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Best Product Design Events 2024

Best Product Design Events 2024
Jana Filusova
•  18.04.2024
Events in product design, ranging from workshops to seminars and conferences, are key to staying informed and connected in this field. The guide for 2024 presents a selection of noteworthy events in product design, suitable for anyone with an interest in this area. These events serve as platforms for learning, sharing knowledge, and networking, essential for anyone aiming to advance in product design.

We’ve created a simple table to display all product design events at a single spot. For more information, just click on the name of an event. Happy exploring!

Year 2024

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Product Design Events in:

January ┊ February ┊ March ┊ April ┊ May ┊ June ┊ July ┊ August ┊ September ┊ October ┊ November ┊ December

Event

Date

Place

January 22-25, 2024

Denver, Colorado

January 31, 2024 –

February 01, 2024

Mexico City & Online

February 21–29, 2024

SF Bay Area & Live Online

March 2, 2024

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

April 21, 2024

Online

April 30, 2024 – May 03, 2024

London, United Kingdom

May 20, 2024

San Francisco, USA & Online

May 24, 2024

Stockholm, Sweden

May 29–31, 2024

Edinburgh, UK

 June 5-6, 2024

Tokyo, Japan & Online

June 11-12, 2024

Online

 June 20, 2024

Melbourne, Australia

July 17 – 21, 2024

Beijing, China

August 27–30 2024

Melbourne & Online

August 28 – 30, 2024

Aarhus & Online

September 30, 2024 – October 02, 2024

Hamburg, Germany

October 7–10, 2024

New York City, USA & Online

October 9–11, 2024

Dublin, Ireland & Online

October 28–31, 2024

Antwerp, Belgium & Online

November 5th, 2024

Vienna, Austria

November 7–8, 2024

Munich, Germany

November 11–15, 2024

London, UK

January 2024

QRCA

Date: January 22-25, 2024

Website: qrca.org

Recommended for: product designers, UX researchers, UX designers

Where can I attend? Denver, Colorado

Price from: $800 (student member)

About:

The QRCA Annual Conference is the go-to event for qualitative learning and networking, welcoming a diverse group of professionals from various fields, including product designers. It’s an excellent opportunity for gaining insights, sharing knowledge, learning innovative tools, and building meaningful connections in a vibrant atmosphere, offering value to everyone from moderators to platform providers, ensuring a productive experience for all attendees.

Stay tuned: The QRCA Conference heads to Philadelphia in 2025!

Design Matters Mexico

Date: January 31, 2024 – February 01, 2024

Website: designmatters.mx

Recommended for: UI designers, UX designers, product designers

Where can I attend? Mexico City & Online

Price from: no longer public information

About:

Design Matters Mexico centered on blending technology with humanity, spotlighting how Latin American designers craft localized solutions through indigenous and decolonized design methods. The conference underscored the significance of merging ancestral wisdom with contemporary design and technology, particularly in Latin America, to enhance inclusivity, sustainability, and social responsibility. Attendees were encouraged to embrace diverse, pluriversal viewpoints, integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles into their design practices, and to consider ethical approaches in various design fields to positively influence society and the environment.

February 2024

ProductWorld

Date: February 21–29, 2024

Website: productworld.co

Recommended for: product designers, product managers and product developers

Where can I attend? SF Bay Area & Live Online

Price from: $495

About:

ProductWorld, the world’s largest product management and development conference, co-located with DeveloperWeek, offers an opportunity for product designers to connect with over 1,500 professionals. Learn from the success stories of leading tech companies like Google and Facebook, delve into agile management, interface design, and explore new product technologies.

 

March 2024

DDX Dubai

Date: March 2, 2024

Website: ddxconference.com

Recommended for: UX designers, product designers and product managers

Where can I attend? Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Price from: no longer public information

About:

DDX Conference 2024 unites innovation and design leaders from the MEMA region and beyond to discuss how emerging technologies will shape the future of digital experiences. With past speakers from BMW, Cisco, and IBM, the conference is a prime spot for learning from the best, sharing knowledge, and networking with industry pioneers.

April 2024

1 Day Introductory Product Design Workshop for 15-18 years old

Date: April 21, 2024

Website: eventbrite.co.uk

Recommended for: young people interested in product design

Where can I attend? Online

Price from: £28.50

About:

The online Product Design Workshop is tailored for 15-18-year-olds, hosted by experts like Risa Sato. Participants will engage in sustainable product design and use Design Thinking to tackle real-world problems. The workshop aims to enhance skills such as emotional intelligence, logical thinking, and creativity, preparing attendees for future careers in multiple disciplines. Attendees will leave inspired, armed with new knowledge and foundational interdisciplinary skills. No prior experience is necessary to join.

