Connecting the world’s top designers and developers to redefine the bounds of possibility through an exciting exploration of cutting-edge technologies, lessons, & patterns
Free - $199
Each one of us have contributed to the modern web in our own way. We discover technologies that solve our problems (and perhaps inspire us), join a community, and get to work. We share our experience with our coworkers, colleagues, and online network. But there is much more to the web community than our own little islands.
The Modern Web Summit not only to provides you with in-depth knowledge about the technologies you’re currently working with, but also exposes you to new ways of thinking and approaches from adjacent communities. You’ll learn from thought-leaders in your community and beyond, and connect with like-minded individuals with unique, thought-provoking perspectives.
More than just a livestream
Let’s face it: a livestream of talks is not a real conference. There is so much more to a conference than the presentations, and the online events we’ve seen in 2020 simply don’t achieve a true conference experience.
The Modern Web Summit is different. It takes place on a new, revolutionary events platform called EventLoop -- a web app that’s purpose-built for online meetups and conferences. It provides attendees, speakers, and sponsors alike with an all-encompassing experience that inspires and facilitates true connections between people.
What you’ll experience
General Session Keynotes
Hear from some of the world’s foremost experts in our opening & closing keynotes each day. Their talk subjects will be of relevance to everyone across all tracks!
multiple targeted tracks
With over 100 sessions across multiple tracks, you’ll be certain to find content that is interesting to you and relevant to your professional work. You’ll be able to dive deeper into the subjects that you are already familiar with, and learn new things about subjects and technologies that was not yet on your radar.
Discussion Breakouts & topic tables
With moderated & open discussion breakouts, you’ll connect with others around a specific subject. Browse a wide variety of open discussions happening now, or add upcoming discussion sessions to your calendar.
With discussion sessions, you can participate in a number of ways: passively watch and listen, engage with the discussion group via the in-app chat room, or join the video discussion to get face-time with your fellow attendees and speakers!
Meet and connect with other professionals
With EventLoop, you have many opportunities to meet up with new and old friends alike. You’ll be able to chat in-app (as opposed to a third-party app), see custom profiles of other attendees and connect with them, and even initiate/receive video meeting requests from right inside the app. Once accepted, it’s added to your calendar, and you’ll receive a notification before the meeting! You’ll meet within the app so you don’t need to worry about managing other applications.
From beginner to advanced, taking place over a few hours to two days, we have the workshop for you. Featuring instructors renowned for their contributions and educating abilities, across all tracks, you can choose the workshop that is most interesting and valuable to you.
The Full Access ticket includes access to the daily Mini Workshops. Full Day & 2-day Workshops are sold separately from the conference.
Connect with companies on the cutting-edge of web development. Whether you’re looking to learn more about their APIs and products, or are interested in joining their team, mingling with our sponsors is a great way to build connections for your company and your professional career.
Are you the type of person who likes hands-on activities at events? Then you’re going to love the Modern Web Summit! We’ll have a number of fun activities throughout the event: From active competitions that test your web dev skills (for prizes), to fun networking activities that help you to meet new friends -- we’ll be getting creative and competitive.
The current crisis has put a lot of stress on individuals and companies. But many companies are still hiring, including our sponsors!
Join us at the Modern Web Summit hiring mixer, where you’ll choose which companies you’re interested in sending your information, and companies will follow up via email or schedule a video meeting.
Whether you’re interested in learning a new technology or advancing your skills in a familiar stack, there’s something for everyone at the Modern Web Summit.
Senior Python/JS Developer
Labcodes Software Studio
Principal Cloud Advocate
Educator & Entrepreneur
Founder & CEO
San Francisco, CA
CEO & Co-Founder
New York, NY
An Event Apart
Consultant Designer & Educator
Partner and Principal Software Engineer
Object Computing, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Software Engineer & Artist
Web architect & developer advocate
Senior Software Engineer
Bay Area, CA
Head of Learning
Director of Sales
Data Visualization Engineer
Jersey City, USA
Staff Product Manager, Open Source
New York NY
Des Moines, IA
Senior Software Engineering Lead
Chief Innovation Architect
Senior Accessibility Designer
North Carolina, USA
New York City, USA
Senior UI Engineer
Washington, DC, USA
Open Source Community Africa
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Founder & Teacher; Enterprise Consultant
Staff Frontend Engineer
Cloud Developer Advocate
We’ve assembled a team of experts well-known for their knowledge in and contributions to their industry & specialization. Track curators also work together to select the general session keynotes!
