Events Guide: February 2019

Wow…January flew by too fast and we are getting stuck right into 2019. That only means one thing: the month of love is here and it’s bringing plenty of great events for freelancers. Make a date this month to make your career your ‘Valentine’…any hey, who knows you you might meet there! Happy February lovers.

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MELBOURNE

The Connection Exchange - Instagram Ladies Long Lunch
Saturday 2 February, 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Tickets $75 (cash paid on the day)
Join this get-together to meet new ladies and just have a chilled and enjoyable long lunch at an amazing Melbourne restaurant. More details here.

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Tuesday 5 February, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. Join other awesome girlbosses and go-getters here.

General Assembly x Future Women - Studio Session: Social Media School
Wednesday 6 February, 6pm - 7:45pm | FREE
Social media marketing for business is no longer a maybe, it's a must. With so many platforms and strategies out there, it can be a confusing leap into the unknown that's more time-wasting than time-saving in your day-to-day marketing activities. Need help sorting out your social media strategy? Book your interest here.

Academy Xi - Earn Money with Confidence: How Women in Business Overcome the Biggest Problems
Thursday 7 February, 6pm - 8pm | FREE
According to recent research, only around 33% of all Australian businesses are owned by women. As more women enter the realm of business ownership, there are a number of unique challenges they must tackle to drive success, profit and impact. What are some of these challenges, and how are strong, informed women kicking down business, and social barriers to scale for success? Learn directly from a panel of brilliant women-preneurs! Grab your seat here.

Business Chicks - Masterclass Online: How to Pivot in Your Career
Tuesday 12 February, 12:30pm - 1:30pm | Tickets FREE - $15
Not feeling the job you're in? Or maybe you just feel like there's something else out there for you and it's time for a change? In this Masterclass Online presented by Charles Sturt University, we're tackling career pivots. This no BS webinar led by Australia’s top career acceleration strategist, Bella Zanesco, and business owner and CSU Alumni, Jo Palmer, will give you a no nonsense 101 on how to pivot your career so that you can create a working life you don't want to escape from. Book a seat here.

One Roof Melbourne - Founder Resilience: Why & How to Build a Startup Advisory Board?
Tuesday 19 February, 8:30am - 12:30pm | FREE
Led by two seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced board directors, this Founder-led experiential and active learning workshop will teach Founders about setting up the best support structures for Founder resilience and how to best build an advisory board, governance board. Shooting for your BIG business goals this year? This may be what you’re going to need.

General Assembly x Vanessa Vanderhaven - How to Become a Freelance Illustrator
Thursday 21 February, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $65
You’ve sharpened your skills and pencils, perfected shading techniques and honed your style, and now you’re ready to dive into the world of freelance illustration. But how? Vanessa Vanderhaven, self-taught and multi-talented illustrator, will guide you. She’s charted the waters of self-employment so you don’t have to. Earn money and make a career as an Illustrator!

 

SYDNEY

General Assembly - Career Clarity Bootcamp: Get Clear, Take Action, Find Your Path
Saturday 2 February, 9:30am - 4pm | Tickets $250
So your boss is driving you crazy. Your cubicle is getting gray-er by the day. And you just can’t imagine sticking it out another year. You like the idea of leaving your job, trying something new or working for yourself but you have no idea where to begin. The mountain seems too high to climb. In this daylong workshop, we’ll solve that problem.

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Wednesday 6 February, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. Meet wonderful women in business - get your slot here.

General Assembly - Rooftop Sessions: How to Become a Digital (Marketing) Nomad
Thursday 7 February, 6pm - 7:30pm |  Tickets FREE
We've all dreamt of that digital nomad life, but it's hard to know how to transition, or more importantly, what skills will actually get you there. Enter digital marketing - a fast growing, adaptable and desirable skillset, no matter where in the world you are. In this relaxed, rooftop presentation, Jordan Lomax will take introduce you to the world of digital marketing; why it's useful, what areas you can specialise in and how to learn.

