The ultimate guide to the best designers’ events in 2020


The ultimate guide to the best designers’ events in 2020

For the world of design, 2020 already looks promising. Designers who are interested in learning more about the latest trends and innovations will have an abundance of events, conferences, and meetups in all parts of the world, throughout the year. If you’re keen on finding out about the novelties in the industry, sharing your knowledge and experience, and meeting fellow design professionals, we present you with the ultimate guide to design events in 2020. Head down to our list and find your next favorite design event, and let us know which of these you’ll be adding to your calendar.


January 2020

PASSAGEN Interior Design Week Cologne

January 13-19, 2020

Cologne, Germany

passagen design week

The 30th anniversary of Germany’s largest design event will feature almost 200 exhibitions and events throughout the city’s metropolitan area, that will showcase current design trends to all those passionate about art.


In/Visible Talks

January 16-17, 2020

San Francisco, California, USA

https://invisibletalks.com

in visible talks

On the first day of the In/Visible Talks event, the attendees can expect a conference with more than 10 speakers who will be discussing the expected path of design in 2020, as well as pass on some professional advice and share their design industry experience. The following day, four successful and inspiring ladies will host workshops on a variety of topics – from unleashing your career creativity to Hackaton.


DesignTO

January 17-26, 2020

Toronto, Canada

https://designto.org

designto

On its 10th anniversary, DesignTO will go above and beyond to showcase the world of design, for industry professionals to design lovers alike. The festival will encompass over a hundred events, installations, exhibitions, and projects, covering a variety of design fields such as interior, urban, graphic, landscape and industrial design, art, architecture, fashion, and crafts.


HalfStack Phoneix 2020

January 17, 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

https://halfstackconf.com

halfstack phoenix

Specifically created for web design, HalfStack is a UI-focused conference for JavaScript enthusiasts. This one-day event will provide a fun and relaxed environment to learn about all things UI.


UXCamp DC

January 18, 2020

Washington DC, USA

https://uxcampdc.com

ux camp dc

A one-day conference that gathers design professionals is being held for the 10th time this year. The organizers have prepared 24 45-minutes sessions and workshops, tailored to both design newcomers and seasoned professionals.


iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 – Jury session

January 21-23, 2020

Hamburg, Germany

https://ifworlddesignguide.com

if design award

70 high-profile design experts are summoned to take part in a three-day jury session during which they are set to examine, analyze and discuss all entries, and choose the winners of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020. The final results will be made public in February 2020.


Awwwards Conference Tokyo

January 22-24, 2020

Tokyo, Japan

https://conference.awwwards.com

awwwards conference tokyo

Certainly, one of the world’s most renowned design organizations, Awwwards, is holding its first event in 2020 in Japan’s capital. January 22nd is reserved for four all-day workshops, whereas the two following days will see more than 20 conference sessions delivered by design experts around the world.


New Adventures

January 22-23, 2020

Nottingham, UK

https://newadventuresconf.com/2020/

new adventures conference

For the fifth time, Nottingham will host some of the best designers who will provide their insights on the changing nature of design, its inclusivity, climate, and sustainability. On the first day, attendees can expect full-day workshops, whereas, on the second day, 9 speakers will delve into 2020 core design issues and questions.


13th SIG Design Theory Paris Workshop

January 27-28, 2020

Paris, France

design theory paris workshop

Paris will host experts in different disciplines such as AI, engineering sciences, cognition, data science, etc. who will discuss theoretical approaches to design in relation to management, psychology, philosophy, culture, and Artificial Intelligence.


International Conference on MSIVISM

January 29-31, 2020

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

https://www.alaipo.com

international conference on msivism

Seventh International Conference on Multimedia, Scientific Information and Visualization for Information Systems and Metrics will focus on the presence of design in various related fields. Speakers will provide their perspectives on design trends, and share industry experiences during numerous workshops, sessions, and demos.


PubliER

January 29-31, 2020

Troyes, France

https://publier2020.sciencesconf.org

publier

This three-day workshop is conceptualized as a review of peer-selected papers presented at conferences worldwide, with editors and industry experts tailoring the discussions and activities that will enable yielding innovative ideas and solutions.


February 2020

Interaction Design Education Summit

February 2-3, 2020

Milan, Italy

https://edusummit.ixda.org

interaction design summit

For the 8th time, Interaction Design Education Summit will gather an array of international speakers and hosts, who will be discussing theoretical and practical aspects of design. The two-day event will include several workshops and hands-on projects where the attendees will have the possibility to learn more about UX design teaching.


MMEP workshop on Benchmarking process modelling and management tools

February 3-4, 2020

Rostock, Germany

https://www.designsociety.org

mmep workshop on benchmarking process modelling and management tools

The workshop is intended for practitioners, researchers, and educators that are actively using tools for modeling and managing design processes, such as MS Project, Cambridge Advanced Modeller, Contact Project Office, MS Office, BizAgi, ProcessModeller, and others.


Domain Driven Design Europe 2020

February 3-7, 2020

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

https://dddeurope.com/2020/

domain driven design europe

Domain Driven Design is a software modeling and design conference where experts from inside and outside the DDD community join to cover all topics related to the field. The organizers promise practical experience, through hands-on sessions, modellathons, and workshops, as well as a number of expert talks.


