One of the best ways to keep up with the latest trends and news in the web design world is definitely attending to the UX Conferences.
These events are also a great opportunity to learn more about User Experience and meeting with professionals in the field who share the same passion as you.
UX and Design Conferences from all around the globe happen every year and typically pride themselves with hundreds of design and research leaders coming together to sharpen their skills and abilities to think, create, discuss and inspire.
If you are someone that wants to move their design to the next level at warp speed we strongly recommend you considering to check these events out.
If you are still on the fence on whether or not these events are worth the trip, with this article we hope we can make your decision a little bit easier by giving you the absolute best Upcoming UX & Design Conferences in 2021. Here is our list.
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- UXI Live (Updated Dates)
- The UX Conference (Updated Dates)
- ConveyUX (Updated Dates)
- Deliver Conference
- Creative South (Updated Dates)
- UX Days Tokyo
- Health Experience Design Conference (Updated Dates)
- CHI 2021 Conference (Updated Dates)
- Pixel Up
- UX London (Updated Dates)
- UX Camp Europe (Updated Dates)
- Fluxible (Updated Dates)
- HCI International (Updated Dates)
- UX Australia (Updated Dates)
- Design Matters (Updated Dates)
- The Human Insight Summit (THIS)
- UX-DAY (Updated Dates)
- EPIC 2021 (Updated Dates)
- Tips: 6 Things to bring to the conference
UXI Live (Updated Dates)
May 23, 2021 | Hybrid Conference – Physical + Virtual | Israel
UXI Live is the annual conference of the UXI community in Israel, and this year it’s going to be the 13th conference to date.
The conference’s goal is to share and promote the knowledge in the UX/UI fields in Israel to the whole world. The audience is made up of UX designers, graphic designers, and product managers.
The conference will host both local and foreign speakers, who are experts in their respective fields of UX. Later on, the conference will uphold daily professionals workshops.
The UX Conference (Updated Dates)
March 1–2 2021 | London, England
With its last event, The UX Conference made a really good impression on its audience. Every minor detail was planned excellent, the quality of speakers, the diversity of topics and their relevance were very well judged, and we expect no less in the upcoming month.
With its growth in stature, The UX Conference becomes more and more recognizable as a must-attend event for anyone connected with UX.
ConveyUX (Updated Dates)
April 1-3, 2021 | Seattle, Washington, United States
The 2021 ConveyUX conference in Seattle will feature 65 sessions from 50 of the best UX leaders across three full days. Join the event between April 1–3 to explore how UX gets done.
March 12-13, 2020 | Manchester, United Kingdom
Deliver Conference is an event where people who care about making great products can come together.
And as always the conference is prepared to bring you yet another fantastic line-up of leaders, thinkers, experimenters, and doers this March.
If you are ready to work with other creative minds to make products that deliver real value to the world this conference is definitely for you.
Creative South (Updated Dates)
April 7-10, 2022 | Columbus, Georgia, United States
Creative South is probably one of the most unique and exciting conferences that happen every single year. The knowledge and value you get from attending this conference can only be matched by the experience you get meeting some of the brightest individuals in the UX and design industry.
April 10-12, 2020|Tokyo, Japan
If you happen to be in Japan or are interested to visit Japan in April, we advise you to make a stop at this event. There are plenty of awsome people exited to understand the state of UX in Japan, so why don’t you join them?
Health Experience Design Conference (Updated Dates)
April 6-7, 2021 | Online
The goal of the conference is to make a real change in the world by improving the health system through design and innovation.
The annual HXD event provides a unique crossroads for a diverse community of researchers, developers, creators, and practitioners attracting over 500 visionaries across the health ecosystem.
Join the two-day mix of inspiring presentations, workshops, and discussions to help drive real-world change.
CHI 2021 Conference (Updated Dates)
March 8-13, 2021 | Online
The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.
CHI is a place where researchers and practitioners come together from across the globe to discuss the latest trends in interactive technology.
Between April 25-30, CHI will, for the first time, take place in the beautiful city of Honolulu, Hawai to discuss new and creative ways for people to interact using technology.
May 4-6, 2020 | Cape Town, South Africa
Pixel Up puts the bar this year even higher with its three days full of more than a dozen talks and three workshops with professionals and design thinkers who’ve worked at huge companies like Google, Facebook, Shopify, and more.
UX London (Updated Dates)
June 1-3, 2021 | Online
UX London annually brings engaging industry leaders from all around the globe to present a combination of inspirational talks and exciting, hands-on workshops.
