When preparing a conference, we care deeply about how practical and valuable it will be. With our very first SmashingConf L.A. (oh my!) on April 27–29th 2015, we'll focus on hands-on techniques and strategies. Be it your workflow, front-end, design, UX or nerdy performance tricks. In fact, we've prepared quite a treat for you:
Santa Monica in L.A. — not a common location for web conferences. Until now. Image credit.
Two full days packed with practical design/front-end talks and workshops—you'll leave with a treasure of useful tips and tricks applicable to your work right away!
Intimate, personal event with only 450 attendees. No crowded multi-track experience. 1 track, 2 days, 16 thoroughly curated speakers and lots of networking.
A quite spectacular conference experience in Santa Monica, right at the coast of the Pacific ocean, with an onshore ocean breeze and sunshine in the back!
First Confirmed Speakers
The speakers line-up is filling up, but of course we aren't going to reveal everything just yet. To spice up your appetite a bit, here are the first confirmed speakers:
We've prepared a neat Convince Your Boss (PDF) (0.15 Mb) that you can use to convince your colleagues, friends, neighbours and total strangers to join you or send you to the event. We know that you will not be disappointed.
"8 reasons why you should send your incredibly hard-working, deserving employee to the SmashingConf" (PDF). Quite self-explanatory, really.
Of course we'd love you to be on board as well. Perhaps you'd like to be part of the event? We're looking for some very special sponsors; if you're interested, check out the options available Sponsoring Opportunities (PDF, 0.9MB) — we'll make sure it's worth it!
Why This Conference Is For You
The conference is for you because you'll learn lots of valuable techniques and meet fantastic, like-minded people from the industry. You'll learn:
How to improve user experience and design workflow,
Strategies for building fast responsive websites,
Front-end techniques for scalable designs,
How to make use of pattern libraries and style guides,