Design Conferences 2019

UX, UI, Interaction, Product Design & Research

80 conferences

The most comprehensive list of User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Interaction & Product Design conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia and all other parts of the world.

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June 2019

June 12, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Manchester 🇬🇧

£178 for 1 day

Camp Digital is an inspirational conference that brings together the digital, design and UX communities for a series of seminars exploring the latest thinking in our industry.

We’ll have a day packed with well-known speakers from our industry. There’ll be the usual mix of inspirational presentations and hands-on, practical workshops. And we’ll be discussing some of the most important topics and trends in our community, including customer experience, service design, digital inclusion, ethical design, content strategy, data security and privacy.

June 12, 9:00 AM - June 14, 5:00 PM

Palermo 🇮🇹

Unknown price for 3 days

PerDis brings together researchers from various disciplines with a common interest on the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of pervasive display systems as a new communication medium for public and semi-public spaces.

As a targeted topic venue, Pervasive Displays offers participants a unique opportunity to network with a diverse but focused research community, resulting in an extremely lively event with all the energy and excitement that characterizes the emergence of a new research area.

June 12, 9:20 AM - June 14, 3:55 PM

Scotland 🇬🇧

£594 for 3 days

UX Scotland 2019 is a hands-on, practical User Experience and Design conference for the software, web, and mobile community.

Returning for its 7th year, UX Scotland 2019 will allow participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry.

Participants will leave with new ideas and skills to improve their user experiences, an increased professional network, and memories of many useful conversations.

June 13, 9:00 AM - June 14, 5:30 PM

Amsterdam 🇳🇱

€550 for 2 days

CSS Day is a two-day advanced CSS conference.

On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th of June CSS Day is returning with two conference days: UI Special on Thursday, and a regular CSS Day on Friday.

Our regular visitors know the score: CSS Day will feature eight world-class sessions by eight world-class speakers about curious, badly-known, or just interesting CSS features.

As always the conference takes place in Het Compagnietheater.

June 13, 9:00 AM - June 14, 5:00 PM

Munich 🇩🇪

€200 for 2 days

Forward brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere. The conference, the centerpiece of the festival, is accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events.

The idea behind Forward is to create a festival where the creative community can exchange opinions, inspire and learn from each other. Our core ambition is to bring each other’s ideas, projects and goals FORWARD.

June 15, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Zurich 🇨🇭

CHF 230 for 1 day

Forward brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere. The conference, the centerpiece of the festival, is accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events.

The idea behind Forward is to create a festival where the creative community can exchange opinions, inspire and learn from each other. Our core ambition is to bring each other’s ideas, projects and goals FORWARD.

June 19, 9:00 AM - June 20, 5:00 PM

Madrid 🇪🇸

€265 for 2 days

Experience Fighters is the main Experience Design and Innovation event in Spain. #EXF19 will take place on 19th and 20th June. Our 6th edition will be bigger and better, with more international speakers and the best content in UX, customer experience, strategic design, service design and innovation, among others.

During the two-day conference, which will include networking and case studies, we will have the opportunity to learn first hand what is yet to come in the field from international speakers who will be in our country for the first time as well as the best national experts.

June 19, 9:00 AM - June 20, 5:00 PM

New York City 🇺🇸

$1,295 for 2 days

Leading Design is a conference for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or instilling a culture of design within their organisations.

Listen to leaders from Lyft, Monzo, Pinterest, Google, Facebook and other design-led companies discuss the challenges of managing design, and becoming a better design leader.

Leading Design is coming to New York. After 3 years of our sell out conference in London we thought it was time to bring the goodness across the pond.

June 22, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Kerkrade 🇳🇱

€100 for 1 day

Through talks, workshops and a panel discussion you learn about how our inventions influence nature and how nature influences our inventions.

What will be the design of our future cities and can we feed 9 billion people while respecting our planetary boundaries?

As an audience member, you are invited to ask critical questions and work on solutions using the Design Thinking method.

