Design Conferences 2020

UX, UI, Interaction, Product Design & Research

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January 2020

January 23, 9:30 AM - 5:45 PM

Nottingham 🇬🇧

£195 for 1 day

Digital experiences are forming in new ways, requiring us to think smarter, be more efficient and collaborative. In the face of uncertainty, we must ask tough questions about labour and ethics, education and inclusivity, and rediscover ambition through weirdness and fun. Let's reconvene, recalibrate, and re-energise digital design.

Expect valuable guidance about our work, our process and serving people, framed by a packed fringe and a warm community where many friendships are forged.

February 2020

February 2, 8:00 AM - February 7, 8:30 PM

Milan 🇮🇹

$1,500 for 3 days

Join us for the Milan edition of Interaction Week, one of the largest events dedicated to design and its consequences. We will have a glimpse into the evolution of design, exploring the cutting-edge.

In designing for an increasingly inclusive world, we seek to identify the talking points of the industry’s evolution. More than just a conference, Interaction Week is a mix of events aimed at inspiring designers and anyone who design: expect the thought-provoking, the revitalizing and the diverse.

February 20, 9:00 AM - February 21, 6:15 PM

Amsterdam 🇳🇱

€499 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.

February 24, 9:50 AM - February 25, 6:00 PM

Amsterdam 🇳🇱

€299 for 2 days

Design. Tech. Cool shit.

This isn’t your ordinary conference. FITC Amsterdam features the world’s most innovative, technical and creative talks that will inspire you to pursue your dreams and create your very best work. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals who have the potential to become key collaborators throughout your career. Connect with people who share your creative passion, whether in the exhibitor hall or at one of the legendary after parties.

February 29, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺

RUB 7,700 for 1 day

ProfsoUX is the #1 conference for User Experience professionals in Russia. It is organised by members of the local non-for-profit community UXSPb since 2012.

The main working language of the conference is Russian, but English speaking authors, partners and guests are welcome.

March 2020

March 2, 9:30 AM - 6:10 PM

London 🇬🇧

£249 for 1 day

Whilst it’s popular to talk about the latest trends, we've been focusing on what we think is the most challenging part of design – communication between each other: company politics, presenting value of design and speaking the same language with different stakeholders.

The theme of the conference on March 2nd 2020 in London is collaboration between designers. We've invited amazing speakers from Abstract, Transport for London, OpenTable, Dyson, The Paciello Group, Nike, 1Password, Government Digital Service, Airbnb, Shopify, InVision, DuckDuckGo and others.

March 12, 9:00 AM - March 13, 5:30 PM

Munich 🇩🇪

€199 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.

March 13, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Manchester 🇬🇧

£122 for 1 day

At DeliverConf, we’re all about helping you to connect with your community! If you’re looking to learn from your peers, share your knowledge and get inspired then come and join us for a relevant and interesting conference with bags of great practical takeaways.

Wondering whether it’s for you? Well ‘project manager’, ‘delivery-something’ or ‘product owner’ might not be your title but the skills and techniques to manage products, people, projects, relationships and budgets are still crucial to successful delivery.

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

Copenhagen 🇩🇰

kr. 6000 for 2 days

What is influence in UX? This is the subject we have given our speakers for 2020: “Influence & Designing for Good”. Some of the subjects you will be hearing about are DesignOps, privilege, tech for social good, futures thinking, ethical OS, designing against domestic violence, and maybe even rocket science!

Join us for two days filled with superb content from 20+ speakers, hands-on workshops, inspiration, networking, new knowledge, and new insights.

March 16, 9:00 AM - March 20, 5:30 PM

London 🇬🇧

£2640 for 5 days

An immersive programme for creative entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.

We will immerse you into London tech and creative industry, by connecting you with the most influential people in the industry and taking you to the offices of leading UK companies. Each speaker will share their own insights and will be able to answer any questions you might have. By having only 30 participants on this programme, we make sure that each of you will get the most out of this experience.