Chief Customer Officers

February 5-6, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

https://cco-us.coriniumintelligence.com

chief customer officers

The two-day networking event will gather representatives from some of the world’s largest companies, such as Oracle, Siemens, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Lenovo, Airbnb, Kimberly Clark, EA and many more. Around 30 speakers will share their thoughts on business experience, employee and client culture, and inclusion of technology in everyday business.


Pause Fest

February 5-7, 2020

Melbourne, Australia

https://www.pausefest.com.au

pause fest

Mix business and creativity during Melbourne’s Pause Fest, which will gather digital innovators and change-makers for the 9th time. For the three-day event, the organizers prepared an abundance of different panels, discussions, workshops, and presentations that will cover a variety of tech issues.


Interaction 20

February 2-7, 2020

Milan, Italy

https://interaction20.ixda.org

interaction 20

Surely one of the largest design events in 2020, Interaction 20 offers 6 days of practical design inspiration, offering an education summit, retreat, workshops and a 4-day student design charrette, with 80 talks and more than 1000 participants. Interaction Week’s aim is to provide revitalizing and thought-provoking discussions for anyone who designs.


Outcome

February 8, 2020

Chandigarh, India

outcome india

The one-day conference will gather design professionals who will express their thoughts on UX design and content strategy from various perspectives such as brand voice, user research, business goals, customer success, etc.


TEI: International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

February 9-13, 2020

Sydney, Australia

https://tei.acm.org/2020/

tei conference

The 14th annual conference dedicated to presenting the latest trends in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction offers all-day studios and workshops focusing on inbodied interaction design, e-textile prototyping, embodied extensions design, etc.


Australian Accessibility Conference

February 11-13, 2020

Victoria Park, Australia
https://ozewai.org
australian accessibility conference

The conference will bring together specialists and researchers in the domain of digital accessibility, as well as government and non-profit organizations, and industry leaders, with the aim of exploring the new ideas and trends of the digital world.


Awwwards Conference

February 19-21, 2020

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

https://conference.awwwards.com

awwwards conference

Bringing together digital leaders, creatives and developers, the second this year’s Awwwards’ event offers intriguing talks on a variety of topics, such as UX design, user interface, AI, and typography. Industry leaders will give their thoughts on the cutting edge themes of contemporary design, and the attendees can participate in workshops which will be held on the conference’s first day.


Muovo vol. 5

February 21-22, 2020

Prague, Czech Republic

https://mouvo.cz

muovo vol.5 conference

A two-day festival dedicated to motion design in its every form, from video, animation, special effects to graphic design will be held for the 5th time in Czech’s capital. This year’s event will showcase the fun side of motion design, i.e. its application in video games, movies, music videos, and TV.


User Experience Hong Kong

February 21-22, 2020

Hong Kong, China

https://uxhongkong.com

uxhk conference

Since 2011, UXHK gathers professionals from a variety of disciplines, such as marketing, business, and technology, related to product and service design who are keen on sharing ideas and learning how to create a great user experience for everyone.


UXI Live

February 23-24, 2020

Rishon Lezion, Israel

https://uxilive.co.il/2020/

uxi live conference

Since 2010 Design Day is celebrated with a full day of fascinating lectures attended by around 1000 design professionals. UXI Live’s second, Leadership Day, opens its doors to experienced UX and UI designers who are keen on participating in peer learning and networking activities.


Experience Design Week

February 24-26, 2020

Denver, Colorado, USA

https://experiencedesignweek.iqpc.com

experience design week

The XD Week focuses on experience design which develops “holistic experiences inclusive of all users across all aspects of service, product or event”. More than 25 industry professionals will share their insights and tips to attendees, during the workshops and design sprint on day 1, and the following two-day conference.


Vertex

February 27-28, 2020

London, United Kingdom

https://www.futureevents.uk/vertex2020

vertex 2020 conference

The ultimate conference for 2D and 3D artists is a great place for all designers to brush up their skills and learn from industry’s leading artists and studios on a variety of topics such as VR, VFX, concept art, video games, etc.


Design Indaba

February 27-29, 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

https://www.designindaba.com

design indaba

The Design Indaba For 22 years Design Indaba has been the leader of creativity and design. The 2020 event offers 12 exhibitions and side events about architecture, product design, graphic and communication design, fashion, furniture design, design thinking, design education, etc.


ProfsoUX

February 29, 2020

St. Petersburg, Russia

https://2020.profsoux.ru/en/

profsoux conference

Top conference for designers in Russia, ProfsoUX is a one-day event that gathers international UX professionals. This year, it will host almost 50 speakers who will share their personal experiences and business perspectives on the current design issues and trends.


March 2020

The UX Conference

March 2-3, 2020

London, England

https://theuxconf.com

the ux conference

The 4th UX conference focuses on designers and marketers, and during its two-day schedule will incorporate discussion sessions and workshops held by 16 experienced designers with different backgrounds. The speakers are gathered from some of today’s largest companies, such as Airbnb, InVision, Shopify, Nike, DuckDuckGo and many more. The conference aims at creating collaboration between junior to senior UI, UX, visual and content designers through providing practical insights into design practices.


