Scenes From Sydney: Collaboration

By Jaclyn Carlson When it comes to building your business, your career, your blog, or simply boosting your network of contacts – I’m a big believer in the power of collaboration.

By embracing partnerships and teaming up with others we are able to improve, transform and implement ideas that may otherwise have gone unrealized. Personally, I have loved the experience of collaborating with someone else in order to achieve a project or grow an idea beyond what I could have done with it on my own. The first step towards any collaboration is putting yourself out there and connecting with others. Summer in Sydney is the best time to start as the city is bursting with events and workshops that will educate, inspire and ultimately connect you with other like-minded individuals.

Here are a few local groups that I encourage you to check out and that routinely host events for creative types…

  • ABCD Meet-Up - A blogger meet-up that is both casual and fun
  • Social Media Women – a monthly networking series with well-known speakers
  • Creative Mornings Sydney – a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types
  • ISCD (International School of Colour & Design) – workshops & events available to students and the public

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Jaclyn Carlson is the author behind the Sydney-based blog, Little Paper Trees. When not documenting her expat adventures, she can be found working for one of Australia’s top design & homewares trade shows. Passionate and prone to wasting hours on Pinterest, she has years of experience in marketing, advertising and PR and aims to put Sydney’s creative women in the spotlight with her monthly column.