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Upcoming Web Design Conferences (Januar 2020 – Juni 2020)

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

The Smashing Cat is heading back to New York.

Let’s rock’n’roll! For SmashingConf SF 2020, April 21–22, we’re bringing back two full days packed with front-end, UX and all that jazz! Live sessions on performance, accessibility, security, interface design, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques — and a few surprises along the way.

SmashingConf SF (April 21-22, 2020)

Rockin' Cat! SmashingConf SF 21-22 of April, 2020
“Coming to Smashing Conferences fundamentally changed how I develop websites.”

Ryan Chittenden, Director of Web Development, Fuego Digital Media
“I reminisce fondly of the Smashing Confs I attended in Whistler and NYC as a newly minted DevRel. Turning point in my career!”

Jen Looper (@jenlooper), Senior Developer Advocate at Progress

You probably know the drill: 2 days, 1 single track, 13 speakers. The conference will start around 9:30am and we’ll finish around 5pm on the second conference day. We’ll be hosting our (in)famous side events on April 20, the day before the conference, so it might be worth to arrive in the morning before it all starts. You know, to settle in and stuff. On the day before and on the day after the conference we’ll be hosting two full-days workshops.

Enough for the plug, now let’s dive into our list for November through April.

January 2020

Predictive Maintenance 2020
“The premier Predictive Maintenance 2020 conference, exhibition and networking forum brings together leading smart utility maintenance leaders from across Europe for an intensive review of the latest utility maintenance case-studies. Over three intensive days you will get the opportunity to hear from 14+ TSOs and DSOs on how they have made the business case for predictive maintenance, implemented a range of tools and technologies to manage new data intensive maintenance processes, optimised their maintenance schedules to reduce TOTEX, and planned for the integration of new technologies such as AI & ML, LIDAR & UAV, Digital Twin, Blockchain to take their maintenance strategies to the next level.”

  • When: January 14-16, 2020
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
Predictive Maintenance 2020

HalfStack Phoenix 2020
“An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development. The priority for HalfStack is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. Hosted by London's longest-lived JavaScript meetup group, HalfStack is coming to Phoenix for the first time. HalfStack is a UI-centric, one-day single track conference hosted in a relaxed environment at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. An intimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another; maximum capacity for HalfStack Phoenix is 170 attendees.”

  • When: January 17, 2020
  • Where: Phoenix, AZ, USA
HalfStack Phoenix 2020

2020 ICNSE Smart City & Intelligent ICT @ Nagoya, Japan
“The 9th International Congress on Natural Science and Engineering (ICNSE) will be held from January 20 to 22 in Nagoya, Japan. World’s scholars, professionals and researchers interested in creating a better future will gather in the congress and discuss the development, technologies of smart cities and its impacts on natural sciences.”

  • When: January 20-22, 2020
  • Where: Nagoya, Japan
2020 ICNSE Smart City & Intelligent ICT @ Nagoya, Japan

Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference Tokyo 2020
“An event for Designers, Web Developers and Digital Dreamers. Every year Awwwards holds conferences in different iconic cities all over the world, from Los Angeles, New York and London, to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris, our events unite the best agencies and thought leaders in the world of digital design.”

  • When: January 23-24, 2020
  • Where: Tokyo, Japan
Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference Tokyo 2020

Covalence Conference 2020
“Covalence is an independent, hand-crafted, single-day and single-track conference about building desktop apps with Electron, Node.js and JavaScript. Join us for an exciting look at the future of Electron and JavaScript on the desktop, a chance to meet the community, and a day of inspiration and fun.”

  • When: January 24, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Covalence Conference 2020

Frontstack - Media on the Web 2020
“Frontstack is a tech community built on the foundation of technological excellence and developer awareness. As its name implies, it’s all about front-end web technologies and their affinities. Our mission is to effectively grow the developer ecosystem, stem world-class developers through the community by creating exposure to front-end technologies, and help more of its members build expert front-end skills. Media on the web has advanced a lot over the years. The capabilities for complex media on the web have increased, as well as our tools as developers for handling them. In this conference, we’ll cover everything to do with media on the web!”

