Web Conferences Roundup: Events from Around the Globe

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Each year, thousands of developers, designers, and programmers from around the world gather together at conferences and events to share ideas, promote the latest technologies, and discuss best practices, standards, and emerging trends in their respective fields. For those of us who have had the privilege to participate in one or more of those events, we likely received valuable information that had a profound effect on our progress as web professionals.

In this article, I’ve attempted to gather together a comprehensive list of web development and graphic design-related conferences and events that developers and designers can use as a reference to find out where and when the latest of such of events will be taking place. I’ve tried to ensure that the event descriptions and links are as general as possible, allowing this list to stay relevant for as long as possible.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to include every pertinent event. So if there is anything relevant missing, please comment below and we’ll try to add it to the list. Also, if any of the information is incorrect or out of date, you can contact me using the bio information at the bottom of this article, and we’ll make any necessary corrections.

The list, which includes a brief description plus location, is divided into the following categories:

General Web Design Conferences

The following list consists of web conferences and events that cover a broad range of topics, including design, usability, web standards, and coding.

An Event Apart12
“From the makers of A List Apart. An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.”

Location: Multiple U.S. cities

An Event Apart13

Web Directions14
“Our major conferences, Web Directions South and Web Directions North, are held annually in Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada, and cover the full range of interests for web professionals — web design, front-end and back-end development, information architecture, interaction design, accessibility, data visualization and much more.”

Location: Australia, North America, Japan

Web Directions15

Front-End Design Conference16
“web-conference-roundup.”

Location: U.S.A.

Front-End Design Conference17

Future of Web Design18
“There’s loads going on at this years event. You’ll hear from great speakers, enjoy in depth workshops and make new friends and contacts. It’s a 1 day, 1 track event with a 2nd day of fantastic workshops.”

Location: New York City, U.S.A.

Future of Web Design19

Voices That Matter Conferences20
“The Pearson Education Voices That Matter Conference series gives voice to the most important thought leaders in technology, design, and business today. These conferences give our readers access to those who have devised new technologies, new approaches and new inventions. Our speakers are the individuals who have made the strongest contributions impacting their industry. ”

Location: Multiple U.S. cities

Voices That Matter Conferences21

In Control Conference22
“Learn from a diverse array of Web experts to use modern tools and techniques to refine your Web design craft now. Harness creative inspiration to unlock your potential, amplify innovation, and broaden your reach. Immerse yourself in two days of idea exchange with potential business partners who are as forward-thinking as you are.”

Location: U.S.A.

In Control Conference23

@media Web Conferences24
“Founded in 2004, Vivabit has been producing widely renowned and consistently well-received conferences for web professionals since the first sell-out @media event in London in 2005.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

@media25

Webstock26
“Webstock is a range of web-related events with the aim of improving how websites are built through inspiration, education, insightful analysis and practical application. It features industry leaders and kick-ass speakers talking on topics such as accessibility, web standards, usability and other best practices.”

Location: New Zealand

Webstock27

WebVisions28
“WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy to uncover the trends and agents of change that will shatter your assumptions about the Web. Be ready to network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.”

Location: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

WebVisions29

Web Developers Conference30
“As always we’ve put together a great line up of speakers from across the UK. Not only that but we have also got local developers and designers together to help answer your questions.”

Location: Bristol, U.K.

Web Developers Conference31

Edge of the Web Conference32
“The conference program offers a diverse range of leading edge and highly topical content focusing on key areas of current web development best practise, such as usability and accessibility and current web trends such as social networking and open data exchange, in a two day conference format.”

Location: Western Australia

Edge of the Web Conference33

Build Web Conference34
“With a variety of companion workshops, lectures, parties, meetups and an unconference, Build was created for those enthusiastic about the web and passionate about what they do.”

Location: Belfast, Ireland

Build Web Conference35

EdUI Conference36
“EdUI offers a rare speaker lineup of top web innovators that will inspire and enlighten web designers, developers, managers, and user experience and interaction design professions from any industry.”

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

EdUI Conference37

The Rich Web Experience Conference38
“RWE is a technically focused event targeted at: Web Designers, Developers, and Technical Project Managers.”

Location: Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

The Rich Web Experience Conference39

Web Design World40
“Since 1997, we’ve helped thousands of Web designers learn what they need to know to make better web sites, manage web projects, and get home at a decent hour.”

Location: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Web Design World41

Fronteers42
“Fronteers wants to organize a world class front-end web development conference each year. This is entirely done by volunteers, so we can keep the costs as low as possible.”

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fronteers43

The Big (D)esign Conference44
“The Big Design Conference is an intense day of learning within the scope of Strategy, Social Media, User Experience, and Code Development. Experts from across the country will gather to present theories, research, experiences, and best practices to students, professionals, and executives looking to stay on the bleeding edge.”

Location: Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

The Big (D)esign Conference45

IDEA Conference46
“IDEA brings together leading interaction design thinkers from across the globe, and challenges them: to share beyond the concepts that inspire them most, and deliver practical guidance for attendees to begin making an immediate difference in the networked world of today and tomorrow.”

Location: North America

IDEA Conference47

UI, UX, & IA Conferences

The following list includes conferences and events focused on user interface design, user experience design, usability, and information architecture.

User Interface Conference48
“Whether you’re looking for insights into new strategies, you need to learn the latest advancements, or you want a primer for new skills, this conference is the one for you. Our team of experts will set your imagination on fire, powering up your creative juices so you can dazzle and delight, whether you’re a member of a large team or a UX-Team-Of-One.”

Location: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

User Interface Conference49

International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces50
“IUI is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.”

Location: Worldwide

International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces51

Web 3.052
“At Web 3.0 Conference we will explore how companies are using the semantic web today, and should be using them tomorrow, for significant bottom line impact in areas like marketing, corporate information management, publishing, customer service, and personal productivity.”

Location: Multiple U.S. cities

Web 3.053

Information Architecture Summit54
“The Information Architecture Summit is the premier gathering place for information architects and other user experience professionals. The conference has grown from a special interest group’s efforts to define an emerging field, to a rich and expanding community of practice, shaping and informing multiple disciplines.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Information Architecture Summit55

UX Australia56
“UX Australia is a 3-day user experience design conference, with inspiring and practical presentations, covering a range of topics about how to design great experiences for people.”

Location: Australia

UX Australia57

UXCampLondon58
“A one day BarCamp in Richmond, London for anyone involved or interested in user experience design, interaction design, information architecture or usability.”

Location: Richmond, London, U.K.

UXCampLondon59

UX Week60
“UX Week is the premier user experience conference. With a mix of inspiring talks from recognized thought leaders and hands-on workshops delivering takeaway skills, this event delivers for user experience professionals at all levels — directors, managers, and practitioners.”

Location: San Francisco, U.S.A.

UX Week61

UX London62
“UX London is a unique three-day event combining inspirational talks with in-depth workshops presented by some of the industry’s biggest names.”

Location: London, U.K.

UX London63

Usability Week Conference64
“In place of scattered, shallow talks, Usability Week offers up to 6 days of deep learning as international experts lead 33 full-day tutorials on topics such as: Fundamental guidelines for Web usability, Improving usability for complex applications, Applying information architecture (IA) principles, Writing for the Web, Agile development and usability, Managing user experience strategy.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Usability Week Conference65

Advanced Common Sense Usability Workshops66
Usability workshops presented by the consulting firm “Advanced Common Sense”, owned and operated by Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think.

