UX Conferences, both online and in-person, are gaining momentum across the globe. They can be a fabulous way to learn about UX, network and be inspired by industry leaders and peers.
This page contains a global list of UX Conferences*. You can enter keywords into the text field to filter by conference name, or sort by country and organiser. Let us know if you are aware of any others specifically catering to a UX audience.
Note: this isn’t an up-to-date calendar of conferences that are coming up—Find UX Events already do a good job of that! What we have included here are links to past presentations (video, audio and/or slides) for each conference where appropriate—we hope you find that useful. Some of this content is free, some is not.
For more information on the pros and cons of attending UX Conferences, refer to the chapter “Step 1: Get Educated” of our eBook, Get Started in UX.
|Australia||UX Events||UX Australia||UX Australia have been running an annual conference on all things UX for the past few years.|
|Australia||UX Events||Agile UX||Agile UX was a single day conference about designing great user experiences within an agile development process.|
|Australia||UX Events||Customer Experience Design||Customer Experience Design was a single day conference, about designing the holistic customer experience.|
|Australia||UX Events||Designing for Mobility||Designing for mobility is a single day conference, about designing for all things mobile.|
|Australia||UX Events||Service Design||Service Design is a single day conference about designing services for people and organisations.|
|Australia||Web Directions||Web Directions||The Web Directions team have organised conferences all over the globe—Web Directions South (Australia), Web Directions North (Vancouver), Web Directions East (Japan), Web Directions @media (London), and Web Directions USA. Since 2012, their conferences have been Australia-based.||Audio and presentation slides for each session of all their conferences are available online.|
|Australia||Web Directions||Web Directions—User Experience||Web Directions User Experience 08 was a 2-day conference for all things UX.|
|Austria||YouSPI||World Usability Congress||An application-oriented, economic and holistic approach. The conference covers Usability, User Experience (UX) & Customer Experience Management (CX).|
|Canada||Fluxible||Fluxible||Canada's user experience festival, including meetups, workshops and a 2-day conference.|
|Canada||ACM SIGCHI||CHI||The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier conference of Human-Computer Interaction.|
|Europe||Confab||Confab Europe||Confab is the world's premier Content Strategy conference.|
|Europe||EuroIA||EuroIA||EuroIA has been running this conference in a different European city every year since 2003. It is a conference for IA and UX professionals.|
|Germany||German UPA und Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.||Mensch und Computer||Die Konferenzreihe "Mensch & Computer" ist eine Anstrengung, um verschiedene Fachgebiete und Praxisfelder in einen fruchtbaren Diskurs zu bringen und um voneinander zum Nutzen möglichst vieler Menschen zu lernen.|
|Germany||envis precisely Events GmbH||push.conference||For two days in the heart of Munich, we unite the established UX/ UI scene with the potential and skillset of a new generation of creative coders and technologists.||Recordings and photos from past years:|
|Global||IxDA||Interaction||The IxDA have been running their annual Interaction conference for years.||Videos of all talks from the 2013 conference are available online.|
|India||UX India||UX India||2 day conference to help startups get their ideas evaluated with UX experts.|
|Indonesia||UX Indonesia||UX Indonesia||1 day of inspiration, education & skill development for UX practitioners.|
|Israel||UXPA Israel / UX Salon||UX Salon||2 Days of networking, workshops and talks by design professionals and Industry leaders.|
|New Zealand||UX Events||UX New Zealand||UX Australia have decided not to run a UX New Zealand in 2014.||The audio for the 2013 sessions are available online.
|New Zealand||Webstock||Webstock||Webstock is a web technology conference held in Wellington, New Zealand. Although not strictly a UX conference, some sessions do pivot around UX.|
|Online||You in UX||You in UX||You in UX is an Online Career Summit for UX Professionals that goes over 2 weeks.|
|Poland||UX Poland||UX Poland||A 3 day conference for UX Designers held in Warsaw.|
|Poland||Wawel Hill sp. z o.o.||ACE! Conference||A software conference with a UX stream||Videos of talks from previous years are available online.|
|Portugal||UX Lisbon||UX Lx||UX Lx is the premier UX conference in Europe.||Videos of some of their sessions are available online.
