San Francisco

Three days of design, code, and content with:

Set yourself apart.

An Event Apart San Francisco is three days of intense focus on digital design, UX, and more. If you care about creating the best possible experiences for the people who use your work, and crave concentrated time to level up your skills in the company of your peers, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

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Event Schedule

  1. Main Conference

    We're still working on the schedule (follow us on Twitter for announcements), but in the meantime we can tell you that confirmed speakers include Rachel AndrewDerek FeatherstoneBrad FrostJason GrigsbyVal HeadKrystal HigginsGerry McGovernSarah ParmenterJen SimmonsEric MeyerJeffrey Zeldman

  1. A Day Apart

    This full-day session, which includes a full breakfast and lunch, follows An Event Apart and runs 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday, November 2. You can register online and save over $100 when you sign up for all three days.

  2. Designing Layouts: The New Superpowers of CSS

    Everything about web page layout is about to change. A plethora of new CSS properties for layout is about to give us super powers for building web pages. It’s as big a change as when we left behind tables for CSS—maybe bigger. There is an incredible amount to learn, including entirely new concepts of layout behavior.

    Want a head start? Join Jen Simmons as she walks you through the most important new CSS properties, and shows you how to combine them into real-world usecases.

    You will:

    • Learn how to write the code for CSS Grid, Flexbox, Shapes, Multicolumn, and more.
    • Gain a new and powerful toolset for page design.
    • Learn a process that simplifies the complexity and allows you to get to the matter at hand.
    • See concrete examples of innovative layouts.
    • Leave with a vision of what’s newly possible and where the industry is going.

    This full-day learning experience is for anyone who has a hand in designing or developing web pages: product managers, graphic designers, interface designers, experience designers, and front-end designer/developers.

    You may already be proficient at CSS, and want to learn the new code. Perhaps you do not know CSS, and would like to learn some. Maybe you don’t really even want to learn CSS, but you want to understand the new possibilities, so you can better direct the design process. If any of these situations sound familiar, this day is absolutely for you.



Conference + A Day Apart Pass October 31-November 2, 2016 $1,290.00 Buy Now!

  • Early Pricing through September 5: $1,290.00
  • Standard Pricing through October 30: $1,390.00
  • At-the-Door Pricing through November 2: $1,490.00

Conference Pass October 31-November 1, 2016 $995.00 Buy Now!

  • Early Pricing through September 5: $995.00
  • Standard Pricing through October 30: $1,095.00
  • At-the-Door Pricing through November 1: $1,195.00

A Day Apart Pass November 2, 2016 $499.00 Buy Now!

  • Early Pricing through September 5: $499.00
  • Standard Pricing through November 1: $549.00
  • At-the-Door Pricing through November 2: $649.00


Westin St. Francis 335 Powell St San Francisco, CA 94102

The Westin St. Francis has arranged special room rates for An Event Apart attendees: just $299/night plus free in-room internet access for the duration of your stay. Call (415) 397-7000 and request the “An Event Apart special rate.” Limited rooms are available at this rate, so don’t delay.

More than just a hotel, The Westin St. Francis on Union Square has been a celebrated destination since 1904. The historic Magneta Grandfather Clock located in the landmark lobby has been a popular gathering spot for generations of travelers, white marble columns, ornate balconies and intricate woodwork transport guests back to the elegance of yesteryear. Discover the allure of the city’s most charismatic and vital setting offering the grandeur of the past, coupled with contemporary luxury and style.

Seating is limited — Register Now!