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Whether you’re a beginner taking your first steps or an established professional looking to stay on top of your game, UX design conferences are invaluable for learning and networking. They offer a chance to delve deeper into various disciplines—from User Research to UX Design Leadership—providing critical insights and new developments.

In 2023, the Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) partnered with several conferences to aid in our mission to lower the cost of design education worldwide. Conferences included the Italian Summit of Information Architecture, George UX Conf and WeyWeyWeb.

For 2024, we’ve curated a global list of our favorite UX design conferences. Conferences offer access to industry leaders, networking opportunities, and knowledge that can take your UX design journey to new heights. Prepare to mark your calendars!

(Are we missing an amazing UX design conference from our list? Let us know at hello@interaction-design.org.)

January

UX Now 2024 | 13–14 January | New Delhi, India

In today’s rapidly evolving world, design is no longer confined to a single discipline. As technology and innovation continue to push boundaries, UX design has emerged as an all-encompassing field, intersecting with business, technology, AI, and more. UX Now 2024 will delve into this transformative landscape, exploring the state of UX design in the post-pandemic era.”

Ideal for: All UX and design enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From INR 4000 (early bird).

Register for UX Now 2024.

Speaker highlights:

  • Akanksha Singh, Director of UX, Expedia

  • Sameer Bhiwani, Design leadership at Google

UX360 Research Summit Virtual | 30–31 January | Online

UX360 will showcase the latest UX and design research trends—from planning and conducting to analyzing and implementing UX design insights. The summit includes presentations and case studies from global thought leaders, interactive panel discussions, 1-2-1 meetings and social networking sessions.”

Ideal for: UX Research professionals and enthusiasts.

Price: From USD 199 (early bird).

IxDF members get a 15% discount.

Register for UX360 Research Summit Virtual.

Speaker highlights:

  • Alexandra Jayeun Lee, Director of Research and Data Science, Microsoft

  • Serenella Bardeggia, Head of Research, Product and Marketing, Capital.com

February

HUCAPP 2024 | 27–29 February | Rome, Italy

The International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Theory and Applications aims to become a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Human-Computer Interaction. The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Human-Computer Interaction—Theories, Models and User Evaluation, Interaction Techniques and Devices, Haptic and Multimodal Interaction, and Agents and Human Interaction.”

Ideal for: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers, engineers and practitioners.

Price: From EUR 595 (3-day pass) or EUR 220 (1-day pass). Member and student discounts are available.

Register for HUCAPP 2024.

Speaker highlights:

  • Fahad Khan, Linköping University, Sweden

  • Mel Slater, University of Barcelona, Spain

Convey UX 2024 | 27–29 February | Seattle, USA and Online

At ConveyUX, you’ll learn the latest in UX design, grow your skills, and connect with like-minded peers from all around the world. You’ll learn how industry experts adapt their processes in an AI-driven era and walk away with new strategies and insights you can implement immediately.”

Ideal for: All UX and design enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From USD 1,190 (in-person) or USD 495 (online).

Register for Convey UX 2024.

Speaker highlights:

  • Aleš Holeček, Corp. Vice President, Microsoft

  • Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, CEO, Competitive Consulting Advantage

March

DDX ’24 Dubai | 2 March | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“At DDX ’24 Dubai – Innovation & UX Conference, you will have the opportunity to learn from top experts and inspiring speakers from big brands, growing startups, and leading consultancies.

To connect with like-minded and ambitious individuals, discover new career paths, and explore open jobs and project opportunities.

Enjoy engaging talks, workshops, and networking with over 200 innovators, product leaders, designers, and strategists.”

Ideal for: All UX and design enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From EUR 159 (early bird).

Register for DDX ’24 Dubai.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Gavin Ivester, Design Director, Cisco

  • Kelly Dern, Senior Product Design, Google

Women in Tech SEO Festival 2024 | 8 March | London, UK

“A full-day conference—10 brilliant talks by 10 brilliant speakers. Women in Tech SEO is a free global community for women in Tech SEO and beyond. Their engaged members come from all walks of life. Together, they are changing the industry—one conversation at a time.”

Ideal for: All designers interested in SEO.

Price: From GBP 299 (in-person) or GBP 149 (recording). 

IxDF members get a 10% discount.

Register for Women in Tech SEO Festival London 2024.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Emma Russell, Founder, Oxford Comma Digital

  • Joyann Boyce, Founder & CEO, Inclued AI

April

WomenTech Global Conference 2024 | 23–25 April | Online

“This virtual-first conference will bring women in tech, minorities, and allies from all over the world together through an interactive platform featuring live educational and training content, keynotes, engaging panels, breakout rooms, technical workshops, and networking with virtual and in-person sessions.”

Ideal for: A range of disciplines and interests, including product development, UX, and design.

Price: From USD 29 (super early bird).

Register for WomenTech Global Conference 2024.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Vera Schmidt, Director of Advanced UX Design, Mercedes-Benz AG

  • Bindu Gakhar, Head of Product & Design, Paystand

May

DDX ‘24 Munich | 11 May | Munich, Germany

“At DDX ’24 Munich – UX & Innovation Conference, you will have the opportunity to learn from top experts and inspiring speakers from big brands, growing startups and leading consultancies.

Connect with like-minded and ambitious individuals, discover new career paths, and explore open jobs and project opportunities.

Enjoy engaging talks, workshops, and networking with over 300 innovators, designers, leaders, and strategists.”

