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Upcoming Web Design Events (Sept. 2013 – Feb. 2014)

This year has already offered us lots of fantastic Web conferences and events, and guess what, it still hasn’t come to an end! You can continue to plan ahead and make sure that you don’t miss your chance to get away from your desk and meet some brilliant minds and peers — face to face!

In this roundup of conferences, we are more than happy to present to you all the upcoming Web-related conferences. We start with September (which is actually just around the corner) but nevertheless, there still might be a chance for you to grab that ticket! We’ve included events until early 2014, so make sure you don’t miss your favorite one.

Get to know your peers in the Web design community and absorb an enormous amount of information in only a short period of time. Keep in mind that visiting a conference is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the latest techniques directly from distinguished authors and speakers.

Since there is no way for us to include every possible event, we are thankful for any heads up from any of our readers! If you know of an upcoming event that you think shouldn’t be left out on this list, just let us know in the comments section below!

The list is quite lengthy, so let’s dive in.

September 2013

Reasons To Be Creative7
“Bringing together some of the most respected and brilliant minds from the worlds of design, code, art and education to share their passion, knowledge, insights and work. Reasons to be Creative is 3 days, 3 tracks with over 45 speakers.”

  • When: Sept. 2,3,4 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK


MobileTechCon 20139
The platform transcending concept of the Mobile TechConf aims to spread know-how in the field of mobile technologies, which requires high levels of technical and strategic knowledge.

  • When: Sep. 2-5, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, German

MobileTechCon 201310

Herbstcampus 201311
This tech conference for software developers, architects and project managerswill feature 4 days of software development and technology talks focused on .NET and Java.

  • When: Sep. 2-5, 2013
  • Where: Nürnberg, Germany

Herbstcampus 201312

iOSDevUK 3 13
“iOSDevUK is a 3 day indie-oriented iOS developer conference with twin tracks – one pretty techie, and the other full of things that you need to know about iOS development – business, design, graphics and other interesting stuff.”

  • When: Sep. 3-5, 2013
  • Where: Aberystwyth, UK

iOSDevUK 3 14

UX Cambridge 201315
“UX Cambridge is a community-driven, practical User Experience 3-day conference for software, mobile and web applications.”

  • When: Sep. 4-6, 2013
  • Where: Cambridge, UK

UX Cambridge 201316

Lighthouse 201317
“Lighthouse’s digital culture conference, Improving Reality, is returning for a third year this September. Expect tours through worlds that artists are growing rather than making, critical revelations of the systems and infrastructures that shape our world, and narratives of radical alternative futures.”

  • When: Sep. 5, 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK

Lighthouse 201318

Blend Conference 201319
A generalist conference featuring 50 diverse speakers sharing ideas and conversations about user experience, design, and web development.

  • When: Sep. 5-7, 2013
  • Where: Charlotte, USA

Blend Conference 201320

dConstruct 201321
“dConstruct 2013 is a gathering of smart and entertaining people poking at the intersection of technology and culture.”

  • When: Sep. 6, 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK

dConstruct 201322

TypeTalks 201323
“In its third edition, the TypeTalks symposium is coming back to its hometown, Brno. Expect great atmosphere, a small event with friendly colleagues, and great speakers who have something to say. A day full of proper lectures will be preceded by an ultra-democratic evening of extra-short presentations (aka TypeShorts™) and an infodesign workshop.”

  • When: Sep. 6-7, 2013
  • Where: Brno, Czech Republic

TypeTalks 201324

Tech Fest NW 201325
“TFNW is the little sister to MusicfestNW, the towering music festival (34,000 attendees), that has taken over the city of Portland for five days each year since 1995. In 2012, we added three days of tech programming, to honor and explore the technology, startups, and design culture that make Portland a digital hub.”

  • When: Sep. 6-8, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

Tech Fest NW26

Unhosted Unconference and Hackathon 2013
“Unhosted web apps invade the hills of central Bohemia” for 4 days.

  • When: Sep. 6-10, 2013
  • Where: Belfort, France

Unhosted Unconference and Hackathon 2013

IndieWebCamp 201327
“Join us at Lighthouse for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web.”

  • When: Sep. 7-9, 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK

IndieWebCamp 201328

Nodeland Conference 201329
“ is a full 3-day event, with a very limited number of tickets. At you will be staying in NodeTown, a village on the Island of NodeLand.” And it’s all about — you’ve guessed it — Node.

  • When: Sep. 8-11, 2013
  • Where: Nodetown, Nodeland (but really in Ireland)

Nodeland Conference 201330

Usability Professionals | Mensch & Computer 201331
The Usability Professionals Conference aims to convey critical information and knowledge on the subject of Usability and User Experience through practical lectures, tutorials and workshops. It is an excellent opportunity for “newbies” to connect with peers and exchange ideas and information.

  • When: Sep. 8-11, 2013
  • Where: Bremen, Germany

Usability Professionals | Mensch & Computer 201332

Smashing Conference 201333
“The Smashing Conference is back! In September 2013, Freiburg will once again welcome speakers and Web design enthusiasts and professionals from around the globe. Be part of the experience!”

  • When: Sep. 9-10, 2013
  • Where: Freiburg, Germany

Smashing Conference34

Webdagene 2013
“Webdagene is Norway’s premier conference for web communicators with 400 attendants in 2012. The conference is hosted and organized by Netlife Research, a leading Norwegian user experience consultancy.”

  • When: Sep. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: Oslo, Norway

Webdagene 2013

UX STRAT 201335
“UX STRAT brings together UX leaders, strategists, researchers and senior practitioners to discuss the latest trends in strategic experience planning and design. Join us for an event that will help you take experience design within your organization to the next level.”

  • When: Sep. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

UX STRAT 201336

Mobility and the Modern Web Conference37
“Evolving out of the 2011 & 2012 MWF Conferences, the 2013 MMW Conference will focus on the standards and practices of the modern web, open-source frameworks and tools that make it easy to get going with mobile and responsive design, and examples of how mobility is reshaping learning and research.”

  • When: Sep. 10-12, 2013
  • Where: Los Angeles, USA

Mobility and the Modern Web Conference38

ConvergeFL 201339
“3 slammin’ days of web design & dev action designed to give you Hadouken like abilities.”

  • When: Sep. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: Jacksonville, USA

ConvergeFL 201340

MobX Conference41
“Mark your calendars. Save the dates. Tell your boss you won’t be in the office that day. Once again it’s MobX time – and honestly, you shouldn’t miss it!”

  • When: Sep. 13, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, Germany


SmartDevCon 201343
“The conference SmartDevCon is orientated at companies and specialists connected with modern device solutions that within recent years have dominated and redefined this market segment.”

  • When: Sep. 12-14, 2013
  • Where: Katowice, Poland

SmartDevCon 201344 201345
“ is a conference dedicated to the designers, developers and engineers who build the world’s most engaging user interfaces. From the community, for the community.”

