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Ahoy! The hunt for shiny front-end & UX treasures has begun! For our fifth SmashingConf San Francisco (April 16–17), we’ll explore how to improve accessibility and front-end workflow, refactoring, security, interface design patterns, CSS Grid techniques, performance, and how to write better JavaScript. Plus a bunch of hands-on workshops on design, front-end and UX.

Feel excited to join, but you think your manager could need just a little bit more persuasion? We’ve prepared a neat visual Convince Your Boss PDF and a Letter For The Boss Template. Good luck! 🤞🤞🏼🤞🏾

Only 50 Early-Bird Tickets ↬

Please respect our code of conduct and our accessibility statement.

What’s Smashing Conference Like?

SmashingConf is a friendly, inclusive event which is focused on real-world problems and solutions. 2 days, 1 track, 14 speakers, 300400 attendees and a bunch of hands-on workshops.

Our speakers rarely show slides: they show how they work — their setup, techniques and shortcuts for getting work done in live interactive sessions. So expect everything from refactoring and debugging to sketching and redesign, live.

SmashingConf is focused on front-end and UX, but it covers everything web, be it interface design or machine learning. That means a packed bundle of diverse, actionable insights for your work.

What’s the atmosphere like? Well, take a look at the conference showreel, videos from previous events, and photos.

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Conference photos by our good friend Marc Thiele.

Convince your boss (PDF)
“8 reasons why you should send your incredibly hard-working, deserving employee to the SmashingConf” (Download the PDF). Quite self-explanatory, really.
Download the PDF ↓

Is SmashingConf Really Special?

We’re putting our heart and soul into crafting personal, inclusive and valuable events for all of us to become better professionals. No fluff, no fillers, no multi-track experience and no large hotel halls. Instead, thoroughly curated speakers, sessions and hands-on workshops in a friendly, inspiring and exciting setting.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • 2 days, 1 track, 300500 attendees,
  • Focus on real work & pain points,
  • Practical, actionable insights,
  • Live designing and coding sessions,
  • Hands-on workshops,
  • Approachable speakers,
  • Collaborative note-taking,
  • Job & hiring opportunities,
  • Diverse and safe space,
  • Inclusive and fully accessible space,
  • Challenges and hackathons,
  • Lightning talks by attendees,
  • Truly smashing time with people who care about their craft.

We’re honored to provide diversity scholarship and discounts for repeat attendees, large groups (5+ attendees) and students. Interested? Just email Amanda and we’ll sort it out!

Get your tickets →

Sponsors & Partners

  • Tito
  • Mozilla
  • Netlify
  • Balsamiq

Interested in Sponsoring?

We foster lasting, reliable relationships with our sponsors. So we try to go beyond good ol' bag inserts and conference stands. We integrate sponsors into the conference experience, starting from lunch sessions all the way to creative challenges and rewards for attendees.
Mariona would love to tell you all about our sponsor optionsWe see it as our task to come up with an idea to help you achieve your goals and exceed your expectations. So please drop an email at mac@smashingconf.com and let's talk options!
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