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 Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations Keynotes & Presentations
Afternoon Outdoor Activities
& meetups
Outdoor Activities
& meetups
Outdoor Activities
& meetups
Outdoor Activities
& meetups
Outdoor Activities
& meetups
Pool Day Closing Session, Group Picture
Evening Welcome Drinks Dating, Networking & Drinks Social, Jam & Werewolves Movie Night Karaokee Dance & Cocktails Big Forest Fire Farewell Cocktails
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 actvities 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?

Samantha Wolhuter

Branding for your AI no-collar workforce

Jessica Lokker

Passive income: the ultimate way to enjoy your freedom

Monika Rizovska

Branding on a budget

Kristen Yates

Awakening Conscious Leadership Through Plant Medicine

Megan Janel Zimmer

Maximizing Connection with Emotional Engagement Design

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

More Speakers

announced soon

More Speakers

announced soon

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, but expect around 70 speakers 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? Branding for your AI no-collar workforce Passive income: the ultimate way to enjoy your freedom Branding on a budget Awakening Conscious Leadership Through Plant Medicine Maximizing Connection with Emotional Engagement Design 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


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

An epic week-long event with tickets, accomodation, 3 meals a day
for less than €500 is probably one of the best deals around!

€149
Early Bird

Register before April 1st to get a great deal for a ticket while regular tickets are €249 later

Contribute
Volunteers & Speakers

If you are interested in speaking or volunteering for the event in exchange for a free ticket please fill out the SPEAKER or VOLUNTEER application form.

from €149
Accomodation: Guesthouse

A room in a nearby guesthouse for up to 4 people, depending on room type. Simple but clean. You have your own ensuite bathroom of course.


We have reserved a contingent of rooms for Nomad Fest attendees and will release room in April for reservation.

from €249
Accomodation: Hotel

A room in a nearby hotel for up to 2 people. A little bit nicer than the guesthouse and you have your own ensuite bathroom of course.


We have reserved a contingent of rooms for Nomad Fest attendees and will release rooms in April for reservation.

Ticket sales have started and we already have over 220 people registered!

Please get your ticket now! Accomodation, food, transfers and activities can be reserved later.

If you cannot pay with Paypal, then we can also send you an invoice that you can pay via bank transfer.
Please send your invoicing details to [email protected].

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.

We also have several add-ons to make it super easy and affordable to attend Bansko Nomad Fest 2021, you will be able to book them by making a reservation in April and then pay the remainder on-site.

Sofia Airport Transfer

One-way: €20

Easiest way to get to Bansko, but you will also be able to organize rideshares with other participants or take the public bus form 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

Food Packages

3 Meals a day €125

Vegetarian & Vegan options available

Coworking

workspace

Be productive and get a comfortable seat with fast internet and great coffee at Coworking Bansko

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







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.