  • When: Sep. 13, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, Germany 201346

Generate 201347
“Generate is the first conference created by .net and Creative Bloq. As you will see from the schedule, we’ve been lucky enough to attract an excellent bunch of speakers that includes well-known faces such as Mark Boulton, Oliver Reichenstein, Stephanie Rieger and Stephen Hay, as well as some brilliant rising stars.”

  • When: Sep. 13, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Generate 201348

Focus 2013
“Focus is a one day conference that will equip and inspire you to communicate the timeless message of the gospel to our culture. We want to see a generation rise up with creative gifts enlarged and unleashed in our world for the kingdom. Whether a church leader, pastor, designer, photographer, videographer, musician, or communications guru – this conference is for you!”

  • When: Sep. 14, 2013
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia

Focus 2013

MobileUXCamp DC 2013
“MobileUXCamp DC is a mobile technology themed BarCamp. We aim to bring together mobile enthusiasts, explorers and professionals to share the current state and their visions for the future direction of mobility.”

  • When: Sep. 14, 2013
  • Where: Washington, DC, USA

MobileUXCamp DC 2013

JSConf EU 201349
“JSConf EU, the labour-of-love conference for the JS community in Europe.”

  • When: Sep. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

JSConf EU 201350

Fluxible 201351
“Spend two days learning from the pros, making new friends and connections, and having fun. Plus, get free admission to the Festival of Interstitial Music.”

  • When: Sep. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Kitchener, Canada

Fluxible 201352

Barcelona Ruby Conference 201353
“Barcelona Ruby Conference is run by Codegram Technologies, a Ruby/Rails shop from Barcelona”, that is quite commited to the open-source community.

  • When: Sep. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Ruby Conference 201354

Lean Day: West
“Two days of workshops and talks detailing case studies and best practices implementing lean startup and lean UX in the enterprise.”

  • When: Sep. 15-17, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

Global Design Forum 201355
“The Global Design Forum is the pre-eminent agenda setting event for design, staged during and organized by the London Design Festival.”

  • When: Sep. 16-17, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Global Design Forum 201356

Web & PHP Conference57
“This is a three-day conference that will immerse you in a world of continuously evolving web technologies [including] PHP, security, testing, architecture, frameworks, cloud, HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, UX, mobile web or web-based mobile apps”.

  • When: Sep. 16-18, 2013
  • Where: San Jose, USA

Web & PHP Conference58

Objective-Cologne 201359
“An international Cocoa/Objective-Conference at the heart of Europe” in the beautiful, historic German city on the banks of the Rhein river.

  • When: Sep. 17-18, 2013
  • Where: Cologne, Germany

Objective-Cologne 201360

ModUX 201361
“ModUX 2013 Conference is a three-day community focused conference dedicated to bringing together thought leaders in the desktop and mobile web industry. Join us at ModUX this year to get the latest and the greatest about Sencha frameworks and tools, listen to what experts have to say about the future of desktop and mobile web, and hang out with some awesome developers from companies around the world.”

  • When: Sep. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

ModUX 201362

onGameStart 201363
“The first HTML5 Game Conference”.

  • When: Sep. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland

onGameStart 201364

Strange Loop 201365
“Meet us in St. Louis, Sept 18-20th, 2013, to make connections with the creators and users of the languages, libraries, tools, and techniques at the forefront of the industry. Topics include emerging languages, concurrent and distributed systems, new database technologies, front-end web, and mobile apps.”

  • When: Sep. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: St. Louis, USA

Strange Loop 201366

From The Front 2013: The Frontend Brothers67
The From The Front Conference is back. Last year this frontend conference was very popular and had a great line-up. What do they have in store for us this year?

  • When: Sep. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Bologna, Italy

From The Front 2013: The Frontend Brothers68

Circles Conference 201369
“A place to learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators for the creative community.”

  • When: Sep. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Grapevine, Texas, USA

Circles Conference 201370

Monitorama EU 201371
“We had a great time in Boston and now we’re bringing it to the other side of the pond! Join us at the Urania venue in Berlin to hear talks from leading open source developers and web operations “thought leaders”. Afterwards, we’ll take what we’ve learned and bring it to life during the Hackathon.”

  • When: Sep. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

Monitorama EU 201372

WebExpo Prague 2013 Conference73
“A unique event in central Europe which connects people from different areas of the Web – business, development and design.”

  • When: Sep. 19-21, 2013
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic

WebExpo Prague 2013 Conference74

JSFoo 201375
“JSFoo is India’s only national JavaScript conference series, with previous editions in Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. This year’s Bangalore edition is a flagship two-day event.”

  • When: Sep. 19-21, 2013
  • Where: Bangalore, India

JSFoo 201376

“On its third edition, Digitized takes the step from national to international. And further more, by taking advantage of its location and the timing it aspires to serve a three point mission: Work-Learn-Fun. This year’s digitized attendees will have the chance to pick any combination of its three components.”

  • When: Sep. 20-21, 2013
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Digitized 201378

Nickel City Ruby Conference 201379
“Visit Buffalo, NY for 2 days of Ruby, learning, and discussion with speakers and the large local tech community.”

  • When: Sep. 20-21, 2013
  • Where: Buffalo, USA

Nickel City Ruby Conference 201380

Tÿpo St.Gallen 201381
“The three-day symposium on Typography is held at the School of Design in St. Gallen, and runs from 20 to 22 September 2013. Numerous top-caliber speakers will grapple with the space between letters – the white space.”

  • When: Sep. 20-22, 2013
  • Where: St.Gallen, Switzerland

Tÿpo St.Gallen 201382

Edge Conference 201383
“Edge is a new kind of non-profit one-day conference on advanced web technologies for developers and browser vendors, raising funds for Girls Who Code.”

  • When: Sep. 23, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

Edge Conference 201384

The Dare Conference85
“You’re a troublemaker. You can’t ignore the clash between today’s soulless production-line culture and the digital revolution, which rewards connection and openness. Our outdated organisations need your help—and yet, you can’t change the world on your own. Join us in London for a three-day conference where we dare to take risks, be vulnerable, and do work that matters.”

  • When: Sep. 23-25, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

The Dare Conference86

Focus 201387
“DrupalCon isn’t just a conference, it’s an experience. Join us for one day of pre-conference events; three days of sessions, keynotes, and BoFs; and a full day of contribution sprints. Each day features events for Drupalistas of every level to share, learn and explore. There will also be community and social events scheduled throughout the conference.”

  • When: Sep. 23-27, 2013
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic

DrupalCon Prague 201388

SmartWeb Conference 201389
“SmartWeb is a conference organized for web designers & developers, interaction specialists, UX designers, and web entrepreneurs. During the eight session program, attendees will discover the latest trends in modern web and mobile development, and meet your peers and great people from web industry.”

  • When: Sep. 24, 2013
  • Where: Bucharest, Romania

SmartWeb Conference 201390

PhoneGap Day EU 201391
“Web Conferences Amsterdam, the organization behind the successful Mobilism conference, is organizing our 2nd annual European conference dedicated entirely to PhoneGap. Part conference, part celebration, expect a fun and informative day packed with people who are using PhoneGap as part of their mobile app development.”