  • When: January 25, 2020
  • Where: Lagos, Nigeria
Frontstack - Media on the Web 2020

NDC London 2020
“NDC London will offer a combination of talks, lightning talks, workshops, and panels. In the previous years NDC has been primarily focused on .NET, frontend and agile, but as the .NET developers world has changed, so has NDC.”

  • When: January 27-31, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
NDC London 2020

February 2020

Byteconf GraphQL 2020
“Byteconf GraphQL is a 100% free single-day conference with the best GraphQL speakers and teachers in the world. Conferences are great, but flights, hotels, and tickets are expensive, so not everyone can go. Byteconf is streamed on YouTube, for free, so anyone and everyone can attend. RSVP at the link below, and we'll see you on January 31st!”

  • When: February 1, 2020
  • Where: Online
Byteconf GraphQL 2020

JSConf Hawaiʻi 2020
“A two day, single track conference dedicated to web development, JavaScript and building a community. Join us for our second annual JavaScript conference, coming February 2020 at the Alohilani Resort! Listen to our panel of amazing speakers, meet new people, and enjoy the activities Hawaiʻi has to offer!”

  • When: February 5-7, 2020
  • Where: Honolulu, HI, USA
JSConf Hawaiʻi 2020

Config 2020
“Config is a one-day conference where Figma users come together to learn from each other.”

  • When: February 6, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
Config 2020

Sunshine PHP Developer Conference 2020
“The SunshinePHP Developer Conference is hosted by the South Florida PHP community (SoFloPHP) in Miami, Florida from February 6th - 8th, 2020, and you're invited! We'll host some of the best speakers, awesome talk topics, latest technologies, and up to date news in PHP. And don't forget our Hack-a-thon and Uncon'ference, as well as a great hallway track! The conference has something for every level of PHP developer. We start on February 6th with a full day of 8 PHP related tutorials and workshops that are each 3 hours of in-depth information. Next we follow that with 2 days on February 7th and 8th containing 5 keynote/general session and 30 PHP talks over 3 tracks.”

  • When: February 6-8, 2020
  • Where: Miami, FL, USA
Sunshine PHP Developer Conference 2020

Front End North 2020
“Front End North is a welcoming one day, single track, conference for developers, designers and others who work on the web. FEN is returning on 7th February 2020 at The Crucible in Sheffield, UK. Hosted by the organisers of the Front End Sheffield meetup, FEN is a grassroots, low-cost conference with a mixture of established and new speakers.”

  • When: February 7, 2020
  • Where: Sheffield, UK
Front End North 2020

JavaScript Bangkok 1.0.0
“JavaScript Bangkok 1.0.0 is an independently organized, single-day, single-track conference about everything JavaScript where both local and international JavaScript communities unite and learn from each other. The event will take place on Saturday February 2nd, 2020 at KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theater, located at Siam Square One, situated right at the heart of Bangkok, connected to the Siam BTS central station.”

  • When: February 8, 2020
  • Where: Bangkok, Thailand
JavaScript Bangkok 1.0.0

Flashback Conference 2020
“Flashback Conference looks at new and cutting-edge web development, browser APIs and developer tooling, but adds the understanding how they’ve evolved from early HTML, JavaScript and a dependency on plugins like Flash to the web of today. Flashback Conference will feature 2 days and approximately 15 speakers who are experts in the field of front-end development.”

