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After a brilliant first year in New York in 2014, we are happy to announce that we will be returning to Big Apple in late 2018! Yes, in October we’ll be back in the beautiful city for our second SmashingConf New York, bringing our own take on a great conference experience to our wonderful west coast audience. Expect a friendly, valuable and inspiring community event that will help web designers and developers alike, become better at what we do.

The main focus of the conference is to give new insight into how we can work together to solve current design problems or brainstorm workflow solutions! Use the experience of your fellow attendees and speakers to create new ideas or develop old thoughts and tasks. Two workshop days and two full conference days, neatly packed with practical talks on smart techniques, clever strategies, useful tools, as well as lots of learning, sharing and networking.

Smashing Conference New York 2018

The Smashing Conference is a four-day event for professional web designers and web developers, to be held in the beautiful St. Luke’s Church near the Golden Gate Bridge and right off the Bay. We have invited outstanding, inspiring speakers, and workshop leaders who will make up a day full of stimulating, expert workshops.

We’d like to explore what works and doesn’t work in actual real-life projects. That’s why the conference will be focused on practical takeaways, workflows and hands-on insights. The goal is that every talk will deliver tangible, actionable points that we all will be able to learn from and use right away.

On Monday, October 22nd and Thursday, October 25th, we’ll host full-day workshops at the Westin Times Square. We’re also preparing a pre-conference-evening for attendees to meet before the event, with a range of talks by the attendees, so stay tuned for more information on that!

Tuesday and Wednesday are conference days, dedicated to high-quality talks by some of the most well-respected and talented experts in the industry. We always keep the friendly and informal atmosphere at our events, so grabbing a drink or coffee with a speaker won’t be an issue. A party in the evening will give you an opportunity to relax and network after a long first day.

The ticket sales start on Tuesday, May 29th, with the regular ticket price $599.00 — including all booking fees.

You can save $100 when purchasing both a conference ticket and a workshop. Student discounts (25% off) are available upon request as well.


Conference & Workshop Venue

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. If we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Dietary Requirements

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know! Contact us at and we will get you set up!

Why Smashing Conference?

Since 2006, Smashing Magazine has been delivering useful and innovative information to web designers and developers around the world. The design community is full of talented and hard-working folks who come up with brilliant ideas every day. We provide a platform to share and discuss the work and knowledge of the best designers and developers out there, chase down the latest developments in the industry and stay on top of new techniques, methods, workflows and tricks.

We aim to deliver the same high-quality content as our readers have come to expect from Smashing Magazine, while adding a personal touch to create an experience that brings great value to everyone involved. We’d love you to share how you work, design, code and build the web today and how we can all benefit from our experience to get better at our work.

Smashing Conference Facts Sheet

  • What? A community event for web designers and developers, featuring experts from the web design community
  • Who? The main organizers are Smashing Magazine’s Vitaly Friedman and the Smashing Team
  • When? October 3-6, 2018 (conference on 7th and 8th, workshops on 22nd and 25th)
  • Where? New York City, NY
  • Conference venue: New World Stages, Manhattan, NYC
  • Workshop venue: Westin Times Square
  • Tickets: 400
  • Ticket prices: Conference passes cost $599.00 Student discounts are available.

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