Work in Place Summit

Spring 2017 // Portland, Maine

Help Shape the Future of Work

The first annual Work-in-Place Summit will bring together thought leaders, influencers, researchers, and experts from the worlds of business, technology, and social innovation to share best practicesshape strategies, and provide resources to create strong, successful WiP programs. Summit talks will move beyond merely evangelizing work in place, instead tackling the complex, multi-sector opportunities and challenges that this way of working presents.

Join Us

Come join the conversation on how to build workplaces and communities of distributed workers.

Why Now?

Work in Place is the future of work. Entire companies and industries are being created and transformed around the new geographies of work. And, it is happening at a rapid pace. 

While an industry to support remote and flexible workers is quietly growing, these employees still remain underserved. Changes in where work gets done have occurred more quickly than business leaders have predicted. Companies and individuals have had to adapt rapidly to the evolving expectations of the modern workforce – but are often without the tools or resources to help guide them.  

Who Should Attend?

  • Founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs in the remote workspace
  • Thought leaders of organizations and industries with a recognized work-in-place component
  • Innovators of technology that makes remote work more accessible
  • Human resources & organizational culture mavens
  • Economic development, planning and labor policy experts
  • Managers of distributed teams
  • Individuals seeking or advocating for work-in-place arrangements
  • People currently working in place

Why Participate?

The Summit will bring together those on the forefront of this revolution, featuring speakers from distributed companies, future-of-work researchers, urban planners, flexible work advocates, management consultants, and more. Talks and conversations are aimed to facilitate the sharing of best practices, exploring the research, thought leadership, and practical resources that are necessary to create successful work-in-place programs and public policies.

Conversations, case studies, and presentations will cover areas such as:


  • Research and trends in flexible work 
  • Economic development & the remote economy
  • Transforming place-based government policies
  • Case studies for company policies
  • Tax, payroll, and operational implications 


  • Hiring & onboarding remote teams
  • Results-based management 
  • Distributed team-building & leadership
  • Co-workations & productive teams
  • Remote professional development


  • Creating social capital remotely
  • Home, coworking, and smart work spaces
  • Work-life balance & skill-building
  • Building communities of remote workers
  • Impacts on how work gets done
  • Environmental impacts


Portland, Maine

With direct flights from NYC and DC and close proximity to Boston,
Portland is both a case-study city for the future of working in place —
and an ideal location for the first annual Work in Place Summit.

The summit will allow participants ample time to explore Portland
and sample its culinary delights; it will include options for trips
down Casco Bay, tours of local breweries, and much, much more.