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Freelancers and Independent Contractors Roundtable

Toiya Kristen Finley  (Game and Narrative Designer & Consultant, Schnoodle Media, LLC)

Fred Wan  (Narrative Designer & RPG Writer, Freelance)

Location: Virtual GDC Platform

Date: Friday, March 25

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass, All Access Online Only Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Viewing Experience: Virtual

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: Yes

The industry's changing work landscape became even more chaotic during the pandemic. While some freelancers and independent contractors found it easier to get work, others discovered it was much harder. This roundtable will cover how freelancers improved their businesses during this time, what didn't work, and how to return to employment if that's the direction some attendees need to take. Most importantly, this roundtable is a community of freelancers and independent contractors offering support and guidance. Everyone is encouraged to share lessons learned through their real-life experiences.

Takeaway

During this roundtable, attendees will share what they've learned about their businesses before and during the pandemic, with the aim of helping each other transition out of this extraordinary period. The moderators will provide topics and facilitate discussions that are pressing issues for all freelancers.

Intended Audience

This roundtable is designed for devs interested in becoming freelancers, freelancers of all experience levels, and devs who are looking to work with freelancers.