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This year has already offered us lots of fantastic Web conferences and events, and guess what, it still hasn’t come to an end! You can continue to plan ahead and make sure that you don’t miss your chance to get away from your desk and meet some brilliant minds and peers — face to face!

In this roundup of conferences, we are more than happy to present to you all the upcoming Web-related conferences. We start with September (which is actually just around the corner) but nevertheless, there still might be a chance for you to grab that ticket! We’ve included events until early 2014, so make sure you don’t miss your favorite one.

Get to know your peers in the Web design community and absorb an enormous amount of information in only a short period of time. Keep in mind that visiting a conference is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the latest techniques directly from distinguished authors and speakers.

Since there is no way for us to include every possible event, we are thankful for any heads up from any of our readers! If you know of an upcoming event that you think shouldn’t be left out on this list, just let us know in the comments section below!

The list is quite lengthy, so let’s dive in.

September 2013

Reasons To Be Creative
“Bringing together some of the most respected and brilliant minds from the worlds of design, code, art and education to share their passion, knowledge, insights and work. Reasons to be Creative is 3 days, 3 tracks with over 45 speakers.”

  • When: Sept. 2,3,4 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK

MobileTechCon 2013
The platform transcending concept of the Mobile TechConf aims to spread know-how in the field of mobile technologies, which requires high levels of technical and strategic knowledge.

  • When: Sep. 2-5, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, German

Herbstcampus 2013
This tech conference for software developers, architects and project managerswill feature 4 days of software development and technology talks focused on .NET and Java.

  • When: Sep. 2-5, 2013
  • Where: Nürnberg, Germany

iOSDevUK 3
“iOSDevUK is a 3 day indie-oriented iOS developer conference with twin tracks – one pretty techie, and the other full of things that you need to know about iOS development – business, design, graphics and other interesting stuff.”

  • When: Sep. 3-5, 2013
  • Where: Aberstwyth, UK

UX Cambridge 2013
“UX Cambridge is a community-driven, practical User Experience 3-day conference for software, mobile and web applications.”

  • When: Sep. 4-6, 2013
  • Where: Cambridge, UK

Lighthouse 2013
“Lighthouse’s digital culture conference, Improving Reality, is returning for a third year this September. Expect tours through worlds that artists are growing rather than making, critical revelations of the systems and infrastructures that shape our world, and narratives of radical alternative futures.”

  • When: Sep. 5, 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK

Blend Conference 2013
A generalist conference featuring 50 diverse speakers sharing ideas and conversations about user experience, design, and web development.

  • When: Sep. 5-7, 2013
  • Where: Charlotte, USA

dConstruct 2013
“dConstruct 2013 is a gathering of smart and entertaining people poking at the intersection of technology and culture.”

  • When: Sep. 6, 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK

TypeTalks 2013
“In its third edition, the TypeTalks symposium is coming back to its hometown, Brno. Expect great atmosphere, a small event with friendly colleagues, and great speakers who have something to say. A day full of proper lectures will be preceded by an ultra-democratic evening of extra-short presentations (aka TypeShorts™) and an infodesign workshop.”

  • When: Sep. 6-7, 2013
  • Where: Brno, Czech Republic

Tech Fest NW 2013
“TFNW is the little sister to MusicfestNW, the towering music festival (34,000 attendees), that has taken over the city of Portland for five days each year since 1995. In 2012, we added three days of tech programming, to honor and explore the technology, startups, and design culture that make Portland a digital hub.”

  • When: Sep. 6-8, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

Unhosted Unconference and Hackathon 2013
“Unhosted web apps invade the hills of central Bohemia” for 4 days.

  • When: Sep. 6-10, 2013
  • Where: Belfort, France

IndieWebCamp 2013
“Join us at Lighthouse for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web.”

  • When: Sep. 7-9, 2013
  • Where: Brighton, UK

Nodeland Conference 2013
“NodeConf.eu is a full 3-day event, with a very limited number of tickets. At NodeConf.eu you will be staying in NodeTown, a village on the Island of NodeLand.” And it’s all about — you’ve guessed it — Node.

  • When: Sep. 8-11, 2013
  • Where: Nodetown, Nodeland (but really in Ireland)

Usability Professionals | Mensch & Computer 2013
The Usability Professionals Conference aims to convey critical information and knowledge on the subject of Usability and User Experience through practical lectures, tutorials and workshops. It is an excellent opportunity for “newbies” to connect with peers and exchange ideas and information.

  • When: Sep. 8-11, 2013
  • Where: Bremen, Germany

Smashing Conference 2013
“The Smashing Conference is back! In September 2013, Freiburg will once again welcome speakers and Web design enthusiasts and professionals from around the globe. Be part of the experience!”

  • When: Sep. 9-10, 2013
  • Where: Freiburg, Germany

Webdagene 2013
“Webdagene is Norway’s premier conference for web communicators with 400 attendants in 2012. The conference is hosted and organized by Netlife Research, a leading Norwegian user experience consultancy.”

  • When: Sep. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: Oslo, Norway

“UX STRAT brings together UX leaders, strategists, researchers and senior practitioners to discuss the latest trends in strategic experience planning and design. Join us for an event that will help you take experience design within your organization to the next level.”

  • When: Sep. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

Mobility and the Modern Web Conference
“Evolving out of the 2011 & 2012 MWF Conferences, the 2013 MMW Conference will focus on the standards and practices of the modern web, open-source frameworks and tools that make it easy to get going with mobile and responsive design, and examples of how mobility is reshaping learning and research.”