ConveyUX

March 3-5, 2020

Seattle, Washington, USA

https://conveyux.com

conveyux conference

Largest to date, the 2020 ConveyUX will host more than 50 design specialists who will be contributing their expertise at a three-day event during 65 sessions, that will encompass a variety of industry-related topics, such as design evolution, a link between research and practice, and design business ventures.


Leading Design

March 4-6, 2020

San Francisco, California, USA

https://leadingdesign.com

leading design san francisco

The conference which program is specialized for design leaders will be held for the 5th year. Industry professionals will have the opportunity to meet their peers, gain knowledge from experts, and experience a one-of-a-kind program that gathers speakers from the world’s top companies such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Netflix, Spotify and so on.


Bogota Design Festival

March 5-9, 2020

Bogota, Columbia

bogota design week

A four-day event that promotes and brings together creativity, innovation and design in industrial objects, artistic, graphic, digital, gastronomic, visual, interior design or fashion, with 25 exhibitions prepared by over 35 designers and artists.


International Conference on SETECEC

March 10-13, 2020

Venice, Italy

international conference on setecec

Ninth International Conference on Software and Emerging Technologies for Education, Culture, Entertainment, and Commerce will deal with new directions and latest advancements in Multimedia Mobile Computing, Social Networks, Human-Computer Interaction and Communicability. The call for conference contributions – papers, workshops, and demos – is open to a variety of tech fields.


NO/BS Conference

March 11-12, 2020

Melbourne, Australia

https://nobs.events

no/bs conference

A conference that promises real talk, NO/BS is a “digital reality check” event for anyone in the digital industry, fromup founders, agency owners, managers, designers, etc. More than 15 speakers will share their stories on how success in the digital doesn’t come overnight, and try to inspire and motivate all digital lovers to pursue their dreams.


Deliver Conference

March 12-13, 2020

Manchester, United Kingdom

https://deliverconf.co.uk

deliver conference

For the 7th time, those passionate about learning, sharing and leading in the realm of digital will be able to attend the Deliver Manchester Conference. The first day is reserved for workshops, whereas the second conference day will be dedicated to serious industry discussions.


SXSW

March 13-22, 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

https://www.sxsw.com

sxsw conference

A week conference dedicated to a vast array of topics, from media, social issues and health, to IT, music industry and space, SXSW offers a unique program for designers from 16th to 21st March 2020. With around 30 panel sessions where experienced design professionals will discuss design in the world of voice, screenless world, the bias in inclusive digital products and many more.


VFX Festival 2020

March 16-18, 2020

London, United Kingdom

https://www.pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk

vfx festival

The VFX Festival is an annual celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics for emerging talents to explore the creative industries, but also an opportunity for creative professionals to share their insights on award-winning productions.


Booster Conference

March 18-20, 2020

Bergen, Norway

https://2020.boosterconf.no

booster conference

Three-day conference that includes plenty of workshops, lightning and short talks, open spaces for topic discussions, as well as their “own fantastic coffee” is an all-around software conference, set up for the entire team, where you can meet fellow designers as well as peers from related industries who can help share expertise and experience.


Nairobi Design Week

March 18-24, 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

https://www.nairobidesignweek.com

nairobi design week

The festival’s mission is to highlight the importance of all design disciplines and their impact on economic, social, cultural and environmental development. Throughout seven days of the design week, visitors will see the works of more than 100 artists and designers in over 10 exhibitions dedicated to topics such as public space design, industrial design, sustainable design, interior design, furniture design, architecture, fashion design, web design, communication design and many more.


Arctic Design Week

March 18-24, 2020

Rovaniemi, Finland

https://www.arcticdesignweek.fi

arctic design week

For those who love colder weather, Lapland will be home to over 150 designers who will showcase their works on several locations in 20 design talks and workshops, design exhibitions, pop-up design shops and restaurants, an arctic fashion show and a number of other events.


Perth UX Camp

March 19-20, 2020

Perth, Australia

https://www.uxcamp.co

perth ux camp

Open to everyone keen on UX, from hard-core professionals, and students to enthusiasts, Australia’s top UX Camp, which as organizers state isn’t actually a camp, offers talks, case studies, group sessions and workshops for anyone interested in learning and collaborating with the aim of designing better UX.


Material 2020

March 20, 2020

Reykjavik, Iceland

https://material.is/2020/

material 2020 conference

The event is based around the premise that we’ve only just scratched the surface of the web’s capabilities, from design to implementation, to potential and creation.


Ignite UX

March 24, 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

https://www.igniteuxmi.com

ignite ux conference

Open to the public, this event is a one-evening gathering of 5-minute talks on a range of topics regarding UX and design.


Boston Design Week

March 25 – April 5, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

https://www.worlddesignweeks.org

boston design week

Boston Design Week is a 12-day celebration of all aspects of design, which will cover topics such as home design, interior designer, technology, product design, fashion, student design, graphic design, environmental design, architecture, furniture design, and urban planning. During the 6th annual festival, the visitors will have the opportunity to go to more than 80 events and exhibitions set up by around 80 artists and designers.


