Future of Web Design

What makes FOWD special?

Experience. We’ve been producing web design conferences for almost a decade, and are intimately familiar with the trends, technologies, and stars that make the web beautiful. Our two-track event means you always have a choice — you’re not locked into one room and one track. And we record every session for all attendees, so you’ll never miss a thing. As always, content is king.

Some of the biggest names in the industry will be speaking at this event, but it’s not just the big names that make FOWD great – our Rising Stars track is designed to showcase new talent in the world of web design and give them a platform to share their knowledge with the wider world.

With a great balance of technical and inspirational sessions over the two conference days, FOWD will be sure to leave you buzzing with knowledge and excitement to get going on your next project.

Inspiration, Education, Networking – Simple!

Attendees at FIL
Attendees at FIL
Attendees at FIL

Sessions that help you stand out

Our conference sessions focus on the future of web design, the emerging practices and technologies that enable you to stay ahead of the curve. Our practical, hands-on workshops provide an opportunity to really get to grips with your chosen subject and are taught by respected professionals.

FOWD offers range of networking activities, including an awesome conference party – a chance to let your hair down after a day of hardcore web learning!

What can you expect?

+ 4 amazing day-long workshops led by the best in the business
+ More technical topics and practical guidance than ever before
+ Healthy doses of inspiration and loads of creative challenges
+ An Instameet and other relaxed networking opportunities
+ A rousing after-party
+ A showcase of amazing new talent on our Rising Stars stage
+ Fast, reliable WiFi
+ Delicious catered lunches, snacks, and coffee
+ Full access to downloadable HD videos of each session (except for the workshops – those you have to see to believe!)

Questions about the event?

Drop us an email or catch us on Twitter @FOWD. We’re more than happy to help. Organizing a FOWD meetup? Let us know and we’ll happily pass on the word.

See you in November!

New World Stages

The Venue

New World Stages, New York City

340 West 50th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 398 2597

Future of Web Design is heading back to New World Stages in New York City! New World Stages, constructed on (and under) the site of the former Madison Square Garden, will serve as the venue for all conference sessions on November 4 & 5.

When not playing host to Future of Web Design, New World Stages is a state-of-the-art theatrical complex which has served as the home of Tony Award winning, Guinness Record setting, and Pulitzer Prize earning shows, including Avenue Q and Rent. Not the Theater-going type? No worries, you’re in the heart of New York City and just 5 minutes from Times Square.

Workshop Venue

Lighthouse Executive Conference Center

111 E 59th St (Park Ave & E 59th)
New York, NY 10022
+1 800 829 0500

Workshops will once again take place at the Lighthouse Executive Conference Center on Monday, November 3.

Hotel room discounts (Must Book Before Oct 10)

FOWD has partnered with the Row NYC hotel in Times Square and is happy to offer an exclusive hotel discount for our attendees. The Row is less than a 10 minute walk from New World Stages, where the main FOWD conference will take place.

Special Discounted Attendee Rate:
$239 per night (plus 14.75% tax and $3.50 daily occupancy tax). Rate includes complimentary WiFi.

Rate Valid:
This rate is available for the nights of November 1 – November 5 (for a Thursday, 11/6 departure). If you’d like to extend this rate and enjoy a little more of New York City, the Row has agreed to extend this rate for up to 3 days before and after the conference, based on availability. To extend the rate, you must call rather than book online.

Deadline to Book a Discounted Room:
October 10, 2014

How to Book:
Reserve Online: Book through our special FOWD conference link here.
Reserve by Phone: Call 212-869-3600 or 888-352-3650 and be sure to mention that you are a part of the “Future of Web Design” or “FOWD” group.

Hotel Address:
700 8th Avenue (between 44th and 45th)
New York NY 10036

The nearest subway stop to the Row NYC is Times Square Station located on 44th street and 8th Avenue, only one block away. From there, you can connect and/or transfer to all trains going uptown, downtown and the east side Grand Central Station. Trains: 1,2,3,7,9,S,N,Q,R,W,A,C,E,B,D,F,M.

Photo credit

Photos used with permission from: Conor MacNeill.

Advisory Panel

  1. Addy Osmani
    Addy Osmani
  2. Brian Leroux
    Brian Leroux
  3. Carl Smith
    Carl Smith
  4. Chris Lea
    Chris Lea
  5. Dan Rose
    Dan Rose
  6. Jason Lengstorf
    Jason Lengstorf
  7. Jon Setzen
    Jon Setzen
  8. Lis Hubert
    Lis Hubert
  9. Mike Kus
    Mike Kus
  10. Paul Boag
    Paul Boag
  11. Rachel Andrew
    Rachel Andrew
  12. Simon Wood
    Simon Wood
  13. Val Head
    Val Head

I've never been this excited about a Monday. Thanks ‪@FOWD for starting my week off just right.

— Connor Hasson, Complex Media

Thanks ‪@FOWD & ‪@Future_Insights crew for putting on a great event. Inspiring talks, networking & just overall fun. ‪#FoWD

— Steve Fisher, Republic of Quality

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