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One-Day Workshop for Freelancers
A creative, supportive, information-packed day
to plot your next career moves
November 3, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
In person in Los Angeles
With VIP Guest Speakers
This one’s a quickie one-day affair packed with brilliant speakers and oodles of insights on finding your next level as a freelancer.
Afar Media, Executive Editor
Features Editor, WIRED
(formerly, New York Times Magazine; NewYorker.com)
Wall Street Journal Sunday Magazine
Former editor @ Details
Writer, Bon Vivant, Podcaster
Former Host of NPR’s Dinner Party Download
Note: Some speakers appear via livestream
In addition to hearing from our talented A-list speakers, you'll also have a chance to test out, fine-tune and pitch your ideas. In the spaces between sessions, we'll talk about projects you're neglecting and what needs to be back-burnered so you can carry out the real work you need to do.
My wife, Ruth, is a professional pastry chef and chocolatier. She makes lunches, snacks and desserts on these weekends that are every bit as memorable as the tips and techniques you'll pick up; which is to say, they are unforgettable.
These are really beautiful weekends with people you'll likely have in your circle for years to come. Join us. Here's how:
In person at Upod HQ:
12820 Bonaparte Avenue, LA, CA 90066
About Your instructor: David Hochman
Bring a friend and EACH pay $250
Speakers subject to change, CANCELLATION, etc.
To enroll, send payment
via paypal or venmo (David-Hochman-1)
Upod Academy's workshops and webinars give you the support and direction to make beautiful things happen in your freelance life.
Selected Past Workshops
21-Day Freelancer Accountability Challenge - Live webinar
Daylong Branded Content Workshop - Playa Vista, California
"Meet the editors" Weekend Workshop in Los Angeles.
Boston summer workshop at Brandeis University with writers from New York Magazine, Conde Nast and more.
Weekend writing and nature retreat in Los Angeles.
"So You Wanna Be a Ghostwriter?" workshop in Los Angeles.
Pitch clinic webinar with editors from Marie Claire, Vice, Oprah and more.
"Breakthrough to the A-list" workshop with editors from The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and more.
Online writing for superstars with BuzzFeed features director Steve Kandell, GOOD's Josh Neuman, TakePart's Paul Tullis and New York Times Motherlode editor K.J. Dell'Antonia.
Boston summer workshop at Brandeis University with Malcolm Gladwell, David Grann and Steve Almond.
Weekend pitch clinic in Los Angeles with New Yorker features editor Daniel Zalewski.
The "Total Freelancer" workshop with author Gretchen Rubin, Brainpickings' Maria Popova and journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld.
"Your Best Writing Year Ever" with author A.J. Jacobs, Esquire's Tom Junod and Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times Magazine.
"Upod Office Hours" - an open door afternoon for questions about freelancing and pitching.
PodNights: A weekly series of evening Q&As with editors from Los Angeles Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and more.
Pitch the Editors Weekend with editors from Playboy, Wired, Dwell and more.
"Your Freelance Sweet Spot" with editors from Los Angeles Magazine, NPR, and Medium.com.
Weekend workshops with editors from InStyle, Sunset and Modern Luxury.