Events

Information on upcoming events; Resources from past events

Since 2004, Web Directions has been organizing world leading conferences for creative web and digital people.

In 2015, we’ll be holding 3 conference for Web and digital creatives and coders, along with our extremely popular free “What Do You Know?” series, and more.

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2015 Events

Web Directions, Sydney, Oct. 29 & 30

Our big event, for anyone involved in designing or building for the Web. Web Directions 2015 bring together the best product, design and engineering talent from around the World. We guarantee you’ll leave inspired, energised, and full of plenty of actionable ideas, whatever your role.

For over a decade, Web Directions has brought together the entire Web industry in Australia and it’s one of the longest running and mostly highly respected conference of its kind in the World.

Respond, Sydney, March 19

Respond addressed the challenges presented by the modern Web. Covering design, workflow, and strategy, Respond is for anyone designing and building modern web sites.

Respond took place in March 2015, featuring some of the world’s leading experts in Web design, and will return in 2016

Code, Melbourne June 25 & 26

Now in its fourth year, Code featured amazing speakers and content for serious Web developers. JavaScript and HTML5 deep dives, to keep you up to date with the latest techniques tools and technologies.

Code took place in Melbourne in June 2015 and will return in 2016

Videos

Want to get a sense of what Web Directions events are all about? Check out dozens of videos from previous events.

Previous events

Web Directions Code 2012

Web Directions Code 2012 was a brand new event for us: two days, one track, all totally focussed on HTML5 and JavaScript, held at the RACV Club in Melbourne on May 23 and 24 2012. It was also the first conference that we video recorded in full, so check out the collection of live screencasts we created:

Web Directions South 2011

Web Directions South 2011 was held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, October 13 and 14 2011. It focused on building awesome native & web apps with open web technologies.

Web Directions @media 2011

The second Web Directions @media was held at the Southbank Centre, London, May 26 & 27 2011. The slides and podcasts are available below, with topics ranging from HTML5 and CSS3 through to designing without browsers and for mobile.

Web Directions Unplugged 2011

The very first Web Directions Unplugged was held at The Conference Center, Seattle, May 12 & 13 2011. It focused on building awesome native & web apps with open web technologies. You can find all of the sessions, slides and podcasts below.

Web Directions South 2010

Web Directions South 2010 was held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, October 14 and 15 2010. Below are the podcasts and slides from this event, with tips and tricks from HTML5 to typography.

Web Directions USA 2010

The popular Web Directions USA was held at Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, on September 23 and 24 2010.

Web Directions @media 2010

The very first Web Directions @media was held at The Southbank Centre in London, on June 10 and 11 2010.

Web Directions South 2009

Web Directions South 2009 was held at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, October 8 and 9 2009. The podcasts and slides for both days are available below, full of the latest tips, tricks and inspiration for all aspects of the web.

Web Directions South 2008

Web Directions South 2008 was held at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 25 and 26 2008. Find below all the podcasts and slides from this event, two great days of inspiration and education covering off all aspects of web design and development.

Web Directions Government 2008

Our first Web Directions Government was held on May 19, 2008 in Canberra: a full day of in depth presentations across two tracks, from international and local experts with a broad range of real world experience inside and outside government.

Web Directions User Experience 2008

Web Directions User Experience (another first) was held on May 16, 2008 in Melbourne: a full day of in depth presentations across two tracks, from international and local experts with a broad range of real world user experience expertise.

Web Directions North 2008

The second Web Directions North was held in Vancouver on January 30 and 31. An incredible couple of days of web design and development enlightenment — some say “the best conference ever” — followed up with two action packed days of skiing and snow boarding up at Whistler.

Web Directions South 2007

Web Directions South 2007 was held in Sydney on September 27 and 28. This was the year we made the big move from our humble beginnings at UTS to the bright and shiny and much much bigger Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. We also introduced the Web Directions Expo, as well as a third track, Management/​Strategy.

Web Directions North 2007

Web Directions North 2007 was held in Vancouver on February 7 and 8. Our first event outside Australia was a tremendous couple of days, followed by two more days of awesomeness skiing and snowboarding up at Whistler

Web Directions 2006

The first Web Directions, which grew out of an older event, Web Essentials, which we had been involved in for two years previously, was held at UTS on September 28 and 29.