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We are so happy to be back! Meet our in-person SmashingConf SF 2022 — a friendly, inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers. Let’s jazz together again, at the waterfront next to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

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Please check our detailed COVID-19 guide, accessibility statement and Code of Conduct. ❤️

Welcome to San Francisco 2022!

Topple is feeling very festive

Excited to join, but your manager needs a little more persuasion? Check Convince Your Boss PDF and a Letter For The Boss. Good luck! 🤞🤞🏼🤞🏾

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.
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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 scholarships and discounts for large groups (5+ attendees) and students. Interested? Just email Amanda and we’ll sort it out!

Our Global Partners

  • Balsamiq

Interested in Sponsoring?

We want to make our events worthwhile for everyone, including our partners. Therefore we like to think beyond good ol’ bag inserts and conference stands, and fully integrate your brand in the conference experience.

Together with you, we’ll come up with a package that suits your goals and budget, so we can keep working together, longer and better. Please get in touch with Mariona and Esther via partnerships@smashingmagazine.com and let’s explore!

Mariona and Esther from Smashing Partnerships.
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