#FBW Asheville & Waynesville 2022 #FBW Asheville & Waynesville 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

- EDT
Waynesville Monday Kickoff & Social (in-person)
John Hornsby
John Hornsby
Hornsby Creative, Experiential Designer, #FBWAVL Organizer
Lorelei Garnes
Lorelei Garnes
WNC Social Media Buzz, Digital Marketing Expert

This ticket is good for our Monday 4/18 morning social event. This event is free but registration is required. This will start with a ribbon-cutting followed by networking on Haywood Community College's beautiful campus.

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

- EDT
Top Ten DIY Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (in-person) AVL
John Hornsby
John Hornsby
Hornsby Creative, Experiential Designer, #FBWAVL Organizer

Sometimes you don’t have the budget to hire a professional designer for every project. But you can invest in learning to up your own DIY design skills. A strategy-first approach to well-executed design principles is proven to drive more engagement and conversions. In this workshop, John will share some of the top DIY design mistakes he’s seen over the past 25 years in experience design and how to avoid them. 

We’ll touch on some of the DIY design solutions out there and more importantly how best to use them to get results. We’ll explore real-world examples of the best and the worst designs. Be prepared to walk away empowered to better position and market your offerings with effective design. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

- EDT
Top 10 DIY Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (in-person) WVL
John Hornsby
John Hornsby
Hornsby Creative, Experiential Designer, #FBWAVL Organizer

Sometimes you don’t have the budget to hire a professional designer for every project. But you can invest in learning to up your own DIY design skills. A strategy-first approach to well-executed design principles is proven to drive more engagement and conversions. In this workshop, John will share the top DIY design mistakes he’s seen over the past 25 years in experience design and how to avoid them. 

We’ll touch on some of the free and low-cost DIY design solutions out there and more importantly how best to use them to get results. We’ll explore real-world examples of the best and the worst designs. Be prepared to walk away empowered to better position and market your offerings with effective design.

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

- EDT
FBW Organizers Panel on Project Management (in person) AVL
John Hornsby
John Hornsby
Hornsby Creative, Experiential Designer, #FBWAVL Organizer
Lorelei Garnes
Lorelei Garnes
WNC Social Media Buzz, Digital Marketing Expert
Lesley King
Lesley King
Leslie King Empower, Empowerment Coach
Alyssa Phillips
Alyssa Phillips
Amp'd Designs, Brand Designer
Sumaya K. Owens
Sumaya K. Owens
Present Moment Media, Digital Marketing Strategist

In this panel discussion with the organizers of Freelance Business Week AVL/WVL, we'll discuss how we worked together to organize #FBW including our tech tools, challenges and expand into our own personal methods for project management with our clients and teams.

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.


Friday, April 22, 2022

- EDT
HCC SBC Fun & Failure Friday (in person) WVL
Lorelei Garnes
Lorelei Garnes
WNC Social Media Buzz, Digital Marketing Expert
John Hornsby
John Hornsby
Hornsby Creative, Experiential Designer, #FBWAVL Organizer
Ashley Swanger
Ashley Swanger
Haywood Community College, Small Business Center Director
Shannon Quinn
Shannon Quinn
Lake Junaluska, Director of Marketing and Communications
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Mountain BizWorks, Craft Your Commerce Program Director

This collaboration with the Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will feature a panel sharing hard-learned lessons of leaning into failure and turning it into fun and opportunity. 

Join us as we explore the importance of fun and failure in business. We'll dig into how we can learn from mistakes and turn them into future success while keeping a sense of humor. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.