When you work online, it’s so important to keep your finger on the pulse. Digital nomads and entrepreneurs need to stay up to date with the latest trends, and make sure that they keep their ideas fresh. One of the best ways to do that is by taking part in digital nomad events.
Not only are these a great way to keep up with trends, but it’s the perfect place to meet like-minded people and to start networking. It’s also the perfect place to spark new ideas or find someone to collaborate with!
They can even be a good place to learn more about the world of freelancing, and many will help you out with Q&A sessions on taxes and budgeting and the like. These are some of the most sought-after freelancer and digital nomad events around the world, so let’s take a look so you can decide which one to visit first!
- Thriving Nomads – March 7th-8th (Gran Canaria, Spain)
- Remote Working Expo – March 9th-10th (London, UK)
- Nomad Jungle Fest – April 4th-10th (Chemuyil, Tulum Area, Mexico)
- Digital Nomads World Conference May 11th-12th (Washington, D.C. USA)
- Women in Travel Summit – May 13th-15th (Kansas City, USA)
- Running Remote – May 17th-18th (Montreal, Canada)
- Digital Nomad Festival (Edremit, Turkey) – POSTPONED TO 2023
- Bansko Nomad Fest – June 26th-July 3rd (Bansco, Bulgaria)
- 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference – September 7th-13th (Montreal, Canada)
- Nomad Island Fest (by Nomad Escape) – 24th – 30th November, 2022 (Madeira, Portugal)
Thriving Nomads – March 7th-8th (Gran Canaria, Spain)
Nestled in beautiful Gran Canaria is this year’s Thriving Nomads Conference held from the 7th-8th of March.
An impactful two day event filled with 8 workshops to improve or learn new skills, 13 keynote speakers to spark passion and inspiration, and mastermind activities to help those who attend to get that breakthrough needed for their businesses.
Also included this year will be another edition of the ISLA REMOTA. Organized by Talleres Palermo, a community initiative giving the chance to local NGOs to pitch exactly what they need to the attendees to see if there is a business match within the audience.
|Event||Thriving Nomads Conference|
|Dates||March 7th – 8th, 2022|
|Location||Gran Canaria, Spain & Virtual|
|Tickets||Virtual – Free|
In-person participation – 125 EUR
Conference + Workation – from 480 EUR
Remote Working Expo – March 9th-10th (London, UK)
As part of the Business Revival Series in London, the Remote Working Expo will be specifically focussing on the future of remote work.
While many companies adopted remote work in the face of the pandemic, there is evidence to suggest it’s here to stay, which is pretty good news for digital nomads and traveling freelancers! At the Remote Working Expo you can learn more about how to implement technologies and strategies for hybrid work, alongside improving productivity and performance.
If you’re interested, during the two-day event, the other events in the series include a Business Revival Conference and a Corporate Wellbeing Expo. Across the three events you’ll see speeches and workshops given by the likes of marketing leads and mental health experts. And the event even has various high-profile sponsors such as Google and TikTok.
If you’re setting up a company within the remote era, or if you’re worried about the future of remote work, this event should shed some light on the situation!
|Event||Remote Working Expo|
|Dates||March 9th – 10th, 2022|
|Location||ExCel London, London, UK|
Nomad Jungle Fest – April 4th-10th (Chemuyil, Tulum Area, Mexico)
A week-long escape to the jungle to network, develop, connect and grow with the Nomad Jungle Fest. Find yourself immersed in the jungle on April 4th-10th in Chemuyil, in the Tulum Area of Mexico.
This is the location of The Nomad Jungle Fest, a friendly and completely informal way for local independent and professional teams to connect with like minded people. Boost your personal development and brainstorm with others in the same boat as you, share skills with individuals from all around the world and open the many different doors of possibilities. Join in with mastermind explosions, unplug and unwind events, motivational talks and interactive workshops during this 7 day experience.
|Event||Nomad Jungle Fest (by Nomad Escape)|
|Dates||April 4th-10th, 2022|
|Location||Chemuyil, Tulum Area, Mexico|
|Tickets||Event Only – 895 EUR/1015 USD|
Triple Shared room – 1899 EUR/2099 USD
Twin Shared room – 2449 EUR/2799 USD
Digital Nomads World Conference May 11th-12th (Washington, D.C. USA)
In their new event for 2022, Digital Nomad’s World will be hosting a hybrid conference, with both face-to-face and virtual events throughout.
The two-day program will be led by expert speakers in Washington and online, and will span over different areas of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In the Exhibit Hall there will be booths where you can meet with recruiters, promoters, consultants and other members of the field, whereas the show floor will be open to networking areas, and of keynote sessions will be held at different times and places throughout the Center.
Digital Nomad’s World hopes to offer a space to network with other freelancers, make connections with top ranked recruiters and city officials, and learn about the field from fellow nomads and experts. As for the speakers and exhibits, there will be experts from a wide range of backgrounds, including health care providers, app creators and even technology providers.
