Creative South – Columbus, GA

April 9th, 2015 - April 11th, 2015

An up-and-coming conference located in Columbus, GA directed towards the User-experience and User-interface design and development crowd. A number of well-known speakers and a few that are not-so-known but are employed by big name companies.

At the cost of $125 for a ticket for a 3-day conference, it may be the conference to keep an eye on for our departmental budgets.

Costs: $125.00 | Website:


April 14th, 2015 - April 18th, 2015

Converge is a great conference for designers and developers!

Converge SE is the conference for those who want to build a beautiful web. It’s for designers with a free heart and a love of details. It’s for the developers who code for joy and are filled with a passion for technology. It’s for the love of the web and the love of our community. Converge SE is for you and me and everyone.

Costs: $475.00 | Website:

Smashing Conference – Los Angeles, CA

April 27th, 2015 - April 30th, 2015

If you love Smashing Magazine, you will love the Smashing Conference!

The focus of the SmashingConf is tangible, actionable insights that you can apply to your work right away. Be it your workflow, front-end, design, development, UX or performance tricks.

Costs: $599.00 | Website:

HOW Design Live Conference

May 4th, 2015 - May 8th, 2015

The family reunion for creatives! Sponsored by HOW Magazine each year, this conference has something for everyone in the marketing and creative field.

HOW delivers everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career — in one essential event!


Costs: $1,895.00 | Website:

An Event Apart – Multiple Locations

May 11th, 2015 - May 13th, 2015

An Event Apart Austin is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

Costs: $1,290.00 | Website:

WebVisions Conference

May 12th, 2015 - May 15th, 2015

WebVisions digs into the future of web design, UX, tech and digital media. Great conference for the cost.  WebVisions is in Portland, Chicago, New York, Berlin, and Barcelona.

“I recommend the Portland Webvisions.  Great city, inexpensive, traveling options are wonderful and there is an extra workshop added to the first day that is not available in the other locations.” – Xavier Porter, 2014

Chicago – September 23-25, 2015 (

Costs: $450.00 | Website:

Confab: Communication Strategy Conference

May 20th, 2015 - May 22nd, 2015

Confab is the premiere conference for content strategists! The have an intense program with topics ranging from online content strategies to off-line communications.  Here is a short list of topics:

  • Integrate online and offline strategy
  • See how content strategy can improve content marketing
  • Get C-suite leaders to buy into your team’s work
  • Clean up back-end content clutter
  • Achieve content strategy on a shoestring budget
  • Build trust during transactions with better content
  • Write tighter copy to save costs
  • Build a stronger strategy for customer service information
  • Collaborate across digital disciplines
  • Future-proof content with metadata
  • Design better workflow
  • Create effective short-form videos
  • Understand the connections between SEO and human behavior
  • Hear case studies that highlight both successes and pitfalls
  • Be a more effective project manager
  • Make smarter decisions

Seems to be the perfect conference for the communicators in your group!

Confab Central, the main conference – Minnesota – May 20 -22, 2015

Confab HigherEd – New Orleans, LA – November 4 – 6, 2015

Costs: $1,099.00 | Website:


June 14th, 2015 - June 17th, 2015

GIANT Conference exists because creativity and community go together like a guitar and amp. GIANT is an event for people who do rad work. We’ll talk about rad work at a technical level, and we’ll talk about rad work in abstract levels. We’ll talk about doing rad work over drinks and music and just a generally good time. We’ll have people talking about rad work who you’ve heard of, and people you haven’t heard of. That’s because we think inspiration comes from all over, and rad work happens in all kinds of professions.

Costs: $700.00 | Website:

Roost: Javascript Conference – Austin, TX

July 22nd, 2015 - July 23rd, 2015

Explore core web-development principles and best-practices while seeing them in action at Roost, presented by Bocoup. Part training, part conference, Roost combines the best of both experiences in a comprehensive narrative about the real-world application of core programming principles.

Costs: $599.00 | Website:

Big Design Conference 2015

September 14th, 2015 - September 19th, 2015

Hob-nob with Designers, Gamers, Film Makers, Content Strategists, Social Media Experts, Entrepreneurs, Coders and Mobile Developers in Addison,Texas (North Dallas area) to swap tips, tricks, and stories.

HighEdWeb 2015: Milwaukee, WI

October 4th, 2015 - October 7th, 2015

HighEdWeb is the annual conference of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, created by and for all higher education Web professionals—from programmers to marketers to designers to all team members in-between—who want to explore the unique Web issues facing colleges and universities.

Costs: $725.00 | Website: