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Top Web Dev and Design Events to Attend in the 2nd Half of 2016

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2016 is flying and will be half gone before you know it. Don’t forget to sharpen your skills and keep current by attending web dev and design conferences. Here’s what’s happening during the second half of 2016.

June 2016

Kerning June 1 – 3

Calling all type lovers; this conference is dedicated to typography. Two days of workshops; one-day conference; all in beautiful Faenza, Italy.

React.js Europe June 2 – 3

Get inspired, up to date, and explore the future of the technology you love. React.js, React Native, GraphQL, Relay, Universal apps, inline CSS and more. Paris, France.

Smashing Conference June 14 – 15

Explore the hits and misses in front-end and UX design. Discover what works, what doesn’t, and why. New York, USA.

Awwwards June 16 – 17

Graphic designers from all over the world share their secrets in this conference. The afterparty alone is worth the trip. New York, USA.


CSS Day June 16 – 17

Geek out at this advanced web dev conference. A day of pure HTML and a day of pure CSS. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Lead Developer 2016 June 23 – 24

For lead developers by lead developers. Get practical advice on leading and motivating your team as well as info on new and disruptive technologies. London, England.

July – August 2016

Generate Conference July 15

One jam-packed day covering the most important techniques in web design and front-end development. The single track program means you won’t miss a thing. San Francisco, USA.

An Event Apart July 25 – 27

Set your work apart from the herd when you apply what you learn about design, coding, and content at this conference. If you care about doing things right and doing the right things, this is for you. Washington, DC, USA.

Weapons of Mass Creation August 5 – 7

Working-class creatives gather to talk shop and get inspired. There are workshops and speakers covering topics relevant to designers of all stripes. Cleveland, USA.

Norweigan Developers Conference (NDC) August 1 – 5

NDC conferences are renown for being inspiring. Five intensive days of workshops and conference sessions diving deep into .NET and Agile development topics. Sydney, Australia.

JSConf Iceland August 25 – 26

Designed by the JavaScript community for connecting with the JavaScript community. Workshops and conference sessions cover topics sure to be revolutionary in the coming year. Reykjavik, Ireland.


September 2016

Frontend Conference September 1 – 2

Dedicated to state-of-the-art front-end and UX technology. Researchers, developers, and designers will present the very latest in front-end tech. Zurich, Switzerland.

Circles Conference September 7 – 9

Designed to spark creativity and inspire artists to push their boundaries. Design leaders and up-and-comers will leave you ready to create even more. Grapevine (Dallas), USA.

Confab Intensive September 19 – 21

Learn to create, deliver, and manage content that’s meaningful, adaptive, and measurable. Workshops cover UX, CMS, editorial, workflow, governance, and more. Seattle, USA.

SmartWeb September 19 – 20

Keep up with latest trends in web and mobile design and development while having a little fun too. Full-day workshops precede the conference. Budapest, Hungary.

Angular Conference September 27 – 28

Hear from the world’s leading Angular experts, including the Angular team at Google. Practical talks; case studies; successes and failures; and what we can learn from each. London, England.


October 2016

LoopConf October 5 – 7

Advanced WordPress engineering and development topics are the core of this conference. For developers who love WordPress. Ft. Lauderdale, USA.

Full Stack Conference October 17 – 18

One conference covers all layers of the web. Real-life applications for front-end, back-end, dev ops, UX and visual designs, project management, and product development. Toronto, Canada.

CSS Dev Conf October 17 – 19

Learn techniques for everyday use as some of the most well-known people in CSS provide practical, actionable content. Without question, you’ll acquire an impressive amount of knowledge in just a few days. San Antonio, USA.

Canvas Conference October 20

This one-day event is for anyone working in design, UX and engineering. Learn new things, meet new people in your field, and hear insider stories from the people that built the products and services you love to use. Birmingham, England.

Front Porch October 24

Learn from leading experts in web design and development. Strengthen your existing skills and develop new ones! Dallas, USA.

ng~Europe October 25 – 26

Dedicated to all things Angular.js. Also covers the latest web and mobile app technology. Hackathon included! Paris, France.


November – December 2016

Frontier Conf November 16

This one-day event covers everything on the full spectrum of front-end, from psychology to typography and everything in between. London, England.

JS Kongress November 28 – 29

A community gathering to learn and discuss JavaScript. The focus will be on application for the web, games, and hardware. Munich, Germany.

CSSConfAU November 30

Bringing together the designers and developers that are creating the new face of the web, this conference is about building and sustaining the Australian tech community. Melbourne, Australia.

DotCSS December 2

The year may be winding down, but developers will still be going strong. This event includes deep, technical talks from the world’s best CSS experts. Paris, France.


Are you planning to attend any of these events? Tell us about it in the comments. What are you excited about? What are you looking forward to learning and experiencing?

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