For purposes of clarity, we‘ve created an easy-to-understand table of contents, so you can find all the UX conferences in one place, but if you want to know more about each of them, feel free to continue reading!
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January 21-27, 2023
February 23-24, 2023
February 12-25, 2023
February 28, 2023
25 February - 3 March, 2023
In-person in Zürich, Switzerland
March 13-24, 2023
March 14-16, 2023
ACMI Melbourne & Online
March 27-29, 2023
March 28 - April 1, 2023
In-person in New Orleans, US
April 17-19, 2023
Hybrid; In-person in the Netherlands and online
April 23-28, 2023
Online and in-person in Hamburg, Germany
April 24-26, 2023
In-person in Seattle, US
6th of May 2023
In-person in Munich, Germany
May 12, 2023
In-person in Stockholm, Sweden
May 16-18, 2023
Hybrid; Online and in-person in New York City, US
June 16, 2023
In-person in Bristol, GB
June 20-22, 2023
In-person in Austin, US
August 14–16, 2023
In-person in Washington DC
August 24-25, 2023
AARHUS (Denmark) & Online
September 13-14, 2023
In-person - Vienna, AT; Online
October 11-13, 2023
Hybrid; Dublin & Online
November 3, 2023
In-person; Brighton, UK
UX conferences in February 2023
Nielsen Norman Group’s Virtual UX Conference
Date: January 21-27, 2023; February 12-25, 2023; March 13-24, 2023
Where can I attend?: Online
NN Virtual UX Conference website: https://www.nngroup.com/training/virtual/
It should come as no surprise to anyone when we say that the leading company in UX will hold its own conference. Let me present to you the Nielsen Norman Group’s Virtual UX Conference. This conference will take place on four dates. One, unfortunately, we have already missed, however, three others are upcoming, so shut up and take my money! NN’s conferences are packed with useful information that will be presented in various courses throughout the entire conference.
One thing that might interest you is the option to earn a UX certificate from one of the biggest industry leaders, so what are you waiting for?
Date: February 23-24, 2023
Where can I attend?: Online
UX Live website: https://techcircus.io/en/events/ux-live-online-3
UX LIVE, Tech Circus longest-running conference, will help you expand your wisdom of UX and User Research. Join us and some of the industry’s top UX and Design minds as they demonstrate their brilliant ideas and lessons to help you improve your practical understanding and craft of UX.
Learn from our presenters how to apply actionable insights to your routine project work, whether it’s researching and designing specific functionality for your users, building end-to-end services, or tactically marrying business and customer expectations to produce industry-leading products that work.
UX Conferences by Tech Circus
Tech Circus educates the global design community through conferences in London and online. They bring together some of the industry’s most recognizable speakers and world-renowned brands for inspirational talks, workshops, and webinars for hands-on skill development to grow the skills of attending professional designers.
Their next event you shouldn’t miss is eCom Design Summit.
eCom Design Summit
Date: February 28, 2023
Where can I attend?: Online
eCom Design Summit website: https://techcircus.io/en/events/ecom-design-summit-online
E-commerce is ever-changing. Don’t get left behind while others are keeping up with the evolution of e-commerce within their industries. At eCom Design Summit, you will learn the very practices put into place and made popular by the industry experts who designed them for the world’s top brands, including Samsung, Gumtree, Farfetch and more.
Learn the core design practices that our expert speakers have used themselves to reach their audience through leading digital products. Discover industry-proven methods as we look at the ever-developing landscape of online retail, leisure, and travel.
UX conferences in March 2023
Interaction Week 2023
Date: 25 February – 3 March 2023
Where can I attend?: In-person in Zürich, Switzerland
Interaction Week website: https://interaction23.ixda.org/
This conference is an invitation to rethink the judgment processes that drive technology design. Interaction design, like other fields, is concerned with the position of technology in entrenching social and environmental unfairness. This year we can expect to see many familiar faces within the UX community: Kate Darling, Trebor Scholz, Jason Edward Lewis, Daragh Anderson, Joëlle Bitton and James Zanoni. The program includes many talks, workshops, and so much more!
Design Research 2023
Date: March 14-16, 2023
Where can I attend?: ACMI Melbourne & Online
Design Research 2023 website: https://uxaustralia.com.au/conferences/design-research-2023
This year in Design Research, we will attempt to investigate the depth of design research practices that contribute to societal challenges such as climate change and inequality, at all levels, from initial analysis to planning and conducting. This conference will be hosted live at ACMI Melbourne and broadcast online via Zoom Webinar. We can expect to see and experience various workshops, presentations, and speakers.