June 24, 10:00 AM - June 28, 6:00 PM

London 🇬🇧

£2394 for 5 days

From Sonic Branding to VR and AR – explore how leading brands are disrupting the industry using new channels and evolving technologies. Discover the most innovative approaches to brand strategy from the world-class creative and advertising agencies.

The programme includes talks, round-table discussions, fireside chats, mini-workshops, studio visits and case study deep dives. With topics ranging from trend forecasting, brand innovation and new tech to custom typography, SMM and design trends.

June 25, 9:30 AM - June 26, 5:00 PM

Toronto 🇨🇦

CAD 699 for 2 days

Up, up, up to the stars!

For our second SmashingConf Toronto (June 25–26), we’ll explore the bright and dark sides of front-end and UX — responsive HTML email, naming conventions, security audits, GDPR and privacy, responsive art direction, front-end architecture, rendering performance, CSS Grid Layout, PWA, Vue.js, Webpack and how to set up bulletproof contracts.

Plus a bunch of hands-on workshops on design, front-end and UX.

June 25, 8:30 AM - June 27, 6:00 PM

Scottsdale 🇺🇸

$1000 for 3 days

2019 UXPA International Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona

Three full days of inspirational talks along with a day of pre-conf courses!

UXPA International is bringing designers, researchers and academics from all over the world together in Scottsdale, AZ.

The six topics cover industry tools and techniques, emerging innovations, developing your career and everything in-between for all levels of UX professionals.

June 26, 9:00 AM - June 28, 5:00 PM

Barcelona 🇪🇸

€549 for 3 days

App designers and developers around the world work side by side every day to build some of the most incredible and innovative applications. Yet our potential for synergy is so often overlooked.

ADDC aims to create an opportunity for designers and developers to meet, find new ways to work together and get inspired in an open, inclusive and collaborative space.

Two days of inspiring talks, separated by a workshop or activity day..

July 2019

July 4, 9:00 AM - July 5, 5:00 PM

Hamburg 🇩🇪

€300 for 2 days

Forward brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere. The conference, the centerpiece of the festival, is accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events.

The idea behind Forward is to create a festival where the creative community can exchange opinions, inspire and learn from each other. Our core ambition is to bring each other’s ideas, projects and goals FORWARD.

July 9, 9:00 AM - July 12, 5:00 PM

Tokyo 🇯🇵

Unknown price for 4 days

The IEEE World Haptics Conference is the premier international conference covering all aspects of haptics, covering the basic scientific findings, technological developments, algorithms and applications. It is a central venue for reporting research results and demonstrating novel capabilities in the field of haptics.

The ultimate objective is to advance the field of haptics through networking among academia, industry, and affiliated specialists; and to build mutual understanding among colleagues from all over the world.

July 31, 12:30 PM - July 28, 6:00 PM

Florida 🇺🇸

$795 for 4 days

HCI International 2019, jointly with the affiliated Conferences, held under one management and one registration, will take place at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando area, Florida, USA.

The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials (26-28 July). Parallel Sessions with paper presentations, Poster Sessions and the Exhibition will be held during the next three days (29-31 July) of the Conference.

July 29, 8:45 AM - July 31, 4:15 PM

Washington DC 🇺🇸

$1500 for 3 days

Since 2006, the leading web design/front-end conference for mobile/UX/product designers & developers in Seattle, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, DC.

An Event Apart Washington, D.C. is 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.

August 2019

August 12, 10:00 AM - August 16, 6:00 PM

London 🇬🇧

£2394 for 5 days

Create experiences that people will fall in love with.

Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services.

During a whole week you’ll immerse yourself into London's tech and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions.

August 15, 9:00 AM - August 18, 5:00 PM

Deckers 🇺🇸

Unknown price for 4 days

A camp-style conference for people who build awesome products.

RAD Summit is an event in Colorado for Product Designers, Product Managers, Artists, Producers, Leaders, Developers, Entrepreneurs, and people who love the fresh smell of pine.

