National Freelancers Day
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20th June 2024
National Freelancers Day is IPSE’s biggest event of the year – a celebration of all things freelance, and an opportunity for self-employed people across the country to look to the year ahead.
Whether you’re new to self-employment or an experienced freelancer, we have something for everyone.
Freelancing is a journey, not a destination.
Landing your first paying client, securing a dream project, or achieving a consistent income are all victories worth acknowledging. These milestones mark your progress, boost your confidence, and fuel the fire to keep reaching for your goals. After all, every milestone is a stepping stone to an even brighter freelance future.
This year, IPSE is celebrating 25 years as an organisation. In honour of this milestone and all of yours, we’ll be celebrating NFD ’24 all week.
Read our recap of National Freelancers Day 2022 here.
The event covers
Building your freelance community & values
Tips on managing your mental health and wellbeing as a self-employed worker
Financial management to help you prepare for your career and future
Inspiring case studies – hear from those who’ve made a success of it, and how they’ve marketed their businesses
This was the first time I had attended the conference and it has left me feeling really fired up about my next steps. It’s refreshing to have spent a day on my business, rather than in it. I have a notebook full of ideas as a result. Thank you.
Happy to have been able to participate in the National Freelancers Day for the first time! So much learning from different experts and opportunities to network and connect with professionals from different industries. Definitely will be there again in 2023!
National Freelancers Day 2022 included many sessions, workshops, one to ones, meet ups and much more!
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Interested in becoming a sponsor at NFD 2023?
Be part of IPSE’s flagship event National Freelancers Day, the event for the self-employed. As a National Freelancers Day sponsor, you will be positioned as a thought leader for the freelance community across the UK – and have full exposure to the NFD audience.
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See what past attendees had to say
Although I’m now into my 17th year of freelancing, NFD remains a valuable time for me to share some ‘sanity checks’ with fellow freelancers through the various session themes, and also to be encouraged by hearing what IPSE are up to in open debates in continuing to represent and advocate for us with policy makers to reflect our experiences during the pandemic.
The conference was so well organised… I really enjoyed the format and found it easy to access everything.
National Freelancers Day is excellent, it’s hard to do virtual events well but the NFD App makes it incredibly easy to attend NFD despite my personally being with customers on the day – the catchup has allowed me to draw on invaluable insights from industry and still network meaningfully with other attendees. For my business it’s a must-have event and I make a point of having my staff attend every year just on account of how much they and I learn on the day.
The ability to go back and watch after the event – this made a huge difference to me
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is the voice of the UK’s self-employed population who make up one in seven people working today.
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 to create a better environment for the self-employed to run their businesses and ultimately, ensure our economy remains one of the most flexible in the world.