Location: Multiple U.S. Cities

Advanced Common Sense Usability Workshops67

UX Lx: User Experience Lisbon68
Meet a fabulous set of world renowned speakers and absorb their knowledge with thought-provoking talks and in-depth workshops. Share your own ideas by proposing a talk and network with the other participants with our awesome range of side-activities.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

User Experience Lisbon69

JavaScript & Ajax Conferences

The following list includes conferences and events focused on JavaScript programming, JavaScript libraries, and Ajax.

jQuery Conference70
“The annual conference of jQuery users and developers. There will be talks on jQuery, jQuery UI, plugins, complex application development, and more — all from the top jQuery developers. Case studies from some of the leading users of jQuery will be included along with a 3 hour tutorial for those just getting started.”

Location: U.S.A.

jQuery Conference71

Full Frontal JavaScript Conference72
“Full Frontal is a conference held in Brighton UK, for the front end developers with JavaScript skills ranging from beginner to advanced. If you’ve dabbled with JavaScript in the past and wanted to learn more about how the language works and what makes it tick, then this conference is for you.”

Location: Brighton, U.K.

Full Frontal JavaScript Conference73

The Ajax Experience74
“The Ajax Experience (TAE) is the original, and most authoritative, event for Web developers and designers wanting to learn more about Ajax and next generation Web applications. TAE bridges technology and practice by focusing on new solutions for real world problems, and giving practical examples on those solutions. Presented by over 40 independent Ajax experts from across the globe and with so many expert attendees present as well, you can even network and leverage informal learning opportunities from your peers who can contribute directly to your skills and project success.”

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The Ajax Experience75

JSConf76
“JSConf … is a conference devoted to the programming language we all love to hate and hate to love, JavaScript. This is conference will be thoughtful, content driven, and exemplify the very nature of JavaScript. The core focus of this conference is to expose some of the details about JavaScript that are often overlooked and present them more as a discussion with the audience. The content of the conference should cater to all types of JavaScript users from client interfaces to server development to testing.”

Location: U.S. & Europe

JSConf77

AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo78
“The first and only major AJAX event in the world.”

Location: New York City, U.S.A.

AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo79

Graphic Design Conferences

The following list focuses on events and conference related to graphic design and design-related tools and technologies.

HOW Design Conference80
“The HOW Design Conference recognizes that graphic design is a business as well as an art. We launched this annual event in 1991 with the goal of providing a hands-on, educational program to enable designers to better balance the three key components of graphic design: creativity, business and technology. Conference sessions cover a mix of these three critical design issues, with particular emphasis on creative and business topics.”

Location: U.S.A.

HOW Design Conference81

Adobe MAX82
Connect. Exchange ideas and build relationships with leading designers and developers, industry experts, and Adobe product teams. Discover. Choose from hundreds of sessions and labs presented by industry leaders and Adobe experts on best practices and emerging technologies. Inspire. Join the inspiring conversations that unfold when thousands of the most innovative, creative minds gather in one place.”

Location: U.S.A.

Adobe MAX83

AIGA Design Conference84
“Join us for the AIGA Design Conference, to celebrate design excellence, reinforce friendships and connections and stimulate thinking about the critical issues that surround design practice.”

Location: U.S.A.

AIGA Design Conference85

TypeCon86
“TypeCon explores type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography, and much more. Special events include the third annual Type and Design Education Forum, and an exhibition of international type and design.”

Location: U.S.A.

TypeCon87

Photoshop World Conference & Expo88
“Photoshop World is the ONLY Photoshop and digital photography conference designed to put you at the top of your game with fast and furious classes from the world’s leading experts. Photoshop World is where Photoshop users go to learn hard and play even harder!”

Location: Multiple U.S. Cities

Photoshop World Conference & Expo89

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo90
“PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the most important event in the photo industry. Designed for professionals and advanced amateurs in the photographic and imaging industries, PDN PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography.”

Location: New York City, U.S.A.

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo91

London Design Festival92
“The London Design Festival is an annual event established to celebrate and promote London as the creative capital of the world.”

Location: London, U.K.

London Design Festival93

View Conference94
“VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.”

Location: Italy

View Conference95

Design City96
“Design City, a ‘show within a show’, will bring together graphic designers with vendors who sell to the graphic design market. It connects buyers with sellers in a modern, interactive, results-driven environment. As one of the first trade shows of its kind in Canada, Design City aims to further strengthen the graphic design community and bring together buyers and sellers in the industry.”

Location: Canada

Design City97

Design Indaba98
“With a focus on international thought leadership, the Design Indaba Conference has become one of the world’s leading design events and hosts more than 40 speakers and 2 500 delegates. Independently curated with a focus on case studies and ingenious problem solving, rather than simply eye-catching portfolios, conference alumni are contemporary industry pacesetters.”

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Design Indaba99

5D: The Future of Immersive Design100
“Our goal is to unite a vital community of designers and image-makers and to serve as a catalyst for innovation.”

Location: California, U.S.A.

5D: The Future of Immersive Design101

Mogo Media Web & Graphic Design Conferences102
“Home of the InDesign Conference, the Adobe Creative Suite Conference, the Pixel Conference, the Vector Conference, the Web Design & Developer Conference, the Conference for Adobe Acrobat, and more!”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Mogo Media Web & Graphic Design Conferences103

Mobile Web Conferences

The following list focuses on events and conferences covering to mobile web design and related technologies.

Design for Mobile104
“The Design for Mobile conference is North America’s only design conference exclusively for mobile devices. All aspects are covered, from academic explorations to practical execution, from research to design to development.”

Location: Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.

Design for Mobile105

Mobile 2.0 Conference106
“Our two-day event, presented by the Mobile 2.0 Organizing Committee, focuses on understanding and leveraging Mobile Ecosystems, building and successfully monetizing new Mobile Applications and Services, and exploring Disruptive Mobile Innovation and Business Models.”

Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Mobile 2.0 Conference107

Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference108
“Learn what it takes to build killer iPhone apps, leveraging your existing skills in Objective-C. From Core Animation and Core Data to Push Notification Services and MapKit, we’ve got the bases covered.”

Location: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference109

BlackBerry Developer Conference110
“At the heart of the BlackBerry® Developer Conference is a core group of technically minded people who come together because they’re passionate about development and the possibilities for building outstanding mobile applications on the BlackBerry solution. Join the best and the brightest from Research In Motion (RIM), drawn from a team of thousands focused on the success of one platform, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in mobile application development.”

Location: California, U.S.A.

BlackBerry Developer Conference111

Mobile Web & Applications112
“Mobile Web and Apps, incorporating an exclusive focus day on Mobile Social Networking, will provide you with all that you need to understand, improve and profit from this seismic shift in our industry.”

Location: London, U.K.

Mobile Web & Applications113

FITC Mobile114
“Jam packed with information as well as a massive networking opportunity, FITC Mobile consists of presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions, and is one of the only events in the world covering all aspects of mobile content.”

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FITC Mobile115

PodCamp Az116
“What makes ours different? Well, as you’ll note from the main page, this isn’t all about podcasting. Now we love podcasting, don’t get us wrong. But podcasting is simply a means to an end. It’s a method of distributing media files. We think the creation of those media files is more interesting. And we think what people do with those files is far more interesting than that.”

Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

PodCamp Az117

Mobile 2.0 Conference118
“The event provides a dynamic networking and information-sharing business environment, bringing together key stakeholders within the mobile web 2.0 value chain to discuss current trends and revenue generation possibilities, successful business models and the future opportunities that exist within Mobile social networks, Mobile internet and broadband, Devices and mobile AppStores, Mobile advertising Mobile content, Mobile gaming, video and TV.”

Location: Berlin, Germany

Mobile 2.0 Conference119

Back-End Programming Conferences

The following list consists of events and conferences focused on back-end programming languages and tools, platforms, and technologies related to those languages.

PHP Conferences120
Visit the conferences page at PHP.net for updates and information on php-related conferences from around the world.