DesignMarch

March 28-31, 2020

Reykjavík, Iceland

https://designmarch.is

designmarch conference

Iceland’s most important design festival held annually, DesignMarch presents design in its various forms – from fashion to furniture, architecture to food design. This year’s festival is opening with DesignTalks, a day of lectures by internationally acclaimed designers and the foremost local design thinkers.


UX Copenhagen

March 30-31, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

https://uxcopenhagen.com

ux copenhagen conference

This year’s UX Copenhagen event gathers a dozen of professionals who will be speaking about what is influence in UX. The event’s topic – “Influence & Designing for Good” – will touch on different subjects such as DesignOps, privilege, tech for social good, ethical OS, designing against domestic violence, etc. Besides, the Copenhagen event offers plenty of hands-on workshops and networking activities.


AIGA Design Conference

March 30-April 1, 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

https://designconference.aiga.org

aiga design conference

A cross-disciplinary conference encompassing thought-provoking discussions, professional training, and meetups aimed at making positive progress in the design industry. 16 speakers will over the course of three days hold general sessions, symposia, roundtables and workshops where all designers will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and share innovative ideas.


April 2020

UIArchConf

April 1-3, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

https://uiarchconf.com

ui arch conf

A unique conference and training for UX designers and engineers, front-end developers, and all others who are involved in some aspect of User Interface Architecture. More than 15 community experts will be discussing the many jobs a UI Architect does – from coding standards, accessibility, User Experience standardization, and much more.


Creative South

April 2-4, 2020

Columbus, Georgia, USA

https://www.creativesouth.com

creative south conference

Creative South’s 10th anniversary will be celebrated during “Family Reunion”, a three-day event that will gather around 20 industry professionals who will hold various workshops and sessions.


STRP Festival 2020

April 2-5, 2020

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

https://strp.nl

strp festival 2020

The 10th anniversary event promises an “optimistic exploration into positive futurism and the role that artists and technology can play”.


Offset

April 3-5, 2020

Dublin, Ireland

https://www.iloveoffset.com

offset conference

Since 2009, Offset prides itself on being “one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries”. This year’s four-day event will cover various aspects of the industry with speakers from varying fields of graphic design, photography, animation, illustration, fashion, film, industrial design, and art.


UX Insight

April 6-8, 2020

Breda, The Netherlands

https://event.uxinsight.org

ux insight conference

UX Insight’s 2020 event focuses on creativity in User Experience designing. The three-day event starts with morning and afternoon workshops, with the second day being dedicated to discussing the agility and swiftness of the working environment, and creativity’s position there. For the first time, there will be the third day of UX Insight, which will be devoted to ResearchOps, a growing UX discipline that involves people, mechanisms and strategies.


University of Illinois Web Conference

April 8-9, 2020

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA

https://webcon.illinois.edu

web con 2020

Open for web designers, programmers, UX designers, social media and content managers, or any other web professionals, the University of Illinois’s Web Conference offers a three-day meet-up for everyone with an intriguing project, topic, or a case study to share to the event’s attendees.


UX Days Tokyo

April 10-12, 2020

Tokyo, Japan

https://2020.uxdaystokyo.com

ux days tokyo

Japan’s capital will host the three-day event dedicated especially for UX designers, with a variety of speakers and plenty of useful workshops for designers to learn and exchange knowledge.


An Event Apart

April 13-15, 2020

Washington DC, USA

https://aneventapart.com

an event apart washington dc

An Event Apart DC is a three-day conference with more than 15 sessions focused on digital design, UX, content, and code, promising its attendees deep insights into the current state, and where does web go next.


Digital Thinking

April 14–17, 2020

Austin, Texas, USA

https://designthinkingusa.iqpc.com

digital thinking conference

Calling themselves the number 1 event for Design, CX, and UX professionals, Digital Thinking’s organizers promise exciting and packed four days of “hands-on learning workshops, site tours, and keynote presentations led by innovative design thinkers from all industries”. Some of the event’s expert speakers come from the world’s most successful companies, such as Nike, Mars, LinkedIn, Visa, Bank of America, and many more.


Health Experience Design Conference

April 14-15, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

https://healthexperiencedesign.com

health experience design

Putting design to good use will be the focal point of HXD, Health Experience Design Conference, which will gather professionals who will discuss how design and innovation can improve health care, and enable real-world change.


IAC Information Architecture Conference

April 14-18, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

https://www.theiaconference.com

iac information architecture conference

Explore with all your senses the futures we face during IAC Information Architecture Conference. The organizers aim at discussing “how, when and why we encode, transmit, receive, interpret and share information”. With a stellar line-up of session speakers and workshops leaders, IAC20 offers four full-day activities, projects and meet-ups for all design-lovers.


Customer Experience Strategies Summit

April 16-17, 2020

Toronto, Canada

https://www.customerexperiencecanada.com

customer experience strategies summit

The 9th Annual Customer Experience Strategies Summit offers insight into cutting-edge technologies, recent case studies, panels, workshops, and networking. Customer experience is one of the most important aspects in small and large businesses alike, so this year’s CXS conference, that will gather speakers from Mattel, Disney, Subway, J.P.Morgan, KFC, and others, is a good choice for all UX designers.


