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Upcoming Web Design Conferences (November 2017 –March 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.

An Event Apart 2017 – San Francisco9
“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 Francisco10

Pass Summit 201711
“Every year, over 4000 attendees receive world-class, practical training on the latest technologies and services from global industry experts. Numerous onsite and offsite activities and sponsor events round out the full Summit experience, providing a conference that is repeatedly rated among the highest in the industry.”

  • When: October 30 – November 3, 2017
  • Where: Seattle, WA, USA
Pass Summit 201712

November 2017

KotlinConf 201713
“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 201714

ODSC West 201715
“ODSC West 2017 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Our speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC West 2017 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.”

  • When: November 2-4, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
ODSC West 201716

Dare Mighty Things17
“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 Things18

ThunderPlains 201719
“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 201720

StarsConf 201721
“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 201722

JSConf 201723
“Bringing the colombian JavaScript community under one roof. ”

  • When: November 3-4, 2017
  • Where: Medellin, Colombia
JSConf 201724

“Joker is a large international Java conference for Senior Java developers. On 3rd-4th November 2017 the conference will be held for the fifth time. Joker grows, becomes even more exciting and hardcore every year. The conference brings together more than 1000 participants. All Joker talks are devoted to Java technical issues and solutions. Main topics of the conference are performance, parallelism, testing, distributed systems and high loads in Java world, as well as the future of the platform. ”

  • When: November 3-4, 2017
  • Where: St Petersburg, Russia

CanUX 201727
“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 201728

LavaCon Portland 201729
“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 201730

DevOpsDays Cape Town31
“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: November 6-7, 2017
  • Where: Cape Town, South Africa
DevOpsDays Cape Town32

DesignOps Summit33
“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 Summit34

beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 201735
“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 201736

Web Summit 201737
“Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. It seemed to resonate. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”. No conference has ever grown so large so fast. But we also pride ourselves in organising the “best technology conference on the planet”.”

  • When: November 6-9, 2017
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Web Summit 201738

Devoxx 201739
“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 201740

W-JAX 201741
“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 201742

AngularConnect 201743
“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, UK
AngularConnect 201744

Software Design & Development 201745
“With world-class speakers covering a range of key topics, we hope that one of these three-day workshops will be of interest to you – if so, we’d recommend that you register as soon as possible, as the number of places is strictly limited.”

  • When: November 7-8, 2017
  • Where: London, UK
Software Design & Development 201746

Codemotion 201747
“Codemotion is the biggest tech conference in Italy and one of the most important in Europe, with a network of more than 30k developers.”

  • When: November 8-11, 2017
  • Where: Milan, Italy
Codemotion 201748

ffconf 201749
“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 201750

NN/g’s UX Conference 201751
“NN/g’s UX Conference helps you get up to speed on user experience best practices so you can create successful interfaces: 7 days of in-depth, full-day courses (attend as few or as many as you like), Proven methods and best practices, Expert instructors teach practical skills, No sales pitches, Jakob Nielsen keynote Tuesday, 14th November after the regular sessions (open to all attendees), UX Certification to test knowledge and build credibility.”

  • When: November 11-17, 2017
  • Where: London, UK
NN/g's UX Conference 201752

JS Kongress Munich 201753
“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 201754

User Interface 2255
“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 2256

QCon San Francisco 201757
“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 201758

“The field re-groups a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary community, in which narrative studies, computer science, interactive and immersive technologies, the arts, and creativity converge to develop new expressive forms in a myriad of domains that include artistic projects, interactive documentaries, cinematic games, serious games, assistive technologies, edutainment, pedagogy, museum science, advertising and entertainment, to mention a few. The conference has a long-standing tradition of bringing together academia, industry, designers, developers and artists into an interdisciplinary dialogue through a mix of keynote lectures, long and short article presentations, posters, workshops, and very lively demo sessions.”

  • When: November 14-17, 2017
  • Where: Funchal, Portugal

GOTO Berlin 201761
“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: November 14-17, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
GOTO Berlin 201762

“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

RubyConf 201767
“Focused on fostering the Ruby programming language and the robust community that has sprung up around it, RubyConf brings together Rubyists both established and new to discuss emerging ideas, collaborate, and socialize in some of the best locations in the US. Come join us in New Orleans for what will surely be the best RubyConf yet!”

