SmashingConf 2018: Fetch Those Early-Bird Tickets!

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Great conferences are all about learning new skills and making new connections. That’s why we’ve set up a couple of new adventures for SmashingConf 2018 — just practical sessions, new formats, new lightning talks, evening sessions and genuine, interesting conversations — with a dash of friendly networking! Taking place in London, San Francisco, Toronto. Tickets? Glad you asked!

SmashingConf San Francisco / #breakout / Apr 17–18

With our third annual conference in San Francisco, we want to explore ways and strategies for breaking out: leaving behind generic designs and understand the new techniques and capabilities available today. We care about the solutions we come up with, and the approaches that failed along the way. In San Francisco, we want to find out the why, and how, and what we all — as designers and developers — need to know today to be more productive and make smarter decisions tomorrow. Schedule and details.

A Yoda cat welcoming you at Smashing Conference in San Francisco, April 17 to 18, 2018
SmashingConf SF: breaking out of the box. Apr 17–18.

Speakers and Topics

A wide range of everything web-related, covered in 2 days, with a single track, 16 speakers and 8 hands-on workshops. CSS Grid, Design systems, new frontiers of CSS and JavaScript, accessibility, performance, lettering, graphic design, UX, multi-cultural design, among other things. 100 super early-bird-tickets now on sale.


$599 / month Conference Ticket

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$5 / month Conf + Workshop

Smashing TV + future eBooks.
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SmashingConf Toronto / #noslides / Jun 26–27

What’s the best way to learn? By observing designers and developers working live. For our new conference in Toronto, all speakers aren’t allowed to use any slides at all. Welcome SmashingConf #noslides, a brand new conference, full of interactive live sessions, showing how web designers design and how web developers build — including setup, workflow, design thinking, naming conventions and everything in-between. Schedule and details.

A queen cat welcoming you a Smashing Conference in Toronto, June 26 to 27, 2018
SmashingConf Toronto: no slides, live sessions only. Jun 26–27.

Speakers and Topics

Interactive live sessions on everything from organizing layers in Photoshop to naming conventions in CSS. Live workflow in Sketch and Photoshop, design systems setup, lettering, new frontiers of CSS and JavaScript, CSS Grid Layout, live debugging, performance audits, accessibility audits, sketching, graphic design, data visualization and creative coding. 100 super early-bird-tickets now on sale.

CAD$640 $705

Conference TicketAll taxes included. Only 100 early-bird tickets.

Save CAD$128!

Conference & WorkshopAll taxes included. Only 100 early-bird tickets.


To give everybody a chance to buy ticket in time, we are releasing all tickets in batches this time. The first batch of super early-birds are available right away: fetch them before they fly out!

Ah, and just in case you’re wondering: we’re planning on running a conference in our hometown Freiburg, Germany on September 10–11, and we will be coming back to New York, USA on October 23–24 — with a slightly different format, too. We can’t wait to see you there! ;-)

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