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Even more in 2023

After a triumphant return in 2022, we're excited to announce our annual Summit returns December 1 and 2 2022 in Sydney, and it will be bigger than ever!

Covering our traditional front-end engineering, design and product management, a content design and strategy track, a React ecosystem track and a brand new design systems focussed track–with as always featuring world leading speakers.

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Keen to speak at Summit?

If you're keen to speak at Summit or one of our other events in 2023, we'd love to hear from you. CFPs are open now.

Read all the details about what we're looking for and what we offer speakers.

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Live Streaming

After great success in 2022, to be as inclusive as possible we'll again live stream Summit in 2023

Not everyone is ready, or able to get back to in-person events. Others find online conferences provide greater accessibility. So we'll be streaming Summit' 23, on our very own streaming platform Conffab.

Drawing on our lessons of hosting over a dozen online conferences in recent years, streaming attendees will be able to interact with in-person attendees, ask speakers questions, and feel a close as possible without being at the venue.

Our venue

Web Directions Summit 2023 will take place in October at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, in Darling Harbour.

Getting there:

There are numerous public transport options, and parking available on site.


If you're coming from out of town, there are many hotel and serviced apartment style accomodation options in Darling Harbour, and otherwise close by.


Partner with us

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.

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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".

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.

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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.