Freelance creatives will be there, will you? March 2012

1. Budget 2012 – What You Need to Know


March 29th

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The Low Tax Group, whose mantra is ‘letting you keep more of what you earn,’ is inviting freelancers to this pre-registration-only event, designed to demystify the Budget 2012, at the Ivory Rooms in Billericay. Attendees to the informal evening event, complete with canapés, will gain a professional insight into the ‘impact of the Budget on you and your business.’ Cutting through the media’s spin, and the chancellor’s, is promised!

2. PSFK Conference

New York

March 30th

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An annual celebration of new thoughts, ideas and trends by creative professionals, for creative professionals, from around the world. With an impressive line-up of both established and emerging speakers, PSFK NYC 2012 will bring together thought leaders, business innovators and “future forward creators” under one roof. Each will provide a day full of inspiration and “actionable insights.”

3. Cr8net


April 24th

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Cr8net, ‘a major creative industries conference’, is the brainchild of CIDA, the Cultural Industries Development Agency. The one-day conference is a high-profile platform for creative and cultural sector captains to “debate the state of the industry, to highlight opportunities, to face down challenges and to offer resolutions.” Early-bird tickets for this event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in Mayfair are £195, while full price tickets are £295. Tickets are being sold on a strictly first-come first-served basis.

4. Google-sponsored Data Journalism Awards


Now until April

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Submissions to the inaugural Data Journalism awards are being accepted in three categories: data-driven investigative journalism, data-driven applications and data visualisation and storytelling.

The deadline is April 10th, 2012. Entries should have been published or aired between April 11th, 2011 and April 10th, 2012. Media companies, non-profit organisations, freelancers and individuals are eligible.

5. Youth, Media & Technology


April 3rd

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Hosted at Channel 4’s headquarters, this seminar will debate how teens interact with and consume media; how it influences them – and sometimes annoys them, resulting in their decision to discard certain brands!

6. Digital Media Europe


April 16th -18th

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The must-attend event for newspaper publishers looking for that all-important edge in today’s hyper-competitive digital world. A-list media stars will debate digital advertising, paid content, mobile and tablet platforms, scaling up new businesses and innovative business approaches.


Newcastle, Gateshead

April 16th –17th

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Now in its third year, the Twin Track Web Conference is a networking extravaganza and ideas melting point for web designers and developers. An impressive speaker-line up, practical advice for day-to-day operation as a web professional and a chance to pick up skills in NodeJS, FuelPHP, Jquery, Shopify, Spotify apps, Ruby on Rails, Agile development and Arduino.

8. Wedding Photography Course

April 14th –15th


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An intensive introduction to marketing for success; getting bookings and developing a viable business strategy for wedding photography, relayed by a professional in the field. Limited places and the fee is £165, but it does include a shoot with a bride/groom showing some set poses for capturing couples on their Big Day. Attendees receive a RPS certificate.

9. PR and the Media


May 3rd

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A one-day seminar for marketers and PR professionals who need to meet and cultivate relationships with the media. Includes a Q&A with print and online media heavyweights and a practical focus on winning coverage, editorial support and how to become the first port of call for journalists, editors and bloggers.

10. Barclays Bikes London by Bike Competition


Now until May 4th

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Entries can be a two-wheeled take on iconic London landmarks or arresting shots of those hidden gems to befound in the backstreets of the East End. The competition, which offers some significant prizes, came about after Barclays teamed up with street photographer Nick Turpin to find camera-keen cyclists able to capture the adventure, inspiration and beauty of cycling in the capital. The winning shots will be displayed in Barclays branches across London.



28th March 2012

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