Web Directions Product 2019 Australia's conference for Product professionals

MelbourneAugust 1 & 2 2019

Australia's conference for Product professionals.

Why Product?

Web Directions Product is two in depth days of exploring the latest thinking and practice in delivering successful digital products.

From Design Sprints to Onboarding, A/B Testing to growth strategies, customer success and more, Product covers everything the modern product professional and team needs to succeed.

Who's it for?

Product managers and owners, heads of product, and other professionals responsible for delivering digital products. If you're involved in product, Product is for you.

Real World Knowledge

As with all our conferences, Product features real world experts, all chosen for their expertise and independence.

speakers and audience
  • 200+ Passionate attendees
  • 20 Transformational speakers
  • 2 Intense Days

Keen to speak at this event?

If you're keen to speak at this or one of our other events in 2019, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Call for Presentations for out 2019 events are open now, and close

Read more and propose a presentation at our Speaking page.

Don't miss the inaugural Product

While we've long focussed on product topics at our annual Summit, Proiduct 2019 is the first of our conferences focussed specifically on the needs of product professionals. To make sure you don't miss out in 2019, get on our waitlist!

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

Our venue

Product 2019 will be held in the Pavilion at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne, right on the Yarra in Southbank.

The Pavilion,
Arts Centre Melbourne,
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Getting there:

With excellent public transport connections right outside, and Flinders Street Station right across the bridge, it's our best connected location yet.

Accommodation:

If you're coming from out of town, there are many hotel and serviced apartments style accomodation options in Southbank, and otherwise close by. We have for some time put our speakers up at the Quest Southbank Apartments, and stay there ourselves.

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 2019, we'll be organising Design, Design Leaders, Code and Code Leaders in Melbourne, and Web Directions Summit, 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.