Networking Festivals All Digital Nomads Should Attend
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This is why it’s so important that you make an effort to look after your mental health as a digital nomad. Make sure you are keeping in touch with friends and family back home, while at the same time putting time and effort into making new friendships and relationships wherever you happen to be. While the majority of us digital nomads enjoy the solo time our work brings with it, there is still a need for emotional connections and communications with other people.
One way you can ensure you get your fill of social chit chat and professional upskilling is to attend a networking festival. These festivals are similar to conferences, but with more of a vibe! You can attend an event in whichever beautiful part of the world suits you, and attend talks and discussions on topics as diverse as setting up a successful business, finding your purpose, and self-discipline. Besides focussing on your own self-improvement, you can meet and mingle with other like-minded attendees.
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Here are our top picks for networking festivals all digital nomads should attend.
The 2020 Nomad Summit will take place in August in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is billed as the biggest conference for digital nomads, remote workers and online entrepreneurs. Besides keynote talks and workshops, there is also a dinner, afterparty, pool party and wine tasting events for you to enjoy while you network and socialise. Topics include how to learn any language successfully, staying self-motivated as a digital nomad, and nomading with children and family.
7in7 Digital Nomad Conference
The 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference is a collection of seven conferences taking place on seven continents, each over seven days. Each conference is a week of events put together by a team made up of 75% women (*round of applause*). It is more of an exclusive event with only 100 attendees and you need to have been a digital nomad for at least a year in order to join. At this conference, you can join in for two days of stage events, like speaker talks and panels, three days of workshops and meetups, as well as a games night. In 2020, the conference is being held in October in Cape Town, South Africa.
Coworking Unconference Asia
Coworking Unconference Asia hosts over fifty workshops and speakers for networking professionals like digital nomads, workplace futurists, global media analysts and venture capitalists. As you can tell by its name, this is not your typical conference, but rather an event that aims to blend innovation, brainstorming and topical discussion. There is no event this year but there is one planned for 2022.
Digital Nomad Festival (DNX)
The Digital Nomad Festival is a vibrant, energetic conference. Though it is a conference and networking event at heart, it has all the vibes of a music festival. With over 1 000 participants, the event has keynote speakers and workshops over five days, with loads of creative events and fun activities in-between all the serious stuff.
Repeople is Europe’s largest remote work event. It is a hybrid event in that it takes place both online and on-site, in five different locations. This is an event for team leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs who are interested in productivity, creativity and innovation in the mobile workplace. The next event will be held in September 2021.
Digital Marketing Skill Share
Digital Marketing Skill Share is an organisation that holds different events, including retreats and conferences. Their annual conference is usually held over four days, with over forty speakers speaking on topics like SEO, PPC and social media, funnels and analytics and the digital lifestyle. This conference focuses a lot on mindfulness and creativity and inspiration. The next conference is going to be in Bali but the dates have yet to be confirmed.
Freedom X Festival
Freedom X Festival is a 3-day event that aims to connect global travellers, freedom seekers and change-makers. Talks and workshops focus on redesigning your future self, how to navigate change, and how to build a successful online business. The conference is aimed at anyone who is considering becoming a digital nomad and is looking for inspiration and support. Besides talks and workshops, there are also dance, networking and dating events. The conference was held online in 2021 but hopes to be on-site in 2022.
As you might have guessed, Nomad Cruise is a conference on a boat! It’s a travelling conference for aspiring digital nomads, entrepreneurs and global freedom seekers which combines a cruise holiday with a skill-sharing conference. Keynotes, workshops, special events and meetups allow attendees to share their knowledge and expertise while meeting like-minded digital nomads and ticking a few countries off their bucket list at the same time! At the moment, the cruises have been suspended but they should be back in action soon.
These are just a few highly recommended conferences for digital nomads. Whether you are looking for advice, support or inspiration, you are sure to find a conference to suit you – with the added bonus of discovering a new destination at the same time.
This last year saw many of these digital nomad events going online. Though this was indeed sad from a travel perspective, the events themselves were still very successful and did their job of connecting like-minded digital nomads and allowing opportunities for networking. Hopefully, the upcoming events will still be able to take place and we can go back to what we love doing the most: travelling and living the nomad life!
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- You can require us to restrict processing in the following circumstances:
- You are concerned that the information we hold about you is inaccurate. You can ask us to restrict the information until we can determine whether the information is accurate or inaccurate.
- We are processing your personal data unlawfully and you do not want us to delete the information but restrict it instead.
- We no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collected it, but they are needed by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- You have objected to the processing (see below), and we need to decide whether the legitimate grounds we have to process the information override your legitimate interests.
Processing you think is unlawful
- If you tell us that you think we are processing your personal information unlawfully, but you do not want the information to be erased, you have the right to require us to restrict the processing of that information.
- We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the processing is unlawful, and may also ask that you provide evidence to support this view.
Processing of personal information you think is inaccurate
- You can tell us if you think the personal information we are processing about you is factually inaccurate. You can require us to restrict how we use your personal information until we can verify the accuracy of the information. We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the information is inaccurate, and may also ask that you provide some supporting evidence of the alleged inaccuracy.
- If we find that the personal information we are processing about you is inaccurate, we will take appropriate steps to correct the information.
Personal information is no longer needed by ELEARNING FUTURES LTD but needed by you in connection with a legal claim
- In most circumstances, we will securely delete or dispose of personal information when we no longer need it for our legitimate business purposes. Our approach to retention is outlined in our corporate retention schedules.
- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.