Working remotely can be great because it prevents you from commuting to an office and may allow you to choose your hours. However, people who work from home often bring up that it can be isolating.

Going to remote work conferences can help you avoid that downside by facilitating networking opportunities, giving you the scoop on the newest technologies, and helping you feel inspired while listening to speakers.

It’s still early enough in the year where there are plenty of remote work conferences left to check out.

Here are three outstanding remote work conferences in 2018 to consider:

Running Remote Conference

This one is right around the corner. Occurring from June 23 to June 24, at Green School Bali, in Bali, Indonesia, this gathering is advertised as the largest remote work conference in the world, and is targeted at people who want to build remote teams or learn tips to manage them more effectively. Attendees can also learn how to handle the challenges that come with working remotely, including how to have a healthy work-life balance.

The speaker lineup features notable people such as Joel Gascoigne, the co-founder and CEO of the Buffer social media tool, and Sara Sutton, the founder of Remote.co and FlexJobs.

You can also get your mornings off to a good start during the event while taking optional yoga classes overlooking a river. After that, feast on an organic breakfast.

Tickets are on sale now at tiers of $699 and $999, and you can register at the same time you make a purchase. The price you pay is dependent on how soon you buy them.

7in7 Digital Nomad Conference

7in7 is a very ambitious concept that involves having seven conferences in seven years on all seven continents; all of them solely open to location-independent workers. 2018 is year three, and the Digital Nomad Conference will occur in Medellín, Colombia, in two venues from October 16 to October 23.

Unlike many conferences, this one capitalizes on offering an intimate atmosphere, and caps attendance at only 100 people. Rest assured, though—you can look forward to an engaging program of events ranging from workshops to breakout sessions.

You also have the chance to attend a post-conference retreat with 14 other conference attendees. It could be an unforgettable way to end your time in Colombia.

Speakers aren’t confirmed yet, but expect to hear from influencers discussing leadership, well-being, networking, and other topics, all with a digital nomad slant that makes them relevant. Stay on top of the industry by researching up-and-coming speakers to help discover new trends before the event.

Register today by purchasing your ticket. A pass to the conference is $479, with the option to pay for the cost in $99 installments. The price for going to both the conference and retreat starts at $979, but as of this writing, there’s only one retreat spot left. Don’t wait if you’re seriously interested in attending that part, too!

Virtual Working Summit

The convenient thing about the Virtual Working Summit—which will happen in October with the exact dates to be determined—is that it takes place entirely online. You have the option to tune in from your laptop and listen to all the speakers, or just the ones who are most closely connected to the remote work you do.

Last year, leading industry speakers included Clare Williams, the owner of Loxley Business Support, a consultancy, and Graeme Codrington, an expert who helps companies understand and prepare for the future of work.

You can watch the conference for free, and you can sign up at its website now to get news about when everything kicks off. There’s also the option to upgrade to a paid ticket that lets you watch the speakers’ presentations again at any time and ask them questions during the event.

Remote working has distinct differences from working in a traditional setting, and these conferences aren’t typical, either. For example, they’re substantially smaller than many other themed events, but the intimacy gives you more chances to make meaningful connections.

Now is the time to mark your calendar and confirm your attendance by budgeting for a ticket to one event—or all three!

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