Web Directions Product Design & Management 2021 Australia's conference for Product professionals

On hiatus

a global, remote-only conference for Product professionals, covering product design and product management.

Product is on hiatus for now

Covid-19 has impacted and transformed much of our lives. In response, Web Directions has taken our events online. As part of this reassessment, we've thought deeply about what makes for great online conferences, and the focus and depth of our programs is a key part of that.

For our online conferences we're focussing on one part of our traditional audience, front end developers, and delivering 6 highly focussed in depth conferences for this audience across the year.

We hope to be able to return in-person with our annual Summit which will include product and design focussed tracks when feasible.

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Over 600 presentations from 450 world leading experts at 32 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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Extraordinary speakers

We're assembling a world–class lineup of product design and management experts for you.

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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.

We hope our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit will take place in Sydney as soon as it is practicable.

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.