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As the effects of COVID-19 are still so wide-reaching throughout the world, we can't proceed with the in-person events in 2020. However, we’re happy to present the Freiburg event online, on September 7–8, and we’d love to see you there! Already have an in-person ticket? Here’s what that means for you.

Purchased a ticket but have not recieved an attendee email and a link to the platform? Send an email to charis@smashingconf.com

We can’t wait to be back already! The 9th SmashingConf Freiburg will be taking place on September 7–8 — this time, online.
With one track, two days and 10 speakers, expect actionable insights for your work — right from our homes to yours. Jump to the schedule ↬

We pour our heart into creating friendly, inclusive events that are focused on real-world problems and solutions. Our focus is on front-end and UX but we cover everything web, be it UI design or machine learning. The Freiburg edition is of course no exception.

Our tickets are available now ↬

Please respect our code of conduct and our accessibility statement.

Timings Around The World

  • CityTime
  • Freiburg, Germany  🥨10AM–4PM
  • New York, USA 🇺🇸4AM–10AM
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 🇧🇷5AM–11AM
  • London, UK 🇬🇧9AM–3PM
  • CityTime
  • San Francisco, USA 🇺🇸1AM–7AM
  • Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦11AM–5PM
  • Mumbai, India 🇮🇳1:30PM–7:30PM
  • Singapore, Singapore 🇸🇬4PM–10PM

What's SmashingConf Online Like?

With SmashingConf Online, we aim to bring all the valuable bits and pieces of an in-person conference to your fingertips. That means practical, hands-on sessions on front-end & UX, easy access to speakers and a friendly, approachable community.

That's just a start though. In interactive, live sessions you take the driver's seat, shaping the direction of the sessions as they are happening. We've set aside enough time for you to ask your questions in a dedicated fireside chat with experts and the community.

Not enough? You can also wander between discussion zones with mystery guests, meet old and new friends around the world and crack design & coding challenges. We provide full captioning in English language as well. That's SmashingConf Online.

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An overview of our online conferences.
Behind the scenes in Hong Kong and London. Vitaly, Youri Wims and DJ Tobi. Sketchnotes by @gabi_gabi, and our conferences badges.
Convince your boss (PDF).
“Convince Your Boss Template”. You can use it to explain why you'd like to attend a workshop.
Convince Your Boss →

What Do You Get From SmashingConf Live?

A friendly community gathering focused on learning, sharing and connecting with each other. With a focus on practical insights, access to speakers and plenty of discussion tracks and breakout rooms.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Friendly online conference
  • Interactive, live sessions
  • Practical, actionable insights
  • Strong focus on front-end & UX
  • Main stage and side tracks
  • Easy access to speakers
  • Q&A time to ask your questions
  • Collaborative note-taking
  • All recordings and slides
  • Friendly networking
  • Conversations in Slack
  • Discussion zones
  • Community sessions
  • Design and coding challenges
  • Full captioning in English
  • In your own time: you decide when you want to learn.

We’re happy to provide scholarships, discounts for large groups (5+ attendees) and students. Interested? Email us and we’ll sort it out!

Our Global Partners

  • Mozilla
  • Netlify
  • Shopify
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Hopin

Our Freiburg 2020 Partners

  • Magnolia

Interested in Sponsoring?

We want to make our events worthwhile for everyone, including our partners. So even before we brought our events online, we moved beyond good ol’ bag inserts and conference stands. We fully integrate your brand in the online experience, from sessions to panels and lightning talks.

Together with you, we'll come up with a package that suits your goals and budget, so we can keep working together, longer. Please drop an email at advertising@smashingmagazine.com and let’s talk options!

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