re:compass #10: Toggle Those Tabs!

Navigator for events during 29 June — 05 July 2020

Aiste Lehmann
Jun 26 · 7 min read
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It happened. I had too many tabs open with ongoing live events, and simply could not decide which one I should focus on. Good news are: online events are getting really good very fast. Bad news: anxiety spikes and FOMO.

It is weird, right? The more events are out there, the more difficult it becomes to make a commitment only to one. That’s taking into account that you managed to clean up your schedule to focus on full-day multiple-track event and do not have to jump on a call with client or colleague in the middle of session.

That being said, I was able to meet “my people” this time. To have deep discussions on things that matter to us, to get inspired and inspire someone else. For a very brief moment, we experienced the “serendipity” that makes events worthwhile your time.

However, “serendipity” is expression of a hard work of event organizers, and the work is even harder for the online experiences. In general, there are three reasons why people go to events: learn something, meet somebody, and participate in a shared experience. Learning aspect online has been nailed for a while, the networking aspect is being worked on, but creation of genuine shared event experience is somewhat a missing piece of puzzle for virtual conferences.

And while we are working on the missing pieces of the puzzle, let’s keep toggling those tabs. Hope the events in re:compass edition #10 will be worthwhile your time as well!

Bansko Nomad Fest

When: 2020 June 29 — July 05
Where: Bansko, Bulgaria
Access: €69 — €199 (+ accommodation & food)
Type: in-person conference

That’s a rare gem in these times: an actual in-person conference! Or, rather, a celebration of the location independent lifestyle and nomad mindset. For one week nomads, remote workers and freelancers will take over a beautiful village in Bulgaria for an amazing mix of presentations, workshops, sports, mindfulness and nature. Good news are that Bulgaria is open for visitors from majority of European and Balkan countries. Space is limited due to health security reasons, but if you are lucky enough you might be able to grab one of the last spots to enjoy summer and a good company.

Titans of Tech 2020

When: 2020 June 30, 16:00 BST
Access: free
Type: online session

Global launch of Titans of Tech 2020 research report, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder & CEO of Babylon Health, Reshma Sohoni, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Seedcamp; and Alexandre Prot, Co-Founder & CEO of Qonto. The event is open to entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from the global tech sector.

#140Conf Music

When: 2020 June 30, 11:45 EST
Access: free
Type: online session

Next week Jeff Pulver will be hosting the 2nd edition of #140Conf music. This time around he will be catching up with: Andrew Loog Oldham, manager and producer of the Rolling Stones from 1963–67; Simon Kirke, English rock drummer best known as a member of Free and Bad Company; Dick Massey, actor, musician, tour manager — currently Production Coordinator for Billie Eilish; Nicole Massey, having 20+ years experience of touring, worked with Coldplay, Rod Stewart, Madonna; Eric Alper, music publicist, SiriusXM host and lifetime musicaholic; Rosie Stamp — a beautiful soul with a lifetime connection to The Who. Join in the conversations. Bring a friend. The event is free.

Extra Crunch Live with Hans Tung and Jeff Richards of GGV Capital

When: 2020 June 30, 12:30 PT / 15:30 ET
Access: Extra Crunch membership
Type: online session

Hans Tung and Jeff Richards are managing partners at GGV Capital, a global VC firm that invests in startups from seed through growth-stage. The firm has invested in well-known companies like Slack, Square, Peloton, Zendesk, Hashicorp, ByteDance, and Airbnb. This Extra Crunch session will examine how the duo’s investment appetite has changed in recent months, what it means to be a globally-focused investor amidst a pandemic, and how their mom-and-pop shop investment thesis is working out.

French Tech London — QUANTUM / Webinar

When: 2020 June 30, 17:30 BST
Access: free
Type: online session

Quantum: the technological shift you will not miss a WEBINAR brought to you by La French Tech London. Join quantum researchers and experts that will make it easy for anyone to follow and understand how this revolution will permeate many sectors of the economy.

