Worldwide Conferences for Web Designers

We’ve arranged a massive list of events of interest to graphic design professionals.

Listings are arranged by country and date. All prices listed are for the packages that give you complete access to the event, without discounts or early-bird rates. Cheapefitr packages are generally available with more limited access to the events.

Please note that some conferences or events may already be sold out at the time this article goes live. Also, please take into account that this article is presented for informational purposes only and is not meant as an endorsement of any of the events.

We purposely did not include events that had “sold out” on their website, like UX London. We also didn’t include events that have already taken place.

If you know of an event that you believe should be added, please leave a comment or email us and we will update the page regularly based on your feedback. We will only include events that are of interest to web design professionals.

 

United States

 

Adobe Creative Suite Developer Summit

May 12-May 14, Seattle, WA

Price: You’ll notice that some of the classes listed on Monday and Friday charge fees. These classes are offered by third parties as additional training. All Adobe sponsored content on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is Free. If a class doesn’t have a registration fee noted – then it’s free.
Venue:
Adobe Systems Incorporated Headquarters
Description:
The developer summit is similar to MAX, but with a focus on the business and technology related to developers for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and other Creative Suite products and Technologies.

If you are developing plug-ins, or integrating the Creative Suite with your workflow, you’ll find a multitude of sessions of interest.

Likewise, if you are in charge of planning strategy for how your company will work with Adobe technology and products, you’ll find useful information on what Adobe is planning, and how it will help your business.
Link: Adobe Creative Suite Developer Summit

 

Photoshop® CS4 Creativity Tour

May 13, Columbus, OH

Price: $99.00
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Centre
Featured Speaker:
Bert Monroy
Description:
Bert Monroy is considered one of the pioneers of digital art. He co-authored The Official Adobe Photoshop Handbook, which was the first book on Photoshop and the only one for almost 2 years.

His current books, Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy and Commercial Photoshopread more » with Bert Monroy, concentrate on the techniques he’s developed in the creation of his work. He is a contributing columnist for Photoshop User magazine, and has lectured at many institutions and conferences around the world.

Bert was induced into NAPP’s Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2004. At last, you can spend a day with the photorealist genius of our times. You’ll learn the techniques to create realistic images, and powerful Photoshop® features that are underused and overlooked by most that will turn any imagined effect into a reality.

It’s the perfect seminar for graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers alike!
Link: Photoshop® CS4 Creativity Tour

 

cf.Objective()- Enterprise Cold Fusion Conference

May 14-16, Minneapolis, MN

Price: $549
Venue: Hyatt Regency
Featured Speakers: http://www.cfobjective.com/speakers.cfm
Description:
The cf.Objective() 2009 Conference is the only enterprise level ColdFusion conference. From May 14-16, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN, cf.Objective() will attract the top ColdFusion speakers as well as advanced and guru level programmers and IT professionals in the world.

Speakers will be talking about the latest trends and programming techniques for ColdFusion and related technologies.

The cf.Objective() conference is unique in its feeling of community and ratio of speakers to attendees. Sponsors have close access to all attendees.
Link: cf.Objective()- Enterprise Cold Fusion Conference

 

WebVisions

May 20-22, Portland, OR

Price: $375 per workshop, $195 for conference pass
Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Featured Speakers: Mark Frauenfelder, Boingboing.net, Jared Spool, User Interface Engineering, Paul Burnett, Adobe, Inc., Justin Garrity, WebTrends
Description: Explore the future of Web design, user experience and business strategy at the Oregon Convention Center for three days of mind-melding on what’s new in the digital world.

Get a glimpse into the future, along with practical information that you can apply to your Web site, company and career.
Link: WebVisions

 

Flash on Tap

May 28-30, Boston, MA

Price: $825.00
Venue: Park Plaza Castle
Featured Speakers:
Bradley Grosh, founder, GMUNK, Stephen Downs, a.k.a. Tink, Tink Media, Hoss Gifford, Digital Creative Director, Third Eye Design
Description:
The first ever conference and beer-tasting festival for Flash developers. Designed to bring together all who work and play in the industry.

Attendees will experience an all-star speaker lineup, attend skill-building workshops, and enjoy events like the Flash on Tap Barbecue.
Link: Flash on Tap

 

Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced

June 2-3, Seattle, WA

Price: $1,595, more if you want to participate in the in-house SEM exchange
Venue: Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Featured Speakers: Matt Cutts, Google Software Engineer, Dr. Qi Lu, President, Microsoft Online Services Division
Description: Experienced search engine marketers: exchange ideas, influence the industry and build your network at SMX Advanced.

Join us for SMX Advanced and you’ll benefit from the outstanding content, participate in two prestigious keynotes, and make connections with the most influential members of your community.