Advancing Research 2023
Date: March 27-29, 2023
Where can I attend?: Online
Advancing research website: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/advancing-research-2023/
Advancing research 2023 has been an online conference for a while now, and this year is no different. This is your chance to re-evaluate the condition of the practice, consider the increasingly complex requirements imposed on research teams and leaders, and collaborate to specify clear roles, establish priorities, and maintain scalable solutions for achieving them. So don’t forget your glasses and prepare for some learning to be done!
IAC: Information Architecture Conference
Date: March 28 – April 1, 2023
Where can I attend?: In-person in New Orleans, US
IAC website: https://www.theiaconference.com/
The Information Architecture Conference (or IAC for short) has taken place for more than 24 years, and they are back again in 2023. Keynote speakers are Carrie Hane, Farai Madzima, Natalie Buda Smith and Wendy Johansson. As the name implies, this conference is meant for learning about informational architecture, continuous improvement, and much much more.
UX conferences in April 2023
UXinsight Festival 23
Date: April 17-19, 2023
Where can I attend?: Hybrid; In-person in the Netherlands and online
UXinsight Festival 23 website: https://uxinsight.org/ux-research-conference-festival-2023/
As of yet, not much is known about this festival apart from it being hybrid, but you can surely expect some great talks and workshops. This has been a leading UX conference in Europe and is not about to stop now, so stay tuned for updates!
Date: April 23-28, 2023
Where can I attend?: Online and in-person in Hamburg, Germany
CHI23 website: https://chi2023.acm.org/
Pronounced [kai], the conference will once again bring several researchers and practitioners of various ethnic and religious backgrounds under one roof to talk about human factors in computing systems and human-computer interaction. Interesting stuff!
An Event Apart
Date: April 24-26, 2023 (Seattle) August 14–16, 2023 (Washington DC)
Where can I attend?: In-person
An Event Apart website: https://aneventapart.com/event/seattle-2023
An Event Apart Seattle is a three-day forum with a strong emphasis on digital architecture, UX, content, code, and other topics. Learn more about where we are now and where things are going next.
UX conferences in May 2023
Date: 6th of May 2023
Where: Munich, Germany
DDX 2023 | UX Conference Website: http://designdrives.org/conference
Learn how to facilitate, foster and design positive business visions in emerging innovation fields. The conference brings together leading experts in UX for startups, entrepreneurship, and designing for sustainability and health ventures from companies such as IBM, BMW, SAP, air up, and others.
From Business to Buttons
Date: May 12, 2023
Where can I attend?: In-person in Stockholm, Sweden
From Business to Buttons website: https://frombusinesstobuttons.com/
This year, the conference will bring together under one roof many interesting speakers from all around the globe, with various workshops you can attend to level up your UX design game. This conference will take place in a Stockholm landmark – the Cirkus in Djurgården, Stockholm, built-in 1892!
Date: May 16-18, 2023
Where can I attend?: Hybrid; Online and in-person in New York City, US
UDXD USA website: https://uxdx.com/usa/2023/
This year, UXDX USA is centered around the effectiveness of work, productivity, and sustainability. Come to know the most recent Product, UX, Design, and Development practices, improve your T-shaped abilities, and learn how organisations are empowering teams to deliver. UXDX offers a variety of speakers, so we can guarantee you won’t be bored. Additionally, this conference is among the first this year you can attend in person. But if you cannot come in-person, don’t worry, it will also be streamed.
UX conferences in June 2023
Date: June 16, 2023
Where can I attend?: In-person in Bristol, GB
Pixel Pioneers website: https://pixelpioneers.co/
In 2022, the fourth Pixel Pioneers conference took place in Bristol, featuring talks on UX/UI design with professionals such as Paul Boag, Val Head and Gavin Strange, as well as many more! The event has also already been planned for 2023, so stay tuned and as soon as there is new information we will let you know!
UXPA International 2023
Date: June 20-22, 2023
Where can I attend?: In-person in Austin, US
UXPA International website: https://uxpa2023.org/
In 2022, the lineup of speakers was really big and interesting. There were several speakers from different companies, ranging from Microsoft to Google and IBM, as well as many others. So we are sure that 2023 will not disappoint you. This is just the beginning, as UXPA is in its early stages, but stay with us and see for yourself how this conference can benefit you.
UX conferences in August 2023
Date: August 24-25, 2023
Where can I attend?: Aarhus (Denmark) & Online
UX Nordic conference website: https://www.uxnordic.com/
Hand-picked speakers, exceptional insights, collaborative learning, and meeting new people are the four pillars and DNA of the UX Nordic. Whether you attend on-site or online, they guarantee you a fantastic day! The conference will bring together UX professionals, design enthusiasts and decision makers from all over the world!
