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!

For 2020 Conferences checkout our 2020 List!

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, USA

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, USA

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!

December

An Event Apart San Francisco

Date: December 9-11, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Description:

A three-day conference with 17 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more, giving you deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next.