If you do not plan to attend Config in person, Friends of Figma organizers offer regional watch parties to watch a live stream of the keynote and connect with the local community. A few of them are organized by Figma (Berlin, London, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo), and many more a led by the community.
Bruno Figueiredo, a Community Advocate for Figma in Portugal, came up with a fun community project — “lets all record our journeys from all across the globe heading into San Francisco. It doesn’t need to be perfect or look cinematic. Just grab your phone or camera and record the fun moments, the packing, the ride to the airport or the flight, the registration… all the little bits up until the moment the conference is about to start.” Can’t wait to see the end result!
Socrates Charisis shared a plausible-sounding list of his Config predictions.
Interesting findings about the state of design, tech, and product development from the year-over-year change in Config submissions trends. This year the team received a whopping 1,000 talk proposals 🤯 The general mood of submissions was markedly optimistic compared with the previous 3 years. AI, accessibility, inclusion-related, and designer-developer collaboration topics are on the rise, while mentions of “pandemic” and remote work are declining.
Figma announced a list of speakers at this year’s Config, and the lineup is absolutely incredible! It’s a healthy mix of design leaders, makers, and folks behind the product. The agenda is coming soon, but you can get an idea of what might be coming from these answers. It’s not too late to register for an in-person or online event!
I didn’t realize how competitive the speaker selection is at Config 2023. This year the Figma team received over 950 session proposals, and during previous years they’ve had enough time for only about 25.
I wasn't given the opportunity to be a speaker at Figma's #Config2023 buuuut they gave me a free ticket as a thank you still pic.twitter.com/v0IurhQyxl— Νατε (@olobzjr) April 7, 2023
Edward Chechique shares some ideas for AI features that he hopes to see at Config 2023.
This year’s Config is happening live in San Francisco and streaming worldwide on June 21–22. Registration opens on April 4th. Save the dates!
A condensed summary of a Config talk by the Intuit Design System Team on creating a brand new Figma plugin to promote Intuit’s design system decisions and deliver them directly to their designers.
If you’re feeling lost and unsure of where to start with Config’s 68 sessions, this article provides a good round-up of conference highlights.
Recordings of all 68 sessions by 100 speakers from Config 2022.
Damien Correll, Creative Director at Figma, shares how the branding for 4th Config came together.
Now that @figma #config2022 is a wrap, I wanted to briefly share how the branding came together. It was the 4th Config—my first—however I’m not a stranger to design conference branding (hello Schema and 7 @googledesign SPAN events). pic.twitter.com/I37ERPR3t4— Maybe: Damien (@damiencorrell) May 13, 2022
Figma built a fantastic interactive page showing great possibilities provided by variable fonts and how to use them in Figma. It’s been a year since Toni Gemayel built the Variable Fonts plugin, and I’m happy it finally became a native feature.
Hosts of the Design Details podcast, Brian Lovin and Marshall Bock, cover all of the exciting new releases from Config 2022 and do a deep dive into the new version of Auto Layout.
Joey Banks shares the features announced at Config 2022 that he is most looking forward to using and implementing in his work. Check out his post for a more in-depth take on Component Properties and advanced settings of Auto Layout.
Figma’s Design Director Noah Levin introduces Product Designers and UX Writers who worked on new features. Great place to discover new talented people to follow!
Big launch day 🎉— Noah Levin (@nlevin) May 10, 2022
A million thank you's are in order. As we've grown I can't quite keep up with every contributor with these props posts, but at the very least I wanted to share the product designers and ux writers who worked on SO many (15!) launches at #Config2022 today 👇 https://t.co/4MrDYg3gkg
If you don’t have 30 minutes to watch Dylan’s keynote, check out the What’s New in Figma page showcasing all announced features in a beautiful way.
Figma CEO Dylan Field kicked off Config 2022 with opening remarks and the launch of 15 new features, ranging from favoriting files to a new version of Auto Layout. At this point, I’m more excited about Dylan’s keynotes than Apple’s. Love how every Config makes our lives better by addressing real problems and small annoyances.
If you’re attending Config 2022 this week, introduce yourself with this year’s name card.
Config is back on May 10–11, 2022! The call for speakers is open until February 20th, 2022.
Mark your calendars. May 10-11, 2022. Config is back and we're going global. 🌏— Figma (@figma) January 24, 2022
We're looking for speakers from all over the world to create the agenda for our virtual conference.
Have an idea? We want to hear from you!
Submit by Feb 20: https://t.co/EClUtRG1tw #Config2022 pic.twitter.com/CNCE7FliaY