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UX Conferences are a great way to discover new approaches to our field. This is a curated list of conferences that are UX focused. We are not including design or development only conferences, although the Mofiti team may add those in separate lists. We love those too!

Conferences in 2019

January

QRCA Annual Conference

Date: January 30 – February 1, 2019

Location: Savannah, GA USA

Description:

The annual conference of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association. 

From learning new essential skills, to staying ahead of the game by deciphering the best use of our time, focus and energy within the field, this will resonate with sole practitioners, employees and employers, from seasoned professionals to researchers just starting out.

Prepare to expand your knowledge and collaborate alongside the best qualitative research professionals in the industry. Explore, learn, and share so you are equipped to chart your best course from beginning to end by cultivating skills in analyzing unstructured data and identifying optimal methods and techniques for eliciting rich learning that helps you succeed and makes your clients shine.

February

Interaction 19

Date: February 3-8, 2019

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Description:

Interaction 19 will assemble a diverse group of practitioners and academics from around the world to explore the edges of interaction design, and help spark a transformation of the discipline to be relevant to the needs of the 21st century. 

User Experience Hong Kong

Date: February 15-16, 2019

Location: Hong Kong

Description

User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK) is a learning event dedicated to bringing all product and service design disciplines together, from research, marketing, design, technology and the business to name a few, who are interested and passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world for all.

World Information Architecture Day

Date: February 23, 2019

Location: Multiple Locations

Description:

World Information Architecture Day is dedicated to the empowerment of local leaders. Our celebrations inspire the global growth of information architecture as a community of practice and we value diverse thoughts and thinkers in our celebrations. World IA Day is jointly produced by a network of global, regional, and local volunteers with support from the Information Architecture Institute.

UX Thailand

Date: February 23-24, 2019

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Description:

Two-days of presentations and workshops that promise to inspire and upskill you; delivered by giants from across the world who’ve pioneered the design and product industry. You’ll leave The UX Thailand Conference a better designer and/or product person than before.

March

Convey UX

Date: March 11-13, 2019

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Description:

ConveyUX is the annual gathering of UXers in the Pacific Northwest. It is a showcase of local and international talent in the research and design of products and services. The event features three days of educational sessions, networking, and the fun of being in the Emerald City.

Design Research by UX Australia

Date: March 13-15, 2019

Location: Sydney, Australia

Description:

A three-day event dedicated to design research – from planning and conducting, to analysis and use.

People Nerds

Date: May 1, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Description:

Our People Nerds lineup is filled with experts on what makes people tick, what makes a story stick, what makes technology more “human,” and what makes human insights so valuable.

CHI 2019

Date: May 4-9, 2019

Location: Glasgow, UK

Description:

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. CHI  – pronounced ‘kai’ – is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate new and creative ways for people to interact. CHI 2019 was the first time that CHI has taken place in the UK and was hosted at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.

Design Leadership by UX Australia

Date: May 15-16, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Description:

A two-day event exploring the issues, methods, philosophies and strategies of Design Leadership in Australia and abroad.

UXLx – User Experience Lisbon

Date: May 21-24, 2019

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Description:

UXLx covers many leading topics for the future of UX. Service Design, UX Strategy, and Augmented Reality to name a few.

UX London 2019

Date: May 29-31, 2019

Location: London, UK

Description:

Each day of the conference focuses on a specific area of UX. Designing Products, Designing for People, and Designing the Future

June

Strive 2019

Date: June 6-7, 2019

Location: Toronto, Canada

Description:

We bring together researchers, designers and product people for listening, learning, and conversation about UX research.

Big Sky Dev Con

Date: June 8th, 2019 

Location: Bozeman, MT, USA

Description:

Big Sky Dev Con is a technology conference held each Summer in Bozeman Montana. BSDC is dedicated to sharing knowledge with the Montana community about Software Development, Tech Business, Design, and User Experience.

GOOD’19

Date: June 27, 2019

Location: London, UK

Description:

GOOD conferences bring together design researchers from around the world to share experiences and jointly reflect on organisations, economies and societies in transition – and particularly on the strategic roles, design researchers play in helping to make these changes happen.

User Research London 2019

Date: June 27-28, 2019

Location: London, UK

Description:

A conference covering a range of user research specific talks and workshops.

