The best UX and design conferences in 2018 – the definitive guide

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A great way of learning more about User Experience and getting in touch with professionals who share the same passion as you is to attend UX Conferences and UX Events happening every year around the globe. Since our 2017 list has received a lot of positive feedback, we decided to bring it back in 2018.

Make sure you charge your smartphone, bring some business cards in your pocket and consider including one of these design events before or after your next trip.

January 2018

Front UX Product Management Bootcamp

January 4–5 ✈ Park City, UT, USA

“Join us in the majestic mountains of Utah for an intimate, one-of-a-kind UX and Product Management training experience. Select 5 half and quarter-day workshops, for 2 intense days of learning and practice. No passive education here. This isn’t for the faint of heart. We’ll be working together, at 7,000 feet and atop the greatest snow on earth, in small groups of six, where you’ll be expected to collaborate and engage.”

UX Camp DC 2018

January 13 ✈ Washington, DC, USA

“In the spirit of exchanging new ideas, UXCamp DC is an unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense day of discussions, presentations and interactions with people who love design.

UXCamp DC is a one-day event with 24 45-minute sessions and workshops presented by thinkers and doers from all levels of experience. It is a day of gathering for people who are passionate about creating great experiences for people.”

Agile Content Conference 2018

January 29–30, 2018 ✈ London, England

“At the fourth annual agile content conf you’ll learn to reframe objections as opportunities to work together on solutions that everyone buys into, through:

  • Case studies of collaboration from organisations like Global Radio, GOV.UK, and Breast Cancer Care;
  • Short workshops where you’ll practise techniques like pair writing and user research;
  • A full-day workshop where you’ll deepen your learning and apply it to your content challenges.”

Product Leader Summit 2018

January 18 ✈ New York, NY, USA

“The Product Leader Summit is an invitation-only event that will bring together a group of 100 founders and product leaders to connect and learn from one another. We have an amazing speaker line-up and a fantastic agenda comprising of keynotes, workshop breakouts, round-table peer learning discussions and terrific networking opportunities. We want to give you a chance to reflect and connect with other peers who share the same passions and challenges that you do. Come for the content and stay for the community.”

GROUP 2018

January 7–10 ✈ Sanibel Island, FL, USA

“For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other diverse topics related to group work, broadly conceptualized. Group 2018 continues the tradition of being truly international and interdisciplinary in both organizational structure as well as participants.”

Beyond Tellerrand 2018

January 15–17, 2018 ✈ Munich, Germany

“Two inspiring days with talks in a single track and one day with workshops await you in Dusseldorf. Presentations about design, technology, inspiration and much more paired with many opportunities to meet and chat with all the other people at the event.”

UXZ Konference 2018

January 30, 2018 ✈ Prague, Czech Republic

“[Translated with Google] UXZ is one of the few conferences without world spirits. It does not look for well-known names, but interesting content that is not worn from dozens of other events and records. Although it does not seem to be the case, we also have a lot of people in the Czech Republic who have interesting know-how, practical experience or an unexpected topic that can be enriched by others. And we decided to find them and convince them to share your knowledge with you. We even think there are so many of them that they can put together a conference just for UX people. So it will be just UX Practice and for UXAKs.”

February 2018

Interaction 18, by IxDA

February 3–8 ✈ Lyon, France

“Interaction Week 18 wants to reflect on how technology and design are shaping the world moving forward by building bridges across cultures, disciplines and industries to reach shared goals. We are going to listen to experts and join conversations to reshape our changing relations with ourselves, our objects, the environment and the society as a whole.”

Awwwards Conference Berlin

February 7–9 ✈ Berlin, Germany

“A few 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.”

UX Design Healthcare 2018

February 7–8, 2018 ✈ London, UK

“This conference will bring together designers, practitioners, clinicians, technologists and thought leaders linked by a common belief and a shared obsession: We can alter and improve our health care experience. From the food we eat to the tools we use and the hospitals and hospices we reside in, we can make a difference. We are looking to partner with speakers and sponsors that want to make a difference in Healthcare UX. A better healthcare experience is waiting on us.”

Webstock Conference 2018

February 12–16 ✈ Wellington, New Zealand

“Webstock is the brainchild of a small group of web professionals who’ve taken it upon themselves to promote raising the standard of websites in their own backyard (and abroad), and have a jolly good time while they’re doing it.”

