Web Directions Summit 2020

SydneyNovember 2020

A conference for the whole digital team–featuring product, design, front-end dev, and new people/talent/culture tracks

A conference for the whole team

We increasingly work in agile, cross functional teams. So why should professional development be siloed?

Web Directions Summit is designed for the modern product landscape. It's a one-of-a-kind conference designed for the needs of your entire product team, with three carefully curated tracks–one focused on front end development and engineering, one focused on design, one focussed on product–each bringing together the finest minds in their fields, in an environment designed to ensure you and your team get the most from attending.

Who's it for?

The Product Design Team

Product, 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 from 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.

The Product Team

Product Managers and Owners, VPs of Product and CPOs–there's now a track specifically dedicated to the challenges you face at each step of the product life cycle, from ideation to validation, delivery, onboarding and growth.

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. With prodcut, design and engineering tracks there's mixture of deep dive and high level sessions ensure there's something for you too. Plus there's our brand new people/talent/culture track, with insights, case studies and wisdom from professionals in these areas to help you lead better.

Meanwhile, outside the sessions, you'll find engaging showcases of technology and design to keep you thinking.

speakers and audience
  • 800+ Passionate attendees
  • 46 Transformational speakers
  • 2 Intense Days

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Keen to speak at this event?

If you're keen to speak at this or one of our other events in 2020, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Call for Presentations for out 2020 events are open now, and close

Read more and propose a presentation at our Speaking page.

Pre-release tickets

Gold Ticket

  • Summit

  • Summit video

  • Speaker Dinner

  • $1,195 Before Dec 31

Silver Ticket

  • Summit

  • Summit video

  •  

  • $1,095 Before Dec 31

Classic Ticket

  • Summit

  •  

  •  

  • $995 Before Dec 31

Summit
Oct 31 & 1 Nov

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

Summit Videos

  • Captioned, transcribed and annotated video from the Summit. Almost 60 in total

Find the conference pass for you

Gold Ticket

  • Summit

  • Summit video

  • Speaker Dinner

  • $1,195 Before Dec 31

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Silver Ticket

  • Summit

  • Summit video

  •  

  • $1,095 Before Dec 31

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Classic Ticket

  • Summit

  •  

  •  

  • $995 Before Dec 31

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Season Passes

If you work across disciplines, or if you play a leadership role, and need to keep up with developments across our industry, then our season passes are exactly what you need.

Choose a pass across 2, or all 3 of our major 2019 events, and get a Gold ticket which includes conference video, speaker dinner at each, and more.

Passes are for a single named attendee across all events, and are not transferable between attendees. For teams we have great group pricing, contact us for more.

Complete Season Pass

  • A Gold ticket to every one of our main 2019 conferences

  • Bonus Silver ticket to our Design Leaders and Code Leaders conferences

  • $3,495
    before Dec. 31

Three Conference Pass

  • A Gold ticket to all three of our main 2019 conferences

  • Bonus Silver ticket to a choice of Code Leaders or Design Leaders

  • $2,995
    before Dec. 31

Two Conference Pass

  • A Gold ticket to your choice of two of our main 2019 conferences

  •  

  • $1,995
    before Dec. 31

Find the season pass for you

Complete Season Pass

  • A Gold ticket to every one of our main 2019 conferences

  • Bonus Silver ticket to our Design Leaders and Code Leaders conferences

  • $3,495
    before Dec. 31

Register Now!

  • A Gold ticket to all three of our main 2019 conferences

  • Bonus Silver ticket to a choice of Code Leaders or Design Leaders

  • $2,995
    before Dec. 31

Register Now!

Two Conference Pass

  • A Gold ticket to your choice of two of our main 2019 conferences

  •  

  • $1,995
    before Dec. 31

Register Now!

Our venue

Web Directions Summit 2020 takes place at our longtime home, the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour.

Getting there:

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

Accommodation:

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.

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, 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.

In 2020, we'll be organising Product, Design Leaders, Code and Code Leaders in Melbourne, and our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit in Sydney

vignettes from 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.