  • When: Sep. 10-12, 2013
  • Where: Los Angeles, USA

ConvergeFL 2013
“3 slammin’ days of web design & dev action designed to give you Hadouken like abilities.”

  • When: Sep. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: Jacksonville, USA

SmartDevCon 2013
“The conference SmartDevCon is orientated at companies and specialists connected with modern device solutions that within recent years have dominated and redefined this market segment.”

  • When: Sep. 12-14, 2013
  • Where: Katowice, Poland

CSSconf.eu 2013
“CSSconf.eu is a conference dedicated to the designers, developers and engineers who build the world’s most engaging user interfaces. From the community, for the community.”

  • When: Sep. 13, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

Generate 2013
“Generate is the first conference created by .net and Creative Bloq. As you will see from the schedule, we’ve been lucky enough to attract an excellent bunch of speakers that includes well-known faces such as Mark Boulton, Oliver Reichenstein, Stephanie Rieger and Stephen Hay, as well as some brilliant rising stars.”

  • When: Sep. 13, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

MobileUXCamp DC 2013
“MobileUXCamp DC is a mobile technology themed BarCamp. We aim to bring together mobile enthusiasts, explorers and professionals to share the current state and their visions for the future direction of mobility.”

  • When: Sep. 14, 2013
  • Where: Washington, DC, USA

JSConf EU 2013
“JSConf EU, the labour-of-love conference for the JS community in Europe.”

  • When: Sep. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

Fluxible 2013
“Spend two days learning from the pros, making new friends and connections, and having fun. Plus, get free admission to the Festival of Interstitial Music.”

  • When: Sep. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Kitchener, Canada

Barcelona Ruby Conference 2013
“Barcelona Ruby Conference is run by Codegram Technologies, a Ruby/Rails shop from Barcelona”, that is quite commited to the open-source community.

  • When: Sep. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

Lean Day: West
“Two days of workshops and talks detailing case studies and best practices implementing lean startup and lean UX in the enterprise.”

  • When: Sep. 15-17, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

Global Design Forum 2013
“The Global Design Forum is the pre-eminent agenda setting event for design, staged during and organized by the London Design Festival.”

  • When: Sep. 16-17, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Web & PHP Conference
“This is a three-day conference that will immerse you in a world of continuously evolving web technologies [including] PHP, security, testing, architecture, frameworks, cloud, HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, UX, mobile web or web-based mobile apps”.

  • When: Sep. 16-18, 2013
  • Where: San Jose, USA

Objective-Cologne 2013
“An international Cocoa/Objective-Conference at the heart of Europe” in the beautiful, historic German city on the banks of the Rhein river.

  • When: Sep. 17-18, 2013
  • Where: Cologne, Germany

ModUX 2013
“ModUX 2013 Conference is a three-day community focused conference dedicated to bringing together thought leaders in the desktop and mobile web industry. Join us at ModUX this year to get the latest and the greatest about Sencha frameworks and tools, listen to what experts have to say about the future of desktop and mobile web, and hang out with some awesome developers from companies around the world.”

  • When: Sep. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

onGameStart 2013
“The first HTML5 Game Conference”.

  • When: Sep. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: Warsaw, Poland

Strange Loop 2013
“Meet us in St. Louis, Sept 18-20th, 2013, to make connections with the creators and users of the languages, libraries, tools, and techniques at the forefront of the industry. Topics include emerging languages, concurrent and distributed systems, new database technologies, front-end web, and mobile apps.”

  • When: Sep. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: St. Louis, USA

From The Front 2013: The Frontend Brothers
The From The Front Conference is back. Last year this frontend conference was very popular and had a great line-up. What do they have in store for us this year?

  • When: Sep. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Bologna, Italy

Circles Conference 2013
“A place to learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators for the creative community.”

  • When: Sep. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Grapevine, Texas, USA

Monitorama EU 2013
“We had a great time in Boston and now we’re bringing it to the other side of the pond! Join us at the Urania venue in Berlin to hear talks from leading open source developers and web operations “thought leaders”. Afterwards, we’ll take what we’ve learned and bring it to life during the Hackathon.”

  • When: Sep. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Berlin, Germany

WebExpo Prague 2013 Conference
“A unique event in central Europe which connects people from different areas of the Web – business, development and design.”

  • When: Sep. 19-21, 2013
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic

JSFoo 2013
“JSFoo is India’s only national JavaScript conference series, with previous editions in Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. This year’s Bangalore edition is a flagship two-day event.”

  • When: Sep. 19-21, 2013
  • Where: Bangalore, India

“On its third edition, Digitized takes the step from national to international. And further more, by taking advantage of its location and the timing it aspires to serve a three point mission: Work-Learn-Fun. This year’s digitized attendees will have the chance to pick any combination of its three components.”

  • When: Sep. 20-21, 2013
  • Where: Athens, Greece

Nickel City Ruby Conference 2013
“Visit Buffalo, NY for 2 days of Ruby, learning, and discussion with speakers and the large local tech community.”

  • When: Sep. 20-21, 2013
  • Where: Buffalo, USA

Tÿpo St.Gallen 2013
“The three-day symposium on Typography is held at the School of Design in St. Gallen, and runs from 20 to 22 September 2013. Numerous top-caliber speakers will grapple with the space between letters – the white space.”

  • When: Sep. 20-22, 2013
  • Where: St.Gallen, Switzerland

Edge Conference 2013
“Edge is a new kind of non-profit one-day conference on advanced web technologies for developers and browser vendors, raising funds for Girls Who Code.”

