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Final Speakers Announced for 7in7 Year Three!


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We’re just one month away from 7in7 Year Three and I’m thrilled to introduce you to our final four speakers!

Final workshops will be announced in the coming weeks, along with the remaining panelists, so make sure you’ve signed up for our newsletter so you don’t miss out!

Ambar Januel

Ambar Januel
Creative Strategist

Speaker
Organizing Communities: Helpful Leadership Skills for Developing a Community (from grassroots to digital)

An activist, strategist, and Next Gen Tech Policy Leader with Google, Ambar is coming to Medellín to teach us how to build the world we want to live in. While community organizing can be a natural skill found in leaders and entrepreneurs, it gets a little trickier when you’re working remotely, and even more so when you’re working remotely and want to bring a community from digital to IRL. She’ll be showing us what these efforts look like across industries, and how we can apply these skills to our own work.

Sam Matthew

Sam Matthew
Director of Public Policy & General Counsel at Remote Year

Speaker
Tourist Visa or Work Permit? For Modern Nomads, It’s a Delicate Question – But It Shouldn’t Be

After escaping the Harvard-Law-School-to-corporate pipeline, Sam became head counsel for Remote Year, where he spends his time traveling to governments all over the globe figuring out what the future of legal remote work looks like. Widespread connectivity means that people need to travel for work less, and that people are working while they travel more. However, due to the fact that existing laws haven’t caught up to current trends in work and mobility, it’s often unclear whether it’s “okay” to work remotely while on a tourist visa in a foreign country, or whether such behavior would require a work permit. His presentation will analyze the “tourist visa or work permit” question, and explain why the answer to this complex problem is simpler than you may think.

Chrys Tan

Chrys Tan
Founder of Chrys Media & Creator of Women Digital Nomads

Speaker
How I Met a Local and Convinced Her to Become a Digital Nomad (+ Ended Up With A Home Base)

Thanks to dating apps, Chrys was able to sustain her romantic life with short-term dates while living as a digital nomad. When she finally met her current partner, a local, she knew she had to convince her partner to become a digital nomad… if they wanted the relationship to survive. It came with the promise to always have a home base. In this talk, Chrys chats about how she very sneakily influenced her partner and what it now means to have a home base and be a digital nomad at the same time.

Deanna Marie

Deanna Marie
Global Insurance Broker- Pacific Prime

Speaker
Protecting Our Lifestyle

Deanna is passionate about helping fellow digital nomads protect their income and lives in the best way she knows how. She’ll teach us the pro tips to buying the best insurance for our lifestyle. She’ll also focus on how to use insurance to protect our way of life and from the perils and uncertainty related to accidents and illness. You’ll get insider tips on how to make a claim for your electronics, health and trip protection.

Previously announced speakers, workshoppers, and panelists:

Libryia Jones

Libryia Jones
Founder, Wanderist Life

Speaker
You’ve Got Time But Don’t Wait: Curing Timeline Trauma

You may know Libryia as the woman who created an entire business just to travel the world with her teenage daughter. This all-around badass will be talking us out of our fears and into the next stage of our nomad journey. We often let social expectations define what order we stage our lives in and define what we are “allowed” to do at each stage – you’d better travel before you have kids. If you have kids, you’d better wait until they graduate to chase your dreams. Us digital nomads have given the finger to convention, but we still suffer from the effects of Timeline Trauma, especially when things get hard. We’ll talk about healing from timeline trauma and tackling the symptomatic fears the come with it.

Amber Monaco

Amber Monaco
Writer

Speaker
The 4-Hour Hobby: Why You Need a Hobby and Not Another Business

Amber is a writer and self described “content machine”. If she’s not scuba diving, she’s viciously defending the Oxford comma. She’ll be speaking at 7in7 about the importance of embracing hobbies, instead of another new business. We’ve all been there: you find something you kind of like, you start spending time on it, and before you know it you’re riddled with guilt about how you should be spending time working on your business instead of on “that thing” that isn’t bringing you money. So, you either drop it completely, or you start thinking about how to turn “that thing” into – yet another – business. You’ll be challenged to find a simple hobby that you can take with you when you travel that inspires, which will result in a more creative business.

