Champagnes popped and fireworks graced the midnight skies once again as the world welcomed another year. Full of promise, this is a new chance for us to be better and brighter personally and professionally. For location-independent workers, one way to advance is to join curated events that aim to propel the business through upskilling, networking, and self-improvement. Beginners and experts alike would surely benefit from meetings, conferences, workshops, and other fun activities. In this article, I have gathered notable events geared towards the furtherance of digital nomads and remote workers this 2022.
On May 11 and 12, Digital Nomads World will hold its face-to-face and virtual conference not only for digital nomads and remote workers but also for Talent Managers and recruiters. The 2-day event provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from industry professionals on different levels, from students to CEOs. While the face-to-face venue will be at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, the virtual channel also allows joiners to enjoy the benefits of connecting with like-minded individuals. Registration for all participants including exhibitors and sponsors will start on January 17.
Giving the word “unsettled” a positive tone, Unsettled is a company founded in 2014 by Jonathan Kalan and Michael Youngblood that started from organizing simple group events like friendly dinners and sailing trips. Now it holds regular retreats especially designed for digital nomads and remote workers. Highlighting the importance of growing through experience, Unsettled recognizes that living, working, and traveling are co-existing and are all equally important.
Located in a popular coworking city, the 1-month long retreat in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia is available from June 4 to July 22, July 3 to 31, August 5 to September 2, September 3 to October 1, and October 2 to 30. The package, which costs $2,750, includes accommodation in a Balinese villa, transportation, use of a coworking space, and a full-packed calendar of activities involving the coworking community.
Ranked #56 on Nomadlist.com, Bulgarian village Bansko is gaining popularity as an up-and-coming digital nomad hub with its low cost of living and natural attractions. With temperatures that go down to negative, the town gets busy during winter and sleeps during summer. Mountain hiking and skiing are the ideal activities to do in Bansko.
Coworking Bansko, the largest community for digital nomads and remote workers in Bansko, is co-organizing the Nomad Fest to be held from June 26 to July 3, 2022. Combining work and play, the event offers workshops, conferences, and various networking opportunities with sports like yoga, hiking, and biking. Promoting coworking in Bansko, this event is perfect for nomads finding a new base or fresh connections in the quiet Bulgarian town.
Author and anthropologist Veronica Kirin believes in building empires and this is the core of her 5-day retreat program in the seaside city of Split, Croatia. To be held at the Jupiter Heritage Luxury Hotel in the center of Emperor Diocletian’s palace from May 23 to 27, the Empire Retreat is for small business owners who want to adopt Kirin’s business scaling strategy. The immersive program will include excursions, workshops, and intensive coaching that will equip the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge in building their own empires.
Tagged as the World’s Largest Remote Work Conference, Running Remote is now in its 5th year of holding workshops and conferences that cater to remote management and hybrid businesses. It will be held from May 17 to 18 at the New City Gas in Montreal, Canada with hybrid sessions that can accommodate up to 1000+ participants from all over the world.
Founded by Dan Martell and David Barett, Running Remote 2022 is the product of past conference successes that began in 2018. Early Bird rates are currently available with the Standard Pass valued at $499 from $999 and the Premium Pass at $699 from $1,400. The premium option has added features such as recorded sessions, daily lunch, and a Pre-event Networking Meet-up.
Filter Off, a mobile app that aims to connect humans, will have a series of speed dating events for digital nomad singles beginning January 10 at 10:00 AM PST. This gives a chance for nomads to find friendly, romantic, and even professional connections through the app. Event tickets are available on Eventbrite.com.
Exclusive to members of the National Library Board Singapore, this Zoom event is happening on January 12 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PST. Trainer Roy Ong will share skills and techniques on how to effectively manage time in a hybrid work setup. Details on how to get a username can be found on Eventbrite.com.
Jen Ruiz, a lawyer turned blogger and author, is holding a 1-hour online session on January 23 from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM PST about everything remote work. Topics include work and travel details such as digital nomad visas and restrictions, communities, opportunities, and many more. The ticket is free for Wanderful members and $10 for non-members.
With the growing opportunities that remote work is offering, this online webinar is timely and suitable for beginners who want to explore a new career. Hosted by expert speakers from Applied, the event will take place on January 26 from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM PST. Tools for a successful career in remote work will be shared as part of the webinar.
Moores Rowland Tax Consultants is organizing a free Facebook Live event that talks about digital nomad tax issues and solutions. Hosted by Derren Joseph, it is a one-stop source for income tax matters and lifestyle restructuring. The general live session will happen on February 24 from 8:00 to 9:00 PM PST. while a separate session specifically for nomads in Bali is scheduled for April 20 at 6:00 PM PST.
As of writing, there are several major conferences that were canceled last year and slated to resume this year but the pandemic is leaving organizers to wait and see. For now, start the new year right with a new you. Take advantage of the hybrid and online events listed above for a thriving career as a digital nomad.
Written By: Frances De Guzman