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Upcoming Web Design Conferences (January–June 2017)

The format of my semi-annual events roundup is changing. From now on, I will update this article every month. To give you a more up-to-date overview of coming Web-related events.

2017 will bring about new conferences as well as play host to your favorite conferences from the past years. This year, the IoT may prove to be as prominent as wearables, while AI could join the ranks of the budding topic — virtual reality.

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. Keep in mind that there are always benefits to attending any event. 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!

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link1

As you may or may not know, we run a few practical conferences every year ourselves6. Next up: New York City and Freiburg Germany.

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Thank you so much for your supportive comments and, as always, please keep reminding me when I’m forgetful! On behalf of the entire SmashingMag team, we wish you all a happy New Year, and lots and lots of informative conferences!

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

FITC Toronto 201711
“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 23-25, 2017
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
FITC Toronto 201712

Open Vis Conf13
“OpenVis Conf is a two-day, single track conference centered around the practice of visualizing data on the web. Join us to learn about data visualization, information design, data analysis and implementation using the best Open Web technology.”

  • When: April 24-25, 2017
  • Where: Boston, MA, USA
Open Vis Conf14

QCon SP 201715
“The QCon aims to disseminate knowledge and innovation for communities of developers. It is a conference dedicated to the professional developer, reaching leaders of technical teams, software architects, engineering directors and project managers that influence innovation in their teams. The seventh QCon Sao Paulo will be the largest ever held in QCon Brazil. With three days of conference and two workshops will be 15 tracks and more than 90 speakers. This will also be the most international of all Brazilians Qcons.”

  • When: April 24-26, 2017
  • Where: Sao Paolo, Brazil
QCon SP 201716

DrupalCon Baltimore 201717
“At DrupalCon, you’ll learn to make, think about, and do things differently with Drupal. There are 12 session tracks, featuring topics like UX, DevOps, project management, and PHP. And each track includes sessions for beginners, experts, and everyone between. You can also join full-day summits or choose from a day full of training courses.”

  • When: April 24-28, 2017
  • Where: Baltimore, MA, USA
DrupalCon Baltimore 201718

Now What? Conference 201719
“Now What? Conference is two days of talks and workshops about how to maintain and improve your website. It’s not just about making a new site — it’s about getting better at handling your current one. Join us and our team of experienced web-hands to navigate the high seas of website maintenance — from writing great copy to tracking content effectiveness — and ensure that you have what you need for smooth sailing.”

  • When: April 26-27, 2017
  • Where: Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Now What? Conference 201720

Peers Conference 201721
“Peers is an inclusive and people-focused tech event for web and software developers. But more that that — we are a community — and our connection is deeper than our code. We aim to offer an opportunity to learn, to grow and to share, with the folks who do what you do. We’ve traded the velvet rope atmosphere of some conferences for a friendly hello, and often, a hug or two. We promise, you’ll feel the difference.”

  • When: April 26-28, 2017
  • Where: Seattle, WS, USA
Peers Conference 201722

Generate NYC 201723
“Generate conferences are brought to you by net magazine and Creative Bloq, the world’s leading design titles, and curated by Oliver Lindberg. All our events aim to be a valuable source of practical takeaways, inspiration and networking opportunities. Generate is packed with top content from world-class speakers and help you sharpen your web design skills.”

  • When: April 27-28, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
Generate NYC 201724

IoT Global Congress 201725
We are excited to announce 2017 keynotes and speakers for IoT Global Congress 2017 in London. These include IBM, ARM, Orange, Sprint, TELE2 and many more!

  • When: April 27-28, 2017
  • Where: London, England
IoT Global Congress 201726

Jazoon Techdays Spring 201727
“Jazoon TechDays is a one-day conference which takes place twice a year. Every edition focuses on a single topic and features high-quality speakers.In autumn the conference takes place in Zurich and in spring in Bern.”

  • When: April 28, 2017
  • Where: Bern, Switzerland
Jazoon Techdays Spring 201728

May 2017

GOTO Chicago 201729
“GOTO Conference is a software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers and is organized”for developers by developers”. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to create a great social and learning experience.”

  • When: May 1-4, 2017
  • Where: Chicago, IL, USA
GOTO Chicago 201730

HOW Design Live31
“One of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world, HOW Design Live is a career-changing, life-altering experience that provides: more than 80 educational sessions, 13 keynotes, nearly 4,000 attendees, an exclusive opportunity to preview new tools, technologies and products, Workshops and Master Classes and a creative community that embraces everyone and empowers real opportunities.”

