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Upcoming Web Design Conferences (April – August 2018)

Conferences are about gathering information and knowledge but are also opportunities to meet and learn from other like-minded folks in the web design community. Plus, you’ll be exposed to a large amount of new information, which will help you to advance in your career.

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Conferences are about gathering information and knowledge but are also opportunities to meet and learn from like-minded folks in the web design community. Plus, you’ll be exposed to a large amount of new information, so be prepared to absorb the latest techniques brought to you by distinguished authors and speakers!

SmashingConf San Francisco (April 17-18, 2018)

A hilarious comic showing Yoda Cat and Darth Vader Mouse fighting at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco
“Coming to Smashing Conferences fundamentally changed how I develop websites.”

Ryan Chittenden, Director of Web Development, Fuego Digital Media

With our third SmashingConf San Francisco taking place on April 17 & 18, we want to explore strategies for making outstanding, fast experiences, and what we all need to know today, to be more productive and make smarter decisions tomorrow.

Register for three days and save $100 off the cost of registering separately for the conference and the workshop. Check the speakers →

Enough for the plug, now let’s dive into our list for March throughout July.

April 2018

RWDevCon 2018
“RWDevCon is a conference focused on high quality programming tutorials. It’s right outside Washington DC, brought to you by the teams at raywenderlich.com and 360iDev. Learn about iOS development with Swift via high quality hands-on tutorials led by the authors you know and love. Strong interactive focus - follow along with the instructor and learn by doing.”

  • When: April 5-7, 2018
  • Where: Alexandria, VA, USA
RWDevCon 2018

FITC Toronto 2018
“FITC Toronto is a professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, digital development, media and innovation in creative technologies three days and nights of presentations, parties, installations and performances that unite and transform the industry.”

  • When: April 8-10, 2018
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
FITC Toronto 2018

React Amsterdam 2018
“React Amsterdam is a celebration of good things coming together: React that rocks and spring in Amsterdam that blossoms. A full-day, two-track conference on all things React, gathering Front-end and Full-stack developers across the globe in the tech heart of Europe.”

  • When: April 13, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
React Amsterdam 2018

BSides Canberra
“Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.”

  • When: April 13-14, 2018
  • Where: Canberra, Australia
BSides Canberra

SmashingConf San Francisco
“We love bringing people together, and creating a friendly atmosphere for everybody to share and learn. No fluff, no theory just actionable insights applicable to your work right away.”

SmashingConf San Francisco 2018

The conference will cover the ultimate CSS layout techniques, performance optimization, UX, strategies and design workflows, tips on establishing and maintaining design systems, and techniques to produce resilient, fast responsive websites. Get the last early birds

  • When: April 17-18, 2018
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA

ngConf 2018
“ngConf 2018, the Angular event of the year! As always this year’s event will be focused on teaching, educating, and elevating each of the Angular developers in attendance. Always up to date, we will have sessions about the latest version of Angular and related technologies. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert, this will be the best opportunity we have ever provided. Our two days of optional pre-conference workshops require a separate ticket. Be sure to purchase one if you are planning to attend.”

  • When: April 18-20, 2018
  • Where: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
ngConf 2018

Zero-In Conference 2018
“Zero-In is a tech conference with a people first approach, focus on the long-term trend of personalization in tech products and experiences. Our companies are on the bleeding edge of automation, targeting and building positive customer experience. We have our roots in the UPRISE Festival Europe series with 6 events on its belt and more to come. ”

  • When: April 19, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Zero-In Conference 2018

CodeStock 2018
“CodeStock is an annual technology conference for developers, IT professionals, and entrepreneurs held in Knoxville, TN. The conference is run by the CodeStock Corporation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The conference spans two full days and is packed with technical & entrepreneurial content. 2017 will mark the 10th year of the CodeStock conference and is expected to host over 75 speakers presenting on over 100 topics that span the gamut from best practice enterprise software development to cutting edge web techniques to managing a technical entrepreneurial endeavor. In previous years, we’ve had 1,000 attendees and sold out well in advance of the conference."

  • When: April 20-21, 2018
  • Where: Knoxville, TN, USA
CodeStock 2018

iA Summit 2018
“Now in its 19th year, the IA Summit is the preeminent professional conference on how to create and manage information spaces.”

  • When: April 21-25, 2018
  • Where: Chicago, IL, USA
iA Summit 2018

The Web Conference 2018
“The Conference aims to provide the world with 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. The conference brings together researchers, developers, users and commercial ventures indeed all those who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer.”

