National Freelancers Day 2024 – Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s Event


This year, National Freelancers Day takes place on Thursday 20th June – and it promises to be one of the biggest ever.

This year, National Freelancers Day takes place on Thursday 20th June – and it promises to be one of the biggest ever.

Whether you are new to the world of self-employment or an experienced freelancer, National Freelancers Day has something for everyone and is a great opportunity for freelancers across the UK to look to the year ahead.

Below we have provided an overview of what you can expect from this year’s event.

What is National Freelancers Day?

National Freelancers Day is organised by IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, which is the UK’s only not-for-profit association dedicated to self-employed workers.

The event is IPSE’s biggest event of the year and is designed to be a celebration of all things freelance.

As IPSE is celebrating 25 years as an organisation in 2024, this years National Freelancers Day will be bigger than ever with events across the country in the run-up to the actual day on Thursday 20th June.

National Freelancers Day 2024 – full programme

The week kicks off on Monday 17th June with a lunchtime learning session in Bristol focused on how freelancers can maximise their productivity and profits in 2024.

On Tuesday 18th June IPSE will be hosting an event in Manchester which will feature a session on resolving client disputes as well as free CV and LinkedIn appraisals with personal branding experts.

There will be a similar personal branding session in London on Wednesday 19th June, while in Glasgow on the same day there will be a session on the future of freelancing.

The main event then takes place on Thursday 20th June, with IPSE hosting four online sessions throughout the day:

  1. Panel: What should the next government do for freelancers?
  2. Freelance FAQs – Your common questions answered
  3. Keynote speaker – Marverine Cole (freelance broadcaster and winner of the IPSE Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award 2023)
  4. AI panel: How will AI impact the future of freelancing?

How to register

If you are a member of IPSE, then all of the National Freelancer Day events are free to attend.

For those who are not members, full access to all of the online sessions on Thursday 20th June will cost £30.

All of the co-working sessions in the run-up to National Freelancers Day in Bristol, Manchester, London and Glasgow are free to attend – you just have to register for them.

For more information on National Freelancers Day and how you can register to attend, visit: 

Written by

Luke Glassford

Marketing Director

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