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Upcoming Web Design Conferences (September 2017 –January 2018)

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!

As you may know, we also run a few practical conferences every year ourselves. Next up: SmashingConf Barcelona1 on October 17-18!

Smashing Conference Barcelona 2017, October 17-182

This 2-day-one-track-event brings together smart and friendly people willing to share their tricks and training methods, like Anton & Irene Andrew, Chris Coyier, Brad Frost, and many others.

We are also running 6 Smashing Workshops3 on October 16th and 19th! Learn about the new layout standard Atomic Design, how to convince your clients the right way, as well as how to approach web design with SVG Animation!

Enough for the plug, now let’s dive into our list for September throughout November.

September 2017

React Boston9
“React Boston is a two-day, single-track conference on React.js hosted in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and organized in collaboration with Wayfair Engineering and the ReactJS Boston Meetup. We’re excited to welcome developers of all backgrounds, skill sets, experience levels to join us for a weekend of high-quality content and great conversations with others in the developer community.”

  • When: September 23-24, 2017
  • Where: Boston, MA, USA
React Boston10

Web Unleashed 201711
“If you’re a front-end developer, or aspire to be one, then you know how quickly the space changes. By attending Web Unleashed, you will get up-to-date on the skills to push you ahead in your career. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded professionals.”

  • When: September 24-26, 2017
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
Web Unleashed 201712

edUi 201713
“edUi is a conference for web professionals working at institutions of learning—colleges, universities, libraries, and museums. It provides practical professional development in the fields of user interface and user experience design, with a focus on overcoming the challenges unique to higher education and nonprofit organizations. A lineup of innovative speakers to inspire and enlighten, whether you work in web design, development, management, UX, UI, social media, or a related field; a fantastic value, with world-class speaking talent and top industry peers providing you with top quality, yet affordable, professional development.

  • When: September 25-27, 2017
  • Where: Charlottesville, VA, USA
edUi 201714

BASTA! Jubiläumskonferenz 201715
“The BASTA! has been the leading independent conference for Microsoft technologies, JavaScript and more for 20 years. Thanks to its strong competence in C#, the .NET-framework and web technologies, the BASTA! is the event that can’t be missed for developers and software architects.”

  • When: September 25-29, 2017
  • Where: Mainz, Germany
BASTA! Jubiläumskonferenz 201716

Design Matters 201717
“At Design Matters we bring together design practitioners from around the world for two days of design talks, workshops, discussions and socializing in Copenhagen. You will meet designers from the most exciting companies working with apps, websites and physical products. They will share their firsthand knowledge and personal stories about creating experiences that connect, engage and inspire users. This year’s conference themes are: Conversational UI, Spreading the Product Design DNA and Embrace Failure!”

  • When: September 28-30, 2017
  • Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
Design Matters 201718

Strange Loop 201719
“Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow’s technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, security, and the web.”

  • When: September 28-30, 2017
  • Where: St. Louis, MO, USA
Strange Loop 201720

EuroIA 201721
“The EuroIA summit is Europe’s leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference. It is a unique event that brings together veteran Information Architects, experts from diverse fields practicing IA, and newcomers to the practice of IA and UX design. It showcases best practices and real-world results, along with the methods used to get there.”

  • When: September 28-30, 2017
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden
EuroIA 201722

October 2017

GOTO Copenhagen 201723
“GOTO Copenhagen 2016 is the meeting place for software innovators and thought leaders from startups and enterprises, and GOTO Copenhagen gives you the opportunity to talk with people across all different disciplines of software development! We decided to expand GOTO Copenhagen 2017 to three conference days with a total of 11 tracks and afterwards two days of in-depth workshops.”

  • When: October 1-5, 2017
  • Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
GOTO Copenhagen 201724

TechBash 201725
“At TechBash we inspire our attendees to build great things that will change the world. The sessions at TechBash will deliver bleeding edge advances in the coding, designing and development of mobile, web, desktop and SaaS applications. Our speakers are world class knowledge experts you may have seen featured at other conferences like DevIntersections, NDC, VS Live (Visual Studio Live), and Google I/O. We keep adding an inclusive variety of speakers to the list, so check back regularly to see who’s up next.”

  • When: October 4-6, 2017
  • Where: Pocono Manor, PA,USA
TechBash 201726

UXDX 201727
“Packed full of leading companies – both startups who have successfully launched a product to enterprises – who are incorporating best practice in continuous deployment. This year, we are introducing a second stage so we can delve deeper into specific UX and DX topics. During the day, we will bring both audiences together to network and debate, with an overarching focus on product success.”

