Are you ready to take your UX design and user research skills to the next level? Well, you're in luck, because 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for conferences in the field of UX design and user research. 

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, these events are the perfect opportunity to learn from industry experts, network with like-minded individuals, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices. 

From in-person to virtual events, and covering a wide range of topics such as research, user experience, and more, this article highlights some of the top UX conferences to attend in 2024. 

So, mark your calendars and get ready to take your design and research skills to the next level!

Date

Event

Location

January 12–13, 2024

UX Now: https://www.uxnow.org

New Delhi, India

January 25–26, 2024

10X Conference: https://10xdesigners.co/conference

Virtual

January 30–31, 2024

UX360 Research Virtual: https://www.virtual.ux360summit.com

Virtual

February 6, 2024

Great Research: https://great-research.joinlearners.com/

Virtual and San Francisco, USA

February 20–22, 2024

Axe-Con: https://www.deque.com/axe-con

Virtual

February 27–29, 2024

ConveyUX: https://conveyux.com

Virtual and Seattle, Washington, USA

March 2, 2024

DDX Dubai 2024: https://www.ddxconference.com/ddx-24-dubai

Dubai, UAE

March 18–21, 2024

ACM IUI 2024: https://iui.acm.org/2024

Greenville, South Carolina, USA

March 20–21, 202

‍UX Copenhagen: https://uxcopenhagen.com

Virtual and Copenhagen, Denmark

March 25–26, 202

Advancing Research 2024: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/advancing-research-2023/advancing-research-2024/

Queens, New York, USA

April 9–13, 2024

2024 IAC: The Information Architecture Conference: https://www.theiaconference.com

Seattle, Washington, USA

April 11

Insight Out Conf 2024: https://dovetail.com/insightout/

Virtual and San Francisco, USA

April 11–12, 2024

UX Healthcare Europe: https://uxhealthcare.co

London, UK

April 15–18, 2024

UXinsight Festival 24: https://uxinsight.org/ux-research-conference-festival-2024/

Virtual and Breda, Netherlands

May 6–7, 2024

Leadership Ateliers Barcelona: https://www.leadershipateliers.com/barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

