Friday, March 24th – Freelancer’s Workshop Guide

Friday, March 24th is filled with so much learning, networking, and fun that things might feel overwhelming. So, we hope this guide for Freelancers Workshop will provide you with all the information and answers that will need.

Location, Direction & Map:

The Freelancer’s Workshop will be held at FIU’s Tech Station (PG6) Room 112.

PG 6 – FIU,
E Campus Cir
Miami, FL 33174

 

We highly recommend you enter FIU campus from the 8th street entrance. From the North or the South find your way to campus using the Turnpike, exiting EAST on S.W. 8th Street (U.S. Highway 41 – Tamiami Trail). Once on 8th Street, go East two traffic lights to SW 112TH Avenue, and turn right. After entering campus, you should see a WCMIA sign instructing you to take your first Left.

Here is a Google Map to help with direction:

Parking:

We have reserved free STUDENT parking (Floors 3 to 7) in the (PG6) TechStation. DO NOT  PARK IN ADMIN OR FACULTY & STAFF SPACES.

Parking is free HOWEVER YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE. Here’s how:

  1. Go to this link (Chrome Desktop Users: Please try another browser.) before attending the conference on Friday: https://fiu.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/55e8fa37-f45e-461d-8434-260fd7ef0eb0 (Chrome Desktop Users: Please try another browser.)
  2. Fill in the license plate # and information about your vehicle (this information will be kept private and only to be used by FIU Parking Department).
  3. Once you register your vehicle DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN FOR ANY OTHER DAYS. One time register will cover you for the entire conference.
  4. If you bring a different vehicle on different days, you’ll need to use the link again and register the different vehicle.

Registration & Workshop Details:

After parking, come down to the first floor and head over to Half Moon Empanada in the South East corner of the building.

Registration will be held outside of room 112 in the Half Moon Empanada Space. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE ROOM UNTIL 9:05 a.m.. We will have a list so you do not need to bring anything but yourself (and your laptop, notebooks, etc.). We will have blank name tags and markers. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m… The workshop will start with brief opening remarks at 9:30 a.m

While you wait you can enjoy coffee and a little bite to eat at Half Moon Empanada or Dunkin Donuts (PG5 Market Station (PG5)), Einstein Bros Bagel (Graham Center (GC)) and Starbucks (Green Library (GL)).

Time Freelancer’s Workshop (PG6-112)
8:30 amRegistration
9:30 amOpening Remarks
9:40 amTools of the Trade (for Freelancer/Small Business Owner) Jason Mazier
10:25 amTalking to Clients About Scope and Specs (Using Wapuu) Jodie Riccelli
11:10 amFrom the Front Lines: Finding and Closing the Right Clients Krystal Galewski, Leah Halbina
11:55 amPricing Your Services: Are You Selling Yourself Short? Louise Treadwell
12:40 pmLunch
1:50 pmHow To Be A More Productive Freelancer Pascal Depuhl
2:15 pmHow to Train Clients to Use Their WordPress Site Allie Nimmons
3:00 pmUpping Your Freelance Game Melanie G Adcock
3:45 pmThe NO Badger Zone: How to Get New Business Without The Hard Sell Shelly Peacock
4:30 pmFreelancers: Q & A
5:00 pmEnd of Day Remarks

Lunch:

Lunch will be provided for all workshops. Everyone will be provided a lunch ticket and have a variety of restaurants and dining area to choose from. Here a list options to choose from:

  • TechStation (PG6)
    • Half Moon Empanada (Coffee Social)
  • Market Station (PG5)
    • Chick-Fil-A
    • Moe’s Southwest Grill
    • Papa John’s
    • Salad Creations
  • Graham Center (GC)
    • Pollo Tropical
    • Subway
    • Burger King
    • Einstein Bros Bagel
    • Barnes & Noble Cafe
    • Jamba Juice
    • Sushi Maki
    • Chili’s
    • Almazar Greek and Middle Eastern Cuisine
    • Fresh Food Company
  • Mango Building
    • Panda Express
    • Taco Bell
    • Starbucks ( Also in 1st floor of Green Library (GL) )

We will have plenty of signage up to help with directions and we provide you with all the information you will need at the time of registration on Friday.

Code of Conduct

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