Jordan Lomax x GA - Digital Marketing Bootcamp
Saturday 9 February, 9:30am - 4pm | Tickets $250
The digital landscape is moving at lightning speed and every industry has been affected. Understanding how it works is essential for everyone - from retail to brands and agencies. This bootcamp is created for participants and professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of everything digital marketing can encompass.

Melotti Media - Boss Business: Perfect Your Online Content
Monday 11 February, 3pm - 5pm | Tickets $50
Your business’ website and web content are both absolutely essential today, because your customers are digitally interviewing you online, looking for more information and answers. So, you want it to be well-crafted, personalised and engaging to create the right impression and get them to act? This is where you start!

Melotti Media - Blogging Like a Boss
Monday 11 February, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $50
Blogging is still very popular with businesses, entrepreneurs, creatives and individuals alike because it allows you to express yourself, educate customers, sell a message and share your knowledge. Whether you’re blogging about hobbies, travels, inspiration or business, in this class, you will learn the basics from professional blogger, Christopher Melotti, who will both help you get started, and provide guidance on how to succeed.

Bright Cove x GA - The Power of Video Marketing
Tuesday 12 February, 6pm - 7:30pm | Tickets FREE
Video is the future of content marketing. If you want your brand to stay relevant in a fast-evolving and competitive environment, it seems to be no longer just an option, but a necessity. Yet most of us are unsure and hesitant to use it in our content marketing strategies. So how do you make sure you leverage this powerful communication tool? How can you start preparing for its future developments? Learn more here.

Ash Berdebes - Boss Business: Outsmarting the Smart Phone
Thursday 14 February, 3pm - 5pm | Tickets $40
Is tech and communication burnout all too real for you and your team? Want the crew to be super responsive via ALLLLL the channels, but then they’re finding themselves wiped from the constant info onslaught? Outsmarting The Smart Phone will help your team redefine their relationship with technology and their smart phones, and start to make a plan to develop a more balanced approach to the digital age in both their professional and personal lives. Book your seats here!

Simon Hillier x GA - Psychology & Copywriting: Web Content That Converts
Wednesday 20 February, 6:15pm - 8pm | Tickets FREE
Do you struggle to write web pages, emails, blogs and other digital copy that capture and hold attention? Are you having trouble convincing online visitors and leads to say “Yes!” at the final step? This workshop will teach you how to overcome these roadblocks - book your seat here.

Tim Brack x GA - The Digital Marketing Connection: Strategies and Tactics to Stay Ahead in 2019
Wednesday 20 February, 6pm - 8pm | Tickets $50
What should you look out for in 2019? This panel event will be looking at the year ahead and how to stay on top of industry trends, the latest tools and digital marketing techniques. Get your ticket here!

Tom Willis x GA - Free Class: Digital Marketing for Beginners
Tuesday 26 February, 6:15pm - 7:15pm | Tickets FREE
In this free class, you will learn the basics to get started on a digital marketing campaign for your business or startup. Get an overview on the different ways digital marketing can be used to optimise and measure the success of campaigns across various marketing channels.

Karen P’ng x GA - Picture This: Instagram for Business
Wednesday 27 February, 6pm - 8pm | Tickets $50
As one of Australia’s fastest growing social networks of our decade, Instagram has risen to the top of the content food chain, and is constantly adding new features and tricks for you or your business to explore. In this workshop, you will learn about best practices, strategies and actionable steps to begin leveraging Instagram for your business, project or even your personal life.

BRISBANE

Kiah Worling - Uncomplicate Your Tech
Monday 4 February, 9:30am - 11:30am | Tickets $48
Technology is supposed to make doing and running a business easier. Not harder. Yet as busy business owners we find ourselves overwhelmed by the opportunities and paralysed by the possibilities. So… if you want to leverage technology to reach new heights in your work… and embed systems that enable you to regain your time tenfold [to spend it on the finer things in life]… Then this workshop is for you.

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Tuesday 5 February, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. Meet like-minded women entrepreneurs here in this wonderful networking event!