  • When: February 10-11, 2020
  • Where: Orlando, FL, USA
Flashback Conference 2020

DeveloperWeek 2020
“DeveloperWeek 2020 is San Francisco’s largest developer conference & event series with dozens of week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2020 Conference & Expo, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 1000+ attendee tech hiring expo, and a series of workshops, open houses, drink-ups, and city-wide events across San Francisco! Because DeveloperWeek covers all new technologies, our conference and workshops invite you to get intro lessons (or advanced tips and tricks) on technologies like VR Dev, Artificial Intelligence Dev, Blockchain Dev, IoT Dev, Serverless technology, Microservices technology, new JavaScript frameworks, and more.”

  • When: February 12-16, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
DeveloperWeek 2020

PHP UK Conference 2019
“PHP UK is pleased to announce the 15th Annual PHP UK conference; a 2-day event with 3 great tracks held at at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London. With over 700 delegates, speakers, and sponsors, PHP UK conference aims to deliver fantastic up-to-date content about PHP and related web technologies in a comfortable and professional setting. There are countless networking opportunities to engage with international speakers and delegates, which makes the event one you won't want to miss.”

  • When: February 19-21, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
PHP UK Conference 2019

Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference Amsterdam 2020
“Three exciting days with some of the most influential speakers of the industry, who inspire, teach, and guide us as we face the many challenges and opportunities which lie ahead in the future of the web. An event for Designers, Web Developers and Digital Dreamers. Get insider info on the next big trends in UX and UI from digital visionaries! Every year Awwwards holds conferences in different iconic cities all over the world, from Los Angeles, New York and London, to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris, our events unite the best agencies and thought leaders in the world of digital design.”

  • When: February 19-21, 2020
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference Amsterdam 2020

Devopsdays Guadalajara 2020
“Hosted in the historical city of Guadalajara, DevOpsDays will take place on Thursday, February 20th and Friday February 21st at the ITESO University. From startups to large corporations, Guadalajara will be home to the awesome mexican tech community where the schedule will consist of a mixture of single-track presentations, lightning talks, and collaboration spaces (open spaces). We hope you join us to the very first DevOpsDays conference in Mexico that brings development and operations together.”

  • When: February 20-21, 2020
  • Where: Guadalajara, Mexico
Devopsdays Guadalajara 2020

RubyConf AU 2020
“Our yearly gathering where we share knowledge about the Ruby programming language, and celebrate the Australian and broader Ruby community. With a mixture of local and international speakers, there will be two day of talks. We'll cover topics that interest, excite, and delight Rubyists and the Ruby-curious of all levels. There will also be social events hosted where you will get the opportunity to meet like-minded people!”

  • When: February 20-21, 2020
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia
RubyConf AU 2020

OWASP New Zealand Day 2020
“OWASP New Zealand Day is a one-day conference dedicated to information security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications. There will be two streams throughout the day. The first stream will include introductory talks on application and information security topics, as well as on policy, compliance, and risk management. The second stream will primarily address deeper technical topics.”

  • When: February 21, 2020
  • Where: Auckland, New Zealand
PHP UK Conference 2019

BSidesSF 2019
“BSidesSF 2020 will be held February 22-24, 2020; Workshops on February 22, Conference Talks February 23-24. Preparations are already in the works to make our 10-year anniversary our best BSidesSF yet!”

  • When: February 22-24, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
BSidesSF 2019

Devopsdays Charlotte 2020
“From startups to the big banks, Charlotte is home to an awesome tech community. We’re proud to bring back DevOpsDays Charlotte for the fourth time! DevOpsDays Charlotte will bring 250+ development, operations, security, and management professionals together to discuss the culture, processes, and tools to enable better organizations and innovative products. The schedule will consist of a mixture of single-track presentations, lightning talks, and the Open Space format that DevOpsDays is known for. We will also be doing the crowd favorite Ignite Karaoke! Ticket price includes breakfast and lunch both days, as well as a post-conference event at the end of day one. We have some surprises in store as well!”