  • When: Sep. 23, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

The Dare Conference
“You’re a troublemaker. You can’t ignore the clash between today’s soulless production-line culture and the digital revolution, which rewards connection and openness. Our outdated organisations need your help—and yet, you can’t change the world on your own. Join us in London for a three-day conference where we dare to take risks, be vulnerable, and do work that matters.”

  • When: Sep. 23-25, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

SmartWeb Conference 2013
“SmartWeb is a conference organized for web designers & developers, interaction specialists, UX designers, and web entrepreneurs. During the eight session program, attendees will discover the latest trends in modern web and mobile development, and meet your peers and great people from web industry.”

  • When: Sep. 24, 2013
  • Where: Bucharest, Romnia

PhoneGap Day EU 2013
“Web Conferences Amsterdam, the organization behind the successful Mobilism conference, is organizing our 2nd annual European conference dedicated entirely to PhoneGap. Part conference, part celebration, expect a fun and informative day packed with people who are using PhoneGap as part of their mobile app development.”

  • When: Sep. 24, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

NAGW National Conference 2013
“NAGW’s National Conference is the best education for the least cost: three full days plus pre-conference training workshops, including most meals, for a low-cost rate.”

  • When: Sep. 24-27, 2013
  • Where: Louisville, USA

AGI Open London
“In the spirit of openness, AGI Open offers a programme of dialogues. And as well as designers being interviewed and interrogated, delegates to the event will have a chance to meet the speakers and discuss the hot issues of the day with them.”

  • When: Sep. 26-27, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Login Conference
“LOGIN is the conference for developers and professionals, executives, venture capitalists, designers in the gaming and technology industry, including Mobile game development, MMOG development, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network development, Online game development, Console game development, and digital distribution.”

  • When: Sep. 26-27, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

WebVisions Chicago 2013
“WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.”

  • When: Sept. 26-28, 2013
  • Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA

euroia 2013
“As in previous years, our conference does not have a specific theme. Rather, we will be putting together an English-language programme that represents a wide range of subjects – from hard-core search strategies, to more general user-experience topics. All proposals have to be written in English.”

  • When: Sep. 26-28, 2013
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK

CocoaConf Columbus 2013
“CocoaConf Columbus is a developer conference focused on all things Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. We’ll be rounding up some of the smartest and most passionate developers in the region for two days packed with Cocoa grooviness: engaging technical sessions, informative panels, good times, and opportunities to get out and meet the community.”

  • When: Sep. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Columbus, USA

Over the Air 2013
“Over the Air is an event that defies easy description. It’s a celebration of creativity. It’s a festival of all things mobile. It’s a place where attendees can learn about technologies, trends and techniques. It’s a sleep-over. It’s a two day party. It’s an event where practitioners of creative and technical disciplines can come together to learn from each other. It’s about recognizing software development as a creative discipline.”

  • When: Sep. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Bletchley Park, UK

Shropgeek (R)Evolution
“The last three years have proved so popular, we are making Shropshire’s favorite web conference a full day event in 2013. Planning is underway and we already have some great speakers lined up. Including Elliot Jay Stocks, James Whittaker and Laura Kalbag.”

  • When: Sep. 27, 2013
  • Where: Shrewsbury, UK

Rencontres Django 2013
This event joins the francophone fans of “Django” for a week-end of talk and collaboration in lovely Belfort, France.

  • When: Sep. 28-29, 2013
  • Where: Belfort, France

An Event Apart: Austin 2013
“An Event Apart Austin is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.”

  • When: Sep. 30 – Oct. 2, 2013
  • Where: Austin, Texas, USA

GOTO Aarhus 2013
“GOTO Aarhus is an premier software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers. At GOTO, the program is created by developers for developers.”

  • When: Sep. 30 – Oct. 4, 2013
  • Where: Aahrus, Denmark


October 2013

LXJS 2013
“A 2-day not-for-profit by-the-community and for-the-community international conference about the New Worlds of JavaScript [set\ in a movie theater from the early 50s in the heart of Lisbon and with pre, during and after parties, this is not your average conference.”

  • When: Oct. 2-3, 2013
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Inspire Conf Sao Paolo 2013
“Ready to Inspire is a brand new conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of today’s craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Oct. 2-4, 2013
  • Where: Sao Paolo, Brazil

MEDIT Symposium 2013
“Starting this year, an exciting Software Development Conference is planned in the heart of the Mediterranean. The event features two full conference days with multiple tracks, providing a community for learning, networking and tracking innovation in software development.”

  • When: Oct. 3-4, 2013
  • Where: Milazzo, Italy

Joomla!Day UK 2013
“Joomla! Day UK 2013 will bring together some of the world’s leading Joomla specialists and fellow developers for a full weekend of conferencing, networking and exploring Joomla together in an inspiring and friendly environment.”

  • When: Oct. 5-6, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

WordCamp Europe 2013
“The biggest WordPress conference in Europe, organized by the community, for the community. Our curated list of speakers will be from all over the world, showcasing the best and brightest in Europe, and bringing in international heroes to meet you all.”

  • When: Oct. 5-7, 2013
  • Where: Leiden, Netherlands

Captivate Conference 2013
“Over hundred experts from film, games, music & mobile industries. From Keynotes to workshops and master classes you will find something to learn, a new way of approaching business or your career.”

