Web Directions Product://remote Design & Management 2020 Australia's conference for Product professionals

Exclusively OnlineNovember 2020

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

Re-imagined as remote-only

In response to the unique challenges of COVID-19 Web Directions Product will now take place remote only. But expect much more than just Zoom based presentations and Slack channels.

Building on the extensive work we've done with our conference presentation platform Conffab, Product://remote aims to re-imagine from the ground up the conference experience, not just port the traditional conference 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.

How will Product://remote be held?

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

So Product://remote will take place over 4 consecutive Fridays (or Thursday for those on the other side of the date line). It will run for 3 and a half hours each session (with a bit of downtime built-in), which also means folks can attend anywhere from the West Coast of the US and Canada, right across to Hong Kong and Singapore either during their workday, or not too much outside it.

This means you'll be attending with folks from across the world, from the comfort of your own home (or maybe office), which we find incredibly exciting.

Our Expert Advisors

We've assembled a team of expert advisors to help ensure we deliver the best possible remote-first experience.

Matheus Siqueira
Matheus brings his years of film making expertise to create compelling remote-first presentations.

Matheus Siqueira,
Filmaker and Editor

Manisha Amin
Manisha Amin and the Centre for Inclusive Design will help ensure the most inclusive event possible.

Manisha Amin,
Centre for Inclusive Design

Tarek Said and Sarah Ewen
Our presentation gurus, Tarek Said and Sarah Ewen will work with speakers to deliver highly engaging presentations.

Public Speaking for Life

Why Product?

COVID19 has already changed our lives, how we work, how we connect and communicate. And while many of us, understandably, live in the hope that when all this blows over, life will return to "normal", many of these changes are here permanently.

Product asks experts in product design and product management to address the question "what does what we do look like post-COVID19?". How do teams communicate? How do we do strategy, research, product management? What challenges have been heightened, and what is less relevant?

If these are issues you're facing and considering, then Product is for you.

For product designers we'll cover all things product design: from research to content, UX, UI, IxD, as well as visual design, and designops.

For product owners and managers we'll cover product management and leadership, and the whole product lifecycle–from communication to discovery, onboarding to growth, strategy and more.

Who's it for?

Product is designed for Product managers and owners, heads of product, and other professionals responsible for delivering digital products.

And it's designed for everyone involved with the design of dgital products and services. From user research, UX, CX, IxD and Product Designers, Design Managers, Art and Creative Directors, content developers and strategists.

In short, if you're involved in delivering product, Product is for you.

Real World Knowledge

As with all our conferences there's no waffling panels or thinly veiled sponsor content, just real world experts, all chosen for their expertise and independence.

speakers and audience
  • 20+ Transformational speakers
  • 12+ Hours of content
  • 4 Deep sessions
  • 1 Extraordinary Month

Web Directions Conffab

Over 560 presentations from 437 world leading experts at 32 conferences…and counting

Plus hundreds of eBooks and online courses from Wiley, Packt, SitePoint, A Book Apart and other leading publishers.

And, get a Code://Remote and Product://Remote pass as part of a Conffab Premium membership,for just $39.95 per month.

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Find the conference pass for you

Attend Product alone, or as part of our comprehensive training platform, Conffab.

Conffab Premium

  • Conffab Premium Annual membership

  • Product conference

  • Product conference videos

  • $395 annually or
  • $39 monthly

Product Conference

  • Product conference

  • Product conference videos

  • $195 until September 30
  • $295 standard

Pay What You Can

  • Product conference

  • Product conference videos

  • COVID19 Impacted your employment? We want to help with a pay what you can to attend option.

Product Conference

  • 4 in-depth sessions across November 2020
  • 12+ hours of content
  • World Leading experts
  • Hallway Track
  • Digital Swag

Product Conference Videos

All the Product conference presentations, captioned, transcribed and more

Conffab Presentation Library

1 year access to our growing library of hundreds of conference presentation videos

Conffab Premium Live Content

Access to all Conffab Premium live content, including Product://Remote our Product Design & Management conference in November

Conffab eBook and Online Course Library

Immediate 1 year access to our library of hundreds of ebooks and online courses from the likes of Packt, Wiley, Smashing, A Bok Apart and SitePoint.

Find the conference pass for you

Attend Product online, or as part of our comprehensive training platform, Conffab.

Conffab Premium Membership

  • Conffab Premium Annual membership

  • Product conference

  • Product conference videos

  • $395 or $39 monthly for 12 months

Conffab Premium

Product Conference

  • Product conference

  • Product conference videos

  • $195 until September 30
  • $295 standard

Register for Product

Pay What You Can

  • Product conference

  • Product conference videos

  • COVID19 Impacted your employment? We want to help with a pay what you can to attend option.

Pay What You Can

Don't miss Product 2020

To be the first to hear about the Product 2020 program and dates, and get the chance to secure your ticket at the best price, just jump on our announcement list.

You'll get the first chance to snap up a ticket.

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 a decade 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. We'll be organising Product, Design, and Code as online conferences, and our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit will take place in Sydney as soon as it is practicable in late 2020 or early 2021.

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

John Allsopp

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.