Best Design Conferences in 2022-23

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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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November 2022 Conferences

CanUX 2022

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An annual UX event, featuring hands-on workshops and a world-class mix of amazing presentations, with plenty of chances to find inspiration.

  • Date: Nov 3-6, 2022
  • Free: No
  • Where: Ottawa, Canada
  • Audience: product designers
  • Common topics: design leadership

UX Brighton

Hear from a hand-picked range of the best speakers within the realms of UX, product management, and more.

  • Date: Nov 4, 2022
  • Free: No
  • Where: Brighton, UK
  • Audience: product designers, product managers, researchers
  • Common topics: design process, product growth

Product Elevation Conference 2022 [Hybrid]

The conference connects Product & UX people around the globe to share real-life stories about elevating products to solve customers’ most wicked problems.

  • Date: Nov 9-10, 2022
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and Dublin
  • Audience: product designers, developers, product management
  • Common topics: design process, front-end design, leadership

STHLM Xperience Conference 2022 [Hybrid]

The conference partnered with World Usability Day and decided to take up health as a theme. It will explore how our digital wellbeing affects our health.

  • Date: Nov 10, 2022
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and Stockholm, Sweden
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: design process, accessibility, future of design

December 2022 Conferences

UX Live London 2022

Explore ideas revolving around journey mapping, user research, UX writing, wireframing, and more. Learn about design’s impact on product and users.

  • Date: Dec 6-7, 2022
  • Free: No
  • Where: London, UK
  • Audience: UX designers, UI designers
  • Common topics: design process

UXVN Festival 2022

Travel to Vietnam to learn about UX. The conference returns to an offline venue.

  • Date: Dec 10-11, 2022
  • Free: No
  • Where: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Audience: UX designers, UI designers
  • Common topics: design process

An Event Apart San Francisco

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An all-round product design and development event that will cover popular design topics as well as CSS code that will make you a better designer for the web.

  • Date: Dec 12-14, 2022
  • Free: No
  • Where: San Francisco, USA
  • Audience: product designers, developers
  • Common topics: design process, accessibility, development

January 2023 Conferences

If your New Year’s resolution is to network more, there are a few design conferences and events that seem to be a great fun.

Design Matters Mexico

Join Design Matters and review design impact, rethink sustainability and design for the future.

  • Date: Jan 25-26, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Mexico City
  • Audience: UX researchers, UI designers, UX designers
  • Common topics: design sustainability, design process, leadership

February 2023 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.

UX360 Research Summit

Learn how to promote the value of research, make an impact, and take care of your team. UX360 is one of the best research conferences out there. You can select sessions to watch right now.

  • Date: Feb 15-16, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual
  • Audience: UX researchers, UX designers
  • Common topics:  research, career, leadership

Product World [Hybrid]

Product manager and product developer conference that concerns itself with creating agile environment, boosting leadership and collaboration, and presenting success stories that you can replicate.

  • Date: Feb 15-23, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and San Francisco Bay Area
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: collaboration, leadership, growth

Experience Design Conference

The Denver-based conference is devoted to human-centered design and sharing best practices coming from the Experience Design industry leaders.

  • Date: Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Denver
  • Audience: UX designers, UI designers, product designers
  • Common topics: UX, product management, human-centered design, design thinking

March 2023 Conferences

March is going to be an exciting month for those of you who love tuning in for virtual conferences.

Interaction Week 23 [Hybrid]

This interaction design conference is a perfect excuse to visit Zürich if you haven’t yet. Listen to great talks about interaction design and sign up for workshops that will help you hone your facilitation, decision making, and analytical skills.

  • Date: Mar 1-3, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual and Zürich, Switzerland
  • Audience: UX designers, UI designers, researchers
  • Common topics: UX, interaction design

 QRCA 2023 Annual Conference

QRCA stands for Qualitative Research Consultants Association. The association is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2023. Time flies, doesn’t it? The conference that it organizes covers research methods, tools, and lessons that will prepare designers for the next era of qualitative research.

  • Date: March 22-24, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Audience: UX researchers, marketing researchers
  • Common topics: qualitative research, research methods, research tools

Design Research by UX Australia [Hybrid]

A great conference for anyone who’s engaged in doing research before design work. The conference is still accepting submissions.

  • Date: Mar 14-16, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Melbourne
  • Audience: UX researchers, product managers, product designers
  • Common topics: research operations, leadership, research methods, research tools

UX Copenhagen

March will be exciting month. This year UX Copenhagen comes back to the city with “Invisibility” as its leading theme. It will scrutinize design process and skills of designers to check if making UX hidden doesn’t leave any user behind.