  • When: Sep. 24, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

PhoneGap Day EU 201392

NAGW National Conference 2013
“NAGW’s National Conference is the best education for the least cost: three full days plus pre-conference training workshops, including most meals, for a low-cost rate.”

  • When: Sep. 24-27, 2013
  • Where: Louisville, USA

NAGW National Conference 2013

AGI Open London93
“In the spirit of openness, AGI Open offers a programme of dialogues. And as well as designers being interviewed and interrogated, delegates to the event will have a chance to meet the speakers and discuss the hot issues of the day with them.”

  • When: Sep. 26-27, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

AGI Open London94

Login Conference
“LOGIN is the conference for developers and professionals, executives, venture capitalists, designers in the gaming and technology industry, including Mobile game development, MMOG development, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network development, Online game development, Console game development, and digital distribution.”

  • When: Sep. 26-27, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Login Conference

WebVisions Chicago 201395
“WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.”

  • When: Sept. 26-28, 2013
  • Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA

WebVisions Chicago 201396

“BubbleConf aims to inspire you to reach for the stars. It’s about Design, Technology, and above all Entrepreneurship. We have an awesome lineup ready to lift you off your feet.”

  • When: Sept. 27, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


euroia 201399
“As in previous years, our conference does not have a specific theme. Rather, we will be putting together an English-language programme that represents a wide range of subjects – from hard-core search strategies, to more general user-experience topics. All proposals have to be written in English.”

  • When: Sep. 26-28, 2013
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK

euroia 2013100

CocoaConf Columbus 2013101
“CocoaConf Columbus is a developer conference focused on all things Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. We’ll be rounding up some of the smartest and most passionate developers in the region for two days packed with Cocoa grooviness: engaging technical sessions, informative panels, good times, and opportunities to get out and meet the community.”

  • When: Sep. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Columbus, USA

CocoaConf Columbus 2013102

Over the Air 2013103
“Over the Air is an event that defies easy description. It’s a celebration of creativity. It’s a festival of all things mobile. It’s a place where attendees can learn about technologies, trends and techniques. It’s a sleep-over. It’s a two day party. It’s an event where practitioners of creative and technical disciplines can come together to learn from each other. It’s about recognizing software development as a creative discipline.”

  • When: Sep. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Bletchley Park, UK

Over the Air 2013104

Shropgeek (R)Evolution105
“The last three years have proved so popular, we are making Shropshire’s favorite web conference a full day event in 2013. Planning is underway and we already have some great speakers lined up. Including Elliot Jay Stocks, James Whittaker and Laura Kalbag.”

  • When: Sep. 27, 2013
  • Where: Shrewsbury, UK

Shropgeek (R)Evolution106

Rencontres Django 2013107
This event joins the francophone fans of “Django” for a week-end of talk and collaboration in lovely Belfort, France.

  • When: Sep. 28-29, 2013
  • Where: Belfort, France

Rencontres Django 2013108

An Event Apart: Austin 2013109
“An Event Apart Austin is an intensely educational learning session 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.”

  • When: Sep. 30 – Oct. 2, 2013
  • Where: Austin, Texas, USA

An Event Apart: Austin 2013110

GOTO Aarhus 2013111
“GOTO Aarhus is an premier software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers. At GOTO, the program is created by developers for developers.”

  • When: Sep. 30 – Oct. 4, 2013
  • Where: Aahrus, Denmark

GOTO Aarhus 2013112


October 2013

Follow The UX Leader 2013113
“Follow The UX Leader is not your typical training. Forget the droning lecture and endless PowerPoint slides! Writing on tables is encouraged, talking out in class is welcomed, and learning is exactly how it used to be when we were kids – hands on… interactive… and fun!”

  • When: Oct. and Nov., 2013
  • Where: Montreal and Vancouver, Canada

Follow The UX Leader 2013114

LXJS 2013115
“A 2-day not-for-profit by-the-community and for-the-community international conference about the New Worlds of JavaScript [set\ in a movie theater from the early 50s in the heart of Lisbon and with pre, during and after parties, this is not your average conference.”

  • When: Oct. 2-3, 2013
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal

LXJS 2013116

Inspire Conf Sao Paolo 2013
“Ready to Inspire is a brand new conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of today’s craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Oct. 2-4, 2013
  • Where: Sao Paolo, Brazil

Inspire Conf Sao Paolo 2013

Reaktor Design Day 2013
“Reaktor Design Day is a conference for designers by designers. It is organized by Reaktor, a design & software house from Helsinki, Finland. ”

  • When: Oct. 3, 2013
  • Where: Helsinki, Finland

Reaktor Design Day 2013

MEDIT Symposium 2013117
“Starting this year, an exciting Software Development Conference is planned in the heart of the Mediterranean. The event features two full conference days with multiple tracks, providing a community for learning, networking and tracking innovation in software development.”

  • When: Oct. 3-4, 2013
  • Where: Milazzo, Italy

MEDIT Symposium 2013118

PHP Conference Argentina119
“PHP Conference Argentina is the largest developer conference in Argentina, and one of the main IT events in Latin America, featuring an impressive lineup of seasoned speakers.”

  • When: Oct. 4-5, 2013
  • Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Joomla!Day UK 2013121
“Joomla! Day UK 2013 will bring together some of the world’s leading Joomla specialists and fellow developers for a full weekend of conferencing, networking and exploring Joomla together in an inspiring and friendly environment.”

  • When: Oct. 5-6, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Joomla!Day UK 2013122

WordCamp Europe 2013123
“The biggest WordPress conference in Europe, organized by the community, for the community. Our curated list of speakers will be from all over the world, showcasing the best and brightest in Europe, and bringing in international heroes to meet you all.”

  • When: Oct. 5-7, 2013
  • Where: Leiden, Netherlands

WordCamp Europe 2013124

Captivate Conference 2013125
“Over hundred experts from film, games, music & mobile industries. From Keynotes to workshops and master classes you will find something to learn, a new way of approaching business or your career.”

  • When: Oct. 6-8, 2013
  • Where: Austin, USA

Captivate Conference 2013126

DIBI 2013127
“Web Designers & Developers reap a 2 track event for both sides of the Web coin. DIBI 2013 promises thought provoking speakers along with work enhancing Seminars all wrapped up in a closing Party and Hackfest.”

  • When: Oct. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Gateshead, UK

DIBI 2013128

Delight 2013129
“The event features a unique lineup of inspiring case studies, workshops and keynote presentations, as well as peer networking with fellow experience design, digital, marketing, and business leaders.”

  • When: Oct. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

Delight 2013130

Semi-Permanent Stockholm 2013131
“Semi-Permanent combines speaker presentations, exhibitions and parties into a festival of creativity. A refreshing look at the current state of the art and design world – both educational and inspiring.”

  • When: Oct. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Semi-Permanent Stockholm 2013132

Future of Web Design 2013
“What makes Future of Web Design different from other design conferences? Experience. We’ve been producing web design conferences for almost a decade, and are intimately familiar with the trends, technologies, and stars that make the web beautiful. Our two-track event means you always have a choice — you’re not locked into one room and one track. And we record every session for all attendees, so you’ll never miss a thing. As always, content is king.”

