This post was updated on July 10, 2019 with more conferences. If you have more suggestions, let us know on Twitter! @InVisionApp
The most valuable thing you’ll receive from a conference isn’t the free swag or the days away from your desk.
It’s the community. Exploring new cities, meeting UX-minded people, and creating relationships.
Bookmark this list of UX conferences in 2019 and free up your calendar. It’s time to open your mind. The first one starts…now!
International Conference of Experience Design 2019
July 18-21, 2019
The focus of this conference is combining business and user experience design strategies in order to react to the consumers in the experience times.
An Event Apart Washington DC 2019
July 29-31, 2019
Washington DC, United States
An Event Apart DC is a three-day conference with 17 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more, giving you deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next.
That Conference 2019
August 5-8, 2019
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
A tech conference for developers, rooted in community, exploring the internet of things, and all technologies used for mobile, web and cloud. It all happens at a giant waterpark because we are strong believers in good times.
UX & Digital Design Week 2019
August 12-16, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Over the course of a week you’ll immerse yourself in London’s tech and creative industries, exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach design and UX strategy, work with clients, and improve their services.
August 14-15, 2019
This event is designed to help product directors and user experience professionals better understand how they can work together. If you are responsible for strategic product decisions, you’ll want to know how to best leverage your the experience and insights of your UX colleagues.
August 15-18, 2019
RAD Summit is a Colorado experience built specifically for Product Designers, Product Managers, Artists, Producers, Leaders, Developers, Entrepreneurs, and people who love the fresh smell of pine. A camp-style conference for people who build awesome products.
August 19-21, 2019
San Francisco, California
Clarity is a design systems conference focused on how we work together. We provide tools and standards to scale across an increasing number of devices, platforms, and products. At Clarity, we elevate our skills through multi-faceted inclusion, empathy, technology, creativity, and collaboration.
An Event Apart 2019
August 26-28, 2019
An Event Apart Chicago is a three-day conference with 17 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more, giving you deep insight into where we are now and where things are going next.
September 3-5, 2019
Joint Futures is combining better craft, operations, and strategy towards achieving results that impact the people, the environment, and organizations to do more meaningful business. Together.
Smashing Magazine Conference 2019
September 9-10, 2019
The 8th SmashingConf Freiburg consists of one track, two days, 13 speakers, and 260 attendees, expect actionable insights for your work—right at the footsteps of the magical Black Forest.
Design Matters 2019
September 18-19, 2019
Join us in exploring minimal tech, design-based activism, and the new tools changing the way we work.
September 19-21, 2019
Big Design is a way of thinking, not just an event. It’s looking at bigger pictures and sharing them so we all grow. Experience, wisdom, and creativity solve problems.
Euro IA 2019
September 26-29, 2019
October 7-9, 2019
UXDX gives design a seat at the table, bringing designers, developers and product managers together centered around a new agile delivery model. The event takes place in Dublin, Ireland, and goes from vision, execution, to launch with the overall theme to incorporate UX better into the product lifecycle to build a better product, and speed up delivery.
October 10-12, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Join us in 2019 for a 3-day conference covering the practice and disciplines of user experience, interaction design, and information architecture.
World Usability Congress 2019
October 16-17, 2019
Graz, Styria, Austria
We proudly present you our first bunch of speeches for the World Usability Congress 2019. In total, we will present over 30 talks in four parallel tracks, 4 keynotes, and 3 workshop-style masterclasses
October 17, 2019
User experience in e-commerce, marketing, and industry. Three days of input and networking. Workshops, parties and exciting talks on digital strategy, marketing, industry 4.0, e-commerce, design, technology, user experience, and more.
Interaction South America 2019
October 31 – November 2, 2019
Interaction is the most important interaction design, user experience, technology, and innovation conference in Latin America. The theme for Interaction Latin America 2019 will be La Convergencia, as a point where geography, people, culture, technology, and ideologies meet and evolve.
Beyond Tellerrand Berlin 2019
November 4-6, 2019
Beyond Tellerrand is a conference about creative web design and development—and much more.
November 7-8 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah
Front is the product conference for UX designers and product managers. It’s four days of learning and growth, providing answers to deep organizational questions and insights into how to validate and solve the right problems in the right way.
Groningen, The Netherlands
November 8, 2019
The second year of a design and front-end development conference.
November 16-20, 2019
DesignUp is a conference and community of product creators, designers, makers and thought leaders in India and SE Asia. DesignUp is community led and volunteer driven. DesignUp also curates different events like workshops, masterclasses and meet-ups across India and in Asia.
UXSEA Summit 2019
November 18-20, 2019
UXSEA Summit 2019 is a unique UX design event, bringing UX enthusiasts together in Singapore from all over Southeast Asia.
Pick one (or more!) conferences from this list and make it a goal to attend. Do your homework, connect with other attendees before the actual event, and have an open mind.
You can only achieve so much by sitting behind a computer screen. Make the effort to travel to an in-person event and bravely approach strangers. It may feel awkward at first, but everyone is in the same boat.
After all, we’re all looking to make connections.
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Emily has written for some of the top tech companies, covering everything from creative copywriting to UX design. When she's not writing, she's traveling the world (next stop: Japan!), brewing kombucha, and biking through the Pacific Northwest.