May 11, 2024

DDX Munich 2024: https://www.ddxconference.com/ddx-24-munich

Munich, Germany

May 15–16, 2024

Leadership Ateliers Berlin: https://www.leadershipateliers.com/berlin

Berlin, Germany

May 15–17, 202

‍UXDX USA 2024: https://www.uxdx.com/usa/2024

Virtual and New York City, New York, USA

May 16–17, 2024

UX360 Research Europe: https://www.eu.ux360summit.com

Berlin, Germany

May 20, 2024

Design The Future: https://design-the-future.joinlearners.com/

Virtual and San Francisco, USA

May 21–24, 2024

User Experience Lisbon: https://www.ux-lx.com

Lisbon, Portugal

May 24, 2024

From Business to Buttons Conference: https://frombusinesstobuttons.com

Stockholm, Sweden

May 29–31, 2024

UX Scotland: https://uxscotland.net

Edinburgh, UK

May 30–31, 2024

URCA! 2024: https://www.urca.live

Milan, Italy

June 6, 2024

UXRConf 2024: https://joinlearners.com/uxrconf/

Virtual and San Francisco, USA

June 12–13, 2024

Quant UX Con 2024: https://www.quantuxcon.org

Virtual

June 14, 2024

Pixel Pioneers: https://pixelpioneers.co

Bristol, UK

June 18–19, 2024

UX Healthcare Europe: https://uxhealthcare.co

Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 18–20, 2024

UX London 2024: https://2024.uxlondon.com

London, UK

June 24–27, 2024

‍UXPA International 2024: https://uxpa2024.org

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

June 26–27, 2024

Config 2024: https://config.figma.com

Virtual and San Francisco, USA

July 17–21, 2024

IXDX 2024: https://ixdc.org/2024

Beijing, China

August 28–30, 2024

‍UX Nordic: https://www.uxnordic.com

Virtual and Aarhus, Denmark

September 4–5, 2024

UX Design Summit (UXDG) 2024: https://www.uxdgsummit.com

Virtual

September 4–6, 2024

Hatch Conference 2024: https://www.hatchconference.com

Virtual and Berlin, Germany

September 9–11, 2024

SmashingConf Freiburg 2024: https://smashingconf.com/freiburg-2024

Virtual and Freiburg, Germany

September 19–20, 2024

UXCon Vienna: https://www.uxcon.at

Virtual and Vienna, Austria

September 19–20, 2024

UX Healthcare Europe: https://uxhealthcare.co

Berlin, Germany

September 25–27, 2024

UX Healthcare Europe: https://uxhealthcare.co

Prague, Czech Republic

October 7–8, 2024

Intersection Conference: https://www.intersection-conference.eu

Turin, Italy

October 7–10, 2024

SmashingConf New York 2024: https://smashingconf.com/ny-2024

Virtual and New York City, USA

October 9–11, 2024

UXDX EMEA: https://www.uxdx.com/emea/2024

Virtual and Dublin, Ireland

October 15–17, 2024

World Usability Congress: https://worldusabilitycongress.com

Graz, Austria

October 23–25, 2024

‍Design Matters 2024: https://designmatters.io

Virtual and Copehagen, Denmark

October 28–31, 2024

SmashingConf Antwerp: https://smashingconf.com/antwerp-2024

Virtual and Antwerp, Belgium

November 1, 2024

UX Brighton: https://uxbri.org/2023

Brighton, UK

November 7–8, 2024

PUSH UX 2024: https://push-conference.com/ux-2024

Munich, Germany

January

UX Now
Date: January 12–13, 2024
Location: New Delhi, India
Website: https://www.uxnow.org
UX Now is an annual design conference being held in-person in New Delhi. The event features a mix of speakers, workshops, and a design competition. Speakers at this year’s event come from companies such as Capital One, Google, Microsoft, and Expedia.

10X Conference
Date: January 26–26, 2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://10xdesigners.co/conference
A two-day virtual conference with more than 29 design talks, networking, portfolio critiques, and more.

UX360 Research Virtual
Date: January 30–31, 2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://www.virtual.ux360summit.com
In this virtual summit, UX360 will showcase the latest UX and design research – from planning and conducting, to analysis and the implementation of UX insights. The conference includes presentations from top UX researchers from the world’s largest brands, interactive panel discussions and 1:1 meetings. This is a conference for UX researchers to learn, be inspired, and network.

February

UX conferences 2024

Great Research
Date: February 6, 2024
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://great-research.joinlearners.com/
This one-day event is designed and curated by Colette Kolenda, Senior User Researcher Spotify. The event is targeted towards senior researchers and managers who want to make research – not just researchers – successful at their company.

Axe-Con
Date: February 20–22, 2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://www.deque.com/axe-con
Axe-con is the world’s largest digital accessibility conference for developers, designers, and accessibility professionals. The three-day, multi-track conference is designed to help further your digital accessibility efforts, and registration is free.

ConveyUX
Date: February 27–29, 2024
Location: Virtual and Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: https://conveyux.com/
ConveyUX is being held in-person and online in 2024. Learn the latest in UX, grow your skills, and connect with like-minded peers around the world. You’ll learn how industry experts are adapting their processes in an AI-driven era and walk away with new strategies and insights you can implement.

March

DDX Dubai 2024
Date: March 2, 2024
Location: Dubai, UAE
Website: https://www.ddxconference.com/ddx-24-dubai
The mission of the DDX conference is to empower digital innovators to drive positive impact. The event will feature speakers from Footprint Intelligence, Meta, IKEA, and Google.

ACM IUI 2024
Date: March 18–21, 2024
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Website: https://iui.acm.org/2024
IUI2024 is where researchers and practitioners meet and discuss state-of-the-art advances at the intersection of AI and human-computer interaction (HCI). The theme for this year’s event is resilience, and covers a wide variety of topics, such as COVID-19 recovery, organizational cyber resilience, economic growth and stability, climate change recovery, and intelligent user interface resilience.

UX Copenhagen
Date: March 20–21, 2024
Location: Virtual and Copenhagen, Denmark 
Website: https://uxcopenhagen.com
UX Copenhagen is Denmark’s human experience conference, covering topics like UX, content, strategy, and research. The conference spans two days and includes talks from local and international speakers, workshops, and networking. The theme for this year’s event is “degrowth and consumerism.”

Advancing Research 2024
Date: March 25–26, 2024
Location: Queens, New York, USA
Website: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/advancing-research-2023/advancing-research-2024
Advancing Research 2024 is a chance to assess the state of research and consider the increasingly complex demands being placed upon research teams and leaders. This year’s event will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York. The main conference will be held March 25–26, with in-person workshops on March 27.

April

UX conferences 2024

2024 IAC: The Information Architecture Conference
Date: April 9–13, 2024
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: https://www.theiaconference.com
‍The Information Architecture Conference is the leading event for academics and practitioners of IA. The theme for this year is “IA in the age of AI: Designing intelligent information landscapes.”

Insight Out Conf 2024
Date: April 11
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://dovetail.com/insightout/
Inside Out is Dovetail’s global conference for customer-obsessed product people. This full-day hybrid conference explores the insights that drive innovators, creators, and problem-solvers to build world-changing products. It features speakers from product, design, and research, including those from Netflix, Uber, and Twitch, among others.