UXPA International Conference

Date: June 25-27, 2019

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Description:

UXPA International is bringing designers, researchers and academics from all over the world together in Scottsdale, AZ. Sessions include UX tools and techniques, emerging innovations, developing your career and everything in-between for all levels of UX professionals.

August

Convey UX

Date: August 15-16, 2019

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Description:

The Nexus of Product and UX
A special two-day event where leaders of product and UX meet to explore the best ways to blend these disciplines.

For Product Leaders
Better understand how to take best advantage of user experience resources in product development.

For UX Leaders
Identify how to move your research and design ideas “upstream” in the decision-making about product evolution.

An Event Apart Chicago

Date: August 26-28, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Topics: Intrinsic Layout, User Research, Voice UI Design, Design Systems, Accessibility, Inclusive Design

Description:

Three days of design, code, and content

UX Australia 2019

Date: August 27-30, 2019

Location: Sydney, Australia

Description:

UX Australia is a 4-day conference about everything User Experience

UX STRAT

Date: August 26-28, 2019

Location: Boulder, CO, USA

Description:

UX STRAT is a conference that brings together design leaders, strategists, user researchers, design-focused data scientists, and experienced design professionals from many nations for presentations and workshops about the latest trends at the intersection of business strategy, user experience, product design, and service design.

September

SmashingConf Freiburg

Date: September 9-10, 2019

Location: Freiburg, Germany

Topics: Psychology, Accessibility, Privacy

Big Design

Date: September 19-21, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX

Topics: Prototyping, Design Strategy, Scaling Design, Design Thinking, Service Design, User Research, Accessibility, Machine Learning, Design Ops, Journey Maps, Product Strategy, UX Strategy, Inclusive Design, Augmented Reality, Cognitive Biases, 

Description:

Big Design is a way of thinking, not just an event. It’s looking at bigger pictures and sharing them so we all grow. Experience, wisdom, and creativity solve problems. 

EuroIA

Date: September 26-28, 2019

Location: Riga, Latvia

Topics: Natural Language Processing, Design at Scale, Inclusive Design, Data-Driven Design, Information Architecture

Description:

With the advent of Machine learning and artificial intelligence the ethical discourse around the role of designers and IA practitioners has been drastically changing, asking for more accountability in the design of digital products and demanding new ways to assess and measure the explicit and implicit consequences of our work.
In our practice we used to measure ROI in terms of increased engagement, loyalty or satisfaction. Metrics reassure investors and managers, but do they actually speak about the impact of our design? What are the unmeasurable metrics that we should push forward in this new era of product development?

October

UXLat – UX Latin America

Date: October 1-3, 2019

Location: Santiago, Chile

Description:

Meet the latest UX trends through its main references, in the event that brings together members of the UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association) in Chile.

UX Designers Camp

Date: October 5-12, 2019

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Description:

Remote Work + Education
We want to give you more space and time to network with people from the same industry, exchange feedback and establish deeper connections. We organize workshops, lectures and an unconference for you to improve knowledge of user experience. And if you’ve ever wondered what the life of digital nomads is like, now you can test it out for a week. You don’t have to waste your vacation days, keep working while improving yourself personally and professionally.

UXDX

Date: October 7-8, 2019

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Topics: UX Research, Business Agility, UX Metrics, A/B Testing, Prototyping, User Story Mapping

Description:

The conference that bridges the gap between UX, UI, Dev and Product.

Midwest UX 2019

Date: October 10-12, 2019

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Topics: Machine Learning, User Research, Service Design

Description:

For Midwest UX 2019, we are reframing our reality: our job, our community, our capabilities, and the future of UX. Because when we see things from another perspective—or another’s perspective—we unlock a different part of our mind.

SmashingConf New York 2019

Date: October 15-16, 2019

Location: New York, NY, USA

Topics: Responsive UX Design, Accessible HTML/CSS, 

Description:

With one track, two days, 13 speakers and 400 attendees, expect actionable insights for your work. Plus a bunch of hands-on workshops on design, front-end and UX.

World Usability Conference

Date: October 16-17, 2019

Location: Graz, Austria

Description:

The World Usability Congress is an international premier user experience design conference.
Two days of conference presentations provide practical skills to take away, inspire you for your next projects, stretch your knowledge or show how someone has tackled a problem just like the one you’re facing.

