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The Schedule At A Glance

Monday, June 24th

Happy Monday! Today we have four workshops, a fab graffiti walk and in the evening the pre-conference party!

Workshops

The workshops take place at the Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre. All workshops start at 9:30 AM, doors open at 9:00 AM. Lunch is included.

There are many entrances to Exchange Tower, the venue is in the middle of the building, but is easiest accessed from King street.

Coffee will be waiting for you on arrival. You can grab your conference badge after lunch break (lunch is provided) to avoid waiting at the registration on Tuesday.

Grafitti Walk

Already in town and not attending any of the workshops, why not join Smashing Family Member Scott Whitehead for a graffiti walk at 2 PM? Please register, so we know you're coming!

Jam Session

In the evening meet us at Shopify. Please register, so we keep a spot for you.
We kick off the speaker panel at 7 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, June 25th

Today is the first conference day and we throw a little party at the end of the day.
🏃‍♀️ But first, join speakers and attendees for a 5k run! We'll meet at the HTO Park West at 7 AM and run 5k to a cool island with views back towards Toronto! We'll be running for around 30-40 minutes.

Conference

We're kicking off the conference at 9:30 AM! Snacks coffee and lunch are provided throughout the day.

Lunch Session Deque

Interested in getting even more out of your Smashing experience? Our dear friends from Deque will be giving you a live demonstration of Accessibility Testing. Be sure to register quickly, spots are going fast!

Party

Join us for the Smashing Party at The Ballroom which start at 8:00 PM. Our Speedcurve friends will be taking care of us with free bowling, snacks and a couple of drinks on them! Don't forget your Photo ID and badge!

Wednesday, June 26th

🏃‍♂️ We're going for another morning run, we'll meet at the HTO Park West at 7 AM and run 5k to a cool island with views back towards Toronto! We'll be running for around 30-40 minutes.

Conference

On Day 2, our doors open at 9 AM. Snacks, coffee and lunch are provided throughout the day.

Lunch Session Netlify

Today, our amazing friends from Netlify are holding a session where they'll explain what JAMstack is and if it's right now you . Be sure to register quickly, spots are going fast!

Photo Walk

If you don't want your SmashingConf to end yet, join us for a photo walk and explore the neighborhood. We’ll meet in front of TIFF Bell Lighthouse right after the conference ends (at around 5:15 PM). Please register if you would like to come!

Thursday, June 27th

Today we have another lovely day with five workshops.

Workshops

The workshops take place at the Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre. All workshops start at 9:30 AM, doors open at 9:00 AM. Lunch is included.

There are many entrances to Exchange Tower, the venue is in the middle of the building, but is easiest accessed from King.

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.

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

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Sponsors & Partners

  • Tito
  • Netlify
  • Cloudinary
  • Deque Systems
  • Mozilla
  • Shopify
  • Balsamiq
  • Stickermule
  • Microsoft Edge
  • SpeedCurve

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 options

We 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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