Canceling #FLCTO3

With deep regret, we have to cancel freelancecampTO3.

We did not get enough speakers to fill the schedule to make it a really great event, and so we’re going to rethink how to do this and try again within a year.

Thank you for your interest and hope to see you again another time!

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Calling All Speakers for #FLCTO3

Do you want to speak at #FLCTO3? If you’ve got some knowledge you want to impart to your fellow freelancers, or if you think you have a great idea for a panel discussion, enter your information at and we’ll consider your session topic.

Scott Morrison and Rick Duncan

Speakers are conference attendees first, so anyone who submits a topic for consideration should also register for the event. If chosen, your session will be scheduled and your registration fee will be refunded the day of the event.

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Registration for #FLCTO3 is now OPEN!

Registration for #FLCTO3 is now open, and you can register at

Tickets are $17.50 as the earlybird rate, and will go up to $25.00, so if you want the lower rate, then be sure to register today.

The cost of registration includes a light lunch of either a vegetarian or meat option, as well as coffee throughout the day.

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Date and Location Set for #FLCTO3


#FLCTO3 will be Sun May 26 at Ryerson/Ted Rogers School of Management, where our first camp was held.

We’re thrilled to be going back to a really great venue, thanks to the support of the IT Management Student Association.

More details to come, but for now save the date for an incredible day of learning!



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Second batch of presentation slides from FLCTO2

And here’s another batch of slides:


Thanks to all speakers who can share their content for attendees to either absorb a second time or see for the first time if they were in another session. As always, connect with and talk to the speakers about their content, and if there is something you need clarification on don’t hesitate to ask.

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First batch of speaker slides from FLCTO2

What an amazing day of learning we had on Sun! Thank you to all attendees, speakers, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors for making the day filled with opportunity and knowledge.

We’ve asked all of our speakers to provide us with the files they used in their presentations or the basis for their discussions. Here is the first batch of speaker slides from FLCTO2:

First batch of speaker slides from FLCTO2:

We’ll add more blog posts iwth groups of presentations as we receive them.

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Advanced level sessions needed

We have reconfirmed most of the speakers that were able to speak on Mar 25 had the event taken place then, but unfortunately there are now a few spots left to fill for the postponed date of May 27.

Some suggestions for Advanced Level topics that we’re hoping to see:

  • Working with International Clients
  • Media Relations
  • Collaborating with Competitors for Larger Projects
  • Changing Careers and Starting As a Freelancer All Over Again
  • Sales and Marketing for Freelancers
  • Building a Team
  • Accelerating Customer Service   (this would be great as a panel discussion)
  • Maintaining Passion and Innovation After Years of Freelancing
  • Refining a Portfolio

If you’d like to deliver or facilitate a session, go to and enter a brief description. Speakers are attendees first, so a paid registration is required to be considered for a spot on the agenda.

The full schedule will be posted very soon!

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…and we’re back! FLCTO2 has a new date and location!

Thank you for your patience and understanding about the situation we were in when we scheduled FLCTO2 in Mar. We now have a great new location and date and happy to say that freelancecampTO2 lives on.

We’ll be housed at the Bahen Centre at U of T at 40 St George St, just one building north of College. Steve Slaunwhite has confirmed his availability as the keynote address for the new date and we’ll be re-confirming the schedule with all of the speakers and hope to be able to post the final schedule very soon. Meanwhile registration has resumed at

See you on May 27!

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FLCTO2 will be postponed

We really didn’t want it to come to this, but tried as we might we just couldn’t find a venue to host us on Sun that was either available, affordable, or the right size.  And so, we need to postpone freelancecampTO and I’m working on a few venues for mid- to late-Apr and will make that announcement as soon as possible.

I repeat: freelancecampTO2 has been postponed.

The upside is that many of you were eager to help out offering so many really great suggestions, some off the wall suggestions (a park! too bad it won’t be warm enough.), and many tried and true suggestions that were already top of my list. I couldn’t respond to everyone given how much legwork I was doing to make the event a go for Sun, but I do appreciate all of your suggestions.

A message will be sent out to all attendees about an option to get a refund if that is what you ultimately want. Otherwise your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date and location. Any new tickets that will be sold might be a bit more expensive to cover new venue costs.

More details when I can.

– Rachel


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Labour dispute at City Hall – new venue needed ASAP!

Yesterday the inside workers for the City voted in favour of strike action that could happen as early as Sat, and though they say they won’t necessarily walk off the job, we can’t wait until Sat to see if the venue will be available on Sun for freelancecampTO.

Do you have a venue that could help? We’re looking for:

  • Space for 200ppl in one room
  • 4 breakout rooms for up to 50ppl each
  • Wifi and projectors in all rooms  (though we could provide this if need be)
  • preferably be allowed to bring in our own food for lunch

The venue will be noted as a venue sponsor and receive all of the benefits of a Gold level sponsor, plus will have our unending thanks for saving this event.

We have been actively looking for a venue, but we are certain that we can find something suitable with the help of the community.

If you have space available that is easy to get to and along a major transit route, please get in touch right away to or

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