Blue-sky thinking in Portugal: Coworking retreat planned for September

September can be a month of mourning for many in chilly Northern hemisphere climates (I can confirm this as a Brit), triggering memories of the new school term and a hurtle towards shorter days. A week in Portugal’s sun-blessed south will therefore appeal to many, especially one that introduces a blend of leisure with exciting work possibilities, all against an idyllic backdrop.

Offsite Immersive 2016 will see 18 like-minded professionals interact in the beautiful, and apparently historic, surroundings of Guia (nearest beach a 14 minute drive away) through work and social activities. The co-working retreat is organised by Southwest Collective for the week 11-18 September, and will include the following (according to the website):

  • An inspiring location with everything needed to be focused and productive
  • A community of creative and passionate people that can help accelerate ideas and projects
  • Healthy food choices
  • Off-the-grid meaningful activities and experiences
  • Flash talk and deep-dive sessions with interesting topics to feel inspired
  • Stunning on-site shared accommodation (2/3 people per room) with ample space to work and relax
  • 3 day free pass to coworklisboa co-working space in Lisbon

Did someone mention wine? 🙂

While the accommodation – a traditional house with pool – looks stunning (you could almost imagine a top Primeira Liga player owning such a property), there are also pretty villages to escape to, we are told.

More information, including pricing, can be found on the website and via Twitter (@swcollectiveco).

2 Replies to “Blue-sky thinking in Portugal: Coworking retreat planned for September”

  1. I will be attending this event, and can’t wait to see what’s in store! If anyone reading this is hesitating to apply, I encourage you to go for it! The team has been very friendly, and they are hard at work pulling together resources to make this a meaningful, memorable experience 🙂

    Thanks for the article, Matt!

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