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14 Digital Nomad Programs You Must Attend in 2020

by | Last updated May 19, 2020

When you have a location-independent online job you can literally work from anywhere in the world as long as you have a reliable internet connection. Many people make the most of that benefit and travel around the world, exploring far away places. In case you don’t want to go alone and have no one to come with you (not many can take a couple of weeks or even months off of work to travel the world), you could also join an organized “tour”. These digital nomad programs and retreats take you around the globe and allow you to do your online job at the same time.

Check out this article if you want to find great conferences and workshops for digital nomads in 2020.

Digital Nomad Programs 2020

There are quite a few of those programs out there today. Check out this overview of some of the best ones for 2020. In case you don’t see any dates yet, please check again later as I will update the post regularly.

Coworkation

Where: Fraser Island, Australia

When: May 13 – 17, 2020

Price: tbd

Coworkation is a company that organizes coworking retreats designed to inspire and motivate location-independent professionals. The short-term programs are packed with masterminds, workshops, think tanks, creativity sessions, skills shares and much more. Meet other passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs, freelancers, changemakers and digital nomads to broaden your creativity, make meaningful connections and grow on a professional and personal level.

CoworkParadise

Where: Bali

When: 3 weeks starting February 25 or May 8, 2020

Price: 4,995 EUR

If you are an entrepreneur who can work remotely, make more than 250K in revenue and want to grow your business even further, CoworkParadise is the perfect place for you. You enjoy 3 weeks with 10 other highly successful professionals in a breathtaking luxurious villa. Your accommodation, dinner, and breakfast are included, so are 1-on-1 coaching sessions, workshops, 24/7 coworking space access, and much more.

Hackers Paradise

Where: worldwide, e.g. Medellin, Montevideo, Lisbon, Athens, Palermo, Kenya, etc.

When: January – December 2020

Price: start at 1,550 USD for 2 weeks

Hackers Paradise is a well established digital nomad program that takes place in 2 locations at all times throughout the year all over the world. So plenty of opportunities to join. There are optional start dates every two weeks throughout the trips. That means you can join the group for two-week intervals up to the full length of the trip, or chain together multiple trips in a row. What’s included? Networking events with locals, workshops, coworking spaces, weekly lunches, and so much more. You can also book the program only and find your own accommodation to make it cheaper.

Impact Nomads

Where: Kenya

When: tbd

Price: starts at 1,700 USD for 2 weeks

Impact Nomads is a fairly new digital nomad program, that doesn’t only allow you to do your remote work in beautiful Kenya. On top of that it also gives you the opportunity to share your skills and experiences with local organizations that make a positive impact. A great combination of remote working, exploring, networking, personal growth, and working on an impact project.

Nomad Cruise

Where: tbd

When: tbd

Price: tbd

Nomad Cruise is another very popular digital nomad program. It brings over 150 remote working professionals together on a cruise ship for a trip across the sea. This trip doesn’t only cover accommodation and all meals but also all drinks. You can participate in various leisure, entertainment, and sport activities and make meaningful connections with fellow nomads. Join organized talks, meet-ups, workshops and masterminds to learn, share, create and connect, while being unplugged during the program.

Nomad Train

Where: Russia/ Mongolia

When: 18 May – 2 June 2020, 8 – 23 September 2020 or choose your own dates

Price: starts at 1,270 EUR

Looking for a different kind of digital nomad program? Nomad Train might be the perfect choice for you. Go on an epic trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway and connect with a group of like-minded nomads on a train. This adventure includes the train tickets, food on the train, accommodation in the stopover cities and breakfast, co-working in the stopover cities and a SIM-card with 35GB data. Definitely a unique and surely once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Project Gateway

Where: Bali

When: 15 March – 4 April 2020

Price: starts at 2,975 USD for 1 month

Project Gateway is another popular digital nomad retreat that sends entrepreneurs or entire teams to Bali in order for them to gain perspective and create distance to help their business and be more productive. Hand-selected participants live together in a beautiful location to attend mastermind sessions and insightful business talks. Things like, coworking space, breakfast and lunch, community and sport events, or adventure activities are included.

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Refuga

Where: Italy & Kilimanjaro

When: tbd

Price: 1,100 USD

Refuga is a digital nomad program where amazing and proactive people go on incredible adventures in breathtaking places. These experiences are usually around 10 days and will take you out of your comfort zone and make you change your mindest and perspective. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or run a big company, if you like to travel, want to meet like-minded people and are ready for a whole new experience, this is a program for you.