|Romania||UX Bucharest||UX Bucharest||The inaugural edition of the conference will take place between 15-17 October 2015, and comprises 2 workshop days and 1 day of speeches. The line-up is stellar - with names like Ingrid C. Lindberg, Geoff Dowd or Josh Clark (and many more) giving talks and workshops.|
|Scotland||Software Acumen||UX Scotland||2 days of UX in Edinburgh.|
|South Africa||UX South Africa||UX South Africa||2 days of awareness around UX & business integration in South Africa|
|Switzerland||UX Lausanne||UX Lausanne||2 days of creating delightful User Experiences.|
|Turkey||UX Alive!||UX Alive!||3 days of presentations, workshops, and hands-on sessions from an amazing collection of global and local practitioners|
|Turkey||UX Istanbul||UXIstanbul||The first UX Istanbul conference was the first international UX event held in the EMEA Region. Featuring User Experience and Usability Experts from the world’s leading companies.|
|United Kingdom||Dare Conference||Dare Conference||People skills are core to being a good UXer. Dare Conference is held in London and focusses on helping digital workers improve their people skills.|
|United Kingdom||Lean Day||Lean Day||2 days of Lean UX.|
|United Kingdom||Northern UX||NUX2 Manchester||NUX2 was an all-day event in Manchester focussed on how an understanding of people can help you define, design, and build better experiences, on the web and beyond.||Video recordings of seven of the presentations are available online for free.
|United Kingdom||UX London||UX London||UX London is 3 days of inspiration, education and skills development for user experience designers.|
|USA||Adaptive Path||UX Week||Adaptive Path has been running the UX Week and Managing Experience conferences in San Francisco for a few years now.||Videos of all presentations from past conferences are online.
|USA||A List Apart||An Event Apart||An Event Apart is a U.S-based design conference|
for people who make websites.
|USA||Blend Conference||Blend Conference||Blend is a generalist conference about user experience and design.|
|USA||Confab||Confab Central||Confab is the world's premier Content Strategy conference.|
|USA||Front||Front||Front is the product design conference for UX designers and product managers, held annually in Salt Lake City, Utah.|
|USA||Giant UX||GIANT Conference||GIANT Conference brings together world-class speakers and professionals to talk about how to make rad experiences even radder.|
|USA||IA Summit||IA Summit||IA Summit is a U.S-based conference around Information Architecture.|
|USA||Lean UX||Lean UX NYC||Lean UX Conference is a hands-on LeanUX conference dedicated to designing great products, effective teams and supportive organisations.|
|USA||ModevUX||ModevUX||ModevUX brings together UX and Design experts to teach you the latest UX trends and technologies.|
|USA||Rosenfeld Media||Enterprise UX||This conference is dedicated to delivering useful, delightful, and humane experiences to people who work for and in enterprises.|
|USA||UIE||UX Advantage||Learn from 14 inspirational pioneers who are delivering user experience as a competitive advantage to their organization.|
|USA||UIE||User Interface||Jared Spool and the UIE team have been hosting conferences and workshops for years. Most of the presentations are available for download—often for free in the weeks following the conference.|
|USA||UIE||UX Immersion Mobile||UX Immersion Mobile is a 2-day conference to inspire UXers to create seamless experiences.|
|USA||UIE||UX Thursday||A one-day conference with presentations from local superstars and keynotes from leading UX experts.|
|USA||UIE||Web App Masters Tour||The Web App Masters Tour 2011 shared insights and techniques around mobile design, design patterns and user research.||Recordings of these sessions are available for purchase for $229.
|USA||UX Mad||UX Mad||UXMad is a 2-day conference where agile design meets elegant function.|
|USA||Environments for Humans||UX Web Summit||The UX Web Summit is a full-day conference that has been running for the past 3 years, with presenters such as Whitney Hess, Louis Rosenfeld and Kelly Goto. The last conference was in 2012.||Recordings of these sessions are available for purchase from $179.
*The conferences here are structured conferences. We haven’t included the many unstructured conferences (e.g. UX Camps) happening around the globe. These are usually low in cost to attend, and the attendees, who may be expected to presented something, shape the format on the fly.