About

Join us for the 9th annual National Freelancers Day (NFD) on Thursday 8 June 2017, at King’s Place, central London (conveniently located right next to King’s Cross station). We’ll be celebrating the most enterprising types of business: the UK’s 1.91 million independent professionals. There’s something for you whatever your industry – whether you’re a student designer with two weeks’ experience or a veteran engineer with twenty years. 

The day includes masterclasses, seminars and workshops on how to win work, setting and maximising your rates, working globally in a post-Brexit world – and much more besides. There’ll be a panel session too, with previous IPSE Awards winners and freelancing champions sharing some key insights.

Supporting you at every step

IPSE is on hand to make your professional life easier. NFD is all about giving you the knowledge and the tools you need to set up in business, keep your books in order and quickly find new contracts. We’ll help you navigate a complex tax landscape and answer your legal questions.

How it works

We’ll be joined by a stellar panel of freelancing experts from globally recognised brands, who’ll be sharing top tips and advice in a series of sessions throughout the day. You can pick and choose the ones that suit you, and in between there’s time for drinks and networking. 

IPSE - The membership body for you

We're the voice of independent professionals in the UK. All 2 million of you. We make sure freelancers, interim managers, consultants and contractors are represented to Government. By producing insightful, hard-hitting research and effective policy campaigns, we fight for better legislation to help the self-employed run their businesses and ultimately, ensure our economy remains one of the most flexible in the world.

Our recent policy work has been some of the most significant in IPSE's history, with repeat visits to Downing Street and our flagship Policy Conference attracting key decision-makers from Westminster and beyond.

We're also here to give our members the help they need to run their businesses with peace of mind. IPSE members have access to legal advice, cover for sickness and many of the benefits employees receive. We work with partner organisations to offer our members best in class services so they can spend more time running their business. Click here to find out more about the benefits you'll receive as an IPSE member. 

 

 

Programme

Supporting you at every step

Have you been a freelancer for 5 or more years? Or are you just starting out? We have a session for you from how to increase your day rate to setting up your website and LinkedIn profile.

Keep an eye on the speaker section for announcements on our line-up for the day.

 

  • 13:00
     

    Guest arrival, refreshments, access to exhibition space

  • 13:30
     

    IR35 panel session

  • 14:15
     

    Workshop Block 1

    New to freelancing
    Workshop
    Panel session

    Experienced
    Workshop
    Workshop

    Students
    Workshop
    Workshop

  • 15:00
     

    Break/access to exhibition space

  • 15:30
     

    Workshop Block 2

    New to freelancing
    Workshop
    Workshop

    Experienced
    Workshop
    Panel session

    Students
    Workshop
    Workshop

  • 16:15
     

    Break/access to exhibition space

  • 16:45
     

    Champagne reception (invite only)

  • 18:00
     

    Awards open for registration

  • 18:30
     

    Awards and keynote (invite only)

  • 18:30
     

    Networking reception (invite only)

  • 21:45
     

    Close

 

Speakers

Keep an eye on this page for updates as we confirm our speaker line up

Venue

Kings Place

90 York Way
Kings Cross
London
N1 9AG

Directions to the venue:

Tube: The nearest tube station is King’s Cross St. Pancras, on the Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines. The station has step-free access from the platform to the street level. From the tube station the quickest way to Kings Place is via King’s Boulevard. You may also walk up York Way.

Train: King’s Cross St. Pancras and Euston are the nearest mainline railway stations. Eurostar travellers arrive at St Pancras International.

Bus: The nearest bus route to York Way/Kings Place is the 390. Click here for the 390 route information. Other services running to nearby King’s Cross St. Pancras are bus routes 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259 and 476.

Fringe Events

This year we are expanding National Freelancers Day regionally and will be hosting a fringe event in Bristol and Manchester. Highlights from the London event will be live streamed throughout the day and you will have a chance to interact, ask questions and join in the celebration.

The sessions will end with a networking reception with drinks and canapés and a look at the awards ceremony live. 

Bristol Event
1 Temple Way,
Bristol
BS2 0BY
Manchester Event
Ziferblat Media City, 
Tomorrow Building, 
MediacityUk, 
Salford M502 AB