  • When: May 2-6, 2017
  • Where: Chicago, IL, USA
HOW Design Live32

“ElixirConf.EU is a community conference created to promote education, networking and collaboration within the Elixir/Erlang/Ruby communities.”

  • When: May 3-5, 2017
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

UX Academy35
UX Academy is an 8 week course to “learn the foundations for creating successful user experiences” taught by 3 experts in the field. At the end of it participant leave with a “Certificate of completion signed-by all three trainers”.

  • When: Starting May 3rd, 2017
  • Where: London, England
UX Academy36

.NET Summit 201737
“The .NET Summit is the training event for all web developers and software architects. A unique combination of cutting-edge topics offers you a deep insight into today’s modern software development. You benefit from the knowledge of the best-known German-speaking web experts. Each of the speakers goes into detail in the half- or full-day workshops.”

  • When: May 3-5, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
.NET Summit 201738

Create Upstate39
“Create Upstate 2015 was even bigger than last year, with a line-up of stellar speakers, a new Marchetplace, and some fantastic food, this year is sure to go down in the record books. This isn’t just a conference. It’s a gathering of the Upstate NY design community, an opportunity to connect with people across the entire state.”

  • When: May 4-5, 2017
  • Where: Syracuse, NY, USA
Create Upstate40

Respond 2017674941
“Now in its third year, and curated by John Allsopp, cited by Ethan Marcotte as one of the originators of Responsive design, Respond goes beyond the technology, to address the myriad challenges we face in delivering modern, responsive Web experiences. Featuring a mix of renowned international and local speakers, including the founder of Responsive Web Design Ethan Marcotte, Respond is one of the World’s leading events for the Web industry.”

  • When: May 4-5, 2017
  • Where: Sydney, Australia
Respond 2017685042

PyDays Vienna43
“PyDays Vienna is a regional Python conference organized by the community, a place to exchange knowledge about Python and its uses, and an opportunity to meet like-minded people and share ideas.”

  • When: May 5-6, 2017
  • Where: Vienna, Austria
PyDays Vienna44

CSS Conf EU 201745
“Dedicated to everyone who loves and writes CSS: 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: May 5, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
CSS Conf EU 201746

JS Conf EU 201747
“JSConf EU is a professional, not-for-profit, labour-of-love conference for the JavaScript community. It’s a two day affair, with many related side events in the days surrounding it. JSConf EU is an invitation for the community to come together and for new people to get to know and join the community.”

  • When: May 6-7, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
JS Conf EU 201748

Respond 2017674941
“Now in its third year, and curated by John Allsopp, cited by Ethan Marcotte as one of the originators of Responsive design, Respond goes beyond the technology, to address the myriad challenges we face in delivering modern, responsive Web experiences. Featuring a mix of renowned international and local speakers, including the founder of Responsive Web Design Ethan Marcotte, Respond is one of the World’s leading events for the Web industry.”

  • When: May 8-9, 2017
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia
Respond 2017685042

OSCON 201751
“OSCON is where the open source community gathers to celebrate achievements, spark new ideas, and map the future of open computing through collaboration, education, and connecting people with technology.”

  • When: May 8-11, 2017
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA
OSCON 201752

JAX 201753
“JAX is the conference for modern Java and web development, for software architecture and innovative infrastructure. Well-known experts provide their experience in this field – comprehensibly, practically and success-oriented. A special focus is on Java Core and Enterprise technologies, Microservices, the Spring ecosystem, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery and DevOps.”

  • When: May 8-12, 2017
  • Where: Mainz, Germany
JAX 201754

Front Salt Lake City 201755
“Two full days of dedicated time away from your desk, learning better ways to work together and to be inspired to grow your career in UX and Product Management. Immerse yourself in 2 days of real world, from-the-trenches case study talks and interactive panels discussions from innovative, working professionals.”

  • When: May 9-10, 2017
  • Where: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Front Salt Lake City 201756

JsDay 201757
“From case studies to project management, from new technologies to established ones, from development environments to best practices and mobile development, everything a javascript ninja should know [will be] covered during the jsDay 2017.”

  • When: May 10-11, 2017
  • Where: Verona, Italy
JsDay 201758

BIM 201759
“The International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations is reconvened following the success of the first meeting that took place in Bristol, UK. The conference fulfils the vital task of bringing together experts from industry, practice and academia to debate those key topics, to develop innovative solutions, and predict future trends. The conference includes a range of presentation forums, including plenary papers, workshops, seminars, and panel sessions.”

