About the Bansko nomad community

Since Uwe Allgäuer and Matthias Zeitler arrived in Bansko and opened a coworking space in Dec 2016, Bansko has grown into major digital nomad hub in Europe. Coworking Bansko is the epicenter of the community here and has about 100 members throughout the year. A lot of nomads turned into Bansko residents. Last year we opened our cozy mountain village to a larger audience and organized the Bansko Nomad Fest for the first time. A festival to celebrate the remote life, make new connections, learn something from each other and have fun. Join us this year for the second edition of this amazing experience.

For one week we turn Bansko into a celebration of what‘s great about location independence. Inspiring speakers will share their insights and stories, we will enjoy everything the mountains have to offer and create connections among all participants.

The general program looks like this, but will evolve until the event starts - and we have many participant driven activities that will be decided during the event:

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Welcome & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Presentations & Closing
Afternoon Arrival Activities & Unconference Activities & Unconference Activities & Unconference Activities & Unconference Activities & Unconference Pool Day & Activities Activities
Evening Welcome Drinks Speed Dating, Networking & Drinks Quiz, Games, Jam & Werewolves Hot Springs, Movie Night & Circles Scavenger Hunt & Karaoke Competition Big Forest Fire & Party, camp-out option Pool Party / DJ BBQ & Farewell Drinks
A detailed daily program will be posted during the event.

We will have talks, workshops and presentations in the mornings and then use the afternoons for a range of fun activities in the nature around us. You will have a choice of activities that are already included in your ticket like yoga, hiking, speed-dating etc. Or you can pay for additional premium activities like quad biking, a wine tour or mountain biking. The evenings are meant to network and enjoy tasty food as well as music. There will be also enough "free time" where you can enjoy Bansko with newly found friends or just work on your projects.
Our focus is around Start Up, Scale Up, Live Up topics, so everyone will have engaging experiences regardless of where they are in their own journey.

Inspiring Speakers Share their Stories and Expertise

Tomislav Capan

Fears and Challenges of Remote Work

Marcelle Bottini

Enneagram for business productivity

Gundars Strazdins

The Formula of a Presentation Design

Mariza Monteiro

Prospering During a Global Crisis: How I Built a 7-figure business during a Pandemic

Grace Taylor

Tax issues for digital nomads

Uwe Allgaeuer

Why Bulgaria should be your first choice for setting up a base?

Jessica Lokker

Passive income: the ultimate way to enjoy your freedom

Monika Rizovska

Branding on a budget

Kristen Yates

Awakening Your Inner Power Through Plant Medicine

Lýdia Machová

How to succeed with a bold business idea

Ruth Cremer

Myth-busting: 10 things you probably didn't know about (remote) business models

Alice Nettleingham

Unleash Your Creator Confidence

Thomas Liller

Authentic Relating: How to connect deeply with other people and avoid depression

Yulia Medvedeva

How to make online course from your expert knowledge for passive income

Lisa Reidmiller

Running an Amazon FBA Business

Liya Panayotova

How to become your own therapist on the road

VerDarLuz

Locational Astrology: Find Your Power Places for Career, Love, Home, and Spiritual Growth

Samson Vowles

Selling With Storytelling

Laurel Van Woerkom

Maintaining Balance While On the Move

Anna Maria Kochanska

How to work effectively with different cultures

Björn Freimuth

How to Increase Your Online Marketing Income - by 10x

Lars Willemse

Bringing the world together

Christian Schmitz

Tech in Coworking: Which ecosystems are needed and how they elevate your experience to the next level

Caterina Maiolini

Salto KS and the user journey experience. Why old ways won't open new doors.

Joyce Mol

Breathwork to improve your creativity & inspiration

Shelly Agam

Growing an Organic Business

Danai Koukoulommati

Building a successful business and supportive culture in a virtual environment

Alisa Zingerman

New business - the eternal battle of chaos and order!

Cristian Zarnescu

Secrets of Bankso Real Estate

James Meads

Negotiation Basics, with Live Role Play Examples

Ralf Westphal

How to get long term residency in Bulgaria

Christin Maschmann

Effective Decision Making - Learnings through Poker

Gianni Bianchini

How to leverage video content for your marketing strategy

Krystal Pino

The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for US Based Digital Nomads: How to save on taxes while traveling

Sebastian Kinzlinger

Lean StartUp / Build an successful online Product

Tonka Nikolova

Emotions & Thoughts

Lukas Grunwald

Security of your digital assets while you travel.

Marcel Gasser

Welcome to "Niemandsland"

Milena Hadzhiivanova

Mindset matters. Remote life & uncertainty

Antony Minkowski

How to find your work & life balance

Mateusz Belowski

How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Traveling

Lance Nelson

Building a start-up in Bulgaria

Sam Ben-Yakar

Web Accessibility - Things you need to know about online business

Juliana Rabbi

How to land your dream remote job in 90 days

Becca Marsh

Around The World On Nothing But Optimism

Kirsten Barrie

How to Stay Profitable While Being a Digital Nomad

Kathrin Folkendt

Femtech Adventures: Lessons Learned from Building a Women's Health Empire

Sebastian Leder

How to tap into your creative power

Stefani Icherenska

Find your soulmates for love and friendships now

Andreas Wil Gerdes

Let’s TALK2033, the Next Normal

Dean Kuchel

What I learnt traveling to 100 countries as a digital nomad

Lona Alia

SafetyWing

Johannes Voelkner

Business & Travel Lessons learned in 10 years as a digital nomad

Katia Dimova

Why Coliving and What’s next?