Remote Explorers

Where: India

When: tbd

Price: starts at 1,495 USD

Interested in India? If so, Remote Explorers is the perfect digital nomad program for you. It takes all kinds of location-independent professionals to India, where they can be productive in their remote job and explore the fascinating local culture. The program fee includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, a dedicated workspace, and various social and professional events, like masterminds and skill shares.

Digital Nomad Program Screenshot Remote Explorers

Remote Year

Where: worldwide, e.g. Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe & Africa, etc.

When: January – December 2020

Price: starts at around 11,500 USD for 4 months

Remote Year is definitely one of the most popular digital nomad programs. You travel in groups around the world, every month a new country, and work in your remote job the same time. Decide if you want to join a program takes takes 4, 6 or 12 months. The team takes care of your accommodation and workspace, so you can focus on your job and participate in many interesting, fun, and useful community events. They also help you to convince your employer to let you go on this trip of your lifetime. If that’s no massive help then I don’t know what is.

Check out their Remote Year products now.

Unsettled

Where: worldwide, e.g. Bali, Lima, Cape Town, Tuscany, etc.

When: January – December 2020

Price: starts at 1,600 USD per week

Unsettled brings groups of about 15-30 people to various destinations around the world for one week, two weeks or one month. It aims to give you time, space and (un)structure to take a break from your normal daily routine and new inspirations. You get to enjoy accommodation, coworking space access, workshops, and various local events. Participants are usually highly ambitious young professionals, such as artists, designers, entrepreneurs, or CEOs.

WiFly Nomads

Where: Bali, Indonesia

When: tbd

Price: tbd

WiFly Nomads is a 5-day training program that teaches you how to launch an online business, land a remote job or start with your freelancing career. You get the support, knowledge and tools through workshops and coaching sessions so you can confidently start your digital nomad lifestyle. If you want to break free from the 9 to 5 and want to create a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle, this is the place to be. After the program in Bali you can also join virtual sessions for accountability, mentoring and coaching.

Work Wanderers

Where: worldwide, e.g. Cape Town, Tbilisi, Bansko, Koh Phangan, etc.

When: April – December 2020

Price: starts at 2,200 USD for 1 month

Work Wanderers organizes coworking and coliving retreats for freelancers, remote workers and entrepreneurs around the world. You can join their programs for one or two months, meet like-minded people and travel together. Included in their digital nomad programs are accommodation, masterclasses, skillshares, excursions, events, and even volunteering opportunities. You will also have plenty of time and opportunity to work remotely on your own project.

Work Wanderers Cape Town Retreat

Join our Cape Town Retreat in Oct/Nov for 2 weeks to 2 months. Open to all remote workers, digital nomads & entrepreneurs! This co-living & co-working retreat will allow you to meet like-minded individuals from all over the world & explore this beautiful African city. We provide accommodation, co-working space access, masterclasses & skillshares, group excursions, airport pickup, Local SIM & welcome dinner. Apply to join today! 10% Early Bird discount available until 30 June. Limited spaces available – don't miss out!

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Venture with Impact

Where: Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, Portugal

When: March – November 2020

Price: start at 740 USD

Venture with Impact is a social enterprise that organizes accommodation, cultural events and pro-bono placements in local organizations for a 4-week program or a themed one-week retreat. That means you can do your remote job and have a positive social impact at the same time. The kind of work you get to do in these charity placements depend on your skills, interest and available schedule. In case you are not a remote worker, yet, the team provides you plenty of information how you can convince your boss to do your work remotely during the program and is even happy to talk to him or her personally.

If you want to find out more about Venture with Impact, check out their website and the interview I had with founder and CEO Ann Davis.

Working Remotely and Volunteer - Ann Davis, Venture With Impact, Digital Nomad

Bring Your Digital Nomad Career To The Next Level

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities throughout 2020 to meet and connect with other location-independent professionals. There are many different locations, dates and price ranges to choose from. I know that some of them might appear pricey, especially if you are at the beginning of your digital nomad career. But if you can somehow afford it, I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Certain digital nomad programs and retreats might take you out of your comfort zone. However, they will most definitely teach you plenty of new skills, give you a new perspective, broaden your mindset, and thus, bring your career to a new level. You will meet many like-minded remote workers and make connections that can impact your personal and professional life and change it for the better.

About the Author

Denise Mai

Denise Mai

Founder of Digital Nomad Soul

Hi, I’m Denise – a travel addict and remote work enthusiast. I have been traveling the world since 2008 and explored, worked, and lived in more than 80 countries. To me, there is nothing better than the freedom and flexibility that comes with a location-independent lifestyle.

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  1. Thanks for your comment, Chris! Yes, there are indeed quite a few programs and retreats out there today.

  2. There’s definitely more out there than I thought! Not sure I could *afford* most of these, but to each their own.

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