40 Web Development and Design Conferences To Know & Attend – 2021 Master List

As online natives, we know how a bad web design can affect our brand engagement and perception.

This is especially true for eCommerce platforms where 88% of online consumers don’t return to the website after a bad user experience.

It’s undeniable that web development and design go hand-in-hand in helping businesses thrive in the digital space, more so in the middle of a global crisis.

With more people relying on the internet for daily tasks, web developers and designers had to make sure the virtual space remained accessible, even for conferences.

That is why if you’re looking for web development and design conferences this year, most of them are online. All you need are event passes and a stable internet connection.

Listed below are the events slated for this year. We also included the ones you might have missed, so if by any chance you were not able to attend, you’ll know what to look forward to in 2022!

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Featured Web Development and Design Conferences 2021

DesignRush web developers handpicked these top conferences that can help you keep up with the latest and inclusive design trends while growing your network.

1. CSSCamp Virtual

Web development and design conference CSSCamp Virtual's website screenshot.

  • Date: July 14, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Duration: One-day Event
  • Key speakers 2021:
    • Key speakers have yet to be announced.
    • These are some of the speakers from the 2019 event:
      • Adam Argyle, Google
      • Cassie Evans, Clearleft
      • Stephanie Walters, Maltem Consulting
      • Jason Pamental, rtw.io
      • Tatiana Mac, tatianamac.com
  • Price: 199 and 390
  • Description:

CSSCamp is an international conference that attracts more than 1,500 developers, designers and engineers who work on the world’s most engaging websites.

Visit their website for updates on the speakers and other event announcements.

2. UXDX EMEA 2021

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  • Date: October 6-8, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Virtual
  • Duration: 3-day Conference
  • Key speakers 2021:
    • Steve Collins, King
    • Dana Aonofriesei, Trustpilot
    • Richard Dalton, Verizon
    • Stanislav Stankovic, Electronic Arts
    • And many more
  • Price: €159 to €859
  • Description:

UXDX is a global conference that explores the latest case studies, tools and techniques to help bridge the gap between product, UX, design and development. It features more than 50 speakers, conducts 16 workshops and attracts 2,000 attendees across the globe.

Visit their website to get your tickets now.

3An Event Apart 

Web development and design conference An Event Apart's website screenshot.

  • Date: December 13-15, 2021
  • Medium: In-person
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 3-day conference
  • Key speakers 2021: To be announced
  • Price: $600 to $1,500
  • Description:

An Event Apart features digital design, UX, content and code, among others. It also provides insights into the current industry status and gives a glimpse into the future of web design conferences.

Visit their website now for tickets to the event and updates on the key speakers.

10 Upcoming Web Design Conferences

Looking for more events? Learn about building a more responsive web design in conferences that are available for the second half of the year. Click the event name to visit their official website.

Conference #1: DotConferences

  • Date: No new dates announced yet, but the resources are available online.
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Price: Free

Conference #2: Design / Content

  • Date: July 21-22, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $100 to $250

Conference #3: Smashing Conference

  • Date: July to October, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $450 per event/workshop

Conference #4: Front Conference

  • Date: August 26-27, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Price: CHF 649

Conference #5: Beyond Tellerand

  • Date: September 1-4, 2021
  • Medium: In-person
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Price: Tickets to be announced

Conference #6: Design Matters

  • Date: September 29-30, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid Event
  • Location:
    • Copenhagen, DK
    • Virtual
  • Price: DKK 2,000 to DKK 6,300

Conference #7: The Next Web

  • Date: September 30 to October 1, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid Event
  • Location:
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Virtual
  •  Price:
    • Digital: €100
    • In-person + Digital: €480 to €1,250

Conference #8: An Event Apart Fall Summit

  • Date: October 11-13, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $350 to $1,050

Conference #9: Web Summit

  • Date: November 1-4, 2021
  • Medium: In-person
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Price: $495 for the basic package

Conference #10: Creative Pro Week

  • Date: On-demand until May 1, 2022
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • $495 per day
    • Best deal: $1,795 for 5 days
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9 Best UX and UI Conferences In 2021

If you’re focusing on UX and UI, these conferences are just what you need. Click the event name to visit their official website.

