Aah Spain… Land of pintxos, Rioja and Jamon… Doesn’t that make your mouth water? Well, then maybe epic rockclimbing, empty lefthanders and freaky steep biketrails are what make your blood run faster.

So if Spains’ outdoor gold is on your list… you probably need a valid reason to go. Young Outdoor Professional is a huge fan of combining careers and outdoor fun. We’ve noticed that a trip abroad is more intense and fulfilling when combined with a business meeting, training or event. That’s why we’ve listed some conferences here. Convince your boss (or yourself) that you SHOULD go this fall.

Note: for all the self-employed out there: attending a business conference abroad means that you can list the trip as ‘work’. Meaning: very attractive, tax-wise. Make sure to check with your national regulations.


Nomad City

October 8 – 14, Gran Canaria
Nomad City is a yearly event focusing on remote work, distributed companies and location independent entrepreneurship.
The event is designed to help professionals and companies start their journey into remote work, or make existing remote teams more productive.



ESP regional conference: Ecosystems

October 15 – 19, San Sebastián
‘Ecosystem services in a changing world: moving from theory to practice.’ Sustainability conference with keynote speeches selected around this theme. 40 break-out sessions, a business day which includes a market place and business oriented session, network opportunities. This conference welcomes anyone interested in ecosystem services, but especially focusses on the science-policy-practice nexus and uptake within Europe.



Magento Live

October 9 – 10, Barcelona
MagentoLive Europe will host the biggest innovators in eCommerce. Discover what’s new in the world of digital commerce and the Magento ecosystem. For developers, CMO’s, entrepreneurs and employees.



QA&Test – International Conference on software QA Testing

October 17 – 19, Bilbao
QA&TEST is the International Conference on Software Testing and QA for embedded systems that is held annually in Bilbao. This year, the 17th edition will take place on the 17, 18 and 19 October. The conference’s goal is that our attendees improve their skills in testing and QA while becoming part of a worldwide network of embedded testing professionals



Smart City Expo

November 13 – 15, Barcelona
Mobility, circular economy, IoT…Smart City Expo World Congress promotes debate and creates synergies with the issues that matter: with 8 Topics, the event will provide the platform for experts and market players to share and exchange knowledge and solutions, and look in-depth at the great challenges that modern cities face.



Fiware Summit

November 27 – 28, Málaga
Join innovators, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, startups and investors for great software releases, business and disruptive technology. This Summit will introduce a new track devoted to Smart Energy and the Open Source for Energy transition to create a sustainable Energy Ecosystem. This exciting new topic will join the existing tracks on Smart Cities, Smart Agrifood, Smart Industry and Tech.



Code Motion

November 30 – December 1, Madrid
Codemotion is a two-day event open to all languages and technologies with a focus on topics such as Frontend, Security, Mobile, DevOps, IoT, Cloud, Big Data, AI /Machine Learning, Design/UX, Game Dev, Inspirational, Functional Programming, Javascript, Containers, Microservices, AR/MR/VR, Diversity in Tech, FAAS/Serverless.





*we’ve only included events with a broad web-presence and international allure.

** we will update this post regularly!

Sources: 10times.com,