Web Directions Summit 2018

SydneyNovember 8 & 9 2018

Two big tracks, one Product/Design, one Developer focused, plus stellar keynotes and much more

Why Web Directions Summit?

Our field is constantly changing, where last year's cutting edge is this year's commonplace, and today's best practice is tomorrow's old hat. For well over a decade, we've tracked practices, patterns and technologies to keep our audience up to date.

Web Directions Summit brings together the whole team, with two curated tracks, one focused on development and engineering, one focused on design. For this, we've brought together the finest minds at the intersection of technology and design, in an atmosphere unlike any other.

Who's it for?

The Design Team

UX, IxD, visual, Web, Front End and CX experts, Art Directors, Creative Directors, Experience Leads, Design Leads and Design Researchers should all attend to hear these world leading experts.

The Engineering Team

We've got the whole front end development team covered: front end engineers, JavaScript and Web developers, engineering leads, engineering managers, devops experts, CTOs.

Leaders and Decision Makers

To round it out, our audience is full of smart decision makers, who know taking the pulse of what's now, and next, is vital in making the right strategic decisions. Two tracks, and a mixture of deep dive and high level sessions ensures there's something for you too. Meanwhile, outside the sessions, you'll find engaging showcases of technology and design to keep you thinking.

speakers and audience
  • 600+ Passionate attendees
  • 40 Transformational speakers
  • 2 Intense Days

Be the first to hear about 2018's lineup

Who's speaking this year? Signup to our event announcements mailing list to be the first to know, trust us, you'll not want to miss this. You'll also get the first chance to register, with the best offer.

Keen to speak at this event?

If you're keen to speak at this or one of our other events in 2018, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Call for Presentations for out 2018 events open December 1 2017, and close

Read more and propose a presentation at our Speaking page.

Super early bird special

Right now, we're offering a super early bird special for all 2018 events. Register now and get a Silver conference ticket (that's conference plus videos) for just $999, or a Gold ticket (conference, videos and speaker dinner) for just $1099.

Register now

Find the conference pass for you

Gold Pass

  • conference

  • speaker dinner

  • conference video

  • $1,199 Until 31 August
  • $1,299 Until 5 October
  • $1,399 Standard

Silver Pass

  • conference

  • conference video

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  • $1,099 Until 31 August
  • $1,199 Until 5 October
  • $1,299 Standard

Classic Pass

  • conference

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  • $999 Until 31 August
  • $1,099 Until 5 October
  • $1,199 Standard

Conference 9–10 November

  • 2 day conference.
  • Happy Hour (& ½)
  • Awesome conference coffee
  • Sensational catered breaks

Conference Videos

Speaker Dinner 8 November ?

Your chance for a casual, one on one chat with a speaker or two, over a great meal with your peers.

Find the conference pass for you

Gold Pass

  • Conference

  • Speaker Dinner

  • Conference Video

  • $1,199 Until 31 August
  • $1,299 Until 5 October
  • $1,399 Standard

Register Now!

Silver Pass

  • Conference

  • Conference Video

  • $1,099 Until 31 August
  • $1,199 Until 5 October
  • $1,299 Standard

Register Now!

Classic Pass

  • Conference

  • $999 Until 31 August
  • $1,099 Until 5 October
  • $1,199 Standard

Register Now!

Attend together

Teams get more

Send a team of five or more to Design and get even more. For the price of a Classic ticket per team member, you'll get:

  • A Silver pass for each attendee
  • A team licence to the videos from Summit 2018

Just use the code team when you register.

Special pricing

We strive to make our events as affordable as possible, and so have a limited number of specially priced tickets for Charitable Not For Profits and freelancers. If you qualify, use the code nfp or freelance to get a Silver ticket for just $799.

Not sure if you qualify? Drop us a line, we try to be as generous as possible.

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, 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 2018, we'll be organising Design in Sydney Melbourne, Code and Code Leaders in Melbourne, and Web Directions Summit, AI and Culture in Sydney

vignettes form 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.