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UX conferences in September 2023
uxcon vienna – Vienna’s first international conference for UX Research & UX Design
Date: September 13-14, 2023
Where can I attend?: In-person – Vienna, AT; online
uxcon vienna website: https://www.uxcon.at/
On September 13th and 14th 2023, the third edition of uxcon vienna will take place at Expedithalle in Vienna, bringing together 500 individuals interested in the field of user experience (UX) research and design. The conference will feature around 30 international speakers, including leaders from major organizations and experts in the field, sharing their expertise in various formats.
The event aims to create an international platform for UX enthusiasts, offering valuable knowledge transfer and opportunities for networking among young professionals. Additionally, uxcon vienna aims to connect the European UX scene with leading practitioners in the United States. The conference allows young professionals to learn from established experts, grow their professional networks, and advance in their careers.
This year, uxcon in Vienna will look into various pressing topics among the UX community, such as Advanced Research, AI & The Future of UX, Personal Development, UX Psychology, Measuring UX, Research & Design OPS, UX Writing, and Ethics & Sustainability. Among the many speakers, we can find UX researchers from many companies, including IKEA, Slack, Spotify a Google. The conference is scheduled for two days and will include workshops, interactive talks, warm-up, and party. Is it just us or are we all very excited?
UX conferences in October 2023
Date: October 11-13, 2023
Where can I attend?: Hybrid; Dublin & Online
UXDX EMEA website: https://uxdx.com/emea/2023/
UXDX will also hold an event closer to Europe, directly in Dublin, Ireland. So get your leprechauns ready, find a clover (so much for cultural stereotypes), and get ready for one of the biggest events in UX conferencing known to humankind. Details are not yet known, but stay tuned, they are sure to announce the speakers soon!
UX conferences in November 2023
UX Brighton 2023: UX and Innovation
Date: November November 3, 2023
Where can I attend?: In-person; Brighton, UK
UX Brighton 2023 Website: https://uxbri.org/2022/
UX Brighton will take place in Brighton Dome Central Hall and look at the relationship between product management and UX design. Do not miss the opportunity to buy tickets for early bird sale, every minute is precious. The lineup is not yet known.
Conferences from 2022 to keep in mind
Additionally, there are conferences on our list that have already occurred and do not yet have an update of events for 2023, but we are confident that you will find them to be interesting.
Date: June 7-11, 2022
Where can I attend?: Hybrid; In-person in Waterloo, Ontario, CA and online
Fluxible website: https://www.fluxible.ca/
Fluxible is Canada’s leading UX conference, so if you love learning, love art, love good food, and love music, what are you waiting for? Last year’s speakers included the City of Philadelphia’s UX Practice Lead, the User Research Manager at Spotify, and the Senior Director of Platform Services at Capitol One, among many others. For more updates in 2023, stay tuned!
User Research London
Date: Sept 8-9, 2022
Where can I attend?: Hybrid; In-person in London, GB & online
User Research London website: https://www.userresearchlondon.com
After a 2-year break, User Research London returned in September 2022. The event was held both in person at ETC Venues London County Hall and live for remote participation. Many interesting people were invited to the conference and the main topic was UX research. Wait for the information update for 2023 with us!
Date: Oct 5-8, 2022
Where can I attend?: Online
Amuse website: https://amuseconf.com/
The first two days of the conference were dedicated to numerous presentations, and the next two were full of interesting workshops that could be attended. There were many great speakers in 2022, but the most anticipated were the Head of UX at Google Rachel Ilan Simpson and the Head of Design at Adobe Doug Powell. As soon as the information for 2023 is updated you can find it here.
Shaping finances by design (George UX Conference)
Date: Oct 10th, 2022
Where can I attend?: Virtual & Vienna
George UX Conference website: https://ux-conf.george-labs.com/
Specialized UX design event with visionary experts, creative peers and international top speakers. Network, exchange ideas and gain insights into user experience, design processes, and most importantly: fully focus on finance.
The event took place in the beautiful city of Vienna for a limited number of participants, the agenda was sharp and the speakers were the best. But above all, George UX Conference is your opportunity to meet, interact and network with other designers working in financial services. Look forward to this event in 2023!
Date: Oct 14, 2022
Where can I attend?: In-person; London, UK
Interact London website: https://www.interactconf.com/
The headliner of Interact London 2022 was Melanie Eken – the head of Google UX Design, and with her – many other familiar faces. The theme of last year’s conference was “Designing tomorrow”. Stay tuned for more info about plans for 2023 with us!
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