Best Design Conferences in 2024

Design conferences

One of the best things about being a part of the design community is that most designers love to exchange ideas, spread knowledge, and share their experiences regardless of their seniority level. You can be a starting designer or an established thought leader, and it’s almost a given that you find a design conference that may teach you something new.

What’s also great about UX conferences is that not all of them target the UX/UI community, but the people who work with them on a daily basis. Product managers, developers and other professionals who work closely with design can find an event for themselves.

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January 2024 Conferences

 QRCA 2024 Annual Conference

QRCA stands for Qualitative Research Consultants Association. The conference covers research methods, tools, and lessons that will prepare designers for the next era of qualitative research.

  • Date: Jan 22-25, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Denver
  • Audience: UX researchers, marketing researchers
  • Common topics: qualitative research, research methods, research tools

UX360 Research Summit 2024

We will welcome the third edition of a conference dedicated entirely to research. The line up includes UX researchers from top companies: Google, Meta, Dropbox, Delivery Hero, and more.

  • Date: Jan 30-31, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual
  • Audience: UX researchers, UI designers, UX designers
  • Common topics: research, design strategy, human-centered design

Design Matters Mexico

Join Design Matters and listen to Mexican designers telling you about local design and the intersection between technology and humanity.

  • Date: Jan 31-Feb 1, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Mexico City
  • Audience: UX researchers, UI designers, UX designers
  • Common topics: inclusivity, design future, technology

February 2024 Conferences

What about the second month of the year? We’ve found a couple of conferences that may catch your eye. Let’s see them.

AXE CON 2024

Sign up to attend a virtual accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences.

  • Date: Feb 20-22, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual
  • Audience: designers
  • Common topics: accessibility, UX

Product World [Hybrid]

Product conference that concerns itself with sharing the product success stories from tech product professionals at Silicon Valley’s top tech companies.

  • Date: Feb 21-29, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and San Francisco Bay Area
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: collaboration, leadership, growth

ConveyUX 2024 [Hybrid]

Learn about what is going on in the world of user experience in this AI-driven era. 

  • Date: Feb 27-29, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and Seattle, US
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: design process, design future, AI

HUCCAP 2024

At the same time as ConveyUX, there’s a Human-Computer Interaction Conference hosted in Rome, Italy. Join to discuss HCI matters in an interdisciplinary environment.

  • Date: Feb 27-29, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and Seattle, US
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: human-computer interaction.

March 2024 Conferences

DDX Dubai

A great meeting place for people interested in discussing the impact technology has on our daily lives and UX meaning.

  • Date: March 2, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Dubai
  • Audience: UX designers and product managers
  • Common topics: artificial innovation, innovation, design process

Leading Design New York

One of the design conferences by Clearleft will be hosted in New York.

  • Date: Mar 20-21, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: New York, US
  • Audience: UX designers
  • Common topics: career, leadership, future of design

UX Copenhagen [Hybrid]

It’s the 10th edition of annual “Human Experience” conference. This year it will examine overconsumption and tackle de-growth.

  • Date: Mar 20-21, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Audience: UX designers, UX researchers
  • Common topics: UX design, leadership, future

ACM IUI 2024

Interested in AI for design? If so, you can’t miss out on this conference! It focuses on the advances at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

  • Date: Mar 18-21, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Sydney, Australia 
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: information architecture, artificial intelligence

April 2024 Conferences

AI in Web Design Conference’24

Join other professionals who design websites and web apps and learn about weaving artificial intelligence into the process beyond using ChatGPT in UI design.

  • Date: Apr 2-3, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual 
  • Audience: product designers, researchers, product managers
  • Common topics: design process, artificial intelligence

Web Con

Who said university conferences are for students only? Join an online 2-day event organized by University of Illinois.

  • Date: Apr 4-5, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual 
  • Audience: UX designers, UI designers, product managers
  • Common topics: design process, artificial intelligence

Information Architecture Conference

It’s one of the leading conferences for information architects, designers, and others who create and manage UI and information environments. This year theme is to examine the impact of AI on information architecture.

  • Date: Apr 9-13, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual 
  • Audience: product designers, researchers, product managers
  • Common topics: information architecture, artificial intelligence

UX Research Festival [Hybrid]

Being a brainchild of UXInsights, the largest UX research communities in Europe, UX Research Festival invites you to Breda (in the Netherlands) to hear out amazing talks about UX research.

  • Date: Apr 15-17, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and Breda, Netherlands
  • Audience: researchers, designers
  • Common topics: UX research, artificial intelligence

Prompt UX

April is full of AI conferences and Prompt UX is one of it! Travel to Berlin and discuss the impact of artifical intelligence yet again this month.

  • Date: Apr 17-18, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
  • Audience: UX designers
  • Common topics: design process, artificial intelligence

May 2024 Conferences

DDX Conference Munich

If you’re interested in subjects such as sustainability, future-oriented design, ethical design, this conference will be your cup of tea. Discuss innovative ideas and solutions during 1-day stay in Munich.

  • Date: May 11, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Munich
  • Audience: UX designers and product managers
  • Common topics: artificial innovation, innovation, design process

CHI 2024 [Hybrid]

This year’s annual ACM Computer Human Interaction conference is hosted in beautiful Hawaii. It embraces the theme of Surfing the World – which means reflecting the focus on pushing forth the wave of cutting-edge technology and riding the tide of new developments in human-computer interaction. 

  • Date: May 11-16, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Audience: researchers
  • Common topics: research tools, research methods

UXDX Community USA [Hybrid]

UXDX is a popular conference for UX designers, developers and product people around the world, sharing with them collaboration ideas.