  • When: November 15-17, 2017
  • Where: New Orleans, LA, USA
RubyConf 201768

Pixel Pioneers Belfast69
“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 Belfast70

HalfStack 201771
“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 201772

DevFest Baltics 2017: Mobile Edition73
“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 Edition74

T-Dose 201775
“T-DOSE is a free and yearly event held in The Netherlands to promote use and development of Open Source Software. During this event Open Source projects, developers and visitors can exchange ideas and knowledge.”

  • When: November 18-19, 2017
  • Where: Eindhoven, Netherlands
T-Dose 201776

Pycon Canada77
“Our main goal is to strengthen the Canadian Python community by providing more opportunities for us to share knowledge and ideas, encourage support and education for speaking at conferences, and increase the visibility of developers, organizations, and companies within the community.”

  • When: November 18-21, 2017
  • Where: Montreal, Canada
Pycon Canada78

“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

BSidesWLG 201781
“BSidesWLG 2017 is a diverse and inclusive information security conference welcoming anyone and everyone that is interested in security. BSides is an open platform that provides a rare opportunity to share experiences, ideas, insights, and develop longstanding relationships with others in the security community.”

  • When: November 23-24, 2017
  • Where: Wellington, New Zealand
BSidesWLG 201782

Voxxed Days Thessaloniki 201783
“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 201784

NoSlidesConf 201785
“NoSlidesConf is about step-by-step technical sessions showing how to get code up and running: 45-minute demos with live changes to code and configuration.”

  • When: November 25, 2017
  • Where: Bologna, Italy
NoSlidesConf 201786

Nodevember 201787
“Nodevember is a two-day conference touching on all aspects of Node and JavaScript. The conference includes keynotes, workshops, general sessions, open spaces, and lightning talks.”

  • When: November 27-28, 2017
  • Where: Nashville, TN, USA
Nodevember 201788

AWS re:INVENT 201789
“Over 1,000+ breakout sessions, multiple hackathons, bootcamps, workshops, and more ways to get hands-on experiences with AWS experts. Expanded Expo hours to make it easier than ever to connect with innovators in the partner community. More unique Amazonian events–play broomball, chow down at the Tatonka Challenge, stay fit with some all-star fitness activities, and end your week with the always memorable re:PLAY party!”

  • When: November 27 – December 1, 2017
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV, USA
AWS re:INVENT 201790

Clarity 201791
“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 201792

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

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

dotCSS 201795
“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 201796

App Promotion Summit Berlin 201797
“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 201798

dotJS 201799
“The largest JavaScript conference in Europe. Come see the best developers worldwide speak on the most beautiful stages Paris has to offer. We want to bring an unheard-of, TED-like level of quality to tech conferences.”

  • When: November 30 – December 1, 2017
  • Where: Paris, France
dotJS 2017100

NationJS 2017101
“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 2017102

December 2017

dotJS 2017103
“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 2017104

“DevTernity is the premium-quality international software development conference in Riga, Latvia. DevTernity does not specialize in a particular framework, technology or language because they come and go. We focus on fundamental building blocks and practices necessary for building better, modern software systems. DevTernity is a place where forward-thinking developers, pragmatic architects and engineering leaders grow.”

  • When: December 1-2, 2017
  • Where: Riga, Latvia

WordCamp US 2017107
“Get ready for WordCamp US 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee! As December 1st approaches, we are getting so pumped to have you all here to celebrate WordPress. ”

  • When: December 1-3, 2017
  • Where: Nashville, TN, USA
WordCamp US 2017108

Las Vegas UX Conference 2017109
“NN/g’s UX Conference helps you get up to speed on user experience best practices so you can create successful interfaces: 7 days of in-depth, full-day courses (attend as few or as many as you like), Proven methods and best practices, Expert instructors teach practical skills, No sales pitches, UX Certification to test knowledge and build credibility.”

  • When: December 2-8, 2017
  • Where: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Las Vegas UX Conference 2017110

ConFoo Vancouver 2017111
“ConFoo Montreal is a multi-technology conference for web developers: 88 presentations by popular international speakers, Focused on pragmatic solutions for web developers, Great content and amazing experience.”

  • When: December 4-6, 2017
  • Where: Vancouver, Canada
ConFoo Vancouver 2017112

SpringOne Platform 2017113
“SpringOne Platform is the premier conference for those who build, deploy, and run cloud-native software. This unique four-day event brings together leading software companies, enterprises, and cloud experts to collaborate, share knowledge, and create transformational software.”