Ideal for: All UX and design enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From EUR 159 (super early bird).

Register for DDX ‘24 Munich.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Gavin Ivester, Design Director, Cisco

  • Doug Powell, VP of Design (Formerly IBM & Expedia)

UX360 Research Summit Berlin 2024 | 16–17 May | Berlin, Germany

UX360 will showcase the latest UX and design research trends—from planning and conducting to analyzing and implementing UX design insights. The summit includes presentations and case studies from global thought leaders, interactive panel discussions, 1-2-1 meetings and social networking sessions.”

Ideal for: UX Research professionals and enthusiasts.

Price: From EUR 695 (crazy early bird).

IxDF members get a 15% discount.

Register for UX360 Research Summit Berlin 2024.

Speaker highlights:

  • Javier Bargas-Avila, Director, Google Play UX Research

  • Flavius Kehr, Head of UX, SAP

June

Women in Tech SEO Festival 2024 | 7 June | Berlin, Germany

“A full-day conference—10 brilliant talks by 10 brilliant speakers. Women in Tech SEO is a free global community for women in Tech SEO and beyond. Their engaged members come from all walks of life. Together, they are changing the industry—one conversation at a time.”

Ideal for: All designers interested in SEO.

Price: Currently sold out, but you can join the waiting list. 

IxDF members get a 10% discount.

Register for Women in Tech SEO Festival Berlin 2024.

Speaker highlights:

  • Chima Mmeje, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Moz

  • Veronika Höller, Global SEO Lead, CompuGroup Medical

Pixel Pioneers 2024 | 14 June | Bristol, UK

“An affordable one-day conference of practical and inspiring front-end and UX/UI design talks featuring eight world-class speakers.”

Ideal for: All UX/UI design and front-end enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From GBP 99 (super early bird).

Register for Pixel Pioneers 2024.

Speaker highlights: TBA

August

UX Australia 2024 | 27–30 August | Melbourne, Australia and Online

“UX Australia focuses on UX, product and service design, and the surrounding disciplines of research, content, operations, management, and more.”

Ideal for: All UX and design enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From AUD 795 (super early bird).

Register for UX Australia 2024.

Speaker highlights: TBA

UX Nordic 2024 | 28–29 August | Aarhus, Denmark and Online

“Embark on an immersive journey at the UX Nordic Conference, connecting designers, researchers, writers and other UX design nerds from all over the world. You can discover, network, and evolve your skills during three days of UX design magic in Aarhus.

Expect amazing guests, innovative workshops, inspiring insights and a unique social program for you and your entire team.”

Ideal for: All UX and design enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From EUR 340 (super early bird).

Register for UX Nordic 2024

Speaker highlights: TBA

September

Design and Experience 2024 | 13–14 September | Sao Paulo, Brazil

“DEXCONF24 is an unconference based on the concept of collective intelligence. Everyone shares their experiences with each other by having fun, discussing, teaching and learning. You can expect a unique experience of professional empowerment, exercising in participants the qualities of empathy and collaboration.”

Ideal for: All designers, beginners to professionals.

Price: From BRL 399.

Register for Design and Experience 2024.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Karina Tronkos, Design Mentor, Apple Developer Academy

  • Aline Santos, Consultant in Social Innovation

Women in Tech SEO Festival 2024 | 19 September | Philadelphia, USA

“A full-day conference—10 brilliant talks by 10 brilliant speakers. Women in Tech SEO is a free global community for women in Tech SEO and beyond. Their engaged members come from all walks of life. Together, they are changing the industry—one conversation at a time.”

Ideal for: All designers interested in SEO.

Price: From USD 399 (in-person) or USD 199 (recording). 

IxDF members get a 10% discount.

Register for Women in Tech SEO Festival Philadelphia 2024.

Speaker highlights: TBA

UXCon Vienna 2024 | 19–20 September | Vienna, Austria

“UXCon provides professional exchange and builds a bridge between the European UX design scene and pioneers in the US. Whether you’re a pro or just starting out, they’ve got you covered with expert insights, networking opportunities, and a chance to connect with the best in the biz.”

Ideal for: All UX design and UX research enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From EUR 690 (super early bird).

Register for UXCon Vienna 2024.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Mick Champayne, senior visual designer, Google

  • Molly Stevens, senior director of user experience, Booking.com

October

World Usability Conference 2024 | 15–17 October | Graz, Austria

“The World Usability Congress is the global leading UX design expert & strategy conference. The conference invites over 50 speakers from different industries to share their real-world UX design challenges and collaborate with attendees in multi-disciplinary workshops.”

Ideal for: All UX design disciplines.

Price: From EUR 810 (both days) or EUR 440 (single day).

Register for World Usability Conference 2024.

Speaker highlights: TBA

November

PUSH UX 2024 | 7–8 November | Munich, Germany

“PUSH UX is a lovingly crafted platform for hands-on design professionals, product minded innovators and creative technologists. Experience world-class speakers in a relaxed atmosphere that feels like being with family. The program at PUSH is curated to be relevant for every UX professional, no matter their role or industry. This gives you a great mix of people with similar and different backgrounds alike.”

Ideal for: All UX and design enthusiasts, from beginners to professionals.

Price: From 469 EUR (early bird) or 199 EUR (students). Group discounts available. 

IxDF members get a 15% discount (excludes student tickets).

Register for Push UX 2024.

Speaker highlights: TBA

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