Why has Running Remote 2020 been rescheduled?

We are committed to doing our part to help protect our staff, attendees, and the people of Austin. Austin Environmental Health Services has advised us to reschedule our event. In response, we will be moving this year’s event to September 2020. All previously purchased  tickets are still valid. 

To respond to the current situation, we have created a FREE online event Remote Aid 2020 on the 20th April 2020. This event will acknowledge the recent adoption of many businesses to Remote Work and provide information and support to make this as simple a transition as possible.

We have a large number of international attendees and travel footprint of our audience, speakers, exhibitors, and team. There is concern over attendees travelling through international hubs with connections to high-risk areas putting themselves at undue risk. 

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Austin is specifically focused on mass gatherings defined as a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the planning and response resources of the community hosting the event, such as concerts, festivals, conferences, worship services, and sporting events.

To read more about the official statements from the City of Austin in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak please visit the website https://www.austintexas.gov/COVID19

What are the new dates of Running Remote 2020?

Running Remote 2020 is taking place in September 2020. All existing registered tickets for the original April dates are still valid. 

We are also launching the Running Remote European edition in Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2020.

What is Remote Aid 2020?

We believe in the power of remote work, and as the long time practitioners in this field, we have assembled a free charity event for companies and remote employees, who are struggling with emergency work from home practices. Remote Aid 2020 is a one day online event, which will take you through the most important areas of managing your distributed teams. Today remote work is no longer a perk, it is a necessity. To get it right, CEOs, managers and employees need to be educated.

Remote Aid 2020 will be attended by renowned speakers and experts, all of whom are donating their time to deliver unparalleled content on building and scaling remote companies.

I can’t make the rescheduled date in September, can I get a refund?

Yes, we are issuing full refunds to any attendees that can not make the new scheduled date. Please contact Hannah Cox, Operations Manager at operations@runningremote.com to process your refund.

Can I get a refund for my accommodation?

Running Remote can not issue refunds for accommodation booked through any third party vendors. Please contact your accommodation provider directly to discuss their existing refund and cancellation policy. 

Can I get a refund on my flights?

Running Remote can not issue refunds for flights booked through any third party vendors. Please contact your flight provider directly to discuss their existing refund and cancellation policy.

Is this cancellation covered under travel insurance?

Running Remote can not comment on specific cases. Please contact your insurance provider directly to discuss their existing refund and cancellation policy.

What is Running Remote?

Running Remote is a two-day conference focused on managing remote teams. Helping businesses learn how to grow and scale their business without an office!

Why are you hosting in Austin?

Almost 35% of our attendees last year came from North America, that’s why we decided to host the 2020 event closer to them.

Austin boasts the largest share of remote workers among the 50 U.S. cities and is a rapidly growing tech center which makes it the right place for an event like Running Remote. On top of that, we hope that our attendees enjoy its energetic vibe, lively art, musical scene and probably the best tacos in the U.S.

Companies you’re targeting or those confirmed for attendance?

Targeting SMEs and start-ups of 10-150 seats. Primarily: tech companies, recruitment, accounting, real estate, software developers, online collaboration tools, content marketing, and digital marketing companies.

How many attendees are expected?

Last year, more than 500 attendees from all over the planet attended. We’re expecting that number to grow this year.

Target audience categories:

  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who run a remote team or about to start one
  • Remote workers or freelancers who work from home
  • Digital nomads who work from anywhere in the world
  • HR, community & workplace managers

Can I bring my whole team?

Absolutely! We offer special group discounts. They will be available when we open early-bird prices. Follow the updates via our newsletter, social media or on the website.

% of Start-Ups vs. Established remote teams attending?

90% of attending companies are running remote teams. Most attendees are growing their remote teams vs running large and established remote teams.

% of Suppliers/Outsource Providers Vs Non-Suppliers?

50% of attendees are outsourcing supplies/providers and 50% non-suppliers.

What industries are the attendees from?

Currently, registered guests are from all over the world including USA, Australia, Norway and the Philippines in a multitude of industries. 

Who are the Organizers?

The conference is organized by time tracking app Time Doctor. They also provide amazing team-building programs in Bali for corporate meet-ups.

Where is the conference taking place?

The conference is taking place in Austin Texas on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2020. Venue information is coming soon.

What are the start and finish times?

The schedule is currently under formation. Sign-up to our newsletter below to follow the news or like us on Facebook!

What's included in the pass?

2 Day Pass

The Standard passes provide two-day access to the Conference, online networking, exclusive benefits, snacks and beverages on the day.  We also have VIP passes, more information can be found here. We also have fringe events including networking, happy hours and an afterparty.

Group discounts available for teams.

Full price: $999 USD

What are the facilities like at Running Remote?

Our confirmed venue for Running Remote 2020 is coming soon

Is there a cloakroom at Running Remote 2020?