  • When: Oct. 6-8, 2013
  • Where: Austin, USA

DIBI 2013
“Web Designers & Developers reap a 2 track event for both sides of the Web coin. DIBI 2013 promises thought provoking speakers along with work enhancing Seminars all wrapped up in a closing Party and Hackfest.”

  • When: Oct. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Gateshead, UK

Delight 2013
“The event features a unique lineup of inspiring case studies, workshops and keynote presentations, as well as peer networking with fellow experience design, digital, marketing, and business leaders.”

  • When: Oct. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

Semi-Permanent Stockholm 2013
“Semi-Permanent combines speaker presentations, exhibitions and parties into a festival of creativity. A refreshing look at the current state of the art and design world – both educational and inspiring.”

  • When: Oct. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Future of Web Design 2013
“What makes Future of Web Design different from other design conferences? Experience. We’ve been producing web design conferences for almost a decade, and are intimately familiar with the trends, technologies, and stars that make the web beautiful. Our two-track event means you always have a choice — you’re not locked into one room and one track. And we record every session for all attendees, so you’ll never miss a thing. As always, content is king.”

  • When: Oct. 7-9, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

2013 Design Research Conference
“Practicing designers, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs will present a variety of perspectives on balancing multiple creative forces amidst complex systems and issues.”

  • When: Oct. 8-9, 2013
  • Where: Chicago, USA

JingJS 2013
“JingJS 2013 is a two day conference focused on JavaScript and Node.js technologies. This developer driven event will bring together notable figures from both the Chinese and international JavaScript communities to share their knowledge and passion for JavaScript.”

  • When: Oct. 9-10, 2013
  • Where: Beijing, China

Internet & Mobile World 2013
“Get your update on digital, mobile & software technologies in a 2 day condensed event. Participate to over 50 knowledge seminars presented by more than 30 international speakers.”

  • When: Oct. 9-10, 2013
  • Where: Bucharest, Romania

Canvas Conf 2013
“A one day conference for developers, designers and marketeers. This year, Canvas explores future ideas for the web, examining the construct of a connected customer and how new technology can be used to communicate effectively.”

  • When: Oct. 10, 2013
  • Where: Birmingham, UK

Brooklyn Beta 2013
“Brooklyn Beta is an annual gathering of some of the friendliest folks on the Web.”

  • When: Oct. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: New York, USA

Big Des Moines 2013
“Four-hundred of the nation’s most heartfelt hustlers, builders, change agents and doers will come together to hear stories and best practices from more than a dozen notable speakers, create lasting connections within the regional and national community and walk away with an energy to follow their passions.”

  • When: Oct. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: Des Moines, USA

ATypI Amsterdam 2013
“This year’s conference takes its theme, “Point Counter Point,” from an early form of polyphony in music, in which multiple melodies combine to build a composition; this interplay of point and counter point also embodies the way visual communication is created and perceived, and it reflects the back-and-forth dialogue that characterizes so much of Dutch cultural history.”

  • When: Oct. 9-13, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fronteers 2013
“Founded in 2007, Fronteers is the non-profit trade organization of Dutch front-end developers. Its goals include the professionalisation of our trade, (improved) recognition of the front-end discipline, and improving the position of Dutch front-end developers in their company and the web design/development world in general.”

  • When: Oct. 10-11, 2013
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Big Android BBQ 2013
“The Big Android BBQ is the world’s preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers, hackers and enthusiasts. With more activities, sessions and exhibitors than previous years, the Big Android BBQ 2013 is bigger and better than ever before.”

  • When: Oct. 10-12, 2013
  • Where: Dallas/Fort Worth, USA

Paris-Web 2013
Paris-Web, the conference by people who make the web, explores the themes of Web accessibility, digital design and open standards.

  • When: Oct. 10-12, 2013
  • Where: Paris, France

The Digital Barn 3
“A little digital and web event for designers, developers and geeks set in the charming town of Barnsley. Now in it’s third year of awesome the all-day event provides two rooms packed with a mixture of well-seasoned and newbie speakers alike.”

  • When: Oct. 11-12, 2013
  • Where: Barnsley, UK

Transbay Fest 2013
“Based in San Francisco, California, the Transbay Fest is an innovative modular event series that celebrates film, transmedia, video, apps, games and augmented reality and acts as a catalyst for conversation, exploration, action and engagement through four modules:” Media, Interactive, Conference and Social Sessions.

  • When: Oct. 11-12, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

RuPy 2013 Conference
“RuPy is a unique conference that brings together communities from different state-of-the-art programming languages Ruby, Python, JavaScript, Clojure and related technologies.”

  • When: Oct. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary

The Geek Gathering Conference
“The Geek Gathering is about JavaScript, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Web Application Security and Hybrid Web Development with a splash of science and dancing.”

  • When: Oct. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: Osijek, Crotia

SHiFT : Social and Human Ideas For Technology
“An exciting, international two day event, gathering some of the brightest, most ingenious minds of our time together, to peer into the future.”

  • When: Oct. 12-13, 2013
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany

Sass Conf 2013
“Introducing SassConf, a two day conference devoted to modern front-end development. Prepare yourself for a fantastic two day conference; day one will be filled with talks from big players in the Sass and Front-End communities and day two will be an unconference where you will be able to break out into smaller groups to talk and work.”

  • When: Oct. 12-13, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

CFCamp 2013
“The CFCamp has established itself as a fixture for ColdFusion developers and offers this year again many interesting sessions by well-known speakers. In addition to the two day conference there will be an interesting program of free courses, sessions, the CFAcademy and a fantastic party!”