Product Management & Innovation 2018

February 12–13 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“The Product Management & Innovation Event has become the go-to product management conference for both seasoned product executives and those advancing their careers alike. Join us this February in San Francisco for two days of learning and networking with some of the world’s most progressive companies and top product, innovation, experience and design leaders.”

World Information Architecture Day 2018

February 18 ✈ 65 locations

“World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual celebration hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of locations across the globe.

We are a community of like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who share the common goal of practicing, learning, teaching and shaping the future of information architecture. We share our thoughts, ideas, and work within an open and welcoming environment. The content created as a result of our celebration is available to everyone and we invite conversation around the work we are doing.”

UX Conf 2018

February 20 ✈ London, UK

“At the next conference on February 20th 2018 in London we’ll be exploring how to improve collaboration between designers and business stakeholders. With such an amazing line-up of speakers, it’ll be an insightful day of practical UX design talks for every designer, from junior to senior.”

UXistanbul Conference 2018

February 20 ✈ Istanbul, Turkey

“The first International User Experience and Usability Conference of Turkey and Region. We are a one-day user experience and usability event, and we annually ‘fascinate’ our guests. By being the first UX conference of Turkey, we gather UX and Usability professionals from World’s leading companies in Istanbul, to share their experiences.”

Digital Summit Phoenix 2018

February 21–22 ✈ Phoenix, Arizona, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

UXI Live 2018

February 26, 2018 ✈ Airport City, Israel

“[Translated with Google] The conference is designed for anyone who is concerned with product characterization and design. If your profession touches websites, software or mobile, if the user experience interests you for marketing or humanitarian reasons, whether it’s your profession or a side hobby — the conference content can contribute a lot of knowledge and practice to you, as well as networking with the best people in the industry.”

Convey UX 2018

February 27- March 1 ✈ Seattle, WA, USA

“The Emerald City is bursting at the seams with all the high-tech development. Companies big and small are opening offices here and the user experience scene is exploding. If you haven’t been to Seattle before, this is a great time to get introduced. It might rain a bit, but the temperatures are always mild. ConveyUX is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to get together and enjoy Seattle while we hash about UX.”

UX Copenhagen 2018

February 27–28 ✈ Copenhagen, Denmark

“UX Copenhagen is a premium two day conference for top-notch professionals working with and around User Experience Design. You will hear about some of the newest trends in the field, presented by a diverse panel of speakers ranging from super gurus to juniors, from companies that range from being front-runners in User Experience to those who are just starting to create UX teams. We always feature start ups, and strive to bring in speakers and participants who are taking User Experience to a new level.”

March 2018

UX Immersions: Interactions 2018

March 5–7 ✈ Newport Beach, CA, USA

“New practices and techniques meet theory and expertise at UX Immersion: Interactions. Clear-cut direction on specific actions and specific skills. Breakthrough methods you’ll apply immediately.”

Service Design in Government 2018

March 7–9 ✈ Edinburgh, UK

“Returning for our fifth year, Service Design in Government is a hands-on, practical conference that draws an international audience of top Service Designers and world leading speakers.

Our participants enjoy meeting and learning from their peers and leaders in the industry. You’ll leave with new ideas and skills to improve public services, an increased professional network, and memories of many useful conversations.”

Intelligent UI 2018

March 7–11 ✈ Tokyo, Japan

“ACM IUI 2018 is the 23rd annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as a premier international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces. ACM IUI is where the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community meets the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community. We are also very interested in contributions from related fields, such as psychology, behavioral science, cognitive science, computer graphics, design, the arts, etc.”

UX insight 2018

March 8 ✈ Utrecht, The Netherlands

“UXinsight is a full-day, international event for UX research professionals and anyone interested in UX research. It is one of the few events that really focus on the research side of UX, so not to be missed.”

Design Research 2018

March 8–9 ✈ Melbourne, Australia

“A two-day event dedicated to design research — from planning and conducting, to analysis and use.”

SXSW Interactive 2018

March 9–13 ✈ Austin, TX, USA

“Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

With one unified conference that spans 24 tracks of programming plus our SXSW Eco curated Cities Summit, we’ll be offering more opportunities for networking, learning, and discovery than ever before.”

Product Camp Portland 2018

March 10 ✈ Portland, OR, USA

“ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.”

UXHK 2018

March 9–10 ✈ Hong Kong, China

“User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK) is a learning event dedicated to bringing all product and service design disciplines together, from research, marketing, design, technology and the business to name a few, who are interested and passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world for all.”