Fast paced, Q&A-packed, frequently controversial and always informative, SMX Advanced is the one show programmed for search marketing vet.
Link: Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced

 

Flashbelt

June 7-10, Minneapolis, MN

Price: $399.00
Venue: Holiday Inn Metrodome
Featured Speakers:
Julian Dolce, Director of Creative Technologies with Fuel Industries, Wesley Grubbs, interactive technologist and founder of Pitch Interactive, Robert Reinhardt, VP of the Multimedia Platforms Group for Schematic
Description:
The annual Flashbelt conference brings a few hundred designers and developers together in Minneapolis to get their geek on.

Attendees mix, mingle and learn from a cadre of rock-star designers, whiz-kid developers, and best-selling authors. These industry leaders give presentations and lead workshops on an array of timely technology topics.

They teach tangible skills, inspire by example and answer lots of questions from attendees. As you might have guessed most of these topics revolve around Adobe Flash and related technologies.
Link: Flashbelt

 

NMC Summer Conference

June 9-13, Monterey, CA

Price: $799
Venue:
CSUMB Monterey
Featured Speakers:
Kathy Sierra, Javaranch.com, Founder Marco Torres, Apple Distinguished Educator
Description: The NMC Summer Conference returns to Monterey Bay, where it was hosted in 2001. Much has changed since then!

Since its founding in 1993, the NMC’s mission has been to explore and promote innovative applications of technology to teaching, learning, and creative expression.

Our history parallels the emergence of multimedia, the Internet, the world wide web, online video, Web 2.0, and now we are poised at the frontier of the 3D web.

The NMC has been a part of all of these developments, and our member institutions have become well-recognized as innovative leaders in the creative application of technology to teaching, learning, and creative expression.
Link: NMC Summer Conference

 

In Control Web Design Conference

June 11-12, Cincinnati, OH

Price: $795.00
Venue:
The Art Academy of Cincinnati
Featured Speakers:
Daniel Burka, Creative Director, DIGG, Kimberly Blessing, Senior Manager of Web Development at Comcast Interactive Media, Greg Rewis, Group Manager, Creative Solutions Evangelism at Adobe Systems.
Description:
Learn from a diverse array of Web experts to use modern tools and techniques to refine your Web design craft now.

Harness creative inspiration to unlock your potential, amplify innovation, and broaden your reach. Immerse yourself in two days of idea exchange with potential business partners who are as forward-thinking as you are.
Link:
In Control Web Design Conference

 

UX Intensive

June 15-18, San Francisco, CA

Price: $2295.00
Venue: Hotel Kabuki
Description: This four-day workshop series is for experienced professionals wanting to take their practice to the next level.

We examine the key elements that contribute to a successful interactive experience: Design Strategy, Design Research, Interaction Design and Information Architecture.

Each workshop is led by Adaptive Path’s team of experts. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Link: UX Intensive

 

UX Intensive

June 15-18, Washington, DC

Price: $1995.00
Venue: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel
Featured Speakers: An intense four-day workshop led by the creative professionals at Adaptive Path.
Description:
This four-day workshop series is for experienced professionals wanting to take their practice to the next level.

We examine the key elements that contribute to a successful interactive experience: Design Strategy, Design Research, Interaction Design and Information Architecture.

Each workshop is led by Adaptive Path’s team of experts. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Link:
UX Intensive

 

Internet Retailer Conference

June 15-18, Boston, MA

Price: $1,295
Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Featured Speakers: Miles Williams, Director of Online Marketing, Barnes and Noble, Kevin Krim, Vice President of Product & Strategy, Yahoo! Small Business, Larry Maye, Liquidations Manager, Amazon.com Inc.
Description: IRCE 2009 is a four-day conference featuring 179 speakers in 94 sessions devoted to the strategies and tools that e-retailers can use to thrive in a recession that pulls the rest of retailing down.

Hence the theme: Rising Above, Not Just Surviving, the Economic Storm. The agenda, which has fewer general sessions than last year and many more specific breakout sessions and tracks that are targeted to specific e-retailer needs.
Link: Internet Retailer Conference

 

An Event Apart

June 22-23, Boston, MA

Price: $1095.00
Venue: Boston Marriott Copley
Featured Speakers: Joshua Porter, author, Designing for the Social Web, Jeffrey Zeldman, Author, Designing With Web Standards
Eric Meyer, internationally recognized expert on HTML and CSS, Scott Thomas, Design Director, Obama For America
Description:
An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design.

Join Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman and special guests to gain a deeper understanding of web standards and best practices. Be inspired by fresh ideas and creative new directions.