  • When: February 27-28, 2020
  • Where: Charlotte, NC, USA
Devopsdays Charlotte 2020

BOB 2020
“Are you interested in technologies beyond the mainstream that are a pleasure to use and effective at getting the job done? BOB is the forum for developers, architects and builders to explore and discover the best tools available today for building software. Our goal is for all participants to leave the conference with new ideas to improve development back at the ranch. We are committed to diversity: We aim at exploring a wide range of tools in a welcoming and friendly crowd of diverse people. To that end, a number of support options for participants from groups under-represented in tech are available.”

  • When: February 28, 2020
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
BOB 2020

March 2020

VueConf US 2020
“VueConf US if the official USA conference for the Vue.js framework. Vueconf will be hosted by framework creator Evan You as well as other core committers to the project. Eight full-day Workshops will be followed by two days of awesome sessions and community Lightning Talks on all things in the Vueniverse.”

  • When: March 2-4, 2020
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA
VueConf US 2020

Workshop Summit
“Workshop Summit is a new non-profit community event happening in Brussels. The format is simple: 1-day workshops on different trendy technologies by experts in the field and active members of the community. Confirmed topics include: Golang, Continuous Delivery, React, VueJS, Angular & RxJS, Tensorflow.JS and ML, Azure, Software Architecture, UX Mobile, SVG Animation, Openshift, Ionic, Quarkus, GraphQL, and .NET Core.”

  • When: March 2-6, 2020
  • Where: Brussels, Belgium
Workshop Summit

14th Edition of QCon London Conference for Professional Software Developers
“QCon London 2020 offers some of the most densely packed content available for senior developers, architects, and software leaders. We help software development teams adopt new trends and technologies. As software developers ourselves, we design our conferences to be practical, actionable and software focused. We focus on patterns & practices, not products or pitches. We hope you can join us at QCon London 2020 in March!”

  • When: March 2-6, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
14th Edition of QCon London Conference for Professional Software Developers

Node.TLV 2020
“The International Node.js Conference in Tel Aviv We are thrilled to announce the first Node.js international conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hand to hand with the Node.js community in Israel and all over the world, Node.js-IL & EventHandler productions bring you the first-ever 100% Node.js focused conference in Israel.”

  • When: March 3, 2020
  • Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
Node.TLV 2020

NO/BS Conference
“NO/BS is a "Digital Reality Check", created out of frustration (by agency owner Jason Soultan) from attending too many conferences with weak content. NO/BS is the event that (Jason) always wanted to attend, but never really found. A place where like-minded people can get together, listen to some amazing stories and cut through all the.... BS. NO/BS is hosted at The Forum Melbourne March 11th-13th, 2020.”

  • When: March 11-13, 2020
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia
NO/BS Conference

Java Day Istanbul 2020
“Java Day Istanbul is one of the most effective international community driven software conference of Turkey organised by Istanbul Java User Group. The conference helps developers to learn the newest technologies about Java, Web, Mobile, Big DATA, Cloud, DevOps, Agile and Future. Java Day Istanbul also helps developers, tech companies, and startups to establish good network among them.”

  • When: March 14, 2020
  • Where: Istanbul, Turkey
Java Day Istanbul 2020

WebCraftConf 2020
“A boutique conference held in Kingston, Jamaica. WebCraftConf is for developers, by developers, dedicated to building better web software through improving our understanding, processes, practices and tools.”

  • When: March 14-15, 2020
  • Where: Kingston, Jamaica
WebCraftConf 2020

Future London Academy - Design Thinking and innovation Week
“Who is this programme for? — CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters. You will learn: — How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively.”

  • When: March 16-20, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
Future London Academy - Design Thinking and innovation Week

Munich Frontend Conference 2020
“An international conference focused on frontend concepts and technologies around JS/HTML/CSS. Two tracks of talks by speakers from all over the world.”

  • When: March 21, 2020
  • Where: Munich, Germany
Munich Frontend Conference 2020

Kirby Konf 2020
“The first official conference for all Kirby CMS users and developers.”