A wide range of topics ensure that everyone has a great time. We will announce the speakers over the course of the next months leading up to the event. We offer our early bird discounts to everyone who commits early without having all the details.

The exact speaker lineup and topics are subject to change, also because there are still some travel restrictions for non-EU speakers, but expect around 70 sessions in our conference and unconference tracks covering a broad range of topics like:


Fears and Challenges of Remote Work Enneagram for business productivity The Formula of a Presentation Design Prospering During a Global Crisis: How I Built a 7-figure business during a Pandemic Tax issues for digital nomads Why Bulgaria should be your first choice for setting up a base? Business & Travel Lessons learned in 10 years as a digital nomad Passive income: the ultimate way to enjoy your freedom Branding on a budget Awakening Your Inner Power Through Plant Medicine Why Coliving and What’s next? How to succeed with a bold business idea Myth-busting: 10 things you probably didn't know about (remote) business models Unleash Your Creator Confidence Authentic Relating: How to connect deeply with other people and avoid depression How to make online course from your expert knowledge for passive income Running an Amazon FBA Business How to become your own therapist on the road Locational Astrology: Find Your Power Places for Career, Love, Home, and Spiritual Growth Selling With Storytelling Maintaining Balance While On the Move Breathwork to improve your creativity & inspiration How to work effectively with different cultures How to Increase Your Online Marketing Income - by 10x Bringing the world together Tech in Coworking: Which ecosystems are needed and how they elevate your experience to the next level. Salto KS and the user journey experience. Why old ways won't open new doors. Growing an Organic Business Building a successful business and supportive culture in a virtual environment Mindset matters. Remote life & uncertainty. New business - the eternal battle of chaos and order! Breathwork to improve your creativity & inspiration Negotiation Basics, with Live Role Play Examples How to get long term residency in Bulgaria Effective Decision Making - Learnings through Poker How to leverage video content for your marketing strategy The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for US Based Digital Nomads: How to save on taxes while traveling Lean StartUp / Build an successful online Product The future of remote work The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for US Based Digital Nomads: How to save on taxes while traveling Emotions & Thoughts Security of your digital assets while you travel. Welcome to "Niemandsland" How to find your work & life balance How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Traveling Building a start-up in Bulgaria Web Accessibility - Things you need to know about online business Femtech Adventures: Lessons Learned from Building a Women's Health Empire How to land your dream remote job in 90 days Around The World On Nothing But Optimism How to Stay Profitable While Being a Digital Nomad Femtech Adventures: Lessons Learned from Building a Women's Health Empire Secrets of Bansko Real Estate How to tap into your creative power Find your soulmates for love and friendships now Let’s TALK2033, the Next Normal* What I learnt traveling to 100 countries as a digital nomad.


Plus many unconference sessions and self-organized meetups around topics that you are passionate about.

Bansko has its own magic!

The Bansko Nomad Fest is an action packed week to explore it all.

Co-create the event through unconference sessions and self-organized meetups.

There will be an online group
to connect with everyone.

The Location: Bansko Old Town Area

We are sold out for this year. 350 people registered! No more tickets available

See you at Bansko Nomad Fest 2022.
Crazy bird tickets will go on sale on 1.1.2022

What are the Nomad Fest plans in case the Corona pandemic is getting worse?
It is hard to predice the future, but we believe that the Corona virus restrictions will be over before end of June (probably much earlier).
Why? Because governments around the world are taking drastic steps to fight this virus, have prioritized the development of treatments and vacines.
And air borne virus infections generally do not spread easily in warmer weather and higher humidity.
Depsite travel and other restrictions we were able to hold the event in 2020 and expect this year to be much easier.
However in case the pandemic would affect you travel plans:
You can either use your ticket for any of our future Nomad Fest events or transfer it to someone else.
There are no refunds on tickets though.

It is super easy and affordable to attend Bansko Nomad Fest 2021:

Sofia Airport Transfer

One-way: €20

You can book a shared transfer on June 27th and July 5th, which is the easiest way to get to Bansko. But you will also be able to organize rideshares with other participants or take the public bus from Sofia.

Premium Activities

All optional activities can be bought on-site

Every day we take you to the highlights of Bansko: Rila Monastary, Melnik Wine Tasting, Rafting, ATV/Quad, Hike Bezbog, Pool Party, Bike Tour, Hotsprings

Tasty Group Meals

Breakfast €3.5, Lunch €6, Dinner €16

Enjoy some of the best restaurants of Bansko.

Vegetarian & Vegan options available

Coworking

Optional workspace access

Be productive and get a comfortable seat with fast internet and great coffee at Coworking Bansko. And if you want to stay longer, then we have a special membership offer for you.

You will be able to get all add-ons after you register for a ticket.







Location

We will use multiple indoor and outdoor venues in the Bansko Old Town, which is of great hotels and restaurants

Spend a week in the Bansko, the mountain capital of the Balkans. This cozy village is full of history, large mountains and a growing community of location independent freelancers and enterpreneurs.

Additional Details

We will be in touch with you after registration to coordinate your arrival, deal with any room preferences or upgrades and answer any questions you might have. There is also a private Facebook group for everyone that you will get access to.

Also if you want to stay longer, either before or after the event, you can find apartments at BanskoNomadApartments.com.

To get to Bansko, please check Ryanair and Wizzair for cheap flight to Sofia. We will arrange airpot transfers and there is also a public bus from Sofia

Please note that Coworking Bansko has limited membership availability before and after the Nomad Fest. If you intend to stay longer in Bansko, then please sign-up for membership as early as possible to avoid being turned away because of capacity issues.