining in the roundtables. Each table will have a particular topic, and you’re free to join in wherever you think the conversation is interesting. (Each will also be loosely moderated by either a speaker or an attendee.) And if there’s a topic that interests you, you’re more than welcome to start your own table on the topic of your choice.

HOW Design Live Networking Kickoff

Sponsored by The Creative Group
4:30-6:30 pm
The Networking Kickoff gives you the chance to meet a whole bunch of new people, from all four HOW Design Live events. Take part in an easy icebreaking game as you chat with in-house design managers, designers, other freelancers and packaging designers.

HOW Design Live Opening Reception

Sponsored by Mohawk 
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Hit the Exhibit Hall for the very first time during the Opening Reception! Enjoy drinks, snacks and live music as you wander the booths and connect with your fellow creatives. (Remember to bring a lot of business cards.)