2017 Digital Nomad Retreats

Photo courtesy of 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference

Photo courtesy of 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference

The idea of working ‘freelance’ has been around since at least the year 1716, but I think it’s safe to say that the recent boom of jobs in creative and tech have given legitimacy to freelancing as a career. For a long time it seemed as though freelancers didn’t get the same type of respect as their in-office counterparts, sometimes missing out on job opportunities for seeming aloof or due to the assumption that they were not part of a community of professionals.

Well, I’m here to tell you that by being a location independent worker, you, my fellow freelancer, actually have access to a global community.

There are an ever-growing number of organizations and conferences that exist for the sole purpose of helping you build your location independent career. Attending these events is one way to break away from the monotony of working solo and forcing yourself to socialize; but it's also a great way to meet like-minded people and make new business connections.

Here is a guide to some upcoming digital nomad conferences and events through the end of 2017 - also check our events page for more networking opportunities from around the world!

September 2017

DNX – Digital Nomads Conference

  • 9 – 10th Sept. | Lisbon, Portugal

Speakers (nomads) from all around the world will meet in Portugal together with DNX to inspire and motivate other nomadic entrepreneurs. You don’t want to miss one of the biggest workshop conferences with plenty of talks.


  • 9 – 16th Sept. | Koh Lanta, Thailand

Enjoy 3 days in Koh Lanta and 3 days in Railay Beach with a bunch of diverse nomads. You will have enough time to explore the islands, improve your business acumen, focus on personal growth, and make new friends.

Wolfhouse - Remote Workers Camp

  • 14 – 21st Sept. | Tenerife, Canary Islands

An event focused on to help remote workers start their location independent lifestyle that will take place in beautiful “paradise” - coliving space Wolfhouse.

Wifly Nomads


  • 17 – 30th Sept. | Bali, Indonesia

This program is aimed at people that are ready to invest in making their ideal lifestyle a reality through featured workshops, guest speakers and more. This is a 2 week program which can be extended for 2 more weeks then would finish October 4, 2017.

Digital Nomad Girls

  • 18 – 27th Sept. | Javea, Spain

This is the second annual retreat for current and aspiring location independent women looking to find their girl tribe abroad. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone.

Nomad City

  • 18 – 24th Aug. | Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Networking talks, workshops, surfing and adventures with a myriad of digital nomads from all around the world. If you’d like more information, check out their FB event.

October 2017

7 in 7 Digital Nomad Conference

  • 3 - 9th Oct. | Barcelona, Spain

During this conference, you’ll learn from other location independents who have a 2 or more years of experience. Every attendee and speaker will have something genuine to share including strengths and opportunities. You’ll also enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Nomadlife Accelerator

  • 30th Sept. – 5th Oct. | San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Enjoy the week full of networking with nomads and experienced/famous speakers (influencers) from digital nomad community in a beautiful coliving/coworking space: Nomad.Life.

Project Getaway

  • 1 – 31st | FULL MONTH | 2 x 2 weeks | Bali, Indonesia

This getaway is amazing combination of a beautiful venue, successful entrepreneurs and the spirit of Bali. Enjoy coworking/networking and sharing strategies with other remote workers; not to mention you can spend the best month of your life in Indonesia.

COWORKATION for Digital Nomads

  • 9 – 15th October | Bali, Indonesia

One of the most inspiring and relaxing coworkations in the heart of a beautiful island, Bali. Improve your personal business, meet like-minded people, relax and get daily work done at the same time.

Sunny Office

  • 16 – 23rd Oct. | Andalusia, Zahora, Spain

Stay for 8 days with inspiring digital nomads exchanging mastermind techniques in the south of Spain.

November 2017

Coworking Europe

  • 8 – 10th Nov. | Dublin, Ireland

Coworking Europe 2017 aims to help location independents learn best practices, freelance trends, pitching ideas, and how to develop potential collaborations.

DNX Camp (German Language)

  • 13 – 16th Nov. | Dahab, Egypt

Perfect for anyone who speaks the german language, this camp’s goal is to mix fun with business by providing business input workshops, mastermind courses, and live music and karaoke.

December 2017

Las Morenas de España

  • 6 – 10th Nov. | Javea, Spain

This is an exciting opportunity to network with women of color living in Spain who are digital, like-minded, nomads and to learn the Spanish culture in a luxurious getaway.

You can check with local coworking spaces in your city for upcoming networking events in your area and abroad. If you want to maximize your potential by learning new skills while building a truly global network, then attending a retreat made specifically for remote workers is the way to go.