When I was over in Paris for Le Web 3 ’07 last year, one of the friends I met the year before, [Stephanie](http://climbtothestars.org/), was in buoyant mood. She was telling everyone she could about her new venture, Going Far, and the series of events she’s hoping to run. The first of these is [Going Solo](http://going-solo.net/), a conference for freelancers and small business owners taking place in Switzerland on May 16th. The general thrust of the conference looks fascinating: everything from the hard business end of closing deals, through to meeting your social needs when you work alone. It’s the sort of niche micro-topic conference that the internet can really enable. [![Olivier & Stephanie](https://i1.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2008/02/2121042432_e2f7eda2dd-thumb-200x150.jpg?resize=200%2C150)](https://i2.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2008/02/2121042432_e2f7eda2dd.jpg)
And because I trust Stephanie and the plans she outlined sounded so cool, I’m giving the conference a free plug here. (Yup. I’m not getting paid a penny for the plug. I can hear members of our sales teams clutching at their hearts from here…)
I’m seriously considering going along. I’m not actually a freelancer or small business owner, but you never know what the future might bring…
You can find out all you need to know at the Going Solo site. Early bird discounts until this Sunday (£140), and then a reduced rate (£190) until the middle of March.