Spend two days with the greatest minds and hottest talents in web design today.
Link: An Event Apart

 

FITC Chicago 2009 – (CANCELLED)

June 22-23, Chicago, IL

Price: $299
Venue: Lakeshore Theater
Featured Speakers:
Mark Anders, Senior Principal Scientist, Adobe Systems, Paul Croft, Co-Founder, Mediatonic
Description:
Now in its 3rd year, FITC Chicago is back with some of the most unique and engaging presenters from around the world. FITC Chicago is a blitz of presentations and abundant networking opportunities, its an event that will leave you inspired, energized and awed.

  • 2 full day and night of Design & Technology presentations
  • 1 full day of optional workshops
  • 12 presentations in total
  • Presentations in Creative, Technical, and Business areas, focusing on cutting edge trends and developments within the Digital Production Industry
  • Renowned presenters from around the globe
  • FITC evening mixer event

Link: FITC Chicago

 

Usability Week

June 22-27, San Francisco, CA

Price: $3,332 (for all 6 days)
Venue: InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Featured Speakers:
Jakob Nielsen, Kara Pernice, Hoa Loranger, Janelle Estes
Description:
Usability Week 2009 takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a three-day intensive session on interaction design, and several specialized, day-long tutorials on core usability topics.

Come for as few or as many days as you want. Our conferences are both broad and deep, and most sessions are designed to accommodate people with different levels of usability experience, from novice to expert.
Link: Usability Week

 

HOW Conference

June 24-27, Austin, TX

Price: $1395.00
Venue: Austin Convention Center
Featured Speakers:
Nancy Duarte, CEO, Duarte Design, Russell Brown, Senior Creative Director, Adobe, Chris Converse, InDesign Website Manager, Adobe
Description:
Whether you’re looking for software instruction, creativity boosters or tips for growing your career in a tough economy, you’ll find it at the HOW Design Conference.

The 2009 Conference will feature 45+ sessions on everything from Photoshop to collaborating with clients; 8 workshops; Austin Studio Tours, a huge design Resource Center and more.
Link: HOW Conference

 

O’Reilly OSCON Conference

July 20-24, San Jose, CA

Price: $1990
Venue: San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Featured Speakers:
Rafael Almeria (Xerox), David Ascher (Mozilla Messaging), Jeff Barr (Amazon Web Services)
Description:
OSCON focuses on the substance of technology, not the shadow, filtering the information that most merits attention and preparing participants for curves and challenges in the coming year and beyond.

OSCON is the place to be inspired and challenged, renew bonds to community, make new connections, and find ways to give back to the open source movement.

OSCON has also become one of the most important places to make open source related announcements, and to unveil projects and products.
Link: O’Reilly OSCON Conference

 

eduWeb Conference

July 20-22, Chicago, IL

Price: $650
Venue: Doubletree Hotel Chicago
Featured Speakers: Brian Niles, CEO, TargetX, Dimitri Glazkov, Software Engineer, Google
The conference continues to focus on “both sides of the fence” (front end and back end) regarding a website’s development.

  • The “front end” includes marketing, communications, advancement, admissions – it includes any non-IT office that now has a website and knows that part of its strategy is to communicate to internal and external audiences.
  • The “back end” includes information technology, database development, applications, instructional design, mobile technology, RSS and more.

The core to having a conference like this was to bring these sides together…to learn from the other side, to learn to talk each other’s language and hopefully bring a better working relationship among the personnel that now create the Web.
Link: eduWEB Conference

 

Web Design World

July 20-22, Seattle, WA

Price: $1395.00
Venue: Red Lion Hotel
Featured Speakers: Greg Rewis, Adobe Systems, Joe Marini, Microsoft, Shawn Henry, World Wide Web Consortium, Jim Heid, MacWorld
Description: The design conference for the here and now. These days, everyone’s having to do more with less. We get that.

That’s why Web Design World Seattle is all about teaching you what you need today. Like CSS and markup that’s easy to maintain and broadly accessible. Web typography that carries your message and is beautiful to look at. JavaScript that works. Mobile design that expands your reach.

Social networking instead of social not-working. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash power tips. And the design aesthetics and user experience concepts that make for happier visitors, happier bosses, and — our accountant made us say this — a maximized return on investment.
Link: Web Design World

 

SES San Jose

August 11-14, San Jose, CA

Price: $1,995
Venue: San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Featured Speakers:

Clay Shirky, Author, Here Comes Everybody
Charlene Li, Co-Author, Groundswell, Founder, Altimeter Group
Nicholas Fox, Business Product Management Director, AdWords, Google
Description:
San Jose, California is home to the largest concentration of successful internet and high-tech companies in the world.

Each year, marketers, corporate decision makers, webmasters and search engine marketers (SEMs), including pay per click (PPC) advertisers and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals gather here to attend SES San Jose.