MobileTechCon 2018

March 12–14 ✈ Munich, Germany

“MobileTech Conference is the leading conference for mobile technologies in the German-speaking countries. As an important driving force in the mobile industry, it brings together experts from all areas of mobile product development. The focus is on iOS, Android and cross-platform development, the mobile web as well as mobile backends and user experience (UX).”

UpFront Conference 2018

March 16 ✈ Manchester, England

“A front-end conference for anyone who makes for the web.”

Pendomonium 2018

March 20–21 ✈ Raleigh, NC, USA

“Silicon Valley content served with a side of southern hospitality.”

LX: Leading Experience Conference 2018

March 19–20 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“LX: Leading Experience prepares today’s leaders for the next hurdles in design leadership: designing organizations, driving change at scale, and continuously delivering better outcomes for businesses and people. If you’re leading the design and delivery of great experiences, this is your community. Together, we’ll speak frankly about design, organizations, and leadership in a world of increasing complexity.”

Ignite UX Michigan 2018

March 20 ✈ Ann Arbor, MI, USA

“Ignite UX Michigan is an evening of 5 minute talks on a range of user experience related topics in downtown Ann Arbor. It is a free event open to the public thanks to our generous sponsors.”

#gamesUR 2018

March 20 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“Making games better through playtesting and understanding players. Welcome to the home of the #GamesUR Conference”

IA Summit 2018

March 21–25 ✈ Chicago, IL, USA

“Where Information Architects and Experience Designers converge. Chicago: a place where millions of people work, live, and play. A place where midwestern values meet big city dreams. Churros, Italian beef, arepas, Maxwell Street polish, the Gym Shoe, cafeterias, hot dogs, and pizza. Chicago Blues. Architecture that stands the test of time. People that are resilient and proud. A city that defines its own destiny and respects its history. This is where we all come together.”

UX Camp Brighton 2018

March 24 ✈ Brighton, England

“An ‘unconference’ for anyone involved or interested in user experience design, user research, interaction design, information architecture, usability, accessibility and other associated fields.

Attendees either ran or participated in 20 minute sessions, such as talks, demos or discussions. No headliners, no product pitches, just a friendly (if intense) event focused on sharing, socialising and learning new stuff.”

April 2018

An Event Apart Seattle

April 2–4 ✈ Seattle, WA, USA

“An Event Apart Seattle: Special Edition is a three-day conference with 18 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more.”

DesignUp Reboot 2018

April 4–7 ✈ To be announced (Asia)

“Endless meetings, standups, sprints, deadlines: the perfect recipe for reactive, shallow solutions. Reboot is about disconneting / reconnecting: getting you re-inspired, re-energised to create your best.Meet, hear, swap stories from the top designers, devs, artists and creatives from around Asia and beyond. Learn from peers, share, uncover insights, build new connections, start new conversations across islands.”

University of Illinois Web Conference 2018

April 4–6 ✈ Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA

“An affordable three-day conference for web designers, developers, social media marketers, content managers, and other web professionals within higher ed and beyond.”

Habit Summit 2018

April 10–11 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“At Habit Summit, you’ll connect, reflect, and learn over two days. Day One includes several workshops, allowing you to go in-depth on a particular topic with industry experts. Day Two includes an inspiring lineup of speakers, great refreshments, and plenty of time to mingle with industry leaders and peers. We look forward to another fantastic event.”

Mind the Product – Engage 2018

April 19–20 ✈ Hamburg, Germany

“This new conference in Hamburg is an event for passionate product managers positioned between #mtpcon (the world’s two largest product conferences in London and SF) and the global ProductTank meetups that take place in 100+ cities around the globe.

We take the name seriously and create opportunities for our audience of 300 to engage in various forms around the event. At the first MTP Engage in April 2017 this already worked pretty well, but we can assure you that we also have a long list of learnings for how to make it even better in 2018!”

Web à Québec 2018

April 10–12 ✈ Quebec City, Canada

“[Translated with Google] Set up by the digital community of Quebec as much for the passionates of the web as for those who want to discover it, the Web in Quebec seeks the innovation and the overtaking in order to gather all the actors of the field.

For its 8th edition, the WAQ still promises a lot of surprises and novelties to its 1,200 participants. Whether in the diversity of the topics covered, the renowned speakers or in the proposed activities, the ingredients of his success certainly lie in his organization.”

