With remote work on the rise and organizations around the world keenly trying to adapt to the ever-changing market, there is a need for space to learn, exchange best practices and discuss some of the most burning questions about managing distributed teams. The urge for these learning spaces is real as it is predicted that by 2020, 50% of all US employees will be working remotely. Remote work is not solemnly a human resources issue, but it affects all areas of organizational management – performance, productivity, and revenue, are to be named a few. For these reasons, Remote-how is coming back with the second edition of Remote Future Summit.
“The freelance revolution is growing, deepening, innovating work transformation, and creating economic opportunity in so many ways. As organizations around the world embrace the flexible, blended workforce, new career possibilities are being created. This is especially the case for remote work and professionals working remotely,” says Jon Younger, the keynote speaker at the Summit.
Remote Future Summit, being the world’s largest virtual conference on remote work has ambitious goals for 2019. The organizers are planning to attract 10,000 participants, provide a more interactive formula, and organize physical meetups in some of the world’s best remote working hubs in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. They have certainly reimagined the way virtual conferences are delivered - participants can expect a mix of pre-recorded content, live sessions, hands-on workshops, remote break-out rooms and more. For those willing to network and meet like-minded professionals, there will be workshops and online networking spaces too.
The most exciting and valuable part of the conference, however, lays in the content itself. With 40+ speakers from companies like Buffer, OwlLabs, Microsoft or Hubspot, the line-up is impressive, to say the least. The whole summit is divided into 3 parts – the Remote Makers track, the Future of Work track and the Hands-On track and each targets a diversified audience.
Remote Makers, directed to managers and C-level executives, is where the speakers will explore a range of topics in the areas of building and managing distributed organizations, and growing and scaling remote work. You will hear a take on managing distributed teams and becoming a remote friendly company. Day 2 opens The Future of Work track which is focused on Human Resources management aspects of the remote workforce including recruiting, onboarding, performance management, L&D and compensation, and benefits. This track will address the burning questions of Talent Acquisition specialists, HR managers, Employer Branding specialists, People Operations owners.
The third track, Hands-On, is a fully interactive experience consisting of different workshops. It is where participants can gain practical skills and work on real-life case studies. Participants will be guided through an experience of problem-solving and decision-making in a remote team. Another top pick would be a lesson on facilitating ideation workshops remotely - as a part of the workshop, you will be split into break-out rooms and you will work on collaborative documents. Truly learning by doing!
Another highlight of this year’s edition will be a Remote Job Fair. The goal is to support people looking to transfer into remote jobs and help freelancers seeking a change into a full-time remote job. During Remote Future Summit anyone will have the opportunity to sign up for Remote Job Fair which will take place 3 weeks after. From the 3-7th of June, signed participants will have a chance to chat with recruiters from over 25 pre-vetted companies hiring remotely. Job fairs will feature recruiting speed dating and QA sessions.
SOURCE Remote Future Summit