  • When: May 10-12, 2017
  • Where: Alicante, Spain
BIM 201760

Performance Matters61
“NCC Group’s annual Performance Matters event brings together like-minded individuals with an interest in web performance. We’ll have a great line up of guest speakers, live demos, presentations and Q&A sessions. The event gives you the opportunity to increase your knowledge, discuss hot topics, network with your peers and learn from some of the world’s top web performance experts.”

  • When: May 11, 2017
  • Where: London, England
Performance Matters62

ACE! 201763
“ACE! is the largest regional conference of its kind in Central Europe, attracting people from all over the region. The Building Software Better track includes the traditional ACE! content such as agile, lean, Scrum, Kanban, and other tools and methods for improving the software development process. This year we’re adding a Building Better Products track that features Lean Startup, LeanUX, Design Thinking, and Customer Development topics.”

  • When: May 11-12, 2017
  • Where: Krakow, Poland
ACE! 201764

“Our mission is to connect developers globally. was founded in order to enable developers across the world to share their knowledge and experience with one another. The WeAreDevelopers Conference takes place in Vienna once per year and provides thousands of developers with the latest insights.”

  • When: May 11-12, 2017
  • Where: Vienna, Austria

Respond 2017674941
“Now in its third year, and curated by John Allsopp, cited by Ethan Marcotte as one of the originators of Responsive design, Respond goes beyond the technology, to address the myriad challenges we face in delivering modern, responsive Web experiences. Featuring a mix of renowned international and local speakers, including the founder of Responsive Web Design Ethan Marcotte, Respond is one of the World’s leading events for the Web industry.”

  • When: May 12, 2017
  • Where: Brisbane, Australia
Respond 2017685042

phpDay 201769
“phpDay 2017 will be from 12th to 13th of May. 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 Framework2, Symfony2, Laravel, Drupal, WordPress.”

  • When: May 12-13, 2017
  • Where: Verona, Italy
phpDay 201770

JSDayES 201771
“JSDayES is a two-day multi-track conference (English & Spanish) focused in Javascript and its ecosystem. JavaScript, NodeJS, React, AngularJS, Polymer…”

  • When: May 12-13, 2017
  • Where: Madrid, Spain
JSDayES 201772

Revolution Conf73
“RevolutionConf is a one-day, platform and language agnostic, software development conference being held on May 13, 2016 in Virginia Beach, VA. We are a 501c3 non-profit that formed specifically for running this great event. Join us for a day of coding, learning and networking while overlooking the beautiful sand and beaches of Virginia Beach.”

  • When: May 13, 2017
  • Where: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Revolution Conf74

beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 201775
“In 2010 Marc Thiele founded beyond tellerrand. The name beyond tellerrand expresses the aim, that everybody involved wants look a bit further, look beyond the edge. It also reflects the global perspective of the event. The expression is a mix of the English word”beyond” and the German phrase”Über den Tellerrand schauen,” which means”Think outside the box”.”

  • When: May 15-17, 2017
  • Where: Dusseldorf, Germany
beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 201776

Riga Dev Day 201777
“Riga Dev Day is an event by software developers for software developers. The agenda will be carefully organized to include over 40 of only the most relevant topics and technologies. Expect the delivery to be hands-on and immediately useful. Oh, and we have zero tolerance for sales pitches. With tracks, covering JVM, Oracle, Mobile, DevOps, Web development, IoT, Databases and other case studies, you have a lot of space to share ideas across different backgrounds, with estimated 400+ participants.”

  • When: May 15-17, 2017
  • Where: Riga, Latvia
Riga Dev Day 201778

An Event Apart Boston 201779
“An Event Apart Boston 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: May 15-17, 2017
  • Where: Boston, MA, USA
An Event Apart Boston 201780

SDD 201781
“SDD 2017 features over 100 in-depth sessions and workshops on a wide range of key software development topics, delivered by world-class speakers, with a keynote from Neal Ford. The event runs for five days, with the main three-day conference taking place from Tuesday to Thursday, and optional all-day workshops on the Monday and Friday.”

  • When: May 15-19, 2017
  • Where: London, England
SDD 201782

“John Slatin Access U conference was named after John Slatin of the University of Texas, a pioneering leader in web accessibility. The goal is to provide tools that can immediately be put to use by designers, developers, project managers, administrators, and anyone who is responsible for online content and development. John Slatin Access U teaches those skills in an interactive and communal environment where you will learn everything you need to know about integrating accessibility into your company.”