  • When: March 21, 2020
  • Where: Mainz, Germany
Kirby Konf 2020

NLPCL 2020
“International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics (NLPCL 2020) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Natural Language Computing and Computational Linguistics.”

  • When: March 21, 2020
  • Where: Vienna, Austria
NLPCL 2020

CityJS Conference 2020
“CityJS Conference is a JavaScript festival across London, a joint event from the London's JavaScript meetups, including London JS Community, JS Monthly, Halfstack and Node User Group. This is a fantastic opportunity for the JavaScript community, and for those aiming to stay in touch with the industry, be updated on innovative changes around the industry and JS as an entity, absorb knowledge while you can hop on and off thought-provoking workshops and talks this is possibly the most central and reasonably priced event to attend in London.”

  • When: March 27, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
CityJS Conference 2020

DevConf Cape Town 2020
“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 31, 2020
  • Where: Cape Town, South Africa
DevConf Cape Town 2020

April 2020

ScanAgile 2020
“The presentations and workshops are suitable for developers, scrum masters, product owners, team leaders, agile coaches, project and program managers, management consultants as well as executives.”

  • When: April 1-2, 2020
  • Where: Helsinki, Finland
ScanAgile 2020

Frontcon 2020
“FrontCon is a two-day conference that focuses on front-end concepts and technologies. This year, there will be 23 speakers, 270+ attendees, and 4 workshops.”

  • When: April 1-3, 2020
  • Where: Riga, Latvia
Frontcon 2020

DevConf Johannesburg 2020
“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: April 2, 2020
  • Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
DevConf Johannesburg 2020

GenerateJS 2020
“Generate is brought to you by leading design magazine brands net and Creative Bloq. At our latest conference, once again hosted at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, you’ll be able to attend awesome talks on all things JavaScript, including the latest libraries, most fashionable frameworks and more than a hint of vanilla JS. Not only that but you’ll also get to network with fellow devs, grill JS experts, check out great web tech and unwind with some of our Creative Bloq break activities. And even once the conference is at an end, we have more on offer: we’d love for you to join us for a beverage or two in the bar.”

  • When: April 2, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
GenerateJS 2020

MIDWEST PHP 2020
“Midwest PHP is the only conference to offer a full digital library, giving you access to even more sessions day or night! ”

  • When: April 2-4, 2020
  • Where: Mineapolis, MN, USA
MIDWEST PHP 2020

vueday 2020
“VueDay the first international conference in Italy entirely about Vue.js. Vue is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects.”

  • When: April 3, 2020
  • Where: Verona, Italy
vueday 2020

UXinsight 2020
“UXinsight is an international event for UX research professionals and anyone interested in UX research. This years’ theme focusses on the creative part of UX research. UX research is a field born in academia, but most UX researchers work in the creative field functioning as a bridge between technology and people. In our increasingly fast and agile working environments we need to be even more creative to deliver solid research. Let’s celebrate creativity together!”

  • When: April 6-7, 2020
  • Where: Breda, Netherlands
UXinsight 2020

The Lead Developer New York 2020
“The Lead Developer New York is a two-day conference packed full of inspirational and practical sessions from the world’s top technical leaders, focussed around three core themes: teams, tech and tools. Engineering leaders learn to nurture high performing teams, apply the best tech and tools for the job, and thrive as they meet the challenges of software engineering leadership.”

  • When: April 7-8, 2020
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
The Lead Developer New York 2020

HolyJS 2020 Piter
“HolyJS 2020 Piter will be the ninth in a row JavaScript conference held by JUG Ru Group. More than 1000 JS developers will be brought together to discuss the present and future of JavaScript community with the world's leading experts and watch dozens of frontend talks and much more. We'll dwell on both backend and desktop.”

  • When: April 10-11, 2020
  • Where: St Petersburg, Russia
HolyJS 2020 Piter

JS Kongress 2020
“The focus of JS Kongress on April 15-16 2020 is Scaling JS – Pushing the Limits: Massive Platforms, Data-Driven Architectures, and Modern APIs. The #DeepTrack is about all things JavaScript. YOU create the program!”

