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UX Design Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2024

by Mads Soegaard | | 17 min read
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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).

IxDF members get a 30% discount.

Register for DDX '24 Dubai.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Gavin Ivester, Design Director, Cisco

  • Kelly Dern, Senior Product Design, Google

UX Salon Barcelona World IA Day Meetup | 2 March | Barcelona, Spain

“Celebrate World Information Architecture Day at the 11th UX Salon BCN meetup. Enjoy networking, speakers, a panel, and discussions on UX and Information Architecture with this year's theme: Context.”

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

Price: EUR 5.

Register for UX Salon BC Meetup 11 - World IA Day.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Kevin Hawkins, Director and Head of Design & Research, Amenitiz

  • Patricia Gómez Jurado, Associate Director of Content Design - Craft Lead, King Digital Entertainment

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

UX Days Tokyo | 15–17 March | Tokyo, Japan

An enriching event that offers a deep dive into digital products, DX, and UX. Join world-renowned experts for insightful lectures and interactive workshops, where you'll gain the tools and motivation to bring your ideas to life. Experience the impact of learning in a dynamic, real-world setting.

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

Price: From JPY 49,280 (early bird).

Register for UX Days Tokyo 2024.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Dan Saffer, Assistant Professor of The Practice, CMU Human-Computer Interaction Institute

  • Eva-Lotta Lamm, Visual Thinker, Designer, Speaker

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).

IxDF members get a 20% discount.

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

Leadership Ateliers Barcelona | 6–7 May | Barcelona, Spain

“A boutique event for design leaders to mix and match masterclasses and workshops with top facilitators from companies like Typeform, N26, Resolve to Save Lives, and many more. Enjoy meals and time with other fellow design leaders and a keynote from Daniel Burka, former Google Ventures member and co-founder of Slack.”

Ideal for: Individual Contributors transitioning into management or early design leaders.

Price: EUR 1,220 + IVA

IxDF visitors get a EUR 100 discount with the code IXDF100. IxDF Members get a EUR 200 discount.

Register for Leadership Ateliers Barcelona.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Zalihata Ahamada, ex-Design Operations Manager, Glovo

  • Oriol Bedia, Principal Product Designer, Typeform

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).

IxDF members get a 30% discount.

Register for DDX ‘24 Munich.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Gavin Ivester, Design Director, Cisco

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

Leadership Ateliers Berlin | 15–16 May | Berlin, Germany

“A boutique event for design leaders to mix and match masterclasses and workshops with top facilitators from companies like AJ&Smart, Meta, Hotjar, and many more. Enjoy meals and time with other fellow design leaders and a keynote from Paola Mariselli, Director of Design at Bumble.”

Ideal for: Individual Contributors transitioning into management or early design leaders.

Price: EUR 1,220 + IVA

IxDF visitors get a EUR 100 discount with the code IXDF100. IxDF Members get a EUR 200 discount.

Register for Leadership Ateliers Berlin.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Dee Sacrano, ex-Master Facilitator & Lead Design Sprint Trainer, AJ&Smart

  • Florian Holstein, Product Design Leader, Meta

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 | 28–30 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 380 (early bird).

IxDF members get a 10% discount.

Register for UX Nordic 2024

Speaker highlights:

  • Jared Spool, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Maker of Awesomeness, Center Centre-UIE

  • Vitaly Friedman, Senior UX consultant, European Parliament, and creative lead, Smashing Magazine

  • Irene Au, Design Partner, Khosla Ventures

  • Andy Budd, Design Leadership Coach

September

Hatch Conference 2024 | 4–6 September | Berlin, Germany

“Europe's conference for experienced UX & Design experts happening in Berlin and streaming online. With two smaller days of workshops on September 4 and 5, and the conference day on the 6th with multiple stages and areas to customize your experience. To attend onsite, you need to apply with your Linkedin and prove that you have over 5 years of experience in the discipline.”

Ideal for: Senior designers with over 5 years of experience in the field, looking to find what's next for their career.

Price: From EUR 330 (onsite) and EUR 50 (online).

Register for Hatch Conference 2024.

Speaker highlights: TBA

Design and Experience 2024 | 6–7 September | Sao Paulo, Brazil

“In 2023, DEXCONF was elected "The event of the year" by the Brazilian UX community in a vote carried out by the DesignTeam channel! It is an unconference based on the concept of collective intelligence, in which everyone can share experiences with each other by having fun, discussing, teaching and learning. A unique experience of professional empowerment, exercising in participants the qualities of empathy and collaboration. At #DEXCONF24, the fifth edition of the event, we will talk about "The future of experience". Come with us to discuss, learn and reflect!”

Ideal for: All designers, beginners to professionals.

Price: From BRL 399.