  • When: May 17-18, 2017
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA

Web Teaching 201785
“Web Teaching day has been run since 2010 and has been a meet-up for a small group who either teach or are interested in the teaching of web design and development. A day is created to allow us to share practices, ideas and frustrations with peers and like-minded people. A great learning opportunity, and a fantastic, friendly networking event. We are always looking for new people to join us.”

  • When: May 18, 2017
  • Where: Manchester, England
Web Teaching 201786

Syntax Code & Craft Convention 201787
“The Syntax Code & Craft Convention – more commonly referred to as ‘SyntaxCon’ – aspires to become the SouthEast’s premier programmer’s code gathering. The event is focused on fostering ongoing education among the developer community and will provide sessions, talks and workshops across 4 main tracks: Mobile Development, Front-End Development, Back-End Development and Platforms.”

  • When: May 18-19, 2017
  • Where: Charleston, SC, USA
Syntax Code & Craft Convention 201788

React Europe 201789
“The conference aims to give talks that inspire and explore new futuristic ideas dealing with all the techs we enjoy including React.js, React Native, GraphQL, Relay, Universal apps, inline CSS and more. ReactEurope is also a great occasion to socialize, meet new people and old friends, hack together, taste delicious food and have fun in the beautiful city of Paris.”

  • When: May 18-19, 2017
  • Where: Paris, France
ReactEurope 201790

Spring I/O 201791
“Sping I/O 2017 is the leading european conference focused on the Spring Framework ecosystem. Join our 6th edition. Spring I/O 2017 will be held at AXA Auditorium” in Barcelona.

  • When: May 18-19, 2017
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
Spring I/O 201792

PhoneGap Day EU 201793
“Join PhoneGap and Cordova experts from around the world to hear what’s new in web and mobile development. Get the inside scoop on emerging frameworks and technologies and learn valuable tips and tricks to help with your next project. This is one of the best opportunities to network and learn from top industry leaders, meet with members of the PhoneGap team, hear the latest PhoneGap news, and find out what’s coming next!”

  • When: May 18-19, 2017
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhoneGap Day EU 201794

Voxxed Days Athens95
“This developer conference will bring together popular speakers, core developers of popular open source technologies and professionals willing to share their knowledge and experiences. It’s a 3 days event, one pre-conferene day with workshops, the main event day with 2 keynote sessions, 3 tracks on different topics and 17 international speakers and one post-conference day with workshops.”

  • When: May 18-20, 2017
  • Where: Athens, Greece
Voxxed Days Athens96

UpFront 201797
“The conference will bring together the world’s foremost authorities on development, design, UX/UI and all things web and is ideal for any developer or designer looking for access to hot topics and the latest trends.”

  • When: May 19, 2017
  • Where: Manchester City, UK
UpFront 201798

Sud Web 201799
South Web is a humanely sized wandering conference that emphasizes the well-being and the values of exchange. Two days dedicated to continuous improvement to better work together. Take home a new look to better understand the web of today and the world of tomorrow.

  • When: May 19-20, 2017
  • Where: Aix-en-Provence, France
Sud Web 2017100

DEVit Web Conference 2017101
“Each year we meticulously vet and select remarkable speakers to deliver the best talks on web development. Whether it’s Frontend, Backend, DevOps or Mobile that you care about, join us to learn about the most modern practices and techniques. A truly 360° conference!”

  • When: May 20-21 , 2017
  • Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
DEVit Web Conference 2017102

ITKonekt 2017103
“ITkonekt is a unique event in IT world. On one place gathers the biggest IT companies, whole gaming community, IT experts, students of technical and IT sphere, as well as junior IT people, experienced Seniors and managers of big IT companies.”

  • When: May 20-21 , 2017
  • Where: Belgrade, Serbia
ITKonekt 2017104

Strata + Hadoop World105
“Strata + Hadoop World is the largest conference of its kind in the world, keeping a laser-sharp focus on how data can be used to shape critical decisions across disciplines and industries, from finance and sMarch cities to retail and government. Our talented and expert speakers will share compelling data case studies, proven best practices, effective new analytic approaches, and exceptional skills.”

  • When: May 22-25 , 2017
  • Where: London, UK
Strata + Hadoop World106

UXLx – User Experience Lisbon 2017107
“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.”

  • When: May 23-26, 2017
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
UXLx - User Experience Lisbon 2017108

Front-Trends 2017109
“Front-Trends is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences for professional front-end developers to meet, learn and get inspired. See how the pros build the future face of the web and get motivated from a wide spectrum of front-end talks beyond the ordinary.”

