The Best Conferences in 2017 for Web Design

Another year, another chance to attend some great conferences. Whether you’re soaking up the sun in California or strolling down Marienplatz chances are there’s a conference in your neighborhood. As web designers, developers, frontend engineers, ux/ui designers or whatever title you take, going to these events are beneficial. Let’s get started! Here’s a list of conferences in 2017 for web design.

Digital-Life-Design DLD Munich
January 15–17, 2017
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Though it’s invitation only, one can apply for a ticket. There will be worldwide events held to connect the DLD community. Listed as a place for thinkers and creators.

February 2–3, 2017
London, England, UK
With a website that requires 3D glasses, Awwwards is going all out with this year’s conference. Speakers include Romain Colin, Keiichi Matsuda and Mike Kus. Workshops dive into data visualisation and virtual reality. A packed schedule with inspirational talks, networking events and prize giveaways.

February 6–8, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
As the name implies this is a developer conference that is JavaScript focused.

Interaction 17
February 3–8, 2017
New York, NY, US
“Join more than 1,000 design leaders, professionals, and students for IxDA’s 10th annual gathering with six days of events, talks, workshops, and awards.”

Leading Developer
February 21, 2017
New York, NY, US
A one day conference for technical leads. Experts hand advice with inductions to new technologies.

Mobile+Web DevCon
March 1–3, 2017 
San Francisco, CA, US
“Master iOS, Android & web dev tools & design”

TOCA ME Design Conference
March 4, 2017
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Ran by TOCA Me design studio, this conference brings together speakers, designers, digital artists and musicians with the overarching theme of communication. Though noted on their site last year’s tickets sold out and early registration is advised.

Google Cloud Next ’17
March 8–10, 2017 
San Francisco, CA, US
“See what’s coming from the Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, Maps, and Devices teams.”

SXSW Conference
March 10–19, 2017
Austin, TX, US
“Provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network.”

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Adobe Summit | The Digital Marketing Conference
March 19–23, 2017
Las Vegas, NV, US
A place “for digital marketing professionals”. This “Summit has the latest insights from the world’s leading digital marketing experts. Discover new strategies to transform your business and deliver customer experiences that are personal, engaging, and consistent across every device — experiences that build lasting customer loyalty.”

Orlando Code Camp ✔ *attended
April 8, 2017
Orlando, FL, US
One day to soak up knowledge focusing on “coding, databases and related technologies, concepts and practices.” A lovely “learning event for programming professionals and students”.
Learn about my experience at Orlando Code Camp.

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Creative South 2017
April 6–9, 2017
Columbus, Georgia, US
I first learned of Creative South from a promo reel played at an AIGA event. A fellow designer tightly grasped my arm as it played. Her excitement matched the video’s feel. I attribute the name “Creative South” being embedded in my brain to the feeling my arm felt once released. This is a weekend long event of creative thinking, collaboration and exploration. “Come as friends and leave as family”.

Digital-Life-Design DLD Munich
May 10–11, 2017
New York, NY, US
Though it’s invitation only, like it’s Germany counterpart, one can apply for a ticket. There will be worldwide events held to connect the DLD community. Listed as a place for thinkers and creators.

The Next Web Europe
May 18–19, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A great place to discover what’s going on and future trends in The Next Web. Help invent the future in this “not your average tech event”. This includes speakers, investors, startup competition and more.

WordCamp Europe 2017
June 15–17, 2017
Paris, France
At last year’s location Vienna they announced Paris would be the 2017 host. Releasing 2,000 tickets without promotion already about 500 tickets sold. It’s expected the Paris event will be “bigger and better than ever.” Word of advice “you don’t want to miss out just because you forgot to get your ticket in time.”

Adobe MAX — The Creativity Conference
October 16–20, 2017 
The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV, US
Held by Adobe Systems, this large function draws those in from all walks of life. With keynotes and sessions held daily. During the conference they announce the winner of the Adobe Max award.

WordCamp US 2017
For more WordCamps:
December 1–3, 2017
Nashville, TN, US
Hear the “State of the Word” as WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg “share his thoughts on WordPress today, where it’s headed in the future, and answer questions from the audience”. Two days of sessions with contributor day on Sunday. It’s “3-days of WordPress education, inspiration, and fun”.

Google I/O 2017
Coming Soon
San Francisco, CA, US

Adobe Creative Jam
With various locations and times, you’re certain to find an event near you.
A Look Back at My First Adobe Creative Jam.

An Event Apart

Seattle, WA, US
Apr 3–5, 2017

Boston, MA, US
May 15–17, 2017

Washington DC, US
Jul 10–12, 2017

Chicago, IL, US
Aug 28–30, 2017

San Francisco, CA, US
Oct 30-Nov 1, 2017

Denver, CO, US
Dec 11–13, 2017
“Build your skills in the company of the smartest developers, designers, and strategists in the industry.” Events spread across the United States providing a range of speakers and sessions.

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