Web Design Events You Can’t Afford to Miss September 2015 – May 2016


As a web design professional, attending a design conference is a must do activity. It’s the best way to keep on top of current trends, learn new skills, and get inspired. Besides, such events are the best way to hear from the most industry experts in the shortest amount of time. So, here’s what’s on the horizon in the near future.

September 2015


SmashingConf Freiburg – September 11-15, Freiburg, Germany

The Smashing Conference is a friendly, forward-thinking event dedicated to help you solve real-life web design problems and challenges. Topics include responsive design, user experience, conversion rate optimization techniques in eCommerce, and others. Held in beautiful Freiburg, in the foothills of the Black Forest, it’s a location that is truly inspiring. A limited number of tickets are still available, so register today.

Generate London – September 17-18, London, UK

This conference is geared toward web designers looking for inspiration and practical takeaways. Topics cover everything from designing icons to optimizing workflows and the future of user experience.

HOW Interactive Design – September 20-22, San Francisco, California USA

This entire event is focused on user experience design. If you are transitioning to research-based design, this is the place you need to be. Detailed sessions and speed coaching are highlights of this conference.

WebVisions Chicago – September 23-25, Chicago, Illinois USA

Ready to explore the future of design, content creation, and user experience? WebVisions is for learning, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. If you are interested in cognitive computing, taming context, or exploring the future of CSS you need to register now to take advantage of early bird rates while they last.

Digitized – September 25-26 Athens, Greece

It’s the largest digital scene meeting in Southeast Europe. Need we say more? This is a dynamic and exciting event to get you inspired and informed. Creative coding, designing for user experience, and modern product design are just a few of the topics to be explored.

October 2015


Adobe MAX – October 3-7, Los Angeles, California USA

This annual gathering of creative leaders, designers, developers, strategists, video pros, and photographers is sure to inspire. Learn from experts and get tools and techniques to make you more productive. Register by the day or for the entire conference.

Delight 2015 – October 5-7, Portland, Oregon USA

Does a gathering of designers, businesses, and technologists sound delightful to you? Then get registered for this conference geared towards people who want to create experiences people will love. Speakers from Zappos, Airbnb, and NASA are just a small sample of what this conference has to offer.

Cusp Conference – October 7-8, Chicago, Illinois USA

Cusp promises a wild ride in a short period of time. Peek into the minds of such creatives as Joel Berman, Vanessa Mason, and Lily Born. Find out what keeps them up at night and gets them out of bed in the morning. It’s sure to generate new thinking.

Aiga Design Conference – October 8-10, New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Looking to get some face-to-face time with your design heroes? Then this is an event for you. Workshops for design educators and designers, roundtable discussions with design legends, studio tours, and the Command X Design Challenge round out this conference.

November 2015


Future of Web Design – November 2-4, New York, New York USA

Here’s a program for web designers and developers. Get connected with the movers and shakers in the industry. Learn the latest in usability, responsive design, CSS, and front-end development. Toss in some inspirational sessions and practical advice and you’ve got the idea.

Seattle Interactive Conference – November 3-4, Seattle, Washington USA

Sessions covering marketing, branding, communications, UX/UI design, and professional development are just the start. Structured networking events get you in front of entrepreneurs, developers, and online business professionals.

FrontierSX – November 12-13, Milan, Italy

Explore new trends and get inspired. If you design in the banking, retail, or health industries this is the conference for you.

TNW Conference USA – November 18, New York, New York USA

This one-day event gives 100 start-ups the chance to pitch on stage, attract capital, and get attention. Speakers and content are carefully curated to maximize the impact you get from one day attendance. Get tickets now so that when technology industry leaders meet, you are there.

January – February 2016


Awwwards – January 27-29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Looking to master SVG or learn how to design creations that convey immersion and emotion? Grab your wooden shoes and head to historic Amsterdam for this conference. Learn and grow with the best in the industry, then party in the Church Hall. Registration is still open.

ConveyUX – February 9-11, Seattle, Washington USA

Want to know what’s next in UX? Get the jump on your competition by attending this conference. Forward thinking topics like object mapping, collaborative analytics, cinematic UX are explored.

March – April 2016

Service Design in Government – March 9-11, London, UK

If you design for public services, this is a practical conference for you. This is a hands-on event where you will connect and learn from peers and industry leaders. Registration isn’t open yet, but you can join their mailing list.

Inspiring Conference – April 21-23, Kolbermoor, Germany

This is the leading TYPO3 Flow and TYPO3 Neo conference in the universe. Learn all the new features packed into the latest Neos version. It’s time to bring back the joy of coding.

May 2016


99U Conference – May 4-6, New York, New York USA

Ready to move from just generating new ideas to executing them? Then move yourself to New York next May for this conference. Get insights into making your ideas happen. Conference tickets will be available soon.

Design 2016 – May 16-19, Cavtat, Croatia

Explore design methods and tools and learn how to translate research theory into practice. Engineering and industrial design are approached from a variety of perspectives. The Call for Papers has been issued. Will you answer?

HOW Design Live – May 19-23, Atlanta, Georgia USA

The HOW Design agenda is designed to inspire you, offer new skills, and provide opportunity for professional growth. Get face-to-face time with brand leaders, design heroes, and big thinkers. Each of the 5 program tracks has a different focus; find one that speaks to you. Registration is now open.

UX London – May 20-22, London, UK

User experience designers, this conference is just for you. Get inspired and get the professional skills development you need to stay on top. Lively hands-on experiences and inspirational talks are on tap. One day, three day, and simulcast tickets will be available.

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