Forward Festival

April 16-17, 2020

Vienna, Austria

https://www.forward-festival.com

forward festival vienna

Bringing together some of the best international and local design minds, Forward incorporates workshops, live art sessions, and networking events, and center-piece conference sessions, promising an exciting, learning atmosphere.


UX STRAT

April 20-21, 2020

Singapore

https://uxstrat.com

ux strat asia

This year’s UX STRAT conference comes to Asia and will explore data-informed design strategy and innovation-focused specifically on the Asian context. The conference’s first two days are reserved for presentations and discussions, whereas the last day is dedicated to a variety of hands-on workshops and meet-ups.


SmashingConf

April 21-22, 2020

San Francisco, California, USA

https://smashingconf.com/sf-2020

smashing conference san francisco

First of four Smashing Magazine’s conferences is set in San Francisco, and promises two days of front-end and User Experience dedicated to accessibility, interface design, CSS and JS, debugging and copywriting, and all other web-related problems and solutions.


UX Healthcare

April 22-24, 2020

London, United Kingdom

https://uxhealthcare.co

ux healthcare conference

Healthcare will be the focus of another UX design conference, UX Healthcare that offers three events throughout Europe. The first event, taking place in London, will bring together medical practitioners and design professionals in an attempt to improve the health care experience and embrace technological novelties into the healthcare industry.


OFFF

April 23-25, 2020

Barcelona, Spain

https://offf.barcelona

offf conference

Motion graphics, lettering, and collages will be the topics of three workshops happening throughout three days during the OFFF event in Barcelona. For its 20th anniversary, OFFF gives its attendees an opportunity to learn and work with some of the greatest names of the design world – Alex Fowkes, Thiago Maia, and David Carson.


Beyond Tellerrand

April 27-29, 2020

Düsseldorf, Germany

https://beyondtellerrand.com

tellerrand conference

The 10th jubilee of BTConf promises two days of main conference event with top keynote speakers, as well as plenty of side events, workshops, networking, and some birthday special surprises.


Ergonomics & Human Factors

April 27-29, 2020

Stratford, United Kingdom

https://events.ergonomics.org.uk

ergonomics and human factors

On the conference’s first day, attendees can expect masterclass during which CPD opportunities will be presented by keynote speakers. The two following days are reserved for presentations, discussions, and networking about design and care quality, simplicity, human performance and much more.


May 2020

Queretaro Design Week

May 2-5, 2020

Queretaro, Mexico

https://queretarodesignweek.com

queretaro design week

The most important festival of the Mexican shoal will in 2020 gather over 100 designers and artist who will, during the festival’s four days, promote and encourage design and innovation as the main engine to generate solutions to the problems of everyday life through 15 exhibitions in various city locations such as museums, public squares, galleries, old buildings, etc.


Pixel Up!

May 4-6, 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

https://pixelup.co.za

pixel up! conference africa

Africa’s premier user experience and design conference offers three days of learning, connecting, and discovering with local and international designers who deliver inspiring talks and practical skills.


From Business to Buttons

May 6-8, 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

https://frombusinesstobuttons.com

from business to buttons conference

From Business to Buttons is Scandinavia’s premier User Experience and Service Design conference, held every year in Stockholm, Sweden. The 6th and 7th May are reserved for workshops during which the attendees will have the opportunity to work together with some of the conference’s speakers. The event’s final day will see keynote speakers delivering inspiring talks and hands-on advice on how to generate business value by creating great experiences.


and&

May 6-9, 2020

Leuven, Belgium

https://www.andleuven.com/en

and& conference

A mix of conference and a festival, and& is a summit at the intersection of health, high-tech, and creativity tailored for anyone ready to immerse in innovation, music, and art performances.


Vancouver Design Week(end)

May 7-13, 2020

Vancouver, Canada

vancouver design week

VDW is a unique opportunity to: celebrate local design talent connect design makers and users; to support the design’s capacity for improving the quality of our everyday lives.


An Event Apart

May 11-13, 2020

Seattle, Washington, USA

https://aneventapart.com

an event apart seattle

A series of AEA events this time moves to Seattle. Almost 20 speakers with years of experience in differing fields of design will share their experience and advice during three days of conferences, workshops, and meet-ups.


Camp Digital

May 13, 2020

Manchester, United Kingdom

https://www.wearesigma.com

camp digital conference

An inspirational conference that brings together the digital, design and UX communities for a series of seminars exploring the latest thinking in the industry.


Pictoplasma Berlin Festival

May 13-17, 2020

Berlin, Germany

https://conference.pictoplasma.com

pictoplasma conference

Five days of inspirational talks, exhibitions, screenings, panels, workshops, performances, and parties are what expects all visitors of Berlin’s Pictoplasma Festival.


GamesUR

May 14, 2020

Montreal, Canada

https://gamesurconf.com/us/

games summit

North American gaming conference this year focuses on various aspects of players’ psychology and behavior, among which UX design. Finding and removing small issues in the User Experience can help create a well retaining and engaging game that puts the player at the center of the experience, so talks at this conference will be invaluable for all designers involved in gaming.


