emember last year, when we told you all about the best conferences about company culture we thought you should attend? Well, the roundup for this year is looking slightly different.
As the coronavirus pandemic takes its hit, we are increasingly becoming aware of all the things we won’t be able to do anytime soon: going to a bar, attending a music festival, travelling, either for business or for pleasure. We also started to realize companies around the world would have to make changes and adjust their work culture to a new, very different reality. While some businesses already had remote work practices in place, for others, it was an unknown concept. And in those cases, adapting, both for managers and employees, might have been a bigger struggle.
That’s why this year, faced with this new scenario, we thought it made sense to focus on conferences about remote culture that are going to take place, you guessed it, remotely.
Running Remote is a series of events that focus on teaching managers and founders all about actionable strategies to implement if they are running a remote business. While there is technically still an in-person conference taking place in Austin in the beginning of September, there is also an Online Event on the 17th and 18th of June. Running Remote Online will be attended by speakers and remote work experts, who will share their insights on the best practices and skills needed to manage and grow teams in a remote environment. You can register for it here.
The Virtual Working Summit is originally aimed at people who manage teams across different cities or countries, but has become useful to anyone currently having to work remotely. It features audio interviews with remote work leaders that you can watch at any convenient time of the day, but it also gives you the chance to connect with other participants online and exchange ideas and best practices. This year’s edition is taking place in October, and you can sign up for it here.
This year, for the first time, the IDC Future of Work Summit, will be a digital event, taking place on November 10th. It will focus on three main topics: the need for organizations to rethink the concept of work in a new global scenario, how to embrace the collaboration between humans and machines, and how to provide an agile workplace to support your workforce. It presents a great opportunity to gather insights from C-level executives from all sorts of lines of business. Registrations can be made here.
The Remote Future Summit will take place between the 23rd and the 24th of September, and is a 100% online experience. Its goal is to teach businesses how they can more easily become a remote friendly organization. The agenda for this year’s edition is still in the works, but you can join the waiting list. In the meantime, the organizers made all the content from last year’s summit available, so you can start browsing and learning more about remote work.
This conference aims to be the virtual forum that gathers the top names from all across the globe to discuss the need for remote work, which this year has gained increased importance. Taking place between the 3rd and the 4th of June, it will gather over 500 C-suite leaders who will share their expertise in managing remote businesses. Registrations are still open and can be made here.
We've heard that remote work is the future but the truth is that with the actual situation of Covid-19, remote work is the present. With the previously named conferences, you'll be able to learn from people that have been working and managing remote teams for years. They will share their experience and insights so that you can learn how to manage your team, keep them engaged and also continue performing well.