  • When: May 24-26, 2017
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland
Front-Trends 2017110

UX London 2017111
“We bring engaging industry leaders from around the world to present a combination of inspirational talks and lively, hands-on workshops. Each day of the conference focusses on a specific area of UX. Our flexible ticket structure lets you immerse yourself in the whole event, or just the days most relevant to you.”

  • When: May 24-26, 2017
  • Where: London, UK
UX London 2017112

php[tek] 2017113
“php[tek] is a PHP conference like no other: it brings together great technology content and great people and mixes them up in a wonderful cocktail of PHP fun. We like to think of php[tek] as a professional conference with a community flair. You will find a high-quality presentations by the brightest experts in the PHP world, coupled with a welcoming and friendly community of attendees and speakers.”

  • When: May 24-26, 2017
  • Where: Atlanta, GA, USA
php[tek] 2017114

DevOpsDays Toronto 2017115
“Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Topics often include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.”

  • When: May 25-26, 2017
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
DevOpsDays Toronto 2017116

TypoTalks Berlin 2017117
“Many people still haven’t embraced the joy of change. TYPO Berlin 2017 will tackle methodological agility, and aims to facilitate a rethinking. Visitors and speakers from all over the world meet at TYPO Berlin. The programme encompasses more than 60 presentations, workshops, interviews, films, discussions, and much more on 5 stages.”

  • When: May 25-27, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
TypoTalks Berlin 2017118

Frontend United 2017119
“Frontend United is a yearly European conference that moves from country to country. Its aim is to bring frontend developers, designers and Drupal themers from all kinds of backgrounds closer together and share knowledge, experiences and ideas face-to-face. We reach out to specialists around the globe to share their passion.”

  • When: May 26-27, 2017
  • Where: Athens, Greece
Frontend United 2017120

PyConWEB 2017121
“A conference about Python and Web stack, Django, Plone, Tornado, TurboGears, Pyramid and other web-related tools. Talks and workshops by core developers and experts. Now all covered in one conference” with “30 international speakers and 3 tracks of talks and workshops.”

  • When: May 27-28, 2017
  • Where: Munich, Germany
PyConWEB 2017122

Webinale 2017123
“The webinale is the conference for digital professionals, trendsetters and makers on the World Wide Web – it is the optimal crossover platform for knowledge, inspiration and experience across all fields of Web technologies.”

  • When: May 29-June 02, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Webinale 2017124

Angular Cruise125
“Sail the Bahamas with us! This is a 3 1/2 day conference with speakers, excursions, workshops, and more. 2 Keynotes, 14 Angular talks, 4 Angular Panels, 3 Interactive Angular Sessions, Unconference Sessions and ONE BILLION Angular Games!”

  • When: May 29-June 02, 2017
  • Where: Miami, FL, USA
Angular Cruise126

Emerging Learning Design Conference 2017127
“OLC is teaming up with Emerging Learning Design (ELD) for a 3-day professional development opportunity where we will share presentations on the topics of active learning, digital humanities, games and gamification, STEAM, and so much more!
You’ll get the chance to hear from experts regarding current and emerging trends focused on the convergence of teaching, learning and technology.”

  • When: May 31-June 02, 2017
  • Where: Montclair, NJ, USA
Emerging Learning Design Conference 2017128

June 2017

La Product Conference #2 – 2017 Edition129
“The Product Conference is the first conference dedicated to Product Management in France. 3 tracks in parallel to tackle many subjects of the imagination of new products to conquer millions of users.”

  • When: June 1, 2017
  • Where: Paris, France
WebConf Asia 2017130

Web Rebels 2017131
“Web Rebels is a non-profit, community driven conference for everyone who loves developing applications and services using web technology. Two days, one track, 16 speakers — and a member of the JSConf Family Of Events.”

  • When: June 1-2, 2017
  • Where: Oslo, Norway
Web Rebels 2017132

Awwwards Los Angeles Conference 2017133
“Each year digital architects, pixel visionaries and curators of dreams alike, come together in iconic cities all over the world to share with us their best-kept secrets.”

  • When: June 1-2, 2017
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Awwwards Los Angeles Conference 2017134

Shift Developer Conference 2017135
“The biggest Developer Conference in Southeast Europe. This event, Shift 2017 is the sixth and will bring together more than 1500 attendees. During the two conference days, Shift becomes a meeting place for developers in the most beautiful city in the world.”

