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Never Stop Learning With Conference Live Streams And Videos

Quick Summary

What makes a great conference? It fuels your ideas and polishes up your skills. It fosters your professional growth and takes your work to the next level. Luckily, a lot of conferences provide videos of their talks after the event has ended, some do even stream live to pass on their knowledge even if you couldn’t attend. The videos collected in this round-up revive the spirit of the conferences they were recorded at and cater for a lot of fresh insights and light-bulb moments to make the learning never stop. As a very special goodie, we’re very pleased to also feature the live stream of this year’s Build 2016 Conference, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, right here on Smashing.

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What makes a great conference? It fuels your ideas and polishes up your skills. It fosters your professional growth and takes your work to the next level. Luckily, a lot of conferences provide videos of their talks after the event has ended, some do even stream live to pass on their knowledge even if you couldn’t attend.

The videos collected in this round-up revive the spirit of the conferences they were recorded at and cater for a lot of fresh insights and light-bulb moments to make the learning never stop. As a very special goodie, we’re very pleased to also feature the live stream of this year’s Build 2016 Conference here on Smashing.

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Build 2016 Live Stream

Build 2016 is geared towards web developers and programmers, focused on developing for web as well as Edge, Windows and .NET and covering the latest technologies and how they enable us to work smarter in a cloud-based and mobile-first world.

The live broadcast starts from March 30th, 8:30AM (Pacific) and will cover the full three days of the event.

Webcast Build 2016
To the schedule of Build 2016.

From The Front Conference

From The Front organizes meetups and conferences for front-end people from front-end people since 2010. The videos from their past conferences can be found on Vimeo.

Sara Soueidan – Styling And Animating Scalable Vector Graphics With CSS

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Five Simple Steps

Five Simple Steps collects talks from the best conferences around the world, including Ampersand, Beyond Tellerrand, Build, Dotyork, Full Frontal, Handheld, Responsive Day Out and Upfront. Their collection currently counts 42 videos for you to dive into.[](https://www.fivesimplesteps.com/pages/videos)

Brendan Dawes – Paper, Plastic & Pixels

Brendan Dawes – Paper, Plastic & Pixels

SmashingConf

With a number of SmashingConfs on our backs, our collection of conference videos has grown tremendously (and it is still continuing to do so, of course). The most recent talks from SmashingConf Oxford have just been added to it — fresh from the cutting room.

Patrick Hamann – HTTP/2: What, Where, Why, And When?

Patrick Hamann – HTTP/2: What, Where, Why, And When?

CSSconf

Back in September, more than 400 attendees from 30+ countries gathered in Berlin for CSSconf EU 2015 to indulge in a day of CSS/front-end magic. The recordings of the talks bring all those big and small insights right to your home. And if that’s not enough for you yet, check out the CSSconf YouTube site for videos from even more past conferences, including CSSconf Asia 2015.

Claudina Sarahe – The Front-End Revolution

Claudina Sarahe – The Front-End Revolution

JSConf

With conferences all over the world, JSConf is known to push the boundaries of what is thought to be conceivable with JavaScript. To polish up your JS skills, their recorded conference talks are real gems.

Dmitry Baranovskiy – Zen Of JavaScript

Dmitry Baranovskiy – Zen Of JavaScript

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Beyond Tellerrand

Beyond Tellerrand provides a valuable mix of design, technology and inspiration and sets the bar high when it comes to quality. With approximately 120 videos available from five conference years, Marc Thiele’s Vimeo channel is a true treasure chest.

Marcy Sutton – How To Win At Mobile Accessibility

Marcy Sutton – How To Win At Mobile Accessibility

An Event Apart

An Event Apart is known for offering designers and developers who are passionate about standards-based web design an intense learning experience. More than 40 videos bring the know-how from stage right to your screen.

Jeffrey Zeldman – Understanding Web Design

Jeffrey Zeldman – Understanding Web Design

Webstock

Now in its 10th year, Webstock is the baby of a small group of web professionals who made it their goal to promote raising the standard of websites. In the spirit of good web citizenship, they share the talks from past conferences online.

Harper Reed – The Magic And Mystery Of Big Data

Harper Reed – The Magic And Mystery Of Big Data

99U

The 99U Conference aims at shifting the focus from generating ideas to executing them by bringing together creative visionaries and leading researchers to share their insights on how to bring ideas to life. More than 100 talks are available to watch online.

Tina Roth Eisenberg – Don’t Complain, Create

Tina Roth Eisenberg – Don’t Complain, Create

O’Reilly

“Technology matters. The people who put it into practice matter more,” is the credo of O’Reilly. O’Reilly’s YouTube playlists compile a plethora of talks and interviews from their conferences.

Alex Russel – Progressive Web Apps And What’s Next On Mobile

Alex Russel – Progressive Web Apps And What’s Next On Mobile

Fronteers

Fronteers unites some 550 front-end developers across the Netherlands and Belgium. Videos from the yearly Fronteers conference as well as of some of their meetings can be found on the Fronteers Vimeo page.

Wes Bos – Modern Workflow And Tooling For Front-End Developers

Wes Bos – Modern Workflow And Tooling For Front-End Developers

Awwwards

Awwwards recognizes and promotes talent and efforts in the web community. The goal is to create a meeting point to share experiences, inspiration and knowledge to make the web more accessible, usable and beautiful. To get everyone involved, Awwwards shares talks from their conferences as well as interviews with personalities from the community on their Vimeo page.

Bruce Lawson – Responsive Images

Bruce Lawson – Responsive Images

The Design And Content Conference

The Design And Content Conference brought to life by The Republic Of Quality teams up designers and content strategists to shape the future of the web. You’ll find talks from past conferences on their Vimeo page.

Samantha Warren – Guerrilla Design Tactics

Samantha Warren – Guerrilla Design Tactics

ffconf

Run by Left Logic, ffconf is all about JavaScript. To brush up your skills, Remy Sharp shares the talks from past conferences on YouTube.

Robin Mehner – JavaScript That Doesn’t Hurt Your Feelings

Robin Mehner – JavaScript That Doesn’t Hurt Your Feelings