This isn’t some cheesy networking event; it’s a place to learn how to hone your craft, grow as an individual, and celebrate the intangible things that allow us to do awesome work.

August 26, 8:45 AM - August 28, 4:15 PM

Chicago 🇺🇸

$1500 for 3 days

Since 2006, the leading web design/front-end conference for mobile/UX/product designers & developers in Seattle, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, DC.

An Event Apart Chicago is 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.

September 2019

September 2, 9:00 AM - September 6, 5:00 PM

Paphos 🇨🇾

Unknown price for 5 days

INTERACT conferences are an important platform for researchers and practitioners in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) to showcase their work.

IFIP is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences, recognized by United Nations and other world bodies. It represents IT Societies from 56 countries/regions, covering five continents with a total membership of over half a million, and links more than 3500 scientists from Academia & Industry.

September 9, 9:30 AM - September 10, 6:00 PM

Freiburg 🇩🇪

€599 for 2 days

The 8th SmashingConf Freiburg — in our lovely hometown in Germany — will be taking place in the Historic Merchants’ Hall on September 9–10. With one track, two days, 13 speakers and 260 attendees, expect actionable insights for your work — right at the footsteps of the magical Black Forest.

We pour our heart into creating friendly, inclusive events that are focused on real-world problems and solutions. Our focus is on front-end and UX but we cover everything web, be it UI design or machine learning. The Freiburg edition is of course no exception.

September 18, 9:00 AM - September 19, 5:00 PM

Copenhagen 🇩🇰

kr. 8437 for 2 days

Design Matters is a place for inspiring, competent, visionary, nerdy, engaging talks, workshops and discussions about the work and role of digital designers now and in the future.

For the fifth time, we bring together design practitioners from around the world for two days of design talks and socializing in Copenhagen.

Each year, we invite speakers from leading digital products from around the world, as well as startups and independent designers.

September 19, 9:00 AM - September 21, 5:00 PM

Dallas 🇺🇸

Unknown price for 3 days

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.

Many times, we are trying to solve the same problems but from different angles. Big Design can help you think bigger and learn from other industries.

The best part about Big Design is the low cost. For a third of the admission to most other conferences, Big Design delivers a powerful return.

September 20, 9:00 AM - September 21, 5:00 PM

Vancouver 🇨🇦

Unknown price for 2 days

Blend is a conference-style party in Vancouver for our motion, design & animation family.

Because when we get together, amazing things happen.

September 26, 9:00 AM - September 28, 5:00 PM

Riga 🇱🇻

€825 for 3 days

EuroIA is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.

EuroIA has travelled through Europe over the years: Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Prague, Amsterdam, Stockholm and most recently, in Dublin.

EuroIA is organised by volunteers all around Europe, with three co-chairs, an active committee and over 35 country ambassadors.

September 26, 5:00 PM - September 28, 11:15 PM

Antwerp 🇧🇪

€135 for 3 days

Us By Night is a unique nocturnal experience. Our combination of an inspiring lineup and an endless night-market are guaranteed to provide 3 nights you can’t miss.

Come for the talks, stay for the experience. Explore the arcade, a wide range of local and delicious food, get tattooed or play some fluorescent ping-pong.

More than 70 artists from all around the world will gather one perfect November weekend in Antwerp.

September 27, 8:00 AM - September 28, 11:30 PM

Barcelona 🇪🇸

€1077 for 2 days

The first activity-based event for product people.

2 days of talks, stories and activities to make better products, in the heart of Barcelona.

4 years ago, we started JAM to share the stories behind some of our favourite products. It quickly became the unmissable event for product people. This September, we’re bringing the community together in Barcelona with the same friendly vibe, an additional day and many more surprises.

October 2019

October 1, 9:00 AM - October 4, 5:00 PM

Taipei 🇹🇼

Unknown price for 4 days

21th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services.