Register for Design and Experience 2024.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Samille Sousa, design manager, Rehagro 

  • Mayra Laska, design manager, Gringo 

SmashingConf Freiburg 2024 | 9-11 September | Freiburg, Germany

“Attend a conference with great speakers and teachers in design systems, AI, accessibility, CSS, JavaScript, web performance, CSS, product design and cutting-edge techniques.

Smashing conferences are all 2 days, with 12 knowledgeable speakers in a single track, and they offer multiple workshops on front-end & design before and after the conference. This year they run design and front-end conferences in Freiburg.”

Ideal for: All front-end devs and designers.

Price: From €200 (early bird while supply lasts). 

IxDF members get a 20% discount.

Register for SmashingConf Freiburg 2024.

Speaker highlights: TBA

DDX ‘24 San Diego | 19 September | San Diego, USA

“The DDX Conference goes to San Diego—where innovation and design leaders from around the world and the region come together to explore the future of digital experiences. Our conference will delve into how emerging technologies, such as AI, influence digital innovation and foster a sense of belonging in an ever-changing world.

Expect insightful talks and panels from leaders at renowned companies like Google, Meta, Microsoft, NASA, Mercedes, EA, and more. Be part of the conference, be inspired, and contribute to a future where everyone belongs.”

Ideal for: All designers, researchers and beyond

Price: From USD 195 (Super Early Bird—Limited Availability). 

IxDF members get a 30% discount.

Register for DDX ‘24 San Diego.

Speaker highlights:

  • Mick Champayne, senior visual designer, Google

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

  • Ana Sofia Gonzalez, senior design leader, Microsoft

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).

IxDF members get a 10% discount.

Register for UXCon Vienna 2024.

Speaker highlights: 

  • Ashton “Whoopi” Winger, motion designer, Netflix

  • Indi Young, research pioneer, author and coach

  • Vitaly Friedman, UX designer and founder, Smashing Magazine

October

SmashingConf NYC | 7-10 October | NYC, USA

“Attend a conference with great speakers and teachers in design systems, AI, accessibility, CSS, JavaScript, web performance, CSS, product design and cutting-edge techniques.

Smashing conferences are all 2 days, with 12 knowledgeable speakers in a single track, and they offer multiple workshops on front-end & design before and after the conference. This year they run design and front-end conferences in New York.”

Ideal for: All front-end devs and designers.

Price: From $200/€200 (early bird while supply lasts). 

IxDF members get a 20% discount.

Register for SmashingConf NYC 2024

Speaker highlights: TBA

AIGA Design Conference | 10-12 October | Virtual

“Get ready to redefine the boundaries of creativity at the 2024 AIGA Design Conference! Join us for a groundbreaking virtual experience that pushes the boundaries of what a design conference can be. This year, we're embracing our theme, "Margins," and exploring the uncharted territories of design.”

Ideal for: All UX design students and designers.

Price: From $150 (early bird until May 31st). 

IxDF members get a $100 dollars off.

Register for AIGA Design Conference 2024

Speaker highlights: TBA

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

SmashingConf Antwerp 2024 | 28-31 October | Antwerp, Belgium

“Attend a conference with great speakers and teachers in design systems, AI, accessibility, CSS, JavaScript, web performance, CSS, product design and cutting-edge techniques.

Smashing conferences are all 2 days, with 12 knowledgeable speakers in a single track, and they offer multiple workshops on front-end & design before and after the conference. This year they’ll run a design and UX focused one in Antwerp.”

Ideal for: All front-end devs and designers.

Price: From $200/€200 (early bird while supply lasts). 

IxDF members get a 20% discount.

Register for SmashingConf Antwerp 2024

Speaker highlights: TBA

November

UX Brighton 2024 UX & AI | 1 November | Brighton Dome, United Kingdom

“What do UX designers, researchers and managers need to know about AI?

UX Brighton 2024 is tailored for UX professionals seeking clarity and direction in the evolving landscape of AI. This one-day event is an essential opportunity for designers, researchers and managers at all levels to gain a realistic understanding of AI’s role in UX.”

Ideal for: UX Designers, Researchers, Product Managers, (and Developers, hopefully)

Price: From 225 GBP (early bird) or 75 GBP (students). Group discounts available. VAT not included.

IxDF members get a 20% discount.

Register for UX Brighton 2024 UX & AI.

Speaker highlights: TBA

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

George UX Conf 2024 | 5 November | Vienna, Austria and Online

“We give banking a name. For 9 million customers across Europe, George stands for a digital banking experience that combines design, technology, and personality. We empower people to understand, manage, and enjoy their money.”

Ideal for: All UX designers, researchers, and fintech nerds.

Price: From 270 EUR (early bird) and free online!

IxDF members get a 15% discount on regular tickets.

Register for George UX Conf.

Speaker highlights: TBA

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