  • When: October 4-7, 2017
  • Where: Dublin, Ireland
UXDX 201728

MobileEra 201729
“Mobile Era is Norway’s and Nordics’ first and largest conference for mobile developers. It will be held October 5-6 in Oslo and will feature speakers from all over the world talking about Android, iOS and cross-platform technologies. 2 days, 3 tracks and an awesome conference party.”

  • When: October 5-6, 2017
  • Where: Oslo, Norway
MobileEra 201730

Mobiconf 201731
“Mobiconf is an international conference for iOS, Android, and Java developers, UI/UX designers, software testers, Project Managers, Product Owners and CTOs. Every year, this two days-long event attracts over 350 mobile whizzes from almost every continent. Well, maybe not from Antarctica :) This must-see conference brings mobile related subjects including development, UI/UX design, project management and business solutions built with mobile.”

  • When: October 5-6, 2017
  • Where: Krakow, Poland
Mobiconf 201732

Fronteers Conference 201733
“Fronteers Conference is one of Europe’s premiere conferences on front-end web development, organised in Amsterdam yearly since 2008. This year will see the 10th anniversary edition of our single-track community-driven conference, which will take place in the beautiful Pathe Tuschinski theatre on Thursday and Friday, October 5–6, 2017. We also host a set of full-day front-end workshops on the day before the conference.”

  • When: October 5-6, 2017
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fronteers Conference 201734

UX World Tour – Bengaluru / India35
“WUC World Tour 2017 – A power team of seven internationally established UX experts will deliver usability skills and knowledge.
Why? – You will hear and feel how the human factors integrate with culture. These are the roots for good UX design. This is your opportunity to network with us in your home.We talk about Usability, User Experience (UX) & Customer Experience Management (CX).”

  • When: October 6, 2017
  • Where: Bangalore, India
UX World Tour - Bengaluru / India 36

UX World Tour – Dubai37
“WUC World Tour 2017 – A power team of seven internationally established UX experts will deliver usability skills and knowledge.
Why? – You will hear and feel how the human factors integrate with culture. These are the roots for good UX design. This is your opportunity to network with us in your home.We talk about Usability, User Experience (UX) & Customer Experience Management (CX).”

  • When: October 8, 2017
  • Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
UX World Tour - Bengaluru / India 38

HighEdWeb 2017 39
“The HighEdWeb Annual Conference is the conference created by and for higher education Web professionals. It offers four days of high-quality presentations, internationally-recognized keynote speakers and outstanding networking events – all at an affordable rate. From web developers, marketers and programmers to managers, designers, writers and all team members in between, HighEdWeb provides valuable professional development for all who want to explore the unique Web issues facing colleges and universities.”

  • When: October 8-11, 2017
  • Where: Hartford, CT, USA
HighEdWeb 2017 40

CSS Dev Conf 201741
“CSS Dev Conf is the place to learn new techniques, whether you need to improve everyday workflow or learn the cutting-edge specifications landing in browser nightly builds. Curated Keynote Speakers, Featured Presenters, and Workshop Leaders are chosen from among the brightest minds and seasoned experts working in CSS today.”

  • When: October 9-11, 2017
  • Where: New Orleans, LA, USA
CSS Dev Conf 201742

JavaScript Days 201743
“The JavaScript Days are the training event for developers and software architects. A selection of especially high-profile JavaScript and HTML5 experts will teach you how to plan and successfully implement JavaScript-based applications, the strengths and weaknesses of different technologies, and how you should choose a suitable architecture.”

  • When: October 9-11, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
JavaScript Days 201744

Web Developer Conference 201745
“The powerful open source frameworks Angular & React are the subject of the WDC – Web Developer Conference 2017, presented by the specialist magazines web & mobile developer and dotnetpro. In the one-day conference and full-day workshops, selected experts will provide the technical and technical know-how to optimize the performance, quality and maintainability of your applications.”

  • When: October 10-11, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
Web Developer Conference 201746

Mirror Conf 201747
“Mirror Conf is a conference designed to empower designers and front-end developers who have a thirst for knowledge and want to broaden their horizons. It aims to create the perfect set to blur the differences between these two worlds and point towards a more collaborative future.”

  • When: October 10-13, 2017
  • Where: Braga, Portugal
Mirror Conf 201748

World Usability Congress 1749
“THE CONGRESS \ It is its application-oriented, economic and holistic approach that makes the World Usability Congress one of a kind on a global scale. We talk about Usability, User Experience (UX) & Customer Experience Management (CX).”