Digital Summit Los Angeles

April 10–11 ✈ Los Angeles, CA, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

Creative South 2018

April 12–14 ✈ Columbus, GA, USA

“Creative South is a weekend of creative thinking, collaboration, and exploration. Attendees enjoy workshops, talks focused on process and experience, and meeting old friends as well as making new ones. Our goal is to connect you to folks in the industry and the design community. It’s also a whole lot of fun! If you have come before we can’t wait to see you again. If not, check out the link below.”

Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

April 14 ✈ Sofia, Bulgaria

“Bulgaria Web Summit is an exciting technology conference about front-end and back-end development and even something more.”

Smashing Conference San Francisco 2018

April 17–18 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“With our third annual conference in San Francisco, we want to explore strategies for breaking out: leaving behind generic designs and smelly code base. We want to find out the why, and the how of outstanding and fast experiences, and what we all need to know today, to be more productive and make smarter decisions tomorrow.”

ProductCamp RTP 2018

April 21 ✈ Cary, NC, USA

“Innovate or die! But how do you innovate as a sole entrepreneur or as part of a large company? How do we take chances when failure can devastate our career or our company?

Since 2009, ProductCamp RTP has been working to bring those with great ideas together with those that know how to bring ideas to market.”

Industry Europe 2018

April 23–24 ✈ Dublin, Ireland

“Take two days in April to step out of execution mode, get inspired and really think about your product. ‘Software is eating the world’ and spurring a revolution in every industry. Outdated methods of building and shipping products are being scrapped as entirely new approaches to Product Management emerge. It’s customer obsession, rapid iteration and data-informed decisions that now empower product people in modern technology companies.”

GOTO Chicago 2018

April 25–26 ✈ Chicago, IL, USA

“GOTO Chicago 2018 highlights the technologies, methodologies and skills you need to know today to build systems of the future. Learn about new trends, connect with industry experts, share your passion, and grow your skills.”

DDD Exchange 2018

April 26–27 ✈ London, UK

“Want to hear the latest innovations in the DDD space from the world’s DDD experts, and be able to share your own ideas and thoughts across great open sessions? Join us for DDD eXchange in April 2018! Skills Matter presents the 10th edition of the DDD eXchange London, the place to go if you’re interested in Domain Driven Design and associated tools and processes.”

CHI 2018

April 21–26 ✈ Montreal, Canada

“The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. For first-time attendees, CHI is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate new and creative ways for people to interact.”

Car HMi USA 2018

April 23–24 ✈ Detroit, MI, USA

“The annual Car HMi USA is a well-established international knowledge exchange platform bringing together all stakeholders playing an active role in the HMI, UX & Design scene. In 2 ½ days you will get the chance to discuss the opportunities as well as challenges in Car HMI that lie ahead of the automotive industry. The event provides you with precise insights into new business use cases & concepts, technical challenges & innovation while offering you the chance to discuss specific roadmaps for ‘Future HMI’s & UX Redefined’”

Ergonomics & Human Factors 2018

April 23 ✈ Birmingham, England

“Ergonomics & Human Factors 2018 is the largest international conference of its type in the UK. It brings together people from all sectors to exchange ideas and information from an academic, practitioner and customer perspective. This event will showcase new developments, achievements and challenges in all areas of ergonomics and human factors.”

MinneWebCon 2018

April 23–24 ✈ Minneapolis, MN, USA

“MinneWebCon is a two-day web conference in Minneapolis that encourages inclusive grassroots knowledge-sharing. In addition to keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and half-day workshops, our annual conference is a space for speakers and attendees to collaborate, talk, learn, ask, test, and grow.”

Front End Design Conference 2018

April 25–27 ✈ St. Petersburg, FL, USA

“Front End Design Conference is two days of immersive web design and front end development delivered via keynote style talks. There is also a day of more in-depth workshops thrown in for good measure.”

Generate NYC 2018

April 25–27 ✈ New York, NY, USA

“Generate conferences are a source of inspiration, education and networking opportunities. Our shows are packed with top advice from world-class speakers.”

May 2018

Camp Digital 2018

May 2 ✈ Manchester, England

“Camp Digital is an inspirational conference that brings together the digital, design and UX communities for a series of seminars exploring the latest thinking in our industry.”

UX Salon 2018

May 6–7 ✈ Tel Aviv, Israel

“Learn and inspire from the world’s most influential speakers, designers and creative minds.”

Beyond Tellerrand 2018

May 7–9, 2018 ✈ Düsseldorf, Germany

“Eight years in Düsseldorf. We are happy to be back. Mark the dates May 7th to 9th (plus Side Events) and join us for a few days of inspiration and networking.”