  • When: April 15-16, 2020
  • Where: Munich, Germany
JS Kongress 2020

5G Africa Forum - Next Digital Revolution in Africa
“"Next Digital Revolution in Africa" 5G network is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. It is the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, which will ultimately replace 4G LTE to provide faster and more reliable service with lower latency. The conference will look at the progress that has been made to date and the challenges ahead for policy-makers and stakeholders. Key areas being covered include connectivity, future deployment and business model impact. It will look at what a 5G world might look like and where Africa sits at a global level as it seeks to deliver on making 5G a reality by 2020. The forum will offer the ideal space for networking with industry players; senior managers, decision-makers, and practitioners operating in the industries and making the most of banking technologies.”

  • When: April 15-16, 2020
  • Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
5G Africa Forum - Next Digital Revolution in Africa

SmashingConf San Francisco 2020
“Let’s rock’n’roll! For SmashingConf SF 2020, April 21–22, we’re bringing back two full days packed with front-end, UX and all that jazz! Live sessions on performance, accessibility, security, interface design, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques — and a few surprises along the way.”

  • When: April 20-23, 2020
  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
SmashingConf San Francisco 2020

Devopsdays Baltimore 2020
“DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. DevOpsDays Baltimore 2020 is run by volunteers from the Baltimore area and will be hosted at the Columbus Center (iMET) in downtown Baltimore on April 21-22, 2020. The event features single-track agenda with a combination of talks (30 minute open format and ignite format) and self-organized open space content. More information can be found on our website. ”

  • When: April 21-22, 2020
  • Where: Baltimore, MD, USA
Devopsdays Baltimore 2020

NDC Porto 2020
“NDC Porto 2020 is a 4 day event with workshops 21-22 April followed by a 2 day conference 23-24 April. From 21-24 April 2020, NDC Porto will offer a combination of talks, lightning talks and panels.”

  • When: April 21-24, 2020
  • Where: Porto, Portugal
NDC Porto 2020

UX Healthcare London 2020
“We live in a world of constant change. Technology is evolving more rapidly than anyone would have ever thought. In healthcare, this change is not embraced as much as in other industries. Most healthcare systems weren’t designed for this world. With UX Healthcare we aim to make a difference, because better design is needed in the healthcare industry. From clinicians, healthcare insurances to hospital equipment manufacturers - our goal is to help healthcare across the world to implement the best user experiences possible.”

  • When: April 22-24, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
UX Healthcare London 2020

Uphill Conf 2020
“Uphill Conf is a two days conference on top of Mount Gurten with awesome speakers and unique workshops. Learn about the latest trends in frontend web technologies in an inspiring, open environment. Meet and connect with our speakers and other like-minded, passionate developers.”

  • When: April 23-24, 2020
  • Where: Bern, Switzerland
Uphill Conf 2020

HalfStack Charlotte 2020
“An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development. The priority for HalfStack is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. Hosted by London's longest-lived JavaScript meetup group, HalfStack is coming to Charlotte for the first time. HalfStack is a UI-centric, one-day single track conference hosted in a relaxed environment. HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. An initimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another; maximum capacity for HalfStack Charlotte is 200 attendees.”

  • When: April 24, 2020
  • Where: Charlotte, NC, USA
HalfStack Charlotte 2020

beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2020
“beyond tellerrand celebrates the 10th edition in Düsseldorf. Join for two days of conference with the renowned familiar atmosphere to attend inspiring and exciting talks plus full-day workshops and side events around those dates. Not to forget the many networking opportunities.”