Bridging mobile across the world.

MobileHCI seeks contributions in the form of innovations, insights, and analyses related to human computer interaction and experiences with mobility and beyond. The conference series has shaped research, development, and practice in mobile devices and services for over 20 years.

October 5, 9:30 AM - October 12, 5:30 PM

Belgrade 🇷🇸

€800 for 8 days

Experience the first multifunctional camp in Europe that provides remote work and education for User Experience Professionals.

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.

October 10, 9:00 AM - October 12, 4:00 PM

Michigan 🇺🇸

$375 for 3 days

Our responsibility lies in how we frame the reality of others and adapt solutions to meet the needs of our neighbors. Grand Rapids represents much the challenges of the Midwest from diversity, opportunity, accessibility, and more. Together, we are purposefully defining who we are in a way that is authentic and inclusive.

Join us in 2019 for a 3-day conference that covers the practice and disciplines of User Experience, Interaction Design and Information Architecture.

October 14, 9:00 AM - October 18, 5:00 PM

Suzhou 🇨🇳

Unknown price for 5 days

The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2019) will be held in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.

ICMI is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. The conference focuses on theoretical and empirical foundations, component technologies, and combined multimodal processing techniques that define the field of multimodal interaction analysis, interface design, and system development.

October 15, 9:30 AM - October 16, 5:00 PM

New York City 🇺🇸

$599 for 2 days

New York, New York! For the 6th SmashingConf New York — we will be back in downtown New York, just around the corner of Times Square on October 15–16. With one track, two days, 13 speakers and 400 attendees, expect actionable insights for your work.

We pour our heart into creating friendly, inclusive events that are focused on real-world problems and solutions. Our focus is on front-end and UX but we cover everything web, be it UI design or machine learning.

October 16, 9:00 AM - October 18, 5:00 PM

Budapest 🇭🇺

Unknown price for 3 days

Amuse 2019 is an international conference in Budapest about UX design, user research, service design, creativity, product design, and more.

A three-day event in Budapest to bring together UX people from the region to share ideas, experiences, and tools.

Amuse will be held together with Impact (a product management conference) and Crunch (a big data conference). Your ticket allows you to attend all three tracks.

October 16, 9:20 AM - October 17, 6:00 PM

Graz 🇦🇹

€996 for 2 days

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 ones you’re facing.

The WUC provides you with endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and the world’s top thinkers and doers.

October 17, 9:00 AM - October 18, 6:20 PM

Las Vegas 🇺🇸

$550 for 2 days

The Brand New Conference is a two-day event organized by UnderConsideration, focusing on the practice of corporate and brand identity — a direct extension of the popular blog, Brand New. The conference consists of eight sessions each day offering a broad range of points of view with speakers from around the world practicing in different environments, from global consultancies, to in-house groups, to small firms.

The Brand New Conference is organized and hosted by UnderConsideration co-founders Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit.

October 17, 9:15 AM - October 18, 3:00 PM

Seattle 🇺🇸

$511 for 2 days

SIC is a celebration of the incredible work happening at the intersection of technology, creativity, and commerce. Our aim is to shine a light on Seattle’s best and brightest to give the world a glimpse of what we’ve built. We invite visionaries from across the globe to inspire our city to reach even higher.

We are a community of thinkers and makers, of dreamers and doers. We gather together to get better together. We believe that innovation and success comes with responsibility and opportunity.

October 20, 9:00 AM - October 23, 5:00 PM

New Orleans 🇺🇸

Unknown price for 4 days

Whe ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces.

Sponsored by ACM special interest groups on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI) and computer graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together people from diverse areas including graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size and intensive program make UIST an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and ideas.

October 24, 10:00 AM - October 25, 7:00 PM

Munich 🇩🇪

Unknown price for 2 days

push is the largest event for UX professionals in the German speaking region and active since 2012. While bringing together 600+ guests and world class speakers from IDEO, Uber, Mozilla, Mailchimp, Google and more to discuss design, craft and inspiration for UX, UI and Product, we are proud to receive many nice words for our welcoming friends & family atmosphere.

