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Make email better — in San Francisco

The Email Design Conference brings the email community together to celebrate their craft and give marketers and designers a platform to learn, share, and grow.

Free from product pitches and meaningless hype, we’re all about content: teaching designers, marketers, and strategists how to produce emails that look great, perform well, and engage audiences.

Why TEDC San Francisco?

Can’t make the trip to TEDC Boston? We are bringing the best of TEDC Boston to the West Coast on a smaller scale! The San Francisco conference will feature a half day of workshops and a day and a half of general (single track) sessions. Outside of the general session, you will have lots of opportunities to network and party with over 200 fellow email geeks!

Brenton Anderson

Email Dev, Southwest Airlines

The communal and collaborative nature of the conference is great. I’ve been able to learn and network without being sold to.

Kayla Beck

Marketing Manager, Southwest Airlines

Awesome conference. Could you guys be any more nerdy? I mean that in a good way!

Chris Francis

Marketing Manager, Roche Diagnostics

Really impressed. Best industry conference I have attended. Really practical take aways.

Kristin Wark

RM Strategist, Intouch Solutions

This much insight and nerd ♡ in all one place—cannot find that anywhere else.

Aaron Chamernik

UI/UX Dev, O’Reilly Auto

Thanks to the Litmus team for all the time & effort for putting this event together! It was my first email conference and I am buzzing with ideas to bring back to my office.

Jackie Clements

Senior Interactive Designer, Fixation Marketing

This is my 3rd year at TEDC and I leave so inspired and more knowledgeable about my trade each time.

Talia Cuccia

Email Marketing Coordinator, EF Educational Tours

This touches upon every aspect of email marketing and design. Super informative and highlights incredibly intelligent people.

Wes Marfield

eCommunications Specialist, Intouch Solutions

The real Litmus test for any conference is how excited you are to come back. I already can’t wait for #TEDC16. #puns #nailedit

Karina Tovar

Product Manager, Rejoiner

I have learned a lot about email design and marketing from people in the conference much more than I would have learned on my own time.

Kristin Bond

Email Marketing Manager, GSA

Seriously GREAT job. Litmus has proved to be THE thought leader for email and this conference has the best content and best people ♡

Stephanie McKay

Senior Graphic Designer, DIA

Had so many “aha!” moments during the last two days. Geeking out with kindred email spirits—this is my Disneyland!

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Participate in TEDC’16

Get involved in the biggest gathering of email professionals as a speaker or patron.

Patron Program

Patronage is a different approach to the idea of sponsorship—no booths, or demos. Instead, patrons partner with us for special projects and ticket giveaways to enhance the attendee experience.

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Speaking at TEDC

Our call for speakers for 2016 has closed, with nearly 200 submissions received! Thank you to everyone that submitted. Watch this site, your inbox, and Twitter for exciting speaker and agenda announcements.


A half-day of workshops and day and a half of general sessions, speed dating, and more. Check back often—we'll be updating the schedule as plans for the conference fall into place.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
8:30 - 12:00 Morning Workshops *
Option 1: The Elements of Email Design

A detailed look at the basics of coding for email, this workshop digs into the individual components that go into every email campaign. Along with learning how to effectively develop and use typography, images, links, and buttons, you will learn how these elements work together to create amazing email templates that work across the modern email landscape. You’ll leave with a stronger understanding of the fundamentals of email design, how to build modern responsive emails, and plenty of resources and code examples to take back to use in your own campaigns. This workshop is perfect for intermediate email designers looking to refine their skills and general email marketers who need to get a better understanding of the principles behind email design and development.

Option 2: Progressive Enhancement/Interactive Email

This workshop will lead attendees through advanced email client targeting methods, such as Outlook conditional comments, to more efficiently identify and troubleshoot rendering problems. The workshop will largely focus on progressive enhancement techniques and delivering optimized experiences for subscribers. Topics include designing and developing CSS animation, interactive email, and dynamic email design and content.

1:00 - 5:00 TEDC Day One

General sessions (single track)

6:00 - 9:00 Party!
Friday, September 16, 2016
8:00 - 4:00 TEDC Day Two

General sessions (single track)

*Requires purchase of workshop pass to attend.

Conference venue & accommodations

The InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, located in the vibrant South of Market neighborhood, is both the conference venue and hotel for attendees.

Event venue

InterContinental San Francisco Hotel 888 Howard Street San Francisco, California 94103 Phone: 1-415-616-6500

The InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, a graceful tower of translucent cool-blue, soars 32 stories above the vibrant South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, and is among the city's most admired landmarks.

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Where to stay

InterContinental San Francisco Hotel 888 Howard Street San Francisco, California 94103 Phone: 1-415-616-6500

The InterContinental San Francisco Hotel is offering attendees rooms at the reduced rate of $309 plus tax per night. Rooms are limited and you must book by August 24th. Book online or call and mention TEDC 2016 to receive the discounted rate.

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Frequently asked questions

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What does the ticket price include?

A regular session pass includes access to sessions on Thursday afternoon and Friday; breakfast, lunch, and plenty of coffee and snacks each day; plus admission to the evening event.

Workshop passes also include lunch on Thursday, and the workshop you selected.

Will sessions be recorded or available for live stream?

Most sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees after the event. Recordings may be available to non-attendees—keep checking back for more details!

Can I just attend a workshop?

No. Workshops are only available as part of regular conference registration.

Do you have free/discounted/non-profit tickets?

A small number tickets are available through Patron giveaways—more details will be available on the blog.

Are workshops included with my ticket?

No. Workshops are available as a package purchase with a regular session ticket.

City-by-City Comparison

Each location offers a slightly different schedule and agenda; speakers and sessions will vary. Check out the city-by-city comparison.



San Francisco

Event Date Jul 26 - 27, 2016 Aug 15 - 17, 2016 Sep 15 - 17, 2016
Event Venue etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate Westin Boston Waterfront InterContinental San Francisco
Number of Workshops 2 4 2
Tracks of Content 2 2 1
Days of Content 1.5 2 1.5
Number of Attendees 300 600 200

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