UX New Zealand

Date: October 30 – November 1, 2019

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

UX New Zealand is Aotearoa’s biggest dedicated user experience conference. Whether you’re new to UX or a seasoned professional, you’ll gain valuable insights and inspiration – and have fun along the way!

CanUX

Date: October 31 – November 3, 2019

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Description:

CanUX (pronounced “canucks”, like the hockey team) is an independent, locally-grown, non-profit, volunteer-driven event created for people who want to learn and share their expertise about user experience, and how our profession contributes to making things work better for everyone. There is no big marketing agency, publishing house, software vendor (or rich uncle) behind this endeavour apart from a few friends who run this conference as a registered non-profit event for the benefit of the Canadian experience design community. The event covers topics like user research, usability, information architecture, interaction design, service design, and just about everything related to the creation of compelling products, services and experiences.

November

UX Brighton 2019

Date: November 1, 2019

Location: Brighton, UK

Description:

At this year’s conference, we want to focus on the craft of design: on expanding our understanding and the skills we need to build fluid and rewarding experiences. We want to stimulate discussion and enrich design knowledge, elevating the importance of design in the UX process. We want to help widen the understanding of design, so that everyone who builds UX outcomes can speak the same language.

EPIC 2019

Date: November 9-12, 2019

Location: Providence, RI, USA

Description:

EPIC promotes the use of ethnographic principles to create business value. We are a diverse, global community of practitioners who build deep understandings of people and their practices to ensure that innovation, strategies, processes, and products are anchored in what matters to people in their everyday lives. EPIC people come together at our annual conference and year-round on epicpeople.org to learn, share expertise, create knowledge, and expand opportunities for our work.

UX Live

Date: November 11-13, 2019

Location: London, UK

Description:

Spanning user research, product & service design, emerging technologies and design leadership; UX LIVE 2019 presents three days of practical, actionable insights into the UX methodologies and best practices employed by some of the world’s leading researchers and designers. Featuring a world-class lineup of over 40 industry leaders, UX LIVE will continue to provide unrivalled variety and flexibility. Offering multiple talk tracks, LIVE panel discussions & a full day of workshops; you ‘create-your-own-agenda’ by attending the content that best serves your personal skill development.

DesignUp

Date: November 14-16, 2019

Location: Bangalore, India

Description:

DesignUp is a Conference and a rapidly growing community of Product Creators, Designers, Makers and Thought-leaders in India and SE Asia. DesignUp is community led and volunteer driven. The conference attracts User Experience and Interaction Designers, Product & Design Leaders, Ux Researchers, UI & Motion Experts, Front-End Engineers from over 250 companies at it’s annual conference in Bangalore.

UXSEA Summit 2019

Date: November 18-20, 2019

Location: Singapore

Description:

UXSEA Summit 2019 is a unique UX Design event bringing UX enthusiasts together from all over Southeast Asia. This knowledge sharing and networking event deliver immense benefits to the Industry by scaling beyond Interface Design and addressing End-to-End Experiences with a flavor of Southeast Asia!

UX Conferences in 2020

January

QRCA Annual Conference 2020: Keep Qual Human

Date:  January 29-31, 2020

Location: Austin, TX, 2020

Description:

During the 2020 QRCA Annual Conference, we are focusing on the soul of qualitative research: humanity. Our theme of Keep Qual Human is a call to action to explore how we navigate the rapidly-changing world of qualitative research. How do we stay true to the mission of understanding humans while embracing advances in technology? How can the technology of today help us empathize with people?
QRCA attendees eagerly embrace practical methods, tools and lessons from fellow members within qualitative and market research in general. We also want to inspire new thinking about best practices from outside our community and offer our attendees challenging, fresh perspectives.

February

Interaction 20

Date: February 2-7, 2020

Location: Milan, Italy

Description:

We are working in an era with ever-evolving contexts and boundaries. The results have far-reaching impact, unexpected benefits and consequences.

We will explore the meaning and evolution of interaction design by hearing from the brightest minds in design, as well as science, philosophy, psychology and even industry. 

User Experience Hong Kong 2020

Date: February TBD 2020

Location: Hong Kong

Description

User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK) is a learning event dedicated to bringing all product and service design disciplines together, from research, marketing, design, technology and the business to name a few, who are interested and passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world for all.

