It's that time of year again where many of us are choosing which conferences to attend this year. Conferences are great places to learn, meet like minded people and to inspire. With hundreds of events and conferences happening every month, choosing where to spend your hard earned cash can be tricky.
We attend lots of events and conferences whilst scouting for new authors and have found that we keep returning to the same handful every year. Here are what we consider to be unmissable events of 2016.
Organised by Marc Thiele, Beyond Tellerrand has now been running for six years. With events in Dusseldorf and Berlin, Marc has a knack for picking great topics and in beautiful settings. Friendly, relaxed and refreshing; this is how all conferences should be.
A classic format of a one day, one track event. Held at the beautiful Brighton Dome, Andy Croll has created a Ruby conference which appeals to not only the hardcore Ruby wrangler, but also the Ruby curious. Lots of fun with a very relaxed atmosphere.
With a smaller annual event and a large, almost festival style event in Brighton, Reasons to be Creative is a big deal. Every summer it seems that Brighton becomes the centre of the Universe thanks to Reasons, this makes it unmissable.
The care that Remy Sharp and his wife, Julie pour into Full Frontal each year really shows. A diverse event for anybody interested in front-end technologies. Keep a look out for when tickets become available, they tend to sell out in minutes.
Now in it's sixteenth year, OFFF is more of an arts festival than a web focussed event, perfect for a dose of inspiration. A few days in the Barcelona sun whilst being immersed in the work of some of the most creative digital artists in the World, what could be better?
We will be attending lot's more conferences this year, if you see us come and say 'Hi', we have some special gifts for everybody.