Working Remotely: How To Do It Right and Why

Jan 22, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Chop Shop
  • 2033 W. North Ave
  • Chicago IL 60647
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Working remote featuring Jason Fried - 1/22/14

January 22, 2014: Working Remotely

Professionalism is a state of mind, and the best workers employ universal habits to get the job done, whether someone is watching or not; whether they’re in an office or working at home. Hear some of the tried-and-true traits of truly effective remote workers at this event featuring Jason Fried, author of the new book, REMOTE: Office Not Required.

Join us at this event for inspiration and insight from FOUR amazing speakers in an intimate and up-close format. 

Featured Speakers:

• Jason Fried – 37Signals Co-Founder and President
• Sam Rosen – Co-Founder of Desktime, The Coop, and One Design Company
• Andee Harris – SVP of Sales and Marketing at Syndio Social
• Jeremy Neuner - Co-Founder and CEO of NextSpace

Why You Should Attend This Event:



BOOK SIGNING by Jason Fried for “REMOTE: Office Not Required”

37 Signals’ newest book that shows both employers and employees can work together remotely, from any place, anytime, anywhere.

Attendees get 10% OFF Dinner at Chop Shop before the event

When you make a reservation to enjoy a meal at Chop Shop before the event mention “Entrepreneurs Unpluggd” and you’ll get 10% off your bill. Reservations must be made in advance to get this deal. Valid only for Wednesday 22, 2014.

Chicago Chop Shop

Get Mobile Gear

If you’re going to work remotely you need the right gear to get your work done right. Do you work anywhere, not just your office—your home, your local cafe, the airport, the plane. Mobile Gear will here with give aways for attendees.

Q&A with Successful Entrepreneurs

Just like ALL of our Unpluggd events, this event will feature a chance for you to ask each speaker a question after they share their unique story, share their insights and tips.

Q&A with Successful Entrepreneurs


Quality Networking

Make real connections with small business owners, designers, developers, and others within the Chicago startup community.

Meet people who can help you in your business in some capacity, either potential referral partners or potential prospective clients.

Meet people with  shared interests which, makes it easier to engage.


Event Schedule:

6:00 – 7:00 Networking and book signing
7:00 – 8:30 Speaker presentations
8:30 – 9:00 Networking

Be sure to join us at a special location— Chop Shop!

Chop Shop - 1st Ward


Jason Fried, Co-founder of 37signals

Jason Fried is the co-founder and president of 37signals , a Chicago-based company that builds web-based productivity tools that, in their words, "do less than the competition -- intentionally." 37signals' simple but powerful collaboration tools include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard. 37signals also developed and open-sourced the Ruby on Rails programming framework.

Sam Rosen Co-founder of Desktime, The Coop & One Design Company

As Co-founder of Desktime, The Coop & One Design Company he’s established a well-respected reputation as an entrepreneur and design aficionado. Sam Rosen has a make-it-happen methodology. Hailing from the Windy City, this Chicagoan balances most his time between running Desktime an online software for managing and sharing coworking spaces online. The idea for Desktime came about after Sam opened The Coop, one of Chicago’s premier coworking spots and soon learned there wasn’t the right tool out there to operate it—he’d have to build it. In addition to being highly creative, with an eye for design and a passion for the intersect where design and technology meet, Sam likes spending time at making art with The Post Family, taking walks with his dog Eli and eating delicious food around the globe.

Andee Harris, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Syndio Social

Chicago trailblazer Andee Harris has already left an indelible mark on our city’s business and philanthropic spheres. As an Equity partner of the technology-consulting firm, Emerging Solutions, Andee managed clients such as HSBC, Chicago Tribune and Potbelly. Under her tutelage, Emerging Solutions grew to 160 employees and was selected in 2011 as one of Chicago Tribune’s Best Place To Work. In 2011, Emerging Solutions sold to publicly traded Emtec. In her new role as Chief Marketing Officer, Andee successfully merged 12 Emtec acquisitions under one corporate brand and portfolio offering, earning tremendous praise from Emtec’s Board of Directors. Andee is an indefatigable philanthropist, weaving community service into her business’s corporate culture and beyond. At Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Andee created an emergency fund for families in need. She became President of Children’s Memorial Corporate Champions Board, spearheading the board’s $1.5M annual fundraising efforts. Andee recently became the youngest member of the distinguished Lurie Children’s Foundation Board, which is responsible for endowments and allocations of a $721M annual budget. Andee is committing to sharing her expertise with emerging companies. She is an Edison sponsor of Chicago Ideas Week and has recently become SVP of Sales and Marketing for Syndio Social; a startup honored by the White House and expected to triple in size in the next year. She is also the Co-Founder of Bedroom Chemist, an online venture that is changing the way couples think about romance and has been featured on the Today Show, Steve Harvey, Cosmopolitan and and other news outlets. Andee lives in Lincoln Square with her husband and two children.

Jeremy Neuner, Co-founder and CEO of NextSpace

Jeremy Neuner is the co-founder and CEO of NextSpace, the largest coworking company in the country. He's also the co-author of "The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace." A former Navy pilot, a former fellow at the Aspen Institute, and a former management and strategy consultant, Jeremy has seen a little bit of everything when it comes to the world of work. Mostly, he tries hard to live by the following motto: take your job seriously but not yourself.


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