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Full list of in-person React conferences in 2022

React is a JavaScript library for building modern, powerful user interfaces. It was developed by Facebook engineers and introduced to the world in 2013 as an open source project. Today, it has emerged as the dominant frontend tool preferred by developers -- leading other libraries and frameworks in usage, adoption, developer experience, and interest.

Conferences are beneficial to engineers and their companies for so many reasons. Here are just a few:

  1. Stay up to date. Learn from experienced engineers, maintainers, and core contributors who present what they've been working on the last year (or 2, or 5). JavaScript and React are ever-evolving, and to fall behind these changes is to invite problems into your code and company.
  2. Gain perspective & insight. Conferences aren't just about the talks -- you will also engage in conversations about the technology you love with engineers from other companies. They may help you to solve a problem you've been having, or see something in a way that you and your company have never thought about.
  3. Get inspired. There is something magical about putting hundreds of like-minded folks -- each with their own unique experiences -- in the same location for a day or two. It's thrilling to experience the connections you'll make with other engineers, which brings direct benefit back to the company in terms of education, perspective, and inspiration.

Know any other reasons why you should attend a conference? Leave a comment below.

Here is the full list of conferences dedicated exclusively to React (so far) happening IN-PERSON around the world in 2022:


React Live

Date: April 1, 2022
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Indoors or Outdoors?: Indoors
Notable Speakers: Maggie Appleton, Nader Dabit, Michael Jackson, Debbie O'Brien and more.
Venue: Theater Amsterdam
Hotel Room Block: No, but provide a recommended hotel link
Accepting talk proposals: Closed
Website: https://www.reactlive.nl/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/reactlivenl
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: Talks, bowling, laser tag
Covid Safety:

  • Requirements EITHER full vaccination OR valid negative PCR test OR recovery certificate
  • Require Masks? No
  • Require Social Distancing? No
  • Event Outdoors? No
  • More Covid safety info here

Sponsors: Passionate People, Edge & Node, Storyblok, Sourcegraph
Sponsorship Guide: Yes
Diversity/Scholarship: No
Price: €214 EUR
Workshops: No
About:
An exclusive Full Day In-Person React Conference hosted at the Greatest Conference Venue in the World here in the beautiful city of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. We are ecstatic to announce the return of React Conference Live which last time hosted 800+ Attendees in 2019. You will have the unique opportunity to learn, mingle, network and have fun with colleagues at Theater Amsterdam. Watch 15 React Experts share their knowledge in-person on the tremendous stage of Theater Amsterdam on Friday 1st April 2022.

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React Miami

Date: April 18 - 19, 2022
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Indoors or Outdoors?: Indoors
Notable Speakers: Tejas Kumar, Nader Dabit, Jenn Creighton, Kent C. Dodds and more.
Venue: Miami Beach Convention Center
Hotel Room Block: No information
Accepting talk proposals: Closed
Website: https://www.reactmiami.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReactMiamiConf
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: Talks, + free access to eMerge Americas Conference
Covid Safety:

  • Require Vaccination? No
  • Require Negative Test for Admission? No
  • Require Masks? Yes
  • Require Social Distancing? Yes
  • Event Outdoors? No
  • More Covid safety info here

Sponsors: None
Sponsorship Guide: Pricing & tiers here, full guide on request
Diversity/Scholarship: Yes. Deadline March 11
Price: $749 USD
Workshops: No
About:
The first React Conference in Miami for and by the community located just four blocks from the beach with the Miami Beach Botanical Garden right outside event doors! We're bringing together industry leaders to share the latest in React ranging from technical writing to web3 and everything in between! React Miami will be organized April 18 - 19, 2022 at the Miami Beach Convention Center within the eMerge Americas Conference gathering 400+ React developers to learn, have fun, network, and mingle.


Reactathon

Date: May 3 - 5, 2022
Location: Berkeley, CA
Indoors or Outdoors?: Fully-outdoors
Notable Speakers: Ryan Florence, Kent C. Dodds, Lydia Hallie, Simona Cotin, Jenn Creighton and more.
Venue: Cal Shakes Bruns Amphitheater & Grounds
Hotel Room Block: Yes, coming soon (downtown Berkeley, CA)
Accepting talk proposals: Yes. Closes EOD February 24, US-Pacific time.
Website: https://www.reactathon.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/reactathon
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: Talks, workshops, topic tables, onsite & offsite afterparties, social activities, hiking tours, unconference icebreakers
Covid Safety:

  • Require Vaccination? Yes
  • Require Negative Test for Admission? Yes
  • Require Masks? Tentatively no
  • Require Social Distancing? Tentatively no
  • Event Outdoors? Yes; fully-outdoors
  • More Covid safety info here

Sponsors: Vercel, Hasura, Auth0, Stately AI, Lumigo, Prisma, Sanity,
Sponsorship Guide: Yes. Email here for the full sponsorship guide
Diversity/Scholarship: Yes. Deadline March 24.
Price: Starting at $499 USD
Workshops: Yes, in-person & sold separately (May 3 & May 6). Announcing February 2

About:
Since 2017, Reactathon has brought frontend and fullstack engineers together to learn, connect, and inspire. For 2022, we return in-person at a beautiful outdoor venue in San Francisco's East Bay. With the addition of the optional Serverless in the Park on May 5, you'll enjoy 2.5 days of talks from industry leaders, 6 different workshops, and true connections with your peers. There's so much to look forward to & experience! Note: The author of this blog post is the organizer of Reactathon.

