Design Conferences 2019

UX, UI, Interaction, Product Design & Research

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March 2019

March 30, 9:00 AM - April 5, 5:00 PM

London 🇬🇧

£3547 for 7 days

NN/g's UX Conference helps you get up to speed on user experience best practices so you can create successful interfaces.

  • 7 days of in-depth, full-day courses (attend as few or as many as you like)
  • Proven methods and best practices
  • Expert instructors teach practical skills
  • No sales pitches
  • UX Certification to test knowledge and build credibility
April 2019

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

London 🇬🇧

£671 for 2 days

The World's First eCommerce Design Conference.

The eCommerce Design Summit pulls together the world’s most innovative eCommerce platforms, to discuss Product Design, UX and Strategy. Our ambition is to create dialogue across the eCommerce community, which emphasises the importance of customer-centricity within the product development lifecycle.

EDS will pull together 500 Senior Product & Experience Designers across two days. Day one will focus on Retail, day two will focus on Travel and Leisure.

April 4, 9:00 AM - April 6, 5:00 PM

Vienna 🇦🇹

€260 for 3 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.

April 4, 12:00 PM - April 7, 10:30 AM

Wales 🇬🇧

£2400 for 4 days

Hosted in the beautiful Welsh countryside, this event will bring together a small group of like-minded peers to share honest stories and lessons learned focused on the key challenges faced by product leaders today.

Over three days you’ll take part in talks, forums and activities where you’ll discuss everything from becoming a better leader to overhauling your processes.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow makers, learn from others, and head back to the office ready to take on your next challenge.

April 5, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Utrecht 🇳🇱

€335 for 1 day

UXinsight is an international event for UX research professionals and anyone interested in UX research. Join us for inspiring talks, workshops, discussions and demos of cutting-edge research tools.

The main conference is on April 4, 2019, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The overall theme will be “Looking Ahead”. We will explore the exciting future of UX research through three lenses: How, Why, Who? Areas of interest are technology & data (the ‘how’), role & purpose (the ‘why’) and inclusiveness & collaboration (the ‘who’).

April 5, 9:00 AM - April 7, 8:00 PM

Dublin 🇮🇪

€235 for 3 days

With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake and Paula Scher to grace our wonderful stages.

Representing industry at all levels, our speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects.

April 6, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kiev 🇺🇦

€135 for 1 day

KRUPA is the biggest interface design conference in Eastern Europe. The event to be held on April 6, 2019 in Kyiv, is gathering global design stars, UX leaders, aspiring designers and UX teams, developing networking opportunities and raising design industry in Ukraine to a new level.

We invited fantastic speakers from all over the world from the top design teams — Smashing Magazine, Airbnb, Soundcloud, Figma.The legendary Don Norman will be among the speakers.

April 12, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

London 🇬🇧

£575 for 1 day

The World's First FinTech Design Conference

The FinTech Design Summit pulls together the world’s most innovative FinTech companies; to talk about Product Design, UX and Strategy. Our ambition is to create a dialogue within the FS community, in order to accelerate the digital transformation of our financial services for generations to come.

This conference is tailored for those working as Product/Experience/Design leaders at Financial Services companies.

April 25, 11:30 AM - April 27, 8:30 PM

Barcelona 🇪🇸

€199 for 3 days

OFFF is a community inviting all those whom are eager to learn, to participate and get inspired in a three-day journey of conferences and activities.

OFFF hosts innovative and international talents to share their experiences. It’s the meeting point for talents around the world to unite and collaborate.

With more than 18 editions in a row stretched out in the Barcelona sun, OFFF takes place in the heart of Barcelona annually while it tours the world as OFFF on Tour for the rest of the year.

May 2019

May 3, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stockholm 🇸🇪

SEK 9,987 for 1 day

Design-driven organisations have had a tremendous success since we first started this conference. Today, most of us are way beyond the challenge of convincing people that design is a key tool to create great business value. Instead, the challenge is often how to best integrate design into our respective organizations, and how to really make things happen.

