London's Web Design Events and Conferences Roundup 2024
By Gavin Kilgallon on Tuesday, 6 February 2024
London is considered the hub of the United Kingdom's web design scene and home to many of the country's top web design companies. It hosts a wide range of events and conferences that are beneficial for professionals and digital agencies who wish to stay updated with the latest web design and development trends. These events range from internationally acclaimed gatherings to community-led meetups, providing excellent opportunities for learning, networking and showcasing. In this article, ID Studio will guide you through some of the key local web design events that will take place in London during 2024.
PHP UK 2024
Date: February 15-16, 2024
Location: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD.
Focus: Latest PHP topics and tools.
PHP is a highly popular language for web development due to its flexibility, efficiency, and accessibility. It has a large online community that provides a wealth of resources, tutorials, and troubleshooting help, facilitating continuous learning and problem-solving. With a focus on PHP programming and its associated technologies, the PHP UK event is expected to attract over 400 attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
ID Studio's web development team often use PHP (and Laravel) as the development platform of choice when building enterprise web applications.
Date: February 26, 2024 (every 8 weeks)
Location: Bounce Farringdon, London.
Focus: Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media and Pay Per Click.
Search London is a group of individuals who share a common interest in topics related to search engine optimisation. They hold meetings every eight to twelve weeks, and their members include a diverse mixture of people, such as SEO agencies, web design agencies, businesses and individuals. With SEO becoming increasingly important, staying up-to-date with the latest trends and algorithms is crucial for maintaining a top-ranking position on the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).
Date: April 8-11, 2024 26, 2024 (every 8 weeks)
Location: Park Plaza Victoria London.
Focus: Anything API.
If you want to enhance your knowledge and comprehension of APIs, you should attend this conference. This event covers everything from API designs, trends, strategy, security, and development and includes over 25 workshops and keynotes. You'll have the chance to hear from more than 25 distinguished speakers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences. This is an excellent opportunity not only to learn but also to network with other IT professionals.
Laravel Live London 2024
Date: June 18-19, 2024
Location: Shar Theatre, 110 Euston Rd., London NW1 2AJ
Focus: Laravel and the Laravel ecosystem, as well as associated technologies.
Over 300 individuals who are passionate about Laravel and PHP will attend the Laravel London conference. The event features inspiring presentations, networking opportunities, and unparalleled learning experiences. Last year, ID Studio Web Agency had its senior developer, Darren Chowles, as a speaker at the conference.
User Experience (UX) London 2024
Date: June 18-19-20, 2024
Location: CodeNode, Liverpool Street Station, London
Focus: User Experience and best practices
The UX London conference covers three days, and day two would be more suited to individuals from the web industry. They will be covering areas on everything UX, with some leading speakers in the field providing some great insights into their experience and research.
TECHSPO London 2024 Technology Expo
Date: August 29-30 2024
Location: Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel, London
Focus: Next generation of technology & innovation, including web developers and strategists, designers and web project managers.
The TECHSPO London event is scheduled to take place at the Sofitel Hotel in London Heathrow. This two-day technology expo aims to bring together many technology providers, including developers and designers. One of the highlights of the event will be the internet-based showcase, which will focus on shaping the future of technology in our modern world.
Date: September 18-19, 2024
Location: ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
Focus: Everything to do with online trade.
The eCommerce Expo is a fantastic event for anyone interested in eCommerce. With more than 12,000 visitors and over 300 eCommerce professionals expected in attendance, it is a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and news in the industry. You can listen to many industry experts who will share their knowledge on eCommerce and various related topics such as SEO, marketing, automation, and more.
ID Studio is looking to send members of our eCommerce design and development team to this conference.
UX Live London 2024
Date: November 14-15, 2024
Location: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX.
Focus: UX Writing and how this can be employed to benefit your website.
This conference highlights the many benefits of clear, concise, and user-friendly content in design. Explore the latest techniques utilised by industry experts and gain insights into the latest methodologies and practical skills. In addition to this, there are some influential speakers from Give Good UX, Whatsapp and Meta Reality Labs.
Conferences Benefits For A Web Agency
ID Studio is a big advocate of attending industry-related conferences and regularly participates, as we did at a recent Laravel convention.
Attending web-related conferences has many tangible advantages for a web agency. Firstly, it is an epicentre for learning new skills and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends, innovations and technologies. Embracing these new insights can keep your agency at the forefront of the industry, providing a competitive advantage over your competitors.
These events also provide a fantastic networking opportunity, allowing you to build relationships with fellow web professionals, potential clients, and industry influencers, resulting in many business opportunities.
Brand exposure is another benefit, especially if your agency is willing to become involved. Presenting as a speaker, sponsoring an event, or simply having a presence at a conference increases your visibility and showcases your brand.
For skill improvement, designers, developers, and project managers who attend can learn from the best in the business; often, these events include workshops, keynotes, and panels. This new knowledge not only helps those attending but can be shared throughout the rest of your agency.
Conferences will also allow you to take a look at the competition and see what they are doing well in. Are there gaps in the market or areas that you can expand into?
Attending industry events, such as the ones mentioned above, is essential for professionals and web design companies who want to stay relevant and competitive. ID Studio's success in utilising these opportunities highlights the importance of being present in an environment that combines learning, networking, and brand positioning.