Layers runs parallel to the first few days of WWDC in San Francisco with a focus on design and tech culture instead of code. It has a very similar vibe and size to the now-defunct Çingleton conference, much like a smaller Úll: a well-run, single-track conference with short, interesting talks that’s small enough that everyone can socialize.
I went last year and greatly enjoyed it — it’s run by people who go to a lot of conferences and know what makes a good one. The only reason I’m not going again this year is that I got a WWDC ticket.
If you’ll be in San Francisco that week without a WWDC ticket, I highly suggest you consider this. They gave me a discount code you can use for $50 off a ticket: use code MOSCONEBOXLUNCH to be reminded of what you’re missing as you eat the far better food at Layers.