  • When: Oct. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Germering, Germany

UCDA Design Conference 2013
“The UCDA Design Conference provides you an opportunity to get an in-depth look at some of the issues facing designers and communication professionals both in and out of educational institutions.”

  • When: Oct. 12-15, 2013
  • Where: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

MobileCON 2013
“The MobileCON™ conference is 100% business and mobile IT focused—the only event of its kind. This user conference meets trade show is a one-stop shop for learning how to solve your most pressing problems in mobility. Join us for thought leadership, actionable education, peer-to-peer learning and solutions shopping.”

  • When: Oct. 16-18, 2013
  • Where: San Jose, USA

Mobilize 2013
“Five years ago, Mobilize was the first conference of its kind to outline the future of mobility after Apple’s iPhone exploded onto the scene. We continue to track the hottest early adopters, the bold visionaries and those about to disrupt the ecosystem. This year we’ll cover: the internet of things and industrial internet, Mobile big data and new product alchemy, Wearable devices, BYOD and mobile security.”

  • When: Oct. 16-17, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Big Design Events 2013
“The Big Design Conference is four intense days of learning within the scope of Strategy, Mobile, User Experience, Gaming, Code Development, Usability, and Film Design.”

  • When: Oct. 17-20, 2013
  • Where: Dallas/Fort Worth, USA

Midwest UX 2013
“Next fall, user experience designers, developers, makers, students and educators from around the Midwest are invited to meet peers, advance the discipline and make make the third Midwest UX Conference the biggest and most colorful.”

  • When: Oct. 17-19, 2013
  • Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

“As always we’re putting together the best value 1 day conference money can buy. We have listened to feedback, made notes and corrected mistakes and think 2013 will be something to write home about. We have lined up some of the top speakers in the web industry to educate and inspire you in what you do every day.”

  • When: Oct. 18, 2013
  • Where: Bristol, UK

DevFest Vienna 2013
“DevFests are large-scale community events throughout the world, following the tradition of Google DevFests and organized by local user groups.”

  • When: Oct. 18-20, 2013
  • Where: Vienna, Austria

The Realtime Conference 2013
“RealtimeConf is a not-for-profit event assembling the diverse developers and doers who push forward the bleeding edge of the web. Our mission is to help you bring open communication to the Open Web.”

  • When: Oct. 18-19, 2013
  • Where: Portland, USA

Phoenix Design Week 2013
“Phoenix Design Week connects the design community with a series of interactive events, exhibitions, presentations and a conference. The weekend conference brings internationally-recognized keynote speakers alongside local design authorities as part of an enlightening week celebrating all aspects of design.”

  • When: Oct. 18-25, 2013
  • Where: Phoenix, USA

NSScotland 2013
“This second year of Scotland’s first conference for Mac and iOS developers is loaded with content for both beginners and more experienced programmers. In addition to our popular single-track two day weekend conference, we are offering a choice of two full day tutorials.”

  • When: Oct. 19-20, 2013
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK

User Interface 18 Conference
“Dig into two days of daylong workshops and one day of practical talks by UX experts in usability research, persuasion, teamwork, planning, and UI and product design.”

  • When: Oct. 21-23, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

Breaking Development Nashville 2013
“Web design and development for beyond the desktop. We are coming back to the city of Nashville, Tennessee for another great Breaking Development! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event.”

  • When: Oct. 21-23, 2013
  • Where: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

CSS Dev Conf 2013
See the “Best and Brightest Minds in the CSS Community” at the Stanley Hotel in the Rocky Mountains.

  • When: Oct. 21-23, 2013
  • Where: Denver, Colorado, USA

HTML5 Developer Conference 2013
“HTML5DevConf continues to grow into the largest independent technical software developer focused conference in the known universe, with the finest technical speakers in the cosmos.”

  • When: Oct. 22-23, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Apps World 2013
“Apps World has grown to be the leading global multi-platform event in the app industry. This year’s Earls Court 2 event is set to be the biggest yet with over 250 exhibitors and over 8000+ attendees including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals registered for two days of high level insight and discussion.”

  • When: Oct. 22-23, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Future of Web Apps 2013
“Future of Web Apps (FOWA) is returning to London for the 7th consecutive year bringing you three days of the best in the world of web development, business and entrepreneurship, all covering future focused subject matter. From JavaScript, API’s, Node.js and CoffeeScript to Realtime, HTML5, Funding, Startups, Data Analysis and more – there is something for everyone!”

  • When: Oct. 23-25, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Droidcon London 2013
“London’s biggest Android Conference. Fun times were had at Droidcon London 2012! The Android community came out in full swing to present their latest apps, their niftiest solutions, and most innovative applications of Android.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Frontiers of Interaction 2013
“It is a bit hard to define FoI as a conference or an event, it is more a hybrid show. Its unusual format creates an immersive experience featuring music, interactive and artistic installations, demo sites and keynotes, and makes it an ideal venue for thinkers and doers, managers and entrepreneurs, innovators and academics, early adopters and long-term geeks.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: Milan, Italy

Web Directions South 2013
“Australia’s biggest event for the web industry: Be inspired by the web’s biggest thinkers. Learn from world leading experts in Web design & development, UX and Interaction design. Connect with your peers from around the country and around the world.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: Sydney, Australia

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2013
“Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2013 offers a unique opportunity to connect in-person with the ColdFusion community including engineers, developers and peers. Interact with other ColdFusion developers and the Adobe ColdFusion team, inspire other developers with your ColdFusion expertise and bring new information back to your organization, further expand your ColdFusion knowledge and expertise.”