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

PHP Conferences121

MySQL Conference & Expo122
“The MySQL Conference & Expo is an interactive learning community — four days packed with connections to MySQL developers and open source experts who know their subject inside and out. You’ll gain unique insights from speakers, vendors, project leaders, and other participants who are using MySQL to successfully run the world’s most demanding applications, saving millions of dollars over proprietary software and hardware solutions.”

Location: Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.

MySQL Conference & Expo123

Microsoft Professional Developers Conference124
“The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is the definitive developer event focused on the technical strategy of the Microsoft developer platform. Attendees come from around the world to learn about the future of Microsoft developer technology directly from the people who make it happen. If you’re a developer, architect or technology leader involved in making strategic technology decisions for your company or organization, the PDC is for you.”

Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Microsoft Professional Developers Conference125

Microsoft MIX126
“MIX is for designers and developers who build innovative web sites. Attendees are coders, strategists, information architects, visual designers, UX professionals and digital marketers. They represent top web sites, web start-ups, interactive agencies and other organizations that do business on the Web.”

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Microsoft MIX127

The ExpressionEngine & CodeIgniter Conference (EECI)128
“At the ExpressionEngine & CodeIgniter Conference you can meet the experts, be inspired and break new boundaries! This event brings you presentations and workshops from your favorite EE & CI speakers. Both beginners and experienced users will benefit from a variety of topics and sessions: discover how your favourite content management system and PHP framework can bend even further!”

Location: Leiden, The Netherlands

The ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter Conference (EECI)129

JavaOne130
“The JavaOne conference is the kind of event where the declaration “Classpath is dead!”* causes hundreds of people to applaud soundly and hoot their approval. We’re talking hardcore, middleware-loving, certified-geeky Javaheads coming together to share their love of — and frustrations over — the Java programming language and platform, and the extended technology that it informs.”

Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

JavaOne131

Yahoo Developer Conference: Open Hack132
“Hack Days are events hosted by Yahoo!—sometimes with other partners—in which participants are encouraged to create web applications in 24 hours ideally using one or more of Yahoo’s APIs or open source libraries. They normally consist of a combination of structured talks and unstructured ‘hacking’ time, often run overnight and normally conclude with a hack demo session with prizes for the best hacks.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Yahoo Developer Conference: Open Hack133

OpenSource World134
“OpenSource World focuses on innovative solutions in real-world environments using open source, open standards and open architecture as part of an integrated IT infrastructure. The OpenSource World conference will present the latest Linux and open source ideas in a technical context by industry experts and innovators, giving IT end-users actionable initiatives that bring cost savings to the enterprise.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

OpenSource World135

Google I/O Developer Conference136
“Google I/O is a web developer-focused conference held annually by Google to discuss web applications using Google and open web technologies.”

Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Google I/O Developer Conference137

Google Developer Day138
“Google Developer Days are a chance to learn about Google developer products from the engineers who built them. These one-day events will include seminars and “office hours” on web technologies including Google Maps, OpenSocial, Android, AJAX APIs, Chrome, Google Web Toolkit and more.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Google Developer Day139

Atlanta Linux Fest140
“The Atlanta Linux Fest is a free grassroots conference for the GNU/Open Source Software/Free Software community to gather and share information about fun and exciting existing and upcoming Linux and Open Source Software. Attendees of all skill levels are invited to share their experiences to benefit all users of Linux/Free and Open Source Software. Atlanta Linux Fest is the place to learn, make new friends, and have fun!.”

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Atlanta Linux Fest141

PayPal Innovate Developer Conference142
“For two days, you’ll have the absolute inside track on how to capitalize on all of PayPal’s products. You’ll be in the mix with hundreds of other passionate developers — front and center as the possibilities of innovation are explored in over 35 interactive, technical sessions and Code & Build Labs. You’ll see how some of the most innovative developers in the world are building business on the PayPal platform.”

Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

PayPal Innovate Developer Conference143

Scotch on the Rocks144
“Scotch on the Rocks, established in 2005, is a conference based out of Edinburgh, Scotland concentrating on all things ColdFusion. Incorporating keynotes, technical sessions and tutorials, as well as the most innovative and successful ColdFusion experts and companies, Scotch on the Rocks is a must-attend conference.”

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotch on the Rocks Cold Fusion Conference145

OSCON Open Source Convention146
“OSCON brings together over 3,000 experts, visionaries, and hackers in the trenches to explore all that open source has to offer. OSCON is the premier gathering place to gain exposure to and evaluate the new projects, tools, services, platforms, languages, software, and standards sweeping through the open source community.”

Location: U.S.A.

OSCON Open Source Convention147

DrupalCampLA148
“DrupalCampLA is the annual FREE conference organized by LA Drupal to unite and improve the Drupal Development Community in Los Angeles and the Greater Southern California Area. DrupalCampLA is an unconference-style Drupal training, founded in the style of BarCamp. While there are some differences (DrupalCamp does more pre-planning on the sessions), they have the common goal of bringing smart people together in an environment that is accessible to everyone.”

Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

DrupalCampLA149

WordCamp WordPress Convention150
“WordCamp is a conference type of event that focuses squarely on everything WordPress. Everyone from casual end users all the way up to core developers show up to these events. These events are usually highlighted by speeches or keynotes by various people.”

Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

WordCamp WordPress Convention151

Ruby on Rails Conferences

The following list consists of events and conferences focused on the Ruby programming language and Rails web application framework.

RubyConf152
“RubyConf 2009 is the premier gathering of Ruby developers, experts, and innovators.”

Location: U.S.A.

RubyConf153

EuRuKo154
“EuRuKo is an annual conference about the Ruby programming language with an informal atmosphere and lots of opportunities to listen, to talk, to hack and to have fun.”

Location: Barcelona, Spain

EuRuKo155

Aloha On Rails156
“The Aloha on Rails Conference is the premier destination event for Ruby on Rails and Web Development. This unique, intimate three day event (2 day conference and 1 day tutorial) unites the community’s top speakers and talent with motivated and excited attendees for an unforgettable conference in beautiful Hawaii.”

Location: Hawaii, U.S.A.

Aloha On Rails157

RailsConf158
“RailsConf, co-produced by Ruby Central, Inc. and O’Reilly Media, Inc., is the largest official conference dedicated to everything Rails. Through keynotes, sessions, tutorials, panels, and events, RailsConf is an interactive meeting ground for the most innovative and successful Rails experts and companies.”

Location: U.S.A.

RailsConf159

WindyCityRails160
“Join us for a one-day conference packed with an abundance of Rails knowledge at WindyCityRails. Sharpen your technical skills, network with other professionals, and meet some of the top minds in the Ruby on Rails community. Developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and investors all find value in WindyCityRails.”

Location: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

WindyCityRails161

acts_as_conference162
“Want to know what the future of Ruby on Rails looks like? Come to acts_as_conference … and find out. This annual two day event is dedicated to Ruby on Rails and the happy developers that use it (or wish to use it) in their daily lives. Come learn what’s to come.”

Location: U.S.A.

acts_as_conference163

Scottish Ruby Conference164
“Whether you’re interested in finding out what Ruby and Rails can deliver, or already convinced and keen to hang out with some of the foremost thinkers in the community, this conference is for you!”

Location: Scotland

Scottish Ruby Conference165

The Rails Edge Conference166
“The Rails Edge is a unique conference where we bring some of the best minds in the Rails and Ruby communities together with you in a single-track environment, so that we can all sharpen our edge. We hope you’ll join us!”

Location: U.S.A.

The Rails Edge Conference167

Flash & ActionScript Conferences

The following list consists of events focused on Adobe Flash animation, ActionScript development, and related technologies.

Flash on the Beach168
“Flash on the Beach conference is the place to go for design, technical and inspiration if you are a web developer. It has grown quickly and gained fantastic status as the ‘must go to’ conference around… Flash on the Beach brings together the most creative, technical, inspirational, awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining industry leading speakers in the rich media industry.”

