Year Five Speaker Application
Thank you for applying to speak at 7in7 Year Five in Montréal!
The main purpose of our event is to create a safe and welcoming space for experienced digital nomads, remote workers, and other experienced location independent humans to connect and build community. We’re thrilled you want to be a part of that!
First, some more info about the event…
About the Conference
Our speakers, workshop facilitators, and panelists literally set the stage for the one-on-one conversations that are the most important part of 7in7.
Please check out past years to get a sense of what we’re looking for:
This year’s event is all about the future of location independence. Here are the questions we’re currently asking:
- Where do we go from here?
- What does the future of nomad life look like?
- What skills do we need to cultivate to thrive?
- How do we keep strong community bonds across the globe?
Past pitches that fit these themes include: a panel on the climate impact of the digital nomad lifestyle, a workshop on worldschooling nomadic children, and a speech on improving emotional intelligence. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Some stats about our attendees:
- There are only 50 of them. We keep our event small on purpose to make sure that everyone has a chance to connect with everyone else. If chosen to participate as a speaker, workshop facilitator, or panelist, you will be expected to engage with the community as much as you feel comfortable. We’re very introvert-friendly.
- They are experienced. All attendees are required to have been living some form of location independent life for at least one year. While some are still in the early stages of their journey, most have been living as a nomad/location independent for more than 3 years.
- They are 50% freelancers, 30% entrepreneurs, and 20% remote workers. Many, if not most, are a mix of several.
- They are mostly from “western” nations like the US, Canada, Britain, Germany, and Australia, but we attract people from Indonesia, Costa Rica, and other parts of the globe. We have a scholarship program to offer free tickets and assistance to people from less privileged backgrounds.
- Some have home bases, some don’t. Most plan to have a base of some sort in the future.
- Many don’t like to identify as “digital nomads” because of the bromad connotations, but we have yet to come up with a better descriptive noun 🙂
Things to Know
Things to know about 7in7:
- It’s a week-long event. There are meetups, interactive workshops, main stage events, and a volunteer opportunity to cap it all off. We hope you’ll join us for as much as you can.
- We want to get to know you. If we like your application, you’ll have a call with a member of our team where we’ll talk to you more about why you’d like to come to 7in7 and what you have to share.
- We prioritize diversity. We want to give a platform to voices and ideas we haven’t all heard before. That means we look for age, gender, and racial diversity, as well as focusing on what you have to share that’s different and challenging.
- We love sticking to a clear schedule. If accepted, you’ll be asked to sign a legally binding agreement to appear at 7in7 Year Five. Speakers and workshop facilitators will be expected to adhere to a schedule that includes providing an outline of your talk or workshop in summer 2022 and submitting any final slides two weeks before the event.
- We don’t shill. You may not sell or promote any particular product or service at any time during the session(s). You can of course mention your book/business/whatever, but “If you buy my course, I can teach you how to make $100,000 in a month!” is not our style.
What about compensation?
- We believe in paying people for their work. All speakers, workshop leaders, panelists, and moderators receive an all-access ticket to 7in7 Year Five. Workshop leaders receive a US$500 stipend, and speakers are paid based on speech length:
- We do not cover airfare and accommodation. If possible, we will offer you a discounted rate at a hotel near the venue(s).
- We cannot offer free tickets to your partner or members of your family. However, if you’d like someone to come just to observe your talk/panel/workshop, that can be arranged.
I GOT IT – LET’S DO THIS!
We’ll notify applicants of their status on a rolling basis.
Keep an eye out for our emails!