April 2020

April 3, 9:00 AM - April 5, 5:30 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 7, 9:00 AM - April 8, 5:30 PM

Breda 🇳🇱

€600 for 2 days

This years’ theme focusses on the creative part of UX research. In our increasingly fast and agile working environments, we need to be even more creative to deliver solid research. Let’s celebrate creativity together!

In collaboration with the global ResearchOps Community, we extended this year’s conference by one day. On April 8th, the program is fully dedicated to ResearchOps. A growing discipline of UX research that includes the people, mechanisms, and strategies that set research in motion.

April 16, 9:00 AM - April 17, 5:30 PM

Vienna 🇦🇹

€199 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.

April 23, 9:00 AM - April 25, 5:30 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.

April 27, 10:00 AM - April 28, 7:00 PM

Düsseldorf 🇩🇪

€299 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 2020

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

Stockholm 🇸🇪

€999 for 1 day

We all love great services and products – experiences that provide meaning, help with difficult tasks, or just give us moments of sheer pleasure. We love to use them… almost as much as we love to create them. Over time, however, our jobs are becoming increasingly complex.

The quest for never-ending growth. New technologies. New tools. Internal politics… Supercharge this with ambition, rising expectations, and higher competition, and we have a real challenge. Our organizations are growing, and we need to grow with them. Both professionally, and as human beings.

May 14, 9:00 AM - May 17, 5:30 PM

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£800 for 4 days

Your biggest strength is not your MacBook or your favourite roadmapping tool. It's you. We created this Weekend because we know that you are often neglected in favour of delivering features and meeting deadlines.

Hosted in the beautiful Welsh countryside, this experience is designed to help you connect candidly with peers, grow your product leadership skills and solve your biggest challenges together.

This is the only immersive event for passionate product leaders like you.

May 20, 9:00 AM - May 21, 6:15 PM

London 🇬🇧

£699 for 2 days

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.

This conference is tailored toward those working as Product/Experience/Design leaders at eCommerce companies. No matter the size, if you are interested in understanding how some of the most successful brands approach design within their organisations, we want to see you along. It’s as simple as that!

May 22, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Lisbon 🇵🇹

€395 for 1 day

UXLx is a premier User Experience Conference, and our speaker lineup is really the cream of the crop in the industry worldwide. You’ll not only be inspired by their 10 thought provoking talks but you’ll have the opportunity to learn one on one in their 20 practical workshops.

Unlike other conferences, we encourage our speakers to stay for the entire event and join the networking sessions, so there is always a chance to have a one-on-one chat with them.

May 27, 9:00 AM - May 29, 5:30 PM

London 🇬🇧

£1470 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 28, 9:00 AM - May 29, 5:30 PM

Manchester 🇬🇧

960 for 2 days

The DesignOps Global Conference 2020 is for designer leaders, practitioners, product managers, developers, service innovators and business leaders that are defining the way we practice design and deliver innovation in the service-product continuum.

Design has never been so impactful, relevant and important in the delivery of great experiences, new products, innovative services and disruptive business models. This conference serves as a platform to share new ideas, practices, approaches and identify the important issues facing designers, developers and business leaders working at the cutting edge of digital innovation.

May 28, 2:00 PM - May 30, 8:00 PM

Berlin 🇩🇪

€300 for 3 days

A festival bringing together professionals and amateurs of lettering, sign painting, calligraphy and type design. Three days of inspiration, fun and skillshare with international speakers, awesome workshops and general jamboree – this is Berlin Letters.

The main festival language is German. But many lectures and workshops will also be held in English. The language gets clearly marked in the programme. There will be no live translation. So, who speaks both languages is most fortunate. And yes, you can book just a workshop.

May 29, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Berlin 🇩🇪

€179 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.

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

Berlin 🇩🇪

Free for 2 days

The 2020 edition of the largest unconference for UX Professionals in Europe. 500+ active participants from all over the world meet for inspiration, networking and lots of fun in Berlin every year.

We’re called UXcamp Europe for a reason: if you believe your passport makes you a better person this event is definitely not for you.

This week-end there is only one nation: The United States of UX. It’s true!

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 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 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 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.

August 2020

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

April 2020

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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