#FBWDC 2022 #FBWDC 2022

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Monday, April 18, 2022

- EDT
#FBWDC Kickoff
Dr. Tony Johnson
Dr. Tony Johnson
Captivate Perspectives Corporation, President and Chief Executive Officer
Connie Steele
Connie Steele
Future of Work and Life expert, author and co-founder of management consultancy Flywheel Associates
Janet Baptiste
Janet Baptiste
Robert Half, Vice President/Branch Director
McLean Robbins
McLean Robbins
MBO Partners, Vice President, Enterprise Marketing

Join us in kicking off National Freelance Business Week! 

Our inaugural event in the DMV begins with the #FBWDC Kickoff! Following a welcome and remarks Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director of the Department of Employment Services in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Administration. In her role as State Labor Commissioner, Dr. Morris-Hughes is directly responsible for more than $150M in local, federal and specific-purpose funds administered by the District of Columbia and the federal government for workforce development programs and training, unemployment compensation, universal paid leave administration and labor standards enforcement along with more than $80M in active capital projects.

Following a welcome and remarks by Dr. Morris-Hughes, a panel of local experts will discuss the state of freelancing and independent work, the different pathways to getting there and what the future of work will look like.

Lunch will be provided after the panel. Stay following lunch for our Open House that will include a place to co-work/hang out, snacks and networking opportunities. Free professional headshots will be offered*. Come for some or all of the event.  

Introduction: Kristen Garman, Freelance Business Week DC 

Welcome and remarks:  Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director of the Department of Employment Services in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Administration 

Speakers:  

  • Janet Baptiste, Vice President/Branch Director at Robert Half  
  • Mclean Robbins, Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, MBO Partners
  • Connie Steele, Author of “Building the Business of You” and Future of Work and Life expert  

Moderator: Dr. Tony D. Johnson, President and CEO at Captivate Perspectives  

Schedule:  

  • 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Welcome and Remarks  
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Panel  
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch  
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Open House  

Note that the calendar invite will block your time from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm only but the Open House is included.  

You'll come away with:  

  • An understanding of the state of freelancing in the DMV, where it’s headed and how it might impact you.  
  • Connections with other DMV freelancers  
  • Feeling part of a community  
  • A professional headshot!*  

*We're not taking reservations for these, so it will be first come, first served. 


 Interested in Sponsorship? 

For sponsorship packages, contact #FBWDC City Organizer Angela Long at [email protected] 


COVID Update 

All of us at #FBW will follow all necessary CDC guidelines as it pertains to in-person gatherings; the safety of all attendees is paramount. Due to recent covid cases, this will be our only live event this week. Our other events are moving online. Thanks for your patience and understanding. 

Want to attend all local events? Register for the week pass here

Learn more about Freelance Business Week DC here! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

- EDT
#FBWDC Government Contracting Toolkit
Tasha Crawford-Jones
Tasha Crawford-Jones
Twenty39, President, Owner
Graham Plaster
Graham Plaster
The Intelligence Community, CEO/Founder
LaShonda Bracey
LaShonda Bracey
Health-Works and ASAP Training and Course Development, CEO & President
Walt Claytor
Walt Claytor
Booz Allen Hamilton, Lead Associate - Procurement
Emily Stringer
Emily Stringer
Green Zebra, LLC, President & CEO

Our panel of experts will share insights into the federal bid process, 8-A certifications, disadvantage business certifications, and the procurement process with government integrators. They will also share their own experience breaking into the gov con space. 

Speakers

Moderator: LaShonda Bracey, CEO & President of Health-Works and ASAP Training and Course Development 

You'll come away with: 

  • Key insights into successfully breaking into federal contracting. 
  • Understanding of 8-A and disadvantage business certifications and understand how to obtain them 
  • Have the opportunity to ask your own questions 
  • A complete toolkit of clear actionable steps to follow that will get you hired. 

The panel will be followed by speed networking. Bring your virtual business cards! 

 

Interested in Sponsorship? 

For sponsorship packages, contact #FBWDC City Organizer Angela Long at [email protected] 


COVID Update 

All of us at #FBW will follow all necessary CDC guidelines as it pertains to in-person gatherings; the safety of all attendees is paramount. Due to recent covid cases, we are moving this event online. Thanks for your patience and understanding. 

Want to attend the full week? Register for the week pass here

Learn more about Freelance Business Week DC here! 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

- EDT
#FBWDC "Freelancing in DC" Fireside Chat + Happy Hour
Louise Salas
Louise Salas
The Missing Link, Co-Founder
Angela Long
Angela Long
City Organizer, Freelance Business Week DC
Arthur Uratani
Arthur Uratani
Director of Marketing & Outreach
Jennifer Heffner
Jennifer Heffner
American Photographic Artists, Director
Giuseppe Laviano
Giuseppe Laviano
Brand Wagon Digital, Director, Brand Strategy and Project Management

Join for our "Freelancing in DC" fireside chat featuring local freelancers. They'll share what it's like to be a freelancer in the DMV, including lessons learned, business best practices and new ideas for growing your own business.  

The panel will be followed by speed networking. 

Welcome: Giuseppe Laviano, IABCDC President

Speakers: 

Moderator: Angela Long, City Organizer for Freelance Business Week DC 


Schedule: 

  • 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm: Fireside Chat 
  • 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm: Speed Networking 

You'll come away with: 

  • Perspectives on freelancing in DC 
  • Fresh ideas to grow your own business 
  • An expanded network
  • Feeling part of something bigger - you are not on this journey alone - the DC freelance community 

 

Interested in Sponsorship? 

For sponsorship packages, contact #FBWDC City Organizer Angela Long at [email protected] 


COVID Update 

All of us at #FBW will follow all necessary CDC guidelines as it pertains to in-person gatherings; the safety of all attendees is paramount. Accurately planned in-person events based on our states’ mandates are imperative. We also have a Pandemic Compliance Advisor on staff to keep us abreast of the ever-changing requirements. 

Want to attend the full week? Register for the week pass here


Learn more about Freelance Business Week DC here!