Design Conferences 2020

UX, UI, Interaction, Product Design & Research

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June 2020

June 1, 5:30 PM - June 2, 5:30 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 methodology.

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 4, 9:00 AM - June 5, 5:30 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. It creates a safe and inspirational space for everyone, and we really mean everyone.

Our belief is that society needs diversity in order to continue a healthy and critical dialogue. For this reason, we want to bring together diverse individuals and enable them to challenge themselves and each other.

June 4, 9:00 AM - June 5, 5:30 PM

Toronto 🇨🇦

$806 for 2 days

The UXR Collective is an organization that aims to provide a platform for UX researchers to build community, share knowledge and promote the practice in Toronto and beyond.

We believe that UX Research makes the world a better place by empowering organizations to create meaningful and mindful relationships between people and the products and services that they use. We want to live in a world where UX Research is essential in all organizations.

June 4, 9:30 AM - June 5, 5:00 PM

New York City 🇺🇸

$1028 for 2 days

What does it mean to be a creative? At the 12th Annual Adobe 99U Conference, we'll unpack our creative identities, explore how to establish purpose, find ways to nurture our talents, and redefine success on our own terms.

Hear from a diverse group of thinkers and doers in a series of main stage talks over two days. 99U speakers offer pragmatic, real-world insights that transcend creative sectors.

June 5, 9:00 AM - June 6, 5:30 PM

Birmingham 🇬🇧

Unknown price for 2 days

A celebration of the local, national and international design industry held in Birmingham every June.

Birmingham Design is an organisation dedicated to supporting the city’s budding creative community.

From organising events to connecting designers with people that matter our mission is to help the West Midlands become the creative powerhouse it deserves to be.

June 6, 9:00 AM - 5:30 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 Lance Wyman, Cas Holman, Stefan Sagmeister, Cordula Alessandri, Fabian Herrmann, Anna Kulachek and Veronica Fuerte on the 6th of June in Bratislava.

June 8, 10:30 AM - June 9, 5:45 PM

Warsaw 🇵🇱

zł 400 for 2 days

The 6th edition of biggest design conference in Poland which touches upon the practical aspects of working in creative sector. As every year, we’re expecting ca. 2,000 creatives from entire Europe.

The main subject of this year’s edition is Portfolio is Dead. We want to ponder upon whether portfolio is still a valid designer’s showcase? Or maybe nowadays other skills/abilities play a more important factor? If yes, what are they? In what ways we should grow as designers and what can we expect in the next upcoming years in our sector? What new technologies do we have at hand?

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

Austin 🇺🇸

$599 for 2 days

The Smashing Cat is coming to Austin, Texas, y’all! Meet an inclusive, practical and friendly conference on front-end, design and UX, with CSS/JS techniques, accessibility, performance, privacy, internationalization, designing for mobile, HTML email and real-life case studies. Mark your calendar: June 9–10, 2020.

One track, two days, 14 speakers and 500 truly smashing attendees. But most importantly: a community that cares, shares and learns from each other — see ya in Austin, I reckon? 🌮

June 9, 10:00 AM - June 11, 11:00 PM

Minneapolis 🇺🇸

$679 for 3 days

A Gathering for the Creative Technology Community

The Eyeo Festival brings together a rich intersection of people doing fascinating things with technology. Artists, data designers, creative coders, AI explorers, storytellers, researchers, technology & platform developers all cross paths and share inspiration at Eyeo. Join us for 4 days of enthralling talks, unique workshops, the code+ summit, and thought provoking interactions lead by passionate thinkers and makers. You’ll love it. (And it’ll be better with you there.) Converge to Inspire.

June 10, 9:00 AM - June 12, 5:30 PM

San Francisco 🇺🇸

$1,295 for 2 days

Enterprises—huge, distributed, complex businesses, government agencies, and other large organizations—account for an enormous portion of the global economy. Yet people who engage with enterprises—employees, customers, and managers—face experiences that are tedious, fragmented, complicated, and just plain awful, especially when compared with consumer-facing experiences.

It’s time to right these wrongs—and that’s why we created the Enterprise UX conference series.

June 10, 9:00 AM - June 11, 5:30 PM

Madrid 🇪🇸

€265 for 2 days

Experience Fighters is the main international event in experience creation and innovation.

This event was born to be the main gathering for experts in UX, but it has now become the greatest annual event in innovation and experience creation, including disciplines such as service design, interaction design, UX/UI, AI, AR, VR, among others.