  • When: Oct. 7-9, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

Future of Web Design 2013

2013 Design Research Conference
“Practicing designers, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs will present a variety of perspectives on balancing multiple creative forces amidst complex systems and issues.”

  • When: Oct. 8-9, 2013
  • Where: Chicago, USA

2013 Design Research Conference

Front Porch133
“Front Porch is a conference for front-end web developers to work together, build and cultivate a stronger community in the Dallas area.”

  • When: Oct. 8, 2013
  • Where: Dallas, USA


JingJS 2013 135
“JingJS 2013 is a two day conference focused on JavaScript and Node.js technologies. This developer driven event will bring together notable figures from both the Chinese and international JavaScript communities to share their knowledge and passion for JavaScript.”

  • When: Oct. 9-10, 2013
  • Where: Beijing, China

JingJS 2013 136

Internet & Mobile World 2013137
“Get your update on digital, mobile & software technologies in a 2 day condensed event. Participate to over 50 knowledge seminars presented by more than 30 international speakers.”

  • When: Oct. 9-10, 2013
  • Where: Bucharest, Romania

Internet & Mobile World 2013138

Canvas Conf 2013
“A one day conference for developers, designers and marketeers. This year, Canvas explores future ideas for the web, examining the construct of a connected customer and how new technology can be used to communicate effectively.”

  • When: Oct. 10, 2013
  • Where: Birmingham, UK


Brooklyn Beta 2013139
“Brooklyn Beta is an annual gathering of some of the friendliest folks on the Web.”

  • When: Oct. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: New York, USA

Brooklyn Beta 2013140

Big Des Moines 2013
“Four-hundred of the nation’s most heartfelt hustlers, builders, change agents and doers will come together to hear stories and best practices from more than a dozen notable speakers, create lasting connections within the regional and national community and walk away with an energy to follow their passions.”

  • When: Oct. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: Des Moines, USA

Big Des Moines 2013

ATypI Amsterdam 2013
“This year’s conference takes its theme, “Point Counter Point,” from an early form of polyphony in music, in which multiple melodies combine to build a composition; this interplay of point and counter point also embodies the way visual communication is created and perceived, and it reflects the back-and-forth dialogue that characterizes so much of Dutch cultural history.”

  • When: Oct. 9-13, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

ATypI Amsterdam 2013

Fronteers 2013141
“Founded in 2007, Fronteers is the non-profit trade organization of Dutch front-end developers. Its goals include the professionalisation of our trade, (improved) recognition of the front-end discipline, and improving the position of Dutch front-end developers in their company and the web design/development world in general.”

  • When: Oct. 10-11, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fronteers 2013142

Big Android BBQ 2013143
“The Big Android BBQ is the world’s preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers, hackers and enthusiasts. With more activities, sessions and exhibitors than previous years, the Big Android BBQ 2013 is bigger and better than ever before.”

  • When: Oct. 10-12, 2013
  • Where: Dallas/Fort Worth, USA

Big Android BBQ 2013144

Paris-Web 2013145
Paris-Web, the conference by people who make the web, explores the themes of Web accessibility, digital design and open standards.

  • When: Oct. 10-12, 2013
  • Where: Paris, France

Paris-Web 2013146

The Digital Barn 3
“A little digital and web event for designers, developers and geeks set in the charming town of Barnsley. Now in it’s third year of awesome the all-day event provides two rooms packed with a mixture of well-seasoned and newbie speakers alike.”

  • When: Oct. 11-12, 2013
  • Where: Barnsley, UK

The Digital Barn 3

Transbay Fest 2013147
“Based in San Francisco, California, the Transbay Fest is an innovative modular event series that celebrates film, transmedia, video, apps, games and augmented reality and acts as a catalyst for conversation, exploration, action and engagement through four modules:” Media, Interactive, Conference and Social Sessions.

  • When: Oct. 11-12, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Transbay Fest 2013148

RuPy 2013 Conference149
“RuPy is a unique conference that brings together communities from different state-of-the-art programming languages Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Clojure and related technologies.”

  • When: Oct. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary

RuPy 2013 Conference150

The Geek Gathering Conference
“The Geek Gathering is about JavaScript, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Web Application Security and Hybrid Web Development with a splash of science and dancing.”

  • When: Oct. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: Osijek, Crotia

The Geek Gathering Conference

SHiFT : Social and Human Ideas For Technology
“An exciting, international two day event, gathering some of the brightest, most ingenious minds of our time together, to peer into the future.”

  • When: Oct. 12-13, 2013
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany

SHiFT : Social and Human Ideas For Technology

Sass Conf 2013151
“Introducing SassConf, a two day conference devoted to modern front-end development. Prepare yourself for a fantastic two day conference; day one will be filled with talks from big players in the Sass and Front-End communities and day two will be an unconference where you will be able to break out into smaller groups to talk and work.”

  • When: Oct. 12-13, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

Sass Conf 2013152

CFCamp 2013153
“The CFCamp has established itself as a fixture for ColdFusion developers and offers this year again many interesting sessions by well-known speakers. In addition to the two day conference there will be an interesting program of free courses, sessions, the CFAcademy and a fantastic party!”

  • When: Oct. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Germering, Germany

CFCamp 2013154

Velocity NYC155
“Exceed expectations. Join us at Velocity 2013 in NYC for a non-stop ride into the inner workings of web ops and performance.”

  • When: Oct. 14-16, 2013
  • Where: New York, USA


UCDA Design Conference 2013157
“The UCDA Design Conference provides you an opportunity to get an in-depth look at some of the issues facing designers and communication professionals both in and out of educational institutions.”

  • When: Oct. 12-15, 2013
  • Where: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

UCDA Design Conference 2013158

jQuery Russia 2013159
“jQuery Conference will come to Russia for the first time. The main topics will be: jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile. Also topics which covering JavaScript, CSS, testing, tools and team working are welcome at this event.”

  • When: Oct. 15, 2013
  • Where: Moscow, Russia

jQuery Russia 2013160

MobileCON 2013
“The MobileCON™ conference is 100% business and mobile IT focused—the only event of its kind. This user conference meets trade show is a one-stop shop for learning how to solve your most pressing problems in mobility. Join us for thought leadership, actionable education, peer-to-peer learning and solutions shopping.”

  • When: Oct. 16-18, 2013
  • Where: San Jose, USA

MobileCON 2013

Mobilize 2013
“Five years ago, Mobilize was the first conference of its kind to outline the future of mobility after Apple’s iPhone exploded onto the scene. We continue to track the hottest early adopters, the bold visionaries and those about to disrupt the ecosystem. This year we’ll cover: the internet of things and industrial internet, Mobile big data and new product alchemy, Wearable devices, BYOD and mobile security.”

  • When: Oct. 16-17, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Mobilize 2013

Big Design Events 2013161
“The Big Design Conference is four intense days of learning within the scope of Strategy, Mobile, User Experience, Gaming, Code Development, Usability, and Film Design.”