  • When: April 23-27, 2018
  • Where: Lyon, France
The Web Conference 2018

GIDS 2018
“GIDS has established itself as the gold standard conference and expo for the software practitioner ecosystem. Over 45,000 attendees have benefited from the platform since its founding in 2008. Several hundreds have testified to the success they owe to GIDS - from individuals who turned entrepreneurs, to garage start-ups who metamorphosed into full-fledged global operations, to several thousands who have reported super positive career upgrades and shifts. Join the 2018 edition of the gold standard for India’s software developer ecosystem.”

  • When: April 24-28, 2018
  • Where: Bangalore, India
GIDS 2018

GOTO Chicago 2018
“GOTO Chicago 2018 highlights the technologies, methodologies and skills you need to know today to build systems of the future. Learn about new trends, connect with industry experts, share your passion, and grow your skills.”

  • When: April 25-26, 2018
  • Where: Chicago, IL, USA
GOTO Chicago 2018

Generate Conf New York 2018
“Generate is bigger and better and back in NYC! A 3 day event consisting of a day of workshops followed by a two-day, single track conference, it’s guaranteed to be packed with insight, inspiration and practical take-aways.”

  • When: April 25-27, 2018
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
Generate Conf New York 2018

Uphill Conf 2018
“Catch up with the latest trends in frontend development and get inspired by our amazing talks. Uphill conference offers the right mix between current and upcoming technologies, always lending a peek into the future. Uphill conference hosts world class speakers from famous companies like Netflix, Google and Microsoft. Our international speakers are experts in their fields and are also experienced speakers. Only the best is good enough for you.”

  • When: April 26-27, 2018
  • Where: Bern, Switzerland
Uphill Conf 2018

May 2018

beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2018
“Eight years in Düsseldorf. We are happy to be back. Mark the dates May 7th to 9th (plus Side Events before) and join us for a few days of inspiration and networking.”

  • When: May 5-9, 2018
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany
beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2018

99U
“The 99U Conference is a one-of-a-kind live experience that inspires creative professionals to bring their ideas to life and shape the future of the industry. Learn from the world’s top thinkers and doers in a series of main stage talks over two days. 99U speakers offer pragmatic, real-world insights that transcend creative sectors. From our pre-conference kickoff to our killer closing party, 99U provides you with endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and get exposed to new ideas.”

  • When: May 9-11, 2018
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
99U

Awwwards Conference in San Francisco 2018
“Awwwards lands in the motherland of innovation and tech - San Francisco! 2 days of inspiring talks from the masters and thought leaders in digital, held in the beautiful Palace of the Arts followed by a water font after party - attended by an impressive who’s who of the design world.”

  • When: May 10-11, 2018
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Awwwards Conference in San Francisco 2018

The Italian PHP Conference 2018
“We’ll show new development traits, best-practices and success cases related to quality, revision control, test-driven development, continuous integration and so on. There are also talks about design, project management, agile and various php-related technologies like Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, Drupal, WordPress and more.”

  • When: May 11-12, 2018
  • Where: Verona, Italy
The Italian PHP Conference 2018

ReactEurope 2018
“At this conference, you will learn how new projects such as ReasonML will bring web and mobile React Native apps to the next level and how projects such as React Native Web, React Primitive and Expo make it easy to write, deploy and share code on all platforms quickly. The conference aims to give talks that inspire and explore new futuristic ideas dealing with all the techs we enjoy from the React ecosystem such as React.js, React Native, GraphQL, Relay, Universal apps, ReasonML, Webpack, inline CSS and more.”

  • When: May 15-18, 2018
  • Where: Paris, France
ReactEurope 2018

WeAreDevelopers 2018
“What is WeAreDevelopers all about? We are united tech professionals, empowered through code and as diverse as the languages we yield. In one of the leading startup capitals of Europe, the WeAreDevelopers World Congress brings together over 8,000 brightest minds in tech for an exciting event.”

  • When: May 16-18, 2018
  • Where: Vienna, Austria
WeAreDevelopers 2018

TYPO 2018
“TYPO Berlin will be about the practise of change, about scenarios, about heroes and evaluation. It will be about big data and personal data. And the digital home. Do we really want one? The transparent consumer has long since become a reality. But some consumers have already begun covering their digital tracks. Trigger! Triggering is everywhere, whether driven by human or artificial intelligence. It can come with deception (fake news) and with revelations (fact checking). It can trigger a personal recommendation or automated purchasing suggestion. A trigger is a key stimulus, a filter, and an impulse.”

