What Is the TRaD Works Forum?

Telecommuting, Remote, and Distributed—or TRaD—work is indisputably becoming more and more of a reality in our workplaces, with some estimates stating that 50% of the people will be working remotely by 2020. 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. There will be discussions about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges that implementing telecommuting, remote, and distributed teams can present. 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.

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

It’s time to bring the workforce into the 21st century. Remote and mobile technology are here to stay, and smart organizations who harness the opportunities of this technology shift will absolutely benefit.
Sara Sutton Fell, CEO & Founder, FlexJobs
Mohammed’s focus is to further evolve Dell’s flexibility culture by simplifying the experience…and continuously demonstrating the value flexibility adds to the business.
Mohammed Chahdi, Director, Global HR Services, Dell
Flexible work is imperative for American employers to demonstrate their commitment to fostering a modern, inclusive and efficient workplace.
Mika Cross, Director of Strategic Communications, Digital and Public Engagement, U.S. Dept. of Labor
Our ability to provide flexible working solutions that include telecommuting plays a key role in attracting and retaining the best talent that can help our customers be their best.
Nicole McCabe, Senior Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, SAP
Giving employees flexibility to work remotely increases engagement. It’s a vote of confidence in employees signaling that they’re trusted to work together regardless of location.
Sacha Connor, Co-Founder of Clorox's Remote Workforce ERG, Orbit
Dell is seeing great results come from trusting their employees with flexible roles and the opportunity to work remotely…culture is key to attracting the right talent.
Jennifer Jones Newbill, Senior Manager Global Candidate Attraction, Engagement and Experience, Dell


June 8-10, 2016
Wednesday @ 5:30pm to Friday @ 4pm
(This event has concluded)


Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC

Featured Speakers

Digital Correspondent & Editor-at-Large
CNN Digital
Director, Global HR Services
Director of Strategic Communications, Digital and Public Engagement
Veterans’ Employment & Training Service, U.S. Dept. of Labor
Senior Director Global Workplace Enablement
Happiness Engineer
Automattic, Inc.

3 Reasons to Attend

At the TRaD Works Forum, you will gain a huge amount of knowledge about the many benefits, common challenges, and 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.

You will learn from experienced leaders on topics such as:

  1. How remote work can save your company money!
  2. How remote work can help attract top talent and from a bigger candidate pool.
  3. How to increase employee productivity and engagement with smart remote work options.

Still deciding?:

Who Should Attend

Join other 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
Talent Acquisition & Talent Management Leadership
Employment Branding Professionals
Work Life / Remote Workforce Program Directors
Global Diversity & Inclusion Managers
Leaders of Remote Workforce Employee Resource Groups
Remote Team Leaders


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