Are you starting to get sick of your routine? Are you itching for excitement in your career? Are you bursting with cutting-edge ideas?
Working remotely doesn’t exactly deliver the same atmosphere as being in an office and this is precisely the most exciting aspect of it. You’ll still be working with people and face daily work-related challenges but you could completely transform stereotypical on-the-job dynamics into something else. Digital nomads are constantly trying new work practices and imaginative techniques to ensure that businesses would go on as usual.
There’s a relentless need to keep up with trends and be updated with up and coming technologies to efficiently manage businesses. You no longer need to fuss about the competitive and fast-paced nature of your playground. Fellow digital nomads are incessantly developing ingenious avenues to inspire so you can grow and develop your capabilities.
Here are ten fun-filled events this 2018 that will allow (even aspiring) digital nomads to participate in dialogue and cultural exchange with like-minded individuals. Did we mention that you would also get to explore places and partake in countless activities?
What: Picture a cruise ship wherein everyone on board has similar interests as you. Nomad Cruise offers a laidback environment to expand your network. It’s a setting where you can engage in thought-provoking discussions with like-minded people through talks, workshops, and meet-ups on board. You have the opportunity to share and create with people from the community. Enjoy both work and play as you try new things and develop new relationships during land excursions all across the Mediterranean and Aegean. Relish both professional and personal growth as you gain more insight and inspiration through the cruise.
When: April 13-23, 2018
Where: Mediterranean and Aegean Sea from Spain to Greece
What: PACK. is more than a work-cation. This 30-day retreat in Chiang Mai will encourage participants to take part in a journey of self-exploration. Give time for reflection within the retreat to revitalize your spirit. Push boundaries and find new ways to be productive as you devour delicious Thai dishes. Let the change of scenery transform your outlook and productivity for both professional and personal growth. Through peer collaboration sessions and goal-setting activities in co-working spaces, you’d be able to hone your strengths and work on your weaknesses with other professionals in the field all within a relaxed setting.
When: April 7 to May 5, 2018
Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
What: Flaks organizes out of the box events for entrepreneurs living active lifestyles. Enjoy a chance to network, attend workshops, have outdoor activities and co-work with other entrepreneurs in Norwegian fjords! After a day of canoeing and hiking, workshops about pitching, marketing, and business efficiency are available for participants. And, of course, a work spot is available so digital nomads will not be compromising their work while having fun and learning. Participate in knowledge and expertise exchange and get inspired along the way as you discover new ideas and techniques to improve your businesses and personal projects.
When: May 18-25, 2018
Where: Florli, Norway
What: Ever considered travelling for a cause? For this event, Coworkation has partnered up with Street Child to provide avenues for education for the street children of Sierra Leone. All proceeds will be directed towards supporting Street Child projects all across the nation. Along with joining the Sierra Leone Marathon and partaking in the charity events, participants will be able to explore lush green landscapes, relax on stunning beaches, and visit bustling markets. When you start worrying about work, opt for some working days before your trip ends in a beachside resort. See yourself and other digital nomads in a non-competitive setting while realigning your perspective on the world.
When: May 23-31, 2018
Where: Sierra Leone
What: Get an opportunity to expand your worldview and gain new insights in this event by Rebel + Connect! Leaders will have the chance to address professional challenges such as leading from a distance and creating meaningful company cultures in different sessions. You will surely be inspired to come up with new means to facilitate innovative collaborations and stronger bonds with your remote working team. Not only will you be able to focus on your individual growth, you’ll also be able to pick the brains of other trailblazing leaders like you while having cultural and natural immersion excursions in a scenic, lush, and biodiversity filled Guatemalan setting!
When: May 31 to June 4, 2018
Where: San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
What: The Remote Experience curates travel-while-you-work programs in different locations across the globe each month of the year. Participants will be able to immerse themselves in Colombian culture and try new things without losing sight of work-related priorities. Co-working spaces around Medellin are available anytime so you won’t have to compromise work as you spend some time on excursions around town with a local. Join intellectually charged meet-ups and mastermind sessions to widen your network and broaden your knowledge so you can grow in your field.
When: June 26 to July 4, 2018
Where: Medellin, Colombia
What: Challenge yourself in a Castaway setting with fellow entrepreneurs in an uninhabited remote island in the Pacific off the coast of Panama! Not only will you be able to enhance your life and survival skills, you’ll be doing it while in discourse with like-minded individuals! This will definitely provide a much-needed break from your fast-paced digital nomad lifestyle but you’ll be able to form new relationships and collude thoughts and opinions with other inspiring entrepreneurs. Enhance your ability to think on your feet and your mental fortitude with this getaway by Refuga.
When: July 4-14, 2018
8. Nomad Train
What: It’s always wonderful to take an alternative route when exploring. Take the journey of a lifetime aboard the Trans-Siberian railway! You’ll be able to share experiences with fellow digital nomads and also meet local creative communities along the way. Partakers will have access to different co-working spaces in all stops so you don’t have to worry about missing deadlines and meetings on the trip. In this cool and relaxed setting created by digital nomads for digital nomads, you’ll be able to share thoughts and ideas with other innovators. Feel inspired and get creative as you whiz past otherworldly landscapes on this trip.
When: September 12-26, 2018
Where: Russia to Mongolia
What: If you’re already a successful entrepreneur and you’re looking for something new to excite you, Co-Work Paradise offers varying activities to keep the workaholic in you at peace. You would be able to indulge yourself with good food and luxury accommodations but still have daily brainstorm sessions with other entrepreneurs all in exciting Cape Town. Enjoy and relax as you join workshops and events that’ll help you improve your business. Bask in the excitement and challenge of being around a company of individuals that are just as ambitious as you are.
When: October 1-10, 2018
Where: Cape Town, South Africa
10. DNX Camp
What: All DNX Camps across the globe offer a supportive environment for digital nomads. If you want to work in an unbelievable Brazilian beachside location, live a healthy lifestyle, and get some motivation and inspiration for your projects and business, this event can be life changing for you! With the Mastermind Day participants will be able to brainstorm with a buddy to enhance professional and personal growth. Imagine ten days of co-working, co-living, networking, workshops, and other fun activities with a bunch of people that have similar ideals and goals as you.
When: November 1-10, 2018
Where: Jericoacoara, Brazil
Just like traveling, working remotely never fails to broaden one’s perspective. It inspires ingenuity. Exposure to different people from differing cultures, religions, and backgrounds forces people to think beyond what they’re accustomed to.
Grow and continue to innovate and create. Try new activities and develop new and long lasting relationships as you embark on your journey as a digital nomad.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Trisha Velarmino is one of those people who left their comfortable life to travel the world and learn about life. Her style is to stay in one place she likes for 3 months (or more) to know what it feels like to eat, cook, speak and sleep in another culture that isn’t hers. She'd like to believe she's not traditionally traveling but she just chooses to be somewhere else all the time. Trisha also loves extremely spicy food, pineapples, plants and symmetry. In no particular order, her favourite cities in the world are Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. Follow her life adventures on Instagram: @psimonmyway