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The 2024 Freelancers' Awayday

Save the dates!

The 2024 Freelancers' Awayday by Freelance Publishing Professionals will take place on 12 and 13 September at the voco® Oxford Spires Hotel in Oxford, UK. The event has been held at this venue very successfully for a number of years. 

Who is the Freelancers' Awayday aimed at?

Our audience consists of freelancers and a growing number of representatives of publishing houses and other organisations in the English Language Teaching and Educational publishing sectors. This variety of roles within the industry naturally leads to opportunities for connecting, collaborating and furthering an understanding of each others' challenges and requirements. Indeed, the Awayday has become the sector's go-to networking event of the year. 

Haven't been to one of our Awaydays before?

Read about previous Awaydays and find out which organisations attended last year. 

Programme details

We are currently in the process of finalising the programme for this year's Awayday. We will send out an email notification when the programme is nearing completion and another notification when tickets go on sale.

 

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PROGRAMME FOR THURSDAY 12.09.24

At the voco® Oxford Spires Hotel

5pm Walk & Talk Networking (free event for all)
Freelancers and Publishers are warmly invited to join us for a 'walk & talk' by the River Thames. All weathers; bring appropriate clothing. 

Meet outside the hotel foyer. No ticket necessary.

6pm Social drink (free event for all)

Everyone is welcome to join us in the hotel bar for a relaxed chat. Awayday newbies are particularly welcome – we'll be looking out for you and gently connecting you with like-minded colleagues.
Purchase your own drinks. No ticket necessary. 

19.30 – 22.00 Pre-conference dinner (ticketed)

This social dinner is a great opportunity for Freelancers and Publishers to mingle and meet before the conference. The evening includes a range of grill options (dietary requirements catered for), dessert, and a fun collaborative quiz during the latter part of the evening. 

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PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME FOR FRIDAY 13.09.24

09.00 – Arrival, collect your badge, refreshments, networking

09.30 – Welcome and introduction

 

09.4510.15 – CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

 

10.1510.45 – CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

10.4511.00 – CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

11.00 – Refreshments, networking, exhibition stands

11.30–12.20 – CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

12.20–12.50 – CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

 

12.50 – Hot & cold buffet lunch (Restaurant & Cardinal Suite)

14.00–15.00 CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

14.00–15.00 CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

 

15.30 – Refreshments, networking, exhibition stands

16.00CONFERENCE SESSION TBC

17.00 End of day & farewells

Join us for a drink in the hotel bar before heading home.

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This event is sponsored and led by Rachael Roberts of Earn Learn Thrive Ltd

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Venue: The voco® Oxford Spires Hotel

The Oxford Spires Hotel is just over a mile from Oxford train station. This recently refurbished venue offers:

  • high quality sit-down hot/cold lunch, and refreshments

  • excellent conference facilities

  • terrace alongside the main conference room

  • free parking (you must register your car at the reception desk)

  • free superfast wi-fi

  • overnight accommodation at a reduced rate to delegates which includes access to the gym, pool, sauna and steam room.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the Awayday ticket prices and must be booked separately. Find out about travel and accommodation.

FREE laptop check-up/clean up
Robert Stokes of Rascom I.T. gives remote I.T. support, supplies equipment and offers an ongoing 5% discount on hardware for FPP members. He will be selling discounted USB memory sticks, external hard disk drives, webcams, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc. at the Awayday and is also offering a popular free while-you-wait laptop check and clean-up. 

Sustainability

This event is organised with reference to the Sustainability guidelines for conference organisers document, sourced from ELT Footprint. Find out more about the measures we actively take to reduce our environmental impact

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