Networking can be intimidating, but meeting your peers can be a great way to gain insight, discover resources, and even find clients. Luckily, you're in a great place for it! Portland has a huge community of creative freelancers and other talent who are more than happy to share stories and swap knowledge. These are some of our favorite recurring events focusing on professional development for independent creatives.
SPARK meets in-person on the first Wednesday of every month in local communities. Join us to meet other freelancers, share knowledge, and workshop your business.
The Creative Roundtable hosts monthly Creative Community events where creative entrepreneurs can share ideas, collaborate, and meet new friends.
Refresh Portland offers an eclectic speaker series highlighting expert voices on creative and technical topics as well as offering space for new voices to shine. Our intent with these events is to promote inclusivity, holistic thinking, and fresh ideas.