Design Conferences 2020

UX, UI, Interaction, Product Design & Research

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January 2020

January 16, 9:15 AM - 4:50 PM

San Francisco 🇺🇸

$450 for 1 day

The boundaries of design are constantly evolving. In 20/20, we’ve asked our speakers to GO BEYOND the expected perspectives, guardrails, materials, and thinking of the creative practice.

In/Visible Talks is a San Francisco based conference for creative professionals that celebrates the art of design. Our mission is to build community through conversation about the process, inspiration and challenges behind the creative practice. The conference is not about case studies, we focus on real talk about how design gets done

February 2020

February 25, 8:30 AM - February 26, 12:15 PM

Denver 🇺🇸

$2,999 for 2 days

The changing landscape of digital, physical, and data presents a new realm of customer experience and behavior that businesses now can design for. No longer focusing on Experience Design tied solely to UX design, Experience Design 2020 will push to explore the boundaries of what an experience really means and how to use design to impact the end result.

The concept and practice of Experience Design continues to evolve and now has a greater focus on experiences that delight users. Now, it is more important than ever to curate effortless user journeys through experience design.

March 2020

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

Seattle 🇺🇸

$1,495 for 3 days

Welcome to ConveyUX! For the past eight years, ConveyUX has been Seattle’s annual user experience conference. We are looking forward to hosting over 500 of our colleagues from all around the world on March 3-5, 2020. This will be our largest gathering to date with over 50 sessions and speakers over three full days.

One ticket price gets you everything, including workshops. We keep you fueled with complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks. All the activities take place in beautiful downtown Seattle at the Westin.

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

San Francisco 🇺🇸

$1,495 for 2 days

Now in its fifth year, Leading Design is a sell out conference for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or instilling a culture of design within their organisations. Our past speakers have worked at Facebook, Netflix, IBM Design Studio, Spotify and Google.

Most conferences are focussed on practitioners. We’ve put together a unique programme of events designed specifically to hone your leadership skills. We hope that by the end of this conference we will have helped you tackle some of your most pressing challenges.

March 13, 9:00 AM - March 18, 5:30 PM

Austin 🇺🇸

$1,145 for 6 days

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in Austin, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The Design Track covers all aspects of this industry, from futuristic product design to design-thinking approaches that can be applied to numerous other disciplines, businesses, and organizations. This programming will examine how design informs our interactions, shapes our experiences, and plays a critical role in problem-solving.

March 30, 9:00 AM - April 1, 6:30 PM

Pittsburgh 🇺🇸

$1495 for 3 days

We live and work in a time of pervasive change, divisions, barriers, and distances. A time where walls keep us separate and algorithms keep us in our cozy bubbles.

Our conference will be defined by this theme of Bridges: Who are those in the creative communities building bridges to new ways of thinking, new ways of living, and new ways of creating? Who is challenging and rewriting established narratives, guiding old behaviors and institutions into a new, modern way forward? Who are the builders, the uniters?

April 2020

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

San Francisco 🇺🇸

$599 for 2 days

Let’s rock’n’roll! For SmashingConf SF 2020, April 21–22, we’re bringing back two full days packed with front-end, UX and all that jazz! Live sessions on performance, accessibility, interface design, copywriting, designing for emotion, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques — and a few surprises along the way. 🎸

SmashingConf is a friendly, inclusive event which is focused on real-world problems and solutions. 2 days, 1 track, 14 speakers, 300–400 attendees and a bunch of hands-on workshops.

April 27, 9:00 AM - May 1, 5:30 PM

Paradise Valley 🇺🇸

$4500 for 4 days

The leadership retreat for womxn in design.

Within is the retreat for womxn in design. While the word retreat may conjure up images of a vacation, this is no vacation. It’s also not a conference. It is an intentionally designed space and community for taking a step back, gathering with your peers, and reconnecting to your inner resources.

All of our retreats include design leaders across product design, brand, research and writing, across many industries and types of organizations.

May 2020

May 28, 9:00 AM - May 29, 5:00 PM

Utah 🇺🇸

$700 for 2 days

Two full days of dedicated time away from your desk, learning better ways to work together with your team and be inspired to grow your career in UX or Product Management. Together with over 1,000 other professionals, you’ll learn from extremely talented people influencing the organizations they work for and changing the way our industry looks at digital products and the way people use them.

Creating amazing products requires more than brilliant ideas, meticulously crafted interactions, and cutting-edge technology—it requires a fanatical focus on users and a commitment to producing something that is both useful and desirable.

June 2020

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 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 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.

July 2020

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.

October 2020

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

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 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.

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