  • When: Oct. 24-25, 2013
  • Where: Las Vegas, USA

Books In Browsers
“Books in Browsers is a small summit for the new generation of internet publishing companies, focusing on developers and designers who are building and launching tools for online storytelling, expression, and art.”

  • When: Oct. 24-26, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

#TIDE 2013
“We want to provide a unique event that can inspire not only the current and future generations, but all of those people that can benefit from hearing these ideas. We also want to have a bit of fun too so we will try to keep the event as laid back as possible and naturally there will be sand, sea, ice cream and all sorts of seaside frolics.” Also, you can learn to surf.

  • When: Oct. 25, 2013
  • Where: Scarborough, UK

Pittsburgh Web Design Day 2013
“Web Design Day is a one-day conference designed to bring the best of modern Web Design to Pittsburgh. Spend the day with high-end presentations from some of the best and friendliest in our industry and lunching with the best set of attendees around. Then leave the digital aside just for a while for a party and printmaking fun exclusively for Web Design Day attendees.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Star Tech Conf Santiago 2013
“The great conference that brings together world renowned stars in software development and local tech experts to talk about HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, Python, Mobile and more.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Santiago, Chile

CocoaConf Boston 2013
“The CocoaConf 2013 fall tour brings us to Boston for our New England debut. Two days of awesome technical sessions, awesome panels, awesome good times, and awesome opportunities to get out and meet the community. The day before CocoaConf Boston, we’ll be opening for the big show with three pre-conference workshops and tutorials, led by a line-up of renowned trainers and authors in the Apple developer community.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

Compute Midwest 2013
“Compute Midwest is a 2 day convergence of tech in Kansas City: new people, new ideas and new frontiers. With 1 conference, an all-star lineup of speakers, a hackathon & 2 parties, Compute Midwest provides a fantastic opportunity to connect you with 500+ forward thinking tech minds.”

  • When: Oct. 25-27, 2013
  • Where: Kansas City, USA

Mozilla Festival 2013
“The Mozilla Festival is an annual gathering of passionate thinkers and inventors from around the world who meet to learn from each other and help forge the future of the web. MozFest is 3 days of productive skill-sharing through hands-on sessions.”

  • When: Oct. 25-27, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

push.conference 2013
“push.conference is a unique inspiring event for the interactive professional field. It unites the established UX/ UI scene with the potential and skillset of a new generation of creative coders and technologists on two amazing days in Munich.”

  • When: Oct. 25-26, 2013
  • Where: Munich, Germany

WebTech Conference 2013
The Web Tech Conference is all about Web related technologies, from HTML5 to Web security.

  • When: Oct. 27-30, 2013
  • Where: Munich, Germany

International PHP Conference 2013
“The International PHP Conference is a globally recognized event for PHP developers, webworkers, IT managers and everyone interested in web-technology. Once again, the conference will explore key topics and core technologies for developers and decision makers.”

  • When: Oct. 27-30, 2013
  • Where: Munich, Germany

The Email Design Conference
“We love email, and we love great design. Join us as we explore how modern UI/UX concepts extend to the email experience, and demonstrate how careful planning, strategic guidance and stellar design can lead to dramatic results. Spark your creativity, learn new techniques and connect with like-minded practitioners in two full days of amazing talks.”

  • When: Oct. 28-29, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

“This year’s TYPO3 conference is centered around three themes and will extend beyond the TYPO3 project’s scope only. A wide variety of international speakers will give there vision surrounding Community, Future and Business all relating to Content Management.”

  • When: Oct. 29-31, 2013
  • Where: Stuttgart, Germany

November 2013

Antarctic JS
The first JavaScript conference on the last continent will be an online conference, possibly attended by penguins. So far there is very little information about it. But be on the lookout for speakers in tuxedos.

  • When: Nov. 1-Dec.1, 2013
  • Where: Antarctica

Ampersand NYC 2013
“Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers and type enthusiasts. Ampersand NYC will be a fabulous day of nitty gritty details in all aspects of web typography, presented by experts in typeface design, layout, typesetting, and front-end development.”

  • When: Nov. 2, 2013
  • Where: New York City, USA

Artifact Conference 2013
“ARTIFACT East is a two-day, single-track conference for DESIGNERS who are adapting to the challenge of designing for a MULTI-DEVICE world. ARTIFACT EAST features (nearly) the same amazing line-up of speakers and sessions as Austin, so if you were one of the many who were not able to get a ticket to that sold-out event, here’s your chance.”

  • When: Nov. 4-6, 2013
  • Where: Providence, USA

PLAY & MAKE 2013
“PLAY & MAKE is an event running for 13 years and was formerly known as Flashforum Konferenz or FFK. The event is NOT about games or gaming. It is for everybody who is interested in technology and design. Tinkerers, makers, creative coders, designers … you name it.”

  • When: Nov. 4-6, 2013
  • Where: Düsseldorf, Germany

edUi Conference 2013
“Focusing on the universal methods and tools of user interface and interaction design, as well as the unique challenges of producing websites and applications for large institutions, edUi is a perfect opportunity for web professionals at institutions of learning—including higher education, K-12 schools, libraries, museums, government, and local and regional businesses—to develop skills and share ideas.”

  • When: Nov. 4-6, 2013
  • Where: Richmond, USA

UX Intensive 2013 Seattle
“UX Intensive is a four-day workshop series for intermediate- level professionals wanting to take their practice to the next level. Examining the four key elements that contribute to successful interactive experiences, each day includes fun, hands-on activities designed to build skills and provide a framework that participants can immediately put into practice.”

