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After the overwhelming Smashing Conference in Barcelona, we're very happy bring it back in October 2016 — 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 to provide insights into how we, as designers, solve real-life design problems and what workflow we are using to solve them intelligently. One workshop day and two full days with practical talks on smart techniques, clever strategies and useful tools, neatly packed with lots of learning, sharing and networking opportunities.

SmashingConf Barcelona 2016

Our Smashing Conference is a four-day event for professional web designers and web developers, to be held in the one-of-a-kind Palau de la Música Catalana in lovely Barcelona, Spain. We have invited outstanding, inspiring speakers, and we look forward to two days full of stimulating, expert workshops at the IED School of Design.

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.

Tuesday and Wednesday (October 25th and 26th) will then be dedicated to high-quality conference talks by some of the most well-respected experts in today's Web industry, giving you the chance to get up close and personal.

In the evening, our party will give you an opportunity to relax and network after the program of the conference's first day.

SmashingConf Barcelona takes place from October 25th and 26th, 2016, with the workshops being held on the 23rd of October. The ticket sales will start on Tuesday, June 9th, with the regular ticket price $499.00—both including Spanish VAT (21% and all booking fees. Student discounts (25% off) are available upon request as well.


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.

Our conferences move beyond online communication and aim 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.


Past Smashing Conferences

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Smashing Conference Facts Sheet

  • What? A social event for Web designers and developers, featuring experts from the web design community
  • Who? The main organisers are Smashing Magazine’s Vitaly Friedman and the Smashing Events Team
  • When? Workshops 24th and 27th of October 2016, Conference 25th-26th October, 2016
  • Where? Barcelona, Spain
  • Conference venue: Palau de la Musica Catalana
  • Workshop venues: IED School of Design
  • Tickets: 500
  • Ticket prices: Conference passes cost $399. Student discounts are available.

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