Design Conferences 2020

UX, UI, Interaction, Product Design & Research

76 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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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 10, 5:00 PM - August 14, 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.

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 21, 5:00 PM - September 25, 6:30 PM

Online 🇬🇧

£399 for 5 days

A 5-day online programme specially created for experienced innovation professionals, service designers and business leaders who are constantly looking for new approaches, tools and fresh case studies.

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 12, 9:00 AM - October 17, 5:00 PM

Remote 🇬🇧

£159 for 6 days

In October 2020, join JAM for their largest event in history. JAM Online 2020 is a 5-day online experience focused on expanding your maker's toolkit through 12 honest stories from peers, 10 hands-on workshops, and 800+ attendees. For the London-based crowd there is an exclusive, intimate, IRL side-event, the JAM Salon. Early bird tickets (25% off!) only until September 7.

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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