  • When: Nov. 4-7, 2013
  • Where: Seattle, USA

W-JAX 13
W-JAX is the leading Java conference. Find out from renown speaker from all over the world what made their projects a success. The agenda will include anything from Java Technologies, Software Architecture to Management Methods and Enterprise Architecture.

  • When: Nov. 4-8, 2013
  • Where: München, Germany

J. Boye Aarhus 13
“The J. Boye Aarhus 13 web and intranet conference offers 3 packed days with international experts and inspiring case studies.” It will be a multi-track cross-industry event with evening socials where you can rub elbows with experts and peers.

  • When: Nov. 5-7, 2013
  • Where: Aarhus, Denmark

Topconf Tallinn 2013
“Topconf Tallinn offers ideal opportunities for learning, networking and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, Mobile, .Net, OpenSource, Lean/Agile, Architecture New Languages & Process communities.”

  • When: Nov. 6-7, 2013
  • Where: Tallinn, Estonia

UX New Zealand 2013
“UX New Zealand 2013 will be a 3-day user experience design conference – the first dedicated UX conference in NZ. It will start with a day of hands-on workshops; and will then have two full days of presentations.”

  • When: Nov. 6-8, 2013
  • Where: Wellington, New Zealand

FITC Web Unleashed 2013
“FITC is back in New England for Web Unleashed 2013 with a ton of learning and collaborating opportunities over a two-day period: day one features a wide range of conference sessions focusing on front-end development and day two takes a deep dive into specific topics with hands-on workshops.”

  • When: Nov. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Waltham, USA

Ready to Inspire 2013
“Ready to Inspire is a conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of todays craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Nov. 7-8, 2013
  • Where: Chicago, USA

“UCD2013 is a unique User-Centred Design conference in London. UCD2013 explores how User-Centred Design is applied in a variety of disciplines. The conference focuses on UK based speakers who are the best in their field representing a variety of different organizations and companies.”

  • When: Nov. 8-9, 2013
  • Where: London, UK

Joomla! World Conference 2013
“The Joomla! World Conference returns for the second consecutive year, bringing together the worldwide Joomla! Community for three days of learning, connecting, and sharing.”

  • When: Nov. 8-10, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

QCon San Francisco 2013
“QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.”

  • When: Nov. 11-13, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

Build Conf 2013
“In 2009, Build started out as a one-day web design conference. In the last four years it’s not only grown to become a week-long festival, but it’s also become home to a community of exceptional, hard-working designers, travelling to attend from across the world. In 2013, Build will come to an end. We’ve got something really special planned.”

  • When: Nov. 11-15, 2013
  • Where: Belfast, N. Ireland

Jornadas Chilenas de Computacion UCT 2013
“The Latin American and the International HCI communities are invited to exchange ideas, methods, approaches and techniques that aim designing interactive user experiences. We believe that in the field of HCI, not only we must come to a technology that can be used and appreciated by as many people as possible, but also to romote intercultural exchange and cooperation between people with different backgrounds and needs.”

  • When: Nov. 11-15, 2013
  • Where: Temuco, Chile

DEVOXX 2013 Belgium
“Java is at the roots of this conference, come learn about what’s new in Java SE/EE, JSRs, JDK8, modularity and much more at Devoxx.” However, there will also be talks about HTML5, Cloud Computing, and pretty much every other subject relevant to Wed developers.

  • When: Nov. 11-15, 2013
  • Where: Antwerp, Belgium

Foresight & Trends 2013
“FT ’13 builds on what you currently know, adds to what you don’t know, contextualizes through pragmatic examples and puts you to work through implementation workshop intensives. Learn exactly HOW to synthesize visionary knowledge and make it COMMERCIALLY relevant for you and your business.”

  • When: Nov. 13-15, 2013
  • Where: Los Angeles, USA

CascadiaJS Conference 2013
“CascadiaJS is a two-day conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.”

  • When: Nov. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Vancouver, Canada

ITDevCon 2013
“The two-day Conference is structured in 3 parallel sessions. Speeches are 65 minutes long and cover live demos, best practices and all of your questions! You can choose your favorite topics and plan your personalized agenda!”

  • When: Nov. 14-15, 2013
  • Where: Verona, Italy

CocoaConf Atlanta 2013
“Finishing up the 2013 fall tour, CocoaConf will be in Atlanta, Georgia, for the first time ever. We are pleased to be partnering with the celebrated Big Nerd Ranch for our Atlanta event. Join us for an intense period of nerdery — the nerdiest the region has ever seen. With over 25 technical sessions, panels, keynotes, and opportunities to get out and meet the community, CocoaConf Atlanta is just the event your languishing inner nerd needs.”

  • When: Nov. 15-16, 2013
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

TechPhx 2013
“TechPhx started as a two-day workshop for podcast buffs and has grown phenomenally over the past few years into an unconference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, writers, musicians, social media fans and content creators of every kind.”

  • When: Nov. 16-17, 2013
  • Where: Tempe, USA

Ready to Inspire 2013 Sa Paolo
“Ready to Inspire is a conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of todays craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Nov. 18-19, 2013
  • Where: Sao Paolo, Brazil

JavaScript Summit 2013
“Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web’s most notable experts in JavaScript and jQuery for an all-new, three-day online conference, the JavaScript Summit 2013″.

