Freelance Business Week Asheville & Waynesville IS HERE!!
After a two-year hiatus of events, in-person gatherings, and staying connected it's time to come back together. We're creating a week of networking-focused events (both virtual and in-person) throughout the week to get us back together.
April. The 18th - 22nd, 2022
For Freelancers by Freelancers
#FBW is designed to embrace the local freelance ethos of each city it is hosted in, this year we will meet the challenge of extending this mission – virtually and in person. The local organizers in WNC, Austin, Calgary, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Tampa, and Washington DC are collaborating, bringing local freelance business owners, leaders and supporters together for five days to expand your network.
Not local to Western North Carolina or only interested in the national virtual conference. Go here.
Or keep on scrolling for all the details for Asheville and Waynesville.
What to Expect
You can expect a week of expertise & resources, camaraderie & connections to include:
Motivation Monday morning Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting at the Haywood Community College Creative Arts Building and an evening Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting taking place at MtnBizworks with an official proclamation by the Mayor of Asheville. Followed immediately by a social at Focal Point Coworking. This event will be free and open to all. However, there is limited capacity.
Tech Tuesday will feature content around the more technical aspects of business, devices, and platforms. Sessions at the Haywood Community College Small Business Center, Hatch Innovation Hub, and Westbase Coworking.
Wellness Wednesday will focus on content around work-life balance, mindset, and health. Sessions at Haywood Community College Small Business Center, Asheville Yoga Center, and the Botanical Gardens.
Thriving Thursday will be a day-long affair featuring talks, workshops, and panels along with networking and resource tabling. Sessions all day at the Mojo Social Hall.
Fun & Failure Friday will explore the importance of play in our work, celebrating wins and embracing fun and failures. Sessions at Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Haywood Community College Small Business Center and will wrap up with an afterparty at Franny's Farm. Wanna make Friday an overnight or weekend stay at Franny's Farm? Grab one of their cabins or campsites while they last.
All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. Once you purchase a ticket, you can create an agenda within the emamo event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session. Sessions at Haywood Community College Small Business Center and Mojo Social Hall have the highest capacity.
(All programming and scheduling are subject to change. We will be following all current local guidelines on Covid safety at the time of the event.)
Volunteer! It takes a village to pull off something like Freelance Business Week Asheville. We have a few open slots left and volunteering is a great way to make connections, support our community, and get a free conference pass. 2 hours gets you a day pass, and 4 hours or more gets you a week pass plus an event bag. Pick your slots right here.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022