This month, hundreds of freelancers across the country met up for the first time to share stories, trade gigs, discuss issues, and make new connections. Here's how it went:

It was so great connecting with local freelancers at last night's #AfterHoursAH event! @Indiegrove @freelancersu #hoboken #jerseycity

— Bespoke Atelier (@bespokeapp) September 4, 2014

Fun time @OfficeNomads tonight talking about freelancing in Seattle #freelancersunionAH @freelancersu w/ lots of creatives!

— Dana Twight (@TwightFinancial) September 4, 2014

We had a really, really good time, too. So we’re doing it again!

Join us on October 1st for the second official Freelancers Union After Hours, a nation-wide, free monthly networking event for freelancers to chat, brainstorm, and discover what’s next.

After Hours will be hosted in the following cities. Start RSVPing:

  • Portland (RSVP here)
    • Hosted at Forge Portland
  • Austin (RSVP here)
    • Hosted at Center 61
  • Jersey City (RSVP here)
    • Hosted at Indiegrove
  • Los Angeles (RSVP here)
    • Hosted at Kleverdog Coworking
  • Minneapolis (RSVP here)
    • Hosted at CoCo
  • Seattle (RSVP here)
    • Hosted at Office Nomads
  • Washington, D.C. (RSVP here)
    • Hosted at Affinity Lab

October’s After Hours theme will be: “How can freelancers work together to find work?” We’ve seen time and again that the most established freelancers have a network of other freelancers they can tap into. How can we make this easier for everybody?

We want to see freelancers gathering at After Hours in cities across the country -- wherever freelancers are, which is everywhere. If your city isn’t on the list yet, it’s up to you to make it happen. Apply here if you’re interested in organizing an After Hours event in your town.

See you on October 1!