  • When: Oct. 17-20, 2013
  • Where: Dallas/Fort Worth, USA

Big Design Events 2013162

Midwest UX 2013
“Next fall, user experience designers, developers, makers, students and educators from around the Midwest are invited to meet peers, advance the discipline and make make the third Midwest UX Conference the biggest and most colorful.”

  • When: Oct. 17-19, 2013
  • Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Midwest UX 2013

“As always we’re putting together the best value 1 day conference money can buy. We have listened to feedback, made notes and corrected mistakes and think 2013 will be something to write home about. We have lined up some of the top speakers in the web industry to educate and inspire you in what you do every day.”

  • When: Oct. 18, 2013
  • Where: Bristol, UK


DevFest Vienna 2013165
“DevFests are large-scale community events throughout the world, following the tradition of Google DevFests and organized by local user groups.”

  • When: Oct. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: Vienna, Austria

DevFest Vienna 2013166

The Realtime Conference 2013167
“RealtimeConf is a not-for-profit event assembling the diverse developers and doers who push forward the bleeding edge of the web. Our mission is to help you bring open communication to the Open Web.”

  • When: Oct. 18-19, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

The Realtime Conference 2013168

Phoenix Design Week 2013169
“Phoenix Design Week connects the design community with a series of interactive events, exhibitions, presentations and a conference. The weekend conference brings internationally-recognized keynote speakers alongside local design authorities as part of an enlightening week celebrating all aspects of design.”

  • When: Oct. 18-25, 2013
  • Where: Phoenix, USA

Phoenix Design Week 2013170

NSScotland 2013171
“This second year of Scotland’s first conference for Mac and iOS developers is loaded with content for both beginners and more experienced programmers. In addition to our popular single-track two day weekend conference, we are offering a choice of two full day tutorials.”

  • When: Oct. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK

NSScotland 2013172

User Interface 18 Conference173
“Dig into two days of daylong workshops and one day of practical talks by UX experts in usability research, persuasion, teamwork, planning, and UI and product design.”

  • When: Oct. 21-23, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

User Interface 18 Conference174

Breaking Development Nashville 2013175
“Web design and development for beyond the desktop. We are coming back to the city of Nashville, Tennessee for another great Breaking Development! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event.”

  • When: Oct. 21-23, 2013
  • Where: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Breaking Development Nashville 2013176

CSS Dev Conf 2013177
See the “Best and Brightest Minds in the CSS Community” at the Stanley Hotel in the Rocky Mountains.

  • When: Oct. 21-23, 2013
  • Where: Denver, Colorado, USA

CSS Dev Conf 2013178

HTML5 Developer Conference 2013179
“HTML5DevConf continues to grow into the largest independent technical software developer focused conference in the known universe, with the finest technical speakers in the cosmos.”

  • When: Oct. 22-23, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

HTML5 Developer Conference 2013180

Apps World 2013181
“Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform event in the app industry. This year’s Earls Court 2 event is set to be the biggest yet with over 250 exhibitors and over 8000+ attendees including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals registered for two days of high level insight and discussion.”

  • When: Oct. 22-23, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Apps World 2013182

“MakingWeb 2.13 is a 2-day conference filled with inspiration and cutting-edge knowledge for people working within the field of front-end and web design.”

  • When: Oct. 23-24, 2013
  • Where: Oslo, Norway


Future of Web Apps 2013
“Future of Web Apps (FOWA) is returning to London for the 7th consecutive year bringing you three days of the best in the world of web development, business and entrepreneurship, all covering future focused subject matter. From JavaScript, API’s, Node.js and CoffeeScript to Realtime, HTML5, Funding, Startups, Data Analysis and more – there is something for everyone!”

  • When: Oct. 23-25, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Future of Web Apps 2013

Droidcon London 2013185
“London’s biggest Android Conference. Fun times were had at Droidcon London 2012! The Android community came out in full swing to present their latest apps, their niftiest solutions, and most innovative applications of Android.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Droidcon London 2013186

Frontiers of Interaction 2013187
“It is a bit hard to define FoI as a conference or an event, it is more a hybrid show. Its unusual format creates an immersive experience featuring music, interactive and artistic installations, demo sites and keynotes, and makes it an ideal venue for thinkers and doers, managers and entrepreneurs, innovators and academics, early adopters and long-term geeks.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: Milan, Italy

Frontiers of Interaction 2013188

Web Directions South 2013189
“Australia’s biggest event for the web industry: Be inspired by the web’s biggest thinkers. Learn from world leading experts in Web design & development, UX and Interaction design. Connect with your peers from around the country and around the world.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: Sydney, Australia

Web Directions South 2013190

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2013191
“Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2013 offers a unique opportunity to connect in-person with the ColdFusion community including engineers, developers and peers. Interact with other ColdFusion developers and the Adobe ColdFusion team, inspire other developers with your ColdFusion expertise and bring new information back to your organization, further expand your ColdFusion knowledge and expertise.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: Las Vegas, USA

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2013192

Books In Browsers193
“Books in Browsers is a small summit for the new generation of internet publishing companies, focusing on developers and designers who are building and launching tools for online storytelling, expression, and art.”

  • When: Oct. 24-26, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Books In Browsers194

#TIDE 2013
“We want to provide a unique event that can inspire not only the current and future generations, but all of those people that can benefit from hearing these ideas. We also want to have a bit of fun too so we will try to keep the event as laid back as possible and naturally there will be sand, sea, ice cream and all sorts of seaside frolics.” Also, you can learn to surf.

  • When: Oct. 25, 2013
  • Where: Scarborough, UK

#TIDE 2013

Pittsburgh Web Design Day 2013195
“Web Design Day is a one-day conference designed to bring the best of modern Web Design to Pittsburgh. Spend the day with high-end presentations from some of the best and friendliest in our industry and lunching with the best set of attendees around. Then leave the digital aside just for a while for a party and printmaking fun exclusively for Web Design Day attendees.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Pittsburgh Web Design Day 2013196

Star Tech Conf Santiago 2013197
“The great conference that brings together world renowned stars in software development and local tech experts to talk about HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, Python, Mobile and more.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Santiago, Chile

Star Tech Conf Santiago 2013198

CocoaConf Boston 2013199
“The CocoaConf 2013 fall tour brings us to Boston for our New England debut. Two days of awesome technical sessions, awesome panels, awesome good times, and awesome opportunities to get out and meet the community. The day before CocoaConf Boston, we’ll be opening for the big show with three pre-conference workshops and tutorials, led by a line-up of renowned trainers and authors in the Apple developer community.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

CocoaConf Boston 2013200

Compute Midwest 2013201
“Compute Midwest is a 2 day convergence of tech in Kansas City: new people, new ideas and new frontiers. With 1 conference, an all-star lineup of speakers, a hackathon & 2 parties, Compute Midwest provides a fantastic opportunity to connect you with 500+ forward thinking tech minds.”

  • When: Oct. 25-27, 2013
  • Where: Kansas City, USA

Compute Midwest 2013202

Mozilla Festival 2013203
“The Mozilla Festival is an annual gathering of passionate thinkers and inventors from around the world who meet to learn from each other and help forge the future of the web. MozFest is 3 days of productive skill-sharing through hands-on sessions.”

