SoloCamp: An Unconference for Solopreneurs



Portfolio 1-on-1®
Educators Forum

Summary by Angela Niemi, photos by Jay Larson On Saturday, April 2, 2016, 18 design educators from around the state met at GoKart Labs for the annual Educators Forum in conjunction with AIGA Minnesota’s Portfolio 1-on-1®. Together the educators addressed common issues, insights, and solutions relating to student collaboration, grading, encouraging risk taking, and professional community involvement. […]


April 27th, 9:00am
until 3:00pm

CoCo Minneapolis

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Want to improve your business skills and learn new tools?

SoloCamp is a one-day conference on Saturday, April 27, designed as a shot of adrenalin for your solo practice, whether you’re a designer, programmer, writer, or consultant.

Like a regular conference, there are some pre-planned sessions on a variety of important topics, taught by seasoned freelancers and business owners. But it’s also an unconference, which means we’ve got room for sessions that can be suggested and even run by you. (More on that after you register.) Pre-planned sessions include:

  • The basics (and not-so basics) of marketing yourself: How and where to tell your story.
  • Using social media to promote your business
  • Online marketing 101: An overview of what’s possible with SEO, PPC, Re-marketing, Authorship Pages, Video and Conversion Optimization (applicable to yours or your clients’ businesses).
  • Stop leaving money on the table! Ideas on how to earn more from your projects and client relationships.
  • Business 101 for freelancers: Tons of practical advice on incorporation, taxes, banking, insurance, partnerships, positioning, etc.
  • Portfolio sites: Comparing portfolio platforms, with input from other freelancers.
  • Designer tech: A review of essential tools.
  • Working alone sucks! An intro to more collaborative ways of working.

Event Fees:
AIGA, Navitor, CoCo Members | $40
General Public | $50


CoCo Minneapolis
400 South 4th Street, Suite 401
Minneapolis, MN
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Questions? Please contact Sandra Theis, Solopreneurs committee member.

Event is hosted by Navitor, the Official Bronze Sponsor of AIGA Minnesota.

Responses to SoloCamp: An Unconference for Solopreneurs

  1. Excited for this one!

  2. Yes, it ought to be a really worthwhile day, David.

  3. I’m looking forward to this! When will registration open?

  4. Kimberly and David:

    You’ll find registration is open and located here…

    Enjoy the event!

  5. I’m so excited I worked out a way to attend!

  6. We appreciate your enthusiasm, Amy! Hope you gain useful information for your business.

  7. Given the potential overlap of audiences, it’s a shame to see this event fall on the same day as WordCamp Msp.

  8. Sorry, weren’t aware of WordCamp MSP, Reid. Maybe we can join forces next time around!

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