Pride Month: LGBTQ+ Representation in Tech

When: 2020 June 30, 19:00 BST
Access: free
Type: online session

While it is not possible to join the pride parade this year, we can still celebrate virtually. Join Alley and their panel to discuss how we can create more visibility in tech and entrepreneurship for the LGBTQ+ community, how to empower great LGBTQ leaders, businesses, and entrepreneurs, what you can do to seek out businesses that support equality and how to make your support visible as an ally.

GSMA Thrive China

When: 2020 June 30 — July 02
Access: free
Type: online conference

Now this is news: team behind the Mobile World Congress is venturing online and bringing you GSMA Thrive, a new online experience that unleashes the best of the mobile industry with unrivalled thought leadership and perspectives. The first edition is dedicated to China and features three days of live and on demand conversations with global decision makers.

How To Web RemoteCon

When: 2020 June 30 — July 03
Access: free
Type: online conference

How to Web is bringing an online technology event dedicated to remote work, with over 15 international experts, including company founders and remote teams coordinators, authors, trainers, consultants and other specialists in teams working remotely. Join the event for free to learn about their solutions to remote work challenges: how leadership adapted to these new realities in modeling organizational culture in times of crisis; about moving to a new way of organizing teams and improving work processes; and demos of online tools that can successfully solve the problems that may arise from working remote in a company.

42 Investment Summit 2020

When: 2020 July 01–02
Access: free — $49
Type: online conference

Two-day international online Conference and digital-Awards for startups, investors, and corporations from Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE region). The conference will feature “The Future of Startup Investments” series of powerful online speeches, as well startups-investors 1-on-1 meetings, and will culminate with the “Ukraine Innovation Awards 2020”.

Pirate Skills: Building a Solid Growth Strategy

When: 2020 July 01, 19:00 CEST
Access: free
Type: online session

Master minds behind amazing Pirate Summit are running weekly online meetups designed to build specific skill set for entrepreneurs, named fittingly as Pirate Skills. Next week captain Ben Sufiani will talk about growth marketing strategies for big and small projects. You’ll learn how to select marketing channels, plan growth funnels, and how to experiment systematically. Join the community on Discord or watch it live on Youtube.

TNW Transform

When: 2020 July 02, 14:00 CEST
€49 ex. VAT
Type: online conference

The last one of TNW Couch Conference series, TNW Transform puts focus on business innovation in 2020. Rapid digital transformation has become essential as the boundary between offline and online activity becomes blurred. How can companies implement innovation initiatives to ensure long-term success, support employee wellbeing, benefit society, and the economy at large? Join the discussion together with Sandy Fershee, Lab Director of D-Ford (Ford’s human-centered design lab), Katherine Ray, Chief Marketing Officer of Babbel, and many others.

How To Academy: How to Adapt and Innovate with Beau Lotto

When: 2020 July 02, 15:00 BST
Access: £53.60 — £85.76
Type: online session

How do organisations adapt and lead in an uncertain age? Neuroscientist and entrepreneur Beau Lotto reveals a framework for organisational creativity and successful innovation. As Beau puts it, “the brain never sees the world as it actually is, only the world that is useful to see.” In this highly interactive livestreamed masterclass, Dr Beau Lotto introduces principles in behavioural and perceptual neuroscience to help companies discover what lives at the heart of change and successful innovation.

Ask me Anything: All Things Product Design

When: 2020 July 03, 17:00 BST
Access: free
Type: online session

For this Ask me Anything, Digitale Leute is hosting Frank Bach, Lead Product Designer at Headspace in LA. With 45 million members worldwide and more than one million paying subscribers Headspace is one of the stand-out digital health products. It stands out because of its unique, joyful design and a light-hearted UI. In his role Frank tries to balance out the business goals of the digital health service with the expectations of its members, who are very sensitive to changes to a product they care deeply about. The Ask me Anything is much more than a passive live stream. Join in to find out more!

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