UXConf BR

May 15-16, 2020

Porto Alegre, Brazil

https://www.uxconf.com.br

ux conference brazil

Both experienced professionals and students who have never spoken before are welcome at “safe haven” for those who are speaking to a large audience for the first time. The theme of UXConf BR 2020 is Design with Purpose, a broader theme that affects organizations as a whole, revolving around UX Designers, Interaction Designers, Service Designers, and UX Researchers.


UX Salon

May 17-18, 2020

Tel Aviv, Israel

ux salon tel aviv

UX Salon promises two days of practical UX training and inspiration at their 2020 conference, with some of the world’s most influential speakers, designers and creative minds as keynote speakers.


Confab

May 17-20, 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

https://www.confabevents.com

confab conference

From UX to storytelling, accessibility to structure, Confab brings together those who are committed to making content more useful and usable. This year’s conference gathers speakers from high-profile companies such as BBC, HubSpot, Shopify, LinkedIn, Adobe, and many more.


DESIGN 2020

May 18-21, 2020

Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia

https://www.designconference.org

design 2020 croatia

The DESIGN Conference program offers broad exchange possibilities to researchers and practitioners, decision-makers, managers, design and engineering professionals, national or regional agencies or governmental bodies.


UXLx User Experience Lisbon

May 19-22, 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

https://www.ux-lx.com

uxlx lisbon

A line-up of more than 15 international speakers and more than 80 hours of conference talks and intensive workshops is what organizers of UXLx User Experience Lisbon have prepared, during four days of hands-on learning, training and inspiration for all UX professionals.


Łódź Design Festival

May 19-27, 2020

Łódź, Poland

https://www.lodzdesign.com

lodz design festival

Łódź Design Festival is currently East-Central Europe’s most significant and internationally organized design event that showcases different fields of design including industrial design, arts and crafts design, graphic design, architectural design, and fashion design.


ACE!

May 20-22, 2020

Kraków, Poland

https://aceconf.com

ace!

11th edition of ACE! gathers over 20 speakers during a three-day conference, including talks, workshops, and meet-ups on the topics of product management and software development, with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience.


Digital Health and Care Congress

May 20-21, 2020

London, United Kingdom

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk

digital health and care congress

2020 will be the year of putting efforts into bringing IT and medicine closer together. Digitalizing healthcare systems will be the focal point of a two-day conference in London, where speakers aim to explore case studies of digital projects taking place in health and care systems, through innovative sessions, debates, and discussions.


Ecommerce Design Summit

May 20-21, 2020

London, United Kingdom

https://ecommercedesignsummit.com

ecommerce design summit

E-commerce is a steadily growing business branch, so a two-day London-based conference will focus on the world’s most innovative e-commerce platforms, to discuss Product Design, UX and Strategy through creating a dialogue across the community, emphasizing the importance of customer-centricity within the product development lifecycle.


The Design Conference 2020

May 21-23, 2020

Brisbane, Australia

https://www.thedesignconference.com.au

the design conference 2020

The Design Conference celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and it that honor the organizers are introducing TDC Orb awards for original, responsible and balanced creative efforts. Besides, the conference’s schedule is filled with intriguing keynote sessions, process showcases, and meet and greets.


UX London

May 27-29, 2020

London, United Kingdom

https://2020.uxlondon.com

ux london conference

UX professionals and influencers will gather at UX London’s 2020 event, a three-day conference filled with thoughtful discussions, inspiring workshops, and constructive networking.


DesignOps Global Conference

May 28-29, 2020

Manchester, United Kingdom

https://designops-conference.com

design ops global conference

The preeminent global conference for DesignOps, ResearchOps, ContentOps, StudioOps, BusinesOps, and InnovationOps working in digital transformation aims at converging ideas and insights from people who are shaping Digital Design.


Front UX & Product Management

May 28-29, 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

https://www.frontutah.com

front ux and product management case study conference

A two-day case study conference that will gather more than 1000 product managers and designers offers 16 talks with audience-led Q&As, which is an excellent way to learn from extremely talented people influencing the organizations they work for and changing the way our industry looks at digital products and the way people use them.


CXI Brand Conference

May 29, 2020

Bielefeld, Germany

https://www.cxi-konferenz.org

cxi brand conference

The largest European corporate and brand identity conference where agencies and companies will present their branding projects, present solutions and offer valuable insights.


UX Camp Europe

May 30-31, 2020

Berlin, Germany

https://www.uxcampeurope.org

ux camp europe

Two days of the annual, largest unconference for User Experience professionals in Europe brings together more than 500 participants from all over the world, for inspirational talks, networking and meet-ups.


June 2020

Gdynia Design Days

June 6-14, 2020

Gdynia, Poland

gdynia design days

The seven-day festival aims to cover areas of inspiration, reflection, skills, and knowledge through presenting art in a variety of ways – from exhibitions and workshops to lectures, discussions, and panels.


Barcelona Design Week

June 11-18, 2020

Barcelona, Spain

https://www.barcelonadesignweek.com

barcelona design week

The annual Barcelona Design Week is a meeting point for companies, entrepreneurs and professionals from the sector, and an opportunity for the general public interested in creativity.


San Francisco Design Week

June 16-25, 2020

San Francisco, California, USA

san francisco design week

SF Design Week spans the entire Bay Area from Silicon Valley, Oakland to the city of San Francisco. With more than 60 studio tours and 300 events throughout the week featuring world-renowned designers, entrepreneurs, and innovative thought leaders.


