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We would really have loved to bring SmashingConf to Toronto, the whole team loves the city and the web community there. As we closed out Smashing Toronto 2019 we fully intended to be back in 2020.

However, it has become obvious that the Toronto event isn't cost-effective for us as a small company with limited resources. We've tried to figure out how to make this work without compromising the sort of event you have come to know and love, but have sadly had to come to the conclusion that we can't return to Toronto in 2020.


SmashingConf Austin 2020

However, we do have good news as well!

We were left with an empty slot for 2020, and so we’re excited to announce a new event for 2020 — SmashingConf Austin, Texas! We’ll bring SmashingConf to Austin on June 9–10, 2020, and we’d be happy and honored to see you there as well.

Community and connections matter, and we hope you’ll have a chance to maintain the connections you establish in Toronto and — who knows — perhaps also bring them over to Austin for our next new adventures! Hope to see you there! 🌮


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

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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