On Saturday, June 6th from 9am to 2pm, job-seekers, freelancers, startup entrepreneurs and others in professional transition will have the unique opportunity to gain perspective, discover new interests, and reinvent their careers at LaidOffCamp Miami. The free one-day event will offer this and more in Miami at its new expanded location the Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. (Free Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis.) LaidOffCamp Miami is sponsored by founding sponsor VOIS.com (pronounced “Voice”) (OTCBB: VOIS) (OTCBB: VOISW), a social commerce Web company that combines social networking with an online marketplace for professional freelance and on-demand services as well as sponsors, The City of Miami Beach, FreelanceCamp, Miami Beach Christian Community Services, Chef George Catering, Ultimate Vision Productions and Papasoft. Additional sponsorship is still available.
What is LaidOffCamp Miami
Modeled after conferences like FreelanceCamp and BarCamp, LaidOffCamp Miami features an open, participatory discussion forum designed to educate, empower, and connect community members who are experiencing challenges in the current economic climate. LaidOffCamp Miami will include panels, workshops, and discussions focused on topics including 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.
Why you should attend LaidOffCamp Miami — if you are:
-- Looking for creative ways to supplement your income or change your career -- Running or trying to start your own business as a freelancer, solo entrepreneur or startup company -- Wanting to connect with creative, friendly and helpful people -- Seeking employment or recently laid off
What hiring managers, recruiters will gain
-- Opportunity to meet eager, qualified candidates -- How to work with freelancers
Media coverage so far
— CNN “… its like a free day camp for the unemployed… you never know whom you might meet.”
— Wired “What do I do next? — the most enterprising among them are revisiting the goals they once abandoned.”
— CNET Audio slide show from various LaidOffCamp SF sessions.
— Business Week “… an organization to connect other people who were out of work… informal sessions and networking for the unemployed and self-employed.”
— Huffington Post “… might also allow the unemployed to make their voices heard more clearly and help turn them into a more powerful political force.”
— CBS Video of LaidOffCamp SF as “a job fair aimed at the internet generation.”
— SF Chronicle “… brimming with entrepreneurs who wanted to help people hurt by the economy.”
— Venue: Miami Beach Convention Center
— Date: Saturday, June 6, 2009
— Time: 9am – 2pm
— Cost: FREE
— Register: http://laidoffcampmiami09.eventbrite.com
— More Information: http://laidoffcampmiami.org