Approximately 6,000 search and digital enthusiasts are expected in 2009. Your customers, colleagues and competition will be in attendance — will you?
Link: SES San Jose

 

Adobe Max 2009

October 4-7, Los Angeles, CA

Price: Not Yet Determined
Venue:
Los Angeles Convention Center and Nokia Theatre
Speakers:
Not Yet Determined.
Description:
MAX is an experience unlike any other, an opportunity to connect with thousands of designers, developers, partners, executives, and Adobe staff for education, inspiration, and community.

MAX 2009 will be hosted in sun-soaked southern California at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, host to the GRAMMY® Awards, Emmy® Awards, American Idol finals, and hundreds of other events.

L.A. LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment campus that brings downtown Los Angeles alive with world-class venues, restaurants, cafes, and cinemas, including Lucky Strike Lanes, the GRAMMY Museum℠ and the legendary Conga Room.
Link:
Adobe Max

 

SMX East

October 5-7, New York, NY

Price: TBA
Venue: Javits Convention Center
Featured Speakers:
TBA
Description:
Mark your calendars now for Search Marketing Expo – SMX East in New York City, October 5-7, 2009.

This is your chance to attend the conference voted the top conference in search marketing by a margin of 3 to 1 over all other search marketing events combined.

Get three days of sessions, keynotes, networking activities, special educational presentations and meals for which SMX events are famous.

SMX East covers all of the search engine marketing topics – SEO, paid search advertising, analytics, local, mobile, and much more. SMX East also has programming for you whether you are a beginner or SEM expert, and whether you work at (or with) an agency or manage search marketing in house.

See the agenda from SMX East 2008 here for a sample of the programming.
Link: SMX East

 

Make Think AIGA

October 8-11, Memphis, TN

Price: $1075.00
Venue:
Memphis Cook Convention Center and the adjacent Cannon Center for Performing Arts
Featured Speakers:
Roger Martin, dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Marissa Mayer, vice president of search and user experience, Google, Ben Blumenfeld, communication design manager, Facebook, Inc.
Description:
What is designing today? And how do designers define their own influence within the dichotomy of making versus thinking?

These questions form the basis of this year’s design conference, ‘Make/Think’, which will explore the ways that designers focus on making beautiful things and thinking about problems strategically, and the unique and powerful combination of both roles.

The AIGA Design Conference gathers the design community every two years to celebrate design excellence, reinforce friendships and connections and stimulate thinking about the critical issues that surround design practice.
Link: Make Think AIGA

 

An Event Apart

October 12-13 2009, Chicago, IL

Price: $1095.00
Venue: Sheraton Towers
Featured Speakers:
Joshua Porter, author, Designing for the Social Web, Jeffrey Zeldman, Author, Designing With Web Standards
Eric Meyer, internationally recognized expert on HTML and CSS
Description:
An Event Apart is an intensely educational two-day conference for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design.

An Event Apart Chicago features 12 great speakers and 14 sessions—new material you haven’t heard anywhere else! The schedule will be posted August 1, 2009. Visit soon, or subscribe to the newsletter.
Link: An Event Apart

 

Accessing Higher Ground

November 10-14, Boulder, CO

Price: Not yet announced
Venue: University of Colorado
Featured Speaker: T.V. Raman, Research Scientist, Google, Inc.
Description:
Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology and Accessible Media in the university and college setting.

Other topic areas cover legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance. The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources are a particular focus of the event.
Link: Accessing Higher Ground

 

An Event Apart

December 7-8, San Francisco, CA

Price: $995.00
Venue: The Palace Hotel
Featured Speakers:
Jeff Veen, Author, Art & Science of Web Design, Dave Shea, Co-Author, Zen of CSS Design, George Oates, Writer, Content Strategist
Description: Join Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman and special guests to gain a deeper understanding of web standards and best practices.

Be inspired by fresh ideas and creative new directions. Spend two days with the greatest minds and hottest talents in web design today.

An Event Apart San Francisco features 12 great speakers and 14 sessions of new material you haven’t heard anywhere else! The schedule will be posted September 1, 2009.
Link: An Event Apart

 

SES Chicago

December 7-10, Chicago, IL

Price: Not Yet Available
Venue: Hilton Chicago
Featured Speakers: Not Yet Announced
Description: Midwestern and Chicago area marketers, corporate decision makers, webmasters and search engine marketers (SEMs), including pay per click (PPC) advertisers and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals, attend SES Chicago each year to network with their peers and learn the SEM tips, tactics and strategies that aren’t covered online.

Over 2,000 search and digital enthusiasts are expected once again at SES Chicago – your customers, colleagues and competition will be in attendance – will you?
Link: SES Chicago

 

MacWorld 2010

February 9-13, 2010, San Francisco, CA

Price: Free registration for expo hall
Venue:
Moscone Centre
Featured Speakers:
Not Yet Announced
Description:
Macworld Conference & Expo is a five day celebration that will educate, entertain, and immerse you in the Mac community.

