Smashing Conference

It’s almost showtime! We can’t wait to welcome you to the 2nd annual SmashingConf Barcelona! We highly recommend you preload a map of the area in Google Maps (search the area, then type "okay map" in the search bar.) Also, download the Attendee pack, and check out the Attendee list and see who is coming.

With a line-up of 16 knowledgeable speakers and the best scenarios to offer you a valuable and unforgettable 1 track, 2 full conference days and 6 workshops. Our mission is to explore real-life web design problems and techniques that are relevant and applicable to your work straight away. Join us for a few special days of friendly conversation, learning and new ideas — we'd love to see you there!


The Barcelona-El Prat Airport is 3km from the Barcelona city center, and it’s connected to the city by Aerobus (leaving every 5 min)and taxis. The Aerobus Plaza Catalunya stop is near the city center and many accommodation options.

A taxi from the airport to the city center will cost around 30€. You will find taxi stops outside each terminal. You can also call an eco taxi (+(34) 932 783 000) in advance.

Monday, October 24th

The workshops are taking place at the IED (Google Maps), and registration opens at 8:30AM. No printing necessary! — save the trees! Just bring your ID with you, and we will give you your badge.

Workshops on Monday:

Warm-Up Pre-Conference Meet-Up (October 24th)

Warm-Up Pre-Conference Talks in the evening: meet us at Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm, starting at 8:00PM. Please let us know if you intend to come! The capacity at the venue is limited, so sign up in advance. We have an amazing line–up of speakers for our lightning talks!

  • 8:00PM — Doors open: networking, drinks
  • 8:30PM — Christian Heilmann — JavaScript isn't Hard
  • 8:50PM — Mathias Eckert — Lightweight Custom Elements
  • 9:10PM — Vladimir Grinenko — Crowd Translation of Docs in Opensource Projects
  • 9:30PM — TBC
  • 9:50PM — TBC

The idea behind the lightning talks is to give folks attending the conference a chance to hang out together ahead of the event. Share some drinks, share your knowledge and experience too! If you’d like to speak at the Jam Session, please contact Mariona ( or reach out via @SmashingConf and send an outline of your topic.

Tuesday, October 25th

Wi-Fi: SmashingConf / Pass: MicrosoftEdge
Kicking off the conference at 9AM! (Schedule on day 1.)
Snacks and coffee provided throughout the day.

SmashingConf Party

The SmashingConf Party will take place inside our conference venue, the Palau de la Musica (Google Maps), starting at 8:00PM. Peter Sunde will be giving a fun talk at 9pm!
Be sure to bring your badge to get in!

Wednesday, October 26th

Schedule on day 2.
Snacks and coffee provided throughout the day.
SmashingConf Typography Photo Walk: we’ll meet in front of Palau de la Musica, right after the conference ends (around 5:50PM.) Remember to use hastag #smashingconf!

Thursday, October 27th

Workshops from 9 to 5 at the IED (Google Maps). Get some coffee on arrival. Lunch included.

Workshops on Thursday:

Helpful Resources

Last but not least, please mind our Code of Conduct. We are looking forward to seeing you in New York — it’s going to be smashing alright! ;-)

Interested in sponsoring?

We pour our heart and soul into creating a friendly, memorable and inspiring community event for everybody involved. We keep the ticket prices as affordable as possible, and we'd be happy to welcome dear sponsors to make the event smashing in every possible way. Please contact Mariona and let's make it happen!

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