  • When: May 17-19, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
TYPO 2018

Deconstruct 2018
“Deconstruct is a language- and technology-agnostic conference focused on the act of programming as a whole: what are the problems and how can we solve them? Many other conferences focus on specific tools or technologies. Those are valuable events, but they are very different from Deconstruct. Deconstruct is independent: it’s both unsponsored and unaffiliated with any technology company. Speakers have been selected based on presentation skill (the ability to engage an audience) and depth (the ability to view programming problems from many directions at once, relating them all).”

  • When: May 21-22, 2018
  • Where: Seattle, WA, USA
Deconstruct 2018

Techorama 2018
"Techorama is a yearly international technology conference which takes place at Metropolis Antwerp. We welcome about 1500 attendees, a healthy mix between developers, IT Professionals, Data Professionals and SharePoint professionals. Our commitment is to create a unique conference experience with quality content and the best speaker line-up."

  • When: May 22-24, 2018
  • Where: Antwerp, Belgium
 Techorama 2018

User Experience Lisbon 2018
“UXLx is a premier User Experience Conference, and our speaker lineup is really the cream of the crop in the industry worldwide. You’ll not only be inspired by their 10 thought provoking talks but you’ll have the opportunity to learn one on one in their 20 practical workshops. Having attendees from around 40 different countries, it’s also a great way to meet like-minded peeps from all over the world! We host meetups and social events every day so you can make new connections and further advance your career.”

  • When: May 22-25, 2018
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
User Experience Lisbon 2018 2018

UX London 2018
“UX London brings together the world’s leading design experts and practitioners. Join us for a programme of inspirational talks and hands-on workshops. Spend the mornings gaining unique insights from influential speakers. In the afternoon, roll up your sleeves and participate in the workshop of your choice. You’ll head home with new ideas and practical skills that you can apply straight away. And, if that’s not enough, this year we’re turning ten - so come and join us for some extra special celebrations.”

  • When: May 23-25, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
UX London 2018

Front-Trends 2018
“Front-Trends 2018 is the 8th annual web development and design conference, dedicated to upcoming front-end technologies, ideas and practices. Developers from all experience levels should join us on May 24-25 in Warsaw, for a special gathering of quality front-end content and conversation.”

  • When: May 24-25, 2018
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland
Front-Trends 2018

UX & Product Management Case Study Conference 2018
“Join us this Spring, in Salt Lake City, for two full days of dedicated time away from your desk, learning better ways to work together with your team and be inspired to grow your career in UX or Product Management. Together with over 1,000 other professionals, you’ll learn from extremely talented people influencing the organizations they work for and changing the way our industry looks at digital products and the way people use them.”

  • When: May 31 - June 1, 2018
  • Where: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
UX & Product Management Case Study Conference 2018

June 2018

dotScale 2018
"dotScale is the European tech conference on scalability, DevOps and distributed systems. The best hackers worldwide will be on stage again for this 6th edition. 900+ backend developers will attend the conf! Come see the best experts worldwide share their insights on scalability, DevOps and distributed systems."

  • When: June 1, 2018
  • Where: Paris, France
 dotScale 2018

CSSconf EU 2018
"CSSconf EU is a one-day, one-track community conference that unites world-class speakers, top-notch engineers & web designers, and many more with an affinity for CSS in Berlin, Germany."

  • When: June 1, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
 CSSconf EU 2018

TYPO3camp Berlin 2018
“Exciting sessions and great social events await you in one of the hippest cities in the world. This is your chance to exchange and network with other TYPO3 enthusiasts.”

  • When: June 1-3, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
TYPO3camp Berlin 2018

webinale the holistic web conference 2018
“webinale is the conference for digital professionals, trendsetters and makers in the World Wide Web it’s the optimal crossover platform for knowledge transfer, inspiration and exchange of experience across all industries.”

  • When: June 4-8, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
webinale the holistic web conference 2018

Innovfest Unbound Singapore 2018
“innovfest unbound is the anchor event of Smart Nation Innovations, a week-long series of events that showcase Asia’s most innovative developments. We will see over 12,000 entrepreneurs, brands, corporates, investors and tech start-ups from 100+ countries meet and share new ideas, build partnerships and celebrate digital disruption.”