Location: Brighton, U.K.

Flash on the Beach169

FITC Design & Technology Events170
“FITC has produced events for the last 7 years with over 700 presenters and 14 000 attendees through countless cities around the world. From Flash to Motion Design, FLEX to AIR, Mobile and more, FITC events each stand as unique and exciting experiences that inspire, educate and challenge.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

FITC Design & Technology Events171

The ActionScript Conference172
“The ActionScript Conference (TAC) is a community conference with the focus on Flash Platform. Attendants will see themselves immersed in a day of learning, knowledge exchange, and networking. TAC aims to bring topics on ActionScript 3.0, Flash development, Enterprise Flex 3 and 4, AIR, Integrating of Flash and other Platforms, and building Rich Internet Application to its audience.”

Location: Singapore

The ActionScript Conference173

Flash on Tap174
“The Flash on Tap conference is blurring the lines between business and pleasure. Experience the excitement of a beer festival while soaking in presentations by top tier design and technology professionals. It’s a three-day event, by Flash professionals for Flash professionals. Who’s talking? We have rounded up a great mixture of talented, Flash and beer-loving speakers.”

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Flash on Tap175

Flashbelt176
“The mission of Flashbelt is to bring together new media designers, developers and enthusiasts to share knowledge, inspiration and build community. It’s about professional development and creative inspiration.”

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Flashbelt177

360|Flex178
“360|Flex is a community driven event. The sole purpose of the show is to bring the best of the Flex community together in one place to share war stories from the trenches and to allow the experts to share their deep technical knowledge with the community at large. Another benefit is finally being able to put a face, voice and personality onto the bloggers, flex coders and article writers that you’ve come to depend on.”

Location: Brighton, U.K.

360|Flex179

Flash Forward180
[Flash Forward was recently acquired by Lynda.com, so there was no information available about the event.]

Location: TBD

Flash Forward181

Flash Camp Bangkok182
“Flash Camp Bangkok will provide an introduction to the Flash platform as well as covering everything you need to know about getting started with building and designing rich Internet applications (RIAs) with Flex 4, Flex Builder 4 and Catalyst.”

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Flash Camp Bangkok183

Flash Camp St. Louis184
“Flash Camp St. Louis is a full-day event featuring some top industry experts on the Adobe Flash Platform from both inside and outside Adobe. Come advance your Flash, ActionScript and Flex skills, meet members of the Adobe team and network with local companies and fellow developers. Sessions are geared towards designers and developers with beginning to intermediate level of experience with ActionScript 3, Flash, and/or Flex and AIR.”

Location: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Flash Camp St. Louis185

SEO & SEM Conferences

The following list consists of events and conferences focused on Search Engine Optimisation and Search Engine Marketing.

Search Engine Strategies (SES)186
“Search Engine Strategies (SES) is the leading global conference & expo series that educates delegates on search engine marketing (SEM), including optimization (SEO) and advertising strategies, tactics and best practices. SES Search Marketing Events provide instruction from the industry’s top Search experts, including representatives from the Search Engines themselves.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Search Engine Strategies (SES)187

Search Marketing Expo188
“The world’s leading search engine marketing conference, Search Marketing Expo — SMX — is the search engine marketing conference from Third Door Media, the company behind the Search Engine Land news site, Sphinn.com, and the Search Marketing Now webcast series. SMX is programmed by the sharpest minds in search marketing. Together, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and executive editor Chris Sherman have covered the topics, interviewed the luminaries and educated a generation of search marketers.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Search Marketing Expo189

PubCon190
“WebmasterWorld’s PubCon is an educational conference and industry trade show programmed specifically for web professionals and website site owners. Although our center piece is Search Engine Marketing, whether your primary role is in web site marketing, corporate IT development, or in technology business management, you will find something of value at PubCon (aka: Publishers Conference). It is also designed to be fun and entertaining with ample opportunity for quality networking.”

Location: Worldwide

PubCon191

Marketing & Social Media Conferences

The following list consists of events and conferences focused on Internet marketing, social media, and related trends and technologies.

BlogWorld New Media Expo192
“BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the only trade show and conference created for the industry of blogging and new media. It will give participants the strategies, tools and technologies they need to stake their claim in the blogosphere.”

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

BlogWorld New Media Expo193

The Good Web194
“The Good Web is a forum for Advertisers, Designers, Brands, and Non-Profits to share their ingredients of success for building awareness and participation around the causes they believe in.”

Location: New York City, U.S.A.

The Good Web195

Internet Marketing Conference (IMC)196
“IMC is going to be a full day event dedicated to the challenge of how Internet is impacting your business. The program will be designed to meet executives needs of information about how big part of a companies revenues & costs should belong to the Internet channel.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

Internet Marketing Conference (IMC)197

Atlantic Internet Marketing Conference (AIM)198
“Winning in today’s online marketplace takes skill and understanding of the tools, methods, and strategies employed by Online leaders. The AIM conference will teach your team what it takes to win. From marketing strategists to designers and programmers — we’ll show you the most successful practices today online, how to execute them, and get ahead of your competition.”

Location: Eastern Canada

Atlantic Internet Marketing Conference (AIM)199

mesh conference200
“mesh is happening because the five founders (see below) believed that Toronto deserved to have a world-class conference where people with an enthusiasm for the Web could talk about how it is affecting the media, marketing, business and society as a whole. Join us at mesh 2009 and help us connect, share and inspire.”

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

mesh conference201

meshmarketing202
“meshmarketing is a one-day event focused on insights, tools and tactics to help you win customers’ hearts and minds, online. An insightful keynote will lead us into a series of engaging conversations and “show and tell” presentations, as well as in-depth workshops.”

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

meshmarketing203

Webit e-marketing & e-business Expo204
“e-Business & e-Marketing Expo for SE Europe is the first event of such scale in the region of Southeastern Europe. At the heart of Webit is The Main Stage, where the very essence of modern integrated marketing will be debated and challenged by influential industry leaders.”

Location: South East Europe

Webit e-marketing & e-business Expo205

Social Media World Forum206
The Social Media World Forum brings together a good diverse range of speakers from different areas in the world, with the right mix of brands, agencies and social networks, and provides an excellent recap of Social Network best practice, brought to life with inspiring case studies.

Location: Worldwide

Social Media World Forum207

The Internet Show208
“The Internet Show is a series of seminars and showcases, presented globally. It is the only event that brings together Big, Medium and Small business, all eager to find new ways of doing internet business. It is a business, not a technology, show.

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

The Internet Show209

TWTRCON210
“Twitter is transforming business, government and the non-profit world. At TWTRCON, a one-day conference focused entirely on the business use of Twitter, you’ll see case studies and learn best practices from leading organizations that are using the real-time web to deliver measurable results.”

Location: Multiple U.S. cities

TWTRCON211

140 Characters Conference212
“At the #140conf events, we look at twitter as a platform and as a language we speak. Over time it will neither be the only platform nor the only language. #140conf is not an event about microblogging or the place where people share twitter ‘tips and techniques’ but rather where we explore the effects of the emerging real-time Internet on Business.”

Location: Multiple cities worldwide

140 Characters Conference213

MIMA Summit214
“The Summit attracts professionals from design, media, promotions, content development, product development, publishing, marketing, usability, and experience design. This day-long conference is the top interactive marketing event in the Midwest.”

Location: Minnesota, U.S.A.

MIMA Summit215

UGCX216
“UGCX will uncover success stories behind companies who have maximized user-generated content, and the importance of building a robust community management strategy. Leaders in the field will also discuss the best ways to generate revenue as the big shift in media continues to take shape.”

Location: New York City, U.S.A.

