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Program 2024

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bar 83, Sydney Tower

Cocktail party

Join us for drinks and canapes at Sydney's highest bar - Bar 83 at the iconic Sydney Tower.

8:15 am - 9:00 am Maritime Museum, Tasman Gallery Room

Registration

Please mark your name off, grab your lanyard and help yourself to a coffee or tea.

9:00 am - 9:30 am Theatre

Official welcome

Welcome to The Content Byte Summit Day 1. We'll be starting with an official Welcome to Country, followed by an overview of the day, who you'll be hearing from, and what to expect in regards to breaks and meals

Rachel Smith
Lynne Testoni
9:30 am - 10:30 am Theatre

KEYNOTE

Price for life. Or rather, charge the smart, sustainable, strategic prices that bankroll the lifestyle you want

Austin L Church
10:30 am - 10:50 am Tasman Gallery Room, Maritime Museum

Morning tea

Grab a cuppa and something to eat before our next sessions.

10:50 am - 11:50 am Theatre

PANEL

Interviewing and the art of storytelling

Sophie Knox
Shannon Molloy
Susan Horsburgh
Kim Kerton Kim Kerton
11:50 am - 12:25 pm Theatre

SPEAKER

Upskilling, courses and micro-credentials

Lindy Alexander
12:25 pm - 1:00 pm Theatre

PANEL

Pricing, project rates and being paid what you are worth

Brook McCarthy
Austin L Church
Lynne Testoni
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tasman Gallery Room

Lunch break

Enjoy sandwiches, salads and fruit from the award-winning Sydney Caterers Group.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Theatre

PANEL

How to find corporate and B2B content work

Michelle Bateman
Dan Kaufman
Carrie Hutchinson
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Theatre

SPEAKER

Email marketing for clients

Kirsty Fanton
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tasman Gallery Room

Afternoon Tea

Grab a drink and a snack while we take a quick break before the final session of the day.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Theatre

SPEAKER

The Website Glow-Up: Real-time edits to real freelancer websites

Susan Reoch
8:15 am - 9:00 am Maritime Museum, Tasman Gallery Room

Registration

Registration and settling in - perhaps with a coffee or tea from the coffee station before we go into the theatrette.

9:00 am - 9:30 am Theatre

Welcome to day 2

Overview of the second and final day of the Summit, including the sessions to look forward to and what you can expect in terms of breaks and meals.

Rachel Smith
Lynne Testoni
9:30 am - 10:30 am Theatre

KEYNOTE

Bernadette Schwerdt
10:30 am - 10:50 am Tasman Gallery Room

Morning Tea

Grab a cuppa and something to eat before our next sessions.

10:50 am - 11:50 am Theatre

PANEL

MEET THE EDITORS | How to nail the pitch

Katrina Strickland
Farah Celjo
Theresa Miller
11:50 am - 12:50 pm Theatre

SPEAKER

How to write a kick-ass landing page

Ash Chow
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Tasmin Gallery Room

LUNCH

Our working lunch is catered by the award-winning Sydney Restaurant Group and includes sandwiches, salads and a fruit platter. After lunch, stretch your legs outside the museum by the harbour, if you like.

1:50 pm - 2:40 pm Theatre

PANEL

The freelance systems and processes you need in place for success

Jasmine Parasram
Grant McCall
Monica Davidson
Steven Lewis
2:40 pm - 3:30 pm Theatre

SPEAKER

Essential tips and tricks for marketing your freelance business

Brook McCarthy
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tasman Gallery Room

Afternoon Tea

Grab a cuppa and something to eat before our final session of the day

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Theatre

PANEL

Growing beyond solo: What's involved and what models should you consider?

Brooke Hill
Sara Howard
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Theatre

Wrap-Up

Open mic session sharing learnings over the last 2 days