Top 5 Remote Work Conferences for 2018

Top 5 Remote Work Conferences for 2018

Remote work is already a trend and remote workers become prevalent in today’s business world. More and more people choose to work remotely for all the benefits the remote work provides. Organizations start embracing that trend too and allow employees to work from wherever they want.

“Ten years ago, remote employment basically meant a telemarketing or customer service position at below minimum wage. It rarely was connected with a full-time career. Nowadays, technology affords us the ability to get the same job done, no matter where in the world we are. [It has] enabled us to be in contact with co-workers or clients at any time.”  – Samantha Lambert, director of human resources at website design company Blue Fountain Media

Nowadays, because of the big interest in remote work, there are a lot of conferences that are a perfect way to meet new people and share experiences.

Check out the remote work conferences for 2018.

Running Remote

  • Date: June 23rd – 24th
  • Location: Bali, Indonesia
  • Price:  $999 USD

Running Remote Conference in Bali

The Running Remote Conference 2018 is a 2-day event for people who are running a remote team or are about to start one.

By attending this event you will learn advanced and actionable strategies to manage and grow your remote team. And, you’ll get practical advice from remote work experts: tech company founders; online collaboration thought leaders; and outsourcing business owners who build and manage remote teams.

At this summit you will learn how to:

  • understand remote teams and their way of work;
  • master the safest money strategies in 2018;
  • stimulate self-organization, planning, and motivation in a non-office scenario.

Visit their official website for more info.

 Rebel + Connect’s Remote Work Summit

  • Date: May 31 – June 4
  • Location: San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
  • Price:  $797 – $977 USD

Remote Work Summit, Guatemala

Remote Work Summit is a 4 days event organized for leaders that want to expand their worldview and focus on their own growth. This summit is a good way for entrepreneurs, people managers, and organizations who want to work remotely, to learn how to better lead their remote teams.

What’s fascinating about this summit is that 100% of the profits go back into the local community for fighting the systemic causes of chronic hunger and malnutrition in rural Guatemala.

The speakers are leaders, experts, and influencers that will talk about the challenges they faced and steps they took to build a remote team.

At this summit you will learn how to:

  • be an extraordinary leader for your team;
  • contribute to your company culture;
  • hire talents from anywhere in the world without limiting yourself.

If you’re interested, you can register here.

Future of Work Summit

  • Date: April 23 – 24
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Price: $1295

Future of Work Summit 2018

This summit is focused on the necessity of developing a pipeline of globally aware and empathetic professionals.

As they say, understanding the world with different perspectives is a fundamental element of leadership. So, they’re trying to teach leaders how to collaborate across organizational and cultural barriers and build commitment in groups with different perspectives and values.

At this summit you will learn how to:

  • develop your company culture in a global team;
  • manage employee engagement;
  • change habits in the workplace and build a better company culture;
  • create long-term relationships with valued employees.

Get your ticket on their website.

Virtual working summit

  • Date: October, 2018
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free

The virtual working summit 2018 will last five days in October.

This is the easiest way to develop your skills without traveling. You will be able to do all things you usually do and learn about remote work in the meantime.

They give one lecture daily and you can listen when it suits you. Also, the summit gives you the chance to interact with other participants online and share your experience.

At this summit you will learn how to:

  • keep your team interested and engaged even when they’re miles away;
  • develop trust in remote teams;
  • work effectively and efficiently with your team no matter their location.

Speakers for 2018 will be announced closer to the scheduled date. You can register on their official website to make sure you don’t miss it.

Surf Office Summit

  • Date: Autumn, 2018
  • Location: Not yet announced
  • Price: Not yet announced

Surf Office Summit

Surf Office is a European-based facilitator for remote working retreats for companies, founded in 2013. They have working spaces throughout Portugal and Spain.

“I couldn’t find a place where I could work, live and surf, and so established Surf Office as a place for freelancers and remote workers to bring these elements together. Since its establishment, Surf Office has changed its offering of focusing on a place for freelancers, remote workers, and entrepreneurs with a strong connection to surfing, to focus on facilitating and hosting company retreats, taking on companies of all sizes, and less of a commitment to surfing”. –  Peter Fabor, founder of Surf Office

Surf Office can help you create your next off­site team building experience. Whether it’s for the whole office or simply a meetup with your remote team, they have one purpose: to bring you and your employees closer together.

And, with a similar purpose, they’re organizing the Surf Office Summit.

This year’s summit is a half-day event about company culture, remote work, and hiring. The speakers are experts from progressive companies and they’ll share their experiences with you.

At this summit you will learn how to:

  • hire and keep the best talent;
  • manage remote teams;
  • boost your company culture;
  • increase employee productivity and engagement.

If you’re interested, you can request an invite here.


Remote working is not only the future of work, it’s slowly becoming the present. If your organization is working remotely or considering it, you could really benefit from what these summits have to offer. So, make your selection and pencil the date.

Martina Trajchevska