The three-day program focusses on a specific area of UX. You’ll get to hear talks from thought leaders from across the community each morning. In the afternoons you’ll get to take action in interactive workshops and each day you’ll have six amazing options to choose from.
UX Camp Europe (Updated Dates)
June 5-6, 2021 | Worldwide, online
As one of the largest unconference for UX Professionals in Europe, the 2020 edition of the UX Camp Europe will host more than 500 participants from all over the world to inspire creativity-thinking, networking and of course give them lots of fun.
Fluxible (Updated Dates)
June 7-11, 2021 | Ontario, Canada
Fluxible is Canada’s UX Festival, organized in Waterloo, Ontario where people gather to create something really special in the name of user experience.
This year you can join Fluxible to not only network but also enjoy one whole week full of user experience goodness including meetups and of course workshops.
HCI International (Updated Dates)
July 24-29, 2021 | Washington DC, USA
The period between the 24th and 29th of July, the HCI International will take residence at AC Bella Sky Hotel and Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The first three days of the conference will start with tutorials and the next three will be about Parallel Sessions with paper presentations, Poster Sessions, and the Exhibition.
UX Australia (Updated Dates)
August 24-27, 2021 | Online
UX Australia is Australia’s main and most famous user experience design conference with 13 years of making workshops and presentations that suit everyone from graduate to experienced practitioners.
Here is what to expect from UX Australia this August:
- Two days of hands-on workshops that focus on improving practical skills and techniques, learning new methods and tools, and explore new ideas in great detail.
- Two full days of local and international conference presentations covering a huge range of topics and ideas relevant to experienced experts and newcomers.
Design Matters (Updated Dates)
September 29-30, 2021 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Design Matters is not just a conference its also a place where people meet to have fun and entertainment alongside learning a great deal about UX and design.
If you wish to meet with hundreds of inspired and hard-working individuals just like you this event is a must to go.
October 12–14, 2020 | New Orleans, Louisiana
You come to THIS for the insides but stay for the networking. Between all of the amazing breakout sessions, one-on-one meetings with the research team at the Genius Bar, and product demonstrations, all of the attendees made some time for networking and fun.
UX-DAY (Updated Dates)
October 14-16, 2021 | Mannheim, Germany
With its top-class, international speakers from companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Adobe, UX-DAY has established itself as a top UX event in Germany and one of the best in Europe.
Every single year, UX-DAY draws user experience experts and those interested in the digital industry to Mannheim and offers visitors a varied program with exciting lectures.
EPIC 2021 (Updated Dates)
October 18–21, 2020 |Melbourne, Australia
EPIC is a thriving global community of practitioners doing ethnography for impact in businesses and organizations.
Last year EPIC provided the visitors with a blast of amazing experience and that’s why we believe this year will be no different.
This year’s conference theme is engaging, working across, and reframing scale in a world where “bigger, faster, easier, broader” is the prevailing framework that defines desired and expected goals.
Tips: 6 Things to bring to the conference
We have prepared a checklist of what things to pack so that you save the time planing every time you go.
Wear comfortable clothes
Conferences are business events where you spend longs hours attending learning sessions and networking with professionals. Wearing comfortables clothes can help you stay fresh and confident throughout your day. We suggest you wear cool business casuals.
Portable charger for your smartphone.
Your smartphone is a very handy device during the conference, right from capturing quick photos of presenters slides, taking notes or simply audio recording a session. The last thing you want is to have your smartphone’s battery drained. Keep a portable charger handy to avoid such situations.
Business cards for your networking sessions.
Carry enough business cards to handout whenever needed. You never know how many people you’re going to meet and want to network with.
Pen & Notebook.
Pen & Notebook for taking those take quick notes. It is one thing you should never forget.
Carry a comfortable bag.
Carry a cross-body sling bag or laptop bag to comfortably carry your things for hours and also to protect and keep all your stuff together.
A quick introduction and 30-sec pitch
Since the conference gives your networking opportunity, you should plan to give quick introductions. So prepare some conversation starter and your 30-sec pitch to use wherever the need arises.
In case if you want to learn more about 30-sec pitch or how to start a conversation with anyone, here are few links
How to Create an Elevator Pitch With Examples
The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills — and Leave a Positive Impression!
6 Elevator Pitch Examples to Inspire Your Own
Great, you made it till the end. Now you are aware of all the best upcoming UX and design conferences and events. We hope that this article has been useful to you.
Please let us know if we’ve missed anything, and as always keep creating, keep improving. Have an awesome day and stay tuned for more.
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