There are a wide array of different conferences available in Europe for digital professionals and web designers. We asked several experts which ones are worth visiting, so you know, which ones to keep an eye on and when to plan your visit.

Top 5 web design and development focused conferences in Europe

Web Summit

November 5th – 8th 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
Web Summit is according to its own words “the largest tech conference in the world”. This year’s Web Summit just ended and pre-registration for next year’s conference is open. Web Summit is actually several different conferences in one, ensuring there is something interesting for everybody.

Awwwards conference 

February 7th – 9th 2018 
Berlin, Germany
If you are interested in new web trends, book a trip to Berlin for February because Awwards conference is up. The conference gathers digital visionaries, leaders, top agencies and designers together to discuss the future of the web.

J. Boye Aarhus 

November 6th – 8th 2018
Aarhus, Denmark
The J.Boye -conference held yearly in Aarhus Denmark covers themes such as content strategy, customer experience design, digital leadership, intranet and digital workplace, marketing transformation, and social business. The J. Boye -conference focuses on the customer perspective and usually provides lots of CASE-stories to be inspired from. North Patrol’s own experts have been invited to speak at the J.Boye conference several times, so this is a very familiar conference that we can highly recommend. This year’s J.Boye -conference just ended, but next year will no doubt be just as interesting.

Generate conference

2018 date to be announced
London, United Kingdom
Generate is a conference for web designers featuring some of the leading figures in web design and development.


2018 date to be announced
Dublin, Ireland
A conference on user- and developer experience. No information yet about possible conference in 2018 but based on this year’s conference this one is worth while keeping an eye on.

Top 5 web inspirational choices for web professionals


November 30th – December 1st 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Since North Patrol is a Helsinki based company, we have to put our home town event at the top of our inspirational list. Slush is more cool tech, latest apps and startups than web, but still a very interesting event for digital professionals.  Slush has grown from a relatively small event to a huge one in just a few years. This year Slush is expected to gather 17500 attendees to Helsinki in darkest November, no small feat!

Tech Open Air

July 2018
Berlin, Germany
Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival, that aims to build a bridge between the tech, music, art and science worlds.

OFFF Barcelona

May 25th – 27th 2018
Barcelona, Spain
OFFF is an international creativity festival that unites the worlds of graphic design, moving image, digital, music and performance. OFFF is combination of Offline/Online designers, Motion Designers, Thinkers, Sound Designers, Graphic Designers, Theorists, Developers, Professionals and Students.

Mobile UX London

2018 to be announced
London, United Kingdom
Mobile UX London (MUXL) -conference brings to you expert speakers with interesting topics on key user experience areas, such as Chatbots, IOT as well as mobile specific case studies.

Mind the Product London

October 18th – 19th 2018
London, United Kingdom
Mind the Product London is a product management conference bringing together product leaders to discuss design, technology and business.

+ special recommendations

IWMW 2018

11th – 13th July, 2018
York, United Kingdom
Annual conference targeted for web and digital professionals in the higher education sector, covering topics such as transformation, website/digital governance, UX, user-journeys, content, measurement and analytics.

Webdagene 2018

October 17th – 19th 2018
Oslo, Norway
Conference covering topics such as design, prototyping, content, user research, information architecture, usability testing, mobile platforms and more. Generally very good speakers however mostly in Norwegian.

And as a bonus, one conference worth travelling further away for

South by Soutwest -conference (SXSW)

March 9th – 18th 2018
Austin, Texas, USA
The mecca for all web professionals is SXSW, held annually in Texas, USA.  Featuring different tracks on what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology. Every web professional worthy of the name should have SXSW on his or hers bucket list.

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