  • When: Oct. 25-27, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Mozilla Festival 2013204

push.conference 2013205
“push.conference is a unique inspiring event for the interactive professional field. It unites the established UX/ UI scene with the potential and skillset of a new generation of creative coders and technologists on two amazing days in Munich.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Munich, Germany

push.conference 2013206

WebTech Conference 2013207
The Web Tech Conference is all about Web related technologies, from HTML5 to Web security.

  • When: Oct. 27-30, 2013
  • Where: Munich, Germany

WebTech Conference 2013208

International PHP Conference 2013209
“The International PHP Conference is a globally recognized event for PHP developers, webworkers, IT managers and everyone interested in web-technology. Once again, the conference will explore key topics and core technologies for developers and decision makers.”

  • When: Oct. 27-30, 2013
  • Where: Munich, Germany

International PHP Conference 2013210

The Email Design Conference
“We love email, and we love great design. Join us as we explore how modern UI/UX concepts extend to the email experience, and demonstrate how careful planning, strategic guidance and stellar design can lead to dramatic results. Spark your creativity, learn new techniques and connect with like-minded practitioners in two full days of amazing talks.”

  • When: Oct. 28-29, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

The Email Design Conference

T3CON13 211
“This year’s TYPO3 conference is centered around three themes and will extend beyond the TYPO3 project’s scope only. A wide variety of international speakers will give there vision surrounding Community, Future and Business all relating to Content Management.”

  • When: Oct. 29-31, 2013
  • Where: Stuttgart, Germany

T3CON13 212

November 2013

Antarctic JS213
The first JavaScript conference on the last continent will be an online conference, possibly attended by penguins. So far there is very little information about it. But be on the lookout for speakers in tuxedos.

  • When: Nov. 1-Dec.1, 2013
  • Where: Antarctica

Antarctic JS214

Ampersand NYC 2013215
“Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers and type enthusiasts. Ampersand NYC will be a fabulous day of nitty gritty details in all aspects of web typography, presented by experts in typeface design, layout, typesetting, and front-end development.”

  • When: Nov. 2, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

Ampersand NYC 2013216

Artifact Conference 2013217
“ARTIFACT East is a two-day, single-track conference for DESIGNERS who are adapting to the challenge of designing for a MULTI-DEVICE world. ARTIFACT EAST features (nearly) the same amazing line-up of speakers and sessions as Austin, so if you were one of the many who were not able to get a ticket to that sold-out event, here’s your chance.”

  • When: Nov. 4-6, 2013
  • Where: Providence, USA

Artifact Conference 2013218

edUi Conference 2013219
“Focusing on the universal methods and tools of user interface and interaction design, as well as the unique challenges of producing websites and applications for large institutions, edUi is a perfect opportunity for web professionals at institutions of learning—including higher education, K-12 schools, libraries, museums, government, and local and regional businesses—to develop skills and share ideas.”

  • When: Nov. 4-6, 2013
  • Where: Richmond, USA

edUi Conference 2013220

UX Intensive 2013 Seattle221
“UX Intensive is a four-day workshop series for intermediate- level professionals wanting to take their practice to the next level. Examining the four key elements that contribute to successful interactive experiences, each day includes fun, hands-on activities designed to build skills and provide a framework that participants can immediately put into practice.”

  • When: Nov. 4-7, 2013
  • Where: Seattle, USA

UX Intensive 2013 Seattle222

W-JAX 13223
W-JAX is the leading Java conference. Find out from renown speaker from all over the world what made their projects a success. The agenda will include anything from Java Technologies, Software Architecture to Management Methods and Enterprise Architecture.

  • When: Nov. 4-8, 2013
  • Where: München, Germany

W-JAX 13224

J. Boye Aarhus 13225
“The J. Boye Aarhus 13 web and intranet conference offers 3 packed days with international experts and inspiring case studies.” It will be a multi-track cross-industry event with evening socials where you can rub elbows with experts and peers.

  • When: Nov. 5-7, 2013
  • Where: Aarhus, Denmark

J. Boye Aarhus 13226

Topconf Tallinn 2013227
“Topconf Tallinn offers ideal opportunities for learning, networking and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, Mobile, .Net, OpenSource, Lean/Agile, Architecture New Languages & Process communities.”

  • When: Nov. 6-7, 2013
  • Where: Tallinn, Estonia

Topconf Tallinn 2013228

UX New Zealand 2013
“UX New Zealand 2013 will be a 3-day user experience design conference – the first dedicated UX conference in NZ. It will start with a day of hands-on workshops; and will then have two full days of presentations.”

  • When: Nov. 6-8, 2013
  • Where: Wellington, New Zealand

UX New Zealand 2013

FITC Web Unleashed 2013229
“FITC is back in New England for Web Unleashed 2013 with a ton of learning and collaborating opportunities over a two-day period: day one features a wide range of conference sessions focusing on front-end development and day two takes a deep dive into specific topics with hands-on workshops.”

  • When: Nov. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Waltham, USA

FITC Web Unleashed 2013230

Ready to Inspire 2013
“Ready to Inspire is a conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of todays craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Nov. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Chicago, USA

Ready to Inspire 2013

“UCD2013 is a unique User-Centred Design conference in London. UCD2013 explores how User-Centred Design is applied in a variety of disciplines. The conference focuses on UK based speakers who are the best in their field representing a variety of different organizations and companies.”

  • When: Nov. 8-9, 2013
  • Where: London, UK


Joomla! World Conference 2013231
“The Joomla! World Conference returns for the second consecutive year, bringing together the worldwide Joomla! Community for three days of learning, connecting, and sharing.”

  • When: Nov. 8-10, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

Joomla! World Conference 2013232

Form Function & Class 2013233
“The 2013 Form Function & Class Web Design Conference is an annual event that imparts essential knowledge to the web design community. With this year’s theme of “Professionalism & Craftsmanship”, FFC not only highlights the best practices of designing and building websites from desktop to mobile devices, but also aims to inculcate values of quality and excellence in the web design profession.”

  • When: Nov. 9-10, 2013
  • Where: Manila, Philippines

Form Function & Class 2013234

QCon San Francisco 2013235
“QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.”

  • When: Nov. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

QCon San Francisco 2013236

Build Conf 2013237
“In 2009, Build started out as a one-day web design conference. In the last four years it’s not only grown to become a week-long festival, but it’s also become home to a community of exceptional, hard-working designers, travelling to attend from across the world. In 2013, Build will come to an end. We’ve got something really special planned.”

  • When: Nov. 11-15, 2013
  • Where: Belfast, N. Ireland

Build Conf 2013238

Jornadas Chilenas de Computacion UCT 2013239
“The Latin American and the International HCI communities are invited to exchange ideas, methods, approaches and techniques that aim designing interactive user experiences. We believe that in the field of HCI, not only we must come to a technology that can be used and appreciated by as many people as possible, but also to romote intercultural exchange and cooperation between people with different backgrounds and needs.”