  • When: Nov. 19-21, 2013
  • Where: Online

The Ultimate Developer Event 2013
“The Ultimate Developer Event is a brand-new conference focused on bringing developers of all types together for two days of inspiration, education, and fun. The Ultimate Developer Event is perfect for developers of consumer and business apps, front-end or back-end engineers, mobile app developers, information architects, open-source contributors, students, startup founders, hackers, Trekkers, and anyone else who believes technology is going to save the universe.”

  • When: Nov. 20-22, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

The Email Design Conference 2013 Boston
“We love email, and we love great design. Join us as we explore how modern UI/UX concepts extend to the email experience, and demonstrate how careful planning, strategic guidance and stellar design can lead to dramatic results. Spark your creativity, learn new techniques and connect with like-minded practitioners in two full days of amazing talks.”

  • When: Nov. 21-22, 2013
  • Where: Boston, USA

Capitole du Libre 2013
Le Capitole du Libre is an event focus on Libre in general and the the Libre platform in particular. However, the event will also host some web-based talks and workshops.

  • When: Nov. 23-24, 2013
  • Where: Toulouse, France

Handheld Conference 2013
Handheld’s motto “Big Ideas For Small Devices” says it all. It’s conference on and around mobile devices with a great lineup, a day of workshops, and a great party with karaoke and specially brewed beer.

  • When: Nov. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Cardiff, UK

RubyConf Argentina 2013
“We are very proud to present the third edition of RubyConf Argentina, a regional conference about Ruby and related technologies.” RubyConf is the largest Ruby event in the Spanish speaking world.

  • When: Nov. 27-28, 2013
  • Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina

UX People 2013
“Conference about design, UX, interface and interaction design”, featuring “The best experts and leaders in the field of design and UX”.

  • When: Nov. 30, 2013
  • Where: Minsk, Belarus

December 2013

dotJS 2013
“dotJS is a single-day, single-track event where the best JavaScript hackers in the world appear on a crazy beautiful stage. Like last year, the lineup will feature only hackers and gurus but the talks will be slightly more technical.”

  • When: Dec. 2, 2013
  • Where: Paris, France

An Event Apart: San Francisco 2013
“An Event Apart San Francisco is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for. Join us for twelve great speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on multi-device web design.”

  • When: Dec. 9-11, 2013
  • Where: San Francisco, USA

January 2014

February 2014

Ready to Inspire 2013 Leiden
“Ready to Inspire is a conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of todays craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.”

  • When: Feb. 1-5, 2014
  • Where: Leiden, Netherlands

Jfokus 2013
“Jfokus is the largest annual conference for everyone who works with Java in Sweden. The conference is arranged together with Javaforum Stockholm. Javaforum is a Swedish developer community and an official Java User Group (JUG) with premier purpose is to support Swedish developers. During three days, you will have an unique opportunity to keep yourself updated with the latest development of the Java platform through numerous interesting sessions.”

  • When: Feb. 3-5, 2014
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden

ConveyUX 2014
“ConveyUX is about making software easier and more enjoyable to use through the use of the latest techniques in user research and design. Featuring experienced practitioners who will present a blend of short, inspiring talks combined with longer, more in-depth workshops. The content is centered about four key areas: Wordage and Visual Design, User Analysis and Testing, Mobile and Multi-screen, Pure and Applied.”

  • When: Feb. 5-7, 2014
  • Where: Seattle, USA

“Interaction14 will explore the wide diversity of interaction design practices and seek inspiration from related disciplines. Four days of workshops, presentations and social events.”

  • When: Feb. 5-8, 2014
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

ng-conf 2014
“The world’s first Angular Conference in Salt Lake City” will be featuring the Angular team.

  • When: Feb. 16-17, 2014
  • Where: Salt Lake City, USA

Dev Nexus 2014
“We will be having an incredible line-up of presenters covering a wide array of crucial topics. This year we are expanding to 8 tracks with 70 sessions and 2 keynotes! In addition to providing great content for Java developers, DevNexus is a very valuable networking opportunity. This event attracts Java/JVM talent from the South-East’s largest corporations, software companies and consulting organizations.”

  • When: Feb. 18-19, 2014
  • Where: Atlanta, USA

Meta Refresh 2014
Meta Refresh will be “on the construction of UI on the web”.

  • When: Feb. 21-22, 2014
  • Where: Bangalore, India

ConFoo Conference 2014
“ConFoo is a non for profit, multi-technology conference” including PHP training, talks on HTML5, PHP, Cloud Computing and many industry topics.

  • When: Feb. 24-28, 2014
  • Where: Montreal, Canada

jQuery Europe 2014
In 2013 jQuery Europe featured “International speakers and web pioneers showing the newest trends and techniques for web, apps and smart TV development with jQuery. Two days of conference with awesome sessions, one additional day of jQuery training and lots of opportunities to meet and greet with developers from all Europe.”

  • When: Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2014
  • Where: Vienna, Austria

More Links for Keeping Up

Here are a few links that will also help you keep up with the newly scheduled design and/or development conferences being shared through Lanyard that have been sorted out by category:

Where Are You Going?

If you are going to any one of these events, we’d love to hear about this in the comments section below! What are you most excited about? And what are you looking forward to learning and experiencing?

Our next events list will come out in the beginning of 2014, so keep your eyes and ears open! And by the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of workshops, as well as the Smashing Conference this year — it would be wonderful and a great honor to meet you personally someday!

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© Jan Constantin for Smashing Magazine, 2013.


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