In today’s digital age, where freelancers collaborate virtually for the most part, it’s easy to forget the significance of real-world connections.
At the start of 2022, we had about 400 FCDC members from all over the world, this year, we’ve grown to over 2,500+ amazing members with over 1,300 members living in Nigeria!
We understand the importance of in-person meetups as a community and we are happy to announce that we will be having our very first meetup in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria!
Why we are having In-Person Meetups.
Freelancing can be a bit of a lonely activity and while technology has made it easier for freelancers to work from virtually anywhere, face-to-face meetings provide a unique set of benefits:
1. Networking Opportunities
The essence of any successful freelance career is effective networking. Real-life meetups create opportunities for freelancers to expand their professional circles, share ideas, and even collaborate on exciting projects.
This direct, personal interaction can lead to lasting partnerships and business growth for our members. The FCDC’s meetups will be a great opportunity for our members to connect and network!
2. Endless Opportunities To Collaborate with One another.
The FCDC meetups in Abuja and Lagos will encourage collaborative thinking. We have freelancers with different skills at the FCDC, not just marketing, we have graphics designers, people in data, web development, and more!
Someone might meet a graphic designer who could complement their web development skills or a content writer who can enhance your marketing campaigns.
3. Inspiration and Motivation.
Freelancers often find themselves working in isolation, and this can sometimes lead to feelings of burnout or creative stagnation, especially at the end or start of the year. The FCDC meetups in Abuja and Lagos are an opportunity for freelancers to recharge, find inspiration, and draw motivation from fellow freelancers.
Being part of a community where others can relate to your struggles can provide a morale boost and the motivation to push through these hurdles.
Abuja Christmas Meetup – December 30, 2023.
Christmas is a season of togetherness and joy, and what better way to celebrate it than by meeting up with other FCDC members in Abuja? The Abuja Christmas meetup is scheduled for December 30, 2023, in Wuse 2 Abuja and details have been shared on our Slack and Newsletters.
Lagos New Year Meetup – January 6, 2024.
FCDC members have the opportunity to ring in the year with loads of networking, this time in Lagos, on January 6, 2024, and details have been shared on our Slack and Newsletters.
Here’s what you can expect at the FCDC Meetup.
1. Networking Opportunities
Connect with freelancers from various industries, share your experiences, and find potential collaborators who can help you take your freelance career to the next level.
2. Delicious Dining.
There’s an old adage that says, “Food brings people together.” The FCDC has decided to honor this adage, incorporating dining experiences into the meetups.
Sharing a meal is a time-honored way to bond and build connections. It offers a relaxed atmosphere where participants can talk freely, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships.
3. Fun and Festivities.
The Abuja Christmas Meetup will be filled with the spirit of the season, while the Lagos New Year Meetup will set the stage for a year of growth and success. Expect games, and activities that will make these events unforgettable!
These meetups offer the opportunity to dine together, fostering relationships that will go far beyond professional partnerships. So, if you’re an FCDC member, mark your calendars and join us in Abuja and Lagos for an unforgettable experience.
Passionate about content and diversity, Jadesola is a content writer. In her free time, with a cup of coffee in hand, she binges on reality shows.