  • When: December 4-7, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
SpringOne Platform 2017114

Impact Investing Summit 2017115
“World’s leading social impact investing conference in London UK Europe!”

  • When: December 7-8, 2017
  • Where: London, UK
Impact Investing Summit 2017116

HolyJS 2017117
“HolyJS 2017 Moscow will be the forth in a row JS conference held by Group. More than 600 JS developers will be brought together to discuss the present and future of JavaScript community with the world’s leading experts like Douglas Crockford, Lea Verou, Martin Splitt — dozens of frontend talks and much more. We’ll dwell on both backend and desktop as well.”

  • When: December 10-11, 2017
  • Where: Moscow, Russia
HolyJS 2017118

January 2018

Front – UX & Product Management Bootcamp 2018119
“Front is the product conference for UX designers and product managers. It’s a practitioner’s conference. Attendees come for an education, real world, from-the-trenches case studies, and hands-on training from their peers. It’s four days of learning and growth, providing answers to deep organizational questions and insights into how to validate and solve the right problems in the right way.”

  • When: January 4-5, 2018
  • Where: Park City, UT, USA
Front - UX & Product Management Bootcamp 2018120

CodeMash 2018121
“CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby, Python and PHP.”

  • When: January 9-12, 2018
  • Where: Sandusky, OH, USA
CodeMash 2017122

beyond tellerrand // MUNICH 2018123
“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 2018124

NDC London 2018125
“NDC London 2018 is a full week event with Pre-Conference Workshops on 15-16 January and the actual conference on 17-19 January. The conference venue is The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in the heart of Westminster.”

  • When: January 15-19, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
NDC London 2018126

“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 2018129
“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 2018130

“Experts and industry leaders will come together to showcase their work in reactjs, react native and more. AgentConf 2018 is an event which brings together engineers and tech leaders from around the globe to share best practices, and develop strategies to deliver the most innovative, high-performance web and mobile experiences.”

  • When: January 25-28, 2018
  • Where: Dornbirn, Austria

PHPBenelux 2018133
“The conference and tutorials will take place at Hotel Ter Elst in Antwerp (Belgium). Friday morning January 26th we have a set of tutorials. The conference is spread over 2 days: Friday afternoon (after the tutorials) and Saturday. Tutorials as well as the conference itself are spread over several parallel tracks. On Friday and Saturday evening, we’re having the conference social. This will include drinks and all the cool side activities.”

  • When: January 26-27, 2018
  • Where: Antwerp, Belgium
PHPBenelux 2018134

DevConf 2018135
“ 2018 is the 10th annual, free Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contibuters to open source technologies such as Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, Cloud and mobile where FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.”

  • When: January 26-28, 2018
  • Where: Brno, Czech Republic
DevConf 2018136

agile content conf 2018137
“At the fourth annual agile content conf you’ll learn to reframe objections as opportunities to work together on solutions that everyone buys into, through case studies of collaboration from organisations like Global Radio, GOV.UK, and Breast Cancer Care, short workshops where you’ll practise techniques like pair writing and user research, a full-day workshop where you’ll deepen your learning and apply it to your content challenges.”

  • When: January 29-30, 2018
  • Where: London, UK

Singapore UX Conference 2018139
“NN/g’s UX Conference helps you get up to speed on user experience best practices so you can create successful interfaces: 5 days of in-depth, full-day courses (attend as few or as many as you like), Proven methods and best practices, Expert instructors teach practical skills, No sales pitches, UX Certification to test knowledge and build credibility.”

  • When: January 29- February 2, 2018
  • Where: Singapore
Singapore UX Conference 2018140

Ecommerce Expo Prague 2018141
“A trade fair of technology, marketing tools and agencies, that will help you grow your online store. More than 100 exhibitors and up to 3.000 attendees will fill up the exhibition grounds of PVA Letňany in Prague. Whether you’re looking to improve your marketing strategy or overhaul your shipping system, you’ll find the right partner at Ecommerce Expo. Alongside the expo, there will be a single-day conference focused on what’s most important in the world of ecommerce these days. Get ready for lots of practical know-how and hand-picked experts from all over Europe.”

  • When: January 30, 2018
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Ecommerce Expo Prague 2018142

“The largest fintech conference in Hong Kong 2000 people will gather in Hong Kong, with the world’s best speakers assembled to cover fintech design, innovation & entrepreneurship, and see the top 24 startups globally pitch for prizes and cash.”