At From Business to Buttons 2019 you’ll get key insights into how to best collaborate to get the most value for your organisation. We’ll talk leadership, design systems, and how to go from design thinking to design doing.

May 4, 9:00 AM - May 9, 5:10 PM

Glasgow 🇬🇧

Unknown price for 6 days

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. This will be the first time that CHI has taken place in the UK and it will be hosted at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.

May 9, 9:30 AM - May 10, 5:00 PM

Amsterdam 🇳🇱

€724 for 2 days

Technology is rapidly advancing before our eyes, raising questions about the next ten years. At TNW Conference, we come together to predict, discuss, and invent the future.

Our two-day festival showcases industry-leading speakers, panel discussions, and workshops. Topics range from artificial intelligence to blockchain, and everything in between.

At its core, TNW Conference is where we celebrate human innovation. Join us.

May 13, 10:00 AM - May 14, 6:15 PM

Düsseldorf 🇩🇪

€279 for 2 days

Beyond tellerrand is an affordable event about web design, development, creativity, design and much more. Taking place in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Munich.

Join us for the ninth edition of beyond tellerrand in our hometown. 2 days of inspiring and motivating talks and Side Evens around these dates.

A huge part of the event: the speakers. They deliver the content, we are going to chat about and discuss. They inspire, they encourage and motivate and they educate.

May 16, 2:00 PM - May 18, 8:00 PM

Berlin 🇩🇪

€300 for 3 days

Alles neu macht der Mai: Drei Tage Austausch und Inspiration für Designer und Lettering-Aficionados – mit internationalen Vorträgen, Profi-Workshops und Halligalli. Zum Zuhören, Zusehen, Handanlegen. Und natürlich Leute treffen und netzwerken. In Berlin.

Jeden Morgen starten wir mit zusätzlich buchbaren Workshops in kleinen Gruppen. Die Festivaltüren öffnen sich täglich ab 13.30 Uhr, auch dort gibt es die Möglichkeit für dich Pinsel auszuprobieren, Tinte zu vergießen und Federn zu schwingen.

May 17, 9:00 AM - May 18, 5:00 PM

Utrecht 🇳🇱

€185 for 2 days

A non-profit, developer-first, community-focused conference. Our aim is to connect frontend developers and designers from all kinds of backgrounds closer together to share knowledge, experiences and ideas.

Together, we aim to create an event that reflects the diversity of topics, challenges and people currently interested in frontend.

The two conference days, Friday & Saturday, will consist of two tracks filled to the brim with energetic sessions and thought-provoking topics.

May 21, 9:00 AM - May 24, 5:30 PM

Lisbon 🇵🇹

€1715 for 4 days

4 days of inspiration and intense training, with more than 20 workshops to hone up your skills and 10 inspiring talks.

Over 80 hours of intensive workshops and inspirational talks to teach you new ideas and techniques you can carry over into your daily work.

We booked the FIL Meeting Centre, a great venue overlooking the beautiful river Tagus. The Venue is located in the newly renovated Lisbon Eastern Business District, surrounded by great bars, restaurants and coffee shops by the river.

May 23, 9:00 AM - May 24, 5:00 PM

Cologne 🇩🇪

€500 for 2 days

Think About! is a tech conference which focuses not only on technology but also on design and their social impact.

Our belief is that society needs diversity in order to continue a healthy and critical dialogue.

Nearly everything we use today is designed - whether it’s an app to monitor a menstrual cycle or self driving cars. Beside others we will cover topics such as design ethics and product and UX design.

May 29, 9:00 AM - May 31, 5:00 PM

London 🇬🇧

£1158 for 3 days

A fantastic three-day event for UX designers. We bring engaging industry leaders from around the world to present a combination of inspirational talks and lively, hands-on workshops.

Learn from the authors, founders, directors and designers who are helping shape the industry and push it forward.

oin us at Trinity Laban, the perfect place to unlock your creativity - Normally it’s a dance school but for 3 days we get to fill the halls and studios with UX chatter.