LA Design Festival

June 17-21, 2020

Los Angeles, California, USA

https://www.ladesignfestival.org

la design festival

A citywide celebration of creative talent that honors the rich design culture of Los Angeles, LA Design Festival presents design shows like INTRO LA to parties, exhibitions, workshops, and conversations, that reflect the immense diversity and talent of the creative communities of LA.


Ninth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition – DCC’20

June 27 – July 1, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ninth international conference on design computing and cognition - dcc'20

The three-day conference that is bringing artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neuroscience, and computational theories to design research is preceded by two days of workshops focused on design computing and design cognition.


July 2020

HCI International

July 19-24, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

hci international conference

The six-day international conference on human-computer interaction starts with three days of Tutorials, whereas sessions, paper presentations, and the Exhibition will take place on the latter three days of the HCI event.


UX Research & Insights Summit

July 21-23, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

https://informaconnect.com

ux research summit

The UX Research & Insight Summit is a three-day conference that provides 150 UX Researchers, UX Designers, and UX strategists with a roadmap to delivering more impactful insights into User Experience and its benefits to both new and existing products and services.


Canadian Design Workshop I

July 27-29, 2020

Waterloo, Canada

https://uwaterloo.ca

canadian design workshop

The Canadian Design Workshop is a biennial workshop that aims to investigate and share information on design education unique to Canadian institutions. The workshop will focus on elevating engineering design education and research by establishing a network of design educators and researchers within the Canadian context.


August 2020

NordDesign 2020

August 11-14, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

nord design conference

The topic of this year’s Nord Design conference is dissecting the way product and service development is executed, and how does it influence innovation and operational efficiency. Everyone involved or interested in engineering design and product development are welcome to submit papers and participate in the Nordic complement of international design conferences.


An Event Apart

August 17-19, 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

https://aneventapart.com

an event apart minneapolis

Fourth of six An Event Apart conferences in 2020 will take place in Minneapolis. With 16 speakers confirmed so far, this event promises three days of serious talks about UX design and its connection with coding, content and all things web.


Beyond Tellerrand

August 24-27, 2020

Berlin, Germany

https://beyondtellerrand.com

bt conference berlin

Celebrating creativity and inspiration, BTConf is back in Berlin for the 7th time. The organizers promise motivating and educational talks, workshops and side events. The main conference takes place on the 25th and 26th of August, with workshops and other events around these two days.


UX Australia

August 25-28, 2020

Melbourne, Australia

ux australia

Four days of talks about all things UX happening for the 12th time in Australia. The conference is divided into two days of hands-on workshops focused on improving practical skills and techniques, and two-day of local and international presentations covering a range of relevant topics by experienced industry professionals.


The 6th International Conference on Design Creativity

August 26-28, 2020

Oulu, Finland

the 6th international conference on design creativity

The 6th International Conference on Design Creativity follows in the footsteps of five previous successful conferences in Japan, UK, India, and the US welcomes researchers studying the nature of design creativity from several perspectives: design, engineering, computer science, education, linguistics, management, and cognitive science.


September 2020

SmashingConf

September 7-8, 2020

Freiburg, Germany

https://smashingconf.com

smashing conference freiburg

After San Francisco and Austin, Smashing Conference is going across the pond to Freiburg, Germany. Two days and 13 young leaders who will share their experiences in the digital world.


22nd International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education

September 9-11, 2020

Herning, Denmark

https://epde.info/epde2020/

international conference on engineering & product design education

The E&PDE conference will gather education and industry representatives interested in sharing perspectives on design education. Educators, practitioners, and students from product development, engineering, and industrial design will have the opportunity to discuss current educational issues and the nature of design education today and in the future.


London Design Festival

September 12-20, 2020

London, United Kingdom

https://www.londondesignfestival.com

london design festival

London Design Festival aims to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. The Festival returns to venues and institutes across 11 design districts throughout the city, showcasing large-scale installations and commissions.


UX Healthcare

September 17-18, 2020

Frankfurt, Germany

https://uxhealthcare.co

ux healthcare frankfurt conference

The second UX Healthcare conference will take place in Frankfurt, on 17th and 18th September, where medical and IT professionals will delve into the best ways for medicine to embrace technology and benefit from it.


NEXT Conference

September 17-18, 2020

Hamburg, Germany

https://nextconf.eu

next conference

The two-day festival will explore the complexities of the digital era employing multidisciplinary perspectives, and discussing the latest trends and perspectives during a number of masterclasses, sessions, and workshops.


Design Matters

September 23-24, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

https://designmatters.io

design matters conference

Meet more than 1000 designers from all around the world during Design Matters’ two-day event, and participate in talks with outstanding designers, hands-on workshops, craft zone with non-digital artist, and a more relaxed evening programs.


October 2020

An Event Apart

October 5-7, 2020

Orlando, Florida, USA

https://aneventapart.com

an event apart orlando

Find out where the web is now and where is it heading in a three-day AEA conference in Orlando. 17 sessions focused on UX, content, design, and coding with experienced industry professionals, and the event’s organizers plan to include workshops and networking as well.


