The Yonder Conference
The Yonder Conference is a round table event we've done in the past bringing together leaders of distributed companies to share and learn from one another. Our 2017 session in La Jolla, California was a wonderful success.
Not a Conventional Conference
The Yonder Conference 2017 was a roundtable discussion for founders, owners, CEOs, and other company leadership. It was a chance for distributed organizations to get on the same page so that we can move industries in the right direction. We compared notes and shared what we've all learned. We kept it small — just 20-30 people — invitation-only.
The object of Yonder has always been to get to know one another, share, and learn. Aside from some brief introductions, all sessions happened with an open discussion format. Attendees brought their questions and ideas, and learned a lot while making new friends.
We covered some of the following topics....
- Timezones & calendar issues
- Distributed “not-a-fit” examples
- Scaling distributed teams
- Management styles
- Distributed project management
- Distributed lessons for collocated companies
- Distributed nomenclature
- 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
The Yonder Conference was a curated, invitation-only, round-table discussion event for leaders of distributed companies and remote teams. We limited each event to 35 participants and tried to curate a mix of different types of companies and perspectives.
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