We seek connection with others. When we feel connected, our happiness can increase, and our well-being can improve. As author Barry Schwartz writes in his book, The Paradox of Choice, “Being connected to others seems to be much more important to subjective well-being than being rich.”

Communication is the oxygen of a successful remote team. One organization has helped many businesses find success by learning how to grow their remote teams. Running Remote Online (RRO) is a free online conference being organized from Wednesday, June 17 through Thursday, June 18, for leaders of distributed teams who need expertise on growing a remote team. RRO is a virtual version of the successful in-person conference that has been hosted annually since 2018.

Meet Running Remote

Running Remote is a conference on remote work and distributed teams. In June 2018, Running Remote hosted its inaugural gathering at the five-star resort Fivelements in south Bali. This event brought together more than 250 attendees from all over the world. Remote work experts such as Andrea Loubier of Mailbird, Omar Zenhom of WebinarNinja, Liam Martin of Time Doctor, Sara Sutton of FlexJobs, and 14 other fantastic guest speakers shared their lessons learned.

Their first conference was smashing success, and Running Remote returned to Bali in late June 2019 for another annual conference.

The event was hosted at the beautiful beachside Sofitel Hotel and grew to the largest conference focused on topics covering remote work. Over 400 attendees learned insights on distributed teams and remote work from 28 speakers through activities like expert sessions/workshops and panel discussions. Plus, attendees could network to create meaningful connections.

According to a study by Leaf Van Boven and Thomas Gilovich, experiences can make us happier than material purchases. “Experiences make people happier because they are more open to positive reinterpretations, are a more meaningful part of one’s identity, and contribute more to successful social relationships,” said Van Boven and Gilovich.

In other words, a conference like Running Remote lifts the well-being for attendees by gathering like-minded people and fills a more deep-seated need for feeling connected.

As the COVID-19 pandemic started at the beginning of 2020, the team at Running Remote decided to postpone their conference. After notifying those affected, they took a step back to tackle a big question: “There are many people that are now working from home. And some have never done so before. What can we do to help people that are new to working remotely from home?”

RemoteAID was created from this conversation.

A spotlight on a prior event: Remote AID

Remote AID was an emergency work from home preparedness event and was hosted on Monday, April 20. This virtual charity event was a way for the team at Running Remote to quickly respond to people across the world that were suddenly working remotely from home. And they were also able to raise funds to benefit the Red Cross. Guest speakers, including Stacy Elliot of Microsoft, Darren Murph of Gitlab, Sherry Walling of Zen Founder, Noah Kagan of AppSumo, and over 35 more remote work experts, generously shared their knowledge.

Some of the topics covered included:

– Proven, Practical Advice to Steer Your Teams Through the Covid-19 Crisis and Come out Ahead
– Async Communication for Remote Teams
– Remote Meeting Dos and Don’ts – 10 Years of Remote Leadership Lessons Learned…. And Margaritas
– 6 Tips to Maximize Productivity Working from Home
– Remote Team Essentials: How to Build Process and Documentation into Your Culture


More than 1,860 attendees joined Remote AID from countries around the world. Running Remote is already planning another virtual event to help people who work from home.

A graphic promoting the Running Remote Online conference in June.

What you’ll learn by attending Running Remote Online

During this free two-day conference, remote business leaders will have the chance to learn from experts on remote work. Thirty remote work veterans will share their lessons learned in remote work across 12 hours of content. There will also be opportunities for networking sessions plus an expo.

Malcolm Gladwell, a journalist and the author of Blink, touches on the power of learning from experts: “And everyone knows that it’s better to have an expert show you — and not just tell you — how to play tennis or golf or a musical instrument. We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction,” he said.

You’ve done the groundwork by creating a remote team. Would you like to get a jump start growing your distributed team by learning from experts who have already done so?

Save your seat for Running Remote Online by registering online right now. (It takes less than 30 seconds.) 

Remember that you’ll have the opportunity to learn from experts like Noah Kagan of AppSumo, Maren Kate of Zirtual, and Liam Martin of Time Doctor. 

Understanding how to effectively work remotely on a distributed team is needed now more than ever. Running Remote Online is happening on June 17 through June 18 and will be loaded with valuable content that will help you scale your remote team. Attend RRO from anywhere in the world. Take advantage of this opportunity and sign up now for Running Remote Online.