Vianessa Castaños

Vianessa Castaños
Writer & Consultant

Speaker
Inclusivity and Social Responsibility in the Digital Nomad Space

Vianessa is a veteran nomad, writer, and actor with a penchant for vibrant storytelling. She’ll be speaking at 7in7 about how to be intentionally inclusive and socially responsible within the greater nomadic community. Location independent jobs have given rise to digital nomads and long-term traveler; in this presentation, she’ll discuss how we can become more aware of (and minimize) any negative impact we may have on the local communities where we travel and how to be more inclusive and intentional while in those communities.

Daisy Onubogu

Daisy Onubogu
VP, Community at Roam

Speaker
Make Friends, Influence People, Keep Your Soul

Daisy is a cake-loving feminist, VP of Community at Roam, and a fellow 7in7 alumni. In between bursts of globetrotting, she’ll be landing at 7in7 to share how we can all power up our networks, positively influence people, and keep our souls squeaky clean in the process. More than ever the key to economic success, or at least achieving it without losing the will to live, is who you know. So how to build that network? Maintain it? Have it work for you? Daisy’s got the scoop.

Liz Scully

Liz Scully
Founder, Rethink Central

Speaker
Think Like a Film Crew – Your Story is Important

Liz is practically a household name if you were at 7in7 Year Two. The master of masterminds is back for Year Three with fresh content and new perspectives on how we consider our lives and the stories we tell about ourselves. Story is woven through everything we do from Instagram captions to the tales we most certainly keep from our mothers. Stories link us to our community, our history and ultimately ourselves. It’s human to remember stories and warm to those that tell them. But as nomads, we often share only one aspect of ourselves – the plucky traveller, the nerd on the move, the jaded wifi seeker. We shortchange ourselves by not sharing our full spectrum. This talk will inspire you to tell more stories and why it’s not just fun but vital to who you are.

Céline Williams

Céline Williams
Founder, Chief Strategist

Workshop Facilitator
Remotional Intelligence: Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in a Remote World

Céline is a business strategist focused on preparing leaders for the challenges of the future of work. It’s well-known nowadays that your IQ doesn’t determine your success in life, but rather that your Emotional Intelligence is the real key to improving your interactions, building connections, communicating effectively, and being motivated every day. Those are the factors that truly determine success. This workshop will provide an overview of Emotional Intelligence, specifically focusing on its importance in remote work and how you can harness it to your advantage. You will participate in exercises to strengthen and improve your Emotional Intelligence and learn strategies to ensure that you’re having the impact that you want, no matter how remote your life is.

Dr. Sonia Jaeger

Dr. Sonia Jaeger
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, PhD

Workshop Facilitator
Creating Your Location Independent Mental Health Toolbox

Sonia is a psychologist and psychotherapist who understands the rigors of location independence. She and Melissa, who you’ll meet below, will be helping us tackle one of the least-discussed challenges of location independent life: our mental health. This workshop is designed to be a safe and confidential space to learn new strategies to care for your mental health while on the road. Two location independent psychologists will share with you tools and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy designed to prevent difficult thoughts and feelings from getting in the way of living a meaningful and fulfilling life. Sharing during the session is entirely optional.

Dr. Melissa Parks

Dr. Melissa Parks
Psychologist, PhD

Workshop Facilitator
Creating Your Location Independent Mental Health Toolbox

Melissa provides online counseling for individuals around the world. Along with Sonia, these two location independent psychologists will give us the tools to prevent difficult thoughts and feelings from getting in the way of living a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Natasha Stanley

Natasha Stanley
Founder, This Is For You

Workshop Facilitator
The Authentic Connection Playshop

Back by popular demand! If you’ve ever shown up to an event alone, you can appreciate just how wonderful Natasha’s workshops, games, and activities can be to jump start your confidence. She’ll be facilitating a workshop at 7in7 about how to pursue and deepen authentic connections.

Elizabeth Miner

Elizabeth Miner
International Life and Business Coach

Panelist
21 to 91: A Nomad Odyssey

Elizabeth is a nomadic coach who noticed she was meeting a lot more nomads in their older years who were struggling with the loneliness aspect of being location independent. So we’re putting together a panel with nomads in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond to discuss the different phases of location independent life.

7in7 Tickets

Have you got your ticket yet for this October in Medellín, Colombia? Join 100 of your fellow nomads for a full week of activities, meetups, parties, workshops, speakers, breakout sessions, Colombian coffee, and a boatload of new best friends.


Kit A crazy cat lady and cheery extrovert, Kit has made her living as a marketing consultant since she began digital nomad life almost a decade ago. She’s also the founder of Nomad + Spice, an awesome podcast for location independent women.

@kitwhelan