  • When: October 11-12, 2017
  • Where: Graz, Austria
World Usability Congress 1750

The Codemotion Berlin 201751
“Codemotion Berlin provides a platform for international developers, engineers and coders in order to exchange ideas, raise awareness for new projects/topics, generally speaking to share the enthusiasm about all facets of coding. It offers a unique opportunity to all visitors to gather new inspirations, energy and knowledge in combination with the chance to network and chat with fellow visitors passionate about coding. Codemotion Berlin is open to all languages and technologies. We want to bring together interested developers who’d like to think outside the box and understand the intersections in technology and programming.”

  • When: October 12-13, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
The Codemotion Berlin 201752

Desert Code Camp October 201753
“Code Conferences are about the developer community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. Topics are always based on community interest and never determined by anyone other than the community.”

  • When: October 14, 2017
  • Where: Chandler, AZ, USA
Desert Code Camp October 201754

Merge Show/CMS Summit 201755
“CMS Summit at Merge will bring together web designers, developers, bloggers, and UX designers with domain owners, and start up’s for a five-day conference and expo to learn, share, develop, and network. The event will offer a chance to find out what is on the horizon for the top CMSs, with the latest technologies and trends. The featured workshops will help you hone your skills and give deeper insight into multiple CMS solutions.”

  • When: October 14, 2017
  • Where: Orlando, FL, USA
Merge Show/CMS Summit 201756

Agilia Budapest Conference 201757
“Hungarian conference about applied agile methodologies – Role of Product Owner and Product Management in Agile: Employment of agile and other techniques in product development and why they are important – creating vision, designing product, managing teams, role of Product Owner, engagement of customers and users, creativity and management of innovations. Use cases.”

  • When: October 16-18, 2017
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary
Agilia Budapest Conference 201758

Adobe MAX 201759
“Come to MAX to rejuvenate your work, your process, and your own creative journey. MAX is the perfect blend of information and inspiration, practical knowledge and creative magic. Take your creativity to the next level. Discover new techniques and boost your career in more than 300 sessions in 5 tracks.”

  • When: October 16-20, 2017
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Adobe MAX 201760

SmashingConf Barcelona 201761
“With a lineup of 15 brilliant speakers and the best scenarios to offer you a valuable and unforgettable 1 track, 2 full conference days and 7 workshops. Our mission is to explore real-life web design problems and techniques that are relevant and applicable to your work straight away. Join us for a few special days of friendly conversation, learning and new ideas — we’d love to see you there!”

  • When: October 17-18, 2017
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
SmashingConf Barcelona 201762

NDC TechTown 201763
“TechTown is a Software Intensive Product Development Conference organised by NDC Conferences. TechTown is a 4-day event with two days of high quality workshops followed by two day of conference sessions. Although smaller than NDC Oslo, NDC Sydney, NDC London, TechTown has the same high quality you would expect from any NDC conference.”

  • When: October 17-20, 2017
  • Where: Kongsberg, Norway
NDC TechTown 201764

Amuse UX Conference 201765
“Amuse is probably the biggest UX event in the region with 500+ attendees. It’s two days of inspiration with speakers like Vitaly Friedman, Val Head, Stephen Anderson, Eva-Lotta Lamm, Denise Jacobs, and more. Amuse is an international conference for anyone interested in how to design and develop successful products that users love. ”

  • When: October 18-20, 2017
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary
Amuse UX Conference 201766

Service Design in Health 201767
“Service Design in Health is a new, practical event from the organisers of Service Design in Government and Service Design in Business. Track the event on Lanyrd or follow @sdinhealth for event news, updates and offers.”

  • When: October 19-20, 2017
  • Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Service Design in Health 201768

push.conference 201769
“push.conference is the go-to UX event in the heart of Munich. Here, 600 design professionals unite to learn from a wide range of applied and visionary talks, acquire core skills in workshops and get inspired by a hands-on interactive exhibition while exchanging over delicious Bavarian beer and pretzels.”

  • When: October 20-21, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
push.conference 201770

Talk UX 201771
“Talk UX is a platform for you to access great speakers, great content, some fun, interactive sessions and new tech. It’s hosted by Ladies that UX, an international community of creative, inspiring women who work in UX design. In 2017, Talk UX will be held in Taipei, Taiwan. It’s the first time TalkUX is moving to Asia. And we are expecting to have 400 of the audience. The keynote speakers will include UXers from the tech world, entertainment business, information security and beyond.”

  • When: October 21-22, 2017
  • Where: Taipei, Taiwan
Talk UX 201772

#fstoco 201773
“#fstoco is the conference for people who build the web, covering all layers; front-end, back-end, ux, and more. What we cover: Client Side and Server Side Code & Architecture, IoT, Team Skills, and New Tech and User Experience.”