March

Convey UX 2020

Date: March 3-5, 2020

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Description:

ConveyUX is the annual gathering of UXers in the Pacific Northwest. It is a showcase of local and international talent in the research and design of products and services. The event features three days of educational sessions, networking, and the fun of being in the Emerald City.

X4 Experience Management Summit 2020

Date: March 10-13, 2020

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Description:

Discover how the visionaries and leaders behind the world’s most iconic organizations design and deliver breakthrough customer, employee, product, and brand experiences.

UX Copenhagen 2020

Date: March 30-31, 2020

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Description:

What is influence in UX? This is the subject we have given our speakers  for 2020: “Influence & Designing for Good”. We can’t wait to see where this takes us!  We already know that some of the subjects you will be hearing about are DesignOps, privilege, tech for social good, futures thinking, ethical OS, designing against domestic violence, and maybe even rocket science!  

April

UXinsight 2020

Date: April 6-7, 2020

Location: Chassé Theater, Breda (The Netherlands)

Description:

CREATIVITY IN RESEARCH
This years’ theme focusses on the creative part of UX research. UX research is a field born in academia, but most UX researchers work in the creative field functioning as a bridge between technology and people. In our increasingly fast and agile working environments we need to be even more creative to deliver solid research.

IAC : Information Architecture Conference 2020

Date: April 14-18, 2020

Location: New Orleans, LA, USA

Description:

Sense and Sense-making
Conference Theme for 2020
This year we expect that lots of conferences will have a 2020 Vision. We like to look at things differently – and sight is only one sense amongst many.
In New Orleans we want to explore all of our senses and all the ways we make sense of the world and the futures we face. We want to talk about how, when and why we encode, transmit, receive, interpret and share information. We’ll discuss what we can perceive and make available to the senses, the different kinds of intelligences we use to interpret and understand things and the intentional actions that result when things make sense. We’ll also look at the role of serendipity and mischief in understanding what our senses tell us.

SmashingConf SF 2020

Date: April 21-22, 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Description:

We’re bringing back two full days packed with front-end, UX and all that jazz! Live sessions on performance, accessibility, security, interface design, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques.

CHI 2020

Date: April 25-30, 2020

Location: Honolulu, HI, USA

Description:

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. CHI  – pronounced ‘kai’ – is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate and design new and creative ways for people to interact using technology.

May

UXLx – User Experience Lisbon 2020

Date: May 19-22, 2020

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Description:

UXLx covers many leading topics for the future of UX. Service Design, UX Strategy, and Augmented Reality to name a few.

UX London 2020

Date: May 27-29, 2020

Location: London, UK

Description

Bringing the UX community together

Front UX and Product Management Case Study Conference

Date: May 28-29, 2020

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Description:

Learning better ways to work together with your team and be inspired to grow your career in UX or Product Management. Together with over 1,000 other professionals, you’ll learn from extremely talented people influencing the organizations they work for and changing the way our industry looks at digital products and the way people use them.

June

Big Sky Dev Con 2020

Date: June TBD

Location: Bozeman, MT, USA

Description:

SmashingConf Toronto 2020

Date: TBD June, 2020

Location: Toronto, Canada

Description:

We will be diving deep into web performance, accessibility, psychology, conversion, design patterns, privacy, security, tooling—and we branch out to—practical CSS and JavaScript techniques!

UXPA International Conference

Date: June 23-25, 2020

Location: Baltimore, MD, USA

Description:

User Research London 2020

Date: June 25th-26th, 2020

Location: London, UK

Description:

A user research conference with workshops and talks.

July

ACM UMAP 2020

Date: July 14-17, 2020

Location: Genoa, Italy

Description:

ACM UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users, to groups of users, and that collect, represent, and model user information. ACM UMAP is the successor to the biennial User Modeling (UM) and Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH) conferences that were merged in 2009.

August

UX Australia 2020

Date: August 25-28, 2020

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Description:

UX Australia is Australia’s premier User Experience Design conference, now in its 12th year, with workshops and presentations to suit everyone from graduate to experienced practioners.

Two days of hands-on workshops focus on practical skills and techniques that can help you get started, learn new methods and tools or explore new ideas in detail.

Two full days of local and international conference presentations covering a huge range of topics and ideas relevant to experienced practitioners, newbies and everyone in between.

Be inspired for your next project, discover knowledge that stretches your thinking in a new direction or learn from someone who has tackled a problem just like yours.