June 29, 2021 • 7am - 1pm Pacific Time


REMOTE by GitLab is a premier event exploring the future of work, culture, and inclusion. Our 2021 event brought together 3,800 professionals from throughout the world.

During this half-day symposium, attendees learned how to create and sustain scalable remote practices within their teams and organizations. REMOTE by GitLab featured sessions from top remote leaders, detailing how remote work is transforming lives, companies, and communities. 

As one of the world’s largest all-remote companies, GitLab is bringing together the workplace design community to inspire the future of business and culture in the post-office world. 

Be the first to know about next year’s event and other remote-work news!


Sid Sijbrandij

CEO & Co-Founder

Darren Murph

Head of Remote

Annie Dean

Director of Remote Work

Lynne Oldham


Phil Bronner

General Manager
Ardent Venture Partners

Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury

Lumry Family Associate Professor
Harvard Business School

Maisha Gray-Diggs

Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

Sameer Pangrekar

Director of Global Workplace Strategy, Design, Construction & AudioVisual on the Real Estate & Workplace team

Julie Steele

Head of Internal Communications

Kate Lister

Global Workplace Analytics

Job van der Voort


Marcelo Lebre


Daisy Linden

Employee Experience & Remote-First

Dominique Baillet

Global Head of Employee Experience, Diversity & Inclusion

John Fitch

Time Off

Laurel Farrer

Distribute Consulting

Alastair Simpson

VP of Design

Richard Cho

Head of Recruiting

Betsy Bula

All-Remote Evangelist

Chris Herd

Firstbase HQ

Jessica Reeder

Senior All-Remote Campaign Manager

Phanish Puranam

Roland Berger Professor of Strategy & Organization Design

Ryan Anderson

VP, Global Research & Insights
Herman Miller


REMOTE by GitLab will feature two tracks: Culture and Making Remote Work. Our culture sessions will highlight what leading organizations are doing to keep people connected in the digital workplace. Making Remote Work will offer strategies and solutions for operating a high-functioning distributed team. 

Elevating Culture

For remote teams, a culture focus isn’t optional; it’s essential. Learn how leading organizations build connection and sustain motivation, and get a crash course in culture from world-renowned institutions.

Making Remote Work

Where is remote work headed, and how will we get there? From big-picture strategy to on-the-ground tactics, learn what some of the world’s most innovative teams are doing to empower operational excellence.


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Activity Zone, Hands-on Workshops, Speed Networking & DJ Graffiti

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome and Opening Keynote

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Sessions – Culture + Making Remote Tracks

10:00 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 11:45 am

Sessions – Culture + Making Remote Tracks

11:45 pm – 12:00 pm

Closing Keynote and Remarks

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speakers Social, Activity Zone, Hands-on Workshops, Speed Networking & DJ Graffiti

Looking for more all-remote resources?

GitLab has hundreds of guides and handbook pages available at allremote.info.


REMOTE by GitLab is a one-day, two-track consortium of thought leaders in the remote space. At this event, you’ll hear from some of the world’s most influential companies and institutions. With a track focused on culture building and a separate track for operations, you’ll gain a dimensional understanding of organizational excellence for distributed teams.

You should attend if you are interested in the future of work, curious about how major companies are addressing seismic workplace shifts, or seeking knowledge on what the new distributed team looks like. This event is ideal for executives and senior leadership looking for big-picture insights and actionable solutions you can trust.

REMOTE by GitLab is completely free to attend.

YES! At GitLab we’re all about async participation. Recordings of all keynotes and tracks are now available here.

Reach out to remote@gitlab.com.


If you are interested in sponsoring, please reach out to remote-sponsors@gitlab.com!

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