  • When: October 23-24, 2017
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
#fstoco 201774

International JavaScript Conference75
“JavaScript is everywhere: today, not only web developers, but virtually every business trusts in the power of high-level frameworks like Angular, React, and NodeJS. At the International JavaScript Conference you will meet internationally known JavaScript experts who share their knowledge in vanilla JavaScript as well as the most important JS frameworks.”

  • When: October 23-27, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
International JavaScript Conference76

International PHP Conference 201777
“The International PHP Conference is the world’s first PHP conference and stands since more than a decade for top-notch pragmatic expertise in PHP and web technologies. Internationally renowned experts from the PHP industry meet up with PHP users and developers from large and small companies.”

  • When: October 23-27, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
International PHP Conference 201778

Breaking Development 201779
“What’s the fastest growing segment of the tech industry right now? Did you answer mobile? You should have. We are convinced that the best conferences provide ample opportunity for informal talks among both speakers and attendees. As a result, we opt to keep our events friendly, the topics focused and uninhibited by competing tracks. We choose to keep attendance at workable, pre-determined levels to enhance social networking opportunities. After all, we believe the impromptu conversations among colleagues are sometimes the ones that inform and inspire the most.”

  • When: October 25-27, 2017
  • Where: Nashville, TN, USA
Breaking Development 201780

Canvas Conference 201781
“Canvas is a one-day event of 10 practical talks for people who design, make and market digital products and experiences. Beyond the trends and theory, you’ll hear stories from the people at the forefront of the world’s most interesting products. Speakers confirmed so far include product design people from Monzo, All 4 and Duolingo.”

  • When: October 26, 2017
  • Where: Birmingham, UK
Canvas Conference 201782

Revolve Conference 201783
“Revolve Conference is where design and creativity meets marketing and strategy. If you’re building a business, brand, product or service – this event is for you! It’s an opportunity to learn from platform-changing thinkers and disruptive innovators through practical sessions based on the challenges you face today.”

  • When: October 26-27, 2017
  • Where: Charleston, SC, USA
Revolve Conference 201784

JSConf Budapest 201785
“We’re aim to be the JSConf of the region around Eastern-Middle Europe, an area so diverse in culture, people and views. A strictly nonprofit, open-sourced and community driven conference for the community of JavaScript, with the purpose to build and educate about new technologies, ideas and culture.”

  • When: October 26-27, 2017
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary
JSConf Budapest 201786

YGLF 201787
“The third international conference of its kind to be held in Israel, will take place in Tel Aviv from October 30th through October 31st, 2017. To kick off the inaugural edition of this annual conference.”

  • When: October 30-31, 2017
  • Where: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
YGLF 201788

An Event Apart 2017 – San Francisco89
“An Event Apart San Francisco is three days of intense focus on digital design, UX, and more. If you care about creating the best possible experiences for the people who use your work, and crave concentrated time to level up your skills in the company of your peers, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.”

  • When: October 30 – November 1, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
An Event Apart 2017 - San Francisco90

November 2017

KotlinConf 201791
“We’re excited to announce the first ever KotlinConf. KotlinConf is a two-day conference taking place in San Francisco, providing deep-dive technical content on Kotlin. ”

  • When: November 2-3, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
KotlinConf 201792

Dare Mighty Things93
“As one of “8 Top Tech Conferences You Can’t Miss”, join us for a magical experience at Dare Mighty Things ( on November 3rd in Chicago. By hearing inspiring stories from the world’s most influential innovators (Jason Fried, John Underkoffler & more) , we’ll take your mind on a journey you’ll never forget.”

  • When: November 3, 2017
  • Where: Chicago, IL, USA
Dare Mighty Things94

ThunderPlains 201795
“ThunderPlains is a web and mobile developer conference that focuses on Community, JavaScript and related tech that make the web interesting. ThunderPlains is organized and backed by the Techlahoma Foundation – a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. Techlahoma is dedicated to advancing Oklahomans through accessible tech training and community building.”

  • When: November 3, 2017
  • Where: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
ThunderPlains 201796

StarsConf 201797
“The largest development, design and technological innovation event in Chile and one of the most important in South America. We bring together world stars and local experts to talk about UX, Programming, Data, Innovation, Web, DevOps, Methodologies and Mobile.”