  • When: June 5-6, 2018
  • Where: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Innovfest Unbound Singapore 2018

Kerning 2018
“Kerning features two days of workshops (June 7th and 8th) and a Conference day full of talks (June 9th). Kerning offers a very interesting chance to meet developers, gurus, managers and innovators from all over the world. On June 7th and 8th (only workshops) and 9th (conference day) 2018 we will gather in Faenza, in the very heart of Italy, top notch speakers from the whole world of digital and web typography to create an unique event.”

  • When: June 6-8, 2018
  • Where: Faenza, Italy
Kerning 2018

M-Enabling Summit 2018
“The M-Enabling Summit has established itself as the leading global conference and showcase covering the fast-moving technology innovations that enable seniors and persons with disabilities to access digital content and services in new ways. The M-Enabling Summit offers a unique gathering of leading executives and accessibility professionals from Government, Industry, and Advocacy Organizations from around the world to network and participate in plenary and specialized breakout sessions, as well as other special featured events.”

  • When: June 11-13, 2018
  • Where: Washington, DC, USA
M-Enabling Summit 2018

Pixel Pioneers
“Pixel Pioneers is a new series of affordable events bringing world-class advice from the brightest minds in digital design and front-end development to the UK. Organised by Oliver Lindberg, former editor of net magazine with more than a decade of experience in the web industry, the events are tailored to the web's vibrant community.”

  • When: June 8, 2018
  • Where: Bristol, England
pixelpioneers 2018

London Tech Week 2018
“London Tech Week is a festival of live events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities. KNect365 joins forces with London & Partners and Tech London Advocates to bring you a mega-tech festival; connecting science and creative minds, corporates and grass roots, startups and scale ups. London Tech Week fuels innovation and strengthens London’s status as a global powerhouse of tech.”

  • When: June 11-17, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
London Tech Week 2018

UX Scotland 2018
“Returning for its 6th year, UX Scotland 2018 will be a hands-on, practical UX & design conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry. Participants will leave with new ideas and skills to improve their user experiences, an increased professional network, and memories of many useful conversations.”

  • When: June 13-15, 2018
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK
UX Scotland 2018

Enterprise UX 2018
“Enterprise UX offers a variety of learning opportunities. These include two keynotes, twelve presentations, four workshops and eight raucous short-storytelling sessions. Plus a range of topic tables, parties and social activities designed to foster meaningful discussion with other enterprise professionals.”

  • When: June 13-15, 2018
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Enterprise UX 2018

CSS Day 2018
“On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th of June, 2018, CSS Day is returning with two conference days: a UX Special on Thursday, and a regular CSS Day on Friday. We’ll also host two workshops on Wednesday 13th by Vitaly Friedman and Sara Soueidan, and there are three side events planned.”

  • When: June 14-15, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
CSS Day 2018

GOTO Amsterdam 2018
“We believe that learning is a life-long process that’s why we create conferences for developers by developers. That’s what drives us to produce the best meeting place for innovators and thought leaders. In 2018 GOTO Amsterdam returns for its eighth edition. The conference topics are Digital Transformation, Privacy & Security, topics that couldn’t be more relevant.”

  • When: June 18-20, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
GOTO Amsterdam 2018

enterJS 2018
“JavaScript is still the only language that enables consistent and end-to-end full-stack development, from UI/UX and single-page applications through REST-APIs, business logic, and Web real-time to databases, message queues, and other services. This increases efficiency in the Dev and DevOps areas. However, the necessary experience in dealing professionally with the appropriate technologies is often missing in companies. enterJS addresses the resulting company-wide challenges in lectures and workshops.”

  • When: June 19-21, 2018
  • Where: Darmstadt, Germany
enterJS 2018

An Event Apart Boston 2018
“An Event Apart Boston is two days of sessions from 12 speakers with intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more. Following the two-day conference comes a full day, A Day Apart, with a single speaker diving deeply into one important topic.”

  • When: June 25-27, 2018
  • Where: Boston, MA, USA
An Event Apart Boston 2018

Lead Developer Conference 2018
"Join the community of tech leads, engineering managers and CTOs for two days of inspiring talks and networking opportunities. For even more in-depth learning, book a ticket to one of our workshops taking place the day before the conference."

  • When: June 27-28, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
 Lead Developer Conference 2018

QCon New York 2018
QCon New York offers "15 editorial tracks across 3 days, 140+ practitioner speakers from places like Uber, Google, Dropbox, Slack, Twitter, and more ..., 11 to 1 attendee to speaker ratio, No hidden paid sessions/marketing!, Video recording for most sessions included, Optional workshops following the conference, Focus on healthy food, including gluten-free & vegan.”