Dianne Kelly - Creative Travel Journaling
Wedensday 13 February, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $75
One of the most enjoyable pastimes, especially when on holidays is to be able to record, either by pen, watercolour, or  pencil, little moments in time from each day of your holiday. If you’re into travel journalism, this workshop will help you channel your creativity through writing and documenting your experiences - plus you’ll get great & cute freebies!

ADELAIDE

SA Woman - Social Media Strategy Training Course
Thursday 7 February 9am - 11am | Tickets $197
A Social Media strategy is crucial for your business especially in today’s society where
everything is happening online. Learn how to generate an effective and efficient social media marketing strategy from the leading specialists in Adelaide.

All In Advisory - Planning to Succeed in Your Business
Wednesday 13 February 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Tickets $81.32
Failing to plan is planning to fail – a critical component in business is planning, but where do you start? If you have ever pondered this question or you are looking to start up, grow or improve your business this workshop is for you. You will receive one on one coaching from qualified accountants and advisors taking you through business plan basics. Get your slot here!

SA Woman - Facebook Masterclass
Thursday 21 February 9am - 11am | Tickets $197
15 million Australians are logging onto Facebook 37 times every week, spending at least 16
minutes scrolling, liking and commenting per session! (Sensis Social Media Report 2018).
But trying to market your business or brand on Facebook just for the sake of it can be a huge
mistake, costing you lots of time and resources. In this highly interactive Facebook training course, you will learn about building and growing your organic reach on Facebook.

HOBART

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Monday 4 February, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. Are you ready for a great night of networking with other girlbosses? Get your tickets here.

PERTH

League of Extraordinary Women - Find Your Five
Thursday 7 February, 6pm - 9pm | Tickets $48.56 – $69.66
Find Your Five is our platform that specifically curates powerful connections for females to meet face-to-face in a mini-mastermind session. Time to connect with other ladies in business!

BYRON BAY

This is Paradiso x The Corner Palm - Breakfast Club
Friday 8 February, 8:30am - 9:30am | Tickets $20
This is Paradiso & The Corner Palm present this short and sharp morning talk series designed to ignite, inspire & engage. Get your ticket here!

Byron and Beyond Networking - Phone Photography for Social Media
Thursday 21 February, 10am - 4pm | Tickets $185 for members; $215 for non-members
Photography for Instagram will always be evolving. Styles and trends are fluid, so the Instagram Photography course needs to adjust. Nelly, the facilitating photographer, aims to make you, the workshop attendee, comfortable with using your smartphone as a medium to take better photos. Ready, set, click!

The Well - Bait and Switch
Thursday 21 February, 6pm - 8pm | Tickets $29 + BF
Deciding to start your own business is the first step in flipping the traditional way we work on its head; what comes next can be terrifying, overwhelming and hugely exciting. Take the plunge with The Well as they talk about taking the leap into entrepreneurship. They’ll even show you how to take care of yourself along the way.

Byron and Beyond Networking - Keeping Your Social Media Marketing Genuine
Thursday 28 February, 7:30am - 9pm | Tickets $30 or members; $35 for non-members
Join this discussion over a delicious Ballina Breakfast where the glorious Anna McCormack from Beacon Social Media will talk about Genuine Marketing on Social Media. What does it looks like? and more importantly, how does it feel for you and your reader? Learn more here!

ONLINE

Business Chicks - Masterclass Online: How to Pivot in Your Career
Tuesday 12 February, 12:30pm - 1:30pm | Tickets FREE - $15
Not feeling the job you're in? Or maybe you just feel like there's something else out there for you and it's time for a change? In this Masterclass Online presented by Charles Sturt University, we're tackling career pivots. This no BS webinar led by Australia’s top career acceleration strategist, Bella Zanesco, and business owner and CSU Alumni, Jo Palmer, will give you a no nonsense 101 on how to pivot your career so that you can create a working life you don't want to escape from. Book a seat here.

GA Brisbane - Find Work That Matters
Wednesday 27 February, 11am - 12pm | Tickets FREE
The first step to doing work that matters is identifying what ignites passion, purpose, and satisfaction in your career and in you. If you don’t have answers right away, you’re not alone. Join us at this inspiring livestream and uncover the work that matters to you.

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