Yes, there will be a cloakroom at Running Remote 2020 available for you to leave your luggage, laptop, and coat safely with the venue staff at each location.

Can I bring my own food and drink to Running Remote 2020?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drink to this year’s event. There may be restrictions on areas in which to eat and drink which will be clearly signposted on the day.

Is Running Remote 2020 Accessible?

We are committed to providing access to everyone at Running Remote. Please contact Hannah Cox, Operations Manager at operations@runningremote.com to discuss your access requirements. 

 

In addition to the opportunity to enjoy our event via a virtual summit – attendees have access to: 

 

  • Accessible Toilets and Access: At all our conference locations. We welcome assistance dogs at our event (please inform us in advance if you are bringing one) 
  • Medical Services: Our venues have first aid responders and a first aid station 
  • Hearing Loops: If you need a hearing loop you can contact operations@runningremote.com in advance and our team can arrange a hearing loop for you. 
  • Sign Language: We currently do not have a sign language interpreter booked for Running Remote 2020. However, this is something we are looking into so if you are interested in this please contact us and let us know at operations@runningremote.com 

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions: If you have a pre-existing condition you may need support with at Running Remote, please contact the Operations Manager, Hannah Cox at operations@runningremote.com

What is your Sustainability Policy?

We are committed to creating initiatives that support the UN Sustainable Development goals where possible. This includes: 

Recycling Facilities: All our venues have been requested to provide recycling facilities for our Attendees and Exhibitors to use.

Plastics: We avoid the use of single-use plastic. This includes 

  • Providing environmentally friendly catering facilities
  • Free water filling stations for those with reusable bottles
  • Hot and Cold drinks served in reusable cups

Is Running Remote over 21 only?

No, our event is open to all ages. Some of our fringe events are held in over 21 venues so please contact Hannah Cox, Operations Manager at operations@runningremote.com if you are underage and wish to attend these events.

Is alcohol served at Running Remote?

Yes. If you are perceived by venue staff to look under 25, you will be asked for ID. If you are unable to provide this information you will be unable to drink at our event.

Do you offer Discounts?

Absolutely! We offer special group discounts and also 30% discount to nonprofit organizations and government organizations. Please contact Anna at marketing@runningremote.com for more information.

Austin boasts the largest share of remote workers among the 50 U.S. cities and is a rapidly growing tech center which makes it the right place for an event like Running Remote. On top of that we hope that our attendees enjoy its energetic vibe, lively art and musical scene and probably the best tacos in the U.S.

Do you offer refunds?

Currently, we are offering full refunds for ticket holders unable to make the new date change. For any other refund enquiries please contact Anna at marketing@runningremote.com for more information.

Do you have a ticket reselling or affiliate scheme?

Yes, ticket resellers are welcome to join our affiliate scheme and earn up to 30% of ticket sales. https://runningremote.com/affiliates/

Do you need volunteers?

Yes, we are looking for volunteers at the event to help with administrative tasks, promotion, photography, etc. Please reach out to Anna at marketing@runningremote.com with a short background description and your preferred tasks at the event.

Can I become a Sponsor?

Interested in sponsoring the Running Remote 2020 Conference? We are happy to consider sponsorships, affiliate partnerships and creative marketing partnerships for Running Remote 2020 Conference!

Fill in a sponsorship request and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

What is the food like in Austin?

Mostly famous for its barbecue joints and chophouses, Austin has since welcomed a more diverse dining scene including international cuisine to every taste and budget. Tex-Mex is also popular thanks to Austin’s proximity to Mexico, which has ushered in the infiltration of south-of-the-border specialties, such as tacos, burritos, and fajitas.

There is plenty of access to food for all dietary requirements in Austin including Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten-Free.

What food is available at Running Remote?

We will endeavour to cater to as many dietary requirements as possible at Running Remote 2020. If you have specific dietary requirements it would be helpful for you to reach out to us so that we can support you efficiently. Feel free to contact Hannah, Operations Manager at operations@runningremote.com

Do I need a visa?

Please check the U.S. Department of State website to learn if you need a visa and what the requirements to get it are.

How do I travel around Austin?

The best way to get around Austin is by bus and light rail. If you’ll be centrally located downtown between the Convention Center and the University of Texas at Austin, you should be able to walk or bike.

Top popular taxi apps to use in Austin are Uber, Lyft, Ride Austin, and Yellow Cab Austin.

Where can I stay?

We will be partnering with a host of local hotels for special discounted rates for our Attendees. Please sign up for our newsletter below to find out more. 

What will the weather be like in Austin in September?

The average temperature at this time of year is around 21-31 degrees celsius. There is little rain and the evening temperatures are mild

What else can I do in Austin?

As well as looking at the official Visit Austin website, we recommend checking out Culture Trip’s top 20 things to do in Austin.

Still need help?

If we haven’t answered your question above, please get in touch with Hannah our Operations Manager who will be happy to assist you operations@runningremote.com

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