  • When: April 27-29, 2020
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany
beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2020

May 2020

UX Burlington 2020
“UX Burlington is an event tailored for UX professionals seeking to stay ahead of the curve and push their work to the next level. UX Burlington is not a 101 event—we’d say more like a 301. Attendees include designers, developers, content producers, researchers, digital strategists, and product and brand managers. Every year 200+ UX practitioners attend to hear and learn from experts like yourself. In addition to keynotes, the conference runs two parallel tracks for part of the day, one catering to developers and the other a more general track tailored to UX/UI designers, researchers, and marketers.”

  • When: May 1, 2020
  • Where: Burlington, VT, USA
UX Burlington 2020

Texas Linux Fest 2020
“Texas Linux Fest is a weekend event geared towards individual users, rather than an expensive multi-workday expo that might cater primarily to sponsored attendees. Whether you use free software and Linux at home, in your place of business, in your school or non-profit, or you are simply curious, Texas Linux Fest offers something for you.”

  • When: May 1-2, 2020
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA
Texas Linux Fest 2020

Into The Box 2020
“Into The Box is a 2-day, 2-track event with speakers from around the world presenting on topics surrounding modern web and mobile technologies, development processes, software craftsmanship and infrastructure. We will be located in the Hyatt Place The Woodlands locate at 1909 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380. Into The Box also offers 1 full day of training workshops, 2 conference days with over 30+ sessions, breakfast, hot lunches, and our now famous Mariachi Party!”

  • When: May 7-8, 2020
  • Where: The Woodlands, TX, USA
Into The Box 2020

HalfStack Tel Aviv 2020
“An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development. The priority for HalfStack is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. Hosted by London's longest-lived JavaScript meetup group, HalfStack is coming to Tel Aviv for the first time. HalfStack is a UI-centric, one-day single track conference hosted in a relaxed environment at the Bascula Circus Theatre. HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. An initimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another; maximum capacity for HalfStack Tel Aviv is 300 attendees.”

  • When: May 11, 2020
  • Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
HalfStack Tel Aviv 2020

Dutch Clojure Days 2020
“The Annual International Gathering of Clojure Enthusiasts and Practitioners in the Netherlands! We welcome you to the 5th edition of our free and non-profit Clojure conference organised by the community, for the community with a full day of amazing talks in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.”

  • When: May 16, 2020
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch Clojure Days 2020

Voxxed Days Frontend Bucharest 2020
“This developer conference aims to bring together popular speakers, core developers of popular open source technologies and professionals willing to share their knowledge and experience on frontend development. With several tracks on different topics (JS, Angular, React, React Native, Web, Mobile, GraphQL, PWA, VueJS, HTML, CSS, Typescript, Frontend testing, UI/UX design, and so on) attendees can satisfy their curiosity and learn new skills while enjoying and having fun!”

  • When: May 19-20, 2020
  • Where: Bucharest, Romania
Voxxed Days Frontend Bucharest 2020

DigiMarCon Cruise 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference At Sea
“Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!”

  • When: May 23-28, 2020
  • Where: Baltimore, MD, USA
DigiMarCon Cruise 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference At Sea

June 2020

2020 AI & Innovation
“Artificial Intelligence is based on the research of fundamental and applied sciences. Through the evolution of information and engineering, it has gradually penetrated and changed not only our lives but our work style, which has resulted in bringing new experiences and convenience. And yet we’re facing with an unprecedented challenge and a crisis of privacy. An agenda, such diversified and interdisciplinary, ACEAI and the 8th ISFAS sincerely invite all relevant professionals in both academic and the industry to present and to exchange. All relevant abstracts/full papers in regards to “Fundamental and Applied Sciences” and “Engineering and Information” are welcomed, especially in the fields of AI, 5G, IoT and Blockchain.”

  • When: June 1-4, 2020
  • Where: Taipei, Taiwan
2020 AI & Innovation

Amsterdam JSNation Conference 2020
“Amsterdam JSNation is going to be the main happening of the JS scene in 2020. The conference unites library authors and core teams with fresh ideas, great people, and a summer Amsterdam in the background. We recognize JavaScript development as an art of engineering, and that's why the conference offers both a JS-driven art exhibition and audiovisual performances during the afterparty. After the event, we'll explore the well-known Amsterdam museums together, and later on, we'll gather for a JS hangout in the Vondelpark.”