UGCX217

The Next Web218
“Internet professionals gather for 3 days to enjoy Amsterdam, the conference and to do business.”

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Next Web219

eduWEB Conference220
“The eduWeb Conference is an annual, internationally recognized event for the higher education community, attracting those who are involved in online strategy, marketing and technology. This includes recruiting, web site design/ development, CMS, social media, marketing communications and the integration of traditional marketing channels into this new medium.”

Location: U.S.A.

eduWEB Conference221

Technology Conferences

The following list consists of events and conferences covering a broad range of web-related technologies.

SXSW Interactive222
“South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.”

Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

SXSW Interactive223

Devconnections Conferences224
“DevConnections rocks the technology industry as the largest and most exciting event focused on Microsoft technology and your needs. Hands-down this event has the best speakers in our industry, not to mention the coolest attendees. Compare the number of expert speakers, Microsoft architects and in-depth number of sessions to other conference events and you will not find a better value.”

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Devconnections Conferences225

dConstruct226
“dConstruct brings together leading thinkers from the fields of ubiquitous computing, interface design, gaming and mobile to explore the challenges of designing for tomorrow.”

Location: Brighton, East Sussex, U.K.

dConstruct227

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)228
“The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference provides developers and IT professionals with in-depth technical information and hands-on learning about the powerful technologies in iPhone OS and Mac OS X from the Apple engineers who created them.”

Location: California, U.S.A.

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)229

International World Wide Web Conference230
“The World Wide Web Conference is a yearly international conference on the topic of the future direction of the World Wide Web. It began in 1994 at CERN and is organized by the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2). The Conference aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture.”

Location: Worldwide

International World Wide Web Conference231

DLD (Digital, Life, Design) Conference232
“DLD (Digital, Life, Design) is an inspiring community for the 21st century which features digital innovation, science and culture and brings together thought leaders, creators, entrepreneurs and investors from Europe, the Middle-East, the Americas and Asia.”

Location: Munich, Germany

DLD (Digital, Life, Design) Conference233

webDU234
“webDU is the premier Antipodean Web Technology Conference. The conference offers the opportunity to get hands-on technical training, gain new skills, hear breaking news from the Web Industry, network with peers and industry leaders, and ultimately become more successful developing and delivering web applications. Nowhere else in ANZ can this audience find the volume and quality of information available under one roof at webDU.”

Location: Sydney, Australia

webDU235

Web 2.0 Expo236
“Web 2.0 Expo is a conference and tradeshow for everyone who cares about embracing and extending the opportunities created by Web 2.0 technologies.”

Location: New York City & San Francisco, U.S.A.

Web 2.0 Expo237

Macworld Expo238
“Macworld offers access to hundreds of Mac products and services, paired with expert advice, demonstrations and instruction. Macworld conference programs feature industry leading minds, presenting cutting edge product training on the topics you most want to see. Whether you are a creative professional or a Mac IT pro, Macworld has the conference content, special presentations, exhibit hall highlights and experiences that meet your specific Mac needs.”

Location: U.S.A.

Macworld Expo239

International Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics240
“At the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Open Conference you will have the opportunity to learn to use SVG to create effective and compelling web content, learn techniques for developing SVG software solutions, and see the latest developments from the W3C. You will meet the creators of SVG applications in person, the authors of the SVG specifications, and you will have the opportunity to provide your own input for future development.”

Location: Worldwide

PSVG Open241

Webinale242
This conference covers e-Business and Advertising, RIAs, Wdigets, Social Networking, Future and Mobile Web as well as Design and Usability. It takes place every year in Germany and features over 70 talks from leading web experts in English and in German languages.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Webinale243

Where 2.0 Conference244
“Now in its sixth year, the Where 2.0 Conference is where the grassroots and leading edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge. In the O’Reilly conference tradition, Where 2.0 presents leading trends rather than chasing them.”

Location: California, U.S.A.

Where 2.0 Conference245

Internet Summit246
“Presented by TechJournal South and Southern Capitol Ventures, the Internet Summit supports web oriented entrepreneurial activity, innovation, and the resultant economic development of the southeast region.”

Location: North Carolina, U.S.A.

Internet Summit247

Is Your Event or Conference Missing?

Do you know of any significant web-related event or conference that is not listed here? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to add it to the list.

About the Author

Louis Lazaris is a writer and freelance web developer based in Toronto, Canada. He has 9 years of experience in the web development industry and posts web design articles248 and tutorials249 on his blog, Impressive Webs250. You can follow Louis on Twitter251 or contact him using this form252.