  • When: June 27-29, 2018
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
QCon New York 2018

PyConWeb 2018
An annual conference about Python and Web stack. Django, Plone, Tornado, TurboGears, Pyramid and other web-related tools. Talks and workshops by core developers and experts. All in one conference."

  • When: June 30- July 1, 2018
  • Where: Munich, Germany
PyConWeb 2018

July 2018

Drupal Dev Days Lisbon 2018
"Drupal Developer Days is an event organized by the Drupal community which gathers people from all over the world who contribute to the progress of Drupal, taking place in Europe every year. DDD Lisbon 2018 will be the meeting place of students, amateurs and professionals interested in learning about the latest updates, exchanging information with leading international experts and strengthening the network within the community. Event highlights include sessions, workshops and code sprints, where participants come together to develop, test, document, fix and design to improve the Drupal platform."

  • When: July 2-6, 2018
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Drupal Dev Days Lisbon 2018

ADDC - App Design & Development Conference 2018
“ADDC is an annual single-track conference for app designers & developers held in Barcelona. This year it will take place on 4-6 July 2018. Millions of app designers and developers around the world work side by side every day to build some of the most incredible and innovative applications. Yet our synergy is so often overlooked. ADDC aims to create an opportunity for both professions to meet, innovate and get inspired in an open, inclusive and collaborative space.”

  • When: July 4-6, 2018
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
ADDC - App Design & Development Conference 2018

RISE 2018
“RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit. In 6 short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference which last year attracted 53,000 attendees from 136 countries around the world. In July 2018, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups will come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences. They’ll be joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking.”

  • When: July 8-11, 2018
  • Where: Hong Kong, China
RISE 2018

unbound - London 2018
“unbound returns to London to bring together rich sources of innovation from across Europe. Brands, corporate executives and investors come together to meet with Europe’s most disruptive start-ups to forge partnerships and explore new opportunities. A global showcase bringing together more than 5,000 founders, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate & brand executives and thought leaders, it connects you with sources of innovation from around the world. Truly cross-industry, unbound London is the bridge between business and the world’s digital and technological pioneers.”

  • When: July 18-19, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
RISE 2018

AngularCamp 2018
“Developer event focused on JavaScript and the future of the Web. Learn about the latest trends, tooling and more! We all love the web!”

  • When: July 18-20, 2018
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
AngularCamp 2018

Scotland JS 2018
“On July 19th and 20th 2018, ScotlandJS returns with it's tried and trusted single track format and fast paced 20 minute talks with discussion slots with speakers after every 3 talks. We have some amazing invited speakers and continue our committment to diversity and inclusion with 30 free diversity tickets for attendees, free childcare and have launched Global Diversity CFP Day as a seperate event to encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply to speak at events around the world!”

  • When: July 19-20, 2018
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK
Scotland JS 2018

Laracon 2018
“Laracon US is an annual gathering of people who are passionate about building amazing applications with the Laravel web framework.”

  • When: July 25-26, 2018
  • Where: Chicago, IL, USA
Laracon 2018

Content Design 2018
“Designers and content strategists team up. Hear from industry leaders about crafting experiences and telling stories that shape the future of the web. A day of workshops, two days of talks, and thoughtful extras in one of the most beautiful cities, Vancouver, BC, Canada.”

  • When: July 25-27, 2018
  • Where: Vancouver, Canada
Content Design 2018

August 2018

LaraCon EU 2018
"Laracon EU is a unique international Laravel event with over 750 attendees. The conference has multiple tracks and is focusing on in-depth technical talks. Come learn about the state of the industry while networking with like-minded and diversely experienced developers."

  • When: August 29-31, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
LaraCon EU 2018

Frontend Conference Zurich 2018
"After seven successful editions from 2011 to 2017, we are back in 2018, continuing our work to establish the event as Switzerland’s leading conference on state-of-the-art frontend and UX technologies. The conference is an excellent platform for Swiss and European researchers, developers and designers to present their projects, latest research and technologies in the fields of Web technologies, Web design and UX."

  • When: August 30-31, 2018
  • Where: Zurich, Switzerland
Frontend Conference Zurich 2018

Where Are You Going?

If you’re planning to attend any of these events, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. What are you most excited about? What are you looking forward to learning and experiencing?

By the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of conferences and workshops! We’d love to welcome you there!

Smashing Editorial (jc, ms, il)