If you work remotely, travel the world, or want to live a location-independent life, the best thing you can do is to connect with like-minded people. Fortunately, there are many ways to do so, for instance, at conferences or workshops. Check out these epic digital nomad events for 2020 and see if you can join any of them to network, exchange experiences, and get inspired.
If you are looking for digital nomad programs and retreats 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!
17-21 January 2020, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Price: Starts at 297 USD
Kick-off the year with the 6th annual 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 four days jam-packed with knowledge and networking opportunities.
You will get to hear a number of inspiring quality talks about financial independence, selling a million-dollar business, online presence, product building and much more. On top of that, you can join workshops on how to generate tax-free income, how to write your own book or copywriting techniques that really sell.
The Coworking Unconference
5-7 March 2020, Bali, Indonesia
Price: starts at 195 USD
The Coworking Unconference is more than just a conference. It’s an experience. This is all about coworking, coliving, cogiving, and colearning. You will get the chance to explore all kinds of industry questions with top international experts.
Prepare yourself for inspirational speakers, community interactions, experiential workshops, and unique social events.
Remote Working Summit
10-11 March 2020, Dallas, USA
Price: start at 1,395 USA
The Remote Working Summit brings together more than 175+ 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.
Freedom X Fest
8-12 April 2020, Bali, Indonesia
Price: starts at 995 USD
The Freedom X Fest is an outdoor festival on the location-independent movement. It brings together some of the top leaders of this lifestyle – entrepreneurs and all kinds of creative thinkers.
Topics range from remote work, to digital nomadism, to global schooling, personal development, entrepreneurship, coworking, distributed companies and many more. And since it’s an outdoor festival, you also get to enjoy activities such as hiking, rockclimbing, volleyball, yoga, meditation, canyoning, and live music. Perfect for everyone who is looking for more than just a conference.
Running Remote Conference
20 -21 April 2020, Austin, USA
Price: starts at 599 USD
The Running Remote Conference 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 Konference #DNKonf
25-26 April 2020, Budapest, Hungary
The Digital Nomad Konference is the first large-scale event Digital Nomad Kit will be hosting. This digital nomad event is open to seasoned, new and aspiring location-independent enthusiasts. It is about how you can earn an income online, how to use your passport responsibly, and you can prepare to be part of the future of remote work.
Due to the ‘choose your own adventure’ aspect, this event might be like nothing you have experienced before.
Digital Nomad Summit
5-7 June 2020, Bali, Indonesia
Price: starts at 297 USD
Another fantastic event for digital nomads based in the nomad capital Bali: Digital Nomad Summit. Here you get to hear world class speakers and can socialize with like-minded people from around the world. You can participate in workshops, wander around the exhibitor hall with products and services for nomads, or listen to experts talks on topics such as dropshipping, Amazon FBA or digital marketing.
Of course, there will also be plenty of time to network and make new friends at various after parties.
Bansko Nomad Fest
29 June – 5 July 2020, Bansko, Bulgaria
Price: starts at 149 EUR (or FREE if you volunteer)
The Bansko Nomad Fest brings together more than 500 remote workers, freelancers and nomads to celebrate the location-independent lifestyle and the nomad mindset. Get ready to enjoy a mix of workshops, presentations, sports, mindfulness, and nature.
Since Bansko is definitely one of the most popular digital nomad cities out there, is makes perfectly sense to finally host a digital nomad event in this beautiful place.
Nomad Capitalist Live
16-19 September 2020, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Price: starts at 2,500 USD
The Nomad Capitalist Live is a four-day conference that is based on the concept “Go where you’re treated best”. You will learn about offshore tax strategies, second passports, fantastic investment ideas, overseas banking, and many more important topics on the Nomad Capitalist Lifestyle.
This is the perfect event for entrepreneurs, investors and aspiring global citizens who want to meet like-minded people, network, learn from 15+ expert speakers, or attend 35+ quality presentations.
19 September 2020, Kyiv, Ukraine
Price: starting at 119 EUR
The Freedom Business Summit aims to help attendances create a location-independent life by building an online business. Speakers include internationally successful entrepreneurs and founders, who will share their experiences to help you on your own way to a remote business.
Get the chance to listen to expert keynotes, network with hundreds of like-minded freedom lovers, and join an online community for remote entrepreneurs.
Virtual Working Summit
October 2020, 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 several days you will hear audio interviews with inspiring virtual leaders and you also get the chance to connect and interact with other participants.
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 2020, Cape Town, South Africa
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.
6-8 November 2020, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Price: 97 EUR
Nomad City is another fantastic yearly event that focuses on location-independent entrepreneurs, distributed companies and remote work in general. You will get to enjoy many amazing keynote talks of industry leaders and can attend workshops to learn more about remote work as a company or freelancer.
As if that is not enough, you also get access to amazing content until the next Nomad City event.
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 2020. 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 2020 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 across another great digital nomad event for the year. So bookmark it and check it regularly!