Smashing Conferences and Workshops

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing, he’s most probably running front-end & UX … More about Vitaly ↬

Quality matters. With our conferences and full-day workshops, we aim to bring the best web design experts close to you. Well, if these workshops don’t help you get better and smarter, what will? Seriously.

Tickets for SmashingConf New York 2015

Please mark your calendar: truly smashing conference days in the very heart of New York City on June 16–17. An intimate conference experience, at which every single talk is thoroughly curated and reviewed. With two days of practical design and front-end talks and full-day workshops, you’ll leave the conference with a treasure of useful tips and tricks applicable to your work right away. “Convince Your Boss” PDF (0.2Mb).


Get your ticket.A conference full of practical, actionable insights.

Full-Day Workshops

On Monday, June 15th and Thursday, June 18th, we’ll be hosting our full-day workshops at the TKP Conference Center. These masterclasses will be packed with in-depth, practical tips’n’tricks to help you improve your skills right on spot. The workshops will be running from 9:00AM to approx. 5:00PM. You can save $100 when you sign up for all three days (including the conference!).

  • Smashing Conference NY Workshop

    Lean UX by Susan Weinschenk
    June 15th • Lean UX helps teams create products faster, and collaborate better. Whether you are new to Lean UX or you are in the process of implementing it, this workshop will clearly explain what it is, how to do it, and how to succeed at it. Read more...

  • Smashing Conference NY Workshop

    CSS3 For Responsive Web Design by Andrew Clarke
    June 15th • In this workshop, you'll learn how to make the most of the latest CSS3 modules so that your websites and applications will be faster, flexible and hardboiled. Read more...

  • Smashing Conference NY Workshop

    ♥ Touching Design by Stefan Sagmeister
    June 15th • We see so much professionally done and well executed graphic design around us, beautifully illustrated and masterfully photographed, nevertheless, almost all of it leaves Stefan (and probably many other viewers) cold. This workshop will be about design that has the ability to touch the viewers heart. Read more...

  • Smashing Conference NY Workshop

    Designing For Touch... And Beyond by Josh Clark
    June 18th • This workshop takes a hands-on approach to touchscreen design with practical guidelines, rich examples, exercises, and a bunch of new rules that bust the "settled" conventions of the desktop. And you're not done there; touchscreen devices come loaded with all kinds of other sensors, opening the door to new-to-the-world interactions that push interfaces offscreen and into the environment around us. Read more...

  • Smashing Conference NY Workshop

    RWD Tips And Techniques by Vitaly Friedman
    June 18th • In this updated full-day workshop, Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, will present practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when working on any responsive design project. Read more...

Upcoming Online Workshops

Vitaly’s RWD Workshop in London

  • Smashing Workshop London

    RWD Tips And Techniques by Vitaly Friedman
    July 1st • In this updated full-day workshop, Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, will present practical techniques, clever tricks and useful strategies you need to be aware of when working on any responsive design project. Read more...

Upcoming Smashing Conferences

Our conferences are known for being intimate, practical and slightly mysterious. We care about quality, and we care about the community spirit at our conferences, so networking is a big part of it. We have a few events lined up — will we see you there? ;-)

  • SmashingConf New York City
    SmashingConf New York on Jun 16–17
    Two intimate, hands-on conference days with a stellar and impressive line-up, including Stefan Sagmeister, Susan Weinschenk and Daniel Burka. Be hurry: only 40 tickets are left. Read more...
  • SmashingConf Freiburg
    SmashingConf Freiburg on Sep 14–16
    There is nothing better than home! Our legendary conference taking place in our lovely hometown, at the foot of the Black Forest. Only 300 seats. Tickets go on sale on May 12th, 14:00 CET. Read more...
  • SmashingConf Barcelona
    SmashingConf Barcelona on Oct 20–21
    Our brand new conference, taking place in the heart of lovely Barcelona, with Chris Coyier, Jina Bolton, Anna Debenham and Brendan Dawes. The venue, you ask? Oh you'll be amazed! Tickets will go on sale in June. Read more...

Subscribe to our Events Mailing List!

We have a number of workshops and conferences coming up, so please subscribe to the mailing list below to get notified about upcoming events. Happy learning and sharing, everyone! Feel free to share your thoughts with us @smashingconf.

Full-Day In-House Workshop? Sure!

We love fixing existing problems. Is your company struggling with legacy systems or a suboptimal workflow, front-end issues or responsive design? Well, perhaps we can help. We’d be more than happy to run in-house workshops in your company, tailored specifically to your needs. Get in touch.

We are flexible about the topics and the format of the workshops, but what we really want is to actually help you solve your problems. Here are just some workshops ideas that we could run:

  • Responsive Web Design
    (e.g. clever tips, techniques, workflow, strategy)
  • Advanced Front-End Techniques
    (e.g. CSS/JS architecture, Sass, LESS, maintanence)
  • Performance Optimization
    (e.g. refactoring, optimization for mobile)
  • User Experience
    (e.g. mobile UX, design patterns, usability testing)
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
    (e.g. checkout process, Web forms)
  • Building and Debugging Web Apps
    (e.g. tools, strategy, maintenance issues)
  • Sketching and Wireframing
    (e.g. sketching interfaces)
  • …and more topics.

Interested? Brilliant! Let’s see what we can do! Just send a short email at and shortly describe what problems you’d like to solve. We’ll do our best to deliver the most value and effectively address your issues. Ah, and don’t worry about the pricing, we’ll find a fair pricing for sure. Yes, it’s that easy!

Let's talk.

In-house workshops in your company.