With two full halls of exhibitors, Macworld offers access to hundreds of Mac products and services, paired with expert advice, demonstrations and instruction.

Macworld conference programs feature industry leading minds, presenting cutting edge product training on the topics you most want to see. Whether you are a creative professional or a Mac IT pro, Macworld has the conference content, special presentations, exhibit hall highlights and experiences that meet your specific Mac needs.
Link:
Macworld 2010

 

Canada

 

Massive Technology Show

May 7, Toronto, ON

Price: $449.00
Venue:
Hilton Toronto
Featured Speakers:
Dave Stevens – General Manager, MySpace, Darrell MacMullin – Country Manager, PayPal, Jason Brommet – Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
Description:
The Massive Technology Show is Canada’s leading small business tradeshow and conference.

This one day event shows companies with 1 to 250 employees how to embrace the power of technology. Massive is recognized nationally for its combination of practical yet dynamic content.

The informative technology displays, both national and local, and the series of speaker presentations and panel discussions make this the definitive event for small business.
Link:
Massive Technology Show

 

Wordcamp 2009

May 8-10, Toronto, ON

Price: $50.00
Venue:
The OASI
Description:
BackSpaceStudios and PHUG – Open Source Culture, will be hosting WordCamp Toronto 2009!

We want to explore WordPress to a higher degree and we’re looking for a bigger venue, sponsorships and more! In 2009, we would like to expand the conference to include all walks of WordPress life, from commercial to non-profit, from amateur to professional bloggers, designers and developers, and explore other ways in which WordPress is being used outside the blogging community.
Link:
Wordcamp 2009

 

SES Toronto

June 8-10, Toronto, ON

Price: $1295 Cdn
Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto
Featured Speakers: Tara Hunt, Author,The Whuffie Factor, Emanuel Rosen, Author, The Anatomy of Buzz
Description:
The definitive digital event for marketers, corporate decision makers, webmasters and search engine marketers (SEMs), including pay per click (PPC) advertisers and search engine optimization (SEO) professionals.

Attend SES Toronto, network with your peers, and learn the tips, tactics and strategies that will grow your business online. Now in its 6th year, the event is organized and programmed in cooperation with Andrew Goodman, the SES Advisory Board and SearchEngineWatch.com, the leading authority on Search Engine Marketing.
Link: SES Toronto

 

United Kingdom

 

Search Marketing Expo – SMX London

May 18-19, London

Price: 895 pounds
Venue: New Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden
Featured Speakers:
Rand Fishkin, CEO, SEOmoz, Graham Cooke, Senior eCommerce project manager, Google, Mel Carson, adCenter Community Manager – Europe, Microsoft
Description:
No one has been programming search marketing conferences longer than the Search Marketing Expo content team. No one.

Our people created the world’s first major search marketing conference and expo in 1999, and we’ve overseen over 50 search marketing events since.

Quality programming is the number one concern of this experienced team.Just as a newspaper or magazine has editorial content, produced by independent writers, SMX has editorial sessions where those who are speaking are selected based on the knowledge and experience they provide to conference attendees.
Link: Search Marketing Expo


 

Usability Week

June 22-27, London

Price: GBP 2,221 (for all 6 days)
Venue: The Victoria Park Plaza
Featured Speakers: Jakob Nielsen, Kara Pernice, Hoa Loranger, Janelle Estes, Bruce ‘Tog’ Tognazzini
Description:
Usability Week 2009 takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a three-day intensive session on interaction design, and several specialized, day-long tutorials on core usability topics.

Come for as few or as many days as you want. Our conferences are both broad and deep, and most sessions are designed to accommodate people with different levels of usability experience, from novice to expert.
Link: Usability Week

 

Australia

 

CSS and Accessibility Workshop

May 18-19, Sydney

Price: AUD$850.00
Venue: The Portside Conference Centre
Featured Speakers: Russ Weakley, standards-based web designer, developer and trainer from Max Design, Roger Hudson, from Web Usability has a post-graduate certificate in Internet Marketing and provides website usability and accessibility services to corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations.
Description: A hands-on workshop with accessibility expert, Roger Hudson, and CSS expert, Russ Weakley. This two-day workshop will teach you how to build WCAG 2 accessible websites using XHTML/CSS.
Link: CSS and Accessibility Workshop

 

CSS and Accessibility Workshop

May 21-22, Canberra

Price: AUD$850.00
Venue: Marque Canberra
Featured Speakers: Russ Weakley, standards-based web designer, developer and trainer from Max Design, Roger Hudson, from Web Usability has a post-graduate certificate in Internet Marketing and provides website usability and accessibility services to corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations.
Description: A hands-on workshop with accessibility expert, Roger Hudson, and CSS expert, Russ Weakley. This two-day workshop will teach you how to build WCAG 2 accessible websites using XHTML/CSS.
Link: CSS and Accessibility Workshop