Craft Conf 2018

May 8–11 ✈ Budapest, Hungary

“CRAFT is about software craftsmanship, presenting which tools, methods, practices should be part of the toolbox of a modern developer and company, and serving as compass on new technologies, trends. You can learn from the best speakers and practitioners in our community.”

Awwwards Conference San Francisco

May 10–11 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“A few 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.”

UX in the City: Manchester 2018

May 15–16 ✈ Manchester, United Kingdom

“UX in the City: Manchester is a hands-on event for the User Experience community, organised by the team behind UX Cambridge and UX Scotland.”

Agile & Beyond 2018

May 17–18 ✈ Ypsilanti, MI, USA

“Agile and Beyond is a grassroots, volunteer run conference. It helps people learn about agile principles and practices as well as covers topics that help make people and companies awesome. With approximately 100 sessions spread across two days, there is a wide variety of topics for the agile newbie all the way through to the agile expert.”

Digital Summit Kansas City

May 16–17 ✈ Overland Park, Kansas, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

ACE! Agile & UX Conference 2018

May 17–18 ✈ Kraków, Lesser, Poland

“ACE! is the largest regional conference of its kind in Central Europe, attracting people from all over the region. We’re really excited about ACE! 2018 which combines two one-track conferences into one.”

From Business to Buttons 2018

May 18 ✈ Stockholm, Sweden

“From Business to Buttons is Scandinavia’s premier User Experience and Service Design conference, held every year in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the meeting place for everyone who wants inspiration, and hands-on advice, on how to maximize business value by creating great user experiences.”

UX Conf BR 2018

May 18–19 ✈ Porto Alegre, Brazil

“A conference about User Experience (UX) and a lot more!”

Techstars Startup Week Detroit 2018

May 21–25 ✈ Detroit, MI, USA

“Techstars Startup Week is a free five day celebration of entrepreneurship in the Detroit community. Join the Detroit community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the spaces you love. Startup Week learning tracks include technology, retail entrepreneurship, mobility, place-based entrepreneurship, IoT, entrepreneurship 101, growth-stage entrepreneurship, music entrepreneurship, design & art, food entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship, civic innovation, social entrepreneurship and a female founders track! Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and the Detroit community’s unique entrepreneurial activity.”

User Experience Lisbon (UXLx) 2018

May 22–25 ✈ Lisbon, Portugal

“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.”

UX London 2018

May 23–25 ✈ London, UK

“UX London brings together the world’s leading design experts and practitioners.

Join us for a programme of inspirational talks and hands-on workshops. Spend the mornings gaining unique insights from influential speakers. In the afternoon, roll up your sleeves and participate in the workshop of your choice.”

UXPA Boston UX Conference 2018

May 20 ✈ Boston, MA, USA

“Almost 1000 people attended the conference in 2016. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Volunteering and mentoring opportunities will be available in early 2017. Join our community to stay up to date, or visit to learn more about our organization.”

Confab Central 2018

May 21–23 ✈ Minneapolis, MN, USA

“Confab is the event for people who design, create, and manage content. From UX to storytelling, accessibility to structure, Confab brings together those who are committed to making content useful and usable. Come find your people at Confab.”

Digital Summit Atlanta

May 21–23 ✈ Atlanta, GA, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

Advanced Visual Interfaces 2018

May 29 — June 1 ✈ Grosseto, Italy

“Through out more than two decades, the Conference has attracted leading researchers of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from all over the world, offering a forum to present and disseminate new technological results, new paradigms, new visions for HCI and user interfaces. Because of advanced technology and new possibilities for user interaction, AVI has broadened the topics it covers, still keeping its main focus on the conception, design, implementation and evaluation of novel visual interfaces.”

Front Utah 2018

May 31-June 1 ✈ Salt Lake City, UT, USA

“Join us this Spring, in Salt Lake City, for 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 1000 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.”

DesignThinkers 2018

May 29–30 ✈ Vancouver, Canada

“For 18 years, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers has hosted the annual DesignThinkers Conference. Our mission is to gather diverse perspectives to explore the processes of design and creativity. This year we are honoured to have you at our creative thinkfest at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.”

June 2018

Agile Dev West

June 3–8 ✈ Las Vegas, NV

“Whether you’re new to the agile process and need to get up to speed quickly, or you’re experienced and ready to take your team or organization to the next level, our hands-on, in-depth workshops have you covered. Plus, all Agile Dev West is held in conjunction with Better Software West and DevOps West conferences, allowing you to choose from three distinct programs.”