Footnotes

  1. 1 #general
  2. 2 #ui
  3. 3 #js
  4. 4 #graphic
  5. 5 #mobile
  6. 6 #backend
  7. 7 #ruby
  8. 8 #flash
  9. 9 #seo
  10. 10 #marketing
  11. 11 #tech
  12. 12 http://www.aneventapart.com
  13. 13 http://www.aneventapart.com/
  14. 14 http://www.webdirections.org/
  15. 15 http://www.webdirections.org/
  16. 16 http://frontenddesignconference.com/
  17. 17 http://frontenddesignconference.com/
  18. 18 http://events.carsonified.com/fowd
  19. 19 http://events.carsonified.com/fowd
  20. 20 http://www.voicesthatmatter.com/
  21. 21 http://www.voicesthatmatter.com/
  22. 22 http://incontrolconference.com/
  23. 23 http://incontrolconference.com/
  24. 24 http://www.vivabit.com/atmedia/
  25. 25 http://www.vivabit.com/atmedia/
  26. 26 http://www.webstock.org.nz/
  27. 27 http://www.webstock.org.nz/
  28. 28 http://www.webvisionsevent.com/
  29. 29 http://www.webvisionsevent.com/
  30. 30 http://webdevconf.com/
  31. 31 http://webdevconf.com/
  32. 32 http://www.edgeoftheweb.org.au/
  33. 33 http://www.edgeoftheweb.org.au/
  34. 34 http://buildconference.com/
  35. 35 http://buildconference.com/
  36. 36 http://www.eduiconf.org/
  37. 37 http://www.eduiconf.org/
  38. 38 http://www.therichwebexperience.com/
  39. 39 http://www.therichwebexperience.com/
  40. 40 http://webdesignworld.com/
  41. 41 http://webdesignworld.com/
  42. 42 http://fronteers.nl/congres
  43. 43 http://fronteers.nl/congres
  44. 44 http://bigdesignconference.com/
  45. 45 http://bigdesignconference.com/
  46. 46 http://ideaconference.org/
  47. 47 http://ideaconference.org/
  48. 48 http://www.uie.com/events/uiconf/
  49. 49 http://www.uie.com/events/uiconf/
  50. 50 http://www.iuiconf.org/
  51. 51 http://www.iuiconf.org/
  52. 52 http://www.mediabistro.com/web3/
  53. 53 http://www.mediabistro.com/web3/
  54. 54 http://www.iasummit.org/
  55. 55 http://www.iasummit.org/
  56. 56 http://www.uxaustralia.com.au/
  57. 57 http://www.uxaustralia.com.au/
  58. 58 http://uxcamplondon.org/
  59. 59 http://uxcamplondon.org/
  60. 60 http://www.uxweek.com/
  61. 61 http://www.uxweek.com/
  62. 62 http://www.uxlondon.com/
  63. 63 http://www.uxlondon.com/
  64. 64 http://www.nngroup.com/events/
  65. 65 http://www.nngroup.com/events/
  66. 66 http://www.sensible.com/workshops.html
  67. 67 http://www.sensible.com/workshops.html
  68. 68 http://www.ux-lx.com/
  69. 69 http://www.ux-lx.com/
  70. 70 http://events.jquery.com/
  71. 71 http://events.jquery.com/
  72. 72 http://full-frontal.org/
  73. 73 http://full-frontal.org/
  74. 74 http://ajaxexperience.techtarget.com/
  75. 75 http://ajaxexperience.techtarget.com/
  76. 76 http://jsconf.us/
  77. 77 http://jsconf.us/
  78. 78 http://ajaxworld.com/
  79. 79 http://ajaxworld.com/
  80. 80 http://www.howconference.com/
  81. 81 http://www.howconference.com/
  82. 82 http://max.adobe.com/
  83. 83 http://max.adobe.com/
  84. 84 http://designconference.aiga.org/
  85. 85 http://designconference.aiga.org/
  86. 86 http://www.typecon.com/
  87. 87 http://www.typecon.com/
  88. 88 http://www.photoshopworld.com/
  89. 89 http://www.photoshopworld.com/
  90. 90 http://www.photoplusexpo.com/
  91. 91 http://www.photoplusexpo.com/
  92. 92 http://www.londondesignfestival.com/
  93. 93 http://www.londondesignfestival.com/
  94. 94 http://www.viewconference.it/
  95. 95 http://www.viewconference.it/
  96. 96 http://www.designcityshow.com/
  97. 97 http://www.designcityshow.com/
  98. 98 http://www.designindaba.com/
  99. 99 http://www.designindaba.com/
  100. 100 http://www.5dconference.com/
  101. 101 http://www.5dconference.com/
  102. 102 http://www.mogo-media.com/conferences/
  103. 103 http://www.mogo-media.com/conferences/
  104. 104 http://design4mobile.mobi/
  105. 105 http://design4mobile.mobi/
  106. 106 http://mobile2event.com/
  107. 107 http://mobile2event.com/
  108. 108 http://www.voicesthatmatter.com/iphone2009/
  109. 109 http://www.voicesthatmatter.com/iphone2009/
  110. 110 http://www.blackberrydeveloperconference.com/
  111. 111 http://www.blackberrydeveloperconference.com/
  112. 112 http://www.mobilewebevent.com/
  113. 113 http://www.mobilewebevent.com/
  114. 114 http://www.fitc.ca/mobile/
  115. 115 http://www.fitc.ca/mobile/
  116. 116 http://podcampaz.org/
  117. 117 http://podcampaz.org/
  118. 118 http://www.mobile2zeroconference.com/
  119. 119 http://www.mobile2zeroconference.com/
  120. 120 http://www.php.net/conferences/
  121. 121 http://www.php.net/conferences/
  122. 122 http://www.mysqlconf.com/
  123. 123 http://www.mysqlconf.com/
  124. 124 http://microsoftpdc.com/
  125. 125 http://microsoftpdc.com/
  126. 126 http://live.visitmix.com/
  127. 127 http://live.visitmix.com/
  128. 128 http://eeci2009.com/
  129. 129 http://eeci2009.com/
  130. 130 http://java.sun.com/javaone/
  131. 131 http://java.sun.com/javaone/
  132. 132 http://www.hackday.org/
  133. 133 http://www.hackday.org/
  134. 134 http://www.opensourceworld.com/
  135. 135 http://www.opensourceworld.com/
  136. 136 http://code.google.com/events/io/
  137. 137 http://code.google.com/events/io/
  138. 138 http://code.google.com/events/developerday/
  139. 139 http://code.google.com/events/developerday/
  140. 140 http://atlantalinuxfest.org/
  141. 141 http://atlantalinuxfest.org/
  142. 142 https://www.paypal-communications.com/innovate2009/
  143. 143 https://www.paypal-communications.com/innovate2009/
  144. 144 http://www.scotch-on-the-rocks.co.uk/
  145. 145 http://www.scotch-on-the-rocks.co.uk/
  146. 146 http://en.oreilly.com/oscon
  147. 147 http://en.oreilly.com/oscon
  148. 148 http://drupalcampla.com/
  149. 149 http://drupalcampla.com/
  150. 150 http://wordcamp.la/
  151. 151 http://wordcamp.la/
  152. 152 http://www.rubyconf.org/
  153. 153 http://www.rubyconf.org/
  154. 154 http://euruko2009.org/
  155. 155 http://euruko2009.org/
  156. 156 http://www.alohaonrails.com/
  157. 157 http://www.alohaonrails.com/
  158. 158 http://www.railsconf.com/
  159. 159 http://www.railsconf.com/
  160. 160 http://windycityrails.org/
  161. 161 http://windycityrails.org/
  162. 162 http://www.actsasconference.com/
  163. 163 http://www.actsasconference.com/
  164. 164 http://scottishrubyconference.com/
  165. 165 http://scottishrubyconference.com/
  166. 166 http://therailsedge.com/
  167. 167 http://therailsedge.com/
  168. 168 http://www.flashonthebeach.com/
  169. 169 http://www.flashonthebeach.com/
  170. 170 http://www.fitc.ca/
  171. 171 http://www.fitc.ca/
  172. 172 http://tac.sg/
  173. 173 http://tac.sg/
  174. 174 http://www.flashontap.com/
  175. 175 http://www.flashontap.com/
  176. 176 http://www.flashbelt.com/
  177. 177 http://www.flashbelt.com/
  178. 178 http://www.360flex.com/
  179. 179 http://www.360flex.com/
  180. 180 http://www.flashforwardconference.com/
  181. 181 http://www.flashforwardconference.com/
  182. 182 http://www.flashplatform.net/
  183. 183 http://www.flashplatform.net/
  184. 184 http://www.flashcampstlouis.com/
  185. 185 http://www.flashcampstlouis.com/
  186. 186 http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/
  187. 187 http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/
  188. 188 http://searchmarketingexpo.com/
  189. 189 http://searchmarketingexpo.com/
  190. 190 http://www.pubcon.com/
  191. 191 http://www.pubcon.com/
  192. 192 http://www.blogworldexpo.com/
  193. 193 http://www.blogworldexpo.com/
  194. 194 http://thegoodweb.org/
  195. 195 http://thegoodweb.org
  196. 196 http://www.internetmarketingconference.com/
  197. 197 http://www.internetmarketingconference.com/
  198. 198 http://www.aimconference.com/
  199. 199 http://www.aimconference.com/
  200. 200 http://www.meshconference.com/
  201. 201 http://www.meshconference.com/
  202. 202 http://www.meshmarketing.ca/
  203. 203 http://www.meshmarketing.ca/
  204. 204 http://www.webit.bg/en/
  205. 205 http://www.webit.bg/en/
  206. 206 http://www.socialnetworking-northamerica.com/
  207. 207 http://www.socialnetworking-northamerica.com/
  208. 208 http://www.theinternetshows.com/
  209. 209 http://www.theinternetshows.com/
  210. 210 http://twtrcon.com/
  211. 211 http://twtrcon.com/
  212. 212 http://140conf.com/
  213. 213 http://140conf.com/
  214. 214 http://www.mimasummit.org
  215. 215 http://www.mimasummit.org
  216. 216 http://www.mediabistro.com/ugcx/
  217. 217 http://www.mediabistro.com/ugcx/
  218. 218 http://thenextweb.com/2010
  219. 219 http://thenextweb.com/2010
  220. 220 http://www.eduwebconference.com/
  221. 221 http://www.eduwebconference.com/
  222. 222 http://sxsw.com/interactive
  223. 223 http://sxsw.com/interactive
  224. 224 http://www.devconnections.com/
  225. 225 http://www.devconnections.com/
  226. 226 http://dconstruct.org/
  227. 227 http://dconstruct.org/
  228. 228 http://developer.apple.com/WWDC/
  229. 229 http://developer.apple.com/WWDC/
  230. 230 http://wwwconference.org/
  231. 231 http://wwwconference.org/
  232. 232 http://www.dld-conference.com/
  233. 233 http://www.dld-conference.com/
  234. 234 http://www.webdu.com.au/
  235. 235 http://www.webdu.com.au/
  236. 236 http://www.web2expo.com/
  237. 237 http://www.web2expo.com/
  238. 238 http://www.macworldexpo.com/
  239. 239 http://www.macworldexpo.com/
  240. 240 http://svgopen.org/
  241. 241 http://svgopen.org/
  242. 242 http://www.webinale.de/
  243. 243 http://www.webinale.de/
  244. 244 http://en.oreilly.com/where
  245. 245 http://en.oreilly.com/where
  246. 246 http://www.internetsummit.com/
  247. 247 http://www.internetsummit.com/
  248. 248 http://www.impressivewebs.com/articles
  249. 249 http://www.impressivewebs.com/tutorials
  250. 250 http://www.impressivewebs.com
  251. 251 http://twitter.com/ImpressiveWebs
  252. 252 http://www.impressivewebs.com/contact

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  1. 1

    Conclusion, to much events :-)

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  2. 2

    Holy shit, thats HUGE.

