Not a Conventional Conference

It’s a roundtable discussion for founders, owners, CEOs, and other company leadership. It's a chance for distributed organizations to get on the same page so that we can move industries in the right direction. We'll compare notes and share what we've all learned. We're keeping it small — just 20-30 people — invitation-only. Check out the video of last year’s Yonder, and see what we’re talking about.

Agenda

The object of Yonder is to get to know one another, share, and learn. Aside from some brief introductions, all sessions happen with an open discussion format. Bring your questions and ideas, and expect to learn a lot and make new friends.

We may cover some of the following topics...

  • Hiring for distributed teams
  • Communication methods & tech
  • When to meet face-to-face
  • Building legitimacy
  • Building intimacy, culture & loyalty
  • Distributed vs. remote
  • Product vs. service businesses
  • IRS & legal issues
  • Timezones & calendar issues
  • Distributed “not-a-fit” examples
  • Scaling distributed teams
  • Management styles
  • Distributed project management
  • Distributed lessons for collocated companies
  • Distributed nomenclature

Venue: Loews Coronado Bay

Attendees of Yonder will enjoy relaxation and lively discussions with their peers at the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA.

Thoughts From Yonder Attendees

“Thrilled to have connected with a tribe of distributed company leaders! It's rewarding to share best practices with such a strong group and I'm looking forward to returning next year.”

CEO, Simple [A]

“It was so great to have the opportunity to talk with other company leaders about some of the unique challenges and amazing positives of running a distributed company. There were so many great little take-aways, some of which were implemented right away and made such a positive impact on our company. Yonder = Love.”

EVP Design & Innovation, Fire Engine RED

“Having managed a distributed company and workforce for almost a decade, this was the first time I didn't feel 'alone' in doing so. It was so valuable to simply discuss the trials and tribulations of distributed company management with company owners and staff that understood the awesome parts and challenges of managing a distributed company and workforce.”

Co-Owner of WAKA Kickball

“Loved Yonder - equally inspired, educated, and recharged. What an amazing group of leaders you brought together, thank you!”

Managing Director of Projects, Intridea

Become a Sponsor

Want to connect with the leaders of some great distributed companies? Download our sponsorship info sheet to learn more about how you could participate.