LaidOffCamp is a day-long unconference for unemployed and nontraditionally employed people (including freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups) in the San Francisco Bay Area who want to share ideas and learn from each other. At LaidOffCamp, attendee-driven session sessions may include: Living on an Extreme Budget, Building Your Personal Brand, Freelance Consulting 101 and more.
NOTE: You do not need to be unemployed to attend + all ticket types include the after-party
Tentative Schedule for the Day:
|9:00 - 9:30||Breakfast / Arrive|
|9:30 - 10:00||Welcome / Introduction / Schedule Making|
|10:15 - 10:45||Sessions Round 1|
|11:00 - 11:30||Sessions Round 2|
|11:45 - 12:15||Sessions Round 3|
|12:30 - 1:30||Lunch|
|1:45 - 2:15||Sessions Round 4|
|2:30 - 3:15||Sessions Round 5|
|3:30 - 4:00||Sessions Round 6|
|4:15 - 4:45||Sessions Round 7
|5:00 - 5:45||Wrap-up / Closing Remarks / Pitches|
|5:45 - 8:00||After-Party / Drinks / Netwoking @ Temple|
LaidOffCamp was founded in January 2009 by Chris Hutchins. It is an ad-hoc gathering of unemployed and nontraditionally employed people (including freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups) who want to share ideas and learn from each other.
LaidOffCamp features an open, participatory discussion forum designed to educate, empower, and connect community members. Panels, workshops, and discussions will focus on building your personal brand, transitioning to a new industry, legal & accounting demands of launching a new business, finding affordable health insurance, alternative working spaces, alternative income sources, and how to become a freelancer.