Join and expect 3 rich days of talks, workshops and uniquely at push: A curated interactive project exhibition with 30+ projects, prototypes & products.

October 31, 8:00 AM - November 2, 8:00 PM

Medellín 🇨🇴

$350 for 3 days

Latin America's largest and most important conference for Interaction Design, User Experience, Technology and Innovation.

Interaction Latin America 2019 theme is Convergence, a point where geography, people, cultures, technologies and ideologies meet and evolve.

ILA19 is an amazing opportunity to connect design and innovation leaders, in pursuit of the same objective: contribute to build a better society.

Medellín offers cultural, recreational and business opportunities.

October 31, 8:00 AM - November 1, 5:00 PM

London 🇬🇧

£540 for 2 days

Every year, 600 curious makers come hear honest stories, meet friendly people and eat great food together. Hopefully see you there!

9 speakers will share in-depth stories on how they addressed specific challenges within their organisation.

Building great products is hard. In 2015, the two of us started JAM to learn from those who've been there and done it. Over the years, what started as a side project has turned into the unmissable rendez-vous for product people.

October 31, 10:30 AM - November 1, 1:10 PM

Namur 🇧🇪

Free for 2 days

Founded in 2011 in Namur, Belgium, KIKK is an non-profit association that promotes digital and creative cultures.

We create bridges between art, culture, science and technology through the organization of event and educational projects as well as the production of artworks and support to creative projects.

The association organizes KIKK Festival every year. An event that has become well renowned on the international digital & creative scene.

November 2019

November 1, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Brighton 🇬🇧

£204 for 1 day

Research belongs at the heart of UX. It guides our work and shapes our decisions.

It’s time to take a look at the place of research within the UX landscape - time to further our knowledge of tools and methods, and time to extend our research skills to embrace new technologies.

Unlike most other conferences, we gather together a mix of academic and industry experts and curate our talks around a single theme.

November 4, 9:00 AM - November 7, 5:00 PM

Lisbon 🇵🇹

€850 for 4 days

Forbes has said we run “the best technology conference on the planet”; The Atlantic that Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born”; The New York Times that we assemble “a grand conclave of the tech industry’s high priests.”

At a time of great uncertainty for industry upon industry and the world itself, we gather the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state to ask a simple question: where to next?

November 7, 7:30 AM - November 8, 6:00 PM

Utah 🇺🇸

$1,199 for 2 days

2 intense days of learning and practice

Join us in foothills of the majestic mountains of Utah for an intimate, one-of-a-kind UX and Product Management training experience. No passive education here. This isn’t for the faint of heart. We’ll be working together in small groups of six, where you’ll be expected to collaborate and engage.

Each workshop will be limited to 48 students and taught by internationally recognized industry leaders and some of tech’s most skilled practitioners.

November 9, 9:00 AM - November 12, 5:00 PM

Rhode Island 🇺🇸

Unknown price for 4 days

EPIC is the premier international gathering on ethnography in business. Our diverse attendees come from every industry, including Fortune-500 companies, the world’s top technology firms, management consultancies and design studios, universities and NGOs, public policy organizations and think tanks.

EPIC is excited to come to the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence!

EPIC is dedicated to providing practitioners and businesses with access to the best practical ethnographic expertise from around the world.

November 28, 8:45 AM - November 30, 4:15 PM

Denver 🇺🇸

$1500 for 3 days

Since 2006, the leading web design/front-end conference for mobile/UX/product designers & developers in Seattle, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, DC.

An Event Apart Denver is 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.

December 2019

December 9, 8:45 AM - December 11, 4:15 PM

San Francisco 🇺🇸

$1500 for 3 days

Since 2006, the leading web design/front-end conference for mobile/UX/product designers & developers in Seattle, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, DC.

An Event Apart San Francisco is 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.

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