Great design is no longer a nice to have for successful digital products, services and customer experiences. It's vitally important. Design brings world leading experts across the design spectrum to share their insights and expertise. If you are involved with the design of digital product or services, you can't afford to miss this one-of-a-kind Australian event. Only in Melbourne, arguably Australia's Design capital.
Who's it for?
Design is for everyone involved with the design of great products and services. From user research, to product owners and managers, UX, CX, IxD and Product Designers. Design Managers, Art and Creative Directors.
Real World Knowledge
For well over a decade, Web Directions has been holding conferences for web and digital creators, both for engineering as well design professionals.
Each of our conferences features real world, actionable knowledge, from leading practitioners, from around Australia and the world.
- 200+ Passionate attendees
- 20 World leading speakers
- 2 intense days
Keen to speak at this event?
If you're keen to speak at this or one of our other events in 2019, we'd love to hear from you.
Our Call for Presentations for out 2019 events are open now, and close
- For Design and Design Leaders on January 25th 2019
- For Code and Code Leaders on March 29th 2019
- For Product, on April 27 2019
- For Summit (design, product and engineering tracks) June 30 2019
- For Culture creating better teams and workplace cultures) June 30 2019
Read more and propose a presentation at our Speaking page.
Missed last year?
If you missed the inaugural Design conference, then you can see the full program, to get a sense of what we cover, and what's in store for 2019.
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Praise for past Web Directions events
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!
inventor "responsive Web design"
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite
founder Campaign Monitor
Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, 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.
In 2019, we'll be organising Design, Design Leaders, Code and Code Leaders in Melbourne, and Web Directions Summit, and Culture in Sydney
John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 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 rightly 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.