Without the support of sponsors and partners, such an event is nearly impossible to organize and run. Below you will find all the fantastic sponsors who are making this conference happen! We've also prepared a SmashingConf Sponsor Pack PDF (0.9 Mb) with some great sponsoring options.
Do you want to become a partner? Please send a short email to Cat at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with further information! We'd love you to be involved!
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You have the chance to order a free pack and have the option to pick them up at the Smashing Conference when registering for the event.
We welcome our dear Croatian friends at UX Passion, who provide a quite fancy Twitter wall solution, designed and build specifically for the SmashingConf. A good option for a well-designed and just working Twitter wall.
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