Nader Dabit is a web and mobile developer who specializes in building cross-platform and cloud-enabled applications. At Amazon Web Services, he works with the client teams to help develop features and improve developer experience for client-side SDKs. Prior to working with AWS, Nader trained companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, and American Express on how to build applications using the React and React Native frameworks through his company React Native Training.See all the Serverless Speakers >
Lead design systems dev
Stephanie Eckles is the author of ModernCSS.dev which provides modern solutions to old CSS problems as in-depth tutorials. She's also the creator of StyleStage.dev which encourages contributors to restyle the same HTML to practice their modern CSS and web design skills. Steph has over 13 years of webdev experience, and currently leads the design system development for a large fintech enterprise and is an egghead instructor. She's an advocate for accessibility, scalable CSS, site performance, and Eleventy. Offline, she's mom to two girls and a cowboy corgi, and enjoys baking.See all the CSS Speakers >
Senior Developer Advocate
Swyx has worked on Developer Experience and Developer Community at AWS and Netlify. He is a cofounder of the Svelte Society global series of meetups and previously helped run the 200k-strong /r/Reactjs subreddit.See all the Svelte Speakers >
Brian Douglas is a Developer Advocate at GitHub where he works on increasing use of the GitHub’s platform specific features (Ask him about GitHub Actions!) through technical content distributed on the internet. In addition to that, Brian has a passion open source and loves mentoring new contributors through Open Sauced communitySee all the Open Source Speakers >
Tessa Mero is a Developer Advocate at Cloudinary. She regularly organizes meetups, such as APIs, Vue.js, JAMStack, and Developer Relations. In the past, she has contributed to a leadership team for the open source Joomla! Project for 5 years, including the board of directors, leading the production team, as well as evangelizing Joomla as a public speaker. She organized a PHP conference and founded the API City Conference. She also is an avid career mentor and has helped countless developers become successful. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, camping, playing video games, fitness, and eating KBBQ.See all the jamstack Speakers >
Developer Experience Engineer
San Francisco, CA
Jon Wong is a staff software engineer at Coursera, working on the web architecture team. He spends his time thinking about GraphQL, developer experience, and how to make sure everyone knows about GitHub Actions. Ask him about building culture within companies and the Golden State Warriors!See all the GraphQL Speakers >
Cloud Developer Advocate Lead
Jen Looper is a Google Developer Expert and a Cloud Developer Advocate Lead at Microsoft on the Academic Team with over 20 years' experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform mobile and web apps. She's a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for hardware hacking, mobile apps, Vue.js, machine learning and discovering new things every day. With a PhD in medieval French literature, Jen's area of focus is currently in applied machine learning, applying new techniques to rediscover ancient artifacts. She is the founder and CEO of Front-End Foxes, an international nonprofit charity that promotes diversity in front-end developer communities. Visit Front-End Foxes Inc at https://www.frontendfoxes.org. Visit Jen's personal site at https://www.jenlooper.com, or via Twitter @jenlooper.See all the Vue Speakers >
Sr. Accessibility Designer
North Carolina, USA
Maria Lamardo is a passionate Senior Accessibility Designer at CVS Health, Accessibility Consultant, International Speaker, Vue.js Community Partner, World Vue Founder, and organizer of multiple Meetups in her area. Maria’s passion for accessibility stems from her work as a BCaBA providing behavioral therapy for people with developmental disabilities for over 8 years.See all the Accessibility Speakers >
Senior Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA
Swizec is a prolific engineer, instructor, blogger, streamer, conference speaker, and author. He's published many books and courses including Serverless React, React for DataViz, React + D3v4, Data Visualization with D3.js, and the Serverless Handbook. He works as a full-time engineer, but loves the side-hustle. His teaching business now earns him 5-figures -- and even got him a self-sponsored US visa. He’s now aiming for 7-figures without quitting his day job!See all the Indie Hacker Speakers >
APIs & tools that improve the developer experience. Platforms for streamlined collaborative work. Technologies that empower every member of your organization, and make for a better user experience. Sponsors of the Modern Web Summit are building interesting, sustainable, and forward-thinking ideas and services. In addition to providing financial support of the event, Sponsors have their own track for Expo sessions that dive deep into these ideas. From presentations and panels to breakout discussions & workshops, you can get up close with the companies, products, and tools that most interest you.
The pricing of this event is intended to be extremely affordable in order to maximize our reach and accessibility. But there are still many expenses and other plans for the income from the event, and we have chosen to be completely upfront about where that money is going!
donation to freecodecamp
freeCodeCamp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and has done some amazing things for students of web development -- helping thousands around the world to get new jobs as web designers & developers. During this crisis in particular, their monthly active users (MAU) has peaked at 11 million, and settled at 6 million. However, the majority of their donations come from small, independent donors -- mostly from fcc alumni now working as developers. In other words, they're struggling! We hope to change that with direct contributions from our tickets sales in addition to encouragement of our attendees & sponsors to donate what they can. Will you help fcc in their mission to help people learn to code for free? Donate today!Send a Donation to freeCodeCamp >
Payment to speakers and curators
Putting together a talk is a lot of work! We believe that speakers should be paid for their time and expertise. That’s why we are dedicating a large slice of the event’s earning to paying speakers and curators!Meet our speakers >
Our organizing staff shares 20% of the ticket sales earnings
Marketing & Production expenses
This helps to cover things like web design & development, DJ, artwork, music licensing, and advertising, among other expenses.
We allocate 10% for ticket sales and other processing fees
We reserve 10% of the ticket sales income for miscellaneous and unanticipated expenses.
Reserved for professional A/V production crew to take the sessions, sound, and graphics to the next level
Event hosting & servers
Video costs a lot of money on the web! Especially livestreaming and many-to-many live discussions. These funds will help to offset these costs, and hopefully cover them in full!
We’re looking for committed people who are excited about community events, networking, and love geeking out on web dev and design!
Want to be an intimate part of the web event of the year? Register your interest here!
Fancy giving a talk, participating in a panel, or leading a discussion group? Apply here!
Do you have skills in design, music, animation, or managing communities and forums? Request to volunteer here!
See any errors? Have a clever design idea or animation? Send us a PR on GitHub!
Send us an email with any questions, or tweet/message us on Twitter!