  • When: November 3-4, 2017
  • Where: Santiago, Chile
StarsConf 201798

CanUX 201799
“Register now for a three day showcase of modern experience design trends shaped as canada’s premier annual ux event, featuring hands-on workshops and a world-class mix of amazing presentations, with plenty of chances to find inspiration, learn, exchange ideas and make new friends, eh?”

  • When: November 3-5, 2017
  • Where: Ottawa, Canada
CanUX 2017100

LavaCon Portland 2017101
“The LavaCon Conference on Content Strategy and Technical Communication Management was started in Hawaii (hence our name) to give senior content professionals a place to network with their peers, share best practices and lessons learned, learn new ways to make a difference for your organization and your customers.”

  • When: November 5-8, 2017
  • Where: Portland, OR, USA
LavaCon Portland 2017102

DesignOps Summit103
“The first DesignOps Summit is for design leaders, managers, and practitioners who understand that design organizations can’t scale up design without the support of well-conceived operations. We’ll bring together and learn from leaders who’ve already built design operations at organizations ranging from Pinterest to 18F, and from operations experts from fields outside design.”

  • When: November 6-8, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
DesignOps Summit104

beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2017105
“For the fourth time the Web and design community meets in Berlin for beyond tellerrand (btconf) to get inspired, be creative and meet other like minded people. Amongst the speakers are people like Paula Scher, Jonathan Snook, Yiying Lu, Elliot Jay Stocks, Pip Jamieson and many more. Full-day workshops take place on November 6th and 9th and main conference on 7th and 8th. Watch our for free Side Events around those dates.”

  • When: November 6-8, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2017106

Devoxx 2017107
“The Devoxx family welcomes annually over 12.000 Devoxxians spread across Belgium, France, Poland, UK, Morocco and now also the USA. In addition, Devoxx4Kids brings coding magic to 9,000+ children through chapters all over the world.”

  • When: November 6-10, 2017
  • Where: Antwerp, Belgium
Devoxx 2017108

W-JAX 2017109
“W-JAX is a conference for cutting edge Java- and Web-Development, Software-Architecture and innovative Infrastructures. Renown experts share their professional experiences in Sessions and Power Workshops. W-JAX is especially focusing on JAVA Core- and Enterprise-Technologies, Spring-Ecosystem, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery and DevOps.”

  • When: November 6-10, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
W-JAX 2017110

AngularConnect 2017111
“AngularConnect is a 2-day, multi-track conference featuring the world’s leading Angular experts, including the core Angular team at Google. Our scholarship scheme aims to support individuals from underrepresented groups in tech and those facing economic and social hardships to attend the conference for free.”

  • When: November 7-8, 2017
  • Where: London, England
AngularConnect 2017112

ffconf 2017113
“One event, run twice on 9th & 10th of November, in Brighton UK.
ffconf is a full day of eight carefully curated sessions for an audience that cares about the future of the web, and who want their ideas challenged.”

  • When: November 9-10, 2017
  • Where: Brighton, UK
ffconf 2017114

JS Kongress Munich 2017115
“JS Kongress Munich is back! The Future of JavaScript is this year’s topic. JavaScript is continuously changing: the language itself, new frameworks and the community. Join us on Nov 13-14 2017 for two days to discover and discuss the future of JavaScript!”

  • When: November 13-14, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
JS Kongress Munich 2017116

User Interface 22117
“At the User Interface 22 conference, you’ll immerse yourself in full-day workshops that go deep into the techniques and practices, delivering the theory and expertise. UIE’s own Jared Spool curated eight master-grade workshops, each taught by renowned industry leaders. Roll up your sleeves, get down to work, and change the way you design forever.”

  • When: November 13-15, 2017
  • Where: Boston, MA, USA
User Interface 22118

QCon San Francisco 2017119
“A practitioner-driven conference for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams. 18 editorial tracks across 3 days, 140+ practitioner speakers from places like Uber, Google, Dropbox, Slack, Twitter, and more …”

  • When: November 13-17, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
QCon San Francisco 2017120

“IoT WORLD FORUM, 2017 is the world’s leading Internet of Things Conference 2017 focusing on IoT applications, IoT Solutions and IoT Companies for all verticals including automotive, healthcare, asset and fleet management, manufacturing, security, retail point of sales, smart grid, smart metering, smart home and consumer electronics industry.”

  • When: November 15-16, 2017
  • Where: London, UK

“php[world] is a conference like no other. Designed to bring together all the communities that are linked by the PHP programming language. Together as the PHP community, the sum is greater than the whole.”