 

CSS and Accessibility Workshop

May 25-26, Melbourne

Price: AUD$850.00
Venue: Collins Street Business Centre
Featured Speakers: Russ Weakley, standards-based web designer, developer and trainer from Max Design, Roger Hudson, from Web Usability has a post-graduate certificate in Internet Marketing and provides website usability and accessibility services to corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations.
Description: A hands-on workshop with accessibility expert, Roger Hudson, and CSS expert, Russ Weakley. This two-day workshop will teach you how to build WCAG 2 accessible websites using XHTML/CSS.
Link: CSS and Accessibility Workshop

 

CSS and Accessibility Workshop

May 28-29, Brisbane

Price: AUD$850.00
Venue: Australian Institute of Management (AIM)
Featured Speakers: Russ Weakley, standards-based web designer, developer and trainer from Max Design, Roger Hudson, from Web Usability has a post-graduate certificate in Internet Marketing and provides website usability and accessibility services to corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations.
Description: A hands-on workshop with accessibility expert, Roger Hudson, and CSS expert, Russ Weakley. This two-day workshop will teach you how to build WCAG 2 accessible websites using XHTML/CSS.
Link: CSS and Accessibility Workshop

 

Usability Week

July 27-August 1, Sydney

Price: AUD $4,999 (for all 6 days)
Venue: Hilton Sydney
Featured Speakers:
Jakob Nielsen, Kara Pernice, Hoa Loranger, Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini
Description:
Usability Week 2009 takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a three-day intensive session on interaction design, and several specialized, day-long tutorials on core usability topics.

Come for as few or as many days as you want. Our conferences are both broad and deep, and most sessions are designed to accommodate people with different levels of usability experience, from novice to expert.
Link: Usability Week

 

Brazil

 

SMX Sao Paulo (Portugese)

4 de Agosto, Sao Paulo

Price: 350-400 real
Venue: Hotel Unique
Featured Speakers: Danny Sullivan, Fundador do SMX
Description: Volta a São Paulo o evento de Search Engine Marketing (Marketing em Sites de Busca) mais importante do mundo, com edições nos Estados Unidos, Europa, Austrália, América Latina e China.

O mercado está cada vez mais competitivo e somente as empresas com as melhores estratégias poderão sobreviver à evolução dos algoritmos dos sites de busca – no posicionamento da busca orgânica – e à crescente competitividade das campanhas de Links Patrocinados. Além disso, Google, Yahoo! e Microsoft continuam expandindo seus negócios e criam cada vez mais oportunidades.

O SMX São Paulo servirá para explorar essas oportunidades e analisar as previsões para o futuro, oferecendo painéis com os melhores experts dos Estados Unidos, Brasil e Europa.
Link: SMX Sao Paulo

 

Germany

 

UX Intensive

May 11-14, Berlin

Price: $2395.00
Venue: Park Inn
Featured Speakers:
An intense four-day workshop led by the creative professionals at Adaptive Path.
Description:
This four-day workshop series is for experienced professionals wanting to take their practice to the next level.

We examine the key elements that contribute to a successful interactive experience: Design Strategy, Design Research, Interaction Design and Information Architecture.

Each workshop is led by Adaptive Path’s team of experts. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Link: UX Intensive

 

SES Hamburg (German)

June 2009, Hamburg

Price: To Be Announced
Venue: Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall
Featured Speakers: Not Yet Announced
Description: If you have not been able to make any of the other SES events, it is time to mark your calendar because you need to be in Germany at Search Engine Strategies Hamburg.

Don’t be left behind as your fellow marketers and SES World-wide Alumni gather to learn how to maximize search engine marketing opportunities and stay informed of the latest search developments and solutions in this area.
Link: SES Hamburg

 

Singapore

 

SMX Singapore

July 2-3 2009, Singapore

Price: SGD$1395
Venue: TBA
Featured Speakers:
TBA
Description: Come and join us in Singapore on 2nd and 3rd July, 2009 and learn advanced SEO & SEM skills from global experts.

Search Marketing Expo & Conference – SMX Singapore is already the “must-attend” interactive and search engine marketing event of the year in Asia, delivering superior value to conference delegates and exhibit hall attendees alike.
Link: SMX Singapore

 

Spain

 

SMX Madrid (Spanish)

3 y 4 de Junio, Madrid

Price: 580 Euros
Venue: Convention Centre IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
Featured Speakers:
Barney Pell, Search Strategist and Evangelist y fundador de Powerset (A Microsoft Company)
Russell E. Perry, CEO de 123people.com, Faisal Galaria, Director General Internacional de Kayak y responsable de negocio para las regiones de EMEA y Asia
Description: Los buscadores son para millones de usuarios en todo el mundo la puerta de acceso a internet más importante y el marketing en buscadores la herramienta más rentable y precisa para miles de empresas que quieren convertirlos en potenciales clientes.