  • When: June 1-2, 2017
  • Where: Split, Croatia
Shift Developer Conference 2017136

RevolutionConf 2017137
“RevolutionConf is a two-day, platform and language agnostic, software development conference being held on June 1-2 2017. The goal of RevolutionVA is to unite software developers in the mid-Atlantic region through conferences, and career and learning opportunities.”

  • When: June 1-2, 2017
  • Where: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
RevolutionConf 2017138

Music City Code 2017139
“Music City Code conference strives to inspire progress in the technology community through education, professional development & thought leadership.”

  • When: June 1-3, 2017
  • Where: Nashville, TN, USA
Music City Code 2017140

WebConf Asia 2017141
“ is a one day conference featuring awesome talks with practical advice from international web experts. Whether you are a (UX/UI) designer, a front-end or back-end developer, copywriter or project manager – you will love the high quality talks.”

  • When: June 3, 2017
  • Where: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
WebConf Asia 2017142

“RubyC is the major Ukrainian conference devoted to Ruby, Rails and related technologies. Organized annually by Svitla Systems, RubyC gathers hundreds of Ruby enthusiasts from all over the world to discuss latest news and spend beautiful summer weekend in Kyiv.”

  • When: June 3-4, 2017
  • Where: Kiev, Ukraine

UXPA 2017145
“Whether you’re running an in-house UX department or managing a team at an agency that services many clients, you know how hard it can be to keep on top of emerging trends.”

  • When: June 5-8, 2017
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
UXPA 2017146

“Most iOS and tech conferences are focused on talks from start to finish. Thus they create a very dense timetable with very limited space for conversations, breathing and thinking.
Woid: Konf is an experimental iOS conference that combines technical talks with great social activities in the gorgeous bavarian forest.”

  • When: June 6-7, 2017
  • Where: Zwieslerwaldhaus, Germany

Enterprise UX 2017149
“There are dozens of excellent UX-related conferences. Why do we need one more?
Because enterprise UX problems are uniquely wicked ones, with overwhelming challenges of scale, complexity, and distributed decision-making, and intertwined with organizational behavior. Rather than covering basic UX skills, Enterprise UX 2017 will provide inspiration and models of success from leading organizations like Hewlett-Packard, Pacific Gas & Electric, and SAP. We’ll cover how UX is practiced in these enterprises, and how in turn UX is changing the way those enterprises work.”

  • When: June 7-9, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Enterprise UX 2017150

UX Scotland 2017151
“Returning for its 5th year, UX Scotland 2017 is the UX & design conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry. You’ll leave with new ideas and skills to improve your user experiences, an increased professional network, and memories of many useful conversations.”

  • When: June 7-9, 2017
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK
UX Scotland 2017152

Kerning 2017153
“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. Kerning is a non-profit event. We want to help grow a community of prepared developers keeping knowledge affordable.”

  • When: June 7-9, 2017
  • Where: Faenza, Italy
Kerning 2017154

Flupa UX-Days 2017155
“Since its first edition in 2012, the FLUPA UX-Day has quickly established itself as the essential meeting place for UX professionals (from the public or private sectors, researchers, students). Bringing together more than 200 participants each year since 2012, 300 in 2015, the FLUPA UX-Day offers exchange with UX professionals.”

  • When: June 8-9, 2017
  • Where: Paris, France
Flupa UX-Days 2017156

The Lead Developer UK 2017157
“When you’re busy leading a team, coding and maintaining standards, how do you find the time to stay ahead of new technologies and develop yourself as a technical lead?
The Lead Developer UK 2017 is a 2-day conference featuring practical advice from experts on leading and motivating your team and high-level sessions on new and disruptive technologies.”

  • When: June 8-9, 2017
  • Where: London, England
The Lead Developer UK 2017158

JS Heroes 2017159
“We’re planning for JSHeroes to be the biggest tech Conference in Romania, dedicated solely to JavaScript. We’ll get our engine going with 20 international JavaScript experts and we’ve chosen a venue that allows a crowd of up to 500 attendees.”

  • When: June 8-9, 2017
  • Where: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
JS Heroes 2017160

UX Burlington 2017161
“A single day, conference-style gathering, focused on what it really takes to build a great user experience on the web. The conference will be held in Burlington, Vermont, a celebrated, vibrant, small city located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain.”

  • When: June 9, 2017
  • Where: Burlington, VT, USA
UX Burlington 2017162

Generate San Francisco 2017163
“Generate conferences are brought to you by net magazine and Creative Bloq, the world’s leading design titles, and curated by Oliver Lindberg. All our events aim to be a valuable source of practical takeaways, inspiration and networking opportunities. Generate is packed with top content from world-class speakers and help you sharpen your web design skills.”