UX Healthcare Europe
Date: April 11–12, 2024
Location: London, UK
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of health care professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.

UXinsight Festival 24
Date: April 15–18, 2024
Location: Virtual and Breda, Netherlands
Website: https://uxinsight.org/ux-research-conference-festival-2024
Now in its eith year, UXinsight is happening in-person and online. UXinsight is the largest European community for everyone passionate about UX research.

May

Leadership Ateliers Barcelona
Date: May 6–7, 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Website: https://leadershipateliers.com/barcelona
A hands-on conference where design leaders and those transitioning to leadership mix and match different masterclasses and workshops, and share meals and time together. Only 60 spots available.

DDX Munich 2024
Date: May 11, 2024
Location: Munich, Germany
Website: https://www.ddxconference.com/ddx-24-munich
The mission of the DDX conference is to empower digital innovators to drive positive impact. The theme for this event is augmented creativity and innovation, and will feature 30 speakers, 8 workshops, and 400 guests.

Leadership Ateliers Berlin
Date: May 15–16, 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: https://leadershipateliers.com/berlin
After the success of Leadership Ateliers as part of the Hatch Conference, this event returns in a 2-day format. Early design leaders can mix and match different workshops and masterclasses, and share meals and time together. Only 80 spots available.

‍UXDX USA 2024
Date: May 15–17, 2024
Location: Virtual and New York City, New York, USA
Website: https://www.uxdx.com/usa/2024
UXDX USA breaks down the barriers between product, UX, design and dev so you can learn to build better products. This year there will be speakers from Shopify, Verizon, Salesforce, Comcast, and more.

UX360 Research Europe
Date: May 16–17, 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: https://www.eu.ux360summit.com
Following their virtual event being held in January, UX360 is back with an in-person event in Berlin. The event will showcase the latest UX and design research – from planning and conducting, to analysis and the implementation of UX insights. The conference includes presentations from global thought leaders and international brands, interactive panel discussions, and 1:1 meetings. This is a conference for UX researchers to learn, be inspired, and network with peers.

Design The Future
Date: May 20, 2024
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://design-the-future.joinlearners.com/
This one-day hybrid conference is being held in-person in San Francisco and online. Make new connections, gain new skills, and be inspired to take your career to the next level. Topics include artificial Iintelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, sustainability, blockchain, biotech, space, and more.

User Experience Lisbon
Date: May 21–24, 2024
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Website: https://www.ux-lx.com
‍An in-person event, User Experience Lisbon brings together talks from speakers in the UX industry, along with hands-on workshops.

From Business to Buttons Conference
Date: May 24, 2024
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Website: https://frombusinesstobuttons.com
‍From Business to Buttons is a user experience and service design conference held in-person in Stockholm, Sweden. The focus of this year’s conference is “Movement – Sparking change in a complex world,” and attendees are invited to reflect on their role and learn how design can mitigate risks, ignite change, and make systems thinking empathic.

‍UX Scotland
Date: May 29–31, 2024
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Website: https://uxscotland.net
UX Scotland is a conference for designers, researchers and other user-centred professionals to come together to learn, share and connect with the community.

URCA! 2024
Date: May 30–31, 2024
Location: Milan, Italy
Website: https://www.urca.live
Now in its second year, URCA! is an Italian conference that gathers ideas, experiences, and stories from the user research world. This year’s event will focus on methodologies, case studies, innovation and new tech, and research and design maturity.‍

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June

UXRConf 2024
Date: June 6, 2024
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://joinlearners.com/uxrconf/
UXRConf 2024 will take place on June 6 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. You can attend in person or online, and listen to talks about innovative problem-solving in research.

Quant UX Con 2024
Date: June 12–13, 2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://www.quantuxcon.org
Now in its third year, Quant UX Con is the first conference dedicated to the field of quantitative UX research. This year’s virtual event is being scheduled across all time zones worldwide using a follow-the-sun model (so sessions will begin in the US, then move to Asia, Europe, and back to the US over 32 hours), so there's bound to be talks happening in your timezone no matter where you're based.  

Pixel Pioneers
Date: June 14, 2024
Location: Bristol, UK
Website: https://pixelpioneers.co
Pixel Pioneers is a community conference for frontend developers and UX/UI designers with a focus on actionable takeaways.

UX Healthcare Europe
Date: June 18–19, 2024
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of health care professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.

UX London 2024
Date: June 18–20, 2024
Location: London, UK
Website: https://2024.uxlondon.com
This three-day conference covers all aspects of the design process, from user research and product design through to design ops and design systems. Each day features talks followed by practical hands-on workshops.

‍UXPA International 2024
Date: June 24–27, 2024
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Website: https://uxpa2024.org
‍UXPA International 2024 is being held in-person in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event provides interactive opportunities for members and the UX community to learn, have fun, and collaborate.