  • When: November 15-16, 2017
  • Where: Washington, DC, USA

Pixel Pioneers Belfast125
“Pixel Pioneers is a brand new series of affordable events bringing world-class advice from the brightest minds in web design and development to the UK. A one-day conference of practical and inspiring talks, featuring eight world-class speakers, sandwiched by a Shopify side event on the Wednesday and a choice of two full-day workshops on the Friday.”

  • When: November 16, 2017
  • Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Pixel Pioneers Belfast126

HalfStack 2017127
“For six years, we’ve had regular JavaScript meetup events. And then we spend time discussing JavaScript at a pub and/or CodeNode. For the second time, we’re flipping this around and bringing the talks to a pub in the Shoreditch area. Talks will include a variety of modern front-end development topics (ES6, TypeScript, React, Dojo 2, WebGL, and much more) from leading speakers based primarily in London.”

  • When: November 17, 2017
  • Where: London, UK
HalfStack 2017128

DevFest Baltics 2017: Mobile Edition129
“DevFest Baltics is the first conference in the Baltics packed with topics about mobile development and carefully crafted for you by GDG Baltics community! All about mobile development, Android and iOS, Mobile Crossplatform tools, UI/UX and prototyping, Internet of Things, VR and AR, bots, AI and more.”

  • When: November 17, 2017
  • Where: Riga, Latvia
DevFest Baltics 2017: Mobile Edition130

“FinTech World Forum is the leading FinTech event for global financial technology industry based in London UK Europe.”

  • When: November 21-22, 2017
  • Where: London, UK

Voxxed Days Thessaloniki 2017133
“After the enormous success of the first Voxxed Days Thessaloniki with more than 350 attendees from all over Europe and the Middle East, we are back with the second edition. More speakers, more topics, more side activities, more fun. VOXXED Days Thessaloniki v.2 will run on November 23rd – 25th 2017, in Thessaloniki Greece.”

  • When: November 23-25, 2017
  • Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
Voxxed Days Thessaloniki 2017134

Clarity 2017135
“Clarity, located in San Francisco, is a single-track conference in about design systems. Leaders and advocates share their unique perspectives and approaches for design systems. Speakers share on style guides, front-end architecture, branding, documentation, and other related fields.”

  • When: November 28-30, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Clarity 2017136

“World’s Leading Healthcare, IT, Medical and Mobile Technology Conference in London, UK Europe!”

  • When: November 29-30, 2017
  • Where: London, UK

dotCSS 2017139
“We want to bring an unheard-of, TED-like level of quality to tech conferences. We will bring you the best speakers in their fields. Invite them on the best stages Paris has to offer. Make you enjoy tech conferences like you never did!”

  • When: November 30, 2017
  • Where: Paris, France
dotCSS 2017140

App Promotion Summit Berlin 2017141
“App Promotion Summit is the leading event series dedicated to mobile app marketing. Conference topics include ASO, acquisition, engagement and analytics.”

  • When: November 30, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
App Promotion Summit Berlin 2017142

NationJS 2017143
“NationJS is the Mid-Atlantic’s full web stack developers conference. This NationJS, our tenth, will be held Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2017, two days this time! Past speakers have included leaders in the JavaScript and web development communities like Domenic Denicola, Rebecca Murphey, Kyle Simpson, Lea Verou, Doug Crockford, Yehuda Katz, Rachel Nabors, Christopher Chedeau, Igor Minar, Kas Perch and James Halliday. We expect over 450 developers to attend NationJS.”

  • When: November 30 – December 1, 2017
  • Where: Washington, DC, USA
NationJS 2017144

December 2017

dotJS 2017145
“The largest JavaScript conference in Europe. dotConferences is a series of high-caliber developer events in Paris. We started in 2012 with a simple idea: What if we organized a developer conference with the format and the quality standards of TED? Come see the best developers worldwide speak on the most beautiful stages Paris has to offer.”

  • When: December 1, 2017
  • Where: Paris, France
dotJS 2017146

Impact Investing Summit 2017147
“World’s leading social impact investing conference in London UK Europe!”

  • When: December 7-8, 2017
  • Where: London, UK
Impact Investing Summit 2017148

January 2018

beyond tellerrand // MUNICH 2018149
“Join in for the very first beyond tellerrand in Munich. After Düsseldorf and Berlin, Marc Thiele invites you to a new adventure, a creative and inspirational kickoff into the new year. January 15–17 in the Künstlerhaus in Munich.”

  • When: January 15-17, 2018
  • Where: Munich, Germany
beyond tellerrand // MUNICH 2018150

“Script is a 100% independent one-day, curated and handcrafted JavaScript event for the community, happening in Linz, Austria. Join us on January 19, 2018 for a day (and night) of fun, inspiration and education. Starting at noon, we go way into the night. Get inspired by fantastic talks and enjoy yourself at the after party. Take the opportunity to chat, get excited and to have a great start into the weekend!”

