🔗 smashed.by/handbook-sf23

Dear Attendees, with this handbook, we’re happy to provide you with one central place containing all the details, dates, locations, technical specs and formalities for SmashingConf San Francisco. We can’t wait to welcome you in SF!

Feel free to make comments in this doc if you have any questions — and so all attendees will see them as well! We’ll respond in kind, where relevant. Also, in case we’ve left things out, please let us know. Thank you! :-)

<aside> 📌 COVID 19 Vaccinations will not be required for SmashingConf SF 2023, but still strongly encouraged. Whilst we are very happy and excited to be planning events where we can learn together in-person once again, we know that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over. Please be sure to check USA entry requirements before you travel, and if you are feeling unwell, please let us know and do not attend. Between local, venue, and company policies, this will be enforced.



Welcome to the seventh edition of SmashingConf San Francisco! We’re thrilled to welcome you to this lovely city, and we’ll make sure that you feel truly… well, smashing**,** during your stay. That’s why we prepared some tips and hints for you to make the most of your experience. So, if you have some free time, you’ll know exactly how to spend it well.


SmashingConf 2023: The Goal

The main reason why SmashingConf exists in the first place is that we believe in sharing, and we strive to bring people together. This explains the very practical side of Smashing Conferences. It’s a place where professionals like yourself share practical techniques, ideas, strategies, failures, lessons learned, and successes in an informal, intimate atmosphere.

Keeping it Personal: No fancy suits, no halls with thousands of people —just practical quality content, delivered by experts working on real-life projects, in an open, welcoming environment. We take pride in our code of conduct, and we don’t tolerate any disrespect. Please be kind and considerate to each other.


Our Truly Wonderful Audience

We expect up to 300 people in the audience and 100 joining online — friendly, knowledgeable, professional designers and developers who want to learn and grow in what they do. We have people coming from all parts of the world, and it’s always a nice mix of designers, front-end developers, UX experts, IA architects, marketing managers and even more. We know many of our attendees personally, and it reflects the nature of the event.