After the overwhelming Smashing Conference in Oxford, we're very happy bring it back in March 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.

Smashing Conference Oxford 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 Oxford Town Hall in lovely Oxford, UK. We have invited outstanding, inspiring speakers, and we look forward to 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 Monday, March 14th and Thursday, March 17th, we'll be hosting full-day workshops.

Tuesday and Wednesday 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 beer 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 conference will take place in the Oxford Town Hall in Oxford, UK
The conference will take place in the "Oxford Town Hall" in Oxford, UK. Image credit.

Why the 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've 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, and 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. With the upcoming Smashing conference taking place in Oxford, we are now raising the bar for ourselves to create an amazing, memorable, intimate event outside our comfort zone.

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 you 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 that Smashing Magazine delivers, while adding a personal element 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? March 15-16, 2016 (conference on 15-16th, workshops on 14th and 17th)
  • Where? Oxford, UK
  • Conference venue: Oxford Town Hall, UK
  • Workshop venue: Oxford Town Hall, UK
  • Tickets: 350
  • Ticket prices: Conference passes cost $449. Student discounts are available.


Conference & Workshop Venue

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. The Oxford Town Hall provides you with an elevator at the site entrace. We'll reserve you some extra space in front of the stage upon request (please let us know at hello@smashingconf.com).

Dietary Requirements

If you have any special dietary requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us at hello@smashingconf.com as well, but we'll ask for that anyways.


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