UX Strat Amsterdam 2018

June ✈ Amsterdam

“UX STRAT conferences are curated for UX professionals who want to develop a more strategic approach to their product and service design programs.”

Webinale 2018

June 4–8 ✈ Berlin, Germany

“webinale is the conference for digital professionals, trendsetters and makers in the World Wide Web- it’s the optimal crossover platform for knowledge transfer, inspiration and exchange of experience across all industries.”

Product Camp Poland 2018

June 7–9 ✈ Gdynia, Poland

“It’s the best place to showcase your way of understanding modern design and confront it with others.

Great opportunity to exchange knowledge, experiences, mutual inspiration and networking.”

UX Scotland 2018

June 13–15 ✈ Edinburgh, United Kingdom

“Returning for it’s 6th year, UX Scotland 2018 will be a hands-on, practical UX & design conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry.

Participants will leave with new ideas and skills to improve their user experiences, an increased professional network, and memories of many useful conversations.”

Enterprise UX 2018

June 13–18 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“Each year, over 500 enterprise leaders meet to sharpen their ability to create transformational products at scale. Come build your tribe and have conversations that will move your design forward at warp speed.”

Agile Australia 2018

June 18–19 ✈ Melbourne, Australia

“Join thought leaders and peers to discover perspectives on preparing for the future and innovating in the workplace over two memorable, collegial and learning-packed days.”

IDC: Interaction Design and Children 2018

June 19–22 ✈ Trondheim, Norway

“We welcome you to the 2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference, taking place from June 19 to 22 in Trondheim, Norway. As the 17th event in an annual series starting in 2002 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, ACM IDC is the premier venue for research addressing the design, development and use of interactive technologies for children.

The vibrant city of Trondheim will be the ideal host for bringing together researchers, designers, and educators from a variety of backgrounds from all over the world. We are looking forward to seeing you at IDC ’18 in Trondheim.”

User Research London 2018

June 21–22 ✈ London, United Kingdom

“By user researchers, for user researchers. Join us in June for the UK’s first full day conference focused on user research. Bringing together some of the world’s best user research speakers to begin discussions on how we can further our progression of user research.”

An Event Apart Boston

June 25–27 ✈ Boston, MA, USA

“An Event Apart Boston is two days of sessions from 12 speakers with intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more. Following the two-day conference comes a full day, A Day Apart, with a single speaker diving deeply into one important topic.”

UXPA International Conference 2018

June 26–28 ✈ Puerto Rico

“The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services.”

Smashing Conference Toronto

June 26–27 ✈ Toronto, Canada

“What’s the best way to learn? By observing designers and developers working live. For our new conference in Toronto, all speakers aren’t allowed to use any slides at all. Welcome SmashingConf #noslides, a brand new conference in Toronto, full of interactive live sessions, showing how web designers design and how web developers build — including setup, workflow, design thinking, naming conventions and everything in-between.”

July 2018

British HCI Conference 2018

July 2–6 ✈ Belfast, Northern Ireland

“This HCI conference is well established and has been running for over 30 years attracting international researchers. See this year’s HCI poster for circulation. With the explosion of big data, we will have a theme on human-data interaction, visual analytics and interactive data visualisation. However, as with every year, all HCI related topics are welcome and encouraged. HCI is an exciting area to be doing research in with the growth of user experience (UX) design, natural and intelligent user interfaces, interactive Internet of Things, chatbots, virtual and augmented realities and affective computing to name but a few of the emerging areas. This conference will be a good opportunity to network with international researchers as well as both the British HCI community and the Irish HCI community.”

ADDC: App Design & Development Conference

July 4–6 ✈ Barcelona, Spain

(Not a lot of information available just yet.)

Mind the Product San Francisco

July 16–17 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“Mind the Product San Francisco is brought to you by a team of product managers who spend all day building start-ups, and all night building a community for their product manager peers.”

HCI International 2018

July 15–20 ✈ Las Vegas, NV, USA

“HCI International 2018, jointly with the affiliated Conferences, held under one management and one registration, will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, under the auspices of 14 distinguished international boards.”