The seventh edition of Experience Fighters will take place in June 2020. Two days where attendees will be able to listen to international speakers who will speak for the first time in Spain, and learn about the latest success case studies both at the national and international levels.

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

Scotland 🇬🇧

£600 for 3 days

UX Scotland is the conference for the UX, service design and digital communities welcoming national and international participants to Scotland.

Edition 8 of UX Scotland, the 2020 event, is being designed as a hands-on, practical User Experience and Design conference for the software, web and mobile community.

The event creates the space where participants are able to inspire, connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry in a welcoming and safe environment that lets them concentrate on their professional passions.

June 11, 9:00 AM - June 12, 5:30 PM

Amsterdam 🇳🇱

€550 for 2 days

CSS Day is a two-day advanced CSS conference.

On Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of June CSS Day is returning with two conference days.

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 12, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Bristol 🇬🇧

£125 for 1 day

A one-day community conference of practical and inspiring UX/UI design and front-end talks, featuring eight world-class speakers, plus workshops and a free warm-up event.

This time speakers include Rachel Andrew, Phil Hawksworth, Chen Hui Jing, and Jon Tan, and topics range from optimising experiences for multiple devices, cutting-edge CSS layouts, practical web animation, to designing conversations for chatbots, durable and inclusive design, and more.

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

June 18, 9:00 AM - June 19, 5:30 PM

Amsterdam 🇳🇱

€449 for 2 days

TNW Conference is a technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing – surrounded by some of the highest production values at any tech event on the planet.

Now in its 15th edition, TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to bringing together 20,000 attendees and 3,500 companies from all over the world.

June 23, 9:00 AM - June 25, 5:30 PM

Baltimore 🇺🇸

$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 24, 9:00 AM - June 26, 5:30 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.

Our talks are crafted to be valuable for both designers & developers.

July 2, 9:00 AM - July 3, 5:30 PM

Hamburg 🇩🇪

€299 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 2020

July 20, 5:00 PM - July 24, 6:30 PM

Online 🇬🇧

£399 for 5 days

A 5-day online programme specially created for experienced branding professionals, creative and design directors who are constantly looking for new approaches, tools and fresh case studies.

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

Toronto 🇨🇦

CAD 650 for 2 days

Awwwards is the most visited digital design awards platform in the world. Every year we hold conferences in iconic cities across the globe including Tokyo, Amsterdamand Toronto, to discover trends and new technologies, network, unveil the secrets of the Internet and unite the best agencies and thought leaders in the world of digital design.

Two exciting days with some of the most influential speakers of the industry, who inspire, teach, and guide us as we face the many challenges and opportunities which lie ahead in the future of the web.

July 30, 9:00 AM - August 1, 5:30 PM

St. Louis 🇺🇸

$399 for 2 days

Join us in St. Louis for the 5 year celebration of the Design + Diversity Conference— the conference which inspires, celebrates and promotes not only diversity in design, but the diversity of design.

Each year we focus on the themes of:

  • Using creative practice to address social ills and systems of oppression through Social Justice
  • Using creative craft to meet the needs of specific identities through Designing Diversity
  • Developing a collective acumen of Traditional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
August 2020

August 13, 3:00 PM - August 16, 12:00 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 19, 9:00 AM - August 21, 5:30 PM

Amsterdam 🇳🇱

€649 for 3 days

Loupe is a conference organized by Framer, makers of design prototyping software Framer X. Back for its third year, Loupe 2020 will focus on prototyping in all its forms.

Top designers and developers from all over the world will gather in Amsterdam this August to connect with one another, share ideas, and deepen their Framer knowledge. The conference will be split evenly between inspiring speaker talks and hands-on workshops. Plus, everything will kick-off and close with parties you won’t forget.

September 2020

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

Freiburg 🇩🇪

€599 for 2 days

We can’t wait to be back already! The 9th SmashingConf Freiburg — in our lovely hometown in Germany — will be taking place on September 7–8. 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 10, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Auckland 🇳🇿

Unknown price for 3 days

Just as New Zealand sees the first sunrise of the day, so too has it been a testing ground for new ideas and restless minds. Semi Permanent Auckland will act as a North Star for those in creativity and business, offering a glimpse into the future of work and valuable lessons in self-preservation as it happens.

Our 2020 theme is RESTLESS. We live in a time of unparalleled transformation, but the challenges posed by this rate of change are unsolvable by traditional processes and ideas. We need restless individuals, restless cities and restless ideas to make up the difference. Put simply, there is no time for anything less.