SMX es la serie de conferencias de Danny Sullivan, mundialmente reconocido como el gurú del search. SMX Madrid servirá para explorar esas oportunidades y analizar los desarrollos futuros, ofreciendo paneles con los mayores expertos de España y USA.
Link: SMX Madrid

 

Sweden

 

Search Marketing Expo – SMX Stockholm

October 12-13, Stockholm

Price: TBA
Venue: City Conference Center
Featured Speakers: TBA
Description:
SMX — Search Marketing Expo — is the search engine marketing conference from Third Door Media, the company behind the Search Engine Land news site and the Search Marketing Now webcast series. SMX is programmed by the sharpest minds in search marketing.

Together, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and executive editor Chris Sherman have covered the topics, interviewed the luminaries and educated a generation of search marketers.
Link: Search Marketing Expo


Have you attended any of these conferences? Which ones do you recommend? Did we miss anyone? Please add it in the comments’ area and we may add it to the article.


  • http://www.iconfinder.net Martin Leblanc

    Nothing in copenhagen :-(

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Maybe you should organize one there…. it always starts with one person :)

  • http://www.dawghousedesignstudio.com Jan

    Great list, Walter! Would love to join these someday, especially An Event Apart! FOWD should be on this list, too.

  • http://www.danhbaweb20.com/ Danh ba web 2.0

    Nothing in Ho Chi Minh City too !

  • http://www.dorfrevier.ch Tommy Holiday

    who can pay these prices?! =(

  • V1

    I’m visiting MAX 2009, hopefully as speaker, if not than as guest.
    And you miss these events:

    http://en.oreilly.com/velocity2009
    http://code.google.com/events/io/

    Probably more to. Flash on the beach? http://www.flashonthebeach.com/

  • http://c2il.com suresh

    Hi ther!

    I would like to know if there is such workshop nor seminar in INDIA for Interaction designers. Pls let me know.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Suresh babu.P

  • http://inspiredm.com/ Mike

    very good roundup, thx!

  • http://www.madinspain.com Wences

    There’s another one in Madrid, next 26-27th june
    MAD 009
    http://www.madinspain.com

  • http://twitter.com/deeDesign Dee

    None in South Africa :(

    There is one in Cape Town called the Design Indaba.
    People from all over the world come to speak and its a 3 day event:

    http://www.designindaba.com/conference/home

  • http://www.joomladays.nl BelowZero

    Joomla!Days Netherlands
    12 & 13 June, Mercure Hotel Nieuwegein The Netherlands
    The Joomla!Days Netherlands, discover all aspects of the Joomla!™ CMS, meet other users and follow trainings given by Joomla! professionals.
    Two days full of lectures about various Joomla! topics!
    http://www.joomladays.nl

  • http://www.dawghousedesignstudio.com Jan

    And oh, SXSW is a good one too! – http://sxsw.com/

  • http://www.blog.exxcorpio.com Luis Eduardo

    Nothing for the moment in France, I can not believe it, but I’d try to go to UK for one of the conference there.

  • http://www.chrispierre.com Chris Pierre

    Hey!
    Has anyone ever heard of any up an coming events or conferences in the South Florida region?

  • http://www.sleepyhero.com Eli Penner

    Obviously it would be nearly impossible to visit all of these events, but it’s a good idea to bookmark this list and then check back in a month or so. They will sometimes post videos of the speakers and these videos are a cheap alternative.

  • http://www.kingsofcode.nl Sander van der Vliet

    Please add Kings of Code!

    Date: June 29-30, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Price: € 160,- early bird / € 195,-
    Venue: Tuschinski theater
    Featured Speakers:

    Joe Stump / Lead architect at Digg.com
    Francisco Tolmasky / Creator of Cappuccino & Objective-J
    J. Chris Anderson / CouchDB Contributor

    More speakers will join the list soon…

    Description:

    Kings of Code aims to be the most exciting web developers gathering in Europe. At June 29-30 we expect 600 web developers to explore, share and discuss the latest developments and best practices in web development technologies. Kings of Code offers a mix of front-end and back-end talks presented by leading international speakers in the open source space. A great event to learn new stuff and meet fellow coders.

    Link: http://www.kingsofcode.nl

  • http://www.chiragjsolanki.com chirag

    hai

    :(

    No list in INDIA

  • Marc

    FITC Chicago in June 09 appears to be canceled. :(

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Yep, I’ve just updated the post, thanks for the info.

  • http://www.onedesign.ro Onedesign

    Guys should review their prices. Interesting list. Maybe you get some help adding events from other countries.

