Web Directions Conferences for web and digital professionals

Future proof yourself at Web Directions Summit.

If you’ve been in the industry any length of time, you’ll know how essential it is to keep your knowledge up to date, and how much work that can be. One of our key goals with our events is to help attendees do just that, and as always this year’s Summit features keynotes, design and engineering track sessions that focus on this near term.

After all, when we named Web Directions, we chose the word “Directions” for a very specific reason – our goal has always been to think about what comes next. Not in some hand-wavey, 10 years down the track way. But emerging trends, ideas and technologies we believe our audience should be investing in now, or at least investigating as part of developing medium term strategy and solutions.

In our keynotes,

  • Caroline Sinders will consider the raft of new technologies that promise a revolutionary impact not unlike the rise of the internet and Web–which may sound like an exaggeration, but there are many who believe AI, Voice interfaces, blockchain and IoT among other still early stage innovations will see impacts far greater than even the impact that industrialisation had on the 20th Century, and computing has had to date. But, what are design principals we should keep in mind for creating with new technology? Instead of building future worlds imagined in the ’60s during the Space Race, what is the future now, and how can we build it?
  • Legendary speaker (he’s keynoted a number of times, always with electrifying results) Mark Pesce is developing something brand new, and top secret for Web Directions Summit. Mark’s presentations can be transformative experiences.

In the engineering track

  • Peggy Rayzis will take an in-depth look at GraphQL, and help you understand how adopting it will make your organization better / faster / stronger.
  • Web Performance guru Patrick Hamann will dive deep into HTTP2’s Push feature which gives us the ability to proactively send assets to a browser without waiting for them to be requested. A huge potential win for performance
  • Alex Danilo will let us know all about WebAssembly, a way of dramatically improving the performance of critical bottlenecks in code, porting legacy codebases to the Web, even extending the Web platform itself. It’s one of the most exciting enhancements to the Web Platform in a long time, and now supported in all modern browsers.

But there’s much more on this front

  • Rachel Andrew, one of the people at the very forefront of CSS will bring us up to speed with the current state of web layout. A revolution has arrived, are you taking advantage it?
  • And just as layout technologies have been overhauled so too has Web typography, with the now widely supports variable fonts. Bringing benefits to performance (whole font families can be a single file now!) as well as typographical design, Mandy Michael will have you racing back to work Monday November 5th pout them into action!

But we’re not leaving designers out of the action.

And if that seems like a lot we’ve barely scratched the surface of the program, 28 sessions in total, across two big tracks.

With great pricing for freelancers and not for profits, as well as extra special team offers, future proof yourself and your team at Web Directions Summit.

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I have yet to have an end-to-end conference experience that was as professional as what was provided by Web Directions

Joe Toscano Founder, designgood.tech

Join us in 2019:

  • Web Directions Design 2019

    Australia's product design conference with the world's leading expert

    Melbourne April 11 & 12 2019

  • Web Directions Code 2019

    Australia's conference for JavaScript and Front End Engineers

    Melbourne June 20 & 21 2019

  • Web Directions Product 2019

    Australia's conference for Product professionals

    Melbourne August 1 & 2 2019

  • Web Directions Summit 2019

    Our legendary event. Three big tracks,–Product, Design and Developer focused.

    Sydney November 2019