Top 24 Upcoming UX Conferences to Attend in 2023
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Published on February 1, 2023

Top 24 Upcoming UX Conferences to Attend in 2023

Conferences are traditionally a place to learn from the best, improve and develop professionally, as well as work on our skills. Thanks to a few viruses going around, many of UX's best conferences were canceled in 2020 and 2021, but are now making a huge comeback! Let’s take a look at 24 conferences we can attend in 2023.

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!

*click on any of the conferences to jump right to their description!

Conference

Dates

Where?

January 21-27, 2023

Online

February 23-24, 2023

Online

February 12-25, 2023

Online

February 28, 2023

Online

25 February - 3 March, 2023

In-person in Zürich, Switzerland

March 13-24, 2023

Online

March 14-16, 2023

 ACMI Melbourne & Online

March 27-29, 2023

Online

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

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?

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UX Live

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.

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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!

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CHI23

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.

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UX conferences in May 2023

DDX 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!

UXDX USA

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

Pixel Pioneers

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!

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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

UX Nordic

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

Uxcon vienna website: https://www.uxcon.at/ 

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 platforms, including Booking.com, Netflix, and LinkedIn. 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

UXDX EMEA

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!

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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. 

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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.

Fluxible

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!

Amuse

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!

Interact London 

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!

Ready to learn? 

So, which one of these conferences are you most excited about attending? With these top 20 picks, you can really get into UX with the “best of the best” industry professionals. Learn and share your knowledge with some of the best UXers in the industry! If you want to learn about UX we also recommend taking a look at our list of Top UX Communities & Groups to join in 2022.

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Patrik Taliga
February 1, 2023
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