The Future of Work: How the White-Collar Gig Economy is Transforming the Event Industry

This is the first in a series of articles about the event-industry workforce and the potential of outsourced skilled labor.
More event professionals are hanging out their shingles as freelancers, contract workers, consultants and fractional executives. Maybe they’ve always dreamed of “being their own boss” or having a more flexible schedule. The pandemic and recent spate of event tech layoffs were the proverbial last straws for some who feel their chances at stability and work-life balance are better if they go out on their own.