Smashing Conference


It's this time of the year again! We are happy to bring to you a second edition of the annual Smashing Conference — a friendly, valuable and inspiring community event that will help us all, Web designers and developers, to become better at what we do.

The main focus of the conference is an insight into how we, as designers, solve real-life design problems and what workflow we are using to solve them intelligently. Two full days with practical talks on smart techniques, clever strategies and useful tools.

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Smashing Conference 2013

The second Smashing Conference is a three-day event for Web designers and Web developers, to be held on the outskirts of the Black Forest in the sunny city of Freiburg, Germany. We have invited outstanding, inspiring speakers, and we look forward to a day full of stimulating, intense expert workshops.

Days one and two are dedicated to high-quality talks by some of the most well-respected experts in today's Web industry, giving you the chance to get up close and personal. A party will give you an opportunity to relax and network after the program of the conference's first day. Day three features full-day workshops to elevate your knowledge and experience.

The Smashing Conference takes place from September 9th to 11th, 2013. Workshops will be held on the 11th of September. The ticket sale will start on Tuesday, June 11th, with the regular ticket price €369.00/$489.00—both including German VAT (19%) and all booking fees. Student discounts (25% off) are available upon request as well.

The workshops take place in the hotel Zum Roten Baeren in Freiburg, Germany
The conference's workshops will take place in the hotel "Zum Roten Baeren" in Freiburg, Germany. This is how the hotel looks from inside out. Image credit.

Why the Smashing Conference?

Since 2006, Smashing Magazine has delivered useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers around the world. The design community is full of talented and hard-working folks who come up with brilliant ideas every day. Smashing Magazine provides a platform to share and discuss the work and knowledge of the best designers and developers out there, chase down the latest developments in the industry and stay on top of new techniques, methods, workflows and tricks.

Last year we've teamed up with Marc Thiele from BeyondTellerrand to take Smashing Magazine's philosophy to the next level and create the very first Smashing Conference. The event was a huge success and a lot of fun, and so we are delighted to bring it again to you: with the same location, the same format, hopefully the same fantastic atmosphere and new first-class speakers.

The conference moves beyond online communication and aims to bring Web designers and developers closer together. We want to provide an inspiring, forward-thinking event where you can connect and network with others on a personal level in a stunning yet friendly environment.

We aim to deliver the same high-quality content that Smashing Magazine delivers, while adding a personal element to create an experience that brings great value to everyone involved. We want you to share how you work, design, code and build the Web today.

The conference will take place in the Historical Merchants Hall
The legendary Historical Merchants Hall, a late-Gothic building built between 1520 and 1530. Its façade is decorated with statues and the coat of arms of four Habsburg emperors. An exquisite location for the very first Smashing Conference. Image credit.

Would You Like To Cover The Event?

Would you like to cover the Smashing Conference? Don't hesitate to contact us via press[at]smashing-media[dot]com for interview requests with our editor-in-chief, Vitaly Friedman. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Journalists are granted free access to the conference upon official accreditation.

Smashing Conference Facts Sheet

  • What? A social event for Web designers and developers, featuring experts from the Web design community
  • Who? The main organizers are Smashing Magazine’s Vitaly Friedman and the Smashing Team
  • When? September 9-11, 2013 (conference on 9-10, workshops on 11th)
  • Where? Freiburg, Germany
  • Conference venue: Historisches Kaufhaus, Freiburg
  • Workshop venues: Historisches Kaufhaus, Freiburg and Hotel Zum Roten Bären, Freiburg
  • Tickets: 300
  • Ticket prices: Conference passes cost €369.00/$489.00. Student discounts are available.

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