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Join Us at the Running Remote Conference in Bali, Indonesia!

Our very own Jordan Carroll will be representing us at the Running Remote conference in Bali, Indonesia this summer.

Remote Year is incredibly excited to sponsor and attend the 2019 Running Remote Conference in Bali Indonesia this June 29-30th. Running Remote is the premier remote work conference for CEO’s and teams serious about building and scaling remote teams. The conference focus is actionable and advanced strategies for remote companies, meaningful networking, and of course… spending time in a tropical paradise!

We’ll be there, and we want to make it easier to see YOU there:

Here’s 20% off by using the keyword ‘remoteyear’ at checkout.

As a company whose mission is to make the world more peaceful and productive by connecting diverse cultures and people, this conference is a no-brainer for us. We’re always open to learning more ways to support our ~2,000 participants and alumni (half of whom run a remote business), and how to manage our own remote work-force (~120 employees) by staying current with industry best practices. We are 1000000% on board with the Running Remote agenda and here’s 3 reasons why you should be too:


1. Companies At This Conference Are Building The Future of Work


Are you surprised that remote work is on the rise?

No, of course you’re not.

You’re reading a Remote Year blog -- so we’re probably preaching to the choir. But, in case you need a refresher, new 2019 studies announced that:

  • 70% of People Globally Work Remotely at Least Once a Week
  • 53% of Companies are Using Flexible Talent
  • Remote Workers Can Save $7k a year and employers up to $11k
  • 57% of the IT industry in the US is now remote
  • Companies with a diverse workforce are 35% more likely to outperform a non-diverse workforce

Source: Tecla.io

Top talent is now demanding flexible working conditions. Companies that don’t adopt remote work practices will fall behind. Consistent, widespread remote work is going to become the norm, people!

Regardless, many companies continue to harbor outdated HR and workplace policies, begrudgingly resisting this inevitable change.

We get it. Change is difficult. But it’s also the only constant.

How do companies avoid a rude awakening to this transitional wave like a girl taking a selfie in Bali?

(she ended up being ok, btw).


A good start is attending a conference like Running Remote.

Listen and learn from trailblazers who are laying the path forward and creating organizational policies and standards that you can implement yourself.

Not only will you learn from inspirational leaders of successful companies using remote strategies, like:

  • Andrew Warner Founder of Mixergy
  • Amir Salihefendic Founder and CEO of Doist
  • Nick Franis CEO of Help Scout
  • Andreas Klinger Head of Remote at Product Hunt
  • Marcie Murray Director of Shopify

But you’ll be able to take action.

Being in person allows you to take the information about hiring practices, financial management, company culture, collaboration tools -- and actually ask questions specifically about your company.

Which brings me to my second point…



2. IN PERSON Networking Opportunities



“When was the last time I spoke to someone NOT on zoom... that wasn’t a barista?”

Admittedly, this is a real question I’ve asked myself as a remote worker.

Us remote folks can sometimes go days without needing to leave the house or a comfortable coffee shop lounge chair. Not saying that we don’t do it, but we don’t NEED to. So when there are opportunities like Running Remote that push us to actively learn and participate in a group, in-person learning environment, it can be extremely impactful.

Not only is there a great schedule to learn about building and scaling remote teams, but intentional networking sessions and afterparties are on the docket. With over 300 attendees from all over the planet, the self-selecting nature of a conference like this guarantees some relevance and pre-determined commonalities. There’s a certain type of person who not only has the capability to travel to Bali for a conference, but the desire to.

Too much to expect life-long connections and bonds to form in two days? Think again.

Digital nomads and remote workers alike are used to forming tight bonds quickly.

2 days at a conference like this can represent 2 years of learning and experiences.

3. I Mean… It’s In Bali...



While Bali has potentially become the most overused word in the Digital Nomad dictionary, it’s hype doesn’t overshadow it’s beauty. The conference takes place at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua, a 5-star beachfront resort.

It’s situated against an immaculate stretch of white sand bordering the Indian Ocean, includes landscaped pools, gardens, and is a scene fit to host a bunch of travel hungry, remote working, wanderlusters.

Not only is a full delicious buffet included (you had me at food), but there is a large list of partners offering exclusive deals to conference attendees. A few examples:

  • Get $200 off your first month of Remote Year (hmm… sounds familiar)
  • 25% off Tech Social annual sponsorship packages from Hackernest
  • Get 100 EUR travel credit for Nomad Train
  • 50% off the first year of SafetyWing for startups
  • 50% off any plan in content creation platform Quuu

Connect With Remote Year At Running Remote

We’d love to connect with you while at RR 2019!

Jordan Carroll, one of our program consultants will be there representing us there. He can answer any of your questions about our travel and work programs or would love to connect and learn more about what you’re looking to get out of the conference. Or just to talk about the Boston Celtics and how they did in the NBA playoffs this year. Feel free to add him on LinkedIn and say “hey!”

And again, remember to use our 20% off code, ‘remoteyear’ at checkout here.

See you in Bali!


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