Design thinking & innovation week

Date: April 30, 2024 – May 03, 2024

Website: futurelondonacademy.co.uk

Recommended for: 

Where can I attend? London, United Kingdom

Price from: £3,200

About:

Join Future London Academy’s 4-day ‘design safari’ to visit companies and learn about their products and services. The program includes office visits, discussions, workshops, and case studies, focusing on technology in the digital world. Network with 30 innovation leaders globally, exploring topics such as GenAI, collective intelligence, and product design. The program aims to provide insights, expert opinions, and knowledge of the latest trends, equipping you with tools for professional development.

May 2024

Design The Future

Date: May 20, 2024

Website: design-the-future.joinlearners.com

Recommended for: UX designers, product designers

Where can I attend? San Francisco, USA & Online

Price from: $89 or free (remote participants)

About:

The event is the first conference hosted by Design Buddies, initially an online community founded by Grace Ling to connect design enthusiasts. Now, with an audience of over 200,000, they’re organizing a one-day hybrid conference accessible both in-person in San Francisco and online. Attendees can expect to network, acquire new skills, and find inspiration to advance their careers. The conference will cover various topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Sustainability, Blockchain, Biotech, and Space.

From Business to Buttons 2024

Date: May 24, 2024

Website: frombusinesstobuttons.com

Recommended for: UX professionals

Where can I attend? Stockholm, Sweden

Price from: SEK 4,490 (+25% VAT)

About:
From Business to Buttons 2024 (FBTB 2024) is set for May 24, 2024, at Cirkus in Djurgården, Stockholm, and is a must-attend for professionals in User Experience, Service Design, and Product Design. The conference program includes talks and panel discussions led by experts in UX and CX fields, offering both inspiration and actionable insights. Additionally, the days leading up to the main event will feature hands-on pre-conference workshops designed to provide practical skills and knowledge. With limited seating, FBTB 2024 aims to maintain an intimate environment conducive to networking and professional development.

UX Scotland

Date: May 29–31, 2024

Website: uxscotland.net

Recommended for: designers, researchers and other user-centred professionals

Where can I attend? Edinburgh, UK

Price from: £260

About:

UX Scotland brings together designers, researchers, and product professionals in Edinburgh. With engaging keynotes, insightful sessions, and interactive workshops, it provides a platform for learning, sharing, and networking. Committed to inclusivity, attendees leave with new tools, techniques, and connections, ready to tackle user-centered design challenges.

June 2024

Design Matters

Date: June 5-6, 2024

Website: designmatters.jp

Recommended for: digital and product designers

Where can I attend? Tokyo, Japan / Online

Price from: ¥ 8,000 (livestream)

About:

Design Matters develops educational content for digital and product designers, focusing on industry challenges and the broader role of designers. The conference promotes discussions on inclusion, diversity, and social responsibility, aiming to drive DEI progress and build a global community that fosters significant change, connecting and empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds.

AI in Web Design Conference’24

Date: June 11-12, 2024

Website: events.geekle.us

Recommended for: product designers, researchers, product managers

Where can I attend? Online

Price from: $49

About: 

This online conference focuses on AI tools for web designers, featuring experts, speakers, panel discussions, startup overviews, Q&A sessions, and interactive event chat. It’s a community event for UI/UX designers to learn about AI. The conference expects over 1000 participants worldwide, organized by a company with a history of successful events. Attendees gain insights from speakers with experience in significant brands and fresh use cases. The conference includes certificates for participants.

Design Outlook

Date: June 20, 2024

Website: designoutlook.com

Recommended for: design leaders

Where can I attend? Melbourne, Australia

Price from: $500

About:

Design Outlook (DO24: High Fidelity) offers an unparalleled day of insight, innovation, and inspiration with 32 local and international design leaders. The event includes talks and workshops designed to enhance creativity and broaden perspectives for designers at all levels, from junior to executive across different disciplines.

 

July 2024

IXDC 2024

Date: July 17 – 21, 2024

Website: ixdc.org

Recommended for: UX designers, UX professionals

Where can I attend? Beijing, China

Price from: to be determined

About:

IXDC 2024 is a leading UX design conference in China, taking place from July 17-21 at Beijing’s China National Convention Center. Hosted by major tech and educational institutions, the event celebrates 13 years as a hub for professionals to exchange ideas in design innovation and excellence. IXDC expected to advance conversations about the impact of design in business and societal contexts and support the expansion of the UX design community.

