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Funding/attending conferences...

Hi All,

Yesterday we attended the Wikimania conference. A few days before going we secured a commissioning with a regular client. However, we funded the trip ourselves and won't make any money from this.

What is the best way to approach conference attendance(as a Freelancer)? Pitch before hand, pitch after? Can you ask a publisher to fund your expenses? This conference was just down the road to me, is it worth asking for funding for foreign conferences?

In general do you have tips, or a link to a relevant article?


  • I used to write the official newsletter for a conference, but I was appointed in advance and had all expenses covered in addition to payment. It was an area I had specialist knowledge which led to the appointment.
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