  • When: Nov. 11-15, 2013
  • Where: Temuco, Chile

Jornadas Chilenas de Computacion UCT 2013240

DEVOXX 2013 Belgium241
“Java is at the roots of this conference, come learn about what’s new in Java SE/EE, JSRs, JDK8, modularity and much more at Devoxx.” However, there will also be talks about HTML5, Cloud Computing, and pretty much every other subject relevant to Wed developers.

  • When: Nov. 11-15, 2013
  • Where: Antwerp, Belgium

DEVOXX 2013 Belgium242

Foresight & Trends 2013243
“FT ’13 builds on what you currently know, adds to what you don’t know, contextualizes through pragmatic examples and puts you to work through implementation workshop intensives. Learn exactly HOW to synthesize visionary knowledge and make it COMMERCIALLY relevant for you and your business.”

  • When: Nov. 13-15, 2013
  • Where: Los Angeles, USA

Foresight & Trends 2013244

Velocity London245
“Page load times would be astoundingly fast, users would be delighted, and the only time you’d get an alert would be to let you know your alarms are still working. If that’s the Web you’re working toward, join the world’s most dedicated web operations, performance, and DevOps at Velocity.”

  • When: Nov. 13-15, 2013
  • Where: London, England


Interaction South America 2013
“The fifth edition of the Interaction South America (ISA), the Latin America Interaction Design Conference, approaches to Recife on November, from 13 to 16, to bring discussions about the new possibilities of the interaction design in the creative industry and the social impacts of these newest framings.”

  • When: Nov. 13-16, 2013
  • Where: Recife, Brazil

Interaction South America 2013

CascadiaJS Conference 2013247
“CascadiaJS is a two-day conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.”

  • When: Nov. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Vancouver, Canada

CascadiaJS Conference 2013248

ITDevCon 2013249
“The two-day Conference is structured in 3 parallel sessions. Speeches are 65 minutes long and cover live demos, best practices and all of your questions! You can choose your favorite topics and plan your personalized agenda!”

  • When: Nov. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Verona, Italy

ITDevCon 2013250

CocoaConf Atlanta 2013251
“Finishing up the 2013 fall tour, CocoaConf will be in Atlanta, Georgia, for the first time ever. We are pleased to be partnering with the celebrated Big Nerd Ranch for our Atlanta event. Join us for an intense period of nerdery — the nerdiest the region has ever seen. With over 25 technical sessions, panels, keynotes, and opportunities to get out and meet the community, CocoaConf Atlanta is just the event your languishing inner nerd needs.”

  • When: Nov. 15-16, 2013
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

CocoaConf Atlanta 2013252

TechPhx 2013253
“TechPhx started as a two-day workshop for podcast buffs and has grown phenomenally over the past few years into an unconference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, writers, musicians, social media fans and content creators of every kind.”

  • When: Nov. 16-17, 2013
  • Where: Tempe, USA

TechPhx 2013254

Ready to Inspire 2013 Sa Paolo
“Ready to Inspire is a conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of todays craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Nov. 18-19, 2013
  • Where: Sao Paolo, Brazil

Ready to Inspire 2013 Sa Paolo

JavaScript Summit 2013255
“Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web’s most notable experts in JavaScript and jQuery for an all-new, three-day online conference, the JavaScript Summit 2013”.

  • When: Nov. 19-21, 2013
  • Where: Online

JavaScript Summit 2013256

The Ultimate Developer Event 2013
“The Ultimate Developer Event is a brand-new conference focused on bringing developers of all types together for two days of inspiration, education, and fun. The Ultimate Developer Event is perfect for developers of consumer and business apps, front-end or back-end engineers, mobile app developers, information architects, open-source contributors, students, startup founders, hackers, Trekkers, and anyone else who believes technology is going to save the universe.”

  • When: Nov. 20-22, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

The Ultimate Developer Event 2013

The Email Design Conference 2013 Boston
“We love email, and we love great design. Join us as we explore how modern UI/UX concepts extend to the email experience, and demonstrate how careful planning, strategic guidance and stellar design can lead to dramatic results. Spark your creativity, learn new techniques and connect with like-minded practitioners in two full days of amazing talks.”

  • When: Nov. 21-22, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

The Email Design Conference 2013 Boston

Capitole du Libre 2013257
Le Capitole du Libre is an event focus on Libre in general and the the Libre platform in particular. However, the event will also host some web-based talks and workshops.

  • When: Nov. 23-24, 2013
  • Where: Toulouse, France

Capitole du Libre 2013258

Handheld Conference 2013259
Handheld’s motto “Big Ideas For Small Devices” says it all. It’s conference on and around mobile devices with a great lineup, a day of workshops, and a great party with karaoke and specially brewed beer.

  • When: Nov. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Cardiff, UK

Handheld Conference 2013260

RubyConf Argentina 2013261
“We are very proud to present the third edition of RubyConf Argentina, a regional conference about Ruby and related technologies.” RubyConf is the largest Ruby event in the Spanish speaking world.

  • When: Nov. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina

RubyConf Argentina 2013262

UX People 2013263
“Conference about design, UX, interface and interaction design”, featuring “The best experts and leaders in the field of design and UX”.

  • When: Nov. 30, 2013
  • Where: Minsk, Belarus

UX People 2013264

December 2013

dotJS 2013265
“dotJS is a single-day, single-track event where the best JavaScript hackers in the world appear on a crazy beautiful stage. Like last year, the lineup will feature only hackers and gurus but the talks will be slightly more technical.”

  • When: Dec. 2, 2013
  • Where: Paris, France

dotJS 2013266

Webinale Hands-On 2013267
“The Webinale Hands-On 2013 is a two-day event focused on all aspects of coding and design. Practical, hands-on and transcending devices. Creative Web-workers will learn from world-renown experts.”

  • When: Dec. 2-3, 2013
  • Where: Munich, Germany

Webinale Hands-On 2013268

PLAY & MAKE 2013
“PLAY & MAKE is an event running for 13 years and was formerly known as Flashforum Konferenz or FFK. The event is NOT about games or gaming. It is for everybody who is interested in technology and design. Tinkerers, makers, creative coders, designers … you name it.”

  • When: Dec. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany

PLAY & MAKE 2013

An Event Apart: San Francisco 2013269
“An Event Apart San Francisco is an intensely educational learning session 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. Join us for twelve great speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on multi-device web design.”

  • When: Dec. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

An Event Apart: San Francisco 2013270

January 2014

ng-conf 2014271
“The world’s first Angular Conference in Salt Lake City” will be featuring the Angular team.

  • When: Jan. 16-17, 2014
  • Where: Salt Lake City, USA

ng-conf 2014272

February 2014

FOSDEM 2014273
“FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. Taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM is widely recognised as the best open source conference in Europe.”

  • When: Feb. 1-2, 2014
  • Where: Brussels, Belgium

FOSDEM 2014274

Ready to Inspire 2013 Leiden
“Ready to Inspire is a conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of todays craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Feb. 1-5, 2014
  • Where: Leiden, Netherlands

Ready to Inspire 2013 Leiden

Jfokus 2013275
“Jfokus is the largest annual conference for everyone who works with Java in Sweden. The conference is arranged together with Javaforum Stockholm. Javaforum is a Swedish developer community and an official Java User Group (JUG) with premier purpose is to support Swedish developers. During three days, you will have an unique opportunity to keep yourself updated with the latest development of the Java platform through numerous interesting sessions.”

