Having a location-independent job and traveling the world is the dream of many of us. No surprise that the digital nomad lifestyle is getting more and more popular. There are estimations that say that we are going to be one billion nomads by 2035. What a number! So it is definitely time for you to go out, learn and connect with like-minded people. A great way to do so is participating in specialized conferences or workshops. Check out the upcoming digital nomad events for 2018 and see if you can join any of them to network, gain knowledge and to get inspired.
If you are looking for digital nomad programs 2018, where you can travel the world for a couple of weeks or months with fellow remote workers, check out the linked post. You will find all the dates, destinations and prices!
20 January, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Price: Starts at 97 USD
Kick of the year with the 4th Digital Nomad Summit, one of the most popular digital nomad events out there. Hundreds of aspiring and seasoned location-independent professionals from around the world come together and enjoy a day jam-packed with knowledge and networking opportunities.
You will get to hear a number of inspiring quality talks about successful business models, travel tips, productivity hacks and money making methods.
29 January – 3 February 2018, online
The Work-At-Home Summit is an online event that brings together more than 40 highly successful and reputed work-from-home professionals, e.g. Michelle Gardner of Making Sense of Cents. Learn how to land your first client, how to get paid, how to handle taxes, how to become and expert in your field and much more.
In addition to the free ticket you will also get the Work-At-Home Truth Bombs eBook.
The Coworking Unconference
9-11 February, Penang, Malaysia
Price: starts at 240 USD
In 2018 The Coworking Unconference is dedicated to the theme of “Connections”. It refocuses on the quality and nature of connections, instead of “work” and “place”. It is going to celebrate the diversity of the coworking communities by connecting with like-minded industry leaders.
Workshops will help prospective spaces to learn more about things like finances, operations, events and community engagement. Be prepared to meet a great number of highly successful business insiders.
Remote Working Summit
7-8 March 2018, Dallas, USA
Price: start from 1,395 USA
The Remote Working Summit brings together more than 150 leaders from many different industries, like health care, finance, travel, media or education. Speakers of Fortune 1000 companies will share their challenges, strategies and successes with remote work.
Case studies, panel discussions and breakout sessions will deal with work at home best practices, innovations in remote work and insights of the future of work.
Remote Work Summit
31 May – 4 June 2018, San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
The focus of the Remote Work Summit is to tackle some of the biggest challenges of remote work, e.g. trust, leadership, collaboration, or team building. Participating remote leaders are exposed to useful resources and can establish a professional network.
In addition to that, this event provides the opportunity to have a significant impact on the local community. In this case: end malnutrition in rural Guatemala.
This is an invitation based event. Since the space is limited you should apply soon if interested.
Running Remote Conference 2018
23 -24 June 2018, Bali, Indonesia
Price: starts at 499 USD
The Running Remote Conference 2018 is perfect for everyone who is running a remote team or planning on starting one. You will get practical advice from founders, leaders and project managers about successfully building and managing distributed teams.
Learn actionable strategies and tactics that will help you grow your remote team and shape the future of work.
Digital Nomad Conference – DNX
8-10 September 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
Price: starts at 197 EUR
Definitely one of the biggest digital nomad events worldwide: the DNX Digital Nomad Conference. More than 800 like-minded nomads come together to listen to 10 top keynote speakers, participate in 20 workshops and masterminds and enjoy inspiring talks about the lifestyle.
Feel the energizing and very unique vibe during the weekend while network with fellow nomads and learn essential business know-how. This weekend will boost your motivation to the maximum! Definitely an event you won’t forget any time soon.
1-7 October 2018, Valencia, Spain
The SynerFest is originally a celebration of innovations, arts and science. International artists and thinkers come together for workshops, performances and presentations.
There will also be a SynerVillage, which is created for the digital nomad community. If you are just starting out, join the startup boot camp. If you are experienced but need a boost, join the accelerator boot camp. Co-work, co-live and co-learn together with fellow digital nomads.
Virtual Working Summit
5 days in October 2018, online
The Virtual Working Summit is one of the few digital nomad events where you don’t even have to leave your house to attend – it’s all online! During 5 days you will hear audio interviews with inspiring virtual leaders and you also get the chance to connect and interact with other participants.
This years’ theme is “Flexibility and Virtual Working”. The event welcomes everyone who works with clients remotely, teleworkers, or people who manage projects or teams across several countries.
7in7 Digital Nomad Conference
October 2018, Medellin, Colombia
This is one of 7 conferences in 7 years on 7 continents. It all started 2015 and today the 7in7 is already one of the most popular digital nomad events. The aim is to shape the future of location-independence and to create a truly location-independent life, anything from nomad dating to having kids on the road to building a remote team.
Every experienced digital nomad is invited to listen to influential speakers, such as CEOs or entrepreneurs, while they share their knowledge. Participate in workshops, breakouts, Q&A sessions, meetups, or even volunteer in local activities.
The Yonder Conference
October, San Diego, USA
The Yonder Conference is not a normal conference but more of a round table of founders, leaders, and CEOs of distributed companies and remote teams. They all come together to get on the same page and move industries in the right direction. Participants will get to know each other, learn and share.
This is an invitation based event and it is limited to 20-30 people.
Digital Marketing Skill Share
Dates and place are yet to be announced
This is not one of the typical digital nomad events. But the Digital Marketing Skill Share will nonetheless be very interesting to many nomads. Hundreds of industry leaders will come together to connect with like-minded professionals and to learn more about the digital marketing industry.
You can expect top speakers, workshops, networking and lots of activities, such as yoga and surfing.
If you are interesting in retreats or programs for digital nomads, check out he linked article with some of the most popular ones!
Digital Nomad Events: Get Ready!
As you can see, there is quite a bit going on in 2018. But which one to choose? After all, some of them are not exactly cheap and you want to invest your money well. Check out their websites and have a look around. Which topics are you most interested in and what vibe are you looking for? Maybe have a look at some YouTube videos, too, to get a better impression.
One thing is clear: These digital nomad events will surely have something to offer for all kinds of location-independent professionals and nomads. I will definitely join one or two myself. Would be great to catch up with many of you! :)
Do you know any other events, like conferences or workshops, in 2018 that would be great for digital nomads? Or are you organizing a major event and want me to list it in the article, too? Let me know in the comment section below!
Note: I will update this page whenever I come accross another great digital nomad event for the year. So bookmark it and check it regularly!