  • Date: May 15-17, 2024
  • Free: Yes
  • Where: Virtual and on site
  • Audience: UX designers, UX researchers, developers and product managers
  • Common topics: leadership, collaboration, design system

UXLx

Join fellow designers in sunny Lisbon. Soak up UX knowledge, network with like-minded individual, and hone your design skills.

  • Date: May 21-24, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Audience: designers
  • Common topics: UX, design process

UXistanbul

Organized by UXServices, this conference is a place for gathering Web3 enthusiasts and designers interested in the field. Come and join them online on Discord.

  • Date: May 21-23, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual 
  • Audience: product designers, researchers, product managers
  • Common topics: NFT, metaverse

From Business to Buttons 2024

Spend one day in Stockholm to discuss user experience and customer expaerience. Great conference for business-savvy designers.

  • Date: May 24, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Audience: designers, product managers
  • Common topics: design process, design impact, leadership

WebExpo

Travel to Prague, an extraordinary European city, to join fellow web designers, developers, marketers, and more discussing innovations in web design and development.

  • Date: May 29-31, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Prague, Czechia
  • Audience: designers, developers, product managers
  • Common topics: web design, front-end design, UX

June 2024 Conferences

UX Sofia

Travel to sunny Bulgaria to discuss topics connected to strategy, career growth and more.

  • Date: Jun 5-7, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: strategy, UX design, UX research

ACE!

This Polish conference has two tracks: Agile Software Development and Product Design & Management. Yet, there will be a lot of content for product designers, too.

  • Date: Jun 13-14, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Kraków, Poland
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: leadership, product strategy, product growth

Pixel Pioneers

It may be just a day-long, but the Pixel Pioneers is fully-packed with inspirational presentations from leading UX/UI designers and front-end developers.

  • Date: Jun 14, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Bristol, UK
  • Audience: product designers, developers, researchers
  • Common topics: human-centered design, inclusive design, future of design

DRS 2024 BOSTON

Hosted by Design Research Society, this conference is about 4 Rs: resistance, recovery, reflection, and reimagination, which we’re sure are relevant to the state of design in 2024.

  • Date: Jun 24-28, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Boston, US
  • Audience: design research
  • Common topics: research, leadership, future of design

UXPA 2024

At the same time, visit sunny San Diego and join the UXPA conference may be your cup of tea. It is a design conference in the USA.

  • Date: Jun 24-27, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: San Diego, US
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: human-centered design, leadership, research

HCI INTERNATIONAL 2024

That international conference on human-computer interaction that is usually held in Gothenburg, Sweden, but this year it will be hosted in the USA. We highly recommend to attend. It’s a great treat for the interaction designers.

  • Date: Jun 29-July 4, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Washington, DC, USA
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: human-centered design, research, leadership

August 2024 Conferences

UXDX APAC 2024

It’s yet another UXDX event, but this one is an Audio-Pacific version. It’s dedicated to Product, UX, Design and Development teams that want to find a way of working together.

  • Date: Aug 13-15, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: San Diego, USA
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: product direction, scaling design, validation, product growth

UX Nordic [Hybrid]

Sharpen your skills and nurture your growth as a UX researcher, designer or writer. Meet other design professionals and explore your interests.

  • Date: Aug 28-29, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Aarhus, Norway
  • Audience: UX researchers, UX designers, UX writers
  • Common topics: design process, leadership

UX Australia [Hybrid]

It’s the 16th edition of UX Australia. The conference focuses on UX, product and service design, and the surrounding disciplines of research, content, operations, management, and more.

  • Date: Aug 27-30, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Melbourne, Australia
  • Audience: UX researchers, product managers, product designers
  • Common topics: research operations, leadership, research methods, research tools

September 2024 Conferences

SmashingConf Freiburg 2024

Are you a UX Architect, UI Developer, or a Product Designer that needs to work a lot with engineers? You can’t miss this UX design conference that oh-so-smoothly merges development and design.

  • Date: Sep 9-11, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Freiburg, Germany
  • Audience: product designers, developers
  • Common topics: accessibility, web development, design process

October 2024 Conferences

World Usability Conference

Let’s meet in Austria and discuss usability with other UX professionals and participate in talks and masterclasses where handpicked speakers share meaningful hands-on insights.

  • Date: Oct 15-17, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Graz, Austria
  • Audience: product designers, UX researchers
  • Common topics: design process, usability, sustainability

Design Matters Copenhagen [Hybrid]

This well-known design conference advertises itself as, “Made for designers, by designers.” And it truly is so! We highly recommend you attend it.

  • Date: Oct 23-25, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Audience: product designers, UX researchers
  • Common topics: tutorials, design process, leadership

November 2024 Conferences

Leading Design London

Let’s meet in London to discuss design.

  • Date: Nov 6-7, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: London, UK
  • Audience: UX designers
  • Common topics: career, leadership, future of design

Push UX 2024

From Lisbon travel to a lovely Munich to meet like-minded UX professionals that will discuss design research, presentation, and other aspects of daily UX designer’s activities.

  • Date: Nov 7-8, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Munich, Germany
  • Audience: product designers, UX researchers
  • Common topics: design process, design leadership, product growth

Web Summit Lisbon

Come to a sunny Lisbon to participate in lively discussions on web design and development.

  • Date: Nov 11-14, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: web design, web development

Wey Wey Web

Creating UI for the web? Then, you must show up at this conference. Located in a beatiful Spanish city of Malaga, the conference blends the topics of accessibility, UI, UX, and front-end development.

  • Date: Nov 27-29, 2024
  • Free: No
  • Where: Malaga, Spain
  • Audience: developers, product designers
  • Common topics: web design, web development

December 2024 Conferences

TBD

Which Design Conferences Are You Attending in 2024?

It seems as if 2024 is going to be full of inspiring and educational content coming from the best speakers in design and product management. Have you found a conference for you? We will definitely keep you posted if any new event comes our way.

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