After a year away from the UK, we’re thrilled to take on a new adventure in 2018! Yes, in February we’ll be headed to the capital for our first SmashingConf London, bringing with us a whole new experience - Performance Matters! Expect a friendly, valuable and inspiring community event focused on performance and ready to help you help your users!

Performance matters. We’re thrilled to venture to London for our brand new conference fully dedicated to everything web performance. Dealing with ads, third-party scripts, A/B testing, HTTP/2, debugging, JAM stack, PWA, web fonts loading, memory/CPU perf, service workers. Use the experience of your fellow attendees and speakers to create new ideas or develop old thoughts and tasks. Two workshop days and two full conference days, neatly packed with practical talks on smart techniques, clever strategies, useful tools, as well as lots of learning, sharing and networking.

Smashing Conference London 2018

The Smashing Conference is a four-day event for professional web designers and web developers, to be held in the beautiful St. Luke’s Church in the London Tech City area. We have invited outstanding, inspiring speakers, and workshop leaders who will make up a day full of stimulating, expert workshops.

We’d like to explore what works and doesn’t work in actual real-life projects. That’s why the conference will be focused on practical takeaways, workflows and hands-on insights. The goal is that every talk will deliver tangible, actionable points that we all will be able to learn from and use right away.

On Tuesday, February 6rd and Friday, February 9th, we’ll host full-day workshops at the Amazon Offices. We’re also preparing a pre-conference-evening for attendees to meet before the event, with a range of talks by the attendees, so be sure to meet us for that! (RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/SmashingConf/events/245491520/)

Wednesday and Thursday are conference days, dedicated to high-quality talks by some of the most well-respected and talented experts in the industry. We always keep the friendly and informal atmosphere at our events, so grabbing a drink or coffee with a speaker won’t be an issue. A party in the evening will give you an opportunity to relax and network after a long first day.

The ticket sales start on Tuesday, November 17th, with the regular ticket price £459 — including all booking fees.

You can save £100 when purchasing both a conference ticket and a workshop. Student discounts (25% off) are available upon request as well.


Conference & Workshop Venue

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. If we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@smashingconf.com).

Dietary Requirements

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know! Contact us at hello@smashingconf.com and we will get you set up!

Why Smashing Conference?

Since 2006, Smashing Magazine has been delivering 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. We provide 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.

In 2012, we 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, so we were delighted to run it again in 2013, with the same location, the same format, 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 a forward-thinking event where people can connect and network with others on a personal level in a beautiful yet friendly environment.

We aim to deliver the same high-quality content as our readers have come to expect from Smashing Magazine, while adding a personal touch to create an experience that brings great value to everyone involved. We’d love you to share how you work, design, code and build the web today and how we can all benefit from our experience to get better at our work.

Smashing Conference Facts Sheet

  • What? A community 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? February 6-9, 2018 (conference on 7th and 8th, workshops on 6th and 9th)
  • Where? London, UK
  • Conference venue: St. Luke’s Church, 161 Old St, London EC1V 9NG
  • Workshop venue: Amazon - Principal Place, 1 Principal Place,
    115 Worship Street, EC2A 2BA, London
  • Tickets: 250
  • Ticket prices: Conference passes cost £459 Student discounts are available.

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