  • When: January 30-31, 2018
  • Where: Hong Kong, China

Tallinn Cyber Security Conference 2018145
“Learn of the risks that exist, how hackers think and what you can do to reduce your risks of being a victim of cyber crime. Companies of all sizes will benefit and learn from the event. – Small and Medium Business – Education and Public Institutes – Government – Critical Infrastructure Organisations – Financial and Fintech Organisations – Telecommunications – Medium and Large Enterprises.”

  • When: January 31- February 1, 2018
  • Where: Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn Cyber Security Conference 2018146

February 2018

ng-Europe 2018147
“europe, the original European Angular conference, is back! The 2018 edition will take place in the beautiful city of Paris on February 1st (Workshops)-2nd (Keynotes and talks) and will bring you the most awesome people from the Angular community. On top of great content, ng-europe also aims to be a great place for people to socialize, make new friends and meet old ones, learn through great workshops, share ideas and of course hack on Angular in the heart of the beautiful city of Paris.”

  • When: February 1-2, 2018
  • Where: Paris, France
ng-Europe 2018148

“FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.
Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.”

  • When: February 3-4, 2018
  • Where: Brussels, Belgium

Interaction Week 18151
“Interaction Week 18 wants to reflect on how technology and design are shaping the world moving forward by building bridges across cultures, disciplines and industries to reach shared goals. We are going to listen to experts and join conversations to reshape our changing relations with ourselves, our objects, the environment and the society as a whole.”

  • When: February 3-8, 2018
  • Where: Lyon, France
Interaction Week 18152

DeveloperWeek 2018153
“Join 8,000 attendees at one of San Francisco’s largest technology-neutral programming conferences & expos.” Learn “how to manage developers and development processes” at DevExecWorld. The DeveloperWeek Hackathon (Feb. 3-4) invites 1,000+ SF Bay Area developers to build apps from scratch and compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes. DeveloperWeek 2018 will host a 2-day industry conference on Artificial Intelligence. A “multi-day Javascript track includes both educational workshops and Javascript Tech lightning talks.” And more Events.

  • When: February 3-8, 2018
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
DeveloperWeek 2018154

“Learn the best practices and techniques in user experience and development.
UX/Dev Summit is a three-day event focused on the areas of User Experience (UX) and Front-End Development. These two areas are at the forefront of professional web, mobile, and application design and development.”

  • When: February 4-6, 2018
  • Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

Jfokus 2018157
“Jfokus gather rock-star speakers, both from Sweden and internationally. The focus is system development with Java and surrounding techniques like dynamic languages and agile methodologies.”

  • When: February 5-7, 2018
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Jfokus 2018158

Big Snow Tiny Conf Europe159
“Ski and snowboard retreat for bootstrapped software founders in Europe. This year in Avoriaz, France we will have 2 half-days of skiing with 2 half days of business talks, mastermind groups, and tons of actionable, useful input from your fellow founders.”

  • When: February 5-8, 2018
  • Where: Avoriaz, France
Big Snow Tiny Conf Europe160

Mobile Growth Summit 2018161
“Mobile Growth Summit features the very best collection of Mobile Industry thought leaders from User Acquisition, Monetization, Engagement/Retention, and Data Science & Analytics assembled all year! During this intensive 2-day, non-vendor conference, you can learn from, and connect with, other mobile industry professionals like yourself!”

  • When: February 7-8, 2018
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Mobile Growth Summit 2018162

Awwwards Conference Berlin 2018163
“Kicking off the year with a bang! Awwwards comes to the thriving artistic hub of Europe – Berlin, with practical workshops, 20 talks from top digital thinkers, networking opportunities of solid gold, and a sky high after party, hundreds of the most creative minds in digital design begin 2018 with a fresh wave of inspiration!”

  • When: February 7-9, 2018
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Awwwards Conference Berlin 2018164

Swetugg 2018165
“A community-driven conference for .NET developers. Our vision was to create a better .NET conference with good and relevant content that also was affordable. We include everything. From the new things you need to know; to those old ones you have forgotten or never got around to. With subjects from hardcore technical stuff to fluffy soft theories. Everything a .NET developer needs.”

  • When: February 8-9, 2018
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Swetugg 2018166

Krupa Interface Design Conference 2018167
Join “11 speakers, 950 spectator from 4 countries” at the Krupa Interface Design Conference.