Config 2024
Date: June 26–27, 2024
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://config.figma.com
Config is a global design conference hosted by Figma, being held virtually and in-person in San Francisco. This year’s event is designed to connect a dynamic community of builders to the future of product development, with more than 75 speakers, 50 sessions, and 8000 attendees.

July

IXDX 2024
Date: July 17–21, 2024
Location: Beijing, China
Website: https://ixdc.org/2024
The International Conference of Experience Design, held in-person in Beijing, brings together design leaders, business leaders, product designers, and researchers to network and share their thoughts and insights.

August

UX Nordic
Date: August 28–30, 2024
Location: Virtual and Aarhus, Denmark
Website: https://www.uxnordic.com
‍Held in-person and virtually, UX Nordic brings together case studies, talks, workshops, and networking events.

September

UX conferences 2024

Hatch Conference 2024
Date: September 4–6, 2024
Location: Virtual and Berlin, Germany
Website: https://www.hatchconference.com
The conference for senior designers and leaders returns to Berlin and online, bringing relevant topics for European designers in its multi-day, multi-track format. Join expert keynotes, workshops, and classes from the best companies in Europe and the world. You can apply for an invitation to purchase tickets from March 15th.

SmashingConf Freiburg 2024
Date: September 9–11, 2024
Location: Virtual and Freiburg, Germany
Website: https://smashingconf.com/freiburg-2024
Now in its twelfth year, SmashingConf Freiburg is all about front-end, UX, and design. There will be a focus on design systems, accessibility, CSS, JavaScript, web performance, and cutting-edge techniques.

UXCon Vienna
Date: September 19–20, 2024
Location: Virtual and Vienna, Austria
Website: https://www.uxcon.at
‍This hybrid event is Vienna’s first international conference for UX research and UX design. It aims to build a connection between the UX scene in Europe and the USA. This year’s event will cover topics such as UX psychology, UX, AI and the future of UX, ethics and sustainability, and accessibility and inclusive design.

UX Healthcare Europe
Date: September 19–20, 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of health care professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.

UX Healthcare Europe
Date: September 25–27, 2024
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of health care professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.

October

Intersection Conference
Date: October 7–8, 2024
Location: Turin, Italy
Website: https://www.intersection-conference.eu
Now in its sixth year, Intersection Conference is being held in-person in Turin. The goal of the event is to create a place where people can share the processes and methodologies behind highly-usable technological products designed to make a positive impact on the world.

SmashingConf New York 2024
Date: October 7–10, 2024
Location: Virtual and New York City, USA
Website: https://smashingconf.com/ny-2024
A friendly and inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers. The event will take place over four days, with two workshop days (with six practical workshops), and two conference days. The conference is single-track with 12 speakers, 300–400 attendees, and a handful of side events.

UXDX EMEA
Date: October 9–11, 2024
Location: Virtual and Dublin, Ireland
Website: https://www.uxdx.com/emea/2024
UXDX EMEA breaks down the barriers between product, UX, design and dev so you can learn to build better products. This year there will be speakers from Reddit, GitHub, Uber, Google, and more.

World Usability Congress
Date: October 15–17, 2024
Location: Graz, Austria
Website: https://worldusabilitycongress.com
The World Usability Congress is a global leading UX expert and strategy conference. This year, there will be over 50 speakers from different industries sharing their real-world UX challenges and collaborating with attendees in multi-disciplinary workshops.

Design Matters 2024
Date: October 23–25, 2024
Location: Virtual and Copehagen, Denmark
Website: https://designmatters.io
‍Held in-person in Copenhagen, Design Matters is a conference on digital design. It brings together the digital design community to explore and inspire each other to innovate in the digital design space.

SmashingConf Antwerp
Date: October 28–31, 2024
Location: Virtual and Antwerp, Belgium
Website: https://smashingconf.com/antwerp-2024
From Smashing Magazine, SmashingConf Antwerp is conference focusing on usability, design systems, product design, and UX challenges. The event will feature speakers, deep-dive workshops, and other meet-ups.

November

UX Brighton
Date: November 1, 2024
Location: Brighton, UK
Website: https://uxbri.org/2023
Held in-person, UX Brighton is one of the premier UX events held in Europe.

PUSH UX 2024
Date: November 7–8, 2024
Location: Munich, Germany
Website: https://push-conference.com/ux-2024
Active since 2012, PUSH is run by a group of designers who care about the advancement of the digital interactive field. At this year’s event there will be a range of interactive sessions, in addition to talks, workshops, and an exhibition.

We'll be updating this article as new conferences are announced. Have an event that you'd like us to add to the list? Feel free to get in touch with the details.

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