  • When: January 19, 2018
  • Where: Linz, Austria

Linux Conf AU 2018153
“Being held at the University of Technology, Sydney is the largest linux and open source conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Run annually since 1999, it brings together the Australian, New Zealand and international community for standout presentations, demonstrations and relationship building. It is a deeply technical conference and pre-emininent practitioners in the field, both professionals and hobbyists, are expected to attend. attracts between 500 to 800 delegates annually.”

  • When: January 22-26, 2018
  • Where: Sydney, Australia 2018154

More Links To Keep Up

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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 workshops163, as well as the Smashing Conferences164 — it would be wonderful and a great honor to meet you personally someday!

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    You guys forgot ng-conf, the angular conference. They are sold out, but they have a waiting list and I can confirm I got a ticket after joining the waiting list.

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      Markus Seyfferth

      January 5, 2017 11:10 am

      Updated that, thanks for mentioning it!

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        Do you update this page? We do the Axure workshops and there are more than what’s listed here. Is there someone I can contact about providing more info (plus staying in touch for our late 2017 and future workshops)? Thanks, Debbie from Ptype

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          Markus Seyfferth

          January 8, 2017 8:32 am

          Feel free to contact me via markus.seyfferth [at], but honestly, we don’t list any workshops here — not even our own workshops.

          This is a conference-only list and for the sake of usability, we would like to keep it that way. Cheers! :-)

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    There’s a pretty great event coming up in May that might be worth adding to this list. It’s all about moving beyond inspiration and immersing yourself in master-grade workshops on groundbreaking interaction design skills.

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    Hi. Thanks for listing our Axure prototyping workshops. We actually hold many each year, not just Feb in Vegas. How can I submit all of these so that they’re all on this page and not just one that’s about to pass? Thanks.

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    Thanks for compiling this list! Now it’s time to convince my boss I need to go to more than one.

    Also, you have a couple of Chicago conferences listed as Chicago, Michigan, rather than Chicago, Illinois.

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    @Jan – Thank you for listing our conference UX+DEV SUMMIT event! Possible to update our banner? LMK

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    You should add EmbraceUX to your list – a Canadian UX conference in it’s 3rd year. Both previous years have been great!

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    Edit: DrupalCon Baltimore 2017 – it’s in MD (Maryland), not MA (Massachusetts).

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    FYSA – There are 65 cities across 29 countries who are hosting World Information Architecture Day on February 18, 2017 this year. The location list is located at, which links to other city location web pages for agendas and speakers.

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    Copenhagen has a pretty awesome UX event coming up on March 7-8 too:

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    Jason Nickerson

    January 19, 2017 12:51 am

    Thank you for the listing! Joomla!

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    Jason Nickerson

    January 19, 2017 6:58 pm

    JoomlaDay Houston is Feburary 11, 2017

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    Matej Balantic

    January 25, 2017 1:16 am

    Thanks for a great article. It would be great if you add the App Design & Development Conference in Barcelona that’s happening on 22.-23. June 2017 to the list as well.

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    A lot of event happening, but don’t have enough time to join.
    My favorite conferences are:
    – Digital Thinkers Conf
    – Developer Week

    In my city:

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    Hey guys,

    You missed the biggest digital design conference in Denmark, Design Matters:
    It is in Copenhagen — September 27–28 2017, and so far Instagram, Uber, Spotify, IBM Design and Zendesk are invited to talk about design. The theme is always ‘New movements in Digital design’, but this year is focuses on ‘Failing’, ‘Invisible UI’ and ‘Designing for Diversity (Accessibility).
    At Design Matters they bring together design practitioners from around the world for 2 days of design talks, workshops, discussions and socializing in Copenhagen.
    Meet designers from the most exciting companies, who are working with apps, websites and physical products. They will share their firsthand experiences and personal stories about working with designing experiences that connects, engages and inspires the users. Also, they will enlighten everybody on how they are changing the way users and digital products interact.

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    Johan Berndtsson

    February 1, 2017 2:16 pm

    Hi Jan!

    Thank’s for an excellent list! Inspiring! Just noted that From Business to Buttons is listed on March 27, while it actually takes place on April 27.



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    Sergei Golubev

    March 12, 2017 12:19 am

    Hi Jan, School of UX is organising The UX Conference in London on June 13th for designers and developers to understand UX design and each other better:

    It’s going to be a really interesting day full of practical UX design talks & hands-on workshops: from creating chatbots, designing a style guide and running card sorting to managing UX teams, creating experience maps and rapid prototyping.