  • When: February 10, 2018
  • Where: Kiev, Ukraine
Krupa Interface Design Conference 2018168

The Rolling Scopes Conference 2018169
“Next winter Minsk will once again become a gathering spot for amazing people of the front-end scene presenting hot topics and sharing their expertise and vision. Currently the agenda is still work-in-progress, but we can promise you two full days of delicious content! We hope to treat you to talks in both standard-length and lightning format so we issue the Call for Papers at our full lung capacity!”

  • When: February 10-11, 2018
  • Where: Minsk, Belarus
The Rolling Scopes Conference 2018170

Owner Summit 2018171
“The first thing you’ll realize when you attend Owner Summit is that you’re not alone navigating the waters of running a digital agency. The second thing you’ll realize is the people who attend Owner Summit aren’t your competitors—they’re your allies. And that’s what makes Owner Summit different. You’ll leave with a support system to lean on long after we part ways.”

  • When: February 11-13, 2018
  • Where: Charleston, SC, USA
Owner Summit 2018172

Webstock 2018173
“Webstock is an annual celebration of the web and what lies beneath, and of its makers. It is a celebration of the creativity, the culture, the challenges, the craft, and everything in between. It features industry leaders – makers, thinkers and doers – talking on a very wide range of topics and is attended by brilliant people who give a damn about the work they do, the way they do it and the impact it has.”

  • When: February 12-16, 2018
  • Where: Wellington, New Zealand
Webstock 2018174

SustainableUX 2018175
“This is for UX / Front-end / Product people who want to make a positive impact – on climate-change, social equality and inclusion.” SustainableUX”continues to be an online-only event, in keeping with our goal of helping designers reduce their carbon footprints. In-person conferences can cost thousands of tons of CO2, which we avoid by hosting it on Google Hangouts – which is largely renewable-powered.”

  • When: February 15, 2018
  • Where: Online
SustainableUX 2018176

“Florida DrupalCamp is an annual conference that brings together web developers from all over the world to learn, network and discuss web development and the Drupal content management system.”

  • When: February 16-18, 2018
  • Where: Orlando, FL, USA

DevFest KC 2018179
“Google Developer Group DevFests are the largest Google related events in the world! Each DevFest is carefully crafted for you by your local GDG community to bring in awesome speakers, great topics, and lots fun! While no two events will be exactly alike, each GDG DevFest will, at its core, be powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen!”

  • When: February 17, 2018
  • Where: Kansas City, MO, USA
DevFest KC 2018180

Front Fest 2018181
“Front Fest is the event on web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript … and whatever comes!), where you can meet other front-end developers like you and learn from them. We want to bring together the best front-end development professionals, evangelists and gurus from all over Spain.”

  • When: February 17, 2018
  • Where: Madrid, Spain
Front Fest 2018182

FITC Amsterdam 2018183
“Now in its 11th year, FITC returns to Amsterdam to host their groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Join fellow digital creators this February to hear world renowned speakers talk design, development, creativity and so much more. Get your ticket early to experience 40+ speakers from around the globe guaranteed to show you something you’ve never seen, game-changing conversations on the Future, Innovation, Technology, and Creativity, two full days of conference talks and learning + two night time networking parties, optional full day workshops on Sunday Feb 18.”

  • When: February 17, 2018
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
FITC Amsterdam 2018184

devnexus 2018185
“The Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG) is organized by Java Developers for Java Developers in order to provide a forum for exchanging information and for brainstorming with other developers on how to successfully implement new Java solutions. The goal of the Devnexus Conference is to connect developers from all over the world, provide affordable education, and promote Open Source values.”

  • When: February 21-23, 2018
  • Where: Atlanta, GA, USA
devnexus 2018186

WIAD Switzerland 2018187
“World IA Day Switzerland is an annual one-day conference celebrating Information Architecture. Listen to fabulous Swiss and international speakers and meet other IA and UX maniacs. No matter if you are new to Information Architecture or an experienced professional, let’s get together and share the ways Information Architecture makes a difference in our lives.”

  • When: February 23-24, 2018
  • Where: Zurich, Switzerland
WIAD Switzerland 2018188

World IA Day 2018189
“World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual celebration hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of locations across the globe.
We are a community of like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who share the common goal of practicing, learning, teaching and shaping the future of information architecture. We share our thoughts, ideas, and work within an open and welcoming environment. The content created as a result of our celebration is available to everyone and we invite conversation around the work we are doing.”

