SmashingConf Live Postponed
Friday, June 5.
You have probably had a ton of emails that have started with, ‘in these unprecedented times,’ and we don’t want to add another. However, we won’t stay silent on our horror of the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, who is not here to celebrate her 27th birthday today.
Racism, prejudice, and police brutality, while sadly far from a new construct is especially prevalent in the US right now.
Smashing has always been about community and bringing people together for a celebration of one another. However, we don’t feel like now is the time for a ‘celebration.’
Therefore, SmashingConf Live will be postponed to a later date (to be announced soon). Please note: the online workshops will still proceed as planned.
We considered paring down our event, and making it purely academic, but instead, we’d like to offer a day of community. A day where we can all learn together and commune together.
We don’t make this decision lightly, but as you may know, Smashing is a very small team who all feel like we can do more together than alone. And togetherness is what we need, not celebration.
The Smashing Family
What Does This Mean For You And Your Ticket?
We would love your support and, if possible, transfer your ticket to the new date or another event. But, there are options!
Keep Your Ticket And Attend The Postponed SmashingConf Live
If our new date works for you, then we can’t wait to see you at our next event. If we don’t hear from you we assume you’ll be joining the next one.
If you have any questions or concerns, you’re always welcome to send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If keeping your ticket for the future conference doesn’t work for you then we have the following options:
Swap To Another Conference
We do still have tickets available for our Freiburg conference (September 7–8), our Austin Conference (October 13–14), our NY conference (October 20–21), and San Francisco conference (November 10–11) and plus all workshops at these events. We are also running a couple of online workshops.
If you’d like to use your Live ticket to receive a discount to one of our other conferences or workshops, you can. Please email (email@example.com) with the name you booked under, your ticket number, and the conference and/or workshop you’d like to receive a discount for.
Transfer Your Ticket
Can’t come to any of the future dates but have a colleague or friend who can? No problem! Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name you booked under and your ticket number, and let us know who you would like to take your place. Easy as that!
Donate Your Ticket
Can’t come, but don’t want a refund? We’ve got some amazing scholarship candidates that would love to take your spot.
Email (email@example.com) with the name you booked under and your ticket number, and we’d be happy to give your seat away to someone who can’t afford to join us at a later date.
Not sure what works best for you, but know you still want to attend a conference? We understand! With so much up in the air, many are finding it hard to plan that far in advance. We’d be happy to give you a Smashing Voucher equal to the amount you paid.
You can use your voucher for:
- Any Conference in 2020 or 2021
- Any In-Person Workshop in 2020 or 2021
- Any Online Workshops in 2020 or 2021
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and ticket reference, and let us know you’d like to transfer to a Smashing Voucher, and we’ll get that set up for you!
Can’t come, and would like a refund? We understand that you registered for a specific date / time that we cannot proceed with, and you are eligible for a full refund. We do hope that you’ll be able to join us later in the year, but we know some people already have commitments and that’s just not possible.
If that’s the case, please email (email@example.com) with your name, which conference you are attending, and ticket number, and state that would like a full refund due to postponement.