September 23, 9:00 AM - September 24, 5:30 PM

Copenhagen 🇩🇰

kr. 8437 for 2 days

Design Matters is a community of creative and curious minds who share the same drive and passion for digital design, technology, art, and society. It is also a platform to gather together, share ideas, and discuss experiences.

We are designers ourselves. And so, Design Matters is made by designers, for designers, with designers on stage. Our mission is to spark up the conversation about the work and the role of digital designers – now and in the future.

October 2020

October 8, 9:00 AM - October 9, 5:30 PM

Dublin 🇮🇪

€990 for 2 days

Build the right product, faster together.

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

Projects involve functions temporarily working together to deliver a set scope, but this limits the ability to learn about customers and forces a more short term view. What we need is for the right mix of skills across Product, UX, Design, Dev and Ops to be working together to learn, build and continuously improve the product.

October 20, 9:30 AM - October 21, 5:00 PM

New York 🇺🇸

$599 for 2 days

We're coming back to New York in 2020! Meet an inclusive, practical and friendly conference on front-end, design and UX, with CSS/JS techniques, accessibility, performance, privacy and real-life case studies.

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 21, 9:00 AM - October 22, 5:30 PM

Graz 🇦🇹

€150 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 21, 9:00 AM - October 22, 5:30 PM

Seattle 🇺🇸

$449 for 2 days

Calling all Creators.

Bold ideas at the intersection of creativity & industry - in one of the world's most dynamic cities.

SIC is a celebration of the incredible work happening at the intersection of technology, creativity and industry. We spotlight innovation in experience, design, and strategy. We believe in the power of creative thinking, and that data and technology can be leveraged to help us make better, intentional choices.

October 21, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

London 🇬🇧

£598 for 2 days

Sharing the stories behind great products.

Building great products is hard. JAM is about learning from those who've been there and done it. Street food, craft coffee, and friendly vibes included.

As the world is changing faster than ever – socially and technologically, our role as makers is also evolving. We have the power (and responsibility) to design better products that solve ever-bigger problems. How do we go about doing this? This year, we’ll learn from the makers who ambitiously focus on social impact with the products they build.

October 22, 9:00 AM - October 23, 5:30 PM

Austin 🇺🇸

$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 31, 9:00 AM - November 2, 5:30 PM

San Jose 🇨🇷

$350 for 3 days

In 2020, the Global Community of Interaction Design will focus its gaze in a tiny country, with a population barely over 5 million inhabitants.

A small stage for such a massive event? Au contraire, Costa Rica’s strength does not lay in its size, nor its territory or population; it thrives in its capacity to inspire.

Our country inspires peace, environmental protection, and happiness. With 6% of the world’s biodiversity, it inspires design. From San José, ILA20 will open up space for a conversation around the impact of design in the Latin American region.

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

Porto 🇵🇹

Unknown price for 2 days

In 2020 we're bringing the best of Semi Permanent to Porto for the very first time. As the new European home of Semi Permanent, the program will include two-days of talks, exhibitions, installations, parties and experiences.

Our 2020 theme is RESTLESS. Porto is restlessness in action; a city whose rapid transformation has outpaced traditional expectations of reinvention by design. Semi Permanent Porto will feature a collection of speakers from across the creative spectrum, whose lessons and experiences will inspire, enable and galvanise you to transform your own community in response.

November 2020

November 2, 9:00 AM - November 5, 5:30 PM

Lisbon 🇵🇹

€950 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 5, 9:00 AM - November 6, 5:30 PM

Toronto 🇨🇦

CAD 675 for 2 days

DesignThinkers is Canada's largest annual graphic design conference, connecting designers from around the world.

Our speaker-led events in Toronto and Vancouver feature design leaders discussing the trends and work that are shaping the industry. Turn the Sound On and the speakers up: This year’s lineup is here to be heard.

November 6, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Brighton 🇬🇧

£204 for 1 day

Desirability, feasibility, and viability are the three components of a model for successful products — an integrated model that is often carried out by segregated teams.

Join us for our 10th conference where people from product management, ux, research and design will gather to discover what we have to learn from one another.

Learn new approaches and glean fresh insights that will bring solid benefits for you, your colleagues and your clients.

November 20, 9:00 AM - November 22, 5:30 PM

Kiev 🇺🇦

€135 for 1 day

Krupa is the biggest interface design conference in Eastern Europe. The event to be held on April 3, 2020 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.

Previous speakers include Alan Cooper, Don Norman, Vitaly Friedman and others. This year organizers aim to outperform themselves, adding two days of professional activities, like hackathons, workshops and meetups, on top of the main event.

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