  • When: February 24, 2018
  • Where: 25 countries around the world
World IA Day 2018190

Mobile World Congress 2018191
“Mobile is creating a better future, and we want you to be a part of it. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the event, and discover ways you can get involved with #MWC18. Mobile World Congress sets the industry standard for mobile innovation.
The event offers attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors alike the unique opportunity to reach the global mobile community. Showcase your organisation’s leadership by participating in the event that brings the mobile world together, in one place.”

  • When: February 26- March 1, 2018
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
Mobile World Congress 2018192

ConveyUX 2018193
“The Emerald City is bursting at the seams with all the high-tech development. Companies big and small are opening offices here and the user experience scene is exploding. If you haven’t been to Seattle before, this is a great time to get introduced. It might rain a bit in February but the temperatures are always mild. ConveyUX is a great opportunity for local and visitors to get together and enjoy the city while we hash about UX.”

  • When: February 27- March 1, 2018
  • Where: Seattle, WA, USA
ConveyUX 2018194

March 2017

ngVikings 2018195
“At ngVikings you will meet experienced front-end developers and people who are fascinated by modern web technologies, who are constantly pursuing new thoughts and ideas. There are many case studies proving that the Nordic Angular community is motivated to try out new frameworks and new ideas.”

  • When: March 1-2, 2018
  • Where: Helsinki, Finland
ngVikings 2018196

.concat() 2018197
“We invite the web development and UX community from Austria and the entire world to Salzburg. Have a brilliant and safe conference where you can meet old and new friends to expand your knowledge and horizon. Come and hear talks about the wide variety of web and UX topics and its community so you can build better applications for more platforms, devices and humans. Yes – the web is definitely a great place to be in.”

  • When: March 3, 2018
  • Where: Salzburg, Austria
.concat() 2018198

QCon London 2018199
“QCon London is 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,Facebook, Spotify Twitter, and more…”

  • When: March 5-9, 2018
  • Where: London, UK
QCon London 2018200

Confoo Montreal 2018201
“ConFoo Montreal is a multi-technology conference for web developers: 155 presentations by popular international speakers, Focused on pragmatic solutions for web developers, Great content and amazing experience.”

  • When: March 7-9, 2018
  • Where: Montreal, Canada
Confoo Montreal 2018202

ScaleConf 2018203
“Each year ScaleConf brings international and local experts together to share their experience scaling websites and services using modern technologies and philosophies.”

  • When: March 8-9, 2018
  • Where: Cape Town, South Africa
ScaleConf 2018204

WordTechCon! 2018205
“WordTechCon is a new premium conference that will allow WordPress Theme and Plugin Developers as well as hosting services to learn from industry leaders at a relaxed pace in a wonderful location.”

  • When: March 8-10, 2018
  • Where: Dallas, TX, USA
WordTechCon! 2018206

Midwest PHP 2018207
“Midwest PHP is the FUN conference. This is our fifth annual conference, and each year it gets better and better. Our goal is to share best practices, ideas, and techniques about building state-of-the-art software applications. The conference is at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. We can’t think of a better place to connect with friends, old and new, than in a relaxed environment with entertainment at your front door, and inspiring talks from people doing amazing things.”

  • When: March 9-10, 2018
  • Where: Bloomington, MN, USA
Midwest PHP 2018208

SXSW 2018209
“Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before.”

  • When: March 9-18, 2018
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA
Midwest PHP 2018210

UpFront Conf 2018211
“UpFront Conf is a one-day event for the front-end development community, designed by leading practitioners from the North of England. Now in it’s third year, the conference brings 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: March 16, 2018
  • Where: Manchester City, UK
UpFront Conf 2018212

DevConf 2018213
“DevConf is a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually. The aim of the conference is to provide software developers a buffet of tools, practices and principles applicable to tackling current and future challenges in the South African software development environment. It’s an event where attendees can learn, network and be inspired regardless of their specific technology stack and programming language of choice.”

  • When: March 27, 2018
  • Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
DevConf 2018214

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?

By the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of workshops224, as well as the Smashing Conferences225 — 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

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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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      Jan Constantin

      June 6, 2017 7:35 pm

      Thank you Sergei. I’ve added it :-)

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        Sergei Golubev

        November 14, 2017 5:10 pm

        Many thanks Jan, I really appreciate it!

        There’s now The UX Conference on February 20th 2018 with an amazing line-up of speakers from Uber, TfL, Salesforce, Deliveroo, Moo, Bookatable, LexisNexis, British Gas and Natalka Design:

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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.


  30. 46

    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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