14 Best JavaScript Conferences to Attend in 2020

March 24th, 2020 | By Jscrambler | 7 min read

JavaScript is the most widely used programming language, and this is our shortlist of the best JavaScript conferences to facilitate the developer's job.

2020 is shaping up to be another good year for the JavaScript community. More and more developers are entering the ecosystem, and new minds are equal to new possibilities.

With some JavaScript libraries and frameworks reaching maturity, they now have communities that thrive on knowledge sharing.

With public gatherings being withheld in early 2020, we're seeing more and more conferences going 100% virtual so that you can still enjoy them and learn while staying safe.

We at Jscrambler know firsthand how valuable these conferences can be for developers, so we recommend attending some of the ones on this list.

1. ng-conf

Website: ng-conf

Twitter: @nfconf

Date: 1-3 April

Location: 100% Online

The world's original Angular conference, ng-conf, returns in Spring 2020 with the theme Hardwired. Some of the most notable members of the Angular community (like John Papa and Dan Wahlin) will be doing workshops and giving keynotes.

2. React Europe

Website: React Europe

Twitter: @ReactEurope

Date: 14-15 May

Location: 100% Online

React Europe has grown into one of the biggest developer conferences on the continent.

In the past, it was the stage where technologies such as GraphQL and Redux were first announced and demonstrated. In 2020, it will host hackathons, bar nights, over 30 talks, and 12 lightning talks.

3. ForwardJS

Website: ForwardJS

Twitter: @forwardJS

Date: 1-3 April

Location: 100% Online

The event happens twice a year: once in Ottawa and once in San Francisco. This year, both events will instead happen only virtually, with organizers deciding to grant free access to four days of workshops and all talks.

4. ReactNext

Website: React Next

Twitter: @ReactNext

Date: 15 June

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

The first international JavaScript conference in the Middle East, ReactNext, is set for an exciting new edition in 2020. This single-day community-driven event will feature advanced lectures by over 18 speakers and networking opportunities for the crowd of 750 attendees.

The event features two parallel tracks, one more aimed at beginners and the other at experienced developers.

5. JSCamp

Website: JSCamp

Twitter: @jscamp

Date: 16-17 July

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Sunny Barcelona is the meeting place of over 1200 developers from across the globe, all with a problem-solving attitude and a yearning to learn from the challenges of different teams.

Attendees from past editions praise the professionally organized event, the light and open atmosphere, and the diverse range of speakers.

6. JSConf

JSConf has been around for over ten years, and many consider it the go-to conference if you're a JavaScript developer. This conference has quickly grown, and today it spans across the globe. Below, we list some of the biggest ones:

JSConf Budapest

Website: JSConf Budapest

Twitter: @jsconfbp

Date: 24-25 September

Location: Budapest, Hungary

At the heart of one of the most vibrant capitals in Europe, this conference is all about diversity, mentorship, and learning.

JSConf Asia

Website: JSConf Asia

Twitter: @jsconfasia

Date: Late 2020

Location: Singapore

Southeast Asia's biggest web developer conference, JSConf Asia, celebrates the creative and diligent work of the web development community in Southeast Asia.


Website: JSConf US

Twitter: @JSconfUS

Date: 24-26 August

Location: Carlsbad, California

This 11-year-old conference helps developers learn how to push the language beyond the confines of the browser and into robots and video games.

But what also sets JSConf US apart is the "choose your own adventure" program, where you can go on an adventure like kayaking or a safari.

7. React Native EU

Website: React Native EU conference

Twitter: @react_native_eu

Date: 3-4 September

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

Many developers agree that React Native is still the number one choice for JS developers when it comes to cross-platform apps.

With exciting keynotes, lightning talks, and networking events, this conference will provide two days packed with activities for its 400+ attendees.

8. JSFoo

Website: JSFoo

Twitter: @jsfoo

Date: 4-5 September

Location: Bangalore, India

JSFoo is considered by many to be the go-to conference for experienced JavaScript developers in India. Now in its tenth edition, the event will focus on JavaScript in the Enterprise.

After a first day dedicated to this topic of Enterprise JS, there's a second day to discuss advanced Web concepts.

9. JSNation

Website: JSNation

Twitter: @thejsnation

Date: 10 September

Location: The Netherlands

Over 1000 attendees will be in Amsterdam for a unique learning and exploring experience. Library authors and core team members of the JavaScript ecosystem will be on stage, such as the creators of Webpack, Three.js, and NestJS.

Going from learning mode to party mode, the conference also provides JS-driven art exhibitions and audiovisual performances.

10. VueConf TO

Website: VueConf Toronto

Twitter: @VueToronto

Date: 23-25 September

Location: Toronto, Canada

This conference celebrates another gathering of Vue.js developers in North America. VueConf TO brings to the stage Vue core team members like Evan You.

You can expect very technical talks focusing on new Vue features and development best practices.

11. BrazilJS Conf

Website: BrazilJS Conf

Twitter: @braziljs

Date: 1-3 October

Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil

The 2020 edition of BrazilJS Conf marks the 10th anniversary of this Brazilian dev community. The event organizers also state that it is the biggest JavaScript conference in the world, with over 2000 attendees.

12. AngularConnect

Website: not found.

Twitter: @AngularConnect

Date: 13-14 October

Location: London, UK

The largest Angular conference returns in late 2020 as the meeting spot of choice for Angular devs, tech companies, and core members of the Angular framework.

13. NodeConf EU

Website: NodeConf EU

Twitter: @NodeConfEU

Date: 1-4 November

Location: Kilkenny, Ireland

The conference is usually packed with high-quality talks and workshops from some of the most active members of the Node community.

14. dotJS

Website: dotJS

Twitter: @dotJS

Date: Late 2020

Location: Paris, France

A chill atmosphere where you get to hear from and meet some of the brightest minds in the JS ecosystem.

The event also hosts some of the biggest companies in tech, so you'll also find plenty of room for some good ol' networking.

Canceled or Postponed 2020 JavaScript Conferences

The early 2020 pandemic and concerns for attendees' health have prompted many of these conference organizers to cancel or postpone their 2020 events.

Below, we list some of the ones that are canceled or postponed for 2021:

No matter what, developers find a way. In the same usual spirit of acceptance, community, and fun, 2020 will still be a great year for JavaScript developers wanting to attend conferences. Hopefully, this article has helped you choose a few!

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