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COVID-19 Vaccinations will be required for all our 2022 conferences.

We are taking the COVID-19 Pandemic seriously, and will only run in-person conferences when we can do so safely. This includes the following:

1. Attendees must be Vaccinated

All attendees must be fully vaccinated by the time of any in-person conference — 2 weeks after your second shot. A booster dose is not needed to meet this requirement. For our New York conference, we are following the CDC.

In case you have any questions, feel free to reach out to

Whilst we are very happy and excited to be planning events where we can learn together in-person once again, we know that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over. All attendees, speakers, partners, and staff must be vaccinated. Between local, venue, and company policies, this will be enforced. Information as how to show and prove your vaccine status will be available before the event. International vaccine certificates will be accepted.

2. Social Distancing and Safety Measures

Additional social distancing guidelines and safety measures will be enforced. There will be hand washing stations, masks will be available, all food & drinks will be individually contained, and we will still encourage social distancing, both in the lobby as well as by blocking off seats in the theatre, especially for those who don’t feel comfortable!

3. Symptoms or Exposed?

We will allow refunds for anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 in the days leading up to the conference.

No event is worth your health, or the health of others. If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms before the event, or if you have been exposed in the 72 hours previous, you will not be allowed to attend and be entitled to a full refund.

Your and our safety

We will never run a conference if we feel the situation is unsafe for speakers, attendees, and staff, and we will take additional, appropriate measures where necessary. Of course, we will keep you informed as the situation develops in terms of how our team is responding.


Finally, if you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

And of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

The Smashing Code Of Conduct

At SmashingConf we aim to provide a welcoming environment that is memorable for all the right reasons. Our event has inclusivity at its very heart, and this centers around treating all individuals with respect and tolerance, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity or religious views.

Be considerate. Be kind. Be smashing to each other. Please treat each other as you would expect and wish to be treated.

We’re very proud of the environment that we’ve created at all previous SmashingConfs – our events have a solid track record and reputation for being welcoming and friendly. However, if you do have a problem, see that someone else is having a problem, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff.

For our in-person events who will be clearly visible, wearing our “Crew” T-shirts. They will be able to quickly contact Amanda, our conference producer, who will meet with you right away and handle the issue immediately.

For our online events, contact one of the organisers. You can via private chat in our Slack channel, private Zoom or Hopin chat. Alternatively, you can also email Amanda, our conference producer.

Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at SmashingConf. This includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior must immediately comply. If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, we may take any action we deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender from SmashingConf with no refund.

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