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  3. 3

    tanks for this info.

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  4. 4

    Hey!

    What about the Spanish Rails Conference, taking place in sunny Madrid in just about a month? Scott Chacon, Yehuda Katz, Obie Fernandez, David Black and many others will be around ;)

    Check it out!

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  5. 5

    Hi guys !

    Thanks a lot for this great listing. I would like to let you know that we have created with some friends an event called “Paris web” since 4 years. As the titled says, it does take place in Paris each year, especially at IBM, La Défense, Pais.

    We started to make this cycle of conferences since we found there was a lack of french ressources around. For french readers, you may find the information on our website: http://www.paris-web.fr/

    Our baseline is “Quality, webdesign and accessibility” and we try to cover relevant subjects related to the front-end environment.

    During two days of conferences and a day of workshop, we received around 500 peoples including speakers. People like Christian Heilmann (Yahoo!), Daniel Glazman (CSS Workgroup), Tristan Nitot (Mozilla Europe), Nicole Sullivan, Molly Holzschlag, Chris Wilson (Microsof) or Charles McCathieNevile came to speak about their related field. For sure, we also invite francophones experts speakers.

    Feel free to contact me if need more explanations,

    best regards,

    Adrien Leygues – Founder

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  6. 6

    Include: WebExpo (Prague, Czech Republic). http://www.webexpo.cz

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  7. 7

    What a big list!

    Here are a few tech events coming up in the Washington, DC area – > http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog/dc-tech-events-for-fall/

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  8. 8

    Huge list! All i can see is that i’ll have to change country to see something like this, not much in brasil.

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  9. 9

    Under the General Technology Category:

    Gilbane Boston http://gilbaneboston.com
    Gilbane San Francisco http://gilbanesf.com

    Thanks!

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  10. 10

    Nice List! I’ve been looking for conferences to possibly attend this year, and this makes it much easier!

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  11. 11

    Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

    Really?? All Phoenix gets is a podcasting conference??

    We’re the 5th most populated city in the US. Can we please get a decent web design/development event? Design? Jquery? WordPress? Joomla? etc?

    Nice to have all these in a list though. Good work SM.

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    • 12

      Joomla Day Midwest will be held this weekend in Milwaukee http://bit.ly/s2BFbc if you’re interested. There will be speakers from around the world discussing Joomla, PHP and web design in general.

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  12. 13

    What about the Gilbane Conference in Boston? http://gilbaneboston.com/

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  13. 14

    You are missing:

    South by Southwest (Interactive) – http://sxsw.com

    Affiliate Summit – http://www.affiliatesummit.com/

    Not sure how you left out SXSW…

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  14. 15

    Front End Design Conference in FL FTW!

    “web-conference-roundup” It’s like a real life round-up blog post! LOL

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  15. 16

    GRRRRRREAT ! I’ve already bookmarked the page.It’s info like this which makes SM stand apart.

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  16. 17

    where is OFFF2010? you just forget one of the best :(

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  17. 18
  18. 19

    Drupalcon. yearly conference gathering of Drupal users.

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  19. 20

    Batfan, and all other phoenix dwellers,

    What about Phoenix Design Week this weekend? National as well as local designers conference and workshops…
    phxdw.com .
    Don’t miss this.

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  20. 21

    I’m not sure exactly where it would fit, but SIGGRAPH is an amazing conference for any designer/CG enthusiast to attend.

    http://www.siggraph.org/

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  21. 22

    Great list, though I have two other conferences to suggest. HighEdWeb is a web conference (general category) that focuses primarily on web professionals working at colleges and universities. http://www.highedweb.org/

    And MinneWebCon is another general web conference, though it focuses somewhat more on web standards and accessibility. It’s based at the University of Minnesota and is open to web professionals from all industries, nonprofits, etc. http://www.minnewebcon.umn.edu/

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  22. 23

    Also: Do it with Drupal.

    yearly drupal conference is New Orleans

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  23. 24

    Wow, huge list! There is also the National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) National Conference. It’s geared towards local government webmasters mostly, but anyone in the government or educational sector can get a lot out of it. Eric Meyer was the keynote for 2009. The 2010 conference is being held in St. Louis next September.

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  24. 25

    Amazing List! Here are 2 that I didn’t see on there:
    Kings of Code – http://www.kingsofcode.nl/
    MarketingSherpa (pretty much any Summit they have) – http://www.marketingsherpa.com/
    http://www.sherpastore.com/EmailSummit2010.html

    I’m going to have to look into some of the ones listed in this article, Thank Louis!

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  25. 26

    Sick line up for Audience Conference in Manhattan. How the hell did you guys miss this? http://audienceconf.com

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  26. 27

    What about the iPhone tech talk world tour? Most are pretty full now though.

    http://developer.apple.com/events/iphone/techtalks/

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  27. 28

    I’m overwhelmed.

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  28. 29

    My scroll finger hurts.

    :)

    Great list!

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    A great follow up to the list would be a quiz (or five) that would match one to the best conferences based on discipline/skill set/level/work/interest/passion/weather preference/etc… There are too many conferences. I, for one, need someone to edit these for me.

    Heh heh, Batfan, I like your Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot…

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    @John

    Thanks John, never heard of this. It’s really more about Graphic Design and Marketing but, it’s a start I guess. If it goes well, hopefully more conferences will come to Phoenix.

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    RIAdventure 360 is a Conference and Cruise this December. http://www.riadventure.com

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    Not trying to TC – But, is there really a point to conferences anymore?

    You can get the information online, you can chat and post online. Yes – The human face-to-face is nice – but not nice enough to shell out all that money for tickets, hotel, flight, food, yadda yadda yadda…

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    Too bad none of them is held in Argentina…

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    Pretty awesome list, but too bad like 50%+ of them are already done (most by months).

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    Pretty awesome list, but too bad like 50%+ of them are already done (most by months). Would be nice if aggregatable, like by city, month, etc.

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    Lots of great local IA conferences too:

    Oz-IA for Australia/New Zealanders
    IAKonferenz in Germany
    EuroIA, Copenhagen this year; Paris next year?

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    Hi,
    I was looking for this for a while …
    Thanks for the info :)

    No conference in India :(

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    way cool collection!

    I hope i can afford to attend even one of this events…

    thanks for the info!

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    That is GOLD. Thanks for the round up! I’m hoping to get along to more of these events now that I live in North America.

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    Thank you very much for including Front-End Design Conference in this Roundup! I’m really looking forward to 2010!

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    The only time Belfast decides to have a conferences and I’m not there :(

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    Good Morning Americas!
    It’ kind of awesome job doing this list – but you “forgot” some conferences … e.g. annual fmx.de – conference on animation, effects, games and digital media … it will be the 14th conference in 2010 … and they’ve got more than 5000 visitors … but “ignore it at your own risk” ;-)

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    Thanks! It would be cool if you included a (collaborative?) calendar of these conferences somewhere on your site!

