Web Directions aaa 2023

Global, Online2023

accessibility engineering for front end developers

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About Access All Areas (aaa)

Accessibility has been central to the Web since its inception (it's called the World Wide Web to reflect the intention of its creators that the Web be accessible to all regardless of among other things disability).

There are many great accessibility focussed conferences around the world, so why another one? Most of those conferences are designed for accessibility experts, and often address a broad range of topics associated wth accessibility.

We've created Access All Areas (AAA) for web and front end developers, for many of whom accessibility engineering is a relatively small part of their day-to-day. Our aim is to keep front end professionals up to date with developments in accessibility technologies and practices, to help them deliver a web for all.

Who's it for?

Access All Areas is for web and front end developers, engineering managers, CTOs–everyone responsible for developing web sites and applications.

In depth knowledge

All Web Directions conferences feature in-depth knowledge from real world experts. Some you'll know, many you won't, but all bring a world of experience and knowledge.

speakers and audience
  • 12+ Transformational speakers
  • 8+ Hours of content
  • 2 Deep sessions
  • 1 Extraordinary Conference

Your Convenor

We're incredibly excited, and privileged to have Sara Soueidan as our convenor, putting together the program for this inaugural edition.

Sara's a Web UI and design systems engineer, who helps companies and organizations build modern, resilient, and inclusive Web user interfaces and design systems, with a strong focus on responsive design, performance, and accessibility. She’s renowned as a speaker and educator.

Sara Soueidan

Extraordinary speakers

We're assembling a world–class lineup of accessibility engineering experts for you.

Keep up to date with Announcements

Want to know when our program drops, and tickets go on sale ? Let us know below and we'll email you when the program is announced. And why not follow us on Twitter?

Attend your way

Attend AAA online, alongside some or all of our other front end engineering focussed conferences in 2023.

Or attend AAA as part of a membership to our comprehensive conference platform, Conffab. Conffab features hundreds of conference videos from our conferences, and other great conferences around the world.

All Conference Pass

  • all 6 planned online conferences live

  • all planned conferences videos

  • 12 months Conffab plus membership

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  • $595

AAA+

  • AAA conference

  • AAA conference videos

  • 12 months Conffab plus membership

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  • $295 early bird
  • $395 Standard

AAA classic

  • AAA conference

  • AAA conference videos

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  • $195 early bird
  • $295 Standard

All planned online Web Directions conferences

Access to all online Web Directions conferences in 2022/23–50+ hours of content.

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AAA Conference
Early 2023

  • 2 in-depth sessions
  • 6+ hours of content
  • World Leading experts
  • Hallway Track
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AAA Conference Videos

All the AAA conference presentations, captioned, transcribed and more

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12 months Conffab plus membership

1 year access to our growing library of hundreds of conference presentation videos from world leading conferences

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Find the conference pass for you

Attend your way

Attend AAA online, or as part a membership to our comprehensive conference platform, Conffab.

Conffab features hundreds of conference videos from our conferences, and other great conferences around the world.

All Conference Pass

  • all 6 planned online conferences live

  • all planned conference videos

  • Conffab presentation library

  •  
  • $595

Conffab Premium

AAA+

  • AAA conference

  • AAA conference videos

  • Conffab presentation library

  • $295 early bird
  • $395 Standard

Register AAA+

AAA classic

  • AAA conference

  • AAA conference videos

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  • $195 until April 6th
  • $295 Standard

Register AAA Classic

Re-imagined as remote-only

In response to the unique challenges of COVID-19 we transformed our conferences into remote only events. But we wanted to go way beyond what most online events delvier.

Building on the extensive work we've done with our conference presentation platform Conffab, our conferences have been re-imagined from the ground up the conference experience, not just ports of traditional conferences to the Web.

With a focus on highly engaging, expertly filmed and edited, screen-oriented presentations, alongside spaces to connect, communicate and keep in touch with everything around the conference, you'll be immersed as if you were there–maybe even more so.

small screenshot of our conffab live conference platform

How does Access All Areas work?

Most online conferences run just like in-person conferences–one or two jam-packed days, of live streamed presentation. But with so many folks working remotely, and spending so much of their day in front of a screen we felt it was imperative to rethink this, and do something differently.

Hosted on our own purpose built platform, like all our online events, Access All Areas takes place over 2 consecutive Fridays. Each sessions runs around 4 hours (with a bit of downtime built-in), Plus each session runs 3 times so wherever you are in the world, you can participate along with your peers, from the comfort of your own home (or maybe office).

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Web Directions Summit 2022

Sydney, December 1st and 2nd, 2022

Our legendary Web Directions Summit returns in-person, December 1 and 2 in Sydney, bigger and better than ever.

In 2022, we'll feature brand new React Ecosystem, Junior Dev and Content Strategy/Design tracks alongside our long running front end dev, design, and product tracks.

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Web Directions Conffab

750+ presentations from more than 550 world leading experts at over 40 conferences…and counting

All for $19.95 per month.

Or, get access to all our online events throughout the year as part of a Conffab Premium membership, for just $59.95 per month.

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Diversity Scholarships

We have diversity scholarships available for all our events. These provide full attendance just like any other attendee. We don't draw attention to those who have received a scholarship, but do look to make connections between them, and with our diversity sponsors, to help ensure the most valuable possible experience.

Our Scholarships focus on people who are unemployed, under-employed, self employed or in the early stages (up to 3 years) of their careers who identify as belonging to a group or groups under-represented at events like ours, and who might otherwise find it difficult to afford to attend.

Read more and apply at our diversity page.

Partners

We work closely with our partners and their technologies to deliver world leading online conferences.

Contact us for more on how we work can work with you to help you be even more awesome.

Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over 15 years brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, product managers indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're switching things up a bit for 2020, 2021 (and beyond). We're delivering 6 highly focussed front end development conferences online.

And, our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit returns to Sydney in December 2022, bigger and better than ever.

vignettes from our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for nearly 30 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.