  • When: June 3-5, 2020
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam JSNation Conference 2020

NDC Oslo 2020
“From 8-12 June 2020, Oslo Spektrum will once again host NDC Oslo. NDC Oslo is 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 8-12, 2020
  • Where: Oslo, Norway
NDC Oslo 2020

SmashingConf Austin 2020
“The Smashing Cat is coming to Austin, Texas, y’all! Meet an inclusive, practical and friendly conference for front-end developers and designers who love their work. One track, two days, 14 speakers and 500 truly smashing attendees. But most importantly: a community that cares, shares and learns from each other.”

  • When: June 8-11, 2020
  • Where: Austin, TX, USA
SmashingConf Austin 2020

RightsCon Costa Rica 2020
“Originally called the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, RightsCon rotated between San Francisco and another global city. Now, RightsCon is an annual event that rotates its location each year to new host cities around the world that are power centers for technology and human rights. In 2019, we hosted RightsCon in Tunis, Tunisia, and we look forward to gathering in San José, Costa Rica, in 2020.”

  • When: June 9-12, 2020
  • Where: San José, Costa Rica
RightsCon Costa Rica 2020

Craft Conference 2020
“CRAFT is about software craftsmanship, which tools, methods, practices should be part of the toolbox of a modern developer and company, and it is a compass on new technologies, trends. You can learn from the best speakers and practitioners in our community.”

  • When: June 9-12, 2020
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary
Craft Conference 2020

KubeCologne Conference 2020
“KubeCologne is about Cloud-Native Thinking, Learning Kubernetes and its ecosystem, networking and community love! Be part of the second KubeCologne Conference on June 17th in Mediapark Cologne, learn and love Kubernetes® and Cloud-Native Thinking! Be part of the second KubeCologne Conference on June 17th in Mediapark Cologne, learn and love Kubernetes® and Cloud-Native Thinking! Meet with experts and users alike to learn and share knowledge on your journey to enterprise-grade container platforms and CI/CD chains.”

  • When: June 17, 2020
  • Where: Cologne, Germany
KubeCologne Conference 2020

The Perl Conference 2020
“The Perl Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive, technical Conference that celebrates the family of Perl programming languages. The beauty of The Perl Conference is that it remains accessible to everyone regardless of experience, yet it is still valuable to the most skilled programmers.”

  • When: June 23-27, 2020
  • Where: Houston, TX, USA
The Perl Conference 2020

Lead Dev London 2020
“Join our community at the Lead Dev London, where technical leaders learn to nurture high performing teams, apply the best tech and tools for the job, and thrive as they meet the challenges of software engineering leadership.”

  • When: June 24-25, 2020
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
Lead Dev London 2020

UX Healthcare Amsterdam 2020
“We live in a world of constant change. Technology is evolving more rapidly than anyone would have ever thought. In healthcare, this change is not embraced as much as in other industries. Most healthcare systems weren’t designed for this world. With UX Healthcare we aim to make a difference, because better design is needed in the healthcare industry. From clinicians, healthcare insurances to hospital equipment manufacturers - our goal is to help healthcare across the world to implement the best user experiences possible.”

  • When: June 24-26, 2020
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
UX Healthcare Amsterdam 2020

ADDC - App Design & Development Conference
“Single-track international conference for iOS & Android developers and UX/UI designers in Barcelona, Spain. ADDC aims to create an opportunity for designers and developers to meet, find new ways to work together and get inspired in an open, inclusive and collaborative space. Our talks are crafted to be valuable for both designers & developers.”

  • When: June 24-26, 2020
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
ADDC - App Design & Development Conference

Where Are You Going?

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

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

Smashing Editorial (jc, ms, il)