  • When: June 9, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Generate San Francisco 2017164

ReactJS Day165
“React.js is the JavaScript library developed by Facebook and Instagram to create fast and reusable user interfaces.
Introducing new development paradigms and best practices to the frontend, it has gathered a large and active community of developers. The conference is organized by GrUSP, the organizers of jsDay, in partnership with FEVR.”

  • When: June 10, 2017
  • Where: Verona, Italy
ReactJS Day166

M-Enabling Summit 2017167
“The M-Enabling Summit is the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies.”

  • When: June 12-14, 2017
  • Where: Washington, D.C., USA
M-Enabling Summit 2017168

GoTo Amsterdam 2017169
“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 2017 GOTO Amsterdam returns for its seventh edition. The conference topic is Digital Transformation, a topic that couldn’t be more relevant.”

  • When: June 12-14, 2017
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
GoTo Amsterdam 2017170

NDC Oslo 2017171
“NDC Oslo will be a 5-day event with 2 days of pre-conference workshops and 3 days of conference. The conference will cover topics such as NET Framework, Agile, C++, Cloud, Database, Design, Devops, Embedded, Front-End Framework, Fun, Functional Programming, Gadgets, Internet of Things, Javascript, Microsoft, Misc Languages, Mobile, People, Programming Languages, Security, Techniques, Testing, Tools, UX – Web and more.”

  • When: June 14-16, 2017
  • Where: Oslo, Norway
NDC Oslo 2017172

TECHSPO LA 2017173
“Are you an early adopter of tech products? Looking for a job at a startup? Covering the Los Angeles tech scene for a publication? Looking to invest in the next Facebook? Or just a plain old tech enthusiast? Then YOU and thousands like you attend TECHSPO LA! The Best Part? It’s FREE!”

  • When: June 14-16, 2017
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
TECHSPO LA 2017174

ConvergeSE 2017175
“It’s for designers with a free heart and a love of details. It’s for the developers who code for joy and are filled with a passion for technology. It’s for the love of the web and the love of our community. Converge SE is for you and me and everyone.”

  • When: June 14-16, 2017
  • Where: Columbia, SC, USA
ConvergeSE 2017176

DinosaurJS Conference 2017177
“DinosaurJS is a non-profit, community-driven JavaScript conference happening in Denver, Colorado.”

  • When: June 15, 2017
  • Where: Denver, CO, USA
DinosaurJS Conference 2017178

UX Strat Europe 2017179
“UX STRAT’s vision is to help mid and senior-level UX/Product/Service Design pro’s continue to grow in their skills & careers.”

  • When: June 15-16, 2017
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
UX Strat Europe 2017180

PiterCSS Conference 2017181

  • When: June 16, 2017
  • Where: TBA, USA
PiterCSS Conference 2017182

CSSDay 2017183
“CSS Day is a two-day advanced web development conference, one day about CSS, and one day about HTML. The new HTML Special treats a few advanced HTML5 topics such as iframes, links, and SVG.”

  • When: June 15-16, 2017
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
CSSDay 2017184

dmi:Design Management Conference Europe185
“The Design Management Conference #DMC17 held every year in Europe, draws executives, founders, and emerging leaders in Design and Innovation Management. This year in Oslo we will focus on sustainability in all its forms: sustainability in business models, markets, organizations, culture, cities and environments.”

  • When: June 19-21, 2017
  • Where: Oslo, Norway
dmi:Design Management Conference Europe186

The O’Reilly Velocity Conference187
“We’ve reached a point where the component parts of our software—technical, social, and organizational—exceed our ability to control their complexity. How do we build and manage systems that are too large to understand, too complex to control, and that fail in unpredictable ways?”

  • When: June 19-22, 2017
  • Where: San Jose, CA, USA
The O'Reilly Velocity Conference188

O’Reilly Fluent 2017189
“Since 2012, Fluent has brought together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are building great projects and experiences for the web. Developers, software engineers, interaction and UX designers, and web professionals come to Fluent to share their experiences and expertise, and to keep up with the sheer volume of new and evolving web development tools and practices.”

  • When: June 20-22, 2017
  • Where: San Jose, CA, USA
O'Reilly Fluent 2017190

Devoxx Poland 2017191
“Devoxx is a conference by developers for developers at an affordable price this way every developer can enjoy this unique experience. [We provide] a first class tech conference where passionate developers can network, hack, get inspired and learn all week long. During 4 days, 2.500 Devoxxians from 20 different countries attend Devoxx Poland including 100 speakers and another 600K developers enjoy the presentations online. Making Devoxx the biggest Java conference in Poland.”

