What's On - October 2021

This October, the UK expects to see ‘the great resign’ with up to a million people predicted to hand in their notices and look to move into another role. If you’re one of these people, what better time to attend some industry events to bolster your personal and professional self! Here, we have compiled the very best digital events across marketing, digital, creative and tech for October 2021:

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How to get the job ASAP

1st October – 6am

Organised by General Assembly

Join WorkWell's Founders + expert career coaches, Whitney + Lucy (partnered with General Assembly), for a session on breaking down your job search / managing your energy so that you can handle all of life's moving parts while still crushing your goals.

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She Takes Over: From amplification to action

5th October – 11am

Organised by CreativeBriefs

She Takes Over is back with a lively, action-focused discussion on broadening the lens to create the most compelling and diverse creative work. With a focus on driving diversity both within the creative work and amongst a broad range of talented diverse creatives who are still facing significant barriers in building their careers.

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How to Be Your Best Self

5th October – 12:30pm

Organised by Iconic Offices

This workshop is the reset you need to boost your mind, body and spirit. Bringing a new perspective to the idea of striving for our best through softness, respect and balance.

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How to resolve conflict in your Personal Life & Workplace

6th October – 11am

Organised by Iconic Offices

Both, in the workplace or in our personal lives, we are easily triggered by others, and sometimes the level of threat or social pain experienced can become overwhelming. When we disagree with a friend, or argue with our partner, or even feel some tension around us at work, there are opportunities for escalation and we usually have different types of response to conflict with freeze, fight or flight.

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How can you build a better business and be the change you want to see?

6th October – 1pm

Organised by AllBright

What is governance and why do you need it? What are the metrics that validate your purpose? Find answers to these questions – and more – with this information-packed event, diving into sustainability, transparency and accountability in business.

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Content Marketing for Creatives

6th October – 6pm

Organised by Center for Creative Entrepreneurship

Learn how to build a sustainable and manageable content marketing strategy and get your questions answered by industry experts.

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Maintaining a Healthy Headspace in Work: Strategies for the New Normal

7th October – 12pm

Organised by Iconic Offices

In the workshop we’ll explore and discuss methods to: increase wellbeing and optimism, reduce negative self-talk – and battle the inner critic, and support yourself & others during this period of change.

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A masterclass in inclusive creativity

7th October – 2pm

Organised by Creativebrief

We lift the lid on the courage, creativity and collaboration that brought this campaign to life. With powerful insight from Kiyan’s father, Dr Mark Prince OBE on the lasting legacy of the The Kiyan Prince Foundation, which was established in 2008 in memory of his son and how brands can help support that legacy at scale. 

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Non-Tech Roles in Tech: How to leverage your transferable skills

7th October – 6am

Organised by WorkWell

Join for a workshop on the cold hard facts about what it takes to break into tech and have you examine the skills you can leverage to make moves in 2021. They’ve coached 1000+ people into high paying tech jobs and know exactly what it takes to land both technical and non-technical roles at a company you are actually excited about!

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Digital Creative Network West

7th October – 4pm

Organised by Digital Creative Network

Following its successful launch in April, the DCN returns representing an exciting opportunity to convene large anchor organisations, startups and academia and accelerate innovation in West London.

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Bettering yourself so you can better your business with Sonya Barlow

12th October – 5:30pm

Organised by CreateJobs

This interactive workshop with Sonya Barlow will shine a light on the reality of work and spark conversations around wellbeing, what mental health actually means for entrepreneurs and founders, and how to better yourself so you can better your business.

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Strategic Influencer Marketing Webinar

13th October – 10am

Organised by UAL

This 2-hour webinar led by industry experts is an introductory guide to strategic influencer marketing for marketing professionals. You will learn about effective planning, creative strategies, building brand partnerships, and monitoring and measuring the success of influencer marketing campaigns.

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Digital Learning: Common Barriers, Creative Solutions

14th October – 9:30am

Organised by DL Net

One-day conference sharing the challenges and responses by cultural heritage organisations to deliver online learning in the pandemic.

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From Freelance to Studio Founder

15th October – 3pm

Organised by Wishu

A 1-hour webinar exploring: the benefits of ‘freelance to studio’, giving you a preparation plan to pursue, advice from freelancers who did it themselves & solutions to challenges you may face.

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The Career Accelerator Programme – Help take your career to the next level

15th October – 6pm

Organised by AllBright

Following a hugely successful first intake, we’re delighted to invite you to join us on our next live online programme, specifically designed to help you step up and supercharge your career. Over the course of 6 weeks, you will be guided by a dedicated AllBright Ambassador to help you take your career to the next level.

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Photography and Identity Webinar

19th October – 10am

Organised by UAL

Lead by multidisciplinary artist and photographer Sara Shamsavari, this webinar is an introduction to the work of the artists exploring and interrogating identity using the medium of photography today. This webinar will explore the history of the photographic portrait and encourage you to reflect critically on the work of the artists exploring and interrogating identity.

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Self-Made Series: Goal Planning

19th October – 1pm

Organised by Roundhouse

This workshop is for 11-30-year-old freelancers and entrepreneurs in the creative industries. Join us for this interactive goal planning session with Lara Sheldrake, entrepreneur and founder of Found & Flourish! Let your goals, share your wins and set yourself up for success!

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The Ultimate Guide to Passive Income

22nd October – 3pm

Organised by Wishu

Join our event to learn more on how you can find the right passive income streams for you, and how you can build them to find the best possible exit strategy for yourself.

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How Accessibility Can Boost Website Conversion Rates

26th October – 4pm

Organised by Cyber-Duck

Join for this exclusive eCommerce accessibility webinar on how providing an accessible eCommerce site can help your business succeed online and boost conversions. This webinar is brought to you in partnership with BigCommerce and includes talks from Cyber-Duck CSO Sylvain Reiter and Frontend Developer Connor Fox.

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Navigating uncertainty

28th October – 2pm

Organised by Creative Entrepreneurs

Thankfully, there are ways to tackle and embrace uncertainty as Sam Conniff will explain in this fascinating, one-hour Zoom Dive session. Through Sam’s insights from the Uncertainty Experts (an online interactive documentary), you’ll learn how to make your business not just survive, but thrive in uncertain times. This live, virtual event is a must for any creative business owner that wants to become more resilient, energised and creative when facing risks and the unknown.

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