  • http://www.plcinfo.ca Valerie Babin

    We need more conferences in Canada!!

  • http://photoshopea.com javo

    wow, tanto para aprender, esta genial esta agenda, lastima que no hay nada por aca (Bolivia)

    wow, so much to learn, that this great book, nothing is hurt by that here (Bolivia)

  • http://www.microsoft.com/netherlands/mixeurope Daniëlle Loppé

    In just a few weeks time, MIX essentials Europe in the Netherlands!

    The 411:

    MIX essentials Europe
    May 28-29, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Price: Day 1 business track € 98, Days 1 & 2 technical track € 374
    Venue: World Forum Den Haag
    Featured Speakers: David Chappell (www.davidchappell.com), Alex Zambelli (Media Technology Evangelist, Microsoft), Peter-Paul Koch (www.quirksmode.org), and many more
    Description: Take your web development and design skills to the next level at Mix essentials Europe. Now in its fourth year, the MIX essentials Europe conference is a gathering of designers and developers who are building the world’s most innovative web sites.

    Attendees are coders, strategists, information architects, visual designers, UX professionals and digital marketers. They represent top web sites, web start-ups, interactive agencies and other organizations that do business on the Web.

    Link: http://www.microsoft.com/netherlands/mixeurope

  • http://www.daandelange.com/ Daan

    Same as Luis, where’s France with webdesign ?

  • http://be-ayano.com AYANO

    WOW! AWESOME! I was looking for something like this all the time! Thank you so much!

  • http://ihateppl.com heather

    Nothing in Cuba?? :O

  • jim

    the focus is too much on events in america and the prices are ridiculous.

  • ooh

    Nothing in Mars? :(

  • http://formfunctionclass.com/ Philippine Web Designers Organization

    In the Philippines we’re holding a web design conference on July 10, 2009 at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. Visit http://formfunctionclass.com/ for more details.

  • Chris Estes

    There’s a France now?

    Seriously, the last graph states:

    “If you know of an event that you believe should be added, please leave a comment or email us and we will update the page regularly based on your feedback. We will only include events that are of interest to web design professionals.”

  • http://www.stephenthomas.com/about Stephen

    Check out the Big (D)esign Conference in Dallas. It’s only $50, and $20 for students. You can’t beat that. http://bigdesignconference.com/

  • Jaime

    weeeeee carisimos…

  • vmial

    Please arrange like this Classes in india.

  • http://www.nurbsatwork.com Osito

    Nothing in Holland?

  • http://www.microsoft.com/netherlands/mixeurope Daniëlle Loppé

    Yes, there is! 28 + 29 May: Mix Essentials Europe in The Hague :)

    http://www.devdays.nl/mix (dutch)
    http://www.microsoft.com/netherlands/mixeurope (english)

  • http://ryanm.site90.net ryanm

    How about in the PHILIPPINES? Anyone?

  • http://www.cancelbubble.com cancelBubble

    Full Frontal – JavaScript Conference – 20th November 2009
    Brighton, UK

    http://2009.full-frontal.org

  • http://www.uk-conference-venues.co.uk/uksbdconf/top-10-conference-venues-in-the-east.html Conferencing and Events

    What a wonderful Conferencing and Events, and thank you for running such a great contest!

  • http://www.rzmota.com rzmota

    Nothing interesting in Poland or Central-East Europe (without Germany)?

    Too bad!

  • http://thaidox.com michael

    Anyone know of any european SEO or web design meetings in switzerland, amsterdam or france during time period of June 12-20th. I need to attend something of interest. Thanks for your help please send me any link or info.
    drmap

  • http://www.maaikedelaat.nl Maaike

    Upcoming in the Netherlands
    Design for Conversion | june 12 2009 | http://designforconversion.nl/
    Fronteers congress | november 5 and 6 2009 | http://fronteers.nl/congres/2009

  • http://www.onextrapixel.com Terrance(OXP)

    Well, just an event in Singapore and it’s not even design related.

  • http://www.chotrul.com/skills/seo-marketing.html Chotrul Web Design

    Would have loved to have gone to Search Marketing Expo in London … maybe next year?

    I guess this list would have been great for US viewers, but given it is titled ‘worldwide’ I have to say the coverage of the vast majority of the world was rather poor!!!!

    That may actually have been the first critical thing I’ve ever had to say about an article on Web Designer Depot, your site is that good!!!

  • henrylow

    The Center for Media Research has released a study by Vertical Response that shows just where many of these ‘Main Street’ players are going with their online dollars. The big winners: e-mail and social media. With only 3.8% of small business folks NOT planning on using e-mail marketing and with social media carrying the perception of being free (which they so rudely discover it is far from free) this should make some in the banner and search crowd a little wary.
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    dont forget about sxsw. very helpful