  • When: June 21-23, 2017
  • Where: Krakow, Poland
Devoxx Poland 2017192

Pixel Pioneers 2017193
“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. Curated 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 22, 2017
  • Where: Bristol, UK
Pixel Pioneers 2017194

App Design & Development Conference195
“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. This single-track two-day conference will take place this summer in a lively town of Barcelona, Spain.”

  • When: June 22-23, 2017
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
App Design & Development Conference196

We RISE Women in Tech Conference197
“Women Who Code Atlanta is hosting a conference featuring you! We RISE is all about growing and showcasing women in technology. For two days, we’ll be featuring women and allies doing amazing work from all over the world. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event!”

  • When: June 23-24, 2017
  • Where: Atlanta, GA, USA
We RISE Women in Tech Conference198

GORUCO 2017199
“GORUCO is a one day, single track conference in New York City. Over the years GORUCO has invested considerable time, energy, and resources into diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

  • When: June 24, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
GORUCO 2017200

AngularUP 2017201
“Hear top speakers from around the world. Learn about the present and future of Angular and its ecosystem, TypeScript, tools and much more. Join our Angular tour of Israel, float in the dead sea, walk in the streets of Jerusalem, and eat great Hummus.”

  • When: June 25, 2017
  • Where: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
AngularUP 2017202

QCon New York 2017203
“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: June 26-28, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
QCon New York 2017204

DWX Developer Week 2017205
“The DWX – Developer Week will bring the fields of .NET, Mobile and Web development, soft skills, makers and Internet of Things under one roof in Nuremberg. The participants will get to see 200 experts in the field, some 250 lectures and practice their craft during the workshop day.”

  • When: June 26-29, 2017
  • Where: Nuremberg, Germany
DWX Developer Week 2017206

O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference207
“Underneath all the AI hype, real breakthroughs are happening—and obstacles to applied AI are being overcome—allowing AI developers to create software that doesn’t just do what it’s told, but has the ability to anticipate the needs of its users through a combination of pattern recognition, knowledge, planning, and reasoning. That’s why we’ve created the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, bringing the growing AI community together to explore the most essential and intriguing topics in intelligence engineering and applied AI.”

  • When: June 26-29, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference208

Learn X Design209
“This conference brings together researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of higher education design settings with the intention of connecting emergent models and ideas around the digital, with the scholarship of teaching and learning.”

  • When: June 27-30, 2017
  • Where: London, England
Learn X Design210

UXLausanne 2017211
“Improve and develop your skills, attending a human-sized conference, blending together creativity and pragmatism. Share moments and ideas with the UX community, as well as connecting and amplifying your network and its impact. Meet innovators and people sharing your interests from all across Switzerland and Europe, discuss your projects and get a whiff of the new trends.”

  • When: June 29-30, 2017
  • Where: Lausanne, Switzerland
UXLausanne 2017212

Dutch PHP Conference 2017213
“The target audience for this conference are PHP and Mobile Web Developers of all levels, software architects, and even managers. Beginners will find many talks aimed at helping them become better developers, while more experienced developers will come away inspired to do even better and with knowledge about the latest tools and methodologies.”

  • When: June 29- July 1, 2017
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch PHP Conference 2017214

Patterns Day215
“Patterns Day will have something for everyone: designers, developers, content strategists, product owners, project managers … we all face the challenges of creating and maintaining robust design systems. Spend a day in Brighton in the company of your peers, learning all about modular design and development processes, illustrated with case studies of all shapes and sizes.”

  • When: June 30, 2017
  • Where: Brighton, England
Patterns Day216

UI5con@SAP 2017217
“Non-profit community conference on OpenUI5/SAPUI5 web development – hosted at SAP labs.”

  • When: June 30, 2017
  • Where: St. Leon-Rot, Germany
UI5con@SAP 2017218

More Links To Keep Up

Here are a few links to help you keep up with newly scheduled design and development conferences. The events are shared through Lanyrd and have been sorted by category.

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?

Our next events list will be published in the middle of next year, so keep your eyes (and ears) open! By the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of workshops227, as well as the Smashing Conferences228 — 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

        • 4

          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! :-)

  2. 5

    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.

  3. 6

    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.

  4. 7

    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

  6. 10

    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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