Digital nomad conferences and remote work conferences are gatherings of digital nomads, remote workers, and location-independent entrepreneurs. They can be virtual or in-person meetings or seminars to share ideas about issues important to digital nomads.
These conferences include various combinations of keynote speakers, workshops, Q&A sessions, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, job fairs, after-parties, recreational sports, and cultural tours.
In addition to professional development, digital nomad conferences are fantastic opportunities to travel and socialize with other digital nomads.
Why should you attend a digital nomad conference? (And what makes them inspiring?)
Digital nomad conferences are specifically designed to address the unique issues of this rapidly growing remote work and travel lifestyle. When you attend digital nomad conferences you get to meet other digital nomads just like you who share the same values and aspirations.
You’ll learn from leaders in remote work and digital nomads who have successfully navigated the challenges of working across borders while exploring the world. Conferences teach attendees new skills and introduce them to the latest tools and resources needed to stay on top of the trends in remote work.
Most in-person conferences also include after-parties and local tours since they recognize that personal connections and travel experiences are an important part of being a digital nomad.
Other inspiring reasons to attend digital nomad conferences include:
Part of the Business Revival Series, this is an opportunity to kickstart your company’s remote work or hybrid culture. Learn from industry-leading exhibitors and expert keynote and seminar speakers. Attend educational workshops on new technologies, management styles, and HR solutions for remote work. And of course, there will be plenty of networking opportunities.
Event only (early bird): $1,015 or €895 Lodging is an additional cost and depends on occupancy (single, double, etc)
The event is designed for online entrepreneurs, business owners, freelancers, remote workers, creatives, digital nomads, or anyone who needs a change or is starting up their location-independent career. You will have the option to join interactive workshops, networking opportunities, fitness and wellness sessions, cenote diving and jungle hikes, and parties.
Early bird: $599 (Until December 22. Discounts if multiple passes are purchased.) Regular price: $999
Running Remote showcases remote work experts from innovative small and midsize businesses on live, virtual, and hybrid stages. This conference is primarily for remote-first business founders & hybrid-team leaders to learn about strategies and make connections that will help them build and lead remote teams.
Previously scheduled for May 11-12, 2022 but postponed until 2023
TBA (Live and Virtual options)
A combination trade show and virtual event to serve the fast-growing digital nomad and remote work industries. You will have the opportunities to learn from and make connections with top-ranked recruiters, fellow nomads, and experts. Exhibitors will include app creators, technology providers, healthcare providers, and other service providers relevant to the digital nomad lifestyle.
Creators: $399 Travel industry professionals: $799
The premier event for travel’s top marketing talent. Creative entrepreneurs, influencers, and travel industry professionals come together to discuss future innovations, build dynamic collaborations, and change travel worldwide, all while supporting and empowering a diverse community. This will be the 10th Women in Travel Summit. The conference fee includes sessions and keynotes, networking events, parties, tours, all meals, and coffee breaks.
See website ticket info. Price varies depending upon the number of conference days, masterclasses, and workshops you plan to attend. Virtual: FREE or donation
A digital nomad industry event with keynote speakers, panels, workshops, networking dinners, and activities like kayaking and a sunset cruise. The conference is mainly for representatives of destinations looking to attract digital nomads, companies looking to promote digital nomad and remote work culture, and digital nomad service providers.
TENERIFE DIGITAL NOMAD FEST
Tenerife Digital Nomad Fest (a.k.a. TEDNOMAD)
TBA (Likely June 2023)
Includes talks given by professionals or business leaders in the technology sector, remote work, specialists in critical thinking, and experts from various fields related to digital culture. There is a networking and meetup area as well as concerts and other entertainment activities.
A celebration of the location-independent lifestyle and digital nomad mindset. For one week hundreds of nomads, remote workers, and freelancers will take over a beautiful village in Bulgaria for an amazing mix of presentations, workshops, sports, mindfulness, and nature.
ZAGREB DIGITAL NOMAD WEEK
Zagreb Digital Nomad Week
TBA (Likely June 2023)
Sponsored by the Zagreb Tourist Board, this award-winning event for digital nomads in Croatia highlights 7 themes over 7 days in 7 locations around Zagreb.
Described as the “entrepreneurs congress for perpetual travel,” this conference features talks, panels, and workshops set in the Schloss Zeit castle. You can stay in castle rooms or go glamping on the grounds.
Postponed in 2022 but will return in 2023 (Dates TBA). You can sign up for email notifications when details are announced.
This event is advertised as “the World’s Most Fun Conference.” Camp Indie is designed as a summer camp-style retreat in the Connecticut Berkshire Mountains to learn the skills and connections needed to grow a location-independent business. The price is all-inclusive of accommodations, food, alcohol, workshops, and all sorts of outdoor activities like paddleboarding, canoeing, ropes course, zip-lining, and waterskiing. The conference is capped at 200 people to maintain an intimate and fun setting.
7in7 has a mission to hold 7 digital nomad conferences on 7 continents in 7 years. This will be the conference’s 6th year and 6th continent. The conference is largely women-led and 75% of the past attendees have been women. Attendance is limited to 100 people and is limited to those who have over a year of nomad experience. They limit the total to 100 attendees to allow people to better connect with speakers, founders, panelists, and fellow attendees. There are workshops, breakout sessions, panels, lunches, and parties. Topics include starting a podcast, applying for a digital nomad visa, creating revenue streams, self-defense for the traveler, remote work policies and benefits, traveling with kids, and the impact of the digital nomad lifestyle on climate change. Make sure to check out the Antarctica trip planned for the final year!
The goal of the conference is to provide practical information about location-independent work. Among the keynote speakers in 2022 was Gonçalo Hall, CEO at NomadX and pioneer of digital nomad villages in Portugal and Brazil.
Canary Islands, Spain
TBA (likely November 2023)
In November 2022 there were 74 speakers, 35 panels, and talks at 3 hotel locations. The event is advertised as Europe’s largest remote work conference where attendees can learn about remote work, learn from remote work experts, and network with an international community of business leaders. Gran Canaria also has a digital nomad village you can check out while there.