Digital Summit Denver 2018

July 17–18 ✈ Denver, CO,

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

International Conference of eXperience Design 2018

July 18–22 ✈ Beijing, China

“[Translated with Google] IXDC hosted the International Experience Design Conference has become the world’s influential experience in the design industry platform, tens of thousands of design leaders, business leaders, product operators are here to share cases, communicate and make the world better!”

Design and Content Conference 2018

July 25–27 ✈ Vancouver, Canada

“Designers and content strategists team up. Hear from industry leaders about crafting experiences and telling stories that shape the future of the web. A day of workshops, two days of talks, and thoughtful extras in one of the most beautiful cities, Vancouver, BC, Canada.”

An Event Apart Washington DC

July 30–August 1 ✈ Washington DC, USA

“An Event Apart Washington DC: Special Edition is a three-day conference with 18 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more.”

August 2018

Agile Conf 2018

August 6–10 ✈ San Diego, CA, USA

“The annual North American conference is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish. This is where the Agile tribes meet.”

That Conference 2018

August 6–8 ✈ Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA

“A tech conference for developers, rooted in community, exploring the internet of things, and all technologies used for mobile, web & cloud. It all happens at a giant waterpark, because we are strong believers in good times. There will be bacon. Lots of it.”

UX Week 2018, by Adaptive Path

August 21–24 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“Design professionals from all over the world gather for four days of community, inspiration and skills building. Now in its 15th year, UX Week delivers new tools you can put to use immediately.”

Digital Summit Minneapolis

August 21–23 ✈ Minneapolis, MN, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

Digital Summit DC

August 26–28 ✈ Washington DC, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

An Event Apart Chicago

August 27–29 ✈ Chicago, IL, USA

“An Event Apart Chicago is two days of sessions from 12 speakers with intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more. Following the two-day conference comes a full day, A Day Apart, with a single speaker diving deeply into one important topic.”

UX Australia 2018

August 28–31 ✈ Melbourne, Australia

“UX Australia is Australia’s premier user experience design conference.

Two days of hands-on workshops focus on practical skills to help you get started, learn new techniques and explore ideas in detail. Two days of conference presentations provide practical skills to take away, inspire you for your next project, stretch your knowledge in a new direction or show how someone in a different field has tackled a problem just like yours.”

September 2018

EuroIA 2018

September ✈ Dublin, Ireland

“In September 2018, EuroIA goes to Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. More details will follow soon :)”

MobileHCI 2018

September 3–6 ✈ Barcelona, Spain

“The conference chairs invite researchers, academics, students, and industry leaders working in the broad area of human computer interaction, to join us for a rich, four-days program featuring paper presentations, poster presentations, demonstrations, tutorials, specialized workshops, industrial case studies, doctoral consortium, and social events.

MobileHCI brings together people from diverse areas which provides a multidisciplinary forum for academics, hardware and software developers, designers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and potential solutions for effective interaction with and through mobile devices, applications, and services.”

Digital Summit Detroit

September 11–13 ✈ Detroit, MI, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

UX Strat 2018

September 18–20 ✈ Bouder, CO, USA

“UX STRAT conferences are curated for UX professionals who want to develop a more strategic approach to their product and service design programs.”

Generate London 2018

September 19–21 ✈ London, United Kingdom

“Generate conferences are a source of inspiration, education and networking opportunities. Our shows are packed with top advice from world-class speakers.”

WebExpo Conference 2018

September 21–22 ✈ Prague, Czech Republic

“The web event of the year.”

Product Innovation Summit 2018

September 25–26 ✈ Boston, MA, USA

“The Product Innovation Summit brings together product leaders from the world’s most reputable companies.

Join the product, design, innovation, CX, UX and marketing leaders from across the U.S. for two days of learning, sharing and networking.”

Design Matters 18

September 26–27 ✈ Copenhagen, Denmark

“Each year we gather the Design community to discuss what’s new in digital design, get inspired, meet new people and have fun together!”

October 2018

Industry Conference 2018

October 1–3 ✈ Cleveland, OH, USA

“Take three days in October to step out of execution mode, get inspired and really think about your product.”

NordiCHI 2018

October 1–3 ✈ Oslo, Norway

“The biannual conference, NordiCHI, is the main Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. NordiCHI addresses the field broadly and is a meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, designers, practitioners, educators and others working within HCI and related disciplines.”

Digital Summit Charlotte

October 3–4 ✈ Charlotte, NC, USA

“Digital Summit fills your brain and professional toolkit with thought leadership and practical solutions designed to supercharge your customer strategies.”