August 2024

UX Australia 2024

Date: August 27–30 2024

Website: uxaustralia.com.au

Recommended for: UX, product and service designers

Where can I attend? Melbourne & Online

Price from: not public

About:

The 16th edition of UX Australia, the country’s leading conference on UX, product, and service design, will be held in Melbourne and broadcast live via Zoom Webinar from August 27-30, 2024. The event features workshops and presentations focused on a wide range of disciplines, including research, content, and operations.

The International UX Conference

Date: August 28 – 30, 2024

Website: uxnordic.com

Recommended for: Designers, Researchers, Writers and UI Developers

Where can I attend? Aarhus / Online

Price from: 380 EUR

About: 

The International UX Conference connects designers, researchers, writers, and UI developers from across the globe. Featuring guest speakers and workshops, this event offers a social program tailored for professionals eager to expand their networks and enhance their skills. Join to explore the latest in UX trends and practices.

September 2024

prompt: UX 2024

Date: September 30, 2024 – October 02, 2024

Website: promptux.ai

Recommended for: designers, researchers, writers, or UX leaders

Where can I attend? Hamburg, Germany

Price from: 300 €

About:

Join us at the forefront of AI and User Experience Design with this leading-edge conference. This event is perfect for designers, researchers, writers, and UX leaders looking to explore the transformative effects of AI on digital products. Don’t miss this chance to advance your career and make a significant impact on your work in the dynamic field of AI.

October 2024

SmashingConf New York 2024

Date: October 7–10, 2024

Website: smashingconf.com

Recommended for: designers and front-end developers

Where can I attend? New York City, USA & Online

Price from: $349 (for students)

About:

SmashingConf New York 2024 returns October 7–10. This friendly and inclusive event caters to designers and front-end developers, focusing on accessibility, React, design systems, AI, and UX writing. The conference offers a chance to enhance your skills with 12 speakers and 6 deep-dive workshops. Experience it the smashing way, whether attending in person or online!

UXDX EMEA

Date: October 9–11, 2024

Website: uxdx.com

Recommended for: Product, UX, Design and Dev specialists

Where can I attend? Dublin, Ireland & Online

Price from: €239 (online)

About:

Join UXDX EMEA to break down barriers between product, UX, design, and development, learning to build better products. Featuring speakers from Reddit, GitHub, Uber, Google, and more, meet leaders sharing experiences, insights, and challenges.

SmashingConf Antwerp

Date: October 28–31, 2024

Website: smashingconf.com

Recommended for: designers and UI engineers

Where can I attend? Antwerp, Belgium & Online

Price from: €324 (for students)

About:

Experience SmashingConf Antwerp 🇧🇪, a conference for web enthusiasts, featuring sessions on usability, design systems, product design, and UX challenges. Join online or in-person at the Bourla in Antwerp, Belgium 🍫, from October 28–31, 2024. Enjoy 2 days of learning with 12 speakers and 6 workshops, along with networking opportunities and fun events like morning runs and waffle walks.

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November 2024

George UX Conf 2024

Date: November 5th

Website: ux-conf.george-labs.com

Recommended for: UX designers, UX researchers, UX writers working in fintech or banking

Where can I attend? On site in Vienna Austria & Online

Price from: EB ticket 270 EUR

About: The George UX Conf is a unique design conference focused on the banking and finance sector. Visionary experts will give insights into user experience, design processes, and the future of money. Connect, exchange ideas, and gain insights while building a community with like-minded peers.

Keynote Speakers: Coming soon

PUSH UX 2024

Date: November 7–8, 2024

Website: push-conference.com

Recommended for: UX designers, product designers, UX specialists

Where can I attend? Munich, Germany

Price from: €199 (for students)

About:

PUSH UX 2024, a conference active since 2012 and organized by a committed group of practicing designers, prioritizes the advancement of the digital interactive field. With a decade of experience and a focus on feedback, the event continually improves, introducing new interactive sessions and valuable elements to enhance participant experience.

Product Design Week

Date: November 11–15, 2024

Website: techcircus.io

Recommended for: product designers, UX designers

Where can I attend? London, UK

Price from: £330

About:

Product Design Week returns for 2024, offering a platform to enhance your skills and explore the secrets of design across various fields. Learn from experts and discover the broader impact of design on company success. Collaborate with diverse teams and take the first step towards mastering your craft.

December 2024

We are not aware of any events for product designers in December.

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