  • Date: Mar 23-24, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Copenhagen
  • Audience: UX designers, UX researchers
  • Common topics: UX design, leadership, content

Information Architecture Conference 2023

It’s one of the leading conferences for information architects, designers, and others who create and manage UI and information environments.

  • Date: Mar 28 – Apr 1, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual 
  • Audience: product designers, researchers, product managers
  • Common topics: information architecture, UX research, content strategy

April 2023 Conferences

You’ll get a couple of conferences that will be interesting for designers, researchers and product teams. What are they?

CHI 2023 [Hybrid]

This year’s annual ACM Computer Human Interaction conference will be a hybrid event, which means that it will take place on-site in Hamburg and online.

  • Date: Apr 23-28, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual & Hamburg, Germany
  • Audience: researchers
  • Common topics: research tools, research methods

An Event Apart

One of the most recognizable conferences for UX designers and front-end developers who want to expand their knowledge on web design.

  • Date: Apr 24-26, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Seattle
  • Audience: product designers, developers
  • Common topics: design process, front-end design, leadership

Confab

Hey, content managers! There’s an event dedicated to increasing your skills. Confab is a conference dedicated to content strategy where you can get insights from industry leaders.

  • Date: April 30 – May 3, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Minneapolis
  • Audience: content managers, product designers, UX writers
  • Common topics: career, content management, tools

May 2023 Conferences

May will be the month for on-site UX and product conferences. Let’s see where we can travel to. Are you ready?

DDX 2023 | UX Conference

Learn how to facilitate, foster and design positive business visions in emerging innovation fields.

  • Date: May 6, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Munich, Germany
  • Audience: product designers, product managers, design leaders
  • Common topics: innovation, UX, leadership, sustainability

UXDX Community USA [Hybrid]

UXDX is a popular conference for UX designers, developers and product people around the world. The topics of this year’s design conference revolve around using data, innovating, working together, and building design systems.

  • Date: May 16-18, 2023
  • Free: Yes
  • Where: Virtual and on site
  • Audience: UX designers, UX researchers, developers and product managers
  • Common topics: DesignOps, collaboration, design system

UXistanbul

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

  • Date: May 22-26, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual 
  • Audience: product designers, researchers, product managers
  • Common topics: NFT, metaverse

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: May 18-19, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Kraków, Poland
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: leadership, product strategy, product growth

June 2023 Conferences

That month looks very exciting for those of you who got used to participating in events from the comfort of their homes. In other words, there will be a few interesting virtual meetups.

UX STRAT Europe

Sign up for a European edition of a popular UX STRAT conference. Learn from the design and innovation experts.

  • Date: Jun 5-7, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Amsterdam
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: design strategy, future of design

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 16, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Bristol
  • Audience: product designers, developers, researchers
  • Common topics: human-centered design, inclusive design, future of design

UXPA 2023

Looking for inspirational talks? San Diego’s UXPA conference may be your cup of tea.

  • Date: Jun 20-22, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: San Diego
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: human-centered design, leadership, research

July 2023 Conferences

The summer season is on, but there are a few exciting events coming. Curious what are they?

ProductCon

Organized by Product School, ProductCon is a 1-day conference for product people who want to learn more about managing products.

  • Date: July 2023
  • Free: Yes until April 2023
  • Where: Virtual
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: leadership, product innovation, collaboration

HCI INTERNATIONAL 2023

That international conference on human-computer interaction that is usually held in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

  • Date: Jul 23-28, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: human-centered design, research, leadership

#mtpcon Digital Americas

The summer edition of the Mind the Product conference for both Americas.

  • Date: Jul 10-14, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Virtual
  • Audience: product designers, product managers, developers
  • Common topics: leadership, future of product, product growth

August 2023 Conferences

For now, we haven’t heard about any design conferences happening in August, but we will update it as soon as we find something.

September 2023 Conferences

We’re still searching the web for 2023 conferences.

October 2023 Conferences

See October conferences for designers and product teams.

ProductCon San Francisco

Another Product School’s ProductCon event is happening in October. It is a 1-day conference for product people who want to learn more about managing products and the future of product management.

  • Date: Oct, 2023 (TBD)
  • Free: No
  • Where: San Francisco
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: leadership, future of product management, product growth

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 10-12, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: Graz, Austria
  • Audience: product designers, researchers
  • Common topics: design process, usability, sustainability

November 2023 Conferences

UXDX APAC 2023

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: Nov 14-16, 2023
  • Free: No
  • Where: San Diego
  • Audience: product managers, developers, product designers
  • Common topics: product direction, scaling design, validation, product growth

Which Design Conferences Are You Attending in 2022 and 2023?

It seems as if 2023 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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