MobileHCI

October 5-8, 2020

Oldenburg, Germany

https://mobilehci.acm.org/2020/

mobile hci conference

Oldenburg will be home of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, where topics of methods, tools, models, system infrastructures and much more, in mobiles will be spoken about.


Canvas Conference

October 9-10, 2020

Birmingham, United Kingdom

https://canvasconference.co.uk

canvas conference

The first day of Canvas’s 7th annual conference is reserved for whole-day workshops about Design Sprints and Friction Mapping. On the second day, attendees can expect presentations and discussion sessions by a number of experienced professionals from companies such as Virgin Atlantic, BBC, Future Learn, etc.


UXDX Conference

October 8-9, 2020

Dublin, Ireland

https://uxdxconf.com

uxdx conference

The two-day UXDX Conference promises to bridge the gap between UX, UI, Dev and the product, with more than 40 talks, 5 hands-on workshops, and over 50 keynote speakers from Uber, Reddit, Google, MasterCard, Shutter Stock, Spotify, Lego and many more.


Design Thinking Conference 2020

October 8-9, 2020

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

https://www.designthinkingconference.com

design thinking conference

Interactive gathering of experienced design professionals worldwide invites all designers who practice what they preach, to learn and share their experiences during the two-day conference in Amsterdam, with a number of sessions and networking events and empathy as the conference’s leitmotif.


UX-DAY

October 14-16, 2020

Mannheim, Germany

https://ux-day.de

ux-day conference

For more than ten years, UX enthusiasts from sectors such as e-commerce, marketing, and industry have been meeting in Mannheim every year. The scope of the event has expanded continuously: what started as a one-day conference now includes a three-day event with masterclasses, workshops, a warm-up party, and a street food market.

15 years after the first event, idw is back for a week dedicated to design, showcasing designers and business opportunities, through symposiums, workshops, and conferences.


Amuse UX Conference

October 16, 2020

Budapest, Hungary

https://amuseconf.com

amuse ux conference

Two-day conference with 15 keynote speakers, preceded by a series of workshops on the topics of emotionally intelligent design, design for AI, and product creation is what Amuse UX’s organizers have in store for their 2020 Budapest event.


Adobe MAX

October 19-21, 2020

Los Angeles, California, USA

https://max.adobe.com

adobe max conference

Annual Adobe event that gathers several thousands of web, graphic and multi-disciplinary designers, together with creative and art directors, film, video, and motion graphics pros, photographers and other creative leaders around the world. Adobe’s conference is the world’s best place for design networking, preceded by two days of immersive pre-conferences full of productivity tips and tricks. Attendees can also get firsthand info about new Adobe product updates.


Smashing Conference

October 20-21, 2020

New York City, New York, USA

https://smashingconf.com/ny-2020/

smashing conf new york

Smashing wraps up their conference year with a two-day event in New York where all interested in design, UX, CSS, JS, and front-end will share their thoughts on accessibility, performance, privacy, and real-life case studies.


World Usability Congress

October 20-21, 2020

Graz, Austria

https://worldusabilitycongress.com

world usability congress

A two-day international UX conference that will take place for the 8th time invites over 40 speakers from different industries to share their real-world UX challenges and collaborate in multi-disciplinary workshops.


Expo 2020 Dubai

October 20, 2020 – April 10, 2021

Dubai, UAE

https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en

world expo dubai 2020

Held every five years, the world expo has previously witnessed the unveiling of the telephone, the Eiffel Tower, the X-Ray machine, the ice cream cone, the commercial broadcast television, touchscreens, and the humanoid robot. Attendees of Expo 2020 can expect to learn about incredible futuristic architecture advancements, especially in the domains of mobility, sustainability, and communication, which will be the event’s major themes.


November 2020

Beyond Tellerrand

November 2-4, 2020

Munich, Germany

https://beyondtellerrand.com

bt conference munich

After Dusseldorf and Berlin, BTConf’s next stop is Munich, where the conference is returning after 2 years. The main event, discussion sessions will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of November, whereas the final day is reserved for workshops, networking, meet-ups, and other side events.


Web Summit

November 2-5, 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

https://websummit.com

web summit lisbon

Dublin-based company Web Summit continues organizing its international events in Lisbon, Toronto, and Hong Kong. In 2019, Web Summit prided itself with some high-profile keynote speakers such as Wikipedia’s CEO, Huawei’s Chairman, President of Microsoft, American whistleblower Edward Snowden, and many others, so for 2020 attendees can expect big names as well.


The 5th International Conference on Design Engineering and Science

November 2-5, 2020

Fukuoka, Japan

https://www.jsde.or.jp/icdes2020/

the 5th international conference on design engineering and science

Themed “New Decade of Design Engineering and Science”, the 5th JSDE conference will promote strong connections between academic and industry professionals, in all aspects of design and engineering, involving the development of education and human resource.


December 2020

An Event Apart

December 14-16, 2020

San Francisco, California, USA

https://aneventapart.com

an event apart san francisco

If you want to wrap up this year in style, AEA is holding one of its conferences in mid-December, where almost 20 high-end professionals will be discussing the novelties and changes 2020 will have brought. The three-day event includes 17 sessions about UX, content, coding, digital design, and everything web.


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