UX and UI Conference #1: Nielsen Norman Group UX Conference

  • Date: July 24 to August 6, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $807 to $997 per course

UX and UI Conference #2: UX Australia

  • Date: August 24-27, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid Event
  • Location:
    • Australia
    • Virtual
  • Price: A$300 to A$700

UX and UI Conference #3: UXPA International

  • Date: August 31 to September 2, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Price: $875 to $2,575

UX and UI Conference #4: UX Strat Europe

  • Date: September 6-8, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Price: €598.95 to €1,560.90

UX and UI Conference #5: UX Strat USA

  • Date: September 13-15, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid Event
  • Location:
    • Boulder, Colorado
    • Virtual
  • Price: $495 to $1,485

UX and UI Conference #6: Savvy UX Summit 2021

  • Date: September 17-19, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $59 to $99 for individual tickets

UX and UI Conference #7: UX Healthcare

  • Date: September 21, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $180

UX and UI Conference #8: World Usability Congress

  • Date: October 13-14, 2021
  • Medium: In-person
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Price:
    • €400 per day
    • €400 per workshop
    • €700 for 2-day access

UX and UI Conference #9: Push UX

  • Date: October 21-22, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: €200 to €300
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8 Best Conferences For Web Developers In 2021

If you want to get even more technical, these conferences may help you further your online platform expertise. Click the event name to visit their official website.

Web Developer Conference #1: Web Directions - Global Scope

  • Date: July 23 and 30, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Conference Classic: $195
    • Conference+: $295
    • Conffab Premium: $595 annually

Web Developer Conference #2: DevOps Days

  • Date: July to November 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid
  • Location: Global
  • Price: Price varies per location

Web Developer Conference #3: Ignite Innovation Developer Conference

  • Date: August 6, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $6

Web Developer Conference #4: React Day New York

  • Date: September 10, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Brooklyn Bowl
  • Price: Starts at $295

Web Developer Conference #5: Web Directions Code

  • Date: September 17 and 24, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Conference Classic: $195
    • Conference+: $295
    • Conffab Premium: $595 annually

Web Developer Conference #6: International JavaScript Conference

  • Date: October 25-29, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid events
  • Location:
    • Munich, Germany
    • Virtual
  •  Price:
    • Starts at €314.
    • Tickets vary for on-site and remote access.

Web Developer Conference #7: Web Directions - AAA

  • Date: October or November 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Conference Classic: $195
    • Conference+: $295
    • Conffab Premium: $595 annually

Web Developer Conference #8: Web Directions - Safe

  • Date: Late 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Conference Classic: $195
    • Conference+: $295
    • Conffab Premium: $595 annually
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The Web Development and Design Conferences You Missed This Year

There were a lot of interesting conferences that took place this year. We listed some of the best ones, so you can grow your resources and book yourself a slot for next year.

1. Jam Dev

  • Date: January 28-29, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $79

2. Developer Week

  • Date: February 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Varies per event

3. UXLX Masters

  • Date: February 10-12, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid
  • Location:
    • Lisbon, Portugal
    • Virtual
  • Price: €295 to €495

4. Festival of UX and Design

  • Date: March 22-26, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: £20 to purchase the event recordings

5. Design Thinking Virtual Experience

  • Date: April 13-14, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $2,000 to $4,000

6. LeadDev Together

  • Date: April 13-June 22, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: $500 to $900

7. Config

  • Date: April 21-22, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Register to gain access to Figma’s online content

8. Web Directions - Hover

  • Date: April 23 and 30, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Conference Classic: $195
    • Conference+: $295
    • Conffab Premium: $595 annually

9. From Business To Buttons

  • Date: May 7, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Rates for the next event to be announced.

10. Confab

  • Date: May 9-12, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Price: The mailing list now open for next year’s event.

11. UX Fest

  • Date: June 1-3, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: £270 to £450

12. UXCamp Europe

  • Date: June 5-6, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Free, but must join their Slack community

13. Webinale Hybrid

  • Date: June 7-11, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid Event
  • Location:
    • Berlin, Germany
    • Virtual
  • Price: New rates for next year’s event to be announced

14. Flupa UX Days

  • Date: June 7-11, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Join the mailing list for more information

15. DesignOps Global Conference

  • Date: June 8-11, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: Register to purchase post-event pass

16. Web Directions - Lazy Load

  • Date: June 11 and 18, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price:
    • Conference Classic: $195
    • Conference+: $295
    • Conffab Premium: $595 annually

17. WAQ

  • Date: June 15-17, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: No tickets issued for 2021

18. The Design Conference

  • Date: June 15-18, 2021
  • Medium: Hybrid Event
  • Location:
    • Brisbane, Australia
    • Virtual
  • Price: Stream content for A$72

19. By Design Conference

  • Date: June 17, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual
  • Price: €59 to €129
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