    All suitable for junior and mid-weight designers & developers.

    I’m sure it will be a great addition to your list.

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    In May there is 2 days conference UXintheCity in Manchester.

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    Leslie Labrecque

    May 1, 2017 9:58 pm

    The National Association of Government Web Professionals conference is in San Diego in September. Not as big as the others but perfect for government folks. Thanks!

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    Erol Uenala

    May 2, 2017 7:45 am

    Also worthwhile to mention:
    Frontend Conference Zurich
    31. Aug – 1. Sept. 2017

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    Andrea Tondo

    May 2, 2017 10:14 am

    Great work guys, awesome list.
    I just want to let you know there is a mistake in the abstract of “Material Conference 2017” August 17, 2017 – Reykjavik, Iceland
    You repeated here the abstract from the “UX & Digital Design Week 2017”

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    Hey guys noone is excited about its first World Wide Event ?!


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    Thierry CROIX

    May 9, 2017 12:38 pm

    If I may, you forgot one of the biggest conference in France : The Web2Day

    7, 8, 9 JUNE 2017

    But thanks for all the infos. You’re one of the best blog ever, so keep going! :D

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      Jan Constantin

      June 6, 2017 7:36 pm

      Thanks a lot Thierry! I’ve added it. Sadly too late :-( I will try to keep it in mind for next time :-)

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    Farai Madzima

    May 19, 2017 3:21 pm


    Our first front-end conference in Johannesburg, South Africa is worth checking out this September:

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    Hello Jan! Please change the information about pitercss conf. This event will be in Saint Petersburg, Russia (not USA).

    More information for you —>

    pitercss_conf is a full-day international front-end conference in Saint Petersburg, Russia. For the very first time we bring the best world experts, developers, web designers, and many more with an affinity for CSS together in a unique city.

    Tickets and lineup are available now at If you have any questions please contact

    And thank you for update :)

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      Jan Constantin

      June 6, 2017 7:03 pm

      Thank you for telling me. I’ve corrected it and added more info:-)

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      Jan Constantin

      June 6, 2017 7:41 pm

      Hi Jane :-) Thank you for letting me know. I’ve done the necessary corrections. If you’d like to inform me ahead of time for next year, please do not hesitate to send me a tweet @smash_scribe

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    Jonny Stromberg

    June 5, 2017 1:24 pm

    Hi! I just want to suggest an addition:

    The ( conference in Stockholm on September 6th. We’ve been organizing Nordic.js ( for three years and this is the first year for (Vitaly spoke at Nordic.js last year btw).

    It’s one day, single-track and 800 attendees. The focus is digital product design and we’ll cover everything from UX, UI, design process, workflows, tools, games, bots and AI. We got speakers like Tim Van Damme (Abstract, Dropbox, Instagram, Gowalla), Caroline Sinders (BuzzFeed) and Tobias Ahlin (Minecraft).

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    Dan Brellis

    June 8, 2017 4:02 pm

    There is also PHP❲WORLD❳ 2017:

    No speakers yet (still have a call for speakers), but pricing and dates are on the website.

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    Quick question: how do you confirm that these conferences are legit?

    The Creativity Workshop linked above ( gives little – if any – detail about what the workshop involves. When all the info is about the travel and destination it generally turns out to be a fake conference.

    In other words, buyers beware.

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    Is there an iCal for these events? Would love to subscribe.


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    Hi! Great overview.
    If you are looking for a more creative / design oriented conference guide, check out Their list shows interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world all over the world. They focus on graphic, typography, creative coding events, design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
    Cheers! Thomas

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    Gonzalo Fernández

    July 13, 2017 2:52 pm

    Hi Jan,

    If possible, please add WebExpo 2017 (Prague – CZ) on 22-23 of September.

    For its 10th anniversary, WebExpo will count with International known speakers in the fields of UX designs and Web Development like: Anton&Irene, Mike Amundsen (API Academy), Erika Hall, Egor Homakov or Juho Vepsäläinen among others.

    Here is the list of speakers:

    Thank you!

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    Alice Scott

    July 21, 2017 3:48 pm

    Interesting information. I hope so you will also update us about the new technologies revealed at these conferences.

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    How do we (UXDX conference, Dublin) get listed on this? :)

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    Jason Gaylord - TechBash Organizer

    September 12, 2017 3:20 pm

    I am one of the organizers for TechBash 2017. If anyone has a question about the event, feel free to reply here and I’ll do my best to respond as quickly as possible.


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