  • When: Feb. 3-5, 2014
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Jfokus 2013276

ConveyUX 2014277
“ConveyUX is about making software easier and more enjoyable to use through the use of the latest techniques in user research and design. Featuring experienced practitioners who will present a blend of short, inspiring talks combined with longer, more in-depth workshops. The content is centered about four key areas: Wordage and Visual Design, User Analysis and Testing, Mobile and Multi-screen, Pure and Applied.”

  • When: Feb. 5-7, 2014
  • Where: Seattle, USA

ConveyUX 2014278

“Interaction14 will explore the wide diversity of interaction design practices and seek inspiration from related disciplines. Four days of workshops, presentations and social events.”

  • When: Feb. 5-8, 2014
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands


Dev Nexus 2014281
“We will be having an incredible line-up of presenters covering a wide array of crucial topics. This year we are expanding to 8 tracks with 70 sessions and 2 keynotes! In addition to providing great content for Java developers, DevNexus is a very valuable networking opportunity. This event attracts Java/JVM talent from the South-East’s largest corporations, software companies and consulting organizations.”

  • When: Feb. 18-19, 2014
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

Dev Nexus 2014282

Meta Refresh 2014283
Meta Refresh will be “on the construction of UI on the Web”.

  • When: Feb. 21-22, 2014
  • Where: Bangalore, India

Meta Refresh 2014284

ConFoo Conference 2014285
“ConFoo is a non for profit, multi-technology conference” including PHP training, talks on HTML5, PHP, Cloud Computing and many industry topics.

  • When: Feb. 24-28, 2014
  • Where: Montreal, Canada

ConFoo Conference 2014286

jQuery Europe 2014287
In 2013 jQuery Europe featured “International speakers and web pioneers showing the newest trends and techniques for web, apps and smart TV development with jQuery. Two days of conference with awesome sessions, one additional day of jQuery training and lots of opportunities to meet and greet with developers from all Europe.”

  • When: Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2014
  • Where: Vienna, Austria

jQuery Europe 2014288

Here are a few links that will also help you keep up with the newly scheduled design and/or development conferences being shared through Lanyard that have been sorted out by category:

Where Are You Going? Link

If you are going to any one of these events, we’d love to hear about this in the comments section below! What are you most excited about? And what are you looking forward to learning and experiencing?

Our next events list will come out in the beginning of 2014, so keep your eyes and ears open! And by the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of workshops298, as well as the Smashing Conference299 this year — it would be wonderful and a great honor to meet you personally someday!

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  1. 1

    Paul Tibbetts

    August 23, 2013 4:31 pm

    Another addition (because I’m heading to it!):

    Canvas Conf 2013 –
    “A one day conference for developers, designers and marketeers.

    This year, Canvas explores future ideas for the web, examining the construct of a connected customer and how new technology can be used to communicate effectively. Throughout this one day event taking place in Birmingham, we’ll cover a range of perspectives from the technical to the strategic.”

    When: Oct. 10, 2013
    Where: Birmingham, UK

  2. 3

    It’s Aberystwyth not Aberstwyth ;)

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  4. 7

    Irina Petculescu

    August 23, 2013 8:12 pm

    Going to SmartWeb in Bucharest. Weeeeee:)

  5. 8

    What about BubbleConf in Amsterdam?

    “BubbleConf aims to inspire you to reach for the stars. It’s about Design, Technology, and above all Entrepreneurship. We have an awesome lineup ready to lift you off your feet. Join us on the 27th of September in Amsterdam.”

  6. 10

    Nikhil Malhotra

    August 23, 2013 10:04 pm

    That’s great.Thanks for sharing the details!!

  7. 11

    Daniel Araujo

    August 23, 2013 10:52 pm

    Link to Inspire Conf Sao Paolo in 2013 is wrong. Correct is :)

  8. 13

    Daniel Araujo

    August 23, 2013 10:57 pm

    Another event:

    Interaction South America 2013, on November 13-16th. http: //


    “The Interaction South America 2013 main subject is:” New models, new industries, new interactions’.

    The fifth edition of the Interaction South America (ISA), the Latin America Interaction Design Conference, approaches to Recife on November, from 13 to 16, to bring discussions about the new possibilities of the interaction design in the creative industry and the social impacts of these newest framings.

    Event is expresso to you by Interaction Design Association (IxDA – Recife) in partnership with the academic and realization by the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). In this present edition, the fifth, the event will be hold at Guararapes Theater and upcoming Also in the Interaction Design Center, placed in the Old Town Recife counting with structures of several Institutions.

    ISA will consist of different ways of showing works, in an oral way of communication, Which will be adequately detailed Following in this project. Also there are other simultaneous events arranged (panels, round tables, workshops, market cases, small lectures, exhibitions, competitions with prizes included) related to diverse fields of Interaction Design, selected from the submission of Proposals sent to the Scientific Committee.

    This event’s kick off has the spot consolidate the Importance of the research in Interaction Design in the country, Developing and making easy the Cooperation among the professionals, docents and Researchers, fomenting students’ interested for the field, then contributing is Their professional education and intellectual formation. “

  9. 14

    The largest WordPress community meeting in Germany will be on November 9th in Berlin at the campus of the Beuth-Hochschule: WP Camp 2013 (conference is in German, sorry)!

  10. 15

    Another addition, if you don’t mind:

    Front Porch in Dallas, TX on October 8, 2013 ( ).


  11. 16

    You might want to add Velocity from O’Reilly – NYC is Oct and London is Nov

  12. 17

    MobX 2013 – MobX 2012 Berlin / Europe’s Premier Mobile UX Summit!

    Your premier annual conference for Mobile User Experience, small screen Interaction Design and usable interfaces on smart devices.

  13. 19

    FOCUS Conference – SEPT 14 – Melbourne Australia

    Another event for september – http ://

  14. 21

    Ohh godd… so many events, good choice for a newer satisfied devs.

  15. 22

    Another big conference in September is DrupalCon Prague

    DrupalCon is the main Drupal event… 2000+ people, no to mention many smaller Drupal cons where 100-500 people come that will be happening in next couple of month, check them all here

  16. 24

    one correction, ng-conf is in january

  17. 25

    Nuno Morgadinho

    August 25, 2013 11:41 pm

    You left out the best: WordCamp Europe 2013 in Leiden :-)

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    Kelvin Castelino

    August 26, 2013 9:07 am

    JSFoo, the event is mentioned of 2012 and not 2013.
    The correct link is

  19. 28

    Join us in Canada, eh! :) Follow the UX Leader running for the 4th consecutive year bringing in workshop leaders from Canada, USA, and Europe to Montreal and Vancouver this October and November.

  20. 29

    You forgot about the best one: the FOSDEM in Brussels the 1st & 2nd of February 2014.


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