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    I would like to mention a conference about TYPO3 :
    TYPO3 Conference in Germany // http://t3con09.typo3.org/

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    In France, an old and lost country in Europe, we have Paris-Web http://www.paris-web.fr/2009/ ;)

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    What a huge list! Great information! Thanks!

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    How comes all the conf are in US?

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    Awesome list, thanks a lot! What’s needed is a web app that filters events by type/location/… The first one to build that will be in my favorites immediately!

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    Great list but I haven’t seen anyone mention the virtual conferences aimed at Designers and Developers and sponsored by Environments For Humans. They just started this year and the content and quality of speakers is top-notch. I “attended” their first two conferences “CSS Summit” and “DIY Summit” and I plan on attending their upcoming “JQuery Summit” in November. You guys should check them out. http://www.environmentsforhumans.com/

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    Good list, although the first one I looked at, the Web Developers Conference in Bristol, U.K., was taking place on the 21st, which was yesterday! And as this list was only published yesterday, I’m assuming the Top 10 Time Machines list will be available shortly! :-)

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    There is also Google sponsored SEM seminars for the AdWords program: http://www.bgtheory.com/adwords-seminars/

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    @Dean

    That was only a coincidence. The list was not meant to be time-specific for any of the events. But it is common to see a number of events taking place in the fall, so there are quite a few taking place around this time or very soon.

    The purpose of the list was to present as many important conferences as possible, covering a wide variety of industries related to web development, without mentioning dates, that way the list could stay fairly relevant for a long time, event after 2009-10.

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    Regarding SXSW:

    I didn’t include it because it’s a “Film, Music & Interactive” festival, and didn’t seem like it fit the list. But I probably should have included in the “technology” section, linking specifically to the “SXSW Interactive” page.

    I’ll do an update to the list at some point to include stuff mentioned in the comments.

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    I definitely think you should include HighEdWeb. It’s the National Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals. I noticed you put in eduweb and edUi. HighEdWeb is bigger than both of those conferences by far and has more higher education web developers and designers. I went to the conference a few weeks ago in Milwaukee and am planning to attend the 2010 event (10-10-10) in Cincinnati, OH.

    I think you should include it:
    HighEdWeb http://www.highedweb.org/
    HighEdWeb is an organization of Web professionals working at institutions of higher education. We design, develop, manage and map the futures of higher education Web sites.
    2010: October 10, 2010: Cincinnati, OH

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    And the biggest (+1.200 attendees), free european multi-media conference: Multi-Mania (I think flash or technology would be best category for this)

    http://www.multi-mania.be

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    Could have been broken down in to a couple of articles I think, that list is massive and I get bored 1/3 of the way through it so I’m probably missing some great events.

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    You forgot about 2 great interaction design conferences. Both organized by IxDA, Interaction South America (www.interaction-southamerica.com) and Interaction 2010 (http://interaction.ixda.org )

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    Please include ColdFusion conferences as well.

    http://www.cfunited.com – typically in the Washington D.C. area
    http://www.cfobjective.com – typically in the Minneapolis, MN area.

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    Dont forget the VeneziaCamp in Venice!
    http://www.veneziacamp.it/

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    Great collection. Thanks for getting this together.

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    What a great list! I just wish they weren’t so expensive to attend…

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    Of course there is! You missed the most popular Croatian Web Workshop “Webradionice”. Please edit your post one more time with http://webradionice.com/

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    Great list of conferences! But you’ve missed one of the major interactive design conferences by the Interaction Design Association… http://interaction.ixda.org/

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    too bad none of them in argentina :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

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    Interaction 10, the conference for Interaction Designers, IxDA.

    There should be some AIGA conferece too.

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    also Flashpitt A conference for interactive designers and developers in Pittsburgh, PA

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    you guys should publish a less overwhelming list every month! I guess many people like me are always looking for a good excuse to get out of the country!

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    Not really a single conference, but many communities have loads of local events. For example:
    http://groups.drupal.org/events
    http://central.wordcamp.org/

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    What about Montreal Webcom 2009? It took place yesterday :)

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    I’m one of the organizers of EdUI and I am extremely flattered to be mentioned along-side these really astounding conferences. I’ll echo the other comments to include High Ed Web. It’s a great conference and should be added.

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    http://www.blogcamp.fr a little blog conferance prety cool!

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    Ah … this is excellent. First time I’ve seen anyone pull this sort of thing together. It’s a mine of useful information. Many thanks indeed.

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    The Tomorrows Web Conference is another new but great event that could be added to the list – http://tomorrowsweb.com/

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    There’s also RuPy http://rupy.eu/ :)

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    Let me just add one to the list. It’s a conference in Portugal that follows in the spirit of Yahoo Hack Days. It’s Sapo Codebits, a conference mostly for web developers. The site can be found at http://www.codebits.eu

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    Et la France ?… Paris Web Webdesign, quality and accessibility.

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    Sébastien Delorme

    October 24, 2009 1:19 pm

    Hello,

    Don’t forget Paris Web !
    2 days of conferences and one day of workshop (since 4 years) about the front-end environment (quality, webdesign and accessibility).

    Sébastien

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    Here is a list of Australian design conferences, expos, competitions and events none of which are included on this list. Thanks for the round up!

    http://justcreativedesign.com/2009/04/01/australian-design-conferences/

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    This would definitely come in handy as an iCal file.

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    Participative web in the Spanish speaking world: Evento Blog España. 1500 attendees for this year’s edition.

    Internet entrepreneurs: Plugg (Brussels, Belgium.)

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    In France there is the PHP Forum, which this year is the 9th edition (12 and November 13, 2009 at the Cité des Sciences in Paris) organized by AFUP (French Association of Users of PHP) http://www.afup.org /forumphp

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    Another Graphic Design conference happening in 2010 is Design Week Vancouver – an official Icograda sanctioned event: http://www.designweekvancouver.ca/
    Check it out!

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    Looks like I missed this one too:

    http://yuilibrary.com/yuiconf2009/

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    WOW thanks for the info.

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    “Flash at the Lake ’10” Conference – 2. & 3. July 2010 in Zurich/Switzerland – http://www.fatl.ch

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    i Need the mobile events & conferences(USA) going to be held in 2010 and also webinars…. can you post that….

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    http://www.uxpeople.co.uk/2010

    Take a look at this webiste, feel that it should be on the list.

    Also I am looking to post the event on the website, what is the best way to do that.

    Nice work on creating this awsome website.

    Cheers Ben

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    Wintercorn are attending this Joomla! event http://jandbeyond.org/ on May 30th til June 1st. We’re expecting it to be a big event on the Joomla! calendar so it’d be great to get it listed for all the other Joomla! fans out there.

    K

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    Pedro Custódio

    March 19, 2010 1:53 am

    SHiFT – Social and Human Ideas For Technology
    http://2010.shift.pt

    2010 Main Theme – DIY

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    http://www.sparkup.pl/en

    SparkUp – first Polish webdesign/webdev conference. I think it should be on the list.

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    BTW Webit Expo link is bugged. Link ot bulgarian version is http://www.webit.bg and link to english version is http://www.webitexpo.com.

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    Hi i am in Paris 5-15.8.10. I will be happy to read some recommendations where to go… and to hear about web design and more. I m a web&graphic designer:) thanks

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    Vancouver, BC, Canada web design conference just announced: Interlink Conference 2011 – http://interlinkconference.com/ . Top speakers, Web workshops and a kick-a** After party to send you home. Attend the Vancouver Interlink Conference 2011 and get inspired.

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    Would be keen to attend if any one wish to organize conference in India

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