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The TRaD* Works Forum 2017
*Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed
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What Is The TRaD Works Forum?

First, we’re thrilled to say that The TRaD Works Forum is a hot ticket! Recruiter.com says The TRaD Works Forum is one of the top 10 HR and Recruiting Conferences for 2017!

More specifically though, The TRaD Works Forum is the premier event focused on the important business opportunities and challenges surrounding Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed work (hence, the TRaD acronym).

As TRaD work is indisputably becoming more and more of a reality with the saturation of mobility, cloud-based technologies, and–quite honestly– the Millennial generation as a majority of the workforce, it’s vital for companies to proactively evaluate how TRaD work options can increase their organization’s productivity and profit margins. The TRaD Works Forum is all about creating a community event for the companies who are at the forefront of this reality, as well as for those keenly interested to learn how they can advance their organization’s telecommuting, remote, and distributed work efforts.

The TRaD Works Forum will redefine traditional work by facilitating and inspiring conversations between leaders of Fortune 500 companies, fast-growing virtual companies, and “future of work” thought leaders. Not only will discussions review the opportunities, benefits, and challenges pertaining to telecommuting, remote, and distributed teams, the conversation will also be focused on the tactical and actionable frameworks teams use to scale up and optimize their initiatives. We will also be hosting an excellent lineup of speakers, interesting and practical panel discussions, and interactive workshops where attendees can share their remote work stories, technologies, and best practices. Our goal is for attendees to come away with real, cutting edge insights they can deploy at their organizations as well as a network of leaders and influencers they can reach out to along their TRaD work journey.


September 27-29, 2017
Wednesday evening to Friday afternoon


Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
2121 P St NW
Washington, DC

Featured Speakers & Moderators

We are incredibly excited for this year’s lineup! More speakers and moderators will be announced as we get closer to the event. Also, feel free to check out last year’s speakers and moderators to get an idea of their quality and expertise.

Director, Global HR Services
VP, Xerox North American HR Operations
Xerox Corporation
Director, WorkLife & Community Programs
Johns Hopkins University
Executive Communications Director
Microsoft Corporation
Senior Economics Correspondent
The New York Times

5 Reasons to Attend

At The TRaD Works Forum, you will gain a huge amount of knowledge, tactics and frameworks about ways to make remote work a success for your company. Yet, you'll be able to do it in a condensed, efficient amount of time and will be able to leave with actionable ideas on how to improve your remote work programs immediately. Plus, you will have access to people who are leading the charge in TRaD work and will have ample time to network, share best practices and learn from each other.

You will learn from experienced leaders on topics such as:

  1. Tactics that leverage remote work to save your company money!
  2. Frameworks for how companies are scaling their remote work programs.
  3. How to select and deploy tools to connect your remote workforce.
  4. Methods to connect HR and IT departments to optimize remote work.
  5. Strategies for increasing engagement, retention and productivity in remote teams.

Amidst the more structured elements of the forum, we look forward to setting an environment for friendly and stimulating conversation, great food, and fun!

Learn more about our agenda >

Who Should Attend

Listed as one of the top 10 HR conferences to attend in 2017, this event is for forward-thinking leaders from top companies to learn, share, and discuss how telecommuting, remote, and distributed work can positively impact your workforce! Here are some of the types of company representatives who will be there:

CEOs and COOs interested in optimizing a remote workforce
CTOs and IT Directors looking to collaborate with HR
Talent Acquisition & Talent Management Leadership
Work Life / Remote Workforce Program Directors
Global Diversity & Inclusion Managers
Leaders of Remote Workforce Employee Resource Groups
Remote Team Leaders
Company Branding Professionals

What People Are Saying About The TRaD Works Forum

"TRaD Works provided an environment to discuss in depth how TRaD work is being carried out, initiated, and achieving buy in from management while also offering myriad opportunities to connect with thought leaders and decision makers at both small but influential companies and Fortune 500 organizations alike. Simply put worth every penny and we will be back."
“The large amount of data we got at The TRaD Works Forum was nice to take back to my execs / our board to show them we're doing the right thing investing in remote workers and should continue to do it.
“I received a lot of specific ideas of things that I will be able to implement to positively impact our remote culture in my workplace right away.“
I have talked to more people after this conference than almost any other conference I have attended.
“I really enjoyed hearing that although we are all from different industries we all face the same challenges and hearing how others address those issues.”
Honestly it was all great. I was highly impressed with the venue, the customer service, the agenda and the attendees.”

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