This event is perfect for those looking for an event in-person in the US or want to participate online!
|Event||Digital Nomads World Conference|
|Dates||May 11th-12th, 2022|
|Location||Washington, D.C. USA|
|Tickets||Registration opens on March 14th|
Women in Travel Summit – May 13th-15th (Kansas City, USA)
Applauded by Forbes as one of “the most inspiring conferences to put on your calendar”, the Women in Travel Summit (or WITS, for short) is a leading event for travel’s top marketing talent. Entrepreneurs, influencers, and leaders in freelancing come together to change travel worldwide – all the while empowering women.
WITS began in 2014, and although their most recent events have been held online, they plan to return to in-person events from next year. In 2022 they have one event in May and one in October. Their online event in 2021 featured discussions on how to monetise with affiliate marketing, how to get your stories published in travel magazines, and a whole host of other insightful sessions held by industry experts.
If you’re interested but not sure whether it’s worth the somewhat hefty price tag, you can get a taste of what the summit is like by watching their recorded sessions from April 2021 by singing up for free. Many publications and reviewers have praised the summit, but this way you can find out for yourself first!
|Event||Women in Travel Summit|
|Dates||May 13th-15th, 2022|
|Location||Kansas City, USA + Virtual|
|Tickets||Live Stream + Virtual Networking – $199.00+$13.75 Fee|
Creator – $399.00+$25.92 Fee
Industry – $699.00+$44.19 Fee
Running Remote – May 17th-18th (Montreal, Canada)
Another nomad event doing well in the remote work situation is Running Remote, though these guys have been around far before the pandemic, and are celebrating their fifth year! The world’s largest remote work conference was held online in May 2021, and is due to be held as a hybrid event, including online and in-person sessions, in May 2022.
Their latest event in May 2021 featured a whole array of interesting and valuable sessions, with a Venice Virtual City Walk, talks on how to go global as a startup, and even unique ideas for how to keep everyone awake on Zoom calls!
Of course, there will be plenty of expert speakers who will also attend live Q&A sessions, and in previous years they’ve brought to the stage the likes of Marcie Murray from Shopify, and Sara Sutton from Flexjobs. So, you’re sure to see some high-flying names appear in 2022’s Montreal event!
|Dates||May 17th-18th, 2022|
|Tickets||Standard Pass – $649|
Premium Pass – $845
Digital Nomad Festival (Edremit, Turkey) – POSTPONED TO 2023
Digital Nomad Festival has been postponed to 2023.
A festival celebrating music, art and culture with harmonious entrepreneurs, nomads and their families from around the globe on May 25th-27th.
In official partnership with the Turkish Government the Digital Nomad Festival in Edremit, Turkey provides a space for over 500 guests from 100+ countries to join together to take part in a carnival, wellness activities, cultural tours into the local community and of course all of the essential networking meetups, workshops with major work leaders happening throughout the week. Furthermore, the festival gives amazing opportunities to start up businesses to pitch in front of a crowd and potential investors.
|Event||Digital Nomad Festival|
*postponed to 2023
|Tickets||Regular ticket – TBC|
VIP NFT Tickets (valid for 2022/2023) – 5000 USDC
Bansko Nomad Fest – June 26th-July 3rd (Bansco, Bulgaria)
Nomads flock to Bansko, a town in Bulgaria every year for the week-long festival celebration of living an independent lifestyle and being a nomad.
Happening from June 26th-July 3rd in Bansko, the event promises to show the attendees magic by combining engaging business activities in the morning like keynote speakers, workshops and presentations with the fun of hiking, yoga and even speed-dating in the afternoon.
Spending evenings sampling the best food, music and socializing with new friends. Providing a place for newcomers to join others at a new epicenter for co-working at this festival. It’s one not to be missed.
|Event||Bansko Nomad Fest|
|Dates||June 26th-July 3rd|
|Tickets||General Admission – 116 EUR (Early bird) to 199 EUR (Last Minute)|
7in7 Digital Nomad Conference – September 7th-13th (Montreal, Canada)
7in7 is one of the most forward-thinking digital nomad events out there. They make sure to amplify the voices of underrepresented nomads, and 75% of the team and attendees are women!
Though don’t think that means you can just waltz in; this event is exclusively for those with over a year of nomad experience under their belt. That way, you know you’ll be making quality connections with people who aren’t going to run back to the office any time soon.
7in7 is quite different to some of the other nomad events, because it only allows 100 people through its doors. By having limited numbers, they can make the event so much more engaging and personal, and you don’t feel lost in a sea of high-flying entrepreneurs. The event has parties, workshops, lunches, panels, and pretty much anything you could want out of a nomad event!
|Event||7in7 Digital Nomad Conference|
Nomad Island Fest (by Nomad Escape) – 24th – 30th November, 2022 (Madeira, Portugal)
|Event||Nomad Island Fest|
|Dates||November 24th – 30th, 2022|
|Tickets||Bring a Friend – 1705 EUR|
Twin Shared room – 2149 EUR
Private Room – 2975 EUR