Running Remote 2024
Attendee Guide

Agenda | Networking | Event app

Welcome to Running Remote 2024 🚀

We are so excited to have you join the Running Remote conference in Lisbon, Portugal!

We prepared this guide to help you make the most of your time at the event and guarantee you have a smooth, memorable experience.

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Running Remote 2024 is offering a new way for you to connect with amazing individuals and explore fresh insights. Eager to cultivate stimulating discussions? It all starts with a braindate.

Braindates offer a unique experience where you can engage in one-on-one and small group conversations with fellow participants, exploring a diverse range of topics that pique your interest.

Whether you’re brainstorming innovative ideas, tackling challenges, sharing your expertise, or exchanging valuable experiences, these discussions provide the perfect setting to connect with brilliant minds and ignite meaningful conversations that can inspire and propel you forward.

Here’s what to do:



Log into the Platform or via the Bizzabo mobile app to complete your profile and add topics. 



Complete your profile, add your topics and join Braindate Topics you find interesting on the Topic Market.


During event

Once Running Remote 2024 begins, you’ll connect with your braindates on-site in the Braindate Lounge. Our Learning Concierges will be available to assist you in the Lounge! 

Braindate Lounge is powered is by GP

Install the Bizzabo app📱

We highly recommend you to download a Bizzabo app to stay in the know throughout the event.

Through the Bizzabo app, you can:

  • View the live schedule
  • Ask questions to speakers
  • Book your Braindates
  • Message fellow attendees
  • Stay updated on all event details

IMPORTANT: Having & scheduling meetings in ONLY available in the desktop version of the app, so if this is a priority for you make sure to click the pink “Go to event” button in your registration confirmation email.


22 April: Enterprise Academy

Pestana Palace Hotel offers an auditorium in it’s historic 19c. building to host the Runnnig Remote Enterprise Academy 2024. This is also one of the hotels we recommend you to stay at during your stay in Lisbon for the conference (see more below). It’s an ideal location for exploring Lisbon’s rich history and culture.

Pestana Event Hall, R. Jau 52 60, 1300-314 Lisboa, Portugal
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23-24 April: Main Conference

The premium SUD Lisboa, is Lisbon’s most unique venue space, located just 10mins away from the city centre. Overlooking the Tagus river, with stunning views of the 25 de Abril Bridge and Cristo Rei, the venue features two adjacent buildings with ample halls, picturesque terraces, and an infinity pool.

SUD Lisboa:
Pavilhão Poente (ao lado do MAAT),
Av. Brasília, 1300-598 Lisboa
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Pro Tip:

We recommend dropping in at the Pestana Palace Palace Hotel on Monday, 22nd of April between 6.30pm and 9pm (even if you are staying somewhere else). We’ll be hosting a networking reception so it's a great chance to meet other attendees, organizers, and speakers before the conference starts. You can also check in & pick up your badge!

Review schedule & decide which sessions to attend 📝

During the event, we will have sessions running in parallel across two stages: Deep Dive Stage and Radical Stage. Please check the event schedule and decide which sessions you are interested in attending so you can plan your day in advance. The schedule can also be accessed via the Bizzabo app.

The two stages are connected by a mini-footbridge overlooking the river so you can easily join in on a different session at any time. If you do so, please make sure you enter the rooms quietly without disturbing other attendees.

If you are in your hotel room you can watch the live stream via the Bizzabo app.

pestana palace lisboa

Come to our welcome party 🥳

We’re kicking off the 2024 Running Remote conference with a Networking Reception at Pestana Palace – Stables! 

Even if you won’t be staying at the hotel, join us from 6.30pm on Monday, April 22nd, and meet fellow attendees without having to rush from one session to the next. 

Just look out for signages with the Running Remote logo! 

You can also check in on that day & pick up your badge to avoid queuing on Tuesday morning. 

Special deals (and some cool prizes) from our sponsors 🤝

This year, we’ve rounded up 27+ incredible partners to support Running Remote!

Running Remote partners offer specific products & services to support your distributed-team leaders & your location-independent team members. Some also offer the chance to win cool prizes! Watch out for the announcements at the start of each day

You can visit the booths whenever you want or at dedicated sessions throughout the day, and you can always find out about the current deals via the Bizzabo app. There will be brand representatives within the booth to answer any questions you have.

Check out the sponsor booths on the Bizzabo app.

Explore Lisbon with us

We are offering an additional small-group networking opportunitieslocal experiences on April 22nd, the day before the full conference begins, for all in-person ticket holders!

Lisbon City Walking Tour

11 - 1:30pm | €41
Join a friendly local guide to discover the authentic heart of Lisbon, visiting the Castle of Saint George, the Tower of Belem, Jerónimos Monastery, Miradouro Portas do Sol, the Imperial garden, the Sé Cathedral and so much more!

Portugal Tech Hub Tour

3 - 6pm | €0
Get a chance to meet with companies that have established tech teams/hubs in Portugal, visit some of the most iconic tech landmarks in the city, and attend executive sessions on topics such as tech talent, tax incentives, recruitment, offices, and more.

Explore Lisbon on your own 🏖️

It’s worth arriving early if you can! Lisbon is one of most up-and-coming capital cities and is fast becoming a favourite spot for remote workers from around the world.

Named the city of seven hills by the Romans after its similarity to Rome, Lisbon is also known as the San Francisco of Europe.

Home to historical sites, breathtaking scenery, traditional fado music, sunny climate, and some of the best seafood in the world, you won’t be bored here!

We prepared a short, alternative guide for you to explore the city.  

Networking opportunities 🍸

Community meetup

If you are a Running Remote community member we’d love if you join us for the special community meetup on Sunday, 21st April.  More details can be found in the community Slack workspace. 

Networking parties

Starting with an opening party before the conference on Monday, 22nd April, followed by a networking event after the first day of the event, ending with a closing party on the second day – there will be plenty of time to meet each other.  

In-between sessions activities

We’ve teamed up with a group of extraordinary facilitators to ensure you have unforgettable interactions between keynotes, panels, and sessions. While we’re keeping it a surprise, brace yourself for something truly extraordinary.


Tap into the collective knowledge to brainstorm, solve challenges, share expertise or experiences while meeting new (brilliant!) people using Braindate. Braindates are topic-driven conversations that occur in-person in the Braindate Lounge at Running Remote.

Log in now and add topics. 

Distributed Leadership Workation, 25-28 April 2024

Portugal (45 min from Lisbon)

Join a handful of lucky attendees for extended networking and peer learning after the main conference 25 April. Only 4 spots left.

The 3-Day Workation will bring together founders & C-level executives running & scaling remote companies in a beautiful retreat cliff-side setting in Portugal. 

Through intimate mastermind sessions and collaborative activities, you’ll receive actionable takeaways & tips. If your application is successful, then the conference pass is on us.

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