An Event Apart Orlando

October 8–10 ✈ Orlando, FL, USA

“An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition is a three-day conference with 18 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more.”

Midwest UX Conference 2018

October 11–13 ✈ Chicago, IL, USA

“Think outside the Loop. MWUX 2018 takes inspiration from Chicago’s diverse community of thinkers and doers.”

UX-Day Mannheim 2018

October 11 ✈ Mannheim, Germany

(Not a lot of information available just yet)

Adobe MAX 2018

October 15–17 ✈ Los Angeles, CA, USA

“The Adobe MAX is an annual event held by Adobe Systems in North America, Europe and Japan. The purpose of the event is to promote the latest Adobe releases to those in the computer design and development industries.”

Agilia Budapest 2018

October 15–17 ✈ Budapest, Hungary

“Conference about agile product management and product ownership.”

Mind the Product London 2018

October 18–19 ✈ London, UK

“Mind the Product is THE product management conference — we bring together product leaders from around the world to explore the intersection of design, technology and business, inspiring you to build better products.”

World Usability Congress 2018

October 16–18 ✈ Graz, Austria

“The WUC is Austria’s 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.”

Seattle Interactive 2018

October 17–18 ✈ Seattle, WA, USA

“Seattle Interactive spotlights disruptive ideas and emerging technology. Cutting-edge businesses and cultural beacons from around the world attend SIC to share their work and build critical connections. SIC features keynote speakers, master classes and dynamic networking events. Content covers marketing, strategic development, media, communications, UX/UI, design and culture.”

November 2018

JAM London 2018

November 4 ✈ London, UK

“Building products is hard. We started JAM to scratch our own itch and learn from those who’ve been there and done it. So each year, we give you a peek behind the scenes of the most exciting companies around. Come satisfy your curiosity, get inspired, meet friendly people and … eat great food!”

Product Management Festival 2018

November 14–15 ✈ Zurich Switzerland

“The program is specifically designed for product management executives. It will provide accelerated leadership talent development from award-winning INSEAD faculty and advanced PM-specific sessions from PM executives at the top technology companies.”

DesignOps Summit 2018

November 6–8 ✈ New York, NY

“The DesignOps Summit is for design leaders, managers, program managers, and practitioners who want to learn about and help define Design Operations.”

Interaction Latin America 2018

November ✈ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“The biggest and most important interaction design and user experience design annual conference in Latin America.”

December 2018

An Event Apart San Francisco

December 10–12 ✈ San Francisco, CA, USA

“An Event Apart San Francisco is two days of sessions from 12 speakers with intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more. Following the two-day conference comes a full day, A Day Apart, with a single speaker diving deeply into one important topic.”

Events about creativity and technology

SXSW Interactive
More than a week of music, film and creativity in one single event • Keynotes, workshops and showcases about cutting-edges technologies and ideas • UXers: keep updated on trends for the year 
✈ Location: Austin, TX, USA

Two days of talks from creative visionaries • Focused on idea execution rather than idea generation • UXers: if you dream big, listen from successful people how to become one by doing it 
✈ Location: New York, NY, USA

Emerge Conference
Two days of conference about world’s challenges and transformational change • For university students and young professionals • UXers: for the young designers who are willing to change the world 
✈ Location: Oxford, UK

Internet of Things Events
Papers, demos and workshops about the new frontiers of the Internet • Cutting-edge researches aiming to change the interaction between humans and objects • UXers: learn about upcoming challenges for designing interaction beyond mobile-tablet-browser 
✈ Location: multiple cities

Service Design Network Events
2 days of conference for students and professionals • International speakers and cases • UXers: for those who want to design user experiences holistically
✈ Location: multiple cities

The Feast
A conference about innovation to solve the world’s challenges with big names and big ambition • Talks, workshops, hands-on activities and a global dinner party • UXers: you can join the proposed challenges without leaving your hometown 
✈ Location: multiple cities

Get together with local UX groups

IxDA intends to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design. IxDA has multiple groups around the globe that organize local events and leverage local knowledge sharing.

The User Experience Professionals Association supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services.

A great hub to search for local UX events around your area, or even to create your own. Plenty of UX groups that meet regularly in major cities around the world.

UX Book Club
The UX Book Club seeks to enhance the abilities and knowledge of user experience professionals, while building a passionate local community. 100+ local book clubs in many different cities.

Follow events in your area

The links below are updated regularly and display local UX events filtered by city, topic, price and other criteria. Great tool for searching for events in a specific location and date.

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