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App.JS Conf

Date: June 3 - 4, 2022
Location: Krakow, Poland
Indoors or outdoors? Unknown
Notable Speakers: Unknown
Venue: Unknown
Hotel Room Block: No
Accepting talk proposals: Yes. Deadline unknown.
Website: https://appjs.co/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/appjsconf
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: Talks
Covid Safety:

  • Require Vaccination? Unknown
  • Require Negative Test for Admission? Unknown
  • Require Masks? Unknown
  • Require Social Distancing? Unknown
  • Event Outdoors? Unknown
  • No covid safety info provided as of this writing

Sponsors: None. Partners: Expo, Software Mansion
Sponsorship Guide: Yes
Diversity/Scholarship: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Workshops: Unknown

About:
App.js is an appreciation event for the open-source and React Native community. Check out the previous edition and join us in 2022!


React Summit

Date: June 17, 2022
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Indoors or Outdoors?: Unknown
Notable Speakers: Ken Wheeler, Sunil Pai, Anjana Vakil, Sara Vieira and more.
Venue: Unknown
Hotel Room Block: No
Accepting talk proposals: Yes. Deadline March 20.
Website: https://reactsummit.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/reactsummit
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: Talks, workshops, city tours, afterparty, community pre-parties & meetups
Covid Safety:

  • Require Vaccination? Unknown
  • Require Negative Test for Admission? Unknown
  • Require Masks? Unknown
  • Require Social Distancing? Unknown
  • Event Outdoors? Unknown
  • No covid safety info provided as of this writing

Sponsors: None
Sponsorship Guide: Yes
Diversity/Scholarship: Yes, although no application present on website.
Price: Starting at €510 EUR
Workshops: Yes, free online workshops

About:
React Summit is an annual conference on all things React, gathering thousands of Front-end and Full-stack engineers from around the world. Originally exclusively in-person, React Summit now offers a hybrid format with both remote and in-person participation. This year, the format of the event will be hybrid, with the first day streamed from the Amsterdam venue including hybrid networking features and interactive entertainment; and second day, as well as the numerous free workshops, streamed to the global audience online.

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React Finland

Date: May 30 - June 3, 2022
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Indoors or Outdoors? Unknown
Notable Speakers: TBD
Venue: TBD
Hotel Room Block: Unknown
Accepting talk proposals: Unknown
Website: https://react-finland.fi/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReactFinland
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: Unknown
Covid Safety:

  • Require Vaccination? Unknown
  • Require Negative Test for Admission? Unknown
  • Require Masks? Unknown
  • Require Social Distancing? Unknown
  • Event Outdoors? Unknown
  • No Covid safety info available yet

Sponsors: None
Sponsorship Guide: Unknown
Diversity/Scholarship: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Workshops: Unknown

About:
No info for 2022 yet. From 2020 event: React Finland combines the Finnish React community with international flavor. In this single track event you will learn more about React and surrounding topics while meeting some of the leading talents of the community. In addition to enjoying the event, this is your chance to explore Finland.

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Render(ATL)

Date: June 1 - 4, 2022
Location: Atlanta, GA
Indoors or Outdoors? Indoors
Notable Speakers: Ryan Florence, Cassidy Williams, Jason Lengstorf, Aisha Blake, David Khourshid and more.
Venue: The Gathering Spot
Hotel Room Block:Yes, $180/night
Accepting talk proposals: Yes. Closes Dec 31, 2019.
Website: https://www.renderatl.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/renderATL
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: Talks, Workshops, Day 4 music festival
Covid Safety:

  • Require Vaccination? Either Vaccine OR Negative test. Vaccination requirement includes booster
  • *Require Negative Test for Admission? * Only if unvaccinated
  • Require Masks? Unknown
  • Require Social Distancing? No
  • Event Outdoors? No
  • More Covid safety info here and here

Sponsors: Formidable
Sponsorship Guide: By request here
Diversity/Scholarship: Yes; closed.
Price: Starting at $550 USD
Workshops: Yes, on day 1. Workshops unknown
About:
Waffles and wings. Collards and code. A music festival. RenderATL is the four-day software engineering conference & music festival featuring your next career opportunity with expert speakers in tech covering upcoming and current best engineering practices, engineering leadership, accessibility practices, and more.

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React Next

Date: June 28, 2022
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Indoor or Outdoor? Indoor
Notable Speakers: Unannounced
Venue: David Intercontinental Hotel
Hotel Room Block: Unclear, but the event is held at a hotel
Accepting talk proposals: Yes. Deadline Feb 15.
Website: https://react-next.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/reactnext
Code of Conduct: Yes
Activities: 2 tracks of talks, networking and games, jobs and partner opportunities
Covid Safety:

  • Require Vaccination? Unknown
  • Require Negative Test for Admission? Unknown
  • Require Masks? Unknown
  • Require Social Distancing? Unknown
  • Event Outdoors? No
  • No covid safety info on conference website; footer URL directs to a government website for a "green pass"

Sponsors: None
Sponsorship Guide: Available on request
Diversity/Scholarship: No
Price: Starting at 680 ILS
Workshops: No
About:
Since 2016, ReactNext has been Israel’s largest and most prestigious conference for the React framework. The all technical conference brings top local and international speakers to share their experiences with over 1,000 developers in Israel and from all over the world. The conference features advanced topics aimed for experienced developers, team leaders, and consultants. And a great oppurtinuty R&D and product managers to evaluate the business advantages of React.

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That's the entire list as of January 2022! If you're the organizer of one of these conferences and you see missing/incorrect information, contact the author at ben@realworldreact.com to update it.

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