May 30, 9:00 AM - May 31, 5:00 PM

Manchester 🇬🇧

£780 for 2 days

The DesignOps Global Conference is for design leaders, developers, practitioners, product managers, service innovators and business leaders that are defining the way we design and develop new products and services.

Convergence of ideas and insights from people who are shaping and informing DesignOps and its related fields. We’re interested in hearing about applying DesignOps, ResearchOps, EnterpriseOps, DevOps and Agile approaches to deliver digital innovation in the Service-Product Continuum.

June 2019

June 3, 9:00 AM - June 4, 5:00 PM

Bydgoszcz 🇵🇱

zł 250 for 2 days

POLISHOPA Design Thinking Conference is the biggest platform in Poland of enthusiasts and practitioners of the Design Thinking, Service Design an so on.

The conference will give you a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge in the such field as Design Thinking, Service Design and innovation. During speeches, the specialists will talk about their experiences, challenges and perspectives of working with the Design Thinking.

June 5, 9:30 AM - June 6, 5:30 PM

Manchester 🇬🇧

£750 for 3 days

ACM TVX2019 – ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video

TVX is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into online video and TV interaction and user experience. The conference brings together international researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from human-computer interaction, multimedia engineering and design to media studies, media psychology and sociology.

June 6, 9:00 AM - June 8, 5:00 PM

Birmingham 🇬🇧

Unknown price for 3 days

We hope by setting truth as our central theme for BDF2019 we’ll be playing a small part in helping our corner of the creative industries become more transparent, helpful and genuine – a responsibility we all feel.

The insight that makes a brief come to life? The talk you’ve attended that changed your views? All these have something in common… Truth. In the Summer of 2019, we’re embracing our responsibility to ourselves and our industry by planning an honest and open festival which will challenge, inspire and maybe even surprise you!

June 8, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bratislava 🇸🇰

€360 for 1 day

By Design is a conference about design and business, based in Bratislava, Slovakia.

It's a conference for designers, entrepreneurs and creative minds.

We are excited to welcome Aaron Draplin, Gail Bichler, Eddie Opara, Marina Willer, Francesco Franchi, Suzy Tuxen and Naresh Ramchandani on the 8th of June in Bratislava

June 7, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Bristol 🇬🇧

£125 for 1 day

A one-day conference of practical and inspiring design and front-end talks, featuring eight world-class speakers, plus workshops and side events.

This time with eight world-class speakers, e.g. Rachel Andrew, Lisi Linhart, Harry Roberts and more!

The conference is preceded by a workshop day about Front-End Performace and Web Accessibility.

June 7, 9:00 AM - June 9, 5:00 PM

Warsaw 🇵🇱

Unknown price for 3 days

We are happy to announce that in 2019 the European Design Festival will take place in Warsaw (it joins forces with the City of Warsaw, Element Talks conference and the Polish Graphic Design Awards).

The event contains an awards show, conference, workshops, exhibitions, and many other events! As always, we are expecting over 2,000 creative people from all over Europe.

If you work as a designer or with designers, this festival is not to be missed.

June 8, 9:00 AM - June 12, 5:00 PM

Salzburg 🇦🇹

Unknown price for 5 days

ECSCW is a series of international conferences on computer-supported cooperative work located in Europe. The conference series is affiliated with EUSSET – the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies.

The ECSCW conference is an important venue for defining and further develop the agenda of CSCW research with a focus on the in-depth understanding of human practices and on the design of cooperation technologies based on such understanding.

June 8, 9:00 AM - June 9, 5:00 PM

Berlin 🇩🇪

Free for 2 days

We are one the of the largest BarCamps for User Experience Professionals with 500+ active participants from all over the world and meet in Berlin once a year.

The event is held since 2009, planned by a team of local UX enthusiasts and run during the weekend by all our participants.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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 6, 1:00 PM - October 14, 8:00 PM

Mokrin 🇷🇸

€1500 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 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 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 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?

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