Smashing Conference

What’s the best way to learn? By observing designers and developers working live. For our new conference in Toronto, all speakers aren’t allowed to use any slides at all. Welcome SmashingConf #noslides, a brand new conference in Toronto, full of interactive live sessions, showing how web designers design and how web developers build — including setup, workflow, design thinking, naming conventions and everything in-between.

Taking place in wonderful Toronto on June 26–27, with 15 knowledgeable speakers, a handful of practical workshops — and a broad range of topics with everything web.

Live CSS/JS coding, live accessibility audit, live designing, live debugging, live sketching, performance profiling — we'd love to see you live in Toronto! ;-)

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The Schedule At A Glance

  • Workshops on Monday, June 25th:
    Taking place at the Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre, our workshops will start at 9:30AM. Doors will be open from 9AM, and we’ll have some coffee on arrival. Lunch will be included, too.

    In the evening, we’ll be warming up with our friends at Shopify with a pre-conference night of horror stories about failures and the lessons learned from them. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with talks starting at 7:00 PM. Be sure to → RSVP!

  • 1st Conference Day on Tuesday, June 26th:
    Kicking off the conference at 9:30am! (Tuesday Schedule)
    Wi-Fi: SmashingConf / Pass: icecream
    Snacks, coffee, and snacks will be provided throughout the day.
    SmashingConf Party in the evening at The Ballroom. Don’t forget your badge!

  • 2nd Conference Day on Wednesday, June 27th:
    Our schedule of Day 2 →

  • Workshops on Thursday, June 28th:
    We’ll kick off all workshops at 9:30AM, with doors being open from 9AM, and